By Marc Stautner, Eva Berckmann and Denys Plakhotnik
Dr. Marc Stautner is Research Director at ModuleWorks GmbH
Eva Berckmann is Research Project Manager at ModuleWorks GmbH
Dr. Denys Plakhotnik is Research Manager and Senior Software Developer at ModuleWorks GmbH
FAG VarioSense bearings — a combination of a standard rolling bearing and a sensor cluster — provide several sensor signals for monitoring machines and processes in one compact unit. And they offer a combination of different measured values which can be adapted to specific applications in a standard envelope.
Source: Nature magazine
Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product’s life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details. Truck engines beam back data on speed, fuel consumption and oil temperature to manufacturers and fleet operators. Optical scanners are used to spot defects in printed electronics circuits1.