Steinbeis Transfer Center Compliant Systems


  • Consulting and design of compliant mechanisms, actuators, and sensors as well as rigid body mechanisms for replacement with compliant mechanisms in devices and machinery
  • Design of compliant mechanisms and actuators with compliant mechanical sensor systems for specialist applications: design, draft, modeling, production, and metrological verification
  • Experimental classification of material parameters for various material models taking different situations into consideration involving various types of loads
  • Simulation and optimization of static and dynamic behavior of compliant and rigid body mechanisms

Key Areas

  • Compliant coupling mechanisms
  • Compliant actuators – fluid mechanics types and using functional materials
  • Compliant mechanical sensor systems (recording of mechanical influences)
  • Compliant systems with inherent (functional and material connection with the overall system) actuator and sensor systems

Project Examples

  • Elastic, monostable and bistable (two equilibrium positions: open and closed) mechanical safety valves
  • Compliant gripping systems for sensitive components
  • Compliant coupling mechanisms for precision applications
  • Moldable, pliable sensors for technical and medical engineering applications
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Max-Planck-Ring 12, D-98693 Ilmenau
Phone: +49 3677 691779
Fax: +49 3677 691823
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Lena Zentner
(Stand: 03/05/2021)

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