FMTC - Flanders' MECHATRONICS Technology Centre

Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre vzw (FMTC) is a member organization with the mission to jointly develop and utilize mechatronic competences to strengthen the competitive edge of the member companies and of the Flemish manufacturing industry.

FMTC was founded by AGORIA, the Belgian technology industry federation, and leading mechatronic companies in Flanders.

Atlas Copco, Bekaert, BEST Sorting, Bluways, CNH, Dana, DotOcean, Gilbos, Hansen Industrial Gearboxes, Induct BVBA, LMS, LVD, NiniX Technologies, Picanol, Philips GTD Mechanization, Televic Rail, Terumo, Van De Wiele, Van Hoecke Automation and ZF Wind Power Antwerpen are member companies of FMTC. The mechanical engineering department of the Catholic University of Leuven and Sirris are associated members of FMTC.

To achieve its mission, FMTC conducts industry-driven joint projects and contract research assignments in the following research programs: smart sensors, self-optimization of mechatronic systems, energy efficient electro-mechanical drive-lines, and model-based design of mechatronic systems.

As a technology demonstrator FMTC developed the first badminton robot in the world.

More video’s can be found on FMTC’s youtube channel.

For its operation, the centre is supported by the Flemish government (IWT)