Ingpuls aus Bochum develops and produces
smart materials based on SMA
“Today smart materials change the future of our products and the future of all humans.”
Ingpuls is a materials company
which produces elements based on shape memory alloys. As your partner, we design shape memory alloys / Nitinol with the properties you need for your innovative products using state-of-the-art manufacturing and characterization methods. We then produce these materials and develop the products with the functions you require. This is how high-tech products are created, with the SMA component at the center – everything from a single mold.
We will encounter Smart Materials,
such as NiTi-shape memory alloys (NiTi-SMA), wherever set movements and/or set forces are needed or requested. Whether in equipment for household, cars, heating, smartphones, satellites and even as functional implants in the human body.
allow the development of most efficient products and systems using SMA. Through skilful use of these functional materials, complex assembly groups can be more neatly arranged and reduced in size and weight. It is an effective way to minimize costs and at the same time conserve valuable resources which will be of equal benefit to the world and mankind.
What is behind SMA?
Shape memory alloys are metallic materials with the ability to recover their original shape after an apparently plastic deformation. Thereby reversible expansions between 6-8% can be reached.
Founded in 2009 as a spin-off to the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Ingpuls is now the only SMA manufacturer in Germany with the entire vertical manufacturing range from raw materials to finished components and known for their knowledge as SMA experts.
IP EMS0.1 von Ingpuls
Demonstration of the temperature compensation
THE IP EMS0.1 is the first commercially available control system for sma actuators. The system is used to control actuators with precise positioning. The positioning can be either discrete (on/off or multiple positions) or stepless including stopping points. In addition, the IP EMS0.1 enables real-time system diagnosis of the actuators as well as fatigue and ambient temperature compensation.