Pilot tests of TensionCam
|Coordinator||GCODER SYSTEMS AB - G-coder Systems AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 394 230|
|Project duration||January 2018 - February 2019|
|Venture||Innovationsprojekt i företag 2017|
Purpose and goal
Purpose: During 2018/19 G-coder Systems AB carried out a development and initial pilot tests on a new concept for detecting clamp load in industrial bolt joints. The concept is called TensionCam and is based on a patented image analysis technology allowing measurement of tension on components exposed for external loads. Objective: The project objective was to verify sufficiently amount of added values of TensionCam thereby contributing to a decision to proceed commercialising the concept.
Expected results and effects
Results: The overall project objective was reached. Via various tests in two different applications ( wind power mill and industrial heat exchangers and lab rigs at research instititutes Swerea and RISE) sufficiently level of added values have been proven. An important initial credibility has been established. Expected outcome: Based on the positive outcome from the project G-coder Systems AB has decided to continue the commercialisation efforts of TensionCam. For this purpose a separate company, TensionCam Systems AB, has been founded as to secure appropriate focus.
Planned approach and implementation
In the project G-coder Systems developed several prototype generations on both HW as well as SW. They were first tested in the company´s lab and thereafter at selected customer labs and at research institute Swerea and RISE. Critical technology parameters was defined and addressed for further optimisation. The product offerings of TensionCam has stepwise evalueted during the project. Compared with original project plan the planned amount of in-site testing could not be performed. Instead the major part of such testing will be carried out in the next commercialisation step.