The R&D unit masters all technologies and techniques related to the design and manufacture of accelerators and RF components. The design is defined by the product manager, as well as all the specifications, calculations and simulation.
Each one of our PhDs and engineers is specialized in a particular field and PMB offers the following expertises:
Thermomechanical and thermofluid simulations (Ephysics & ANSYS NLT software)
Ultra-high vacuum, design and processes rules
Assembly techniques (brazing, TIG, laser, as well as electron beam welding)
High voltage and electrostatics
Electronic design and automation
When the design phase is over, the R&D unit, transfers the design and high-level specifications to the industrialization and engineering department.
Industrialization and Engineering
This team is in charge of all operating and manufacturing procedures, control programs, machining operations (including inspection). They also handle manufacturing operator trainings, First Article Inspection (FAI), transfer and support to the production unit, as well as communication with customers.
This team of highly qualified technicians has all the necessary skills to manufacture, assemble and test all components.
We basically have the equipment necessary for a manufacturing vertical integration:
Brazing: more than 25 brazing furnaces, in different atmospheres (vacuum or hydrogen), vertical or horizontal
Welding: TIG welding stations and one laser welding station
Assembling: 6 "gray" rooms and one clean room (ISO 5)
Cleaning: several precision cleaning machines (vapor phase, automatic ultrasound and detergent line), a chemical section for miscellaneous acid attacks and electropolishing
Testing: RF measurements with network analyzers, 9 He leak-testing machines, 3D control (4 Tridim) and electric tests, and a laboratory for metallurgical analysis
Our systems unit is mainly focused on handling the assembly and production lines, as well as the product testing inside our own bunker, at our main facility. There are two product lines: ORIATRON linacs, for NDT inspection and radiotherapy, and iMiGiNE, for the automated production of radiotracers.
As well as supervising the design and manufacture of these systems, the team provides a proper maintenance of the machines through a hotline, ensuring an excellent service at all times.
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Quality, Continuous Improvement and Lean Management
Under the certification of ISO 9001:2015, this team ensures the best quality level for our customers, and manages continuous improvement and lean management programs.
Business Support Functions
In addition to crucial engineering roles, PMB has a set of business functions departments such as Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing and Plant Management. These support roles play an important part in our company’s operational and strategic functioning, allowing us to deliver the highest quality service to our clients.