Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas
Solutions from HBM help customers in the oil & gas industry for being more efficient, and loosing less energy in pipelines or compressor stations.

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Will Bowden, OEM Sales Manager, HBM, Inc.

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Quality testing of a pipe for the oil industry (IRIS Institute)
HBM supported IRIS institute in Norway to take measurements using strain gauges and a data logging system to prevent delays in the work of a new pipeline model.

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.

Power, Energy, Utility

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

Plant safety monitoring at EDF
HBM provided measurement equipment and services for monitoring a pressure pipe in a hydroelectric plant in France.

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

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.

Wind Turbine Testing

SomatXR Modular DAQ System For Harsh Environments
The SomatXR data acquisition system is the ideal solution for use in harsh environments and provides a web interface for simple operation.

Genesis High Speed - Transient Recorder and Data Acquisition Systems
The HBM Genesis HighSpeed transient recorder and data acquisition systems (DAQ) are ideal for highest sample rates (from 20 kS/s to 100 MS/s per channel) and mid to high channel counts.

Torque Measurement in Wind Turbines
This article clearly shows how important torque measurement in wind turbines was years ago and still is today.

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.

GEN7i - High Speed Transient Recorder and Data Acquisition System
GEN7i is a powerful and fast data recorder. It offers both continuous direct-to-disk with up to 350 MB/s as well as fast transient recording.

HBM Series Y Strain Gauges for Standard Applications
The standard: With more than 2,000 different types the right choice for nearly any measurement task

PMX - Modular Measuring Amplifier System for the IoT
Measure and control in real-time - ideal for test benches, production and quality assurance with optional Soft-PLC (CODESYS).

QuantumX - Universal and distributable data acquisition system for test benches and mobile DAQ
The perfect tool for all of your test and measurement needs.

Optical Fiber Sensors: based on fiber Bragg grating Technology
HBM FiberSensing offers a wide range of optical Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors and optical interrogators for monitoring, measuring and testing applications

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) on Wind Turbines: Monitoring Systems for Rotor Blades, Towers and Foundations
The focus of this webinar is on monitoring systems for rotor blades, towers and foundations of wind turbines to extend their life time.

T40FH Torque Sensor For Extremly High Torque (up to 300 kN·m)
The T40FH digital torque flange for high torque up to 300 kN·m

T40FM For Measuring Dynamic Torque Signals Economically
Optimized construction and digital transfer at an attractive price. Measure dynamic torque signals precisely and accurately - using T40FM!

4 MB

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

KMR
Rugged transducer offering high degree of protection for use in harsh ambient conditions

nCode Fatigue And Durability Software
Undertake rapid analysis and work collaboratively, deliver great product performance, understand product usage and optimize operations.

WindMETER - Optical Wind Blade Monitoring System
WindMETER is an advanced wind blade monitoring system, integrating both strain and temperature sensors in a single faber cable.

SLB700A/06VA
Active strain transducer with voltage or current output. Enabling in particular large forces to be measured in a cost efficient way.

SLB700A
Strain transducer for force measurement; is simply bolted onto the structure. Also available as a transducer with integrated amplifier. Current or voltage output.

Wind energy plants
Only special software for fatigue and load analysis can support wind energy designers in their work to improve robustness and cost-efficiency.

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

Power measurement on wind turbine generators

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

Food, Drink, Machinery

Article: Digital Weighing Technology in the Food Industry
Digital strain gauge based load cells ensure greater productivity for almost any application in the food industry than load cells based on electromagnetic force compensation (EFC).

PWSE
Due to its design, the rugged PWSE single point load cell with high maximum capacity is suited for use with large platforms as well.

PW15PH Hermetically Encapsulated Single Point Load Cell
The hermetically encapsulated PW15PH single point load cell is made of stainless steel and has a unique connector system.

PW15B
Single point load cell able to be integrated in scales that works reliably even in damp and aggressive environments for extended periods of time.

PW27 Aseptic Load Cell
The PW27 aseptic load cell was developed especially for the food industry. It is particularly easy to clean and certified by the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG).

PW25 Easy-to-clean load cell
The special design without edges or fissures makes PW25 the ideal choice for applications with particular cleaning requirements.

