R&D programs

Rocket project

Clemessy has joined a project run by the Jules Verne Institute of Technological Research by becoming a partner on the ROCKET project, working on parallel cable robotics.

The ROCKET project brings together teams from the Jules Verne ITR, STX France, Clemessy, B&R Automation, Clarté and the CNRS. It consists in developing a parallel cable robot solution for sheet metal handling.

«"Parallel cable robot systems offer many advantages for manufacturers, in particular for the handling, assembly, inspection and maintenance of large parts. We are confident that our current and future customers will be interested in this new technology

Frédéric Branchet, Sales Manager Clemessy West-Atlantic

Depending on the types of configuration, parallel cables robots position themselves as an alternative which is a technological breakthrough, more profitable and complementary to other robotic solutions such as the arm with 4, 5 or 6 axes.

Economical and compact, they offer interesting features: handling heavy loads, moving them precisely quickly and precisely in a volume over large distances very quickly, controlling their orientation/position, without any swaying phenomenon. The best-known cable robot is used in sports stadiums allowing a camera to film directly in the thick of the action.



Jules Verne ITR

The Jules Verne ITR is a shared industrial research centre dedicated to manufacturing. It was set up in 2012 as part of the AVENIR investment programme. It aims to improve the competitiveness of strategic industrial sectors by means of technological breakthroughs on manufacturing processes. Its research focuses on topics targeting opportunities on markets in the short and medium term.

Its core business is the development of generic and multi-sector technological components in 3 major areas:

  • Integrated product/process design
  • Innovative processes
  • Flexible and intelligent systems