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Prof. Radivoje S Popovic receives the UK Magnetics Society Lifetime Contribution Award 2021

Prof. Radivoje S Popovic receives the UK Magnetics Society Lifetime Contribution Award 2021 for his outstanding contribution to the field of magnetic sensing.

His invention in Hall sensor technology have significantly advanced the state of the art and his entrepreneurship has ensured that these inventions have had a far-reaching impact on industries ranging from high-end scientific research to mass-market automotive. Through his efforts in teaching and dissemination, including authoring the book on Hall sensors, he has ensured this know-how will be passed on to future generations.

The UK Magnetics Society feels that with this activities Prof. Radivoje S Popovic has set an excellent example for the rest of the magnetics community to follow.

SENIS is silver sponsor of magnecko - ETH

SENIS is silver sponsor of magnecko of ETH Zürich https://magnecko.ethz.ch/

This project is developing a legged robot capable of climbing any ferrous obstacle using Magnets as the method of adhesion. Which will be capable of performing the following actions:
Walking on ground
Climbing walls
Transitioning corners
Climbing along ceilings and overhangs
Using attached tools and sensors
Detecting and avoiding obstacles

SENIS visited the Open Lab Event of the Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) of ETH Zürich - watch video

SENIS is very proud to collaborate with RSL, ETH Zürich:
• SENIS 3DHALL sensor applied in robot applications - SENIS and RSL, ETH Zürich published a common paper in the Magazine of Power Systems Design, the November 2022 issue, page 45: https://www.powersystemsdesign.com/pa...
• SENIS’ award winning angle sensor FAMAS is applied in robot's knees - SENIS and RSL, ETH Zürich published the prototype results at Motor & Drive Systems 2021 conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wkcG...
• SENIS is a sponsor of magnecko project at RSL, ETH Zürich: https://magnecko.ethz.ch
SENIS looks forward to future successful collaboration with RSL, ETH Zürich!

SENIS 3DHALL sensors make climbing inspection robots smarter and safer!

Adhesion Control Protects Inspection Robot Investment

To optimize the control of magnetic grippers, it is important to measure both the direction and the strength of the total magnetic field. This can only be done by measuring accurately all 3 components of the magnetic field at the same time and at the same location, i.e. in one small spot. SENIS 3D Hall sensors measure these components in a very small field sensitive volume of 100 x 100 x 10 μm2 and in 3 directions with a resolution of 10 µT. 1D or 2D sensors are not sufficient for this task and low field sensors, such as GMR sensor are not suitable due to the high dynamic range required.
The smaller the field sensitive volume of a 3D sensor is, the better it can provide reliable measurements in applications that involve high field gradients as presented in this work. SENIS is steadily improving the performance of its unique measurement solutions and the motivation of moving the limits of what is feasible now in the field of magnetometry and sensor technology.

Read full article in the Magazine of Power Systems Design in the November issue on page 45

https://www.powersystemsdesign...

👉 SENIS 3DHALL: https://www.senis.swiss/sensor...

Invitation to IMEKO TC4 2023 conference

SENIS is co-organizer of the next International Measurement Conference IMEKO TC4 2023, that will be held during COILTECH Italy 2023: https://conferences.imeko.org/event/3/

SENIS will organize a “Special Session 3” to which we would like to invite you to present your work. This Special Session shall provide a platform to our customers to exchange their thoughts and information, to ask questions and to get inspired.

https://conferences.imeko.org/event/3/page/5-special-sessions

We are also happy to inform you that SENIS invited the UK Magnetics Society and CERN to organize other Special Sessions; and there will be many other interesting sessions, topics and social events.

IMEKO is pleased to welcome Keynote Speakers from CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology) and SENIS in Switzerland, PTB (Physikaisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) in Germany and the Imperial College London, England. https://conferences.imeko.org/event/3/page/2-keynotes

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For our new break-through sensor line we are globally hiring a Senior Mixed-Signal ASIC Designer.

As a global technology provider in the field of magnetic field sensors, current sensors, and

measurement instrumentation, we develop, produce and supply high-quality products for industry

and research institutes. Our customers not only appreciate our unique products and technologies,

but also value our commitment to customer specific solutions. To further support our growth, we

are looking within Europe for a

Team Leader - Senior Mixed-Signal ASIC Designer M/F

Accreditation

SENIS’ Calibration Lab has been ISO17025:2017 certified.

Only a few laboratories worldwide has certified calibration processes for magnetic fields up to 1.5T - and we are one of them!

The SENIS’ calibration laboratory Sentronis has been ISO17025:2017 accredited by ATS, ILAC-MRA Signatory (www.ilac.org). ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) is the global association for the cooperation of accreditation bodies that provide accreditations for laboratories and inspection bodies. The ILAC-MRA ATS certificate corresponds to the ILAC-MRA DAkks certificate, as well as to the certificate of other accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC-MRA.

We are also ISO 9001 and ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management) certified.


SENIS FAMAS is winner of the AMA Innovation award 2020!

We are proud to announce that SENIS FAMAS (Fast Magnetic Angle Sensor) is winner of this year’s AMA Innovation Award.

