Microtecna Engineering Via Roncaglia, 5 CH-6883 Novazzano

MEASURING & SENSOR SYSTEMS

Today’s Industry 4.0 approach requires that information are spreaded through different contexts in order to achieve new performances and results. These informations must be acquired using the best industrial-grade sensors and measurement systems.


With us you will find experts for the concept, design and implementation of tailor-made measurement systems and sensor solutions. 
We will find the best technology for you, as well as the right method to apply the chosen measurement principle for the specific task. 
To do this, we plan experiments for you and carry out series of measurements on site as well as in the laboratory. The data and signals collected are analysed and evaluated by our experts. The results are documented in appropriate reports. Finally, we discuss the results with you in detail.
Once a technology has been choosen we can manage the development and industrialization of embedded measurement solutions or we can integrate industrial sensors inside custom-built automation platforms.

Our Competences in Details
Manufacturer-independent sensors , for example:

  • Optical sensors

  • Digital cameras, intelligent camera systems (including stereo and hi-speed cameras)

  • 2D/3D laser scanners and point-clouds management

  • Temperature, force, pressure, power sensors

Understanding of complex (measurement) systems
Software design
Development of algorithm
Realization of specific sensors and evaluation units
Integration into existing infrastructures

Microtecna developed different profiling & Image processing solutions using 3D lidars and other scanning technologies. 
These solutions are fully customized on customer’s needs in terms of accuracy, costs and performances.
They can be based both on industrial-grade devices or on embedded technologies and can be integrated in automation architectures or IPC-based architectures.

Technologies: WINDOWS, PLC, LIDAR, SENSOR FUSION

3D Profiling & Image Processing Applications

Keywords: PROFILING, PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, QUALITY

A hybrid (PLC/IPC) platform tailored to manage test session on electrical generators.
The solutions is composed of a SAFE-PLC that continuously check plant and operators’ security through various industrial-grade safety sensors. At the same time PC-based services acquire and dispatch all the informations necessary to control and observe the test processes. These informations and all safety/process events are stored in a hi-performance certified database. Operators control and monitor the system via multiple web-interfaces and the system is connected with factory’s MES (tailored by Microtecna).

Technologies: SAFETY, WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS

Electrical Generators Test Bench Platform

Keywords: SAFETY, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

An hybrid (PLC/IPC) web-platform tailored to manage an electric-transformers’ test laboratory.
The solutions is composed of multiple SAFE-PLCs that continuously check plant and operators’ security through various industrial-grade safety sensors. At the same time PC-based services acquires and dispatches all the informations necessary to control and observe the test processes. These informations and all safety and process events are stored in a hi-performance certified database. Operators control and monitor the system via multiple web-interfaces and the system is connected with factory’s MES.

Technologies: SAFETY, WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS

Electric Transformers Test Laboratory Management System

Keywords: SAFETY, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Industrial hybrid (Automation/IT) Platform capable to monitor and acquire navigation data using sensor-fusion technologies. 
IDRA is a next-generation rugged, multi-channel, plug n’play, winch line control, wireline monitoring and tensiometer instrumentation platform integrated with IMU and GPS sensors.
Optimized for harsh-environments and demanding commercial and oceanographic applications this platform can acquire all process data and storage them in secure cloud servers in order to provide solid traceability and condition monitoring informations.

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, EMBEDDED

IDRA Platform

Keywords: NAVIGATION, PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, PLUG N’ PLAY

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of climatic test rooms with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices and sensors to guarantee the maximum test performances and quality. 
The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. The system stores all the process-data on an internal scalable database. The solution is integrated with an internal PDA module (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee full traceability of the test process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Control & Management of Climatic Test Rooms

Keywords: TEST, CLIMATIC, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Industrial hybrid (Automation/IT) Platform capable to perform volumetric estimations on large environments using sensor-fusion technologies. 
Based on different kind of sensors (including lidars’ point clouds) and industrial-grade automation technologies, these solutions are optimized for harsh-environments. This platform can acquire accurate volumetric data and store them in secure cloud servers in order to provide a solid monitoring of the observed areas.

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, LIDARS, POINT CLOUDS

Volumetric Measurement System

Keywords: MONITORING, TRACEABILITY, HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, LOGISTICS, STATISTICS

Compact and smart platform able to perform real-time measurements of various physical quantities related to metallurgical processes. Based on custom electronics created and certified for harsh environment, this platform can perform tests and automatically store the acquired data inside a unique database. Data communication and storage are encrypted in order to guarantee the maximum safety. Operators can easily access the platform from notebooks of smartphones using a web-based interface.

Technologies: ARM, RTOS, SENSORS, SAFETY, ENCRYPTION, WEB, RDBMS, WINDOWS, WIFI

Metallurgical Measurement Platform

Keywords: HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, TRACEABILITY, PLUG N’ PLAY, QUALITY

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