The first one is the measurement of the raising and lowering of a container carried by a stacker crane. The speed and the position can be measured using our sensors to ensure safe handling.
That’s why all of our sensors are linear up to 0.10% for potentiometric sensors and incremental mode and up to 0.01% for sensors in absolute mode.
In June 2018, we obtained the RTC (research tax credit) accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. This approval recognizes the ability to perform R & D work.
Your expenses in R & D and prototypes that you entrust to our company will allow you to benefit from the RTC (subject to eligibility).
Because of its size and organization, AK Industries is a very flexible company. We use this advantage to meet your needs as quickly as possible.
Founded in 1998, AK-Industries specializes in the design and manufacture of sensors for measuring physical quantities, and more specifically in linear and angular sensors.
With over 20 years of experience, increasingly ambitious challenges are constantly reached for the most exigent clients, thanks to a motivated and dynamic young team.
Our 1600m² production facility located in Thal Marmoutier, 30 km from Strasbourg, European capital, has its own research office and an ultra modern and accurate CNC machine unit, using a variety of CAD tools. AK Industries also provides services for mechanical contracting.
Our products are used in many areas, like in wood industry, automobile, nuclear, medical, research centres or specialized machinery.
AK Industries in respect of its customers, always devotes more energy to produce innovative, robust and accurate sensors.
A cable reel equipped with an encoder can also quite measuring the displacement of a lifting apparatus and more specifically the output of a hydraulic cylinder in order to ensure the correct positioning for the operator.
The draw-wire displacement sensor can then measure the speed of descent and ascent of a lift in order to guarantee the user a trip at constant speed, a smooth stop and at the right height.
In 2001, 70 draw wire sensors from AK Industries were installed on the “GIANT 4”, the boat that was used to refloat the nuclear submarine “KOURSK” that weighed no less than 13 500 tons !
Giant 4 (Copyright 2008 ©Huisman Equipment B.V.)
The Bacalan Bridge
The Bacalan Bridge (©Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux)
Installation of 30 LVDT sensors in the CERN in Geneva for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): the most powerful particle accelerator in the world to validate physical theories.
Large Hadron Collider (©CERN)
- Woodworking machines (positioning control of a fixed blade with respect to a fixed blade)
- Geothermal drilling and boring machine (large measurement range sensors)
- On a hydroelectric dam to control gate opening
- Extruder control
- Fatigue test on airplane wing
- Positioning control of cutters on public works machine
- Positioning of glazing bead saw or press
- Several military applications (top secret)
- Raising a floor of a house (Canada)
We offer our competencies in such areas as machining, assembly of sub-assemblies and electronic integration.
Our machinery is adapted to your needs for small and medium-sized series (1 to 5000 parts), in materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel, brass or even plastic.
The production plant consists of
- One automatic sliding headstock lathe
- One Multitasking CNC lathe
- One 5-axis CNC lathe
- One 4-axis CNC lathe
- One 2-axis CNC lathe
- One 5-axis-milling machine
- Two 3-axis-milling machines
- One Electrical Discharge Machine
- One gear hobbing machine
Service & Repair
If this is the case, please rest assured, dear customers, that we will do our best to satisfy you and send you back the sensor as soon as possible (the average repair time is one week).
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Phone: +33 (0)3.88.02.09.02
Fax: +33 (0)3.88.02.09.03