Customized Microvalves

The innovative shape memory actuator technology for your application

All our miniature valves are composed of the shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator and the continuously optimized layer structure. This allows for great flexibility to accommodate various customer-specific requirements. The ultra-compact valves can be adapted extremely quickly to different pressure and flow ranges, as well as different material requirements.

Film-based SMA actuator technology can provide clear technological advantages in numerous applications.

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properties at a glance

valve solutions for clear differentiation
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customizable design

The layered structure of memetis' miniature valves enables simple and very stable designs, which can reflect market and customer specific requirements. Complex fluidics and multi-channel valves are also part of memetis' performance spectrum.

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Silent operation

Shape memory alloys (SMA) used for memetis' valve actuators enable silent operation. This allows for application fields with increased noise sensitivity.

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biocompatible & durable

The materials used by memetis are biocompatible and thus suitable for use in medical technologies or biotechnologies. For particularly high requirements, fatigue-free materials with significantly increased operating times (over 10 million switching cycles) can be used.

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competitive production

The innovative memetis process and selected materials allow the manufacturing of competitive miniature valves. memetis' valves operate efficiently and reliably and thus help to save costs.

A USE CASE EXAMPLE


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Safe human-machine collaboration in mass production
Valve Technology

With its pressure sensitive skin for robots and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT) AIRSKIN®, Blue Danube Robotics offers an innovative solution for improved human-machine collaboration in mass production. memetis supports this with its ultra-compact valve technology.

INITIAL SITUATION

Nowadays robots are an indispensable part of mass production. However, many of the used robots are secured in cages to protect "human colleagues". Robot systems that guarantee the safety of workers are usually expensive and have not yet been widely used. With the pressure-sensitive AIRSKIN® system, cages and other safety systems are a thing of the past. The existing robots can be retrofitted with the system.

CHALLENGE

The AIRSKIN® system consists of a thin skin filled with air which can detect the slightest pressure changes (e.g. in the event of a collision) and can bring the robot to a standstill. To keep the pressure in the system constant, Blue Danube Robotics requires an ultra-compact, especially flat miniature valve which has the highest demands on tightness as well as flow. Due to these unusual requirements, an application-specific valve solution is required.

SOLUTION

memetis develops a microvalve which meets the requirements of Blue Danube Robotics - high flow and density in the low pressure range in the smallest dimensions!

Customer comment / Blue Danube Robotics GmbH

"For our product AIRSKIN we need electrically controllable micro valves in the lowest pressure range for the medium air. In addition, we require leakage values that are not common in the industry. After a long unsuccessful search for suitable products, we found memetis to be a company that could offer us a tailor-made solution. By combining problem-solving affinity with series production and very close customer cooperation, memetis turned out to be the proverbial needle in the haystack for complex industrial fluid technology solutions. The memetis valve not only makes our product better and more robust, but also safer."

Andreas Baldinger, CEO

Increase functionality with multiplexing

Your fluidic circuit diagram implemented
Example of multiple microvalve integration in a fluidic system

Whether two, four or 18 valves, we can help you with valve integration into your fluidic system. With the width of only 5 mm, memetis valves can be tightly packed and thus fit into even a very limited installation space. 

You can find various 3D-printable manifold models on our resource page and print your own fluidic adaptors, or contact us about a multiplexing solution that would fit your application.

Bottom view of an example of multiple microvalve integration in a fluidic system
Customer-specific fluidics
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