Technological Competencies

Mechatronics

CERTI develops mechatronic solutions and products based on the integration of mechatronic, electronic, and optical technologies, devices and modules and embedded software. In the innovation process, based on methodologies it has developed, it offers a range of services from planning and conception to the complete development of the product to be certified and inserted in the market.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

The Mechatronics group is concerned with the development of products for Brazil’s business and public sectors. It works in the complete development of products from conception and design of embedded electronics, mechanical design, prototyping, integration and verification testing, in the application of technologies of fine and precision mechanics, electronics, embedded software, optics and the other classic technologies to develop mechatronic products, from the management of the product development to research of technical and economic viability. The fields in which it is most active include: paper-handling systems, automatic banking, elections, entertainment, education and more recently organic electronics and electro-medical equipment.


Product Design

Excellence is sought in product design, with a focus on the market, combining functionality, ergonomics, aesthetic values and innovation, always attentive to new trends and technologies. During the process, a fast and efficient model/prototype is offered to allow choosing the best solution. We study and generate solutions that adapt to the viability of production, whether on an industrial scale or in small lots.


Mechanical/micro-mechanical design (fine mechanics)

Mechanical design consists in the initial conception, specification of materials and processes of manufacturing, detailing and sizing of components, production of prototypes, realization of tests, revisions, verification and validation of the prototype. Only after these steps are concluded is the product qualified for the next step, which is production in series.

Micro-mechanical design consists in the development of small-scale and high-precision mechanical components, usually associated to dynamic systems such as actuators, drivers, transmission systems etc.


Electronic Design

Electronic design consists in the initial conception, the review of requirements and options, the specification of components, elaboration of electronic schematics, layout, prototyping and assembly of prototypes, testings, verification and validation. The CERTI Foundation is prepared to develop analog and micro-processed electronic projects and products for various fields, such as lighting electronics, automation and control of machinery and processes, embedded electronics for electro-medical devices, data acquisition and telemetry.


Embedded Software in mechatronic products

Development of embedded software for micro-processed solutions and technological updating of existing products.


Consulting in mechatronics

With the experience acquired over the years in the development of solutions and products for a wide variety of clients, CERTI’s mechatronics staff is prepared to conduct consulting in innovative solutions. Technical viability and management of the product development process under the coaching regime are also services that can be executed through consultation.


Usability Tests and Voice of Customer (VOC)

We offer an environment and staff trained to conduct activities that help identify the perception and acceptance of a product by the user, whether it is still in the initial design phase or already positioned in the market and seeking renovation. With well-equipped and versatile rooms, environments can be prepared for meetings, workshops or other models of group work, including the creation of scenarios that allow the controlled interaction and experience of the user with the product.

DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONSM

The objective is the knoledge and the dissemination of the best practices in product development management, to increase efficiency and effectiveness and attain a respective decrease in the risk of the activity. By means of process techniques and acceleration, the group also strives to reduce the time of new product development, creating new business opportunities.


Computer vision systems

The CERTI Foundation is prepared to specify and develop hardware and embedded software as well as algorithms for analysis of images in computing vision systems. The use of computers and embedded processers to analyze images and video in real time is an important tool for automatized inspection on assembly lines; monitoring and control of vehicle traffic; security systems and other applications.


Robotics

Within the concept of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, CERTI has experience in the specification of industrial robots for automation of manufacturing cells, configuration of manipulators and programing of robots and associated computer vision systems.


Customized Equipment

Also in the line of industrial automation, CERTI designs and constructs customized equipment for production lines, such as multifunctional machines, Computerized Numeric Control Systems and test gigas.


Algorithms and digital signal processing

CERTI has competence in the development of algorithms in general and, in particular, for the digital processing of signals from voice, image, video, biomedical, electrical, seismic, sonar, radar or other sensors. The possible applications include the development of electro-medical equipment, communication systems, remote sensing, inteligent electrical networks and networks of intelligent sensors.


Systems for sensing and signal acquisition

The measurement of physical sizes and chemical parameters is of essential importance in a broad range of applications, such as the control of industrial processes, environmental monitoring and many others. The CERTI Foundation is capable of specifying, designing and implementing systems for sensing and acquisition of a wide variety of signals, developing solutions suitable to clients’ specific needs. Tactile surfaces have gained an increasingly important role among devices for person-machine interaction, in particular those capable of detecting and tracing simultaneous multiple touches of users. The CERTI Foundation holds various patents for multi-touch surface technologies, in an effort to develop devices integrated to products in the form of small and large interactive tables.