MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY FOR SENSING

Magnes AG is a technology spinoff from the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab (MSRL) of ETH Zurich. Magnes inherits its extensive know-how on magnetic sensing and actuation technologies from MSRL. With our multidisciplinary and dynamic team, we offer various magnetic solutions in demanding applications.

MAGNETIC-BASED FORCE SENSORS

Magnes has developed a magnetic multi-axis force sensing technology. The patented force sensor technology can be utilised in sports and health monitoring applications as well as in industrial applications. The Magnes sensors enable measurement of normal and shear forces with an easy implementation, especially attractive for wearable devices.

Our sports and health products use this technology to bring unprecedented biomechanical analytics. The first wearable product of Magnes is a cycling powermeter. It enables 3-axis force measurements from both feet and advanced power analysis for cyclists. It is integrated in the cycling cleat making it transferable between bikes without requiring any installation on bikes.

TAILORED MAGNETIC MATERIALS AND MICROSYSTEMS

Magnes uses a unique electrochemical technology developed at MSRL of ETH Zurich to fabricate and pattern micro-sized magnetic materials and integrate them into microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Magnes has strong expertise on tailoring the properties of magnetic materials through custom fabrication processes and use of custom magnetic materials in advanced engineering applications.

Magnes offers micro-sized magnetic materials with a wide range of magnetic properties from extremely soft magnetic alloys to state-of-the-art permanent magnets. Our electrodeposition technology enables patterning of magnetic materials with thickness from 10nm to 100µm.

MAGNETO-OPTICAL THIN FILMS AND SENSORS

Magnes offers an unprecedented magnetic authentication technology utilising magneto-optical thin films and scanners. This technology can be used in anti-counterfeiting applications. The magneto-optical thin films can carry 2-D magnetic data and they can be optically invisible. They can not be copied easily and erased by magnetic fields.

Magneto-optical films convert magnetic patterns into optically visible images with the help of the developed scanner unit. The scanner unit allows us to measure the magnetic response of the thin films to applied magnetic fields. They can also be used for the characterization and testing of magneto-optical materials.

CONSULTING ON MAGNETIC SYSTEMS

Having strong magnets is not sufficient for the development of successful magnetic systems. The design of the whole magnetic system is crucial and needs expertise on materials, magnetostatics, electronics, and electromagnetic systems.

We provide consulting on integrated magnetic systems and materials. We can help you with the design, the simulation, and the manufacturing of your magnetic system.

TEAM

 

Flurin Arner
Flurin Arner
Intern Mechanical Engineer
BSc Mech. Eng. ETH Zurich 
Francesco Buffa
Francesco Buffa
Electronic Engineer
MSc Elec. Eng. Uni. Genoa 
George Chatzipirpiridis
George Chatzipirpiridis
Co-founder and CTO
MSc Mech. Eng. ETH Zurich 
Olgaç Ergeneman
Olgaç Ergeneman
Co-founder and CEO
PhD ETH Zurich on Microrobotics 
Michael Mattmann
Michael Mattmann
Intern Mechanical Engineer
BSc Mech. Eng. ETH Zurich 
Bradley Nelson
Bradley Nelson
Co-founder and Advisor
Professor of Robotics at ETH Zurich 
Alessandro Schaer
Alessandro Schaer
Chief Engineer
MSc Robotics Sys. & Control ETH Zurich 
Salvador Pane i Vidal
Salvador Pane i Vidal
Co-founder and Advisor
PhD Uni. Barcelona on Chemistry 
Alexandre Weidlich
Alexandre Weidlich
Business Dev. Manager
MSc Mech. Eng. ETH Zurich 

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