From 1991 SONATS evolved by proposing innovative solutions for the measurement and control of residual stresses to improve the performance, durability and competitiveness of our customer’s structural metal parts.
STRESSONIC® technology, patented in 1996, provides a direct competitive advantage for your metal structural parts and sub-assemblies subject to fatigue: increased lifetime, lower production costs, reduced weight, simplified maintenance operations.
Over the years, SONATS has developed STRESSONIC® technology to meet a growing variety of needs:
- STRESSVOYAGER® portable solutions have been developed for shot peening and straightening on-site,
- automated and robotic machines
- The NOMAD meets HFMI (High Frequency Mechanical Impact) requirements for weld impact treatment.
Our customers required more automation as well as increasingly global international solutions and this led to the creation of the EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES group in 1998. We were then able to integrate new technologies (robotics, acoustic assembly control etc.) in order to increase our innovation capacity in strategic processes and to integrate our own production capacities necessary for the control of our own products.
To meet the requirements of international customers while providing local expertise, SONATS has also developed various levels of partnerships as well as developing privileged relationships with partners in many countries such as Germany, Japan and Sweden as well as in Asia.
The development and distribution of metallurgical expertise in the measurement and control of residual stresses has always been a priority for SONATS. Since 2000, this strategy has made it possible to have STRESSONIC® technology approved for many key accounts and to integrate it into SAE standards via our active participation in the committee.
In 2018, our customers and markets are global and we are expanding our service capacity via the creation of our subsidiaries EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGIES Inc. (since 2010 in the USA) and EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGIES CHINA (2018).