PREcession-based drive mechanisms for high-PREcision energy-efficient POSitionining devices Pre2Pos project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 reserach and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733209
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Our Gimbal was published on the CORDIS website

July 10th, 2020|Publications|

The CORDIS website describes in this article the Gimbal developed by Phi Drive and Arquimea during the Pre2Pos project. CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service) is the main source of results for research and innovation programmes funded by the EU. Such programmes include H2020, which is the framework of the Pre2Pos project. The article Moving rapidly and accurately, it will [...]

The H2020 European project has come to an end

January 28th, 2020|News|

This last period has been very dense for the Pre2Pos partners, Phi Drive and Arquimea. All deliverables have been submitted and the H2020 European project has come to an end. It also marks the end of all work packages. During this last period the team worked on suitable driving electronics, and Arquimea completed the design of the gimbal, giving a [...]

Phi Drive and Arquimea present their second year reporting

December 10th, 2018|News|

Last week was very dense for the Pre2Pos partners. The complete reporting for the second year of project has finally been submitted, along with three important deliverables . The submission of the deliverables is an important step for every H2020 project. It marks the end of one or more work packages. Therefore finalizes the efforts [...]

Second year of Pre2Pos project comes to an end

October 25th, 2018|Events, News|

Pre2Pos is now at a very important turning point. With AG-LT and AG-HT undergoing final qualification by Phi Drive and the actuators being assembled by Arquimea, the final phase of this massive endeavor is finally starting.   Pre2Pos project began with the vision of Nicola L. Cau, Phi Drive CEO, for a space actuator using piezoelectric [...]

Dissemination on Phi Drive technology proceeds at Genoa Microactuation workshop

October 18th, 2018|Events, News|

Phi Drive engineers, CEO Dr. Cau and Dr. Flavia Buonanno, were recently at the Microactuators workshop of Genoa, held by CNR SPIN at the University Department of Physics.   Dr. Buonanno presented Phi Drive work on piezoelectric applications in precision positioning, in which they are a leading reality with their rotary solutions.   Phi Drive know-how in this field enabled their technicians to develop on a range of products for [...]

Pre2Pos drives survive final dynamic tests for space qualification

October 11th, 2018|News, Results|

AG-LT and AG-HT have successfully survived vibration and pyro-shock environmental tests, as part of their space qualification campaign.   In the facilities of SERMS srl in Terni, Pre2Pos chosen drives underwent a series of stressful dynamic tests to prove their suitability for space usage. Dynamic tests are meant to simulate the delicate phases of launch [...]

AG-HT ends on the pages of Mikroproduktion

July 18th, 2018|News, Publications|

Phi Drive work on the innovative AG-HT engine, recently presented to the public at the Actuator 18 conference, ended up in Mikroproduktion, one of the German leading magazine for the world of industry and automation.   This new article was written by Gerhard Vogel, who has been collaborating with the organizers of Actuator 18 for years. Phi Drive's paper [...]

The innovative mechanism behind AG-HT is presented at Actuator 18

June 28th, 2018|Events, News|

Phi Drive comes back from Bremen with very good feedback for his presentation at the Actuator 18 convention on AG-HT mechanism.   Their paper, “Design and Testing of a Novel Piezoelectric Rotary Motor Based on Improved Deformation Wave Precession Mechanism” (N.L. Cau, F. Buonanno, A.F. Sette, P. Roberto) catched the interest of the community of researchers from universities [...]

AG-LT and AG-HT industrial prototypes experimental campaign is finally in progress

March 1st, 2018|Events, News|

AG-LT and AG-HT, the two innovative drives proposed for Pre2Pos project, are now been tested in a space simulated environment at SERMS, in Terni (Italy).   After a first successful experimental campaign conducted by Phi Drive, the two motors have been deemed ready for Qualification. Soon their full characterization will be available for customers all [...]

Phi Drive presents AG-HT at the Actuator 18 conference

January 31st, 2018|News, Publications|

After the first publication obtained for  the AG-HT drive, Phi Drive has been once again selected among many innovative businesses to demonstrate to the scientific community the exceptional performances of torque and precision reached by its new improved Deformation Wave Precession mechanism employed in its motor. The 26th of June Phi Drive will be in [...]