Measurement Applications by Industry

Latest Case Studies

Railway Engineering
The European Dynotrain research project investigates to what extent computer simulations could replace part of the measurement runs in future.

Torque Flanges in power generation plants
As the biggest manufacturer worldwide of torque flanges for torque measurements, HBM has decades of experience in this sector.

Long service life and short standstill times
Complete solutions are required to increase the efficiency of wind power plants with HBM measurement technology from sensor to software.

Ketten Wälder
Quality assurance is essential for producing chains for hoisting gear, Ketten Wälder GmbH uses HBM measurement technology in its production systems.

Straightpoint
British load-testing specialist Straightpoint uses HBM strain gauges in all of its force measurement, load monitoring and load cell products.

S+P Wägetechnik GmbH
New mobile wireless scales by S+P remain operational for 4 weeks without recharging. This is due to the know-how and experience of HBM.

Artis GMBH
Artis GmbH are using the piezoelectric systems of the HBM Paceline series when monitoring of turning-turning broaching processes in metal cutting.

Kolubara Metal
Measurement, weighing and determination of the center of gravity of mining machine superstructures using technology from HBM Test and Measurement.

INVT
The company INVT has utilized HBM’s T10F torque transducer to measure torque and speed of an electric motor in order to optimize performance.

Load monitoring
To check the imposed loads and their distribution over the lighting gantries, the Olympiahalle arena in Munich has a monitoring system.

NIST
Researchers in the USA have utilized HBM’s DAQ equipment to ensure international competitiveness, to improve the quality of their products.

BAE Systems
BAE Systems benefits the performance of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter through integrated structural testing and derisking the FTI.

Cemex
In order to ensure optimal mixing and dosing of the material anhydrite flow, CEMEX Austria is using HBM weighing technology.

IDENTO OPERATIONS
Dutch manufacturer Idento makes measuring units for weighing feed quantities for pigs and cattle. Idento uses hermetically-sealed load cells from HBM.

CLES-FACIL
The Task of the 2011 experimental rocket was to fine out the force that the openings of a parachute exerts on a rocket.

ORWIN
Orwin, one of largest automation machine builders in the UK, has utilised HBM’s MP85ADP amplifier in an Active Engine Mount Cell assembly line.

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italian researchers have selected HBM’s GEN7t high-speed equipment to improve the reliability and accuracy of data acquisition on Charpy tests.

CRH

ALL FILL

Low-emission ship drives. Torque transducers help optimize efficiency
Low-emission ship drives. Torque transducers help optimize efficiency

UPC
To determine residual stresses in concrete beams, Spanish researches have opted for measurement instruments from HBM. Read the complete case study!

Mercedes AMG

APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau
The independent test bench service provider APL has over 70 state-of-the-art motor and component test benches, and relies on HBM measurement technology.

Promess
HBM force transducers at Promess: Quality assurance in production

DB Minden is testing optical strain gages from HBM

Uranium isotope enrichment process: RTN load cells impress under extreme conditions
Uranium isotope enrichment process: RTN load cells impress under extreme conditions

Long-term stable solutions for weighing and monitoring tasks
Long-term stable solutions for weighing and monitoring tasks

Tropper
On board weighing: TROPPER using RTN load cells for the highest level of reliability

Which branches and applications profit from the new hygienic and aseptic load cells
Which branches and applications profit from the new hygienic and aseptic load cells

Load cells ensure high accuracy in latest Weigh Blending Systems
Load cells ensure high accuracy in latest Weigh Blending Systems

HBM helps tail lifts meet regulations ahead of schedule
HBM helps tail lifts meet regulations ahead of schedule

Chinese banknote production meets exacting thickness standards with QuantumX monitoring
Chinese banknote production meets exacting thickness standards with QuantumX monitoring

QuantumX ensures copper content in 3G communication networks
QuantumX ensures copper content in 3G communication networks

Gates Corporation
Redefining Rugged: HBM’s SoMat eDAQ Data Acquisition System

Thomas Magnete
You can rely on HBM's QuantumX data acquisition (DAQ) system for testing electromagnetic actuators for brake assistants.

