Sensor technology

Mold insert with complete sensor system.
© Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg
Mold insert with complete sensor system.

Characteristic-data acquisition in main load zones

Thin-film-based sensor technology offers ideal prerequisites for application-oriented solutions and innovations in all aspects of industrial production processes. The Fraunhofer IST has been a leader in the field of thin-film sensor technology for many years and has acquired extensive cross-industry expertise in the fields of sensor technology, layer development and microstructuring. During the production process, universally applicable sensor modules provide reliable and precise data on temperature or force distribution from the main load zones for dynamic online process control.

Individual and flexible with thin-film sensors

At the Fraunhofer IST, we develop thin-film-based sensors and sensor systems on the basis of different physical active principles and integrate them into your application, thereby placing the focus on highly stressed areas and harsh environmental conditions.

The advantages of integrated thin-film sensor technology

The thin-film systems developed at the Fraunhofer IST enable you to acquire in-situ real-time process data in main load zones for the optimization of simulation and production processes as well as for condition monitoring.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Selected reference projects

 

Reference project

Smart screw connection – Thin-film sensor reports loose screws

 

Reference project

Sensor modules for optimized production of natural-fiber-reinforced plastics by injection molding

 

Reference project

Development of a sensory kingpin

We offer solutions for your applications

 

Industry solutions

Plant and mechanical engineering, tools

 

Technology

Magnetron sputtering

 

Industry solutions

Vehicle construction

 

Industry solutions

Digital economy

 

Technology

Hot-wire-activated chemical vapor deposition

 

Branchenlösungen

Chemical industry

Further information

 

From research

Sensor systems for measurement-data acquisition in production

 

From research

Thin-film sensor technology for temperature measurement

 

From research

Robust thermoresistive sensor technology