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IMPACT REPORT: Realtime Monitoring

Continuous Casting/Die Tapper The Need Continuous casting is a process where molten metal is continuously fed to a cooled die, which is open on the lower end. For a successful process, the chilling of the metal is precisely controlled. The Challenge To compensate for shrinkage the die must be set at a taper as the […]

IMPACT REPORT: Monitoring Rail Track Positions

Rail Track Position Monitoring The Need These monitors are installed to measure the rail track position during the construction of an underpass. The system triggers automatically an alarm if the track has moved beyond a defined threshold. In such an event, the dispatcher is immediately notified via an SMS message. The aim was to generate […]

IMPACT REPORT: Sensors for Continuous Casting

Sensors for Continuous Casting The Need Continuous casting utilizes tapered molds to account for shrinkage as the molten metals cool. Inclinometer sensors are crucial for ensuring the proper alignment and stability of the caster equipment. The Challenge The challenge with continuous casting is the fact that it is essential to monitor the taper to ensure […]

IMPACT REPORT: Railway – Inclination

The interaction between the rail wheel and the rail tracks is complex and subject to wear and tear. Safety and Comfort are the driving forces to understanding these parameters for product improvement or monitoring the performance of equipment in use

IMPACT REPORT: Railway Applications

Monitoring Railway Applications The Need In some railway applications, existing passive pantographs are part of mechanical suspension systems in which the contact force is predetermined and cannot monitor or adjust to changes in the environment within which they operate. The Challenge The single biggest challenge in railway applications is keeping the precise amount of force […]

IMPACT REPORT: Calibration of Robots

The Precise Calibration of Robots The Need For the calibration of robots, the precision of an industrial robot is directly dependent on the precise alignment of every single axis. The Challenge The single biggest challenge is keeping the precise amount of force necessary to keep a solid connection The offset of each axis has to […]

IMPACT REPORT: Radar Dish Monitoring

Monitoring Radar Dish Installations The Need A radar dish installation exposed to significant temperature changes and direct sunlight, requires precise, reliable, and continuous inclination measurements monitoring. The Challenge All high-precision instruments are sensitive to temperature changes. Significant temperature changes can inhibit or even prevent precision measurements. Therefore precise and continuous monitoring of the radar base […]

IMPACT REPORT: Automotive K&C Rig

Kinematics and Compliance Rig The Need Kinematics and compliance testing (K&C testing) is a type of quasi-static suspension testing that applies realistic loads and displacements to a vehicle’s chassis and tires to determine suspension geometry and stiffness characteristics. The kinematics and compliance (K&C) characteristics of a chassis system have a major influence on the vehicle […]

IMPACT REPORT: Ship Stabilisation Monitoring

Ship Stabilisation Monitoring The Need A seagoing vessel is subjected to forces from wind, waves, and current as well as from forces generated by the propulsion system. The ships control system calculates the forces that the stabilizers must produce in order to control the vessel’s motion in three degrees of freedom – surge, sway, and […]