UiA and Teknova Visit Klüber Lubrication in Munich

Klüber Lubrication, Teknova and UiA had a full-day meeting in Munich on January 27. Klüber are world-leading specialists in lubrication and tribology competences, and bring mechanical engineers and chemists together. Sensors for lubricant condition monitoring were discussed and UiA and Teknova were shown the extensive labs and test facilities available for the SFI partners. Klüber’s main interests within the SFI are mainly linked to WP5 Condition Monitoring. Several areas for future collaboration within Condition Monitoring were identified

UiA and Teknova Visit Klüber Lubrication in Munich

From right to Left: Ari-Pekka Holm (Klüber), Patrick Wittmeyer (Klüber), Carolin Schmidt (Klüber), Morten Kollerup Bak (UiA), Klaus Schöffel (Teknova), Thomas Meyer (Teknova), Lindsay Janke (Klüber), Geir Hovland (UiA).


Offshore Mechatronics


The SFI will become the international knowledge and research hub for the next generation of advanced offshore mechatronic systems for autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems under the control of land-based operation centers, to ensure safe and efficient operation in deeper water and in harsh environments.

The SFI shall contribute significantly to growth and innovation in the industry, creating jobs and business with potential both within the target sector, and beyond, such as maritime industry, with a net positive impact on society.

Mission Statement

By 2023, the SFI “Offshore Mechatronics” shall have succeeded in becoming an internationally renowned research based innovation center reaching national, international and long-term targets. National target – develop new concepts for autonomous systems where the construction, engineering and design, invite autonomy to minimize the number of manual processes, as well as to reduce risk and cost related to offshore drilling operations. International target – support the industry partners to strengthen the global leader position by developing the most efficient and safe future drilling operations.

Long-term target – enable technologies, equipment, processes and solutions for autonomy and monitoring of heavy machinery, and for handling and analyzing large data flows under demanding conditions.


is responsible for  Work Package 5 :
Monitoring Techniques

Work-package leader: Dr. Thomas Meyer, Teknova.

The following work-packages are running in 2016:

WP5.1 Tapered big bearings. Activity starting at Teknova/UiA, Q2-2016.
WP5.2 Large diameter steel ropes. Activity started at Teknova, Q3-2015. Researcher Rune Schlanbusch.
WP5.3 Fiber ropes. Activity starting at Teknova/UiA, Q2-2016. Researcher Espen Oland.
WP5.4 Condition-based lifetime prediction as result of calculated component loads. Activity started at RWTH Aachen, Q4-2015.