The abrasion of cutters on CNC machine tools will directly affect the quality of workpieces as wear progresses. This application note discusses how to use the “imc real-time vibration monitoring system” for real-time inspection and analysis of dynamic cutter performance and make evaluations and predictions to improve and optimize the cutter.read more
This application note discusses the solution used for the detection of acoustic emissions of surface and underwater vessels by means of the “Autonomous Acoustic Measurement System” (Sistema Autonomo per Rilievi Acustici, SARA). Activities were carried out by the Italian Navy at the Naval Experimentation and Support Centre (Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale, CSSN) of La Spezia.read more
The world's first IEC 61400 certificate for a vertical wind turbine has recently been given by TÜV Rheinland to Directtech GmbH.
As part of the certification of the Windtracker turbine, all relevant safety requirements and loads on the wind turbine were tested. The verification and data analysis of the field measurements were carried out by the accredited company Windtest Grevenbroich. For performing the measurement tasks within the scope of small-scale wind turbine certification, Windtest used measurement systems from imc.read more
For the railway and transportation sector, Italcertifer offers a wide range of certification, inspection and, more generally, compliance verification in the railway sector. As an affiliated company of Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Italcertifer is a central institution in Italy and abroad when it comes to railway conformity testing and safety assessments. For certification of the high speed train Frecciarossa 1000 (also known as ETR 1000), Italcertifer chose imc test and measurement solutions.read more
Refrigerator units used in supermarkets, delis and shops are designed to keep perishable products at safe temperatures. To ensure that their refrigerators are performing within the scope of the ISO standards, the Dutch company Smeva enlisted the expertise from imc Benelux to come up with an optimal testing solution using imc products.read more
“Fleets Go Green” is a project designed to analyze and evaluate the efficiency of electric vehicles in everyday use with a factory fleet as the test subjects. imc Test & Measurement GmbH is participating in this research project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The research results will form the basis for the decision to convert regular vehicle fleets to electric cars in the future.read more
The sky train is considered to be the landmark of the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Wuppertal. Since 1901, inhabitants and visitors alike have been hovering above the metropolis with this unique means of travel. Around 85,000 passengers use the suspension railway on a daily basis. Recently, the new “Generation 15” train cars were launched. For the commissioning tests of the new sky train, PROSE AG focused on the diversity of the measurement solutions offered by imc Test & Measurement GmbH.read more
The Japanese automotive supplier Toyodenso Co. develops and manufactures more than 4,000 types of electrical components. One such group of components developed by Toyodenso are Electronic Control Units (ECU). These devices enable the communication between one or more electrical systems in the vehicle, such as electric windows and seats.read more
Recently, imc’s subsidiary in Benelux, imc Test & Measurement B.V., worked with NTZ Filter Netherlands to help realize an oil filter test bench that is capable of carrying out the necessary testing to comply with ISO 3968 standards.read more
The Austrian company FACC Operations GmbH and its subsidiary CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH, develop, manufacture and test lightweight components for leading aircraft and engine manufacturers. Due to their expertise as system partner for winglet concepts, they were commissioned by Airbus to design and manufacture winglets for the A350 XWB long-haul aircraft. Of course, extensive component testing of winglets also belongs within their range of services. For the component test stands FACC and CoLT have chosen test and measurement solutions from imc Test & Measurement GmbH.read more
For the launch of their new high-performance SportContact6 tires, Continental chose to do track testing at the renowned Bilster Berg track in Germany. With its differ-ence in track heights and multiple fast stretches, the Bilster Berg is an ideal location to test the SportContact6. A total of 15 sports cars were outfitted with imc BUSDAQ-X data loggers in their trunks which recorded measurement data during the test and, with imc LINK data transmission software, transmitted the data during the pit stop.read more
Berlin's public transport system is very popular among tourists and inhabitants. With such a high frequency of passengers, it is important that the vehicles are put through their paces and tested in real operating conditions. For the fleet to live up to a high standard, new vehicles must undergo extensive road testing – as with the new buses ordered by the BVG from the Dutch manufacturer VDL. When it comes to equipping their buses with test and measurement systems for road testing, VDL relies on imc. Mobile data acquisition on the VDL city buses is performed using the imc BUSDAQ-2-ET as well as imc CANSAS-INC and -SCI systems.read more
The demands placed on a modern marine gearbox are high: naturally, transferring the motor power to the drive shaft is the main task. However, integrating auxiliary drives for different units, such as pumps and generators, as well as braking and locking propellers and shafts are also key requirements. Both in the research and development departments, as well as with quality assurance, extensive tests and measurements are carried out to ensure the highest quality of their marine gearboxes.read more
As a world leader in the field of machine tools and industrial laser systems, optimization through continuous testing processes plays a crucial role at the TRUMPF Group. The constant development of machinery, improving power consumption and achieving higher speeds with absolute precision requires testing with the most advanced tools available. Since 2004, TRUMPF has relied on integrated solutions from imc Test & Measurement GmbH.read more
The Czech aircraft manufacturer LET ‐ Aircraft Industries (formerly LET Kunovice) specializes in small passenger aircraft and gliders. For each new market adjustment, that is, after refitting or retrofitting the aircraft, the manufacturer must perform recertification.read more
Optimized powertrain topology and design are essential for achieving progressive development of electric vehicles. On behalf of the Fraunhofer Institute (IFAM Bremen), imc Test & Measurement GmbH has developed a test station with two testing tracks and an integrated simulation solution, enabling the development and testing of new components for and models of electric motor powertrains.read more
The SBB has developed stationary wheel-load checkpoints that can automatically acquire key data from a passing train in real time. With the help from imc, these checkpoints are equipped with high-precision strain gauge bridge amplifiers, as well as an industrial PC according to customer specifications.
The system is designed to acquire safety-relevant load data, such as axle overloading and cargo shifting. It also recognizes flat spots on the wheels.read more
“Formula Student Germany” is a design and engineering competition that brings together scientific and academic theory of technical colleges and universities with practical experience on a real race track.
During a year’s time, the students design and build their own race car that has to comply with a set of competition rules.
The German team from the Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten was supported by imc Test & Measurement GmbH with one of their imc CANSAS-L-DCB8 modules. This measurement module was used to determine and investigate forces and strain that the car's suspension system was subjected to under real race conditions.read more
In the area of in-field testing of agricultural equipment, imc has developed a stand-alone measurement solution with automatic remote monitoring. This significantly reduces the time required for development and product approval, provides higher quality data and reduces travel and personnel expenses.read more
The Solar Team Twente, a team of students of the Saxion Poly Technical College and of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) took part in this event. Together they constructed the 'Twente One' as they called their solar vehicle. With new regulations for the 2007 event, they went for a completely new and innovative design. Not only mechanically, but also electrically and electronically the Solar Team Twente uses the newest technology. The heart of the electronics featured an imc C-SERIES intelligent data logger.read more
For testing in the early development phase, measurement systems are united with real-time simulation and functions or components that are not available or are substituted by simulation models. This demands a comprehensive solution to measurement, control, regulation and simulation.read more
Finding efficient solutions for the specific requirements of railway technologies is of decisive importance for the manufacturers of railway vehicles. Safety issues play as much of a role as passenger comfort, speed and economic factors.read more
Wind energy installations need to operate reliably over many years in order to be productive and redeem costs. Along with the expert knowledge of developers and engineers, test measurements are crucial for disturbance-free operation of an installation in the long run.read more