|After the international success of ASB® and its velocity measurement, SNR innovates again in the mechatronics field with the ASB3® load sensor. Its technology, previewed at the SCS Fair of Paris, received the Grand Prix all categories of 2008 Mechatronics Awards.
Mechatronics Awards are the first mechatronics trophies created within the framework of the mechatronics SCS Fair (specialized in mechatronics, electric technologies, automation for industrial performance and energy of companies) which took place on 2nd December 2008 in Paris. It is a great innovation for this transverse technology which concerns all the markets. Organized by ARTEMA, CETIM, SCS and THESAME, the trophies were awarded by a jury composed of technical experts and specialized media journalists.
The all categories Grand Prix was awarded to SNR innovation for its 3rd generation of instrumented bearing load sensor. Faced with high competition, this trophy is a new strong mechatronics innovation for SNR. The company already boasts the success of ASB®, become a world standard for wheel speed, today equipping 8 of 10 most sold vehicles in Europe.
To know more about the ASB3® load sensor:
SNR developed a bearing integrating gauges measuring, under operation, the micro-distortions around the ring, generated by the loads. What for? Let us take the example of automotive where embarked electronics spreads: ASB3® bearing measures the loads distributed on each wheel (from 500 to 800 kg) and thus the tyre road contact. This information improves the efficiency of the trajectory control system (ESP). Several SNR patents were deposited to protect this concept.
Beyond the automotive market, this technology could also apply to other industrial sectors such as construction machines, robotics or even wind mills. In all cases, such innovation requires mechanical know-how, but also in electric, electronic and embarked software fields: a scientific mix of competences which SNR proved it had.