Condition monitoring and prediction of sealing systems

April 19th, 2017  |  Published in Research

Condition monitoring and prediction of sealing systems

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a world-leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of precision seals. The portfolio includes O-rings, hydraulic seals, rotary seals, shaft seals, static seals, pneumatic seals, drive seals and many others.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions carries out numerous, fully instrumented, tests of these seals and sealing systems. Measured variables, such as pressures, temperatures and velocities, are measured at various points in a very high frequency. The tests carried out and planned represent an extensive data base, which offers great potential for the application of big data analytics.

By using data mining and a scalable infrastructure, new insights are gained from existing data, the cost of testing is reduced and the foundations for the condition monitoring and prediction of sealing systems are put into the field.


Apr. 2017 – Oct. 2017


Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, IBM, KIT

Research Topic

Industry 4.0


Dr.-Ing. Johannes Kunze von Bischhoffshausen,


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