News: Discover Mirmex, the EIC-pilot funded robotic company active in ultra light Micromotors
Discover Mirmex, the EIC-pilot funded robotic company active in ultra light Micromotors, small high-performance electric motors that fit in the palm of a hand.
There are many applications that depend on micromotors: prosthetic arms, surgical robots or medical power tools. However, the micromotors currently in use were invented 40 years ago without any real innovation since then. This is about to change with the launch of the FlexCoil technology by Mirmex Motor.
The core innovation consists of printing the motor winding (the part generating the magnetic force that creates the rotation) on a flexible PCB (printed circuit board) instead of manufacturing it out of copper wire. Once rolled tubularly, it enables novel winding geometries, currently impossible with conventional technology. This improves the performance of the micromotors in terms of compactness or efficiency.
Mirmex Motor is a spin-off from the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) with an exclusive exploitation license on the technology. A team of passionate people whose goal is to improve everyone's life through disruptive products. The products are designed for small to medium size companies willing to optimize their performance.