PRODUCT & PROCESS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.