28 JUN 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 inadverse environmental conditions
with extreme temperatures.
Quantum-Systems specializes in the development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). The company’s range of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sUAS are built to maximize range and versatility and provide operators with a seamless user experience.
By integrating cutting-edge software capabilities like edge computing and real-time AI-powered data processing, Quantum-Systems is building next-generation UAS for clients in defence, security, public safety, commercial, and geospatial communities across Europe. Quantum-Systems was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 km west of Munich. For more information about Quantum-Systems
Contact: Claudia Steinhoff
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