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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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 [...]

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 [...]

Arquimea brings Pre2Pos at Space Tech Expo

October 31st, 2017|Events, News|

Arquimea Ingenieria was in Bremen last week for the european edition of Space Tech Expo. Space Tech Expo is Europe's premier engineering event for space related technologies and is a meeting place for thousands of companies, investors, engineers, manifacturers and buyers for civil, military and commercial space applications. For the first time the Pre2Pos project [...]

First Year Meeting of Pre2Pos project comes to an end

September 28th, 2017|Events, News|

Phi Drive hosted the first annual meeting of Pre2Pos project in its headquarter in Vimercate. In this fundamental moment of discussion, Phi Drive technicians and their partners from Arquimea Ingenieria laid the foundation of the incoming rotary actuator for the space market, thanks to the support of the European Union. Project Officer Gregor Novak payed [...]

Arquimea and Phi Drive will soon meet to discuss the current development of Pre2Pos Project

September 1st, 2017|Events, News|

As we are nearing the end of the first year of Pre2Pos project, Arquimea will soon pay Phi Drive a visit in their office in Vimercate, in order to discuss the technological achievements accomplished so far. The goal of Pre2Pos Project is the commercialization of a rotary actuator for space applications, based on a Phi [...]

New Pre2Pos motor reaches prototype stage

May 18th, 2017|Events, News|

We are excited to announce that Pre2Pos second piezo-drive, AG-LT, has finally been prototyped, and will soon begin its first experimental campaign. AG-LT is very different from the previous AG-HT drive, using a completely different working principle that will preserve all the advantages of AG-HT, while achieving higher rotational speed at the expense of a [...]

First six month with PRE2POS

March 20th, 2017|Events, News|

PRE2POS has eventually reached the end of its first semester, and our team is pleasingly impressed by the results hitherto accomplished. Since Phi Drive and Arquimea began their collaboration in October 2016, the project accomplished remarkable results in the design of AG-HT drive. Its concept was first introduced by Nicola Cau and Paolo Bonfiglio, Phi Drive cofounders, and [...]