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Centrum Badań i Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu S.A. (CBRTP)

Type
Private research centre
Address

3A Ludwika Waryńskiego
Śródmieście
00-645 Warszawa
Poland

Description

Centrum Badań i Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu S.A. (eng. CBRTP – Industrial Research and Development Center) is a commercial research and technology center/hub specializing in materials science, photovoltaics, physics, geophysics, electrotechnics, robotics and automation. CBRTP creates and implements improvements and innovations of technology, systems and industrial processes, using knowledge and experience of itself and those of its strategic commercial and science partners. Since its conception in 2013, CBRTP has accumulated experience in conducting R&D projects (16 completed and ongoing projects, including 4 as sole beneficiary and two as consortium leader) financed by national and European Commission funds.

CBRTP is an effective catalyst for cooperation between companies, scientific entities and business itself. From the very beginning of its activity and to this day, CBRTP conducts scientific applicative research and development work on its own and in collaborative environments. R&D projects conducted so far are described in detail on our website: https://www.cbrtp.pl/projekty/.

CBRTP team consists of experienced management and regular research personnel of 33 carefully selected specialists (and twice as many external partners experts and contractors), including 8 PhDs and 5 professors, . The team consists of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, nanoscale specialists, as well as a host of engineers proficient in different fields as automation, robotics, mechatronics, electrics, electrotechnics, software engineering.

CBRTP has ongoing close ties with different public and private entities. The list includes academic partners and industrial and/or SME partners in Poland and throughout Europe. In terms of services provided for industry and SME partners CBRTP has collaborated with several partners. CBRTP owns a professional lab and collaborates with laboratories equipped with world-class apparatus, simulators and tools for a better response and coverage of the needs of the industrial sector.

 

Industrial enterprises:

The tightest collaboration is maintained between CBRTP and HANPLAST Sp. z o.o (HANPLAST). Since 1993 HANPLAST has been a leader in plastics processing industry. The company also operates a tool shop fitted with 18 CNC machines that allows the company the production of its own equipment. HANPLAST has since branched off and ventured into the photovoltaic market. In 2015 a photovoltaic module assembly line was initiated.  HANPLAST became the world’s first company to initialize production using SmartWire Connection Technology patented by Swiss company Meyer Burger. CBRTP acts as an R&D unit to improve HANPLAST operation. The two companies have several completed and ongoing joint research projects.

HPT Innovation Sp. z o.o.

HPT Innovation has been operating in the plastics processing industry since 2002, and its scope includes: design and production of plastic parts and injection mold, design and implementation of full automation systems production, optimization of the production process to launch serial production, which makes the entrepreneur a specialist in the field of production of polymer products: from the design and implementation of technological processes to product quality final. The cooperation between HPT Innovation and CBRTP includes the implementation of a research and development project in the field of the development of metallic-polymer compositions and technologies for manufacturing layered nonwovens based on antimicrobial and filtration properties for sanitary or medical protection products

STRABAG Sp. z o.o.

STRABAG in Poland is a part of a European construction concern, which carries out over 15 thousand projects a year in the world - a leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, with significant and stable equity. STRABAG's activity is characterized by a comprehensive range of construction services, modern technologies, high quality materials and the latest generation of machinery.In cooperation with CBRTP, STRABAG carries out research and development projects.  The purpose of the project is to develop in research process a robotized bricklaying-plastering system (ZSMT), for applications in the construction industry.

SINTUR Sp. z o.o.

SINTUR is a manufacturer of components for household appliances, primarily for refrigeration equipment and products for the power industry. The company also offers galvanizing services. The cooperation between CBRTP and SINTUR is carried out on the basis of subcontracting in the research and development project "Technology of production of refrigeration system components".

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK), which has been active since 1st February 2010, encompasses presentation of the latest international art, education as well as research and publication projects. MOCAK’s two most important aims are presenting the art of the two last decades in the context of the post-war avant-garde and conceptual art as well as clarifying the rationale of creating art by highlighting its cognitive and ethical value and its relationship with everyday reality. All the projects will be undertaken by the Museum with diverse audiences in mind. The publications produced will provide information bringing closer the origin and significance of the works and events presented and placing them in contexts. The institution considers it an important challenge to reduce prejudice against very recent art. CBRTP has implemented a project of an smart tool for predicting energy demand and enabling remote control of individual selected objects within the MOCAK infrastructure.

PBG Geophysical Exploration Ltd. offers a broad range of non-invasive geophysical methods for minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbon exploration in worldwide operate. Company have a highly-trained staff of geophysicists with good professional experience and international practice. PBG operates high-technology measurement equipment for data acquisition and use of professional software for processing and interpretation of data. Company have gained  experience in Europe, Africa and Asia, executing contracts for oil and mining corporations, government and research agencies and private companies - always in accordance with the highest standards and with the expectations of our clients. In business since 1950, PBG Ltd. had made a name providing first-class services to its clients.

