Vibration is a key enemy of European Industrial competitiveness in key sectors as industrial automation, wireless communication, safety systems and quality control systems. Constant shaking hampers accuracy and slows manufacturing in harsh industrial environments. To address that problem, researchers at Wibrate project are currently developing new wirelessly monitoring and controlling vibration systems throughout intelligent embedded devices.

And the amazing thing is that these devices have been designed to power themselves, using  the harvested vibration energy from the devices they are monitoring…   

We´ll be travelling to Fiat Innovation Center in Turin to meet the industrial engineers currently testing some devices developed to stop unwelcome shaking in industrial automation factory lines. Researchers will test intelligent actuators that are able to provide real-time vibration analysis and that will transmit the data throughout robust, real-time wireless communication in harsh industrial environments.

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