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Engineering capability

Specialized experience

UMBRAGROUP’s industrial line, backed by years of specialized experience, designs and develops products for various fields of application:

  • Machine tool
  • Industrial automation
  • Biomedical
  • Lamination and forging
  • Sheet metal working
  • Plastic injection
  • Robot
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Railroad
  • Energy
  • Measurement systems
  • Nuclear

Engineering in UMBRAGROUP

UMBRAGROUP’s engineering history began in the 1970s, with the design of large industrial bearings. Through the challenges tackled down through the years, the company gained more and more expertise in the manufacture of both components (bearings, recirculating ball screws, engines and motors…) and complete electromechanical systems, incorporating all the know-how acquired over time.

With their “customer-oriented” approach aiming for a total understanding of the application, UMBRA engineers use modern software tools to assist the customer in choosing the type, size, and performance calculations of the product.

The engineering organization is made up of multifunctional teams specializing in each product line:

  • Ball bearings and large roller bearings (IR>90mm);
  • Recirculating ball screws (miniature, standard, and high-speed and high-load);
  • Electromechanical systems (actuators and electrospindles).

Design for Robustness

The aim of the engineering is "design for robustness", through the use of Six Sigma philosophy-based tools (APQP, FMEA, D-FMEA, PFMEA, PPAP...).
Well-structured problem-finding and problem-solving activities are carried out every day, using techniques such as DMAIC, 5-Why's, 8D, Ishikawa, etc.
The problem-solving results are then applied in the design and development of new products, in a "continuous improvement" approach.

Tools created for the customer

Using the online tools, customers can choose the standard industrial product closest to their needs.

UMBRAGROUP’s ability to ensure a world-class quality level of its products can be ascribed to its total control of the production process: from the traceability of raw materials to its reporting on the most advanced dimensional checks and non-destructive tests.

UMBRAGROUP’s high standards enable it to serve such key sectors as railroads and wind energy.

Research & Development programs

Through the years, UMBRAGROUP has been a lead character in the introduction of numerous product innovations.

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