ALTEN’s historical core business is Engineering and has been recognised for 35 years as a tier-one technological partner of major clients within the industry. Through its engineering activities, the ALTEN Group, with its 54,100 employees including 88% of high-level consulting engineers, provides solutions to its customers throughout the entire product life cycle.

ALTEN is your tier-one technological partner in Engineering

Engineering plays a pivotal role in shaping the modern world, driving innovation, and addressing complex challenges faced by humanity. Our innovation Labs in cutting-edge technology fields (e.g. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence…), our global presence and global support in more than 30 countries, our human and technical organisation, the performance of our offshore structures and our excellent knowledge of our customers’ business environments make us the leading technological partner for key accounts in the industry.

In this video, discover our Technical Manager Gwen talking about the Engineering division in ALTEN, the trends in the industry, and the specificities of the Dutch market.

“Without engineers you only have ideas. Engineers are the people who turn those sometimes great, sometimes weird ideas into something that’s actually physically possible.”

Gwen Calluy

Our success stories

ALTEN, in collaboration with a Dutch company specialized in machines and mechatronic systems, developed an innovative solution to automate the leaf cutting process in greenhouses.

The solution uses artificial intelligence, algorithms, and path planning to achieve this. The system moves around in the greenhouse by means of navigation. While driving, the system will stop at specified distances, take an image of the crop, that is analysed by multiple algorithms, so the exact position and orientation of the gripper are determined. Using a SCARA robot, in combination with a self-developed gripper, the system moves towards the cucumber leaf to cut it according to the guidelines of the greenhouse grower.

ALTEN participates in the development of the thermal modelling for controller design of the optical path in high-end lithography machines.

In lithography systems, light is used to print patterns on wafers that are used in computer chip production. This light should not be distorted too much by whatever mirrors and lenses it encounters on its way to the wafer, while the light also heats up these mirrors and lenses, causing them to deform a bit. In most high-end lithography machines, the specifications are so tight that this effect becomes relevant. Combine this with a push for higher production speed (and thus higher heat loads), it should come as no surprise that active control is required. To design the controllers, considering mirror and lens temperatures, a suitably accurate model is needed.

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