Pioneers in contactless micro handling

Touchless Automation is an innovative high-tech startup, located in the heart of the Swiss Watch Valley.
Thanks to its newly invented technological approach that allows for contactless manipulation of micro-components, Touchless Automation helps industries to improve their production yield.

The Technology

Touchless Automation provides handling modules and custom automated machines able to move small components without touching them.

The technology allows the levitation of any kind of material.

Experience the Touchless

Contactless demonstration


Pick & Place demonstration
Contactless manipulation of 2mm x 2mm chips. Each component is gripped, carried and released without being touched.

Autocentering demonstration
Thanks to the action of vacuum and ultrasounds, the 2mm x 2mm chips are automatically aligned with respect to the orientation of the gripper tip. Therefore, no further systems or processes are needed for the alignment of the handled components.

3D Assembly demonstration
Three 2mm x 2mm chips are easily stacked one on top of the other with very high precision.

Laser diode contactless handling demonstration

Cases Studied


Industrial partner


5 Advisors, 140+ years combined experience:

Micro-mechanics, ultrasounds, strategy, entrepreneurship, automation, industry, business creation and development …

Contact us:

Touchless Automation GmbH

Rue David Moning 8,
2504 Biel/Bienne
(CH) Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 76 680 41 10
Fax: +41 (0) 32 343 60 39



Horizon 2020  – We are proud to announce that Touchless Automation will receive a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 grant from the European Commission.

ILA Berlin 2018 – Touchless Automation will be present at the ILA Berlin, the most innovative trade event in Aerospace. See you there from 26th to 29th April, Hall 2/204.,c50073

Hannover Messe 2018 – Touchless Automation will be present at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Visit us from 23rd  to 27 th April, Hall 017 Stand B68(A74).


Biel/Bienne 15.02.2018Touchless Automation in on the third edition of Micronarc Micro and Nano Magazine. Read the whole article online at

Venture Leaders Technology 2018 – Touchless Automation is part of the Swiss National Startup Team flying for one week to the Silicon Valley. Only ten startups have been selected from over 110 applicants.

Zurich 05.01.2018 – We are honored to announce that we are in the number of candidates for the prestigious Pionierpreis from Foundation TECHNOPARK® Zürich and Zürcher Kantonalbank.


ESA BIC – We are proud and excited to announce that we have been selected for the ESA BIC Switzerland incubation program.

Semicon Europa – Visit us between 14-17 November in Munich at the most important European semiconductor exposition. We will show you a live demonstration of our technology.

Horizon 2020: Seal of Excellence 

Brussels, 16.10.2017 – In the framework of the  Program for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, Touchless Automation has been granted with a Seal of Excellence certificate by the European Commission.

After the evaluation by an international panel of independent experts, the project proposed by Touchless Automation  “was scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process”, passing all stringent Horizon 2020 assessment thresholds for the award criteria of excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation.

CTI Start-up: Coaching Acceptance

Bern, 08.09.2017 – After the evaluation by the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, Touchless Automation has been admitted to Phase 3 of the CTI Start-up program, and granted with up to 24 months of professional coaching.

Touchless Automation CEO presents the solution to Johann Schneider-Ammann, ex-President of Switzerland and current Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education & Research