Automated Tension Belt Status Monitoring

Thomas Schlechter, Johannes Fischer, Michael Röhrig

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Abstract

Tension belts are used in transport vehicles to secure the load. To remain overall safety, some regulations need to be applied using the tension belts. Some of those are summarized in DIN EN 12195-2. One regulation is, that the damage of used tension belts needs to be in certain ranges. Especially, small cuts on the edges of the tension belts unavoidably occurring in real working environments may be tolerated to a certain degree. Furthermore, even if the belt is in good health condition, using it in the field in an inappropriate way also endangers the safe transport of the good. E.g., if the belt is getting loose during the ride the good is no longer safely stored. How will the driver know? Applying automatic condition control of the tension belt and all related parameters (e.g., tension force, health status of the tension belt) would help to more safely transport goods on vehicles. In this paper we propose some technical solutions towards a smart tension belt allowing safer transport of goods on the road.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162249
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020
Event21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020 - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 9 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2020
CountryPoland
CityCracow
Period09.12.202011.12.2020

Keywords

  • IoT
  • safe transport of goods
  • smart measurement device
  • tension belt

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