Promoted Projects of STZ Mechatronik

Below you will find an overview of some projects in which the STZ Mechatronik was involved as a project partner.


Networked integrated magnetic direct drives

Grant number 03GWY01L

The VERDIAN collaborative enterprise sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the "innovative regional growth centres" programme is made up of ten companies and two research bodies operating in the Rennsteig region. Using its technical and technological core competence in the design, construction and manufacture of magnetic direct drives, the enterprise is pursuing the objective of developing direct drives on the basis of new design tools, function structures, magnet materials and manufacturing technologies.

The STZ Mechatronik focuses on the provision of development services in collaboration with other partners in the collaborative enterprise. The main tasks of the STZ Mechatronik in this context are the design of drives for a wide range of applications, the development of a motor test system, electronics development as well as the further development of magnetic measurement technology (MagHyst®).

For more information on the VERDIAN collaborative enterprise, visit the VERDIAN website at


Manufacturing technologies for microstructured inductors

Grant number 02PI1045

The aim of this joint research project is to develop technologies for the industrial production of microinductors with significantly reduced component volumes and increased parameter fields with respect to inductance factor, acceptable current load, parasitic capacitance, resistance and resonant frequency. Using high-performance substrates made from low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) and flexible polymers (polyimide, LCP), two basic technological concepts for microstructured inductors were developed into manufacturing processes suitable for mass production in the joint project.

For more information on MikroFun, visit the joint project website at


Measurement technology for the production-oriented characterisation of magnetic microcomponents

Grant number 16SV1901

CHARMA involved the development of a method for the spatially resolved magnetic characterisation of microcomponents. This made it possible for the first time to explain the influence of the manufacturing process and design of magnetic microsystems on their performance (expressed in magnetic properties). A microhysteresis sensor was developed for measuring the magnetic properties on microsystems technology components and for characterising magnetic function structures on wafers.

Consisting of a magnet yoke with air gap and a field and measuring coil, this sensor is used to generate a magnetic field and for inductive measurement of the magnetisation of the test object in order to determine the magnetic hysteresis properties.