Concept for integrated Distance Measurement in hydraulic cylinders

The goal of this project was to come up with concepts for the accurate measurement of the distance traveled by hydraulic cylinder piston rods. High priorities for the development were the requirements for a "low cost", extremely robust and highly accurate solution. First of all, patent research was carried out to determine the current state-of-the-art. In doing so, tech-solute did not just consider products and functional principles from the area of hydraulics, but also focused on solutions from outside the industry. This enabled completely new approaches to be developed.