Digitalization in the Industry

Schematic illustration of the structure of a wireless sensor system
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Structure of a wireless sensor system

In production facilities and processes, tool and packaging machines and handling systems are drives for motion/positioning – both linear and rotatory – and corresponding sensor systems omnipresent. The efficiency of production processes concerning precision and speed as well as availability of production facilities are decisively influenced by these actuator and sensor systems. With regards to paradigm shift described by the key word industry 4.0 or digitalization of the industry there are supposed to be extended possibilities in the future to ensure more flexible, fast and reliable processes.

In the project MoSeS-Pro a modular, open sensor system kit for assembly, handling and packaging processes of industry 4.0 are to be realized. Apart from the improvement of the sensor functions, the signal evaluation with regards to condition monitoring applications is to be extended as well. As sensor principles primarily magnetoresistive (XMR) technologies with the main focus on TMR are considered that cover a broad application spectrum (power, angle, path, position). Moreover, self-sensing drives are considered that allow servo control and condition assessment through voltage/power measurement and model-based evaluation. In addition, more sensor principles are integrated in an exemplary way. For the flexible integration in facilities and processes real-time capable radio interfaces and electronics for energy harvesting are to be realized. The MoSes-Pro kit is supposed to be tested with exemplary applications in a laboratory and demonstrated with Festo and Bosch Rexroth (associated partners) in production processes.

Schematic illustration of a wireless sensor system with contactless energy transfer
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Wireless sensor system with contactless energy transfer

Partners

  • Fraunhofer IMS
  • ZEMA (consortium leadership)
  • Festo
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Lenord+Bauer
  • Sensitec
  • ESR Pollmeier
  • Canway
  • TU Kaiserslautern

Infosheets

Wireless Current Sensor for Condition Monitoring

Wireless condition monitoring by measuring the rated current of equipment

Boost & Fly-System

Mobile cyber-physical system and their energy-autonomous operation.

Predictive Maintenance

Our applications - Examples of what we can do for you

SHF-Reader

To increase the performance of readers, Fraunhofer IMS offers methods for better carrier suppression and signal evaluation.

Infrastructure Monitoring

In the application area of infrastructure monitoring “Drones4Energy“ is an innovative drone project that adds to the newest technologies for the electrical and communications engineering.

Energy Harvesting

Enabling sustainable energy solutions for IoT applications with the development of "self-powered".

Monitoring of Overhead Lines

Sensor system with self-sufficient sensor modules using energy harvesting to monitor the operating parameters (condition monitoring) of high voltage overhead lines.

Intelligent Reliability 4.0

Increase reliability of LiDAR detectors by optimizing manufacturing and testing processes (iRel 4.0)

Our fields of application - Our expertise for you

Sustainable Production

  • Optimization of raw material and energy use
  • Use of alternative energy sources and energy-autonomous sensors
  • Green ICT

Mobile autonomous Manufacturing

  • Sensors / Control for Robots / Cobots
  • Industrial transport systems (AGV)
  • Human-Machine Interaction

Industrial-AI

  •  Decentralized AI systems and platforms
  • Sensor/actuator optimization and cost efficiency through local AI.
  • Pattern recognition methods

Trustworthy Electronics

  • Protection against product piracy / Counterfeit-proof labeling
  • Tamper-proof and fail-safe electronics
  • Trustworthy supply chains
 

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