“Inspired machine engineering for tomorrow’s products”

CATRA GmbH is a research and development company in the field of process and product development. Process- and mechanical engineering are combined with innovation, as well as pharmaceutical and medical know-how. Our core competences are development, design, simulation and production of customized equipment and turnkey machinery to support or implement a production process in your industry.

In today’s world, technology plays an important role in every industry, even in our personal lives. Of all industries in which technology plays a crucial role, medical technology or biomedical engineering and healthcare technology have become increasingly important over the past couple of years. Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological know-how to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, and therapy. This approach makes a significant contribution to society, by saving the lives of millions of patients and improving the quality of lives of many people all over the world.



XPS homepage online!

Take a look at the brand new page for XPS, the fastest CFD-DEM simulation software! http://xps-simulation.com/

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Cutting edge features of XPS – eXtended Particel Simulation

After the signature of the cooperation contract between AVL List, RCPE and CATRA last November 2015, the distribution of XPS, the new, coupled CFD-DEM software, has started. This integrated numerical simulation software perfectly combines the unique product specifications of the GPU-based DEM solver XPS, developed by RCPE GmbH, and the multiphase CFD solver of AVL […]


XPS-videos on vimeo

Take a look at the newest XPS simulation videos on our vimeo channel! CATRA GmbH vimeo channel Enjoy the stunning simulations of coupled particle-fluid flow with rotatimg stirrer and 1 Million DEM particles.

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RCPE/AVL/CATRA: New Software for the Pharmaceutical Industry

  With the signing of the contract between the companies RCPE, AVL and CATRA the distribution of the new particle simulation software XPS has started. Combined with the 3D CFD software AVL FIRE® exciting applications open up, which are of particular interest for the pharmaceutical and food industries. XPS was developed at the Research Center […]

CATRA increases its developments, machinery and equipment for the field of homeopathy and pharmaceuticals! 24 hours conditioning service throughout Austria (07/15)

The CATRA GmbH is a research and development company in the field of pharmaceutical process and product development. At its headquarter in Salzburg, the custom tailored systems are developed and manufactured. The branch office in Graz provides simulation-based methods for the optimization of products and processes in all areas and for all starting materials (powders, […]

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CATRA developed a machine for the production of homeopathic high potencies (05/15)

CATRA has developed a machine for the production of homeopathic high potencies, completed construction and successfully put into operation. The requirements for such a potentizing machine „Potenziermaschine“ “are very complex. The system must ensure process reliability and run fully automatically 24 hours a day. In addition, the production of reliable and at the same time […]

10th Anniversary Human.technology.Styria (10/14)

The Styrian Human Technology Cluster was founded in Graz 10 years ago. There are currently about 130 companies which generate an annual turnover of about 2,9 billion Euros with roughly 14.800 employees. Meanwhile the industry has developed to one of the three main supporters of Styrian economic policy. The Styrian Landesrat for Economics Dr. Christian […]


6th International Congress for Pharmaceutical Engineering (IKSE) (06/14)

CATRA participates in the 6th International Congress for Pharmaceutical Engineering (IKSE) from 16th – 17th June 2014 in Graz. On this occasion, we are going to present CATRA’s portfolio. This Pharmaceutical Engineering Congress represents the perfect event for us to exchange scientific information. Young as well as already established scientist from all over Europe take […]

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