Exxelia's components onboard Rover Perseverance
After the InSight probe that landed on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018 with our film capacitors onboard, it is with the Perseverance robot that Exxelia proudly makes its return to Mars!
At the end of a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance robot has landed on Mars yesterday at 3:55 pm EST. The mission's objective is to search for traces of ancient primitive life on the Red Planet. The robot is equipped with several measuring and sampling instruments, including SuperCam, MEDA and PIXL served by our components:
- Transformers and Inductors : SESI, CMC and MPCI series
- Film capacitors PM94 series
- Tantalum capacitors CTC21 series
- Ohmcraft resistors HVD, HVR and CN series
The main objective of SuperCam is to characterize the rocks present on Martian soil. The instrument can perform remote analyzes thanks to its laser and its spectometers, without waiting for the samples to return to earth, all with the aim of detecting any traces of primitive life.
The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, known as MEDA, makes weather measurements including wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity. It also measures the amount and size of dust particles in the Martian atmosphere.
PIXL is an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that provides fine-scale detection and analysis of chemical elements within the rocks and soil.
Exxelia Ohmcraft High voltage resistors in 3D dental imaging
To capture adequate images of a patient’s teeth and jaw, dentists rely on advanced 3D imaging from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. The CBCT system’s outputs are critical for the accurate diagnosis of oral health concerns and subsequent plans for treatment. To ensure the reliability of these images, manufacturers of CBCT systems have leveraged Exxelia Ohmcraft’s custom, high voltage resistors. “In general, X-Rays require very high voltages to operate and generate clear, precise 3D images,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “Because of the unmatched precision and control in surface-mount and leaded resistors from Exxelia Ohmcraft, manufacturers of this type of technology have turned to us to help ensure the reliability of their systems and the quality of the images they produce.” CBCT systems are used to assist dentists in a variety of procedures, including dental implant placement, root canal therapy, the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and oral surgery. Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.
Exxelia is a member of the French Fab
Exxelia is proud to be a member of La French Fab banner. La French Fab is the standard of the French industry in movement. A true unifying sign, gathering the SMEs, ETIs and large groups of the French territory. La French Fab embodies the companies and industrial sites located in France who recognize themselves in the will to develop the French industry, adhere to the concepts and values of the brand and want to wear its colors. With 6 industrial manufacturing plants in France, Exxelia shares the values of the French Fab in its desire to develop and transform French industry. Like the French Fab, Exxelia is convinced that the transformation of industry requires innovation to achieve industry 4.0. In order to achieve this objective, Exxelia has launched the development of industry 4.0 by placing digital technology at the heart of its strategy, and is currently in the deployment phase of this industry of the future which will contribute to the renewal of the French industrial ecosystem.