pictogram SmartSeal

Research Project: SmartSeal

Institute of Machine Components (IMA)

Intelligent shaft seals through 3D-MID sensor integration
[Photo: Simon Feldmeth]

The goal of the research project is to integrate a sensor system into a shaft sleeve using 3D-MID technologies. This sensor system determines the temperature in the contact area of a shaft seal without compromising the sealing function. The measurement results are intended to be transmitted wirelessly and in real-time to an evaluation unit.

In collaboration with the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, the sensor system is conceptualized and optimized through simulation. Subsequently, prototypes and functional models with progressively increasing capabilities are manufactured and tested on a test bench.

detailed project description (.pdf)



The IGF project 22854 N/1 of the Forschungsvereinigung Räumliche Elektronische Baugruppen 3-D MID e.V is funded by the AiF as a support of the Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF, Industrial Collective Research) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.


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This image shows Simon Feldmeth

Simon Feldmeth

Dipl.-Ing. Pat.-Ing.

Team Manager Simulation

This image shows Christoph Olbrich

Christoph Olbrich

M. Sc.

Research Associate

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