IMSystems receives capital to optimise Archimedes Drive

29 Jan 2018, 16:50

The Delft-based start-up IMSystems receives an investment of 300.000 euros from UNIIQ Investment fund. The investment enables the spin-off from Delft University of Technology to enter the market with an optimised Archimedes Drive: a revolutionary transmission for high-precision robots.

The Archimedes Drive is a gearbox that uses friction instead of gear teeth to transmit torque. This device promises a revolution in gearbox technology and will change the world of robotics and other mechanical applications. The Archimedes Drive has many advantages, including ground-breaking improvements in size, weight precision and maintenance and could enable various innovations.

"The Archimedes Drive allows robots to function optimally, with higher precision, less maintenance and at a fraction of the weight of competing drives"

Thanks to the investment from UNIIQ, IMSystems can test the drive extensively. By collaborating with leading robotics manufacturers, the start-up plans to release a commercial product later this year.

“This focus on realising a commercial product in an early phase aligns perfectly with our philosophy”, UNIIQ fund manager Liduina Hammer states. “We invest pre-eminently in companies with pro-active teams that that focus on both the technical and commercial part of their organisation.”

Founder and CEO of IMSystems Jack Schorsch is pleased with the investment, as it enables his company to get the product faster to the market. “We are convinced that the Archimedes Drive is a significant hardware breakthrough that allows robots to function optimally, with higher precision, less maintenance and at a fraction of the weight of competing drives."

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