Flexible sensor foils for industry 4.0
We revolutionize the conditioning monitoring of both structures and plants.
Our sensor foils take you one step closer to Industry 4.0.
less plant downtime
and operational stops
for people and environment
State-of-the-art technology meets industry 4.0
Combining a thin foil and flexible, powerful organic electronics makes for unique application possibilities of our sensor foils.
Printed sensors in combination with organic electronics and conductive paths:
- Flexible sensors detect physical properties such as temperature, sound, pressure, or more …
- Organic electronics amplifies and digitally converts signals
- Conductive paths send signals to a computing unit for user output
Industries and possible applications
Chemistry and petro chemistry
Detection of corrosion, deposits, cracks, …
Large scale temperature monitoring of battery cells
Waste water industry
Detection of deposits in pipes
Wind turbines and aviation industry
Detection of structural changes or damages like cracks
Possible Usage: Ultrasonic measuring principle
Reflections of transmitted ultrasonic waves are used to obtain information about possible damage, deposits, or corrosion in structures.
- Waves are supplied via an ultrasonic source
- Waves spreading in the medium
- Measurement of the signals via printed ultrasonic sensors
- Reflection of the ultrasonic waves on the back wall and/or structural defects
- Amplification and digitization of data
- Data transfer to the end user
Animation of the measuring principle – this is how Flexora’s ultrasonic sensors work.
Our ultrasonic sensors are able to detect structural changes such as corrosion, deposits, and cracks
Organic electronics amplifies and processes measured signals. Thanks to its low cost, it enables large scale production
Flexibility & Robustness
The sensor foils remain flexible, light and at the same time robust against environmental influences thanks to the printed and partly organic electronics
Less unforeseen system and production downtime
Reduced number of necessary plant inspections
Real time data
System monitoring and creation of digital twins
We are Flexora
We are an international and interdisciplinary team from the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials at the University of Technology in Dresden.
In order to offer you the best quality and reliability, we cooperate with strong partners.
The project Flexora is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy and the European Social Fund as part of the EXIST program.