Technip
HBM measurement technology increases safety and efficiency in power station piping

Accuweigh
Used in Australia's largest wine-growing region: HBM's universal Z6 load cell

TU Chemnitz
100 km on 0.04 l – TU Chemnitz on the move and eco-friendly with QuantumX

Infineon: Test system for security and chip card applications
Infineon: Test system for security and chip card applications

Veneta Engineering
HBM Italy worked with Verona-based Veneta Engineering which was in charge of all optical height measurement and trigonometric leveling tests on the bridge.

Monitoring El Giraldillo in Seville
A monitoring system including HBM's MGCplus amplifier system was used to monitor any mechanical changes to the sculpture during restoration work.

KOSME Group
Full to the brim with intelligent details: KOSME Group makes filling machines FIT®

HBM measurement technology on the test stand: Dynamic torque measurement in water turbines
HBM measurement technology on the test stand: Dynamic torque measurement in water turbines

TÜV SÜD Rail: With QuantumX on the tracks of the Glacier Express
TÜV SÜD Rail: With QuantumX on the tracks of the Glacier Express

HBM technology and service for building up the first German offshore wind farm
HBM technology and service for building up the first German offshore wind farm

PBMR
HBM’s nCode Software Selected For Nuclear Reactor Data Analysis

Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL)
The Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) relies on HBM weighing technology

SINT Technology
Residual Stress Measurement by the Hole-Drilling Method

Optical sensors for lightweights
There are increased attempts to implement sensor technology to meet increased safety and warranty standards.

EMG PRESSES
LONG EMG develops a pneumatic press that measures displacement and force with an integrated HBM MP85A FASTpress amplifier.

With 5g in the precipice: HBM measurement technology in the Formula 1 of winter sports
With 5g in the precipice: HBM measurement technology in the Formula 1 of winter sports

When the earth rocks... vibrating table tests at ZAG
When the earth rocks... vibrating table tests at ZAG

RUAG: ICE in the wind tunneal - Determination of aerodynamic loads in a wind tunnel
RUAG: ICE in the wind tunneal - Determination of aerodynamic loads in a wind tunnel

RUAG: Full Scale Fatigue Testing with HBM measuring system
RUAG: Full Scale Fatigue Testing with HBM measuring system

Lockheed Martin establishes a modern force transducer calibration center
Lockheed Martin establishes a modern force transducer calibration center

The signals of an electric eel: piezoelectric power generation on a high-tech bicycle
Students are working on an innovative vision of a bicycle. In the ”Electric Eel“ project, the lightweight material carbon is combined with piezoelectronic ceramics.

Cost-optimized construction of subsea pipelines
On bending and breaking: Cost-optimized construction of subsea pipelines with HBM and Mitsui Babcock.

Mahle Powertrain: HBM helps make engines go greener
Mahle Powertrain: HBM helps make engines go greener

Siemens: Dynamic truck rear axle transmission test rig for SCANIA
Siemens: Dynamic truck rear axle transmission test rig for SCANIA

CEMAGREF
Too much fertilizer? A globally unique test bench for investigation and analysis

Perfectly cut silicon wafers: digiCLIP ensures leaps in efficiency for the production of photovoltaic systems
Perfectly cut silicon wafers: digiCLIP ensures leaps in efficiency for the production of photovoltaic systems

Motor test benches: HBM reference transducers ensure reliable measurement results in automated calibration systems
Motor test benches: HBM reference transducers ensure reliable measurement results in automated calibration systems

HBM helps Qualipack meet weighing regulations
Valve bag filling machines feature HBM’s PW12BC3 single point load cell and WE2110 digital weighing indicator for improved accuracy.

New Healthtech range features HBM's load cells
The UK scale manufacturer 'Healthtech' is utilising HBM’s PW10 load cells to give improved accuracy, better design and to reduce manufacturing costs.

Envelope weighing with the PW20i: Security carries weight!
Mühlbauer AG utilizes HBM dynamic weighing systems for the handling and shipping of their service cards.

Separating wheat from the chaff - quality control using HBM weighing technology
Cereal and grains are grown worldwide, traded on commodities markets and transported in complex logistics chains to the manufacturing sector. Apart from the quantity, it is primarily the quality of the raw material that decides the price that can be obtained.

