Design principles for precision mechanisms. Wim van der Hoek’s principles applied in medical systems engineering at Philips.

A fast feasibility study with a diverge-then-converge approach. Creating opportunities to strenghten your business proposition with unique IP-generation possibilities.

Accelerate innovation in transport equipment: from rough idea to working prototype. A step-by-step approach.

Successful delivery of key wafer scanner subsystem designs from requirements definition to pilot series delivery.

A long stroke guiding mechanism in vacuum was created, based on a parallelogram linkage mechanism with cross-flexures.

Risk prediction of lamp loosening in road luminaires by analyzing the loosening mechanism, the lighting pole dynamics and the wind load.

What is the impact of surface cleanliness on the thermal accommodation coefficient? This was one of the key questions in this research.

Particle generation testing for multiple applications, like semiconductor equipment, medical equipment and consumer products.

Increasing damping in high precision applications can help to reduce vibrations, hence improve accuracy, significantly. For this purpose, a low-noise non-contact active damping technology was developed.

A semiconductor OEM needed to make a significant step forward in machine performance without drastically changing their machine architecture.

Get up-to-date on maglev stages with inverted planar motor technology. Mechatronics experts share knowledge about free-floating movers on a rotary stage.

A machine vision system was added to a dispensing robot; using robotic vision to enable customized features in the droplet dispensing process.

Rotary stage developed under strict performance requirements and component cost reduction demands, an elaborate calibration strategy is employed.

Online self-calibration of a position measurement system. Result is an error profile virtually free of integration errors, allowing on-the-fly in-line calibration.

Improving machine performance to serve the future market needs. An example of the development of a precision motion stage with a scanning accuracy of few nanometer.

Tribological characterization providing design rules with respect to material selection. Developing a pin-on-plate testing campaign by mimicking the operation conditions.

For positioning systems, advanced setpoint design methods can effectively reduce end-effector vibrations. This is beneficial for safety and drive-train design requirements.

Dynamic vibration measurements provide information of possible sources of malfunction. This can help on solving stringent issues and achieving excellence in product design.

Experiment with Peltier elements, testing thermal control with a thermo-electric cooler, validating a nonlinear control strategy to linearize the I/O behavior.

Normally the cooling liquid temperature is controlled via an external reservoir in systems using cooling liquid for heat removal or thermal conditioning.

IMS Nanofabrication chose Philips Engineering Solutions as partner to build a proof-of-concept system for their electronmulti-beam Mask Exposure Tool (eMET).

Recent developments at Philips Engineering Solutions help overcome the shortcomings historically associated with reluctance actuators.

Examples structural dynamics & vibration analysis

Design for
dynamic stability

How to ensure that a product will fulfill its dynamics and vibration requirements. From specification to actual design; what is the right approach?

For optimal solutions, it is important to include dynamic computations in all design phases. To be efficient, different modeling techniques are used for each phase, with different levels of detail and different focus.

Experimental vibrational analysis

How to verify that a product meets its dynamic requirements. If they are not met, how to find out the cause and how to improve on this?

By measuring e.g. accelerations, either induced by external forces or under operational conditions, relevant information with respect to the dynamic behavior is gained.

Drop test simulation and experiments

How to determine if a product will meet its drop and shock testing requirements? Is it possible to predict this during design, so countermeasures are taken if necessary?

We can perform computer simulations of the drop behavior of a product. We can also perform impact experiments under pre-defined conditions and suggest improvements.

Engineering examples videos

Vision system added to a dispensing robot, enabling the dispensing process to measure coordinates and distances and quantifies the droplets in terms of shape, area and amount of liquid.

Inverted planar motor with a thin moving sheet. Special to this design is that the moving part consists of a checkerboard of magnets hovering over a base consisting of multiple coils.

Flexible assembly platform for products that are produced in high volume. The platform can easily be scaled: from one product type to another; from lower to higher speed and to higher volumes.

What our customers value

“Philips Engineering Solutions consistently brings strong core technical competencies to product development. Their support has been invaluable to the design team of Philips Oral Hygiene.”

Jay Miller
Design Engineer Oral Healthcare

“This is an unbelievably smart group of people”

Evan Bunner
Advanced Product Engineer
Maxion Wheels

“Philips Engineering Solutions has a broad and in-depth knowledge of System Dynamics, based on many years of experience. Our project got a speed boost because we could tap into this vast knowledge-base early on, via consultancy.”

Dr. ir. René Klaver
Senior System Architect
IBS Precision Engineering

“Philips Engineering Solutions offers specialized expertise that is vital to some of our key initiatives. They collaborate uniquely well because of their insightful yet efficient methods of problem definition, their transparent project management, and their analytical clarity.”

John Landrum
Vice President Innovation
Intralox, LLC

“Of course, a small company with competent engineers can make prototypes, but by working with Philips Engineering Solutions, we could create a unit which could easily, quickly and cost-efficiently be transferred to production. The response has been very positive and we almost immediately received the first orders.”

Thomas van Elzakker
Chief Operating Officer
i-Optics BV

“My overall evaluation of the EMC project is pretty positive. We got very good guidance to setup and execute the tests, excellent support to solve technical issues and interpret data. Comprehensive reporting, very fast planning and resource allocation. The communication and interaction was always friendly and productive.”

Salvatore Polito
Electronic Engineer
Holst Centre

“ASML, Philips Research and Philips Engineering Solutions are jointly working on the fabrication of ultrathin EUV pellicle membranes, for which the requirements continuously approach and push barriers on manufacturability, process ability, handling, and measurement techniques to new frontiers. The highly dedicated efforts and close cooperations of these teams are a good example of successful innovation.”

Dr. Silvester Houweling
Senior Specialist Contamination Control

“Electronics is such a broad field, there’s no way a single person can be an expert in every area, so we were pleased to find Philips Engineering Solutions had the exact expertise we were looking for.”

Paul Schepers
Senior Hardware Engineer and Engineering team leader

“The joint team of Aquaver and Philips Engineering Solutions had a completely open view onto the possibilities of membrane distillation and stressed the units to its limits again and again. The result was that we jointly have been able to create vast improvements in performance and reliability over the last year.”

Wolfgang Heinzl
Memsys inventor
Memsys GmbH

High-Precision Engineering services

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