FMB 2021 Zuliefermesse Maschinenbau

Meet us at the FMB 2021!

Discover the unique features of our OndoSense apex distance radar.

OndoSense takes part in the FMB supplier fair for mechanical engineering 2021 in Bad Salzuflen from 10 to 