Measurement: Leaking air can be detected with a digital ultrasound device.
The device, which resembles a large smartphone, is connected via cable to a sound sensor, hardly bigger than an ordinary ballpen. A probe then localizes the source of the noise and measures the amount of leaking air in seconds.
The device then generates a report. An integrated camera makes it possible to clearly label the leak – a great help to the repair team responsible for repairing the damage.
Heike Ripke, Head of Maintenance, Mechanics and Hydraulics in the Press Shop, says: “The Sonaphone detects even the smallest leaks, where human hearing wouldn’t stand a chance. This is how innovative technologies help set up our press shop for the long-term future.” Works Councilor Andreas Hoppenbrink says: “This great idea is another fantastic example of how the employees themselves are the best experts. There is so much knowledge and creativity in the workforce of the press shop and other departments that we can achieve a lot more improvements.”