Acceleration tests on the Turin bobsled ice track
Record performance on the bobsled ice track: The complete measurement chain from HBM was recently used to test the Olympic bobsled run at San Sicario near Turin. The task: to measure acceleration in the curves of the ice track.

WA displacement transducers used for taking measurements at trackside experiments for Austrian Railways
Inductive transducers can be used in even the severest conditions, such as on this stretch of track at Brixental in Austria.

The target weight: How to achieve high accuracy when weighing and batching small amounts of bulk liquids and solids?
To achieve the desired degree of accuracy when weighing and batching small amounts of bulk liquids and solids there are two aspects that must be considered: The application and the sensor technology.

Loma Systems: Efficient checkweighers thanks to a digital load cell
The world's most advanced range of checkweighers depend on HBM's FIT (Fast Intelligent Transducer) load cells to handle products at the highest production line rates with very high accuracy and no performance degradation.

Capturing data makes bridges last longer
Minho University is undertaking a long-term project to improve the durability of Portuguese bridges by using HBM’s equipment to monitor permanently fitted sensors. The information will be used to prepare long term monitoring and maintenance plans and will be useful for modifying the design of future bridges.

Weighing technology in process plant engineering
How to uncouple a reactor that has to be chilled or heated in the course of a process? What should the approach be if the mixer has to be fitted with a stirrer? How to design the platform if the mixer has to be supported on brackets?

Rising dough – falling costs: Cost-effective automation systems for manufacturers of bakery machinery
The ever-widening range of cakes, bread and pastries available from bakeries means that demands are being placed upon manufacturers of bakery machinery and that they are looking to reduce the cost of the bakery process and to design production runs as reasonably as possible.

Strain gages in a wind tunnel application
To measure and analyze the forces and moments acting in all three axes (x, y, z) on aircraft test models in a wind tunnel requires special balances of the utmost precision that have the ability to withstand the most severe test conditions.

Case Study: Airbus Industries measures the centre of gravity of airplanes
With the Airbus A320 and A330 Airbus Industrie offers a winning range of aircraft for the fiercely competitive global market. Aerospatiale Toulouse is the partner with the task of final assembly.

Scansys, Belgium - test rig for dynamic testing of differential gears
Scansys, based in Herstal, Belgium, is a specialist enterprise that develops and produces test rigs for dynamic testing as well as specialist machinery.

Bending Beam Load Cell is Ideal Weighing Component for Fertilizer Manufacturer
For many automated mixing applications, greater accuracy is achieved by measuring by weight than by volume. Load cells are often used due not only to their measuring accuracy, but also for their stability, ruggedness, ability to handle hostile environments, and compatibility with automated, computer-controlled production systems. In the case of Plant Marvel Laboratories, one of the foremost manufacturers of water-soluble fertilizer, a bending beam load cell has proved to be an ideal weighing component.

Shorter cleaning times, higher product quality: Which branches and applications profit from the new hygienic and aseptic load cells
The requirements for automatic weighing and packaging systems, filling and dosing machines are growing - and the highest of standards regarding their hygienic and/or aseptic properties must be complied with for components and elements of these systems by ever increasing numbers of industry branches.

Valeo
Air conditioning, navigation system, radio, MP3 player, etc.: Modern cars continue to develop into genuine multimedia cockpits. However, the more complex the technology available, the more important it is that this multitude of functions is easy to use. Valeo, a globally acting automotive supplier headquartered in France, has recognized this trend. In its control elements and information panels that are integrated in many models of worldwide leading automotive manufacturers, Valeo opts for maximum ergonomics - and for measurement technology from HBM.

Koenig & Bauer AG
In a rotary printing press, the paper must always be held under as constant a tension as possible. This is the only way to prevent the paper getting folded or creased, or even torn. Not only that, but the only way to obtain optimum quality printing is if the paper web tension is in the right range. This is why the Koenig & Bauer corporate group, one of the biggest printing press manufacturers in the world, relies on HBM measurement technology.

Bühler
Bühler regularly checks its suppliers with regard to reliability, adherence and performance. HBM was identified as a preferred supplier.

Checking rotary switches correctly: With immediate results for optimal production control
Switches and locking systems play a key role in high technology products. They are easy to operate and therefore ensure secure handling of complex products.

