10. Sensors and actuators

The integration of sensors and actuators into larger systems can lead to new functionalities and more efficient production in many high-tech systems. The integration of these sensors allows for innovations in the fields of security and logistics. Similar solutions can also be used to monitor patients, to advance preventive healthcare, and to reduce costs in the medical field.

 

The concepts of sensors and actuators have evolved rapidly over the past few years. This has been driven by the need to gather information and automate intervention, especially for high‐tech systems, a very important domain in the Dutch economy.

In industry, the implementation of additional sensors can improve performance by predicting essential maintenance and accurate condition monitoring. In the chemical industry this will allow production on a micro scale with macro output. And in printing, it will enable high throughput and high quality. Further innovation of components, such as sensors and actuators, and their integration into larger systems will lead to an increasing level of functionality and more efficient production.

Machteld de Kroon 10 web

Theme coordinator
Dr. ir. M.G.M. de Kroon (TNO)

This theme contains the following programmes:

10A Systems and packaging
10B Micro nozzles
10C Microdevices for chemical processing

The integration of sensors and actuators into larger systems can lead to new functionalities and more efficient production in many high-tech systems. The forming of networks is a key element in this. The integration of these sensors allows for innovations in the fields of security and logistics. Similar solutions can also be used to monitor patients, to advance preventive healthcare, and to reduce costs in the medical field. In industry, the implementation of additional sensors can improve performance by predicting essential maintenance and accurate condition monitoring. In the chemical industry this will allow production on a micro scale with macro output. Finally, in printing, it will enable high throughput and high quality.

Contact at NanoNextNL Foundation for theme 10:  Leon Gielgens

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