Sensors are also enjoying increased use on the market for domestic appliances and industrial applications. Individual devices are not only becoming more convenient, they are being equipped with additional functions and in some cases even communicating with one another. The use of artificial intelligence means we are already tantalizingly close to the smart kitchen and the smart factory. Ultimately, the aim is to perform as many tasks as possible on behalf of the user while saving energy and conserving resources.
Measured values such as pressure, temperature, and movement are therefore growing in importance – and are handled by sensors.
In the appliance industry and industrial sector, our sensors specifically measure and check the fluid level, quality, position, and distance traveled. We also develop and produce touch controls that meet the individual needs of our customers.
Control panels for stoves
Control panels for configuring a variety of stove functions
Modern stoves offer a particularly wide range of useful functions, with well-structured control panels helping to make operation as simple as possible.
Stoves featuring touch electronics in place of traditional control elements support especially intuitive configuration with just a gentle tap of the finger.
Our control panels directly enable the user to select the desired cooking zone and performance settings. For example, the user easily configure the desired temperature by moving their finger to the relevant level displayed on a slider.
Control panels for stoves are specially developed to meet demanding temperature and dirt requirements while ensuring flawless functionality. We develop dedicated algorithms for this purpose and adapt individual functions to meet the needs of the market and our customers.
Air quality sensor
Sensors for detecting the air quality
Air quality sensors permanently measure the intensity, degree of pollution, and number of odor molecules in the exhaust air. These measurements can then be used to adjust the fan performance levels and generate a pleasantly fresh atmosphere.
In addition, the continuous measurement of air pollution enables our smart sensors to predict when the filters will need to be replaced and when the unit will next require servicing.
Sensors for detecting imbalance
Imbalance can occur in a number of ways, such as when washing is not properly distributed within a washing machine. It may be due to a particular item soaking up an excessive amount of water or several items becoming entangled. While this does not have any negative impact during the normal wash cycle, the powerful forces generated during the spin cycle can prove problematic. As a result, nearly all washing machines now feature an imbalance monitor to prevent damage to the appliance.
Our sensors permanently monitor the weight distribution and the movement of the drum, with the appliance control system evaluating the data and adjusting the speed accordingly. A smart algorithm is then used to redistribute the washing in accordance with the load and thereby resolve the imbalance in the drum.