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Technology now enables manufacturers to offer more complex products, integrating, for example, inter-connectivity or “smart product” capabilities. The development of these products can now take into account increasingly strong constraints in terms of space or weight savings, improved performance or environmental impact, increased resistance and durability or safety of use.

In terms of modeling and system design, the answer is to define “systems of systems”, a set of reliable components and bricks whose reusability rate is as optimal as possible in order to reduce the costs of rework and adaptation. This is facilitated by the deployment of design and production tools and processes that bring this system approach, collaborative work and modularity of systems and test strategies.

These developments are becoming more respectful of our planet. Industry is rethinking the way it produces energy and manufactured products, manages supply and distribution, and the impact of its products on consumer habits, by maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing waste and polluting emissions.

The industrial sector is benefiting from a major transformation of its operational and organizational models, with digital technologies being integrated into the heart of industrial processes. The implementation of “smart factories” thus offers an extraordinary field of innovation, progress and growth.

System engineering

Needs analysis, feasibility, complex scientific studies, definition files, modeling, validation and system qualification, collaborative work, “lean”, Test Driven Development, cost control and development reliability: Astek offers a modular and agile “system of systems” and “system of products” approach that favors reusable system bricks.

Mechanical studies

CAD and digital mock-up, product lifecycle & data management, drawing, clash analysis, product configuration, structural calculations, strength of materials, thermal, fluidic and thermodynamic analysis, two- and multiphase flows, gasoline and diesel engines: Astek performs high-performance scientific calculations and simulations, static and dynamic.

Electrical studies

Mechatronics, power electronics, electrical storage, smart buildings, smart meters and smart metering, smart grids, electric mobility, renewable energies, eco-motorization, hybridization, pollution control, trade-offs between autonomy, consumption, cost, recharging time and the environment: Astek designs industrializable electrical products.

Manufacturing Engineering

Smart factory, network of smart connected objects, predictive, adaptive and resilient production, smart, reconfigurable and connected machines, targeted preventive maintenance, monitoring and securing facilities: Astek is participating in the creation of the connected, virtual, modular, real-time and service-oriented factory 4.0, guaranteeing operational performance.

Astek is developing for Thales a high sensitivity infrared vision module that improves the vision of aircraft pilots in degraded conditions (darkness, snow, fog, smoke, fire…).

The solution allows the pilot and co-pilot helmets to interact with FPGAs, 8 cameras, adaptation cards and an inertial unit.

Astek specifies, designs and validates the embedded software (UML model), the image processing algorithms, the control/command interface and integrates it with the computer and the cameras.

 

Astek conducts mechanical studies on the problems of cracking of the frames of double-deck TGV engines for Alstom and designs the replacement engine frame.

The technical file produced ensures a reinforced level of safety for the TGV, a capitalized knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of cracking and an optimized production time.

Astek’s design office is responsible for mechanical design, CATIA pre-calculation, mechanical stress calculation, engine environment study and design of the study frame.

 

The Astek Competence Center participates in the design, development and validation of the prototypes of the new Valeo Iluminación catalog of vehicle lighting elements.

Astek designs, develops and validates the prototypes of the new catalog, improving vehicle visibility, driver safety and energy consumption.

The catalog adapts to new regulations and technologies that offer the possibility of adapting lighting to the environment (LED rear lights, People LED, Full LED headlights, etc.).

 

Astek is mass-producing for Alstom an industrial connected object (IoT) that collects information from bus and tramway ticket counters, in order to fight against fraud.

The product, EN 50155 compliant and secured by private LoraWAN, collects information without altering the behavior of the farebox, by analyzing only its lights and buzzer.

Astek designs, prototypes and industrializes the electronic boards, then mass-produces and integrates them into the composters before testing them on site.