Mide Technology is an engineering company that delivers technology products that utilize the unique properties of smart materials such as piezoelectrics, hydrogels and shape memory alloys for the aerospace, marine, automotive, research, and manufacturing industries. Applications for the Company’s products include defense/aerospace, industrial instrumentation, transportation, process controls and factory automation.
Midé's QuickPack™ (Packaged piezos) and PowerAct™ (conformable piezos) piezoelectric transducers bring piezoelectric technology to a number of new applications. Through a proprietary manufacturing process, the QuickPack and PowerAct transducer packages piezoelectric materials in a protective skin with pre-attached electrical leads, producing a highly reliable component with no soldered wires. The QuickPack and PowerAct actuator's protective skin also provides electrical insulation and defense against humidity and harsh contaminants. It makes piezoelectrics easier to use and easier to integrate into your products.
Mide's EHE004 Energy Harvesting Power Conditioning Circuit converts the AC output from a piezoelectric energy harvester to a regulated DC output. The EHE004 consists of a full-wave rectifier with integrated charge management and DC-DC conversion, and connects directly to any Volture™ piezoelectric energy harvesting product. The DC output can be configured to the following voltage settings: 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, and 3.6V. The board includes 200 μF of storage capacitance onboard - more capacitance can be added if required.
Midé's Slam Stick™ Vibration Data Logger is a high speed ultra portable rechargeable data logger capable of measuring acceleration in all three axes. The device uses a USB Port for on the fly configuring, charging and downloading of data. Simple configuration software allows users to tailor the device to their specific needs. The configuration options include an adjustable delay time before each measurement, different measurement durations, and a trigger based on a pre-determined acceleration level. The Slam Stick™ can be used for many different applications including energy harvesting vibration characterization, modal surveys and equipment monitoring.
Midé's Volture™ Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters convert otherwise wasted energy from mechanical vibrations into useable electrical energy. The Volture™ accomplishes this by utilizing normally brittle piezoelectric materials. The Midé Volture™ energy harvester is unique amongst other piezo based energy harvesters because it incorporates Midé's patented piezoelectric transducer packaging technology. Through a proprietary manufacturing process, the Volture™ packages piezoelectric materials in a protective skin with pre-attached electrical leads, producing a robust component with no soldered wires. The Volture’s™ protective skin also provides electrical insulation and defense against humidity and harsh contaminants.