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RUAG Space: Testing of Separation Systems for Satellites
RUAG Space conducts testing of separation systems for satellites with the help of HBM's MGC Plus.
ECODHYBAT: Comparison of hygienic and traditional load cells
Study shows: Use of hygienic load cells reduces cleaning time of filling machines by 29 percent.
FACC: HBM strain gauges on board for type certification of the Airbus A350 XWB
Strain gauges from HBM helped to measure results of the static and fatigue tests on winglets of the Airbus A350 XWB.
Fine-Spect: Development of a checkweigher with FIT7A
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.
I.A.T. & Earthsystem: Monitoring of a church with optical fiber sensors
The 18th century church of Santa Maria del Suffragio in Italy was destroyed by an earthquake in 2009. As it's being reconstructed, optical fiber sensors are used to monitor the structure.
EDF: Plant safety monitoring
HBM provided measurement equipment and services for monitoring a pressure pipe in a hydroelectric plant in France.
Cedex: Accelerated Pavement Testing
The Transport Research Center of CEDEX tests is specialized on accelerated pavements with reliable pavement testing. HBM DAQ system systems are used to collect important data.
IRIS: Quality testing of a pipe
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.
Bromma: Developing of 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.
University of Geisenheim
Geisenheim University has developed a new concept for mechanized work on steep slopes: the viticulture robot "Geisi". Geisi shall have the capability to work on slopes of up to 70 percent - remote controlled and without ropes.
BCSA: High Speed Torque Application
Case Study about an innovative application by the French company BCSA that uses HBM technology.
Shuikou dam: Ship lifts
Reliable, stable and robust: HBM torque sensors have worked well in Shuikou dam ship lifts for more than 10 years.
The Kaunertal Project: Optical Measurements at High Pressure Water Pipe
HBM installed a complete sensing system for a structural load test in the Kaunertal Dam penstock pipes (Hydro Power station), in Innsbruck, Áustria.
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.
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.
University of Cologne: Driving dynamics tests
The Cologne Laboratory for Construction Machines (KLB) is involved in numerous research and industrial projects, including an examination and optimization of driving dynamics, driving safety and driving comfort in mobile work machines.
University of Palermo: Numerical and Experimental Study of a Sailing Yacht
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.
Fraunhofer IWES: Wind energy materials research
Read how PMX enhances efficiency in a pluvial erosion test bench for wind power plants developed by Fraunhofer IWES.
FZK: loading by waves in wind power plants
The HBM S9M force sensor records the loading exerted by waves on framework structures in offshore wind power plants.
Best Crown China: highly accurate filling of coconut milk
Thanks to digital load cells from HBM, Chinese machine manufacturer Best Crown can offer its end customer savings in the millions annually.
Testing eDrive systems with many components with one measuring system
More efficient electric motors through accurate analysis of the drive using raw data
University Bologna: Formula SAE/Student
The Formula Student team from the University of Bologna uses strain gauges in the vehicle to determine forces in the suspension.
InVentus: World Championship for Ventomobiles
Team InVentus from the University of Stuttgart, equipped with a T22 torque transducer from HBM, was able to successfully participate in the Aeolus Race from August 18 to 24, 2014.
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.
Holmenbrua: Analyzing the carrying capacity
Examinations by HBM of the Holmenbrua bridge in Drammen in Norway was exposed to or whether improvements were needed.
LGC Automation: Competitive packaging machines
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.
Marenco: A helicopter on the test bench
Marenco Swisshelicopter developed their new helicopter in real record time. To meet their deadlines, Marenco opted for HBM sensors and DAQ systems.
Strukton: Monitoring changes in the soil characteristics
To monitor 24/7 that there is no danger of subsidence Avenue2 in Masstricht, HBM has installed strain gauges.
University of Ghent: measure the impact of bird strikes
The University of Ghent has acquired an HBM GEN5i data recorder, in order to gain insight into the consequences of bird impacts with aircraft.
University of Delft: Scientific Research on Friction
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.
Chinese university: Comparative tests
The university required a DAQ system that would produce accurate measurements of the potential forces acting on a structure during earthquakes.
Increased efficiency in the gypsum board production at Taishan Gypsum
A manufacturer of gypsum board, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd, has improved its production efficiency utilizing HBM’s PMX amplifier system.
Scale-Tron: Monitoring of tires production
HBM load cells are used in production for weighing tires to assure the quality of the finished product.
Medical product developement at LifeTec
LifeTec specializes in independent contract-based research for businesses and institutions that introduce medical devices or implants onto the market.
