Condition Monitoring with smart drive shafts


Condition Monitoring: How to monitor powertrains with smart drive shafts

Nowadays, drive shafts and clutches equipped with conventional condition monitoring sensors need an expert opinion to analyse the results. New developments in the field will improve and simplify condition monitoring of powertrains.

Consider your own vehicle in your garage – all components and critical units are equipped with sensors that signal any irregularities to the car computer. Why not transfer this kind of technology to industry and machine drives? Walterscheid Powertrain Group, and especially our affiliated service experts of Off-Highway Powertrain Services, have been working on a smart drive shafts. This concept is aimed at providing technical data directly from the running drive shaft. We want to explain to you how this concept works and where it can be applied.