As part of one of the research projects, CBRP has developed a solution enabling the filtration of disturbances in measurement systems used in geophysical methods of searching for deposits. Another example of cooperation is the development of an innovative solution enabling the monitoring of linear and strategic land infrastructure and the economic optimization of the conducted projects.

Centrum Badań i Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu S.A. (CBRTP)

Centrum Badań i Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu S.A. (CBRTP)

Contact Person
Laura Kloch
EU projects Consultant
E-mail
laura.kloch@cbrtp.pl
Phone
+48 783200252
Mateusz Wlazło
Branch manager, R&D section
E-mail
mateusz.wlazlo@cbrtp.pl
Phone
+48 725410610
Wojciech Andrysiewicz
Research Worker
E-mail
wojciech.andrysiewicz@cbrtp.pl
Phone
+48 783110410
Equipment

CBRTP runs several R&D and production facilities:

  1. Nanomaterials laboratory, including processing and characterization facility with R&D and semi-industrial equipment for photovoltaic and piezoelectric applications:
    • ISO5 clean room facility

The facility is dedicated to coating and nanostructures deposition. It is possible to create nanolayers with extreme uniformity and precision down to atomic monolayers over large surface areas, or in batches of many dozen of smaller samples. In order to perform process verification and quality control, the laboratory is equipped with quick characterization tools that allow to determine basic and more complex electrical, optical and structural parameters.

    • Deposition systems / layer engineering

The combination of three different deposition systems creates a great versatility

      • Batch atomic layer deposition (ALD): Two Beneq P400 reactors with 350x1000 mm vacuum chambers. The turnkey system including five parallel feeding lines has received an in-house upgrade at CBRTP. This enables the deposition of materials with higher chemical complexity with more metal cations, and additional anions in the form of sulfides (XS-). In addition to standard oxide deposition, sulfides and nitrides can be deposited, as well as their mixtures. This kind of functionality makes the ALD equipment unique on an unprecedented scale.
      • Batch plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD): This system is dedicated fulfills similar purposes as the ALD reactors. While not as precise, the use of plasma enables faster deposition at lower temperatures.
      • Physical vapor deposition: This sputtering system designed from scratch at CBRTP features both DC and AC (RF) sputtering. This makes the system one of the most versatile and adaptable compared to the market and can be used to deposit metals, seminconductors and insulators. Installation pending (Q4/2020)
    • Surface modification
      • Conditioning and heating chamber: This chamber operates under controlled atmosphere and can be used for heating in oxygen-free conditions.
      • Ceramic roller furnace: 4 heating zones with IR heaters allow to precisely control the heating curves and profiles of samples. The furnace topology simulates capabilities of analogous industrial tools.
      • IR heating station: Supplementary to the ceramic roller furnace, the heating is concentrated over a large area that allows to heat a batch of substrates instead of processing them one by one in sequence.
      • Tape caster: Used for coating the substrates with thin layers of liquid.
    • Solar cell measurement systems
      • Open-circuit voltage (VOC) measurement: Open-circuit voltage is the basic parameter that determines the performance of devices used in energy conversion, such as solar cells and batteries.
      • Minority carrier lifetime measurement­­: In a material used for photoconversion, the lifetime of excited carriers determine how much incident light is converted into useful current.
      • Solar simulator with light and dark I-V characteristics: Full current-voltage characteristics can be measured under simulated solar illumination at standard test conditions: temperature 25°C, solar irradiance 1000 Watts per square meter, air mass 1.5.
    • Electrical properties
      • Four point probe: Sheet resistance measurements
      • Contact resistance mapping (Corescan): This instrument can be used to detect problems with processing of different layers in thin film electronics. A discontinuity in contact resistance is often a telltale sign of an underlying issue that needs to be identified and further investigated.
      • Hall effect measurement: Used to determine electronic transport coefficients. Installation pending (Q1/2021)
    • Optical and imaging systems
      • Reflectometer: Thickness and refractive index derived from perpendicular reflected light.
      • Spectroscopic ellipsometer: Thickness and refractive index measurement by observation of intensity and phase change of light reflected at an angle from a surface. This measurement is slower than reflectometry but more precise, especially for metallic samples.
      • Scanning electron microscope: The ThermoFisher Phenom Pharos system is a mobile solution. It can be quickly assembled on-site and placed on a tabletop. It includes powerful imaging with the field emission source allowing to reach magnifications of up to 1 000 000 x allowing to resolve features that are few nanometers wide. The system also includes energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). This extension allows elemental analysis and chemical characterization of samples.
    • Device modelling with the APSYS environment: Semiconductor device simulation allows to design modern devices with precise parameters that can be later reproduced in actual production.
  1. Manufacturing facility with industrial equipment:
    • Visual inspection station
    • Wafer sorting and distribution robots
    • Inline wet processing platform
    • Inline LPCVD
    • Batch PECVD
    • Metallization printing and firing modules
    • Laser ablation/isolation module
    • Aging tester with climate chamber
    • Diffusion module
    • PSG removal module
  2. Outdoor testing of PV modules at multiple sites in Poland and across Europe
    • Planned testing of PV farms and their environmental impact ( Q3/2021)
  3. The Laboratory of Automation and Industrial Robotics provides a number of popular solutions to common problems in modern robotic production, transmission automation and laboratory systems. The equipment in the laboratory is used to analyze both typical instrumentation and innovative solutions that have not been used so far.