University of Jena
Ants go for the new 3D miniature force measurement platform used at the University of Jena
Lufthansa: Actuator testing
Lufthansa Technik uses HBM T20WN for temperature tests on all airbus aircrafts
Thompson Engineering and Racing
Ray Thompson of Thompson Engineering and Racing used the HBM Somat eDAQ-lite to measure the 7 second dragster.
French Skiing Federation (FFS) optimizes ski cross performance using the HBM measurement chain like strain gages, sensors, SoMat and nCode GlyphWorks.
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.
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.
AVIATEST: Structural test of airframes
Latvian company AVIATEST focuses on different longevity, resources and static strength tests of airframes. They rely on HBM's QuantumX DAQ system.
PW22 load cell meets requirements of scales manufacturer and certification body and doubles the number of weighing operations in multi-head weighers.
Marti/Bitterli/EMPA: reduce vibration in ultra-light belt conveyor galleries
HBM force transducers are applied in a research project to reduce vibration in ultra-light belt conveyor galleries.
Ricoh: toner cartridge manufacture
Ricoh UK Products Ltd has worked with HBM in developing a one-piece assurance system for the automatic assembly of its latest toner product.
AMZ: Safe Racecar Components
The AMZ racing team relies on comprehensive testing using HBM strain gauges during modeling and FEM simulation validation.
PTB: Energy-Saving Coffee Production
Using the compact temperature sensor TT-3/100 from HBM, PTB has developed a process for energy-saving coffee production.
High Octane: torque in the power train of a racing car
The cooperation between High Octane Motorsports and HBM allows future engineers to gain insight into HBM's wide range of applications and products. New applications of HBM products, as well as new experiences, are being realized.
SKF: Machine condition monitoring
Application Report from HBM Test and Measurement: Extending service life through acquisition of actual forces in rolling bearings.
MCPI: filling scale for powder
The single point load cell PW25 from HBM Test and Measurement makes high-precision filling scale for powder more hygienic.
Liebel: Throughput checkweigher
A four-lane throughput checkweigher with an innovative design has been developed - made possible by HBM‘s EHEDG-certified PW27 load cell.
Torque Transducers for Hybrid Drivetrains
HBM Torque transducers helped on customers optimize hybrid drivetrains by gathering data engineers would not typically see.
Dyno Dynamics: High-Speed Engine Dynamometers
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.
Bilwinco: multi-head weighing
When developing a new multihead weigher, Bilwinco was looking for a suitable load cell which was customised for the food industry. The solution: PW27.
Dynosens: Test Bench for Electric Engines
Dynosens needed an interface to connect its T40B torque transducer to the EtherCAT fieldbus. The solution: TIM-EC from HBM.
Paderborn University (LIA): Component Crash Test Bench
New materials in crash tests: Institute for lightweight automotive construction relies on HBM's Genesis HighSpeed.
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
Smart devices: intensive testing
PMX measures contact forces of a few Newtons for this application with long term stability and saves the maximum forces.
Quality control for switching devices
Switching on and off reliably – over the entire service life of a switching device. Guaranteeing this is the task of end-of-line test benches in switching device manufacturing.
Schuler: Press monitoring
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.
Read our case studies, how customers worldwide are using HBM instruments for test & measurement, production and weighing technology applications.
Dieffenbacher: wood-based material panels
The Eppinger Dieffenbacher Group has decided to use HBM’s digiCLIP digital industrial measuring amplifier in the fiber control of its systems.
Teltek:process monitoring equipment
HBM's intelligent load cells measure on the go when the production process cannot stop
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.
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.
Schuler: Monitoring the minting procedure
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.
Tests at ABB's High Power Laboratory in Ludvika (Sweden) involve subjecting products to extreme stresses. Advanced test equipment from HBM is used.
SISU AXLES: heavy-duty planetary axles
For developing more durable and more capable axles, Finnish manufacturer Sisu Axles equipped its new test stand with torque transducers from HBM.
DB Netz AG: Bridge monitoring
Can bridges withstand increasing loads? Short and long-term measurements provide answers - also delivered with bridge monitoring solutions from HBM.
Testing of electric and hybrid cars
HBM, a key partner for the french company Greenmot, provides DAQ systems for testing.
WSL: The mudslide scale
To better understand the forces at work in mudslides, Swiss Engineers are using a special scale with measurement technology from HBM.
Hirschvogel Pinghu: forging forces
Hirschvogel Automotive Components is utilizing HBM’s SLB strain transducer and MP55DP amplifier system to monitor forging forces for improved quality.
XCMG Group: control in cement mixing plants
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.
