Task of Sensitec within the project
For the UseCase of the Grimme potato harvester, the wear of the first intake conveyor in the machine should be monitored. Sensitec was commissioned with the development of a sensor concept and the provision of the first prototypes in the project. These prototypes were installed in the machine and provided sensor data over a total of two harvest periods for the project partners involved in pattern recognition in the sensor data. The challenges for the sensors are the very rough environment (dirt, sand, stones etc.) as well as the high change of the air gap due to the unsteady running behaviour of the belt.
Concepts were developed with the help of which availability-oriented business models can be developed and implemented. The development process can be carried out both from a market-driven perspective and from a technology-oriented perspective.
In addition, two monitoring concepts were developed within the project period, which, depending on the nature of the application, are suitable for monitoring individual wear components or for monitoring the overall mechanical system. A new flexible, hardware-based communication platform can also be used for retrofitting different capital goods.
And a cloud-based IT communication platform was developed that transfers the data of the intelligent communication-capable components via a mobile data connection or manual synchronization to the platform, where they can be evaluated and made available for various work processes.
(Source: GRIMME Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG)