Our sensors only show their value when they are being used. Success stories from different applications and industries at a glance.
Where can you find our sensors?
Our sensors only show their value when they are being used.
Aerospace, Automotive, Food and Packaging, Process Automation or Railway: The requirements and areas of application for our products are as diverse as our customers' industries. The application stories on this page show you a few exemplary applications. They can inspire your daily business and give you an insight into complex technical solutions.
Read the success stories of our sensors now and discover how Althen can help to write yours!
Wireless torque sensors ensure airliners’ safety
Aircraft are exposed to enormous stresses during landing and take-off. Regular tests and certifications of all relevant parts on modern test rigs are therefore essential for safety.
Valve diagnostics with data logger GL220/240
With industrial valves, changes in tightness and closing force are inevitable during the operating process. The use of a valve diagnosis system for machines and plants avoids failures and makes necessary maintenance work easier to plan.
Miniature Load Cell for measuring slipstream in speed skating
In fast endurance sports such as racing, cycling and speed skating athletes often race in groups. The drivers behind the leading athlete can take advantage of the slipstream and thus save power. A student from Maximilian-von-Montgelas-Gymnasium in Vilsbiburg has examined this effect in more detail.
Eddy current sensors for laser communication in space
The KD5100 position measuring system is part of an "LCT" terminal that is used to transmit data by laser beam - at a speed of up to 1.8 gigabits per second over distances of up to 80,000 kilometers.
Sensors for successful British wine
Behind the rise and rise of English wine, British engineers and technologists are busy developing new systems and aids for the vine growing industry. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd tells his part of this astonishing success story.
Wireless Wheel Load System for Trams and Metros
For maintenance purposes of trams and metros we developed a Wireless Wheel Load Measurement System to accurately weigh and determine the balance of each and every individual axle.
Rotating Torque Sensors for Capping Medicine Bottles
Rotating Torque Sensors are playing a vital role in packing leading edge medical test kits at Axis-Shield in Dundee, which develops new diagnostic compounds that help with the early identification and management of critical illnesses.
Measuring high fuel efficiency of a hydrogen car with a Torque Sensor
The Eco-Runner Team is a student team of the Delft University of Technology. Every year they build a vehicle that is as fuel efficient as possible. Next to that, the vehicle is powered by hydrogen.
Tow test force measurement system at the Ocean Cleanup
Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies.
Tilt measurement on a hydraulic hammer
How to measure tilt on a hydraulic hammer? A hammer strikes the tube into the ground and causes enormous mechanical vibrations. This mechanical "noise" is the biggest problem for standard sensors.
Construction safety monitoring in underground parking
How to prevent the underground parking from collapsing or water from entering the parking garage.
Earthquake sensor for fail safe application
This advanced system knows the difference between a heavy vehicle and an earth quake. If an earthquake is detected the relays will shut down the regenerator.
Developing sensors for the Hyperloop
Since 2015 SpaceX, a company of Tesla´s CEO Elon Musk, organizes the Hyperloop Pod Competition to accelerate the development of the Hyperloop concept: a high-speed transportation system using near-vacuum tubes in which pressurized vehicles travel.
Turbines, concrete pillars and crane load
Heavy-duty transports can move items weighing several tons. To make sure these items remain in the correct orientation during transport as well as loading and unloading, they need to be constantly monitored.
Aligning antenna masts and leveling platforms
Aligning antenna masts and leveling platforms or machines often calls for extreme precision. This is made possible by high-precision two-axis tilt sensors that are rugged enough for exterior applications
Water level monitoring during piling Rotterdam Harbour
Althen participated in a pilot project in the Harbour of Rotterdam. The pilot involved the construction of a new pier for large ships. A test for the WLPI optical Sensors.
Monitoring the movement of a lighthouse
Reliable and precise measurements: Monitoring the movement of a lighthouse for error-free tidal range and wave measurements.
Securing track stability
Trams have become a vital part of the public transport system in many cities. However, the tracks need to be maintained on a regular basis to ensure long-term transport safety.
Vehicle test beds are subject to extreme conditions. Constant monitoring of safety chains on vehicle test beds is therefore indispensable for safety.
KA-RaceIng goes Michigan
KA-RaceIng’s Sponsor Day in November, ALTHEN and the other sponsors were invited to Karlsruhe to look back on the 2013 season - a resounding success for the KA-RaceIng Team.
HeliNav Loadmaster – force measurement system for suspended helicopter loads.
Measuring force on trawl nets
A practical application for shackle load cells
A revolution in ski jumping
Force sensors improve performance and revolutionize ski jumping around the world.
Helicopter in balance
How to determine the center of gravity of helicopters? A solution in two suitcases.