Services

Technical versatility
meets engineering excellence

Design engineering

IMPROVUM’s multidisciplinary team of mechanical, process and electrical engineers create turn-key projects for a wide array of designs from pilot plants to validate chemical processes or biotechnologies to prototypes of industrial machinery in a variety of sectors. In addition to design and construction, our team leads the setup, fine tuning and complete validation of the system.

Our technical versatility paired with our extensive experience in the various sectors such as the food & beverage industry, green economy, energy and healthcare gives us greater flexibility in helping our client achieve their product goals

Capabilities

  • Engineering, machinery assembly and set up and testing protocols
  • Product engineering, prototyping and industrialization of casings for electronic devices.
  • Electrical project development for pilot plant, machinery and test-bench validation
  • Low and medium tension electronic projects and electrical cabinet design and set-up

Mechanical Design

Conocimiento técnico

  • Conceptual design and specifications definition
  • Preparation of 3D models
  • Production and blueprints
  • Bill of materials
  • Prototyping and mechanical integration
  • Industrialization assessment
  • As-built documentation

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • Solid Works
  • Draftsight

Electrical Design

Conocimiento técnico

  • Loads definition
  • Calculations and sizing
  • Equipment lists & BOM
  • Single-line diagrams
  • Preparation of electrical schematics
  • Electrical cabinet layout, manufacturing and on-site installation

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • EPLAN Electric P8

Process Design

Conocimiento técnico

  • Characterization and selection of instrumentation
  • Sizing and selection of side equipment
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) development and optimization
  • Pipe characterization and sizing
  • Plant 3D modelling

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • Solid Works
  • AutoCAD P&ID

Industrial automation

Our expert team of engineers has experience with process and machine automation.

We work with the majority of the brands on the market which enables us to adapt to our client’s needs to help them achieve their project goals.

Our extensive experience in diverse sectors such as the food industry and green economy are attest to our ability to adapt to our client.

Capabilities

  • Design, production, machinery set up and test-bench verification
  • Industrial scale-up, set up and implementation of pilot plants
  • Product engineering, prototyping and industrialization of casings for electronic devices.
  • Electrical project development for pilot plant, machinery and test bench validation
  • Electrical cabinet design and set-up

Services

  • Technical requirements definition
  • Control system architecture definition
  • PLC programming
  • SCADA & HMI development
  • Creation of user’s manual
  • Commissioning and training for operators
  • Full automation and data exchange between the industrial process and cloud systems.

PLC

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • SIEMENS: TIA Portal
  • Beckhoff: TwinCat3
  • OMRON: CX-One
  • PANASONIC: Control FPWIN

SCADA/HMI

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • Indusoft
  • Wonderware Intouch
  • WinCC (SIEMENS)
  • CX-Supervisor (OMRON)
  • Terminal GTWIN (PANASONIC)

Communications

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • OPC: KEPServer
  • IoT: MQTT, REST
  • VPN: OpenVPN
  • Modbus RTU, Modbus TCPIP
  • Profinet
  • EtherCAT
  • EtherNET IP
  • Fins

Electronic circuit design

Experts in the complexities of hardware development and design, we use many different techniques to achieve the desired product design.

Our team of driven, knowledgeable engineers will work with you to craft and execute and carry out pre-certification testing to achieve the perfect design, from prototype to finished product, including pre-certification studies.

Capabilities

  • Schematic design
  • PCB design
  • Circuit simulation
  • Electronics manufacturing & assembly.
  • EMC assessment
  • Conducted emissions
  • Radiated emissions
  • Immunity testing
  • As-built documentation
  • High-speed digital design
  • Mixed signal design
  • Analog and RF design
  • Micro-controllers based design

Design for cost

  • Cost
  • Size
  • Operating and storage temperature
  • MIL/Industrial/Commercial grades based on application
  • Environmental specifications like vibration, humidity, and radiation

Design assurance

  • Signal Integrity
  • Cross-talk
  • Matching and Impedance control
  • Medium and high-voltage power supply design
  • Battery-management system for ultra-low power applications
  • Clock distribution
  • Timing analysis
  • PCB layer stacking

PCB design and pilot production

  • Optimum number of layers for a given use application
  • Material used for PCB
  • Component sourcing
  • PCB assembly
  • Assembled PCB testing

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • Altium
  • Ltspice
  • Solidworks

Firmware for microcontrollers

We develop embedded software from connected IoT devices to real time critical applications covering the main market architectures.

We use firmware to customize our client’s hardware, adding unique features to help products stand apart from competitors.

Capabilities

  • Firmware architecture design
  • Algorithm and protocol design
  • Experience in several architecture design: 8, 16, 32-bit
  • Production bootloaders design
  • Communications protocols/stacks

Services

  • Real-Time Embedded Application Development
  • Device Driver Development
  • BSP Development
  • Processor/OS Porting Services
  • RTOS based development
  • Board bring-up
  • Digital Signal Processing Algorithms
  • Porting across platforms
  • Battery-powered autonomous devices
  • ADC and DAC converters

Firmware development

Software/Tools/Communications/Languages

  • IAR
  • Eclipse
  • ThreadX, FreeRTOS
  • STmicroelectronics

Programming languages

Software/Tools/Communications/Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • Assembly

Communications

Software/Tools/Communications/Languages

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS
  • GPRS
  • GSM
  • LCD
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • NBIoT
  • Ethernet
  • MODBUS
  • CAN
  • and more

Test & quality assurance

IMPROVUM is committed to ensuring the quality of its products through rigorous testing.

Our services include both the planning phase as well as the execution of the various tests required to validate product requirements. Our expert team generates test plans and procedures. Starting with the testing plan at the system requirement specification level, which we continually track during project development up through execution in automatized test-bench validation.

Services

Design and production of test tools ensure quality in the production processes of electronic devices.

Test design

  • Establish a set of test cases to validate performance
  • Test planning, strategy and automation design of the established tests.

Electromechanical design & development

  • Design of test tool
  • Development of test benches
  • CNC machining

Electromechanical design & development

  • Design of the electronic interfaces and logics of the test benches.
  • Development of electronic hardware for test benches.
  • Programing of test-bench verification

PC app design & development

  • Design of the PC app for use of the test benches
  • Development of the PC app

Environmental impact

IMPROVUM is committed to the environment and to helping like-minded companies reduce their environmental impact.

Capabilities

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and processes

Services

  • Goals and scope definition
  • Life cycle inventory (LCI)
  • Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)
  • Project scenario assessment
  • Project scenario description
  • Scenario Comparison
  • Sensitivity check

Environmental impact

Software/Tools/Platforms

  • SimaPRO
  • ECOINVENT