15 January 2020It’s official : FEUGIER Environnement got a new patent !

Our rack and pinion cylinder NG officially got a patent ! It was issued by INPI institute with this number : FR-17 60404 « device for lifting a movable part for closing a hydraulic structure of the dam or lock type and associated system”

This innovation will revolutionize the hydraulic engineering sector.
It has been designed to manage water stream with fluidity and precision.
Rack and pinion cylinder NG enables dams operators the regulation of their valves or gates without constraits.

With its compact and high lifting capacity (up to 200 t)this innovation offers a real long stroke and buckling restrained, a wide reduction range, a wide choice of operation speed and a permanent librication with a competitive cost and a limited environmental effects.

Rack and pinion cylinder NG is the perfect partner for an efficient and simple water level control.

FEUGIER Environnement wants to be innovative. For almost 200 years, it has always been committed to developing new products. To date, it has registered several patents.

“Our objective is to anticipate the needs of our customers and respond with ever more efficient, economical and easy to use solutions "specifies Xavier Decomble, Director of the company.

Jean-Baptiste Colonge, head of the design office, is behind this innovation. He thought it out and developed it and the FEUGIER team set out to develop it.
Today, the company has already marketed several of them all over France - on behalf of public operators (EDF, Port Autonome de Strasbourg) and private hydropower operators. And for the past few weeks, a first mechanical rack-and-pinion cylinder has been operating on a structure in Canada (Maggog-QC dam)!

"We are already working on the development of new innovative systems, because innovation is what makes our society strong," said Jean-Baptiste Colonge.

Congratulations to the whole FEUGIER Environment team who were really involved in the development of this project and today can congratulate themselves on the great work accomplished.