Expertise

The internal expertise of our team allows MAC to be a strong and effective partner in the following fields: electronics, hardware, software / firmware engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design, laboratory testing (safety, EMC, climatic), product certification and industrial production. These characteristics have made it possible for us to reach the highest of standards in innovation, quality, production flexibility and economic efficiency.
 

Expertise

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Growth is important here at MAC, and this is evident in the important investments we make in research and development. We have a vested interest in business aptitude, the development of our potential in areas of research and innovation, and an overall collaboration with our stakeholders. We are always in the mindset of using our technological know how to increase our industrial skills. This gives us the tools we need to stand out in today’s world and focus our creative energies on reaching our goals. This, coupled with our eye towards tomorrow and our interest in building opportunities that unite the human world with the technological world, gives us a head start when it comes to changing the future for the better.

60% of Mac human resources are dedicated to research and development

RESEARCH PROJECTS

We at MAC have always strived hard to promote innovation and research, and over the years, this has led to our participation in various regional and national research projects. MAC’s dedication toward development and research has clearly demonstrated our interest in creating solutions that are not only able to help us imagine the future differently but also to challenge that perspective on a daily basis.

Some of the research projects that we have been a part of include:

  • SI.B.A. Building automation system
  • O.L.A. (Outdoor Lighting Architecture) LED lighting systems in outdoor environments
  • OSTIS (Operating System and Tools for Interoperable Smart electrical household appliances) intelligent network appliances
  • AALISABETH (Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Objects)
  • HEMS Home Automation and Energy Saving
  • ESPRESSO Smart Grids and Smart Cities

Marketing Analysis

How can MAC answer the needs of the market as it is today? By pooling together our unique areas of expertise, from aesthetic and humanistic skills (the culture and language of the product) to technical skills (technology, materials, and industrialization), we have a concrete approach to the market and its different demands day to day.

  • Strategic Analysis of the brand and its competitor
  • Analysis of trends (technology, design, fashion, art, politics, socioeconomic trends
  • Analysis of patents
  • Identification and feasibility analysis: marketing and technical characteristics of the products, cost estimates and development of operational plans with proposals planning and evaluation.

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Industrial Design

In today’s world, there are new and different challenges that affect the relationship between people and products, man and machine, contemporary technology and the modern consumer. MAC rises to these new challenges through focusing on elements such as sensitivity toward design, harmony in shape and content, and simplicity in making technology “invisible” so that it becomes a seamless part of our lives. In this way, we at MAC take our vision of putting the user at the center of everything we do and turn it into a reality every single day.

Here’s some of what we do:

  • The study of different original concepts, with an eye toward technology, ergonomics usability, aesthetics: these things can offer concrete answers to the needs of the market today.
  • Virtual 3D modelling.
  • Rapid prototyping.
  • Engineering and product industrialization.
  • Collaboration with internationally acclaimed designers and architects.

Engineering

Our engineering team at MAC is made up of specialized engineers and technicians who have different yet interrelated areas of expertise. They work together, collaborating on each step toward the development of the product, from the core area of electronic design (hardware, software, firmware), to mechanical engineering and industrial design, to international product certification.

Here are some of the areas that fit into the development cycle:
 

  • Feasibility analysis; selection of proper design proposals.
  • Project completion.
  • Testing and debugging of the system by using proper equipment and well-established procedures
  • In-house pre-certification.
  • Product industrialization in order to optimize performance and achieve the price point.
  • Product certification in conjunction with Italian and international certification authorities.

 

ELECTRONIC DESIGN

  • system architecture
  • hardware
  • firmware
  • software

MECHANICAL DESIGN

  • 3D modeling
  • research of new technologies
  • and materials
  • prototypes

PRODUCT INDUSTRIALIZATION

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

  • internal pre-comp liance laboratory
  • internal life expectancy and reliability laboratory

Lab

Because of the need to experiment and do serious checks of the solutions proposed by our team of developers, here at MAC it is essential to have our own laboratories and, if necessary, to use off-site labs that fit into the appropriate areas of expertise. To that end, MAC does performance tests in different specific environments.

The following is a list of laboratory tests that MAC is capable of carrying out:
 
COMPATIBILITY

  • Radiated and Conducted Emissions
  • Burge and Surge testing on indoor and outdoor products
  • Power failure (Dips and mains interruptions)
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Harmonic Detection and Filtering
  • Hi-pot test
  • Halt test

 
MATERIALS

  • Aging Test
  • Climactic Chamber Temperature Testing
  • Material Impact and Shock Testing
  • Bonding and Leak Testing
  • Mechanical and Structural Stability Testing

 
ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Dielectric strength Testing (Hi Pot Test)
  • Insulation resistance Testing
  • Electrical loads
  • Leakage Measuring and Touch Current
  • IP classification Trials

 
FUNCTIONS AND TESTING

  •  Machine-specific endurance tests
  • Calculation of MTBF and Lifetime
  • Testing and Implementation of Appropriate Burn In Sites.

Street Lightning

  • Radiated and Conducted Emissions
  • Burge and Surge testing of indoor and outdoor products
  • Power failure (Dips and mains interruptions)
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Detection and filtering of harmonics
  • Hi-pot test
  • Halt test

FEATURES AND TESTING

  • Machine-specific endurance tests
  • Calculation of MTBF and Lifetime
  • Implementation of appropriate sites and Burn In testing