Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), headquartered in Pfaffenhofen, Germany, is one of the leading global manufacturers of acceleration and rotation rate sensors, and inertial measurement units (IMUs). ASC sensors are used for crash tests in vehicle development, safety and wear monitoring of rail-bound vehicles, stability monitoring of turbines and measurement of fluctuations in container vessels.
ASC sensors are used in many different environments to meet a wide range of tasks, such as monitoring high-speed trains’ vibration control at injection-moulding machines. Diverse areas of application often require precisely customised solutions. Therefore, ASC experts cooperate with customers to develop new sensor solutions or customer-specific adjustments of individual parts, including cables, plugs or modified housings to attach sensors.
ASC implements its products in small batches and with short delivery times, which is crucial for use in development departments. ASC products meet a high quality standard that is ensured by production at its Pfaffenhofen site, where only high-quality sensor elements from renowned European and American manufacturers are used.
ASC cooperates with leading players including Alstom, Balfour Beatty Rail, Beijing Environment Institute, Faiveley Transport, Italcertifer, Siemens Transportation Systems, Siemens AG Österreich, Strainstall, Trenitalia, IMC Test & Measurement and TÜV SÜD Rail.
Typical applications of ASC sensors for railways
ASC can provide sensors for rolling stock testing and commissioning applications, such as modal analysis, passenger comfort and ride quality testing, brake and crash testing, and commissioning tests in laboratories.
The sensors can also be used by service providers to monitor bogies, wheelsets, axlebox bearings and gearboxes.
ASC sensors’ infrastructure management applications include track condition and ground borne vibration monitoring, as well as determining soil quality.
Gyroscopes to measure rotating rate
ASC also produces Gyroscopes to measure the rate of rotation (turn). ASC gyroscopes are based on MEMS Technology, which means that the sensors are shock resistant and have a steady signal. ASC gyroscopes are offered in both uniaxial and triaxial models; both come with a range of 100°/s, 300°/s and 1,500°/s.
Inertial measurement units
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are also part of the ASC product range. The ASCs include three acceleration and three rotation rate sensors each, which measure along a total of six axes. The IMUs are used for driving comfort inspection and in rail-bound traffic.
The ASC IMU is based on MEMS gyroscopes and MEMS accelerometers. Due to the MEMS technology, the sensor is highly shock resistant, and provides a stable signal for the accelerometer and the gyroscope. The IMU can be obtained with acceleration range of 2g, 5g and 10g, and gyroscope range of 100°/s and 300°/s.
Worldwide railway industry reach
ASC has catered for many leaders from different industries around the world with its products’ high quality and customised solutions.
In 2010 ASC developed tailor-made sensors, which are used at the bogies within the scope of a new monitoring system for Siemens Mobilities’ new Velaro-D high-speed trains. For controlling the oscillations of the bogie, the sensors designed by ASC are directly attached to the bogies. The acceleration sensors operate at a low frequency, and are based on MEMS technology.
Repair and calibration service
ASC offers comprehensive services for sensor maintenance, repairs and calibrations for ASC and third-party products. DAkkS awarded the calibration laboratory of ASC the authority to execute calibrations according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for acceleration.
Advanced Sensors & Calibration (ASC), the leading manufacturer of accelerometers, angular rate sensors and inertial measurement units (IMUs), brought 2016 to a close with record sales. In order to meet increasing demand, ASC relocated to larger premises and strengthened the team in sales and calibration.
Advanced Sensors and Calibration (ASC), one of the world's leading manufacturers of capacitive, piezoresistive and piezoelectric accelerometers, angular rate sensors and inertial measurement units has announced an upgrade to their Offshore (OS) series MEMS Capacitive Accelerometers.
Based on its recent analysis of the market for acceleration and rotation rate sensors in the rail industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Advanced Sensors & Calibration (ASC) with the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.
Advanced Sensors & Calibration (ASC) has announced a new range of gyroscopes (gyros) for industrial applications. ASC 271 and 273 series MEMS gyros are intended for pointing and navigation applications in the industrial, agriculture and automotive segments, among others.
Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founded by Peter Bay in Ingolstadt in 2006, the company now looks back on a successful decade of continuous growth, and has established itself as an international technology leader in the field of measurement and sensors.
Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) has announced the introduction of a new family of low-cost, rugged piezoelectric accelerometers, the P311A series, designed for vibration monitoring in industrial environments.
Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), has announced the introduction of three new families of 4-20 mA current output accelerometers for structural monitoring applications. The new release includes a low-noise series and a high-bandwidth series, both available in uniaxial, biaxial and triaxial configurations.
Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), producer of acceleration and angular rate sensors and IMUs (inertial measurement units), is expanding its sales market. It will now sell its products in the countries of the Middle East. Since the beginning of March 2015, ASC has cooperated with the distributor Avenir Technologies FZE from Dubai.
Based on its recent analysis of the rail acceleration and rotation rate sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) GmbH with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.
The German Accreditation Centre (DAkkS) has accredited the calibration laboratory of Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), one of the world's leading manufacturers of acceleration and angular rate sensors and IMUs (inertial measurement units), under the standard DIN EN ISO 17025:2005.
Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), one of the world's leading manufacturers of accelerometers, angular rate sensors and IMUs (inertial measurement units), will now work with two new distributors in the growth markets of India and Brazil with immediate effect. In India, ENTEST Technologies will be the exclusive distributor for all ASC products.
ASC GmbH (Advanced Sensors Calibration), one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality acceleration sensors, has developed tailor-made sensors for Siemens Mobility for the new Velaro-D high speed trains.