Structural monitoring & Building material production

Due to increasing demands, infrastructure structures are subject to increasing stress and must be continuously evaluated with regard to safety and service life. Therefore, sensors are required that provide reliable information regarding load-bearing safety, serviceability and fatigue safety. Micro-Epsilon offers numerous sensors for the inspection, monitoring and automation of structures as well as inline testing in the production of building materials. The sensors impress with their stability, precision and robustness for use in harsh environments.

Geometric testing of building materials

Numerous material tests are performed during the development of high-performance building materials. Inductive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for geometric testing. These sensors are ...

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Stress tests in the rotor test bench

Rotor blades for wind turbines are inspected in test rigs that simulate real loads caused by wind and weather. The tip of the rotor blade can be distorted by up to 10m due to mechanical loads. Several ...

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Deformation measurement of lightweight structures

For the investigation of component deformations under load, specially designed measuring systems are used, which detect the surface contours in a reactionless way. The measuring system consists of a movable ...

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Color measurement of cement powder

Process-related discoloration can occur during the production of cement powder. The color can change to gray or pink which is an indicator of production quality. The powder is transported on a conveyor ...

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Dimensional accuracy of sectional doors

The individual sections of sectional doors are connected with a tongue and groove joint. For a tight and permanently flexible connection, compliance with the nominal dimensions is of decisive importance.Strong ...

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Thickness measurement of mineral wool

In addition to the homogeneous material structure, thickness is a quality feature for maintaining the insulating properties of mineral wool. At the end of the production line, the webs are trimmed and ...

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Color inspection of strip processes

In strip processes for the production of insulation material and plasterboards, colorSENSOR CFO gauges are used to monitor the color. Thanks to their high accuracy, the sensors detect even slight color ...

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Inline color testing of facade glass

The color of glass is the crucial and visually distinctive feature of many different glass products. Color sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used in the coating of facade glass to check the color and tint ...

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Web edge control in the production of plasterboards

For the automatic cutting of plasterboards, the correct feeding of the boards is crucial for dimensional accuracy. For the detection of the web edges, optoCONTROL laser micrometers are used, which are ...

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Temperature monitoring in the production of insulation materials

In the production of thermally insulated pipes, the temperature is monitored to prevent damage and fires. Insulation materials often contain hot particles and stones that can cause a fire. Thermal imaging ...

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Quality assurance in the production of railway sleepers

3D measuring systems are used for the inline quality inspection of railway sleepers. The systems consist of a gantry construction mounted on the forming station above the conveyor system. Two scanCONTROL ...

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Automatic temperature and ventilation control

thermoIMAGER infrared cameras, which detect the facade temperature from the inside, are used for dedicated temperature control. The camera can be adapted to the respective field of view using different ...

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Black ice detection for automatic traffic guidance systems

In order to increase safety at safety-relevant points, non-contact infrared pyrometers are installed at pedestrian crossings. Thanks to the large measurement distance, the thermoMETER from Micro-Epsilon ...

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Color inspection of liquids

colorSENSOR CFO gauges are used for the evaluation of industrial water and other liquids. These measure the color of the liquid from the outside based on the transmitted light prinple. Special models also ...

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Monitoring of facade positions during construction measures

optoNCDT ILR2250 laser sensors are used for distance measurements of listed facades. These sensors provide high measurement accuracy even on weakly reflective surfaces such as masonry. Due to their large ...

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Displacement measurement in hydraulic diving platforms

Height-adjustable diving platforms are used in competitive sports to set individual jump heights or identical heights for synchronized divers. Draw-wire displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon measure ...

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Filling level measurement in silos

Accurate quantity measurement of bulk material or plastic granulate is a decisive factor for the smooth running of production and logistics processes. In order to avoid production downtimes due to a lack ...

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Monitoring the tower sway in wind turbines

Wind turbines are exposed to high stress caused by swaying. In order to avoid damages and downtimes, the tower sway is permanently monitored. Inclination and acceleration sensors from Micro-Epsilon detect ...

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Measurements on the foundations of wind turbines

To detect tower movements of wind turbines, several laser triangulation sensors measure the distance from the base ring to the foundation. Due to the high measuring rate and accuracy, changes are reliably ...

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Nacelle movements

The changes in distance between the nacelle and the ground are used to monitor tower swayings. For this purpose, optoNCDT ILR2250 laser distance sensors are mounted in the nacelle and measure down to the ...

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Monitoring the thermal expansion of concrete walls

Electrothermal energy storage systems are filled with volcanic rock, which absorb excess energy in the form of heat and release it back into the power grid when needed. The lava stones are filled into ...

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Distance monitoring on bridges and wind turbines

optoNCDT ILR2250 laser distance sensors are used for distance measurements on bridges, buildings and also wind turbines. Their low weight and compact design allow for the sensors to be attached to drones. ...

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Monitoring the extension of pipelines

Pipelines in power plants are exposed to high pressures and temperatures. These extreme loads cause the pipes to vibrate and result in thermal expansions of up to 1 m at some points. Constant hangers are ...

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Monitoring the deflection of concrete ceilings

Laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used to measure the deflection of concrete slabs during casting. Depending on the accuracy requirements and measuring range, laser triangulation sensors or laser distance ...

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Capacitive spirit level for high-precision position measurements

The CHLS4 capacitive hydrostatic levelling system from Micro-Epsilon is based on the hose level principle and is used to monitor changes in the height of building parts and pipe systems. The sensor system ...

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Building inspection using endoscopes

Technical endoscopes from Micro-Epsilon are used wherever preventive or scheduled inspection is required. The endoscopes are suitable for mobile use and are very user-friendly. The XLED PRO DUAL VIEW video ...

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Monitoring the tidal flow on buildings

Waterproof eddy current displacement sensors are used to monitor the influence of tides on old buildings. The sensors measure onto a metallic measuring object that is attached to the building. The robust ...

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Lift height measurement in heavy-duty lifters

The supports on bridges must be renewed from time to time. The supports bear the weight of the bridge superstructure and absorb vibrations and expansions of the bridge. As the properties of the rubber ...

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