FAMAS is the first cost effective, fast and accurate magnetic angle sensor based on two vertical Hall elements and on direct angle to digital format conversion. The patented algorithm, which is implemented in this sensor, includes an innovative servo loop control system. It allows an angle sensing at practically unlimited rotary speeds, with ultimately short and angle independent latency. FAMAS provides the direct angle information by significantly reducing sensor cost. The implemented measurement technique provides angle measurement of magnets in end-of- and out-of-shaft topology.


Nomination for the Award in the Lifetime achievement category of the European Inventor Award 2020

We are very proud that the Intellectual Property Office has nominate Professor Radivoje Popovic, the SENIS founder, president and CTO for the Award in the Lifetime achievement category of the European Inventor Award 2020.

Professor Radivoje Popovic has dedicated his career to the development of novel magnetic, current, and optical sensors. He is named as inventor in 41 granted European patents. His inventions enabled for the first time the realization of integrated multi-axis magnetic sensors that are widely used in automotive industry, in mobile phones and in scientific research. Prof. Popovic is the inventor of IMC-Hall (Integrated Magnetic Concentrator) also known as Triaxis technology.

Read more on the Lifetime achievement of Prof. Radivoje Popovic:

SENIS is a member of HITRI project team to be led by CERN

SENIS with its business entity in Serbia (Sentronis) became in 2019 an official industrial member of the HITRI project consortium led by CERN. The HITRI project is proposed within the Horizon 2020 program.

HITRI (Heavy Ion Therapy Research Infrastructure Design Study Proposal) overall aim is to design an innovative, compact, flexible, expandable, pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) which can be built in the SEE (South Eastern European) region and which produces the world’s most intense ion therapy beam with simpler operation and lower cost. In future, this should allow the clinical and scientific user community to fully exploit the advantages of ion Radio Therapy (RT) and enable applied and clinical R&D.
The HITRI consortium includes reputable physic research laboratories such as, CERN, PSI Switzerland, GSI Helmholtzzentrum, HIT Heidelberg, INFN Italy, Cosylab Slovenia, Malta University, CEA France, ANSTO Australia, Uppsala University Sweden and others.

Energy Autonomous Wireless Smart and Low-Cost Current Sensor

Through this European project the consortium will develop an energy autonomous wireless smart and low-cost current sensor for remotely monitoring of electric lines in the context of the coming generation of aircrafts. The project scope includes the development of a sensor architecture co-designed to achieve an optimal balance between the harvested energy and the consumption of sensor and electronics, while meeting the desirable sensing, latency and sampling specifications. The consortium includes two industry partners, SENIS (CH), a current and magnetic sensor manufacturer, and SERMA (FR), an OEM for aeronautical equipment. It also includes CSEM (CH), a reputable research institute with long experience in space and aeronautical projects and Imperial College London (U.K.), a university with significant track record in energy harvesting.

Nano-Scale Metrology Standards

Nano-Scale Traceable Magnetic Field Measurement

SENIS is one of the few companies providing certified magnetic measurements that can be traced back to national standards. Measuring 3D magnetic fields at the micrometre scale has now been reduced in size by a factor of ten by the new commercial SENIS Nano-Hall Mapper. For the first time the capability exists in Europe for measuring fluctuating magnetic fields at the micro and nano scale level, essential to support the high technology industries of the future and help maintain Europe’s position in the global market for magnetic sensors.

During the EMPIR project Nano-scale traceable magnetic field measurements, SENIS AG developed a high-resolution nano-Hall mapper with a 50-nanometre positioning accuracy and a 1000 nanometre spatial resolution. Capable of a large scan range of several centimetres the new mapper features a compact Hall probe with a field sensitive volume of 10 micrometres x 10 micrometres x 10 micrometres, which is an order of magnitude smaller than any commercially available magnetic sensor. The new mapper can measure fluctuating magnetic fields with a 3D positioning resolution at the 50-nanometre level with a minimum field resolution better than 5 μT. The system was traceably calibrated at SENIS’s accredited laboratory and its performance validated using an electromagnet provided by PTB, Germany’s National Metrology Institute (NMI).

FAMAS - Fast Angle Magnetic Sensor

Novel Fast Angle Magnetic Sensor (FAMAS) will allow to disrupt in the magnetic field sensor global market with a product with a very fast response (<1us) and very high resolution (<0.1°), highest rotational speed (200,000 rpm), and with the lowest price in the market. FAMAS is an innovative cost effective, fast and accurate magnetic angular sensor. It is an integrated magnetic field sensor that allows the measurement of the rotation angle of the in-plane component of a magnetic field, such as that of a permanent magnet attached to a rotating shaft.

Acknowledgement: The FAMAS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 816678. The funding supports the industrialization and commercialization of FAMAS.

FAMAS receives SEAL OF EXCELLENCE from the EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

SENIS AG goes Social Media

In order to get closer in touch with our clients and to better meet customers' business demands, we launched a project to improve our social media appearance. This project was done in cooperation with the students of Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland. A customer survey and personal interviews were performed, analyzed and an action plan was defined. To express our thanks for the participation on this survey, SENIS raffled a 3MTS USB Handheld Teslameter among all participants. The prize winner is our long-year customer the Swiss company maxon motor AG.

New Products

SENIS is continuously launching new products and solutions