Industrial coatings thickness measurement
Contactless - Non-destructive - Real-time
Quality control at the heart of the production

Products & Technology

Innovative devices for the thickness control of industrial coatings:

Contactless

The Enovasense solution enables to proceed to thickness measurement without any contact necessary. The use of a laser and an infra-red sensor make possible a coating analysis at a distance of 5 to 20 cm.

This allows to realise the measurement of coated pieces in the environment of their industrial deposition : on moving pieces, at a high temperature, or on fragile or humid pieces...

Non destructive

The laser heats very mildly the part to be analysed, so that neither the coating nor the main component are damaged or altered during the measurement process. 

This enables systematic analysis of every piece on a production line, even where the existing methods used to require to destroy a proof.

Real-time

The measurement process does not take longer than a second.

The Enovasense solution relies on a physical model which allows pre-calibration according to the environment in which it operates. The calibration phase is much lighter and faster that most existing methods. It can even be completely ignored on some industrial applications.

 

 

Geoffrey Bruno and Jean Inard-Charvin, Enovasense founders at the French National Meeting of Chief Innovation Officers in Paris on June 18th, 2014 (in French)

Geoffrey Bruno and Jean Inard-Charvin, Enovasense founders at Innovation Tuesdayon april 8th, 2014 (in French)

Markets

Galvanisation

To measure zinc thickness on steel at high temperatures.

Aeronautics

To measure engine coatings during deposition.

Automotive industry

To measure paint thickness.

Enovasense

our business

Enovasense was created in 2012 by two optical engineers who graduated from the Institut d’Optique, a grande école specializing in optics, located just outside of Paris.

The need for a precise thickness measurement of industrial coatings was identified after meeting a few key people in a various industries. It became obvious that the state of the art in that matter was not able to produce fully statisfactory solutions. The founders of Enovasense then had the idea to develop a technology based on photothermal radiometry, which refers to a range of techniques combining thermodynamics and optics.

Since the company was incorporated in February 2013, many industrial partnerships were progressively built in various sectors: galvanisation, aeronautics, health, and also the automotive and the energy sectors. Enovasense has developped an approach of growing commitment from our industrial partners in order to identify lead markets. In parallel, a market survey was carried out by a specialised research firm, which showed a strong interest for our technology. Our company conducts feasibility studies and in situ testing to prepare the industrialisation process. Our goal is to be able to offer for sale a reliable, efficient industrial device as quicly as possible.

Jean Inard-Charvin

President
Optical engineer, graduate from Institut d'Optique ParisTech
HEC Paris training - From Technology to Entrepreneurship
Rochester NY University (2011)
Beijing Language and Culture University (2010)

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Geoffrey Bruno

Executive Director
Optical engineer, graduate from Institut d'Optique ParisTech
Atomic Energy Commission of the French government (2011)
Thalès Alenia Space (2010)

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Awards

Lauréat du Concours Mondial d'Innovation
Lauréat 2013 du Concours national du Ministère de la Recherche
Lauréat 2014 du Concours i-Lab du Ministère de la Recherche
Lauréat 2013 de Scientipôle Initiative
Lauréat du Réseau Entreprendre

Partners

Projet issu de la Filière Innovation Entrepreneurs de l'Institut d'Optique
Membre d'Incuballiance, incubateur technologique d'Ile-de-France
Soutenu par BpiFrance
Membre du pôle de compétitivité Moveo
Membre d'Optics Valley, cluster d'entreprises de la filière optique

News

Enovasense will be on Control fair in Stuttgart from 26 to 29th of April : Hall 1 - Stand 1230

Enovasense is the innovative company of the week in l'Usine Nouvelle

Enovasense has moved to the Villejuif Biopark!

Enovasense attended a reception at the Elysee palace after winning the World Innovation Competition

Enovasense was invited at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research after winning the National Business Creation Competition

Enovasense is part of the Industrial Network & Systems roundtable at the Directors of Innovation National Meeting