Printed Sensor System
Thin and lightweight wireless sensor systems which can be attached to anywhere realize convenient measurements.
For example, temporary measurement for several hours to several days is required to monitor heat generation and vibration when equipment or wiring is abnormal. In such a temporary monitoring, the effort of installing measuring instruments becomes a problem. By using a thin and light wireless printed sensor system that has been jointly developed by Yamagata University, it is possible to perform such monitoring simply by attaching it to equipment and wiring.
Flexible Tactile Sensor System
Tactile sensors with human-like flexibility will enable systems that can handle objects just like humans do.
Innovation Center aims to build a flexible tactile sensor system that imitates humans’ sense of touch. This system can evaluate soft, silky, and other kinds of touch as humans do. It can also be mounted on grippers of robots to enable them to handle food and clothing in the same manner as humans. This has been conducted as a joint research on flexible tactile sensors with the Open Innovation Platform with Enterprises, Research Institute and Academia (OPERA), Yamagata University.
Adhesive Interface Analysis
Non-destructive diagnosis of the adhesive interface ensures the reliability of adhesive bonding, helping create high value-added products.
Non-destructive inspection of the adhesive interface reduces time for screening, eliminates resulting waste, and ensures reliable products. This technology can also be used to monitor degradation of bonding in products in operation, helping perform timely maintenance.
Ultra-sensitive Spectroscopy for Process Monitoring
Rapid, label-free analysis of small or valuable samples enhances material development and process efficiency.
It is difficult to analyze small amounts of functional materials and biomaterials; such analyses demand special knowledge, long analysis time, and pretreatment of samples and sensors. To solve these problems, Yokogawa is developing technology for a highly sensitive, label-free spectroscopic sensor by combining the surface enhancement effect and spectroscopic technology.
Non-Contact Measurement of Functional Films
Non-contact in-line sensing based on optical measurement ensures stable production of functional films.
In-line sensing and feedback of film quality parameters ensure stable production of functional films.
Yokogawa is developing sensor systems using printing technology with the aim of realizing a wide variety of thin sensors that are flexible and can be installed in large areas.
Yokogawa is helping to build a sustainable society by developing a measurement system that uses a MEMS wavelength tunable laser light source.
By using molecular spectroscopy, Yokogawa is developing a sensor that can perform in-line measurement of the physical and chemical properties of various things. Such a sensor will help achieve optimum operation and quality control in the fields of fine-chemical processes, foods, agriculture, and health care.
We are working on research and development of electric field sensing technology using applied optical measurements. This technology enables accurate sensing and will support our customers in solving problems they encounter in the manufacturing setting.