PRECISION ENGINEERING & MECHATRONICS: WHY JPE?

Our Home, our culture: We have the skills that you need

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

You can trust us to provide a tailored solution for your application where accurate positioning is involved. In ambient, vacuum or cryogenic environment. For static and dynamic applications.

EXPERT IN THE FIELD

We have over 25 years experience in designing for precision positioning applications. Our creativity is only limited by the laws of physics.  Our innovation power is proven by a long list of patents.

LET’S DO IT!

Our approach is pragmatic. Being an independent company we can adapt to your needs and act quick and effectively. We are committed to solve your positioning challenge!

WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE

PAST

After several years of experience in the high-tech industry at companies like ASML and Philips, Huub Janssen founded Janssen Precision Engineering in 1991 in Maastricht-Airport, the Netherlands .

 

NOW

JPE is a highly skilled and independent engineering group for the development and realization of high-tech machinery and instruments where accurate positioning is involved. Our team of professionals is able to find, implement and build solutions for very challenging engineering requests.

 

FUTURE

Our vision

To create new value for our customers by the best solutions for positioning challenges by applying best in class precision engineering and mechatronic solutions.

Our mission

To deliver tailor-made developments, products and knowledge for our customers that exceeds their expectations.

A LONG LIST OF PATENTS PROVE OUR INNOVATION POWER

Mask alignment in three degrees of freedom
Optical chopper with combined tip/tilt movement
Active vibration isolation for ambulance stretchers
Cryogenic positioning stage
Piezo based inertial cam drive
Inertial drive system with friction release
Cryogenic compatible actuator
Cryogenic compatible slide actuator
Play-free Optical Mount

WE WIN AWARDS

MEET OUR TEAM

We like to get personal! Working with us is interactive, dedicated and to-the-point

HUUB JANSSEN

Founder

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

+31(0)43 – 35 85 777

  huub.janssen@jpe.nl

MARIANNE JANSSEN

Public Relations

+31(0)43 – 35 85 777

  marianne.janssen@jpe.nl

MAURICE TEUWEN

Mechatronic System Engineer

High-Tech Engineering

+31(0)43 – 35 85 771

  maurice.teuwen@jpe.nl

BART VAN BREE

System Engineer

Cryo & Nano Positioning

+31(0)43 – 35 85 774

  bart.van.bree@jpe.nl

SANDER PAALVAST

Sr. Mechatronics Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 777

  sander.paalvast@jpe.nl

MAURICE SCHNEIDERS

Sr. Mechatronics Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 771

  maurice.schneiders@jpe.nl

HAR CRAENEN

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 779

  har.craenen@jpe.nl

RONALD SMEETS

Electronics Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 773

  ronald.smeets@jpe.nl

REMCO DE BRUIJN

Mechanical Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 776

  remco.de.bruijn@jpe.nl

RICHARD ALBERS

Electronics Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 775

  richard.albers@jpe.nl

BENJAMIN FROHNS

Mechanical Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 772

  benjamin.frohns@jpe.nl

ROBIN TRINES

Mechanical Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 777

robin.trines@jpe.nl

RICCARDO MAZZOCCO

System Engineer

+31(0)43 – 35 85 774

  riccardo.mazzocco@jpe.nl

MARIANNE BASTIAENS

Management Assistant

Office

+31(0)43 – 35 85 777

  marianne.bastiaens@jpe.nl

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Our PiezoKnob Technology: Focus on cutting-edge research applications

OUR CUSTOMERS

From all around the world, our customers get the best solutions!

OUR CUSTOMERS

Customers of Janssen Precision Engineering

TESTIMONIALS

Jack Harris, YALE

Jack Harris, Associate Professor of Physics

Yale University

Professor Harris studies the quantum aspects of motion in mechanical, optical, and electronic systems. His experiments use ultrasensitive force detectors to measure the ground state properties of electrical circuits, the quantum back-action of displacement measurements, and eventually the quantum properties of the mechanical force sensors themselves.

JPE has provided us with two valuable services. The first is their Piezoknob motor, which has greatly improved the stability, rigidity, and reliability of our cryogenic translation stages. Our experiment uses nine of these motors, and they have all worked on multiple cooldowns. The second service is JPE’s input on the mechanical design of our experiment. They improved the design of our flexure mounts and of the overall assembly of the cryogenic stage, leading to a more robust experiment. Interacting with them has been very easy and productive.

Alexander H. Slocum, MIT

Alexander H. Slocum, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Univeristy

MIT Professor, July 1998 Present

Research Interests: MEMS, Nanotechnology, Precision Engineering; Machine Design; Product Design; Going faster on my snowboard, staying down longer SCUBA diving!

Teaching Interests: Precision Machine Design; Design; Urban Design Corps; Physics via sports

Thank you for sending me the Precision Point bulletin (and the website is great!). I will point my students to it!

Francisco Garzón López, IAC

Dr. Francisco Garzón López, Researcher

IAC

Principal Investigator EMIR Consortium at the Instituto Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain)

Professor at the Astrophysics department of the University La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)

JPE developed an extremely complex cryogenic robotic mask unit to be installed in a last generation astronomical instrument for a 10m class telescope. This system has over one hundred cryogenic linear moving parts with positioning accuracies of a few microns to be attained in an environment at around -200ºC.
The unit is now complete and fully functional. Throughout the different phases of the project, we have worked increasingly closely with the staff of JPE and can attest to their dedication and professional ability. We have been very happy with the choice of JPE as the main contractor for the project.

