Energy innovation, in pursuit of clean energy and sustainability, is among the most critical areas of technological and scientific change for our planet. Organizations, scientists, and engineers around the world look to solar, water, wind and other renewables to address climate change through efficient and clean energy alternatives.
Interface and our partner interfaceforce® e.K. were asked to provide force sensors to an organization in Germany for the advancement of wind energy. The customer, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), is the national metrology institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. As the second largest metrology institute in the world, it has earned a high international reputation in research relating to units and precise measurement. PTB is a service provider for science, business and society, and advises the German federal government on all metrology issues. Organizationally, the PTB is a departmental research facility and senior authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. For more than 135 years, PTB’s role is making important contributions to advancing the energy transition, heat transition and climate protection with quality and speed.
Our role in the project is supplying PTB force measurement solutions to help in the construction and testing of the world’s first traceable torque measurements of up to 5 MN ∙ m. The system’s goal is to make it possible to calibrate corresponding torque transfer transducers for industrial applications. In this case study, we detail PTB’s needs in terms of its advanced torque measurement system, and the solutions that Interface provided to help them achieve their impressive goal.