Increased quality of molded parts at 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.
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
Gemstones make LEDs glow
LEDs, photovoltaic cells, jewelry – artificial gemstones such as sapphire crystal are used in the production anddevelopment of these products.
BMW: Innovative test bench concept
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.
Bühler regularly checks its suppliers with regard to reliability, adherence and performance. HBM was identified as a preferred supplier.
Koenig & Bauer AG: printing presses
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.
Valeo: innovative operating concepts
Valeo opts for the complete measurement chain from HBM in the production of control elements for opening and closing the window.
Plant Marvel: 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.
Scansys: 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.
Airbus Industries: Measuring centre of gravity
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.
Elie Carafoli: 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.
Nord Servis s.r.o.: 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.
Keil Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG: production machines for batching and mixing
Hans-Jürgen Keil Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG, a company based in Hunteburg, Germany, designs and constructs complete production machines for batching and mixing liquid components and solids.
Minho University: Long-Term Bridge Monitoring
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.
Loma Systems: Efficient checkweighers
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.
Krones AG: weighing and batching for small amounts
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.
Austrian Railways: Measurements at trackside experiments
Inductive transducers can be used in even the severest conditions, such as on this stretch of track at Brixental in Austria.
SeaTech Snc: Acceleration tests
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.
HOERBIGER: Multi-axis sensors for a transmission test rig
In industrial plants, usually only one load component is measured. Then extensive mechanical decoupling of the parasitic influences may be necessary.
Bruins Instruments: Separating wheat from the chaff
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.
Mühlbauer AG: Envelope weighing
Mühlbauer AG utilizes HBM dynamic weighing systems for the handling and shipping of their service cards.
Healthtech: personal coin operated scales
The UK scale manufacturer 'Healthtech' is utilising HBM’s PW10 load cells to give improved accuracy, better design and to reduce manufacturing costs.
Qualipack: valve bag filling
Valve bag filling machines feature HBM’s PW12BC3 single point load cell and WE2110 digital weighing indicator for improved accuracy.
HORIBA: Motor test benches
Motor test benches: HBM reference transducers ensure reliable measurement results in automated calibration systems
digiCLIP: production of photovoltaic systems
Perfectly cut silicon wafers: digiCLIP ensures leaps in efficiency for the production of photovoltaic systems
Medellín Metro: Portable diagnosis system for mobile data acquisition
Medellín Metro: Portable diagnosis system for mobile data acquisition
CEMAGREF: spread of fertilizer
Too much fertilizer? A globally unique test bench for investigation and analysis
SIEMENS: truck rear axle transmission
Siemens: Dynamic truck rear axle transmission test rig for SCANIA
Mahle Powertrain: Controlled Auto-Ignition (CAI) engine
Mahle Powertrain: HBM helps make engines go greener
Mitsui Babcock: testing of subsea oil pipelines
On bending and breaking: Cost-optimized construction of subsea pipelines with HBM and Mitsui Babcock.
FH München: the piezoelectric effect
Students are working on an innovative vision of a bicycle. In the ”Electric Eel“ project, the lightweight material carbon is combined with piezoelectronic ceramics.
Lockheed Martin: force transducer calibration center
Lockheed Martin establishes a modern force transducer calibration center
RUAG: determine aerodynamic loads
RUAG: ICE in the wind tunneal - Determination of aerodynamic loads in a wind tunnel
TU München: systematic optimization of bob skids
With 5g in the precipice: HBM measurement technology in the Formula 1 of winter sports
LONG EMG: pneumatic and hydraulic presses
LONG EMG develops a pneumatic press that measures displacement and force with an integrated HBM MP85A FASTpress amplifier.
Optical sensors for lightweights
There are increased attempts to implement sensor technology to meet increased safety and warranty standards.
Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL): Automatic batching
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.
PBMR: analysis and management of test data
HBM’s nCode Software Selected For Nuclear Reactor Data Analysis
OGOWin: offshore wind farm
HBM technology and service for building up the first German offshore wind farm
TÜV SÜD Rail: tests and measurements on railway trains
TÜV SÜD Rail: With QuantumX on the tracks of the Glacier Express
measurement in water turbines
HBM measurement technology on the test stand: Dynamic torque measurement in water turbines
KOSME Group: Filling machines
Full to the brim with intelligent details: KOSME Group makes filling machines FIT®
El Giraldillo: Monitoring system
A monitoring system including HBM's MGCplus amplifier system was used to monitor any mechanical changes to the sculpture during restoration work.