Innovative test bench concept for the drive train of the future
The BMW Group's new test benches permit implementation of more efficient test programs and have a share in further extending the automotive supplier's technological lead.

Gemstones make LEDs glow
LEDs, photovoltaic cells, jewelry – artificial gemstones such as sapphire crystal are used in the production anddevelopment of these products.

DORST
Dorst Technologies has elected to use HBM's PMX amplifier platform, specially developed for industrial use, to design a new series of powder presses.

XCMG Group
The Chinese company XCMG has embarked on a development program to optimize the quality control in its cement mixing plants by fitting HBM load cells.

Hirschvogel Pinghu
Hirschvogel Automotive Components is utilizing HBM’s SLB strain transducer and MP55DP amplifier system to monitor forging forces for improved quality.

EIDGEN Switzerland
To better understand the forces at work in mudslides, Swiss Engineers are using a special scale with measurement technology from HBM.

Crane Maintenance
The use of crane monitoring systems can reduce maintenance costs by up to 75%. HBM custom load pins are an important component of these systems.

DB Netz AG
Can bridges withstand increasing loads? Short and long-term measurements provide answers - also delivered with bridge monitoring solutions from HBM.

SISU AXLES
For developing more durable and more capable axles, Finnish manufacturer Sisu Axles equipped its new test stand with torque transducers from HBM.

Sensor-based dental brace

Case Study Schuler: HBM measurement technology in process monitoring
The force of the pressure used for minting is crucial for the quality of a coin. SCHULER relies on HBM for monitoring forces in coining presses.

Serving a greener automotive industry
The automotive industry has to adapt production and assembly processes in the face of the rapid changes in European environmental standards.

Teltek
HBM's intelligent load cells measure on the go when the production process cannot stop

Dieffenbacher
The Eppinger Dieffenbacher Group has decided to use HBM’s digiCLIP digital industrial measuring amplifier in the fiber control of its systems.

Press monitoring boosts operating time
PMX measuring chains record pressing forces as they occur with absolutely no interference, either in a direct force flow or in a force shunt measurement.

Quality control for switching devices

Smart devices: intensive testing
PMX measures contact forces of a few Newtons for this application with long term stability and saves the maximum forces.

Top-quality steel – reliably recording all parameters
Process monitoring in steel forming: Precise position, dimensioning and assembly are performed with finite elements calculations by HBM

LIA Paderborn University
New materials in crash tests: Institute for lightweight automotive construction relies on HBM's Genesis HighSpeed.

Dynosens
Dynosens needed an interface to connect its T40B torque transducer to the EtherCAT fieldbus. The solution: TIM-EC from HBM.

Bilwinco
When developing a new multihead weigher, Bilwinco was looking for a suitable load cell which was customised for the food industry. The solution: PW27.

Dyno Dynamics
At the heart of a dynamometer is accurate measurement of torque and speed. Read in this article why Dyno Dynamics decided on a HBM T40B.

How Torque Transducers Help Optimize Hybrid Drivetrains for Buses and Trucks
HBM Torque transducers helped on customers optimize hybrid drivetrains by gathering data engineers would not typically see.

Liebel
A four-lane throughput checkweigher with an innovative design has been developed - made possible by HBM‘s EHEDG-certified PW27 load cell.

MCPI
The single point load cell PW25 from HBM Test and Measurement makes high-precision filling scale for powder more hygienic.

SKF
Application Report from HBM Test and Measurement: Extending service life through acquisition of actual forces in rolling bearings.

Octanes
The 'High Octane Motorsports e.V.' Formula Student team of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany is supported by HBM.

PTB
Using the compact temperature sensor TT-3/100 from HBM, PTB has developed a process for energy-saving coffee production.

AMZ
The AMZ racing team relies on comprehensive testing using HBM strain gauges during modeling and FEM simulation validation.

Ricoh
Ricoh UK Products Ltd has worked with HBM in developing a one-piece assurance system for the automatic assembly of its latest toner product.

Marti_Bitterli_EMPA
HBM force transducers are applied in a research project to reduce vibration in ultra-light belt conveyor galleries.

