Tis 7 dec / År 39 / Nr 4 2021

Segula tests anything from industrial vehicles to dental implants

The engineers at Segula Technologies are experts within test and verification, signal processing, special transducer design and customised measurement with strain gauges, and the company’s test centre in Gothenburg provides state-of-the-art facilities for mechanical testing on component- and system level.

Initially called Centaur, SEGULA Technologies Sweden started in 1984 as a specialised mechanical design and testing company supporting the automotive and nuclear industries.
”In 2009, we expanded into the naval and medical business sectors as well. Our competence areas are within product and industrial development, including project management, mechanical design, calculation, simulation, and validation together with a unique physical testing facility where mechanical testing is performed on behalf of our customers,” says Björn Vesterdahl, Key Account Manager Test & Lab, SEGULA Technologies Sweden AB, which is part of SEGULA Technologies group, a French, family-owned, technology consultants company.

Participates in All Stages of Development
In Sweden Segula has around 160 employees, ten of which are working at the test centre in Gothenburg, where their Swedish main office is located. Here, they can offer static and dynamic testing, 6 DOF mechanical testing on component and systems, sinusoidal testing, block tests, pull- & push tests, impact tests and high frequency testing on components.

”In our test centre we can perform very fine-tuned force measurements with high precision, which is relevant for medical devices,” Björn Vesterdahl comments.
Validation is another important aspect of developing medtech products. ”Dental implants and foot prosthetics are but two examples of medical devices that we’ve validated to comply with the ISO 13485 standard, for instance.”

In addition to their laboratory services, Segula offers competent test engineers on contract. ”To make sure we deliver competent resources we are training and educating our test engineers internally,” Björn Vesterdahl concludes.