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The PeOMeE research project

EFRE.NRW Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung

As participants in this project, we have been working together with the University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen and five other companies on increasing production efficiency by online measurement of electrical properties of conductive lubricants in rolling bearings.

The aim was to develop a complete system that would enable a sensor for measuring conductivity and dielectric constant to be integrated into a rolling bearing. Thus, for the first time, a real-time measurement of the grease status during operation directly in the bearing (inline) should be made possible.

Our core competencies in this project were in the assembly and connection technology of sensors. Special inert conductor path materials made of platinum were printed onto the carrier element made of quartz glass or ceramic and the constructive solution for the packaging was developed.

We took part in the following important project steps:

  • Concept development for an online sensor
  • Concept development for an online sensor
  • Development of the circuit for quartz glass and ceramic sensors
  • Optimisation of fineline screen printing
  • Manufacturing of the prototypes
  • Casting of the sensors

The PeOMeE project was funded by the European Union and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.