Machine Control and Process Surveillance often require sensor data acquisition and control system development in rough environments. Since in-field-implementation is very cost and time intense, Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulations are generated and used to allow software and algorithm development in absence of plant components. Together with positioning applications and the integration in cross-linked systems this is one of the core areas at the Chair of Automation.
Non destructive testing based on infrared thermografy
Development of infared techniques for the detection of defects in work pieces with the special focus on "Magneto-Thermal-Inspection" of conductive materials. Non destructive testing based on Thermo-Sensitive Camera Systems offers a big effort in the reduction of costs and time for quality control and improvement. In combination with PLC-controlled Generators the heating behaviour of materials is used for e.g. crack detection of parts.