SME Instrument Phase II: Ultrasonic Technology for Energy Savings

SME Instrument Phase II: Ultrasonic Technology for Energy Savings


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 719570.

Following a successful Phase 1 proposal to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, Innovayt has helped to secure Phase 2 funding for German Sonotec.

The objective of E-SAVING ULTRASONICS project is to adapt a game-changing technology based on ultrasound that achieves great benefits by saving energy and reducing carbon emissions for users of predictive maintenance solutions. SONOTEC’s innovation project E-SAVING ULTRASONICS will bring a new solution to the market of industrial maintenance by defining a new state-of-the-art in ultrasonic technology featuring new sensors, electronics and cutting-edge application software. The novel solution will be especially relevant in leak detection and evaluation of compressed air systems, and diagnostics of wear, friction and faults in machinery.

Hans-Joachim Münch, Managing Director and Project Manager says: “In combining various inspection tasks such as leak classification, condition monitoring of machinery or steam trap testing with the requirements of industry 4.0 in networking and mobility, the digital ultrasonic testing device SONAPHONE gives a comprehensive overview of the condition of a plant to optimize processes, increase operational safety and improve energy safety.”