Bernhard Brandl, Leiden university

Dr. Bernhard Brandl, Professor of Infrared Astronomy, Principle Investigator of METIS, an astronomical instrument on the E-ELT.

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Bernhard’s scientific interests are:

  • Starburst galaxies and HII regions
  • Instrumentation for near- and mid-infrared astronomy
  • New technologies for large optical telescopes

For the METIS instrument on the future 39m European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), JPE has been developing a challenging optical beam chopping mirror for NOVA (Dutch university astronomy departments). Not only has the mirror to move extremely fast and accurate in all directions, but it has to operate at -200 degrees Celsius and perform more than a hundred million cycles. In order to reach its very tight performance requirements, the compact design had to accommodate interferometric sensors. JPE took care of the design, construction, testing, and documentation. Throughout the development, the interaction was pleasant, constructive and efficient, and we will certainly consider JPE for future projects.

Wilfred Vroegop, HVE

Wilfred Vroegop, Mechanical Lead Engineer at High Voltage Engineering ( HVE).

HVE develops and produces particle accelerator systems for scientific and industrial applications. Faced with a complex and relatively new project with a challenging deadline, JPE was contracted for the design of an end-station for industrial wafer implantation. The people at JPE quickly understood the specific requirements for our machines and came up with the right concept from the start. All specifications were realized, and the project was successfully completed.
Our working relationship has been pleasant and very constructive. JPE’s practical approach and technical know-how are much appreciated at HVE.

Peter Smeibidl, Helmholtz Centre Berlin

Dr. Peter Smeibidl, Deputy Head of Department High Field Magnet & Extreme Environment Diffractometer, Helmholtz Centre Berlin (Germany).

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Movement of a sample during a neutron scattering experiment at low temperatures and very high magnetic fields is an unusual and difficult task. High mechanical precision is needed and the measurement should not be perturbed by heat input for example during movement. The development of this tool was possible in collaboration with JPE because they were able to work very closely together with our team and understand all our requirements in detail. So we did not only profit of JPE’s products and JPE’s expertise in general, we received a specially adapted design for our very special experimental situation. The collaboration was always constructive and therefore perfectly efficient

OUR SKILLS

High-tech engineering is in our DNA! See for yourself

System Architecture

We treat your problem as if it is our own

Concept design
Feasibility study
Specification
System engineering
Creative brainstorming
Dynamic analysis
CE directive

Analysis & Feasibility

It is in our nature to search for the essence of a problem

Dynamics analysis
Physics analysis
Analytical studies
Thermal FEM
Static/dynamic FEM
EMC analysis

Precision Engineering

Design for stiffness for extreme accuracies and stabilities

High stiffness, low mass, symmetry
Kinematic constraints
Flexure mechanisms
Play free / Frictionless / low hysteresis
Statically and thermically stable
Design for vacuum
Design for cryogenic

Mechatronics & Control

We strive to a well-balanced mixture of mechanics, electronics and software

High stiffness, low mass, symmetry
Flexure mechanisms
Servo / Feedforward systems
Vibration control
Actuator design
Sensor design
Matlab / Simulink / XPc

Electronics & Software

High performance of systems through dedicated electronics and software

Analog / Digital electronics
(soft-) logic designs
High speed / low noise
Power electronics
Signal processing
Embedded software
User interface software
C / C++ programming

Integration & Testing

Integration and testing in cleanroom / vacuum / cryo

Facility: cleanroom
Facility: closed cycle cryostat
Facility: vacuum chamber
In-house electronic testing equipment
XPc 6DOF Generic Control Platform
Labview

Cryogenic Testing Services

With more than ten years of experience in engineering of systems for cryogenic environments we are confident to be the right partner for testing your applications at low temperatures.

Cryogenic testing environment
Design and realization test setups
Defining relevant test
Support and sharing knowledge

JPE Cryotat

CAREERS

It is fun, different and challenging! See if you fit in

VACANCIES

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We are looking for a new colleague who is passionate and skilled in the development of mechatronic systems in a high-tech environment. We work in small and dedicated project teams which requires a broad skill set to be effective, as the field of work ranges from creating mechatronic architecture concepts for new systems down to tackling integration issues when building a cutting edge, first-of-a-kind system.

The candidate should have an academic degree in mechanical / mechatronics engineering. Excellent communication skills, multidisciplinary thinking and basic knowledge on electronics hardware are required to act as a guide in the development process. Experience with the use of real-time control development platforms (like e.g. Matlab XPC / Simulink Realtime) is a strong pro. A few years of hands-on experience in a high-tech environment is considered as another big advantage.

We are looking forward to get in contact with interested candidates. Please reply via the contact form.

We strongly prefer to get in direct contact with potential applicants and we discourage recruitment consultants or other intermediaries to contact us.

CAREERS

JPE offers interesting technical challenges. At JPE, you participate in JPE multidisciplinary development team and work on different projects. Due to the intensive cooperation with the project team, the company provides a perfect environment to expand our and your technical knowledge and experience to a higher level.

TRAINEESHIPS

Do you study one of the following subjects on bachelor or academic level?
Mechanical engineering
Electronics engineering
Mechatronics engineering
Dynamics & Control
Systems engineering
Physics
Software engineering

Do you have a creative, analytical and pragmatic problem-solving approach? Then you should definitely contact us to see whether we have interesting internship assignments!