Simulation & Measurement
Finite element analysis (FEM) is a powerful tool to predict the performance of any component or system in the design phase. MECAL uses these tools to build a virtual prototype and predict whether your design will function according to the design specifications. With this model based design approach we minimize risks and enable you to build your product or prototype first time right. MECAL has an experienced team of qualified analysts with specializations in a broad range: strength, stiffness, dynamics, temperatures and fluid dynamics.
To quantify unknown parameters from a system such as deformation, temperatures and dynamical behaviour MECAL supports customers using special tools to measure these parameters.
Dynamical Simulation & Measurement
All developments and innovations in mechatronics design are focused on improved accuracy, higher throughputs and better reliability. Our development approach – first time right- is vital to achieve the design goals and commit for the stringent time to market constrains.
We are specialised in supporting our customers with a high level of dynamical analyses, simulation methods and tools to optimise a mechatronic design at an early stage of the development process to meet the design specifications.
In the prototype or qualification stage of a development process MECAL supports with dynamic measurements to qualify mechanical behaviour of equipment.
Thermal Simulation & Measurement
In today’s mechatronic systems that work in the micro- or nanometer accuracy range, the thermal-(mechanical) characteristics of every system’s component is of critical importance for the system performance. Thermo-mechanical deformations can lead to significant positioning inaccuracies, while in solar cell manufacturing the control of the thermal process is the key to increase yield performance.
At MECAL, we are specialists in thermal-(mechanical) modeling and analysis of a mechatronic system to support our customers in optimising the thermal characteristics of a design.
In the prototype or qualification stage, MECAL offers thermal measurement services to characterise thermal behaviour and determine critical thermal parameters.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to analyse and solve or improve performance limitations that result from fluid flows. Examples can be found in the control of contamination levels throughout a system, in thermal conditioning and in systems where disturbance forces are applicable on fast moving stages (aerodynamics). At MECAL we use tools, such as Fluent and custom made tools to simulate the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces defined by boundary conditions.
For more information, please contact our business unit Semicon Product Development.