Simionato
PW22 load cell meets requirements of scales manufacturer and certification body and doubles the number of weighing operations in multi-head weighers.

AVIATEST
Latvian company AVIATEST focuses on different longevity, resources and static strength tests of airframes. They rely on HBM's QuantumX DAQ system.

Fleet Vehicle Data Testing
Implementation of HBM's SoMat DAQ system and the HBM nCode software proved highly effective in streamlining fleet vehicle data collection.

SORLOX
To produce the same kind of clean energy that powers the sun and the stars, scientists and researchers have long tried to build nuclear fusion devices that would work here on Earth.

FFS
French Skiing Federation (FFS) optimizes ski cross performance using the HBM measurement chain like strain gages, sensors, SoMat and nCode GlyphWorks.

Thompson Engineering and Racing
Ray Thompson of Thompson Engineering and Racing used the HBM Somat eDAQ-lite to measure the 7 second dragster.

Lufthansa
Lufthansa Technik uses HBM T20WN for temperature tests on all airbus aircrafts

University of Jena

LifeTec
LifeTec specializes in independent contract-based research for businesses and institutions that introduce medical devices or implants onto the market.

Scale-Tron
HBM load cells are used in production for weighing tires to assure the quality of the finished product.

Taishan Gypsum
A manufacturer of gypsum board, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd, has improved its production efficiency utilizing HBM’s PMX amplifier system.

Chinese university
The university required a DAQ system that would produce accurate measurements of the potential forces acting on a structure during earthquakes.

University of Delft
The Biomechanical Engineering group at the Delft Uni uses a HBM force sensor in research on friction between steel cables and various types of rubber.

University of Ghent
The University of Ghent has acquired an HBM GEN5i data recorder, in order to gain insight into the consequences of bird impacts with aircraft.

Strukton
To monitor 24/7 that there is no danger of subsidence Avenue2 in Masstricht, HBM has installed strain gauges.

LGC Automation
The HBM single point load cell meets the requirements from LGC of filling sachets up to 1.5 kg with measurement inaccuracy of a gram.

Holmenbrua
Examinations by HBM of the Holmenbrua bridge in Drammen in Norway was exposed to or whether improvements were needed.

Minesto
Minesto develops power plants for the commercial production of electricity from slow ocean and tidal currents using strain gauges from HBM.

InVentus

University_Bologna
The Formula Student team from the University of Bologna uses strain gauges in the vehicle to determine forces in the suspension.

Bertrandt
Read this article to learn more about the analysis of electrical machines and inverters using the edrive testing solution from HBM.

Best Crown China
Thanks to digital load cells from HBM, Chinese machine manufacturer Best Crown can offer its end customer savings in the millions annually.

FZK
The HBM S9M force sensor records the loading exerted by waves on framework structures in offshore wind power plants.

Fraunhofer
Read how PMX enhances efficiency in a pluvial erosion test bench for wind power plants developed by Fraunhofer IWES.

University of Palermo
Read this article to learn more about the numerical and experimental study of a sailing yacht assisted by the use of strain gauges from HBM.

University of Cologne

Chinese locomotives

Getting the Back-Emf Voltage Constant of Permanent Magnet Motors with Just One Lap Wrist using Gen3i Data Recorder
The parameter identification of permanent magnet motors is needed when a new motor prototype must be quickly analyzed.

Multi-Trans: Removing Slag With Ease
Read here how a driverless platform trailer from Multi-Trans optimizes the filling process of containers - thanks to weighing technology from HBM.

HBM FiberSensing - One Year Later
HBM FiberSensing - um ano mais tarde. Veja os resultados e perspectivas para as soluções óticas em medição FBG com a HBM FiberSensing.

The Kaunertal Project: Optical Measurements at High Pressure Water Pipe
A HBM instalou um completo sistema para ensaio de carga estrutural na empresa Kaunertal Dam penstock (estação Hydro Power), em Innsbruck, Áustria.

Torque measurement in ship lifts
Reliable, stable and robust: HBM torque sensors have worked well in Shuikou dam ship lifts for more than 10 years.

Case Study BCSA - PMX and torque sensor
Case Study about an innovative application by the French company BCSA that uses HBM technology.

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