CoreFlow Installed a Large Air-Floating Stage for Experimental Testing of Spacecraft Attitude and Orbit Control at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
CoreFlow HQ, ISRAEL, Nov. 29, 2017 -- CoreFlow Ltd., a leading solutions provider of non-contact advanced handling and conveying systems, recently installed a large air-floating stage at the Institute of Space Systems (IRAS) at Technical University of Braunschweig.
The air-floating stage is aimed to enable the experimental satellites to simulate a weightless environment by floating them on air cushions. Unlike most of existing air-floating stages where an experimental satellite requires separate supply of compressed gas to form the air cushions for themselves, the CoreFlow's air-floating stage at IRAS generates itself air cushions to support the test facilities. Thus long-term simulations are possible for the experimental testing of spacecraft attitude and orbit control.
The installed stage area size is 4 x 7 meters, and can float experimental satellite mockups at a minimum floating height of 50 micron above surface, with maximum weight of 30Kg, allowing experimental satellite mockups to experience rotational and translational degrees of freedom.
"CoreFlow air floating stage allows us to successfully run experimental satellites to experience rotational and translational freedom." said Prof. Enrico Stoll, Head of IRAS, "Orbital debris is a growing concern in spaceflight. Thanks to the CoreFlow system we are coming closer to our goal of developing new technologies for active debris removal"
About CoreFlow Ltd.:
CoreFlow develops manufactures and markets advanced handling and conveying solutions for Flat Panel Display (FPD) equipment manufacturers including LCD and OLED displays. With more than 700 installations worldwide, CoreFlow’s air floating solutions can be found on the production floors of many top FPD manufacturing fab plants, where they reliably handle the glass panels of the leading display brands. CoreFlow brings several decades of combined aero-mechanical expertise to deliver manufacturing solutions with unmatched quality, accuracy, and stability – solutions that minimize your risk and maximize your manufacturing yield and throughput. CoreFlow's headquarters and research facilities are based in Israel, with sales and support representatives located in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.
Additional information may be found at: www.coreflow.com
About Institute of Space Systems (IRAS):
The Institute of Space Systems’ (IRAS) research objective is the sustainable use and the safety of space infrastructure during design, operations, and disposal. IRAS is part of Technical University of Braunschweig and focuses on orbital dynamics of all objects on Earth orbits (space debris), orbit survey and orbit prediction, especially for light satellites and the re-entry of hazardous objects. The Space Debris workgroup belongs to the leading experts in the field of Space Debris modelling.
COREFLOW TO PARTICIPATE IN IHS 2017 CHINA DISPLAY CONFERENCE – Shanghai, September 7-8
CoreFlow CEO – Mr. Eric Joely – will present in the coming 2017 IHS China Display Conference at The Intercontinental Shanghai NECC, China on September 7-8, 2017.
The increasing demand for polymer and flexible glass displays brings new challenges of conveying and handling flexible substrates in the display manufacturing process. CoreFlow is offering an air floating solutions that can handle flexible substrates, and can meet the new demanding challenges.
Mr. Joely will talk about "High Precision Handling Solutions for Thin and Flexible OLED Substrates" that were developed by CoreFlow.
For more details about IHS 2017 China Display Conference and agenda click here.
About CoreFlow Ltd.
CoreFlow is an industry leader in high precision air-floating solutions for critical processes in the FPD and Semiconductor industries. The company develops, manufactures and markets handling, conveying and processing systems used by key equipment manufacturers around the globe.