Designer and manufacturer of non-destructive testing equipment for the industrial and scientific sectors, Terakalis announces that it has raised €3.2 million in Series A from Supernova Invest, Innovation Fund, CFEP, Galia Gestion, Aster and Badge (BA network). This fundraising will allow the Montpellier start-up "to establish its technological leadership, to prepare its large-scale deployment as well as its international development."
Founded in 2013, Terakalis offers manufacturers innovative solutions for advanced non-contact control of materials and monitoring of their manufacturing processes, as an alternative to destructive testing by sampling or X-ray. The start-up has developed on the basis of a major innovation: a measurement sensor in the field of electromagnetic waves TeraHertz. This technology is the result of 30 years of research work carried out in the Charles Coulomb laboratory in Montpellier, under the supervision of the CNRS.
From industrialized versions of these sensors, Terakalis has developed an offer of imaging, thickness measurement and spectrometry systems. For the past three years, the company has been offering equipment adapted to industrial constraints, in response to the emergence of new materials and new regulations requiring speed, penetration capacity and high detection sensitivity. Several pieces of equipment have already been sold and installed in the automotive, aeronautics and composite materials manufacturing sectors demonstrating the industrial maturity of its solutions. "Terakalis currently offers world-class performance for high-speed control on a production line on a wide range of materials: elastomers, polymers, ceramics, composites, leather, textiles, etc. ," the company said.
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Photo: TeraHertz imaging demonstrator.