Sensors record physical parameters and convert these into electrical signals. In this way, different parameters which describe the conditions of a mobile machine can be recorded and further processed. Pressure, temperature, expansion, inclination angle, angular speed or position are used in the monitoring and control of the drive, the working function or the energy management of mobile machines, and can also be made available in the Internet, for example for proactive maintenance measures.
STW offers various solutions for the measurement and processing of pressure values in applications with increased functional safety acc. EN ISO 13849-1 or IEC 61508.
For the measurement of pneumatic and hydraulic pressures, STW offers a modular kit with the M01 family which provides the right answer to every requirement.
The FELIX position sensor reliably records distance changes between 0 and 20 mm via a tappet made from tempered steel.
The NGS is a combined sensor for the measurement of acceleration and inclination in three axes.
Strain gages measure the sag on steel arms, for example, in various directions.
The biggest challenge for temperature sensors in use on mobile machines is measuring directly in a medium and the rapid detection of temperature changes.