A selection from our numerous projects


Visual inspection system based on a Keyence microscope

IDC develops and builds a semi-automatic inspection system for lenses for a Swiss customer. Based on the Keyence VHX video microscope, the specially designed tripod with motorized XY stage and the specially developed software ScanXpro, a complete system for the automatic scanning of substrates up to 300mm is created. The acquired images are stitched together, classified with the IDC software ClassX and documented with a “Visual Inspection Map”.


Automatic optical inspection system (AOI)

IDC is responsible for the project of a fully automated inspection system for semiconductor lasers. With two software developers the entire system is set up, the processes defined and put into operation. A second AOI has now been delivered and is supported by IDC.


Punching unit for preforms

IDC develops and manufactures OEM modules for punching solder foils (pre-forms) from coils. Several modules are integrated into the OurPlant series micro-assembly system to form a complete power module assembly system: https://haecker-automation.de/en/power-module-assembly/


Sinter press / contacting station

In the semiconductor industry, new processes are being launched for the production of IGBTs for power modules. IDC develops and builds innovative modules for the company Haecker Automation, which are used as sintering presses up to 10KN and 300°C or as contacting stations for electrical tests. Video

The ultra-compact design allows the integration of several modules into a micro assembly system of the OurPlant series: https://haecker-automation.de/ourplant/.


3D tire scanner

Reading and evaluating the labels on tire sidewalls automatically is a challenge. Especially if the tire is not rotating as usual but is transported on a conveyor belt. Different tire sizes and double-sided scanning impose high demands on software and hardware.
IDC develops and builds a prototype for a large logistics center in Switzerland. We have proven the feasibility of this project with a cooperation partner in Switzerland specialized in 3D data acquisition and analysis.


Gear grinding machine for internal gears

IDC develops and builds its own internal profile grinding machine, which is unique in the world. Internal helical gears can be produced with complicated corrections and highest accuracy. The heart of the machine is the directly driven hollow shaft with a continuous inner diameter of 400mm.


Fully Automatic Cast Part Machining

IDC implements a fully automated turnkey machinery for cast part machining in the automotive supplier industry. The concept is based on a double-portal automation system which moves the workpieces to the machining tools on two stations. The milling movement is carried out by the portal, the drilling movement by the tool heads.


Fully Automatic Test System for Casted Parts

IDC implements a turnkey solution for the automatic testing (optical and tactile) of casted parts as well as marking defective parts. In addition to the tactile test, a visual system for optical quality control is used. The system inspects and measures up to two million parts per year.


Extra flat tire gripper

In the cross to cross stacking of car tires, the space conditions for a gripper system are always very limited. IDC develops a special solution with a super flat gripper for robot systems. The gripper is fixed to the grey flange on a robot. Small retractable clamping jaws grip the tire from the inside outwards.


Shape, size and design à la watch industry

This men’s jewellery presents itself as an adjustable buckle in combination with an Italian designer shoe. Small parts with sophisticated mechanics coupled with the Swiss designer’s demands make this project sophisticated and unique. IDC transforms the ideas outlined above into a fully-featured CAD model.


High dynamic automation system

IDC develops together with the customer an automation system for highly dynamic processes. Low manufacturing costs for large quantities are key criteria for the conceptual design. With innovative approaches, a system with very few components has been developed.


Large diesel turbo-test stand

IDC develops together with the customer a test stand for measuring turbine blades of radial compressors during operation. This system transfers the highest speeds and power to the test item with two opposing flat belts. A robust steel box (shown in gray in the picture) protects against dangerous damage to the test specimens during operation.


Tunnel-Laser scanner

System for scanning the environment from a moving train. The main component consists of two high speed spindles that deflect a measuring laser beam radially. During the ride of the train, a virtual tunnel is scanned in 3D. IDC, together with the customer, takes over the development, builds the prototypes and the special spindles required for the rough operating conditions.


Guiding system for brain tumor biopsies

Surgical interventions through the skull calotte are often performed with long and thin instruments through a thumb hole. In order to define the path beforehand and to be able to guide the instrument during surgery, the inner guide sleeve is pre-positioned and fixed accordingly. This aid is made entirely of plastic. IDC has developed this concept together with the University Hospital of Zurich.


High Performance Jet Drive

Free-form model for the calculation and simulation of the optimal flow geometry. The whole setup is fully parameterized and can be adapted very quickly and easily. IDC develops, calculates, builds and tests the first prototype on its own test bench.


Portal for Lens Handling

Portal system for measuring and positioning of laser lenses. The pick & place head is equipped with a quick-release gripping system with high repetitive accuracy. IDC assumes the conceptual design together with the customer, designs and builds the prototypes.