Every year since 2006, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH awards the INDUSTRIEPREIS to the HANNOVER trade fair, thus supporting companies in the industry to make their progressive and innovative products known to a broad public.
Our fos4Blade sensor platform was named BEST OF at the INDUSTRY AWARD 2018 in the category “Optical Technologies”. This award is further confirmation that fos4X is an innovative, medium-sized company with products and solutions of very high relevance and international interest.
The term “optical technologies” covers all fundamentals and applications of optical processes and technologies. The aim is to transfer these technologies to the transfer, storage and processing of information.
Among others: lasers, laser systems, laser technology, laser technology, light utilization, optical measurement technology, nanotechnology, optical sensors, opto communication, photonics, phototechnology, photovoltaics, precision engineering and sensor technology.
fos4Blade sensor platform
The fos4Blade sensor platform is designed as the new standard for rotor blade measurements. It consists of several fiber-optic strain sensors and fiber-optic vibration sensors per rotor blade.
The sensors are monitored by a fiber-optic measurement device developed specially for wind turbines placed in the rotor hub. The fiber-optic measured variables are finally translated by the Blade Physics Library into easy-to-use parameters of the rotor and are provided by fieldbus or IIoT interfaces.
“fos4Blade provides all relevant information from the rotor blade and is thus a key to more efficient turbines.”
Says Bernd Kuhnle, CCO at fos4X.
fos4Blade default configuration
The standard arrangement of the modular fos4Blade sensor platform is characterized by particularly good cost efficiency: the bending moments and the oscillation behavior of the rotor blade can be determined by strain sensors and acceleration sensors in the rotor blades. In this arrangement, a particularly high degree of precision and availability is achieved.
“Due to the focussed development of the technology, the fos4Blade sensor platform is absolutely cost-competitive with long-established electrical measurement technology.”
Adds Bernd Kuhnle.