New sensor technology capable of performing in the harshest of environments.
AABENRAA, DENMARK, April 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com
/ -- NEW ground-breaking sensor technology from Danish entrepreneur company ElastiSense
After years of research and development, innovative Danish entrepreneur company ElastiSense now introduces a unique technology for position and displacement sensing. The technology has been developed in cooperation with key customers and is entirely based on its ability to provide value to industrial applications in settings and environments where position sensing has traditionally been difficult and expensive. Furthermore, ElastiSense have had Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT trends in mind during the whole development process, to accommodate the need for future-proof solutions ready for the future of industrial applications. The result is a technology capable of providing data in any given form to the control system of any given application. This makes monitoring and automation easy and efficient.
The technology is introduced in the new DS-Series displacement sensors from ElastiSense and is created with the purpose of providing customers with the opportunity to monitor their applications reliably and accurately, securing predictive maintenance and a significant reduction or complete elimination of unexpected and expensive downtime. The technology is built for harsh environments, both indoor and outdoor as well as for aggressive applications where shock, vibration, unpredictable movement, and misalignment occur.
The DS-Series displacement sensors
Thanks to the unique design of the DS-Series sensors they can monitor applications where alternative solutions fail. What makes them truly unique, is their solid-state characteristics in combination with an extremely strong and durable high-grade silicon rubber encapsulation. The sensing element inside is an equally unique hyper-elastic high-strain rubber strain-gauge capable of 100% strain, enabling the use of the sensor for accurate position and displacement measurement even in the presence of misalignment. The sensor is built to hold, and the high-grade silicon rubber encapsulation makes sure that it even tolerates harsh environments, both in tough indoor industrial processes and in outdoor applications operating in all kinds of weather and exposed to mud, sand, dirt, dust, water, extreme heat or cold or even saltwater in offshore applications. To make the product complete, the electronics are integrated, to make them just as weather- and environment proof as the rest of the sensor.
The ElastiSense technology can potentially ad value in all thinkable industrial application, but primarily shines in environments and settings where other position and displacement sensors fail. The technology has shown very promising results in applications within, Structural Health Monitoring, Off-Road Machinery, and Factory Automation which all have in common that they typically operate in harsh and unpredictable environments. Competing technology such as non-contact sensors and cylinder-based sensors, will typically fail here, because of factors such as misalignment, shock, vibration, or weather-related obstacles including heavy rain, snow, wind, extreme heat or extreme cold.