KMR
Rugged transducer offering high degree of protection for use in harsh ambient conditions

Fine-Spect
The French company Fine-Spect has developed a new checkweigher. The core element of the new checkweigher is the strain gauge-based FIT7A digital load cell 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.

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

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.

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.

ALL FILL
All Fill International has a long history of working with HBM and has used both its digital and analogue models. This includes using HBM’s FIT1 digital load cells.

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

Chemical Pharma

PWSE
Due to its design, the rugged PWSE single point load cell with high maximum capacity is suited for use with large platforms as well.

ALL FILL
All Fill International has a long history of working with HBM and has used both its digital and analogue models. This includes using HBM’s FIT1 digital load cells.

Machinery Manufacture

Strain Gauges for Transducer Manufacturers
Strain gauges available with various creep compensation values specifically designed for transducer manufacturing

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

U93
High lateral force stability, practice-oriented configuration (connectors, cable lengths, TEDS)

SLB700A
Strain transducer for force measurement; is simply bolted onto the structure. Also available as a transducer with integrated amplifier. Current or voltage output.

Strain measurements play key role when Bromma develops new lifting beam
As part of their product development, Bromma wanted to verify its theoretic models by measuring tension in the steel used for lifting beams.

Scale Manufacture

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.

PW29
The hermetically encapsulated PW29 is a single point load cell for high maximum capacities and large weighing platforms.

HLC: The ideal load cell for any application. Precise & robust
HLC load cells are precise, particularly robust and, due to their standard dimensions, can be quickly adapted to virtually any dimension.

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.

RSCC
S-Type Load Cell with max. capacities from 50 kg to 5 t and with standard accuracy class C3. Ideal for gravimetrical level measurement.

PW6C Single Point Load Cell
Ideal for use in static applications, provides high accuracy and a small temperature coefficient for multi-range applications.

PW2C
Ideal for use in static applications, providing high accuracy and a small temperature coefficient for multi-range applications.

SP4M
Now available as the successors to the successful SP4 series for maximum capacities, available in C6 quality for maximum measurement accuracy.

PW15B
Single point load cell able to be integrated in scales that works reliably even in damp and aggressive environments for extended periods of time.

PW27 Aseptic Load Cell
The PW27 aseptic load cell was developed especially for the food industry. It is particularly easy to clean and certified by the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG).

PW25 Easy-to-clean load cell
The special design without edges or fissures makes PW25 the ideal choice for applications with particular cleaning requirements.

RTN
Ideal for platform scales, truck scales, and tank weighing, the RTN Ring Torsion Load Cell from HBM covers a large rated load range from 1t to 470t.

Z7A
The Z7A Shear Beam Load Cell complies with OIML R60 regulations up to 1000 d and max. capacities from 500kg up to 10t.

ELC
Its robust design and the load cell's special cable make it fit for use in many different applications. The ELC load cell provides an accuracy of 1%.

BLC
Load cell with maximum capacities from 550kg up to 1.76t, and an accuracy class of D1 and C2 (OIML). Fit for use in many different applications.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Electronic Component

Test Sys Integrator

Household Appliances

Auto

Advantages of a distributable and robust DAQ-System for the development of vehicles
For the testing and inspection of vehicles, mobile data acquisition is certainly the hardest and most interesting of all challenges. In our webinar, we will show you the technical possibilities by explaining the example of a crane and a harvester.

Mercedes AMG
The process controller MP85A from HBM is used, among other things, to monitor press-fit processes during production and assembly.

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.

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

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.

Valeo opts for innovative operating concepts - and measurement technology from HBM
Valeo opts for the complete measurement chain from HBM in the production of control elements for opening and closing the window.

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

CRH
C. Rob. Hammerstein (CRH), globally leading manufacturer of car seats, has developed a future-proof test concept, trusting in measurement technology from HBM.

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.

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.

Transmission, Powertrain

Using the CASMA Filter for Torque Measurements - Tips & Tricks

Torque Measurement Solutions for the Efficient Monitoring of Ship Engines
Low-emission ship drives. Torque transducers help optimize efficiency

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.

Aero

Shock, Vibration and Impact Testing with Genesis High Speed
Genesis High Speed DAQ system provides absolute data security, plus an extremely high sample rate of up to 100 MS/s for shock, vibration and impact tests.

