Research & Development

A strong capacity for innovation

The KEP Technologies Research Centre, located in Caluire near Lyon,is a fundamental element in the group’s offering to the markets. Its size and the diversity of skills it offers make it a powerful innovation tool at the service of its industrial customers or scientific laboratories.

Thus KEP Technologies can imagine, create, implement and manufacture technically performing and financially profitable solutions.

The Research and Development Centre teams, which represent 10% of the group’s staff, participates especially in electronic engineering (hardware and software), in industrial IT,in mechanical engineering (part and unit design), in robotics and automation, in measurement and control solutions for industrial or scientific applications.
This equipment makes it possible for the group to effectively meet its customers’ expectations in terms of innovation, with a double objective of achieving smarter and economically controlled solutions.

 

DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT BY CONTACT

NON DESTRUCTIVE ASSAY

AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL LINE

Automatic dimensional control station for coffee capsules

Giant calorimeter for nuclear waste management

Manufacture and control of mechatronic modules

     

The manufacturer of a well known brand of coffee awarded us the design and manufacture of an automatic size control station for capsules using sampling. Twelve size controls are carried out per capsule, to an accuracy of 10µm (height, diameter, thickness, ovalisation, etc.).

 

The R&D Centre has just provided a first solution to issues in sorting and managing nuclear waste by designing and manufacturing the first high capacity calorimeter capable of characterising 380 litre casks of nuclear material in a single operation and four times faster.

 

A major automotive parts supplier awarded us the study and manufacture of a complete fully automated island for the
overmoulding of a mechatronic box All the operations required to overmould the box were integrated and automated on a linear and modular pallet transfer line, as well as the electric control operations, marking and storage.