The laboratory equipment consists of, to name a few, automated mechanical transport equipment, control and programming of industrial robots, programmable PLC controllers, hardware in the loop devices, software SCADA tools, FPGA rapid prototyping systems as well as software tools and measurement data acquisition, including databases.

The laboratory is mainly used to conduct unconventional research works for industrial institutions, to make prototype control electronics systems used for developing and testing control algorithms in real time.

    • Industrial collaborative robots, Universal Robots - six-axis manipulators with real force measurement are used to design and test patterns for industrial production lines.
    • CAD, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, IronCAD environments - software for designing machine parts and production lines, creating technical documentation, visualization and FEM simulation of developed models.
    • 3D printing in three technologies FDM, Binder Jetting, SLA - creating real objects from developed or delivered CAD models. Production of complementary elements for the developed industrial devices and machines.
    • Tool and devices for prototyping and assembly of mechanical elements: bench drill, band saw, disc grinders, assembly tool sets. Sets of mechanical measuring tools: digital calipers, micrometers, sets of inside gauges, feeler gauges, standards and gauges.
    • Industrial measuring equipment:
      • Class S electricity quality analyzers - a device for assessing power supply conditions and diagnosing the operation of industrial devices in the power grid
        • Electronic measuring equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, arbitrary generators) - prototyping and diagnostics of industrial automation devices. Measurement devices with an accuracy below 0.05%, operating in the DC to 6 GHz bands.
          • Single-board electronic systems - Xilinx systems equipped with FPGA processors enabling parallel processing of data from acquisition systems and as a support for post-processing, microprocessor systems with ARM Cortex-A RaspberryPi architecture, microcontroller systems for working in the Arduino, STM32 Nucleo real-time regime.
    • Server computing clusters equipped with IntelXeon and AMD Threadripper processors - the hardware is used to conduct engineering calculations, in particular, flow calculations, strength of structural elements, rendering visualization and designing and developing structures based on machine learning (including deep neural networks).
    • Precise LIDAR 3D LEICA RTC 360 laser scanner - allows you to perform precise scans and on their basis create 3D space models of real objects, including linear infrastructure, spaces of industrial halls, offices, building structures.

Industrial UV lasers with high light power (20W) adapted to continuous operation - the Coherent AVIA forests enable the processing of a wide range of materials, including cutting, engraving, ablation, in atypical materials such as silicon, ceramics, polymers.

Services

Surface engineering

Vacuum reactors systems located at CBRTP nanomaterials laboratory allow for precise coating with layers between a few nanometers up to a few micrometers. Processing is performed in ISO5 clean room with adherence to strict norms and procedure, which results in high quality of deposition. Process parameters are highly adjustable to client specification of substrate size, quantity, desired film thickness and properties.

New coating processes can be designed from scratch and verified from a chemical viewpoint.

The functional materials that can be coated at CBRTP include:

·       Interference layers, such as band filters, beam splitters, polarizers, mirrors, etc.

·       Anti-reflective coatings

·       Photonics crystals

·       Optical diffraction elements

·       Efficient and selective transmission or reflective grids

·       Antibacterial and sterile coatings

·       Hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings

·       Barrier and protective coatings

·       Diffusion membranes

·       Transparent conductive oxides

·       High-k dielectrics

Thermal treatment

Several solutions are available for repeatable thermal treatment, including protective atmosphere (Ar, N2). Typical applications include thermal conditioning, sintering, oxidation.

Modeling and simulation

Semiconductor devices can be treated in TCAD software APSYS with a commercial license. Electrical, optical, and thermal properties can be determined in its “multiphysics" model. Is can be used for initial verification of properties and operation of light-sentitive and light-emitting devices.

Materials characterization

The properties of materials deposited on solid surface can be measured.

1.       Scanning electron microscopy with high resolution can be performed with a mobile station that can be transported to client location. The elemental composition of samples can also be determined.

2.       Electrical measurements can aid in the determining conduction type, carrier concentration, resistivity, etc.

Optical measurements can help with determining film thickness and refractive index

Service for Industry and SMEs
Yes