Product Development

Decades of experience in the development and industrialization of mechatronic products gives you the security to obtain products of the highest reliability.

Our development team has an average age of 15 years. As a result, we have a balanced relationship of innovation and experience with our more than 10 development employees. We successfully implemented our development competence of molded components for our customers with Herzblut, purposefully and profitably.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a non-binding consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Development phases

We develop according to our established mechatronics engineering process, which is indispensable for successful project processing. Of course, we also adapt flexibly and quickly to the procedures you specify.

Preparatory phase

Description

  • Learn about the job
  • Preparation and planning of the relevant phases
  • Pre-design / analysis with high complexity deliverables
  • deals
  • preliminary studies Product maturity
  • First sketches / ideas

Idea phase

Description

  • Requirements analysis and specification
  • Finding ideas with the help of creativity methods
  • feasibility studies
  • Usability testing deliverables
  • Loads
  • specification
  • data analysis
  • design designs
  • principle pattern Product maturity
  • principle pattern

Design phase

Description

  • Conceptual design with CAD, circuit design, software concept deliverables
  • risk analysis
  • Design test plan
  • Revised specification
  • component selection
  • functional model
  • Product maturity
  • functional model

The development phase

Description

  • 3D models revised, 2D drawings created, HW concept revised, SW concept revised deliverables
  • Risk Assessment (Design Review / FMEA)
  • SW concept
  • supplier selection
  • Prototype
  • Stresestests (pre-tests) Product maturity
  • prototype

Industrialization phase

description

  • This phase is used to serialize the prototype stand, including production resources deliverables
  • Risks from risk assessment are eliminated
  • 0 series
  • Type test performed on 0 series
  • series product

Product maturity

  • 0 series / series

Transfer phase

Description

  • This phase is used to transfer data and knowledge to customers deliverables
  • project completion
  • Data transfer
  • Customer satisfaction Product maturity
  • series

Our competencies

Requirements management

The exact knowledge of the product, process and project requirements is central to the success of new products.

Tools:

  • Quality Function Deployment(QFD)
  • Specifications
  • Kano Model

questions:

  • What requirements are expected? (Unexpressed)
  • What are the requirements?
  • Which requirements could inspire?

We would be pleased to support you with requirements management. We look forward to your contact.

 

Black box analysis

With this method the requirements for a product can be worked out. This can also identify unnamed functions.

We will be happy to assist you with the Blackbox analysis. We look forward to your contact.

 

System limits analysis

With this method the requirements for the interfaces can be worked out. This is used to determine functions that are often subject to load stapling.

We are pleased to support you with a system boundary analysis. We look forward to your request.

Function analysis

The purpose of a function analysis is to develop alternative technical solutions to an existing problem. To this end, the objects are divided into their various components, elements, aspects, etc. In a first step, the object to be viewed is decomposed into its basic functions. (Structural tree) The second step deals with the question how the basic function can be fulfilled. For this purpose, all conceivable function fillings are assigned to the basic function. Subsequently, these can be transferred into a matrix. The advantage of this method is that the affected problem area is clearly structured.

We would be happy to provide you with a detailed analysis of the function. We look forward to your contact.

Corporate notebook

With this self-developed creativity method and technology, new and unconventional solutions of complex tasks are generated in a very short time.

If you are interested in a corporate notebook, then we are looking forward to your contact.

Morphological analysis

The morphological analysis is a creative heuristic method to capture complex problem areas and to consider all possible solutions without prejudice.
The core of the analysis is a multidimensional matrix.

We would be glad to support you with a morphological analysis. We look forward to hearing from you.

Value analysis

Value analysis is a methodology that is designed to rationalize the decision-making process for complex problems. Value analysis is a relatively old process, which has its origins in the economic utility analysis. In the German-speaking world it was known by Zangemeister (1976). While the cost-benefit analysis considers different criteria only from the point of view of efficiency, the value-of-use analysis evaluates the effectiveness or the outcome. We are happy to support you with a value-for-money analysis. We look forward to your call.

Design review

This method is used to eliminate errors in the design of a product. The design is put to the test by colleagues outside the project team and a robust design is ensured. Every construction is subjected to this quality assurance by Antrimon Engineering. In a short time, a feedback is generated about: usability (total product) manufacturability (especially for tool-related parts) assembly (assembling process) This feedback is collected and discussed in the team, which changes / improvements should be implemented.

We will be happy to put your design to the test. We look forward to hearing from you.

