Plenary Lecture

Wear Resistant Thin Film Sensor Systems for Industrial Applications

Dr. Saskia Biehl
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films
Braunschweig, Germany

Abstract: After the age of low cost mass-production the industry has in these days to tackle the task of a flexible and customer-oriented production. Therefor the need of sensor systems for the measurement of temperature and load, the two most important categories in production, is rising. For getting the real specification during the production process the integration of sensor elements in high load regions of machinery is very important. Thus wear resistant thin film sensor systems directly applied onto the surface of plant components are in development. These multilayer systems combine excellent wear resistance with sensory behaviour. The sensor data will lead to a deeper process understanding, to optimization of simulation tools, to reduction of rejects and to an improvement of flexibility in production.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: After her studies of materials science at the university of Saarbrücken she worked as engineer for quality assurance at a glass coating company in Germany in 2000. In 2001 she became project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Film in Braunschweig. Since February 2007 she is head of the group Micro and Sensor Technologies. Her work focuses on thin film sensors for load, pressure, temperature, wear and distance detection. Her PhD thesis in mechanical engineering was focused on the investigation of sensory thin film systems based on amorphous hydrogenated carbon films.

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