Oil & Gas

Monitoring Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

Drift in Bonded Foil Strain Gauge-based Sensors
This article explains how to deal with measurement drift when using bonded foil strain gauges. Combining high stability and accuracy with robust mechanical properties, bonded foil strain gauges have earned a dominant role in sensor applications in the oil and gas industries.

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.

by 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.

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.

Power, Energy, Utility

Optical Monitoring System for Strain Measurement

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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.

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

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.

Wind Turbine Testing

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

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.

Article: How can video support classic sensor data?
HBM survey shows: Recording video data in parallel to tactile sensors or digital bus signals is becoming increasingly attractive to users.

Building a complete wind turbine structural and condition monitoring system.

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Y Series
The standard: With more than 2,000 different types the right choice for nearly any measurement task.

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.

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

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.

GEN7i - HighSpeed Transient Recorder and Data Acquisition S
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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
This webinar explores how to determine and increase efficiency of wind turbine generators

T40FM Torque Transducer for Dynamic Torque Measurement
The T40FM torque transducer measures dynamic torques up to 80 kN·m precisely and reliably.

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

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.

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

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

Food, Drink, Machinery

PW15../SP4M - The universal single point load cell series
The PW15 and SP4M load cells have the same dimensions and at the same time different specifications - this makes them extremely flexible in use.

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).

PW15iA Digital Load Cell for Automated Weighing Application
Use the PW15iA load cell in your packaging machinery to benefit immediately from the advantages of digital weighing technology.

PW27 Certified Load Cell for Aseptic Production
The EHEDG-certified PW27 load cell for aseptic use is precise, robust and easy to clean - ideal for high germ-free hygienic standards in the food industry.

PW25 Easy-care load cell for high hygienic standards
The PW25 load cell is highly precise, very rugged and easy to clean. That makes it ideally suited for use in the food industry.

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

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

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.

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.

Fine-Spect
The French company Fine-Spect has developed a new checkweigher. The core element of the new checkweigher.

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.

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

Chemical Pharma

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.

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.

Machinery Manufacture

U93 Miniature force sensor ideally for use in production
The U93 miniature load cell is at home in production and during all test tasks, where space requirements, measurement dynamics and simple assembly count.

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.

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.

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

Scale Manufacture

PW15../SP4M - The universal single point load cell series
The PW15 and SP4M load cells have the same dimensions and at the same time different specifications - this makes them extremely flexible in use.

RTN Ring Torsion Load Cell Also For Heavy Loads
RTN ring torsion load cells are available with extremely high maximum capacities, offer unrivaled precision and are particularly robust.

PW27 Certified Load Cell for Aseptic Production
The EHEDG-certified PW27 load cell for aseptic use is precise, robust and easy to clean - ideal for high germ-free hygienic standards in the food industry.

PW25 Easy-care load cell for high hygienic standards
The PW25 load cell is highly precise, very rugged and easy to clean. That makes it ideally suited for use in the food industry.

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

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.

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.

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

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

ELC: Robust Load Cell with Maximum Capacities From 220 kg to 1.76 t
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%.

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

BLC: Legal for Trade Load Cell with Maximum Capacities from 550 kg up to 1.76 t
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.

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.

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.

Electronic Component

Test Sys Integrator

Household Appliances

Auto

Article: How can video support classic sensor data?
HBM survey shows: Recording video data in parallel to tactile sensors or digital bus signals is becoming increasingly attractive to users.

Advantages of a distributable and robust DAQ-System for the development of vehicles
In this webinar, we will show you the technical possibilities of mobile DAQ by explaining the example of a crane and a harvester.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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
In this article you will learn how to apply the CASMA filter in HBM's TIM-PN, TIM-EC and PMX signal conditioning systems.

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

RUAG Space: Testing of Separation Systems for Satellites
RUAG Space conducts testing of separation systems for satellites with the help of HBM's MGCplus.

Wind Tunnel Testing
Precise HBM measurement technology, like sensors, instruments (DAQ) and software for best repeatability and long-term reliability in wind tunnel testing

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

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.

Flexible Solutions for Aircraft Structural Testing
Before the aircraft takes off for the first time, it is tested in the stand. HBM offers scalable measurement solutions from sensor to software.

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

JAXA
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has relied on HBM’s data acquisition technology to investigate the structural health of an aircraft.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Rail / Metro

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.

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 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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Marine

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

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.

Agriculture

Advantages of a distributable and robust DAQ-System for the development of vehicles
In this webinar, we will show you the technical possibilities of mobile DAQ by explaining the example of a crane and a harvester.

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

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

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.

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

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.

University of Cologne
The Cologne Laboratory for Construction Machines (KLB) is involved in numerous research and industrial projects.

Medical

TECHNOLAS Perfect Vision: Development of Eye Lasers
There can be no errors in operations of the eye: Therefore Technolas Perfect Vision relies on a precise HBM amplifier for their eye lasers.

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

Optical Monitoring System for Strain Measurement

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Optical Monitoring System for Strain Measurement

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Optical Monitoring System for Strain and Convergence Measurement

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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.

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.

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

Education Research

Article: How can video support classic sensor data?
HBM survey shows: Recording video data in parallel to tactile sensors or digital bus signals is becoming increasingly attractive to users.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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