Serviceability

Gains in importance especially in the design of user interfaces (Human Machine Interface), which become increasingly intuitive. As defined in DIN EN ISO 9241-11, the extent to which a product, system or service can be used by certain users in a particular application context in order to achieve certain objectives effectively, efficiently and satisfactorily. It is thus closely related to the more familiar concept of user friendliness and the broader concept of user experience (UX). In the case of the properties of use, a distinction is made between the absolutely necessary and those with additional benefit. We would be happy to assist you with a study on suitability for use. We look forward to your contact.

FMEA(error, possibility and influence analysis)

A company has to solve three main tasks in the face of the risks of product liability: ensure that only defect-free products are placed on the market and that fault-free products are maintained throughout the product life In the event of damage, prove that the product was fault- Was brought. The data must be available immediately. It must be possible to demonstrate that everything has been done for a risk minimization. The financing of the product risk has to be ensured. We are glad to support you in minimizing the product risks with FMEA. We look forward to your contact.

Simulation– our core competence!

 

Identifying product risks at an early stage and using simulations to understand the limitations of the system is essential for a robust design and the project runtime.

We would like to carry out the following simulations with numerous tools for you

  • Structural mechanics simulation
  • Thermal simulation
  • Magnetic simulation
  • Optical simulation
  • Rheological simulation
  • Simulation of circuits

Your cost savings and benefits

  • Reduction of prototype variants and simulations
  • Determination of limit values
  • Safety through simulations
  • Time gain within the project
  • Quality improvement of your product

Have we piqued your interest. Then we look forward to your request.

TRIZ Analysis

 

TRIZ is the Russian acronym for Teoria reschenija isobretatjelskich sadatsch, which translates meaningfully: “Theory of the Inventive Problem Solving” or “Theory of Solving Inventive Problem Solving (TIPS)”.

Development of formed components

Plastic parts

  • silicone mats
  • Stamping and Bending Parts
  • Metalanguages
  • and much more…

Polymer potting

Cast resins protect the electronic components and ensure long-term functionality. Due to the curing process, a hard-to-dissolve compound forms with the component and protects it against shocks, vibrations, dust, or moisture.

However, polymer encapsulation also means protection to the user. Electrical and electronic components are integrated into a variety of products, which are indispensable to our daily lives. Whether it is household appliances, building automation or automotive technology, electronic components are installed everywhere. Without impeccable functionality, we would be exposed to permanent dangers. For example, in the automotive industry, where the value added of electronic systems of fully-equipped premium cars is 25-40% and electric cars even over 50%. Therefore, a failure of individual components, for example the failure of the ABS or airbag, would have fatal consequences.

Advantages of grouting

  • reliability
  • Long-term stability
  • Less failures or failure of individual components
  • Reduction of guarantees and recalls
  • Life expectancy: MTtF – Mean time to failure
  • General protection of technology

Do you have any questions or would you like a consultation? Our experts are looking forward to your contact request

Industrial Design

User-oriented product design that combines ultra-modern technologies with intuitive and manufacture-optimised design. By taking a creative approach to our work, we generate space for new and convincing products.

Creating and designing

  • Design as a problem solving process
  • Concept development for products and HMI
  • Context-oriented design of products (manufacturing processes, material, cost, corporate design, sustainability)

Research and experience

  • User analyses and user tests
  • Serviceability, usability
  • Market and competitor analysis

Showing and sharing

  • Visualisations (2D and 3D)
  • Prototyping

Linking and developing further

  • Integrated approach to problems
  • Interdisciplinary competences and network (design and engineering)

Product design:

As the design team of the TEM, we create user-centric, context-oriented and sustainable product designs. Taking the needs of the users as our basis, we make use of rapid visualisation techniques and prototypes to create a variety of design concepts. These range from simple scribbles, sketches and cardboard models right up to photo-realistic 3D visualisation and prototypes to a scale of 1:1. Thanks to our well-founded expertise in the technology combined with our close cooperation with the engineers of the TEM, the transfer to optimisation, elaboration and industrialisation can proceed in an uncomplicated manner.

HMI Design:

In addition to classic product design, we will develop a user-friendly human machine interface for your product. The drafted HMI concepts are tested and optimised in cooperation with users with the aid of storyboards and wire frames. Rapid visualisation techniques and prototypes are essential tools for this purpose. The holistic approach of the TEM makes it possible to carry out the transition to electronics and software development in-house.

Design Management + Service Design:

A conscious handling of design is an integral part of today’s company. Our design team gives your product and service portfolio a consistent and recognizable design language and corporate design. In addition to the products, every point of contact with customers is to be coordinated with a company and processes have to be made conscious and simple. In addition to different visualization techniques, we also use storyboards and service blueprints.

