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Mechatronic control device

Bus systemDomoticsElectrical commandElectrical switchMechatronic command


Control switch that combines traditional mechanical control technologies with electronic ones that adopt BUS digital communication.  It consists of a mechanical part, an electrical part and an electronic and communication part. The device allows for simultaneous mechanical and digital operation ensuring high reliability and flexibility.


Technical features

The device combines a mechanical part consisting of a contact that can be mechanically operated by means of a lever or button or switch and an electronic part that can be operated via a digital BUS circuit. The two parts interoperate in a combined way in such a way that it is possible to manoeuvre it in both ways. It can be designed both with plug and play communication and with protocol for building automation systems. The interchangeability between the mechanical part and the electronic part takes place without any setting and / or programming action. The feasibility is to be considered immediate and safe, based on the intelligent union of two consolidated technologies, the mechanical control and the electronic actuation, exploiting all their features but without any constraints for the exchange of implementation. The state of development can be classified in TRL2, i.e. the conceptual formulation of the technology and the detailed definition of the parts. It is necessary to develop the experimentation and prototyping phase which does not involve particular time requirements. It is plausible to reach production in a period of 4-6 months.

Possible Applications

  • In the redevelopment of existing systems and in new installations as a home and building automation device;
  • More basic electrical systems;
  • Internet of Things and home automation, which can be integrated with voice command systems or advanced automation systems.


  • Possibility of controlling the electrical load (light, motor, etc.) as if it were a traditional switch;
  • Greater reliability and flexibility of the control systems of electrical installations;
  • Reliability of the command function in fields where continuity of service is a priority.