Quantum-Systems relies on Liebherr’s experience for the manufacturing of electronics, the autopilot and motor controller
In future, Liebherr’s Components product segment will manufacture the Quantum-Skynode autopilot and the motor controller for the Vector and Scorpion unmanned aerial systems. Quantum-Systems drones are used worldwide for mapping, surveying and reconnaissance applications.
Gilching (Germany), and Nussbaumen (Switzerland), 28 June 2022 – The Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) order by Quantum-Systems from Liebherr includes the procurement of components, the production of electronics and, in the case of the autopilot, also the assembly of the components. In addition, comprehensive testing services accompany the manufacturing processes and ensure high product quality.
In Liebherr we have found an ideal electronics partner for our drones. Liebherr’s decades of experience in the production of high-quality aerospace electronics flows directly into our products. This is an essential element for the performance of our drones, especially for operations in adverse environmental conditions with extreme temperatures.
Further expansion of cooperation
A tour of the Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH plant in Lindau at the beginning of June 2022 heralded the start of a further expansion of the cooperation beyond manufacturing services. In future, the focus will be on development and qualification in the field of electronics in particular. With its in-house test centre in Lindau, Liebherr can also carry out the qualification and verification of electronic components on-site.
Flexibility and wide range of applications for the drones
The drones from Quantum-Systems can be equipped with different sensors and cameras. The possibility to take off and land vertically provides additional flexibility in use. The autopilot manufactured by Liebherr also enables fully autonomous drone operations. Fields of application are, for example, the health analysis of plants from the air, the progress monitoring in open-cast mines or the provision of live situational awareness from disaster areas.
Long-standing experience in electronics manufacturing
For over 40 years, Liebherr’s electronic components have proven their value daily all over the world in a wide variety of industries, such as aviation, construction, and mining. When it comes to the electronics manufacturing processes, the company draws on its profound cross-industry experience in operation under the most demanding conditions. This, in turn, ensures high quality in component assembly and installation.
About Liebherr-Components AG
In this segment, the Liebherr Group specialises in the development, design, manufacturing of high-performance components in the field of mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive and control technology. Liebherr-Component Technologies AG, based in Bulle (Switzerland), coordinates all activities in the Components product segment.
The extensive product range includes diesel and gas engines, injection systems, engine control units, axial piston pumps and motors, hydraulic cylinders, slewing bearings, gearboxes and winches, switchgear, electronic and power electronics components, and software. The high-quality components are used in cranes and earthmoving machinery, in the mining industry, maritime applications, wind turbines, automotive engineering or in aviation and transport technology. Synergy effects in s other product segments of the Liebherr Group are used to drive continuous technological development.
About the Liebherr Group
The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a highly diversified product portfolio. The company is one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. It also provides high-quality and user-oriented products and services in a wide range of other areas. The Liebherr Group includes over 140 companies across all continents. In 2021, it employed more than 49,000 staff and achieved combined revenues of over 11.6 billion euros. Liebherr was founded in Kirchdorf an der Iller in Southern Germany in 1949. Since then, the employees have been pursuing the goal of achieving continuous technological innovation, and bringing industry-leading solutions to its customers.
Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability.
The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities enable its users to capitalise on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency.
The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence.
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