Visualization and prototyping

In order to be able to share thoughts and ideas with other people, we use various visualization techniques and prototyping methods. Depending on the project phase and requirements, the display option is selected. In early project phases we use, for example, simple scribbles, sketches, hands-on prototypes (often cardboard or plasticine), post-it-walls or mood boards. Interesting product concepts are recorded in the 3D CAD, followed by the creation of photorealistic images or prototypes using rapid prototyping techniques.

Creativity + Design Thinking:

In order to find new and extraordinary solyutions, our design team always strives to break through existing thought patterns. In addition to a fresh and curious mind, we use different creativity techniques and design methods throughout the design development process, such as user shadowing, empathy maps, interviews, Moodboards, business model canvas, brainstorming, mockup prototyping, user tests, etc.

Ergonomics:

Our design team always works to design the products as ergonomically as possible. The entire product is analyzed in terms of user friendliness and individual functions and interaction options are optimally arranged. The creation of use cases, the gathering of user data and the production of 1: 1 prototypes are essential tasks in order to find the optimal form.

Electronic Technology Design&Development

Electronic Technology Design&Development

Complex switching functions are fulfilled by reliable and fault-resistant electronic circuits. Special emphasis is placed on electromagnetic compatibility. Our decades of experience feed directly into this aspect. A highly structured approach to software development ensures the smooth and reliable operation of mechatronic products. Our comprehensive and detailed documentation provides for many years of easy maintenance.

Simulation
Our engineers cover a broad range of electronics development for mechatronic products. Customised requirements are individually implemented with our know-how and ultra-modern development tools. We consider our areas of expertise to include:

  • Drive and control technology
  • Simulation and software prototyping of measurement, control and drive solutions
  • Development of hardware and software for safety-critical applications
  • Consultation on hardware and software tests
  • EMC-compliant PCB design and consultation on EMC problems
  • Field bus communication in industrial automation technology
  • Development of switching power supply units, power electronics and rechargeable battery packs
  • Analogue circuit technology
  • Programming, testing and certification of embedded and DSP applications
  • Windows and LabVIEW programming for test benches

Hardware
Sturdy hardware is the basis for every successful mechatronic product. The services we offer range from concept development to the fabrication of the fully documented series product. We consider our areas of expertise to be:

  • Hardware development in accordance with IEC 61508 or ISO 13849 for functional safety
  • Motor electronics for DC, BLDC and PMSM drives
  • Development of switching power supply units, power electronics and measurement electronics
  • Protective circuits for Li-ion batteries (lithium-ion batteries)
  • EMC-compliant PCB design and consultation on problem solving
  • Test concept development

Rapid and cost-effective prototype fabrication in-house

Software development

High-quality software is the basis for the high level of availability that is increasingly required of current systems. Our development process focusses very strongly on quality and maintainability right from the initial phase of the project. Testing and validation processes that are included in every phase ensure that this focus is always maintained, even when under considerable time pressure. Our development team will not only accompany you with the development of high-quality products and solutions, but will also support you where needed in all phases of the product life cycle. Our own insistence on robust and maintainable software forms the basis for a long product life and high customer satisfaction.

Development of control systems

 

Our software developers have many years of experience in the development of control systems. The spectrum ranges from simple sensors and actuators to highly complex control systems, which have a wide range of different field and network communications. Especially in building technology, we can draw on a great deal of experience in the design and implementation of complex BACnet systems.

  • Conception and design of process control and building control systems
  • Create graphical user interfaces
  • Implementation of fieldbus communication in industrial automation technology (Profibus, Profinet, CAN, CANopen, Powerlink etc.)

Development of controls

We support you in the control and regulation of your mechantronic products.Our development team supports you either in part in individual project phases or in the complete conception of your machine control. self-imposed claim to high-quality software helps you keep the cost of product lifecycle adjustments as low as possible.

  • Conception and development of your control system on different microprocessors
  • Development of real-time systems for the highly accurate control of critical process parameters
  • Implementation of customer-specific requirements on individual platforms
  • Concept for functional safety according to EN 61508

Development of configuration and analysis tools

TEM Engineering develops customized configuration and analysis tools tailored to your needs

  • Analysis tool for specific customer needs
  • Network analyzer for proprietary and standardized communication protocols on the most diverse interfaces
  • Configuration tools for embedded devices
  • App programming for tablets and smartphones

Programming with Labview