Transport Industry Applications


In the transport industry, precision accelerometers, inclinometers, and load cells serve several important purposes, contributing to safety, efficiency, and performance across different modes of transportation. Some examples of how they are used include.

Vehicle Stability and Control Systems: Accelerometers and inclinometers are used in vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, and trains to monitor dynamic movements and orientations. In automotive applications, they help control stability systems like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) by detecting vehicle roll, pitch, and yaw angles.

Crash Detection and Safety Systems: Accelerometers play a crucial role in detecting vehicle collisions and triggering safety features such as airbag deployment, seatbelt tensioning, and emergency braking. In the event of an impact, accelerometers measure the sudden changes in acceleration to determine the severity of the crash, enabling rapid deployment of safety measures to protect occupants.

Cargo and Load Monitoring: Load cells are widely used in the transport industry for monitoring cargo weight and distribution. In trucking, load cells are integrated into vehicle suspension systems or cargo beds to ensure that trucks are not overloaded, which can lead to safety hazards and excessive wear on tires and brakes.

Railway Track Monitoring: In rail transport, accelerometers and inclinometers are deployed to monitor track conditions, detect irregularities, and assess the dynamic interactions between trains and tracks.

Sherborne Sensors offers a variety of products to support the inclination, acceleration, and force measurements needed for transport applications. We work with engineers to determine the most appropriate product for our clients; providing their customers with the data needed to confirm product or platform compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

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