SENSeOR, a French start-up based in Sophia-Antipolis (Nice France), is proposing a comprehensive range of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) sensors.
Acoustic-wave based sensor technology has matured allowing so far impossible applications or to replace existing solutions for higher customer value. The strengths of this technology allow wireless sensors that need no local power source: moreover, due to the absence of moving parts and electronic components, SAW sensors are very robust to work in any environment. Very stable, they achieve high measurement range with high sensitivity; based on mature high-volume SAW filter production sources, SAW sensors are well adapted for cost-effective sensing solutions.
Improved functionality & effectiveness have been achieved through the use of SAW sensors in a wide range of applications like:
- Real-time temperature ( and other like torque) measurement on rotating parts,
- Pressure and temperature measurement inside trucks tires for higher safety,
- Reliable temperature measurement in the presence of strong electric or magnetic fields.
Resulting key benefits of the SAW solution are:
- Increased uptime through maintenance-free and very robust sensors,
- Increased throughput, lower consumption and reduced wear due to the ability to measure in almost any location and environment,
- Lower life-cycle costs through new preventive maintenance solutions,
- Improved quality management and process understanding due to complete measurement chains.
The SAW_TDK1 evaluation kit includes one electronic unit for wireless interrogation of SAW sensors at 434MHz and three SAW temperature sensors fitted with different kinds of antennas. SAW stress sensors as well as pressure sensors will soon be added to this evaluation kit.
By using the SAW_TDK1 kit, our clients may realize quick and efficient tests in their specific environments, with the support of SENSeOR engineers: customization of the solution will then be possible based on these first results.
Andreas Jagtøyen, General Manager Machinery Instrumentation at Kongsberg Maritime AS, a partner who has industrialized an acoustic-wave based in-engine bearing temperature sensor for vessel motors, confirms “ we have installed thousands of systems working in the toughest conditions and none of the sensors has ever failed. We will use this technology for other break-through applications”.
SENSeOR, through a buy-out and through strong partnerships, including several leading French research institutes, has quickly established a leadership position offering a complete portfolio of competencies, simulation tools, technology bricks & IP and partners. Gerhard Heider, CEO of SENSeOR, adds: “We are mainly targeting innovative companies, leaders in their markets, because the initial deployment of the technology is via custom projects”.
Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.
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