Silicone Actuator SXTA: Pioneering the use in vehicles of the future and automation

Sponsored by: Sateco XT AG

Focused on:

  • Future Vehicles
  • Future Automation

Date: 4 March


Time: 2PM London / 3PM CET

How silicone actuators can be used for haptics, morphing and liquid handling

The density of integration of functionalities in a given environment like a vehicle interior, XR and gaming gear, portable medical devices and robots steadily increases. The interaction with such devices shall be intuitive, concise and ergonomic. To design such systems in an efficient way, electromechanical components are needed which provide multiple functions, are light weighted and can be miniaturized and adapted to the shape of the system.

To this end, Sateco brings the silicone actuator technology from academic labs into production. The silicone actuator is a so-called dielectric elastomer actuator or artificial muscle. Based on its working principle and manufacturing process the silicone actuator enables new design options at cost-efficient conditions.

During this webinar the audience will learn the silicone actuator’s working principle and ways of how to integrate it into human-machine interfaces, laser beam controllers and liquid handling systems for dosing and mass flow control. Key benefits such as the reduction of complexity, multifunctionality, increase in energy efficiency and durability are made tangible by demonstrators.

Sign-up to this webinar to learn about an emerging actuator technology unlike commonly available devices and get inspired by its performance. Engage with us by getting your starter-kit of pre-production samples to assess the potential in your application.

Presented by

Daniel Haefliger,


Working at the Sateco Group since 2012, Daniel contributed to the sustainable growth of the elastomer component business for vehicle switches. In view of emerging new technologies for human-machine interaction, he drives the development of elastomer sensors and actuators which offer freedom in design, reduce system complexity and resemblance to the human skin.

Daniel holds an MSc and PhD degree in mechanical engineering and has previous work experience in plastic interconnected devices (3D-MID) and semi-conductor sensor solutions for automotive applications.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Working principle of the silicone actuator / artificial muscle
  • Key benefits
  • Status of industrialization
  • Potential ways of integration


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