Sensor Integrating Machine Elements Congress (SiME Congress)

19 - 20 September, 2024 in Garching, Germany

Participants can look forward to a large number of scientifically sound presentations from renowned German research institutes. Complemented by contributions from outstanding industry representatives, visitors will gain an insight into current developments in the field of sensor-integrated machine elements. The advantages of sensor-integrated machine elements for measurement directly in the process will be illustrated as a contribution to the comprehensive acceleration of digitalisation.

What exactly is behind the abbreviation SiME?

The abbreviation SiME stands for sensor-integrating machine elements. This refers to the integration of autonomous sensor systems into standard machine elements, such as screws, bearings, gears, seals and shaft-hub connections, without changing the geometric interfaces of the machine element. SiME play a key role in the comprehensive digitalisation of technical systems.

The congress is therefore dedicated to a wide range of issues relating to the integration of autonomous sensor systems into conventional machine elements. This includes the analysis of physical effects for utilisation in sensor-integrating machine elements and the evaluation of the effects of sensor integration on the primary function of the machine element. The focus is also on future trends and perspectives in the field of sensor integration.

Audience and topics

Scientists and industry representatives in the fields of mechanical mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science exchange views on the following topics:

  • Conceptualisation and system integration
  • Energy harvesting and energy balance
  • Design calculation
  • Data transmission
  • Data acquisition
  • Operating strategy



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl 
Technische Universität München
Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebesysteme (FZG)

"The availability of reliable data plays a key role in the continuous optimization of efficiency, power density, operating behavior, and manufacturing costs of machines and machine systems. Since there are various "common" machine elements in close proximity to the process in every machine, it is evident that these should be equipped with sensor systems to enable them to perform various measurement tasks continuously. This challenge is at the core of the DFG Priority Program 2305 "Sensor-integrating machine elements" which has been the subject of intensive research for several years. At the SiME Congress, we want to provide insights into these research activities on integrating sensor systems in machine elements, present current results from the research projects and discuss them in the context of a potential industrial application."



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kirchner
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut für Produktentwicklung und Maschinenelemente (pmd)

"The SiME Congress aims to bridge the gap between basic research and industry's need for innovative solutions for the digitalization of technical processes. The participating scientists are investigating solutions that will enable them to use sensor-integrated machine elements - SiME - to measure where industrial value creation takes place. SiME thus solve a key problem of digitalization."


Exhibition and Live-Demonstration

Meet & Greet in the exhibition area

During the breaks on the first day of the congress, you will also have the opportunity to experience the SPP demonstrators live.  

Congress location


Technical University of Munich
85748 Garching, Germany



Evening Event


Technical University of Munich
85748 Garching, Germany



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