Integration of physics, mechatronics, cleanliness and precision

settels savenije research & development

From the start of a project, we deploy all in-house knowledge from concept and system design, parts manufacturing and assembly & test in dedicated teams. We start from a solid system architecture and design and verify and validate every step along the way, including complex physics modelling, prototyping and proof of concept demonstration. This has allowed us to build a track record of executing complex and challenging innovation projects in a predictable way.

Our services

Our services
  • Feasibility and concept studies
  • Design and engineering of modules and systems up to and including full TPD
  • Test and validation
  • In-house proof-of-concept prototype and first series realisation
  • Product lifecycle services
  • IP management for customers 

our expertise

our expertise
  • Our expertise lies in integration in the domain of nanometer-precision mechanics, optics and mechatronics systems, operating in challenging physical ambients.
  • Ambients like ambients with extreme temperature changes, gas- and heat flows, and ultra-high and ultra clean vacuum requirements

our competences

our competences
  • (Precision) mechanics; Mechatronics
  • Software & Control, Electronics
  • Optics, Opto-Mechanics and Opto-Mechatronics
  • Physics (vacuum, heat, pressure, radiation, ...); Ultra Clean, Ultra High vacuum systems design
  • Design for cleanliness (particle, chemical); DfX (assembly, manufacturing, cost)

our handshake with clients

our handshake with clients
  • For customers we virtually become part of their R&D environment, understanding the true physics complexity of processes, systems and products.
  • Our focus on reviewing of work in all stages of our projects, is to foresee challenges and risks together with our customers, and manage them before they become problematic.

project examples

feasibility study

feasibility study
  • In a multi-year research program we supported R&D of our customer.
  • Our team of 6 FTE on average was involved in thermal modelling, gas flow analysis, concept design of printheads and stages in an ultra clean vacuum environment.
  • Proof of concept was verified and a new generation of research equipment was designed, built and integrated in the research laboratory of our customer, which was key for the market introduction of a new generation of products.

IP creation

IP creation
  • The combination of hologram technology in an opto mechatronics module lead to a world wide approved patent of a high resolution measuring device.
  • Our team foscused on concept development, patent study, patent application, the industralisation of the sensor and developing an assembly line for pilot production.

ultra-stable measurement

ultra-stable measurement
  • For verifying sensor-concept-accuracy our team developed a concept to reach extreme stability in measurement environment, enabling stability down to picometer levels over long periods of time (10^-12 sensitivity).
  • Handling large masses, vacuum cleanliness, isolating and damping of vibrations, predictable material and thermal (creep) behavior were all taken into account.

positioning optical components

positioning optical components
  • In semicon production equipment, optical elements are getting larger.
  • Positioning optical elements with accuracy and stability becomes more important.
  • Our team developed concepts for stable positioning and minimal deformation, operating in an ultra-clean vacuum environment.
  • The optical elements weighed up to several 100’s kgs.
  • We developed, built and installed the holders including the related tooling and automation equipment.

Our team of junior and senior system architects

Henri Heerings

Henri Heerings


Jaap Oudes

Jaap Oudes


Hans D'Achard

Hans D'Achard


Edward Dams

Edward Dams


Rene Klaver

Rene Klaver


Ivo Hamersma

Ivo Hamersma


Jan Wessels

Jan Wessels


Erwin Hilders

Erwin Hilders


Mark Meuwese

Mark Meuwese