Integration of PMX with Torque Transducers at BCSA
Case Study about an innovative application by the French company BCSA that uses HBM technology.

Aerospace Industry
The world's leading aerospace companies are turning to HBM as the standard measurement platform for their testing applications.

FACC: Testing the winglets of the Airbus A350XWB with HBM Strain Gauges
Strain gauges from HBM helped to measure results of the static and fatigue tests on winglets of the Airbus A350 XWB.

Optical Measurement Solutions for the Aerospace Industry
This webinar will present HBM FiberSensing’s experience and solutions both for the aerospace and space markets using Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology.

A380 Full Scale Fatigue Tests
IABG trusts in measurement technology from HBM for the large-scale fatigue strength tests on a fully assembled Airbus A380.

JSF Structural Test Program
BAE Systems is using HBM’s data acquisition equipment to validate the Flight Test Instrumentation system on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Advanced Aircraft Electric System & Equipment Testing
One universal DAQ system for the electrical, mechanical and efficiency testing of all components of the aircraft electric system testing.

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

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.

LISA Airplanes
Making flying a pleasure again: This is the aim of the new, ultra-modern AKOYA light airplane through the use of strain gauges from HBM and the ultra-rugged SoMat eDAQlite data acquisition system.

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

Structural and Functional Tests in Aerospace
The world's leading aerospace companies are turning to HBM and MGCplus as the standard measurement platform for their testing applications.

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

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.

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.

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

Rail / Metro

SIMS Professional Engineers: Reliable Data Acquisition Ensures Rail Car Safety
For a recent series of tests on a new truck trailer design, Sims Professional Engineers (SPE) chose the Somat eDAQ data acquisition system from HBM.

Interfleet: making trains safer all over the world
Interfleet uses the HBM data acquisition systems QuantumX and MGCplus to carry out rail measurements in a scalable and flexible way

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.

Medellín Metro: Portable diagnosis system for mobile data acquisition
Medellín Metro: Portable diagnosis system for mobile data acquisition

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

RATP: Fatigue analysis of structure
In France, the RATP is using GlyphWorks to process data primarily coming from HBM MGCplus and SoMat eDAQ data acquisition systems.

DB Minden is testing optical strain gages from HBM
At present, DB Systemtechnik in Minden, Germany, an independent testing authority, explores the possibilities resulting from the use of optical strain gages, for example K-OL from HBM.

Chinese tests highlight superiority of HBM’s eDAQ solutions
Comparative tests of data acquisition equipment for use on high-speed trains undertaken by the Beijing Jiaotong University in China have demonstrated the effectiveness of HBM’s SoMat eDAQ equipment when operating under extremely tough conditions

IRT Australia: SoMat eDAQ used in Australian rail operations tests
The Institute for Rail Technology decided to use HBM's SoMat eDAQ data acquisition system when designing a new measurement vehicle.

DB Systemtechnik: Measurement technology in railway engineering
The European Dynotrain research project investigates to what extent computer simulations could replace part of the measurement runs in future.

Chinese locomotives: Testing Electric Locomotives
The customer wanted a Data Acquisition system that can be used both as a distributed system and also a centralized system. The device must be portable, compact and rugged - suitable for in-vehicle test under harsh conditions.

Marine

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

ALL FILL
All Fill International has a long history of working with HBM and has used both its digital and analogue models. This includes using HBM’s FIT1 digital load cells.

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

Military

Agriculture

Advantages of a distributable and robust DAQ-System for the development of vehicles
For the testing and inspection of vehicles, mobile data acquisition is certainly the hardest and most interesting of all challenges. In our webinar, we will show you the technical possibilities by explaining the example of a crane and a harvester.

Bending Beam Load Cell is Ideal Weighing Component for Fertilizer Manufacturer
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.

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.

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

Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL)
A process control regulates the timing for batching and logs the batched quantities. Any variation from the target quantity can be automatically corrected for each subsequent batching process.

ALL FILL
All Fill International has a long history of working with HBM and has used both its digital and analogue models. This includes using HBM’s FIT1 digital load cells.

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

Medical

Distribution, Trade

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

Engineering Services

DB Systemtechnik: Measurement technology in railway engineering
The European Dynotrain research project investigates to what extent computer simulations could replace part of the measurement runs in future.

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

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.

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

Education Research

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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