Veneta Engineering: Height measurement tests
HBM Italy worked with Verona-based Veneta Engineering which was in charge of all optical height measurement and trigonometric leveling tests on the bridge.
Infineon Technologies AG: Transmission without contact
Infineon: Test system for security and chip card applications
TU Chemnitz: Fuel-cell driven three-wheel vehicle
100 km on 0.04 l – TU Chemnitz on the move and eco-friendly with QuantumX
Accuweigh: Compost plant
Used in Australia's largest wine-growing region: HBM's universal Z6 load cell
Technip: Permanent load monitoring
HBM measurement technology increases safety and efficiency in power station piping.
Thomas Magnete: Brake assistants
You can rely on HBM's QuantumX data acquisition (DAQ) system for testing electromagnetic actuators for brake assistants.
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.
Chinese banknote production
Chinese banknote production meets exacting thickness standards with QuantumX monitoring
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.
Del Equipment: Whole Vehicle Type Approval regulations
HBM helps tail lifts meet regulations ahead of schedule
TSM Control Systems: Weigh Blending Systems
Load cells ensure high accuracy in latest Weigh Blending Systems
TROPPER: On-Board Weighing
On board weighing: TROPPER using RTN load cells for the highest level of reliability
DB Minden: Optical Strain Gages Testing
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.
PROMESS: static and dynamic forces
HBM force transducers at Promess: Quality assurance in production
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
APL: test bench
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.
Mercedes AMG: Production of steering couplings
The process controller MP85A from HBM is used, among other things, to monitor press-fit processes during production and assembly.
UPC: Tests for externally reinforced concrete beams
To determine residual stresses in concrete beams, Spanish researches have opted for measurement instruments from HBM. Read the complete case study!
All Fill: Filling Equipment
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.
CRH: Component Testing of Car Seats
C. Rob. Hammerstein (CRH), globally leading manufacturer of car seats, has developed a future-proof test concept, trusting in measurement technology from HBM.
Volvo Construction Equipment (CE)
Volvo Construction Equipment uses HBM's SoMat eDAQ test system to help it test loader prototypes under extreme conditions.
Politecnico di Milano: Charpy Test
Italian researchers have selected HBM’s GEN7t high-speed equipment to improve the reliability and accuracy of data acquisition on Charpy tests.
ORWIN: Process Monitoring
Orwin, one of largest automation machine builders in the UK, has utilised HBM’s MP85ADP amplifier in an Active Engine Mount Cell assembly line.
CLES-FACIL: Research of Safe Parachute Opening
The Task of the 2011 experimental rocket was to fine out the force that the openings of a parachute exerts on a rocket.
IDENTO Operations: Intelligent Feed Systems
Dutch manufacturer Idento makes measuring units for weighing feed quantities for pigs and cattle. Idento uses hermetically-sealed load cells from HBM.
Cemex: Optimal dosing always in view
In order to ensure optimal mixing and dosing of the material anhydrite flow, CEMEX Austria is using HBM weighing technology.
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.
BAE Systems: Static and Fatigue Tests
BAE Systems benefits the performance of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter through integrated structural testing and derisking the FTI.
NIST: Foundations for developing new industrial applications
Researchers in the USA have utilized HBM’s DAQ equipment to ensure international competitiveness, to improve the quality of their products.
Olympiahalle München: Load Monitoring
To check the imposed loads and their distribution over the lighting gantries, the Olympiahalle arena in Munich has a monitoring system.
INVT: Control Algorithm
The company INVT has utilized HBM’s T10F torque transducer to measure torque and speed of an electric motor in order to optimize performance.
Kolubara Metal: Assessment of Stability
Measurement, weighing and determination of the center of gravity of mining machine superstructures using technology from HBM Test and Measurement.
Artis GmbH: Machine Monitoring
Artis GmbH are using the piezoelectric systems of the HBM Paceline series when monitoring of turning-turning broaching processes in metal cutting.
S+P Wägetechnik GmbH: Wireless Mobile Legal for Trade Scales
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.
Straightpoint: Load Monitoring and Suspended Weighing
British load-testing specialist Straightpoint uses HBM strain gauges in all of its force measurement, load monitoring and load cell products.
Ketten Wälder: Force Measurement
Quality assurance is essential for producing chains for hoisting gear, Ketten Wälder GmbH uses HBM measurement technology in its production systems.
DB Systemtechnik: Railway Engineering
The European Dynotrain research project investigates to what extent computer simulations could replace part of the measurement runs in future.
Airbus: Full Scale Fatigue Tests
IABG trusts in measurement technology from HBM for the large-scale fatigue strength tests on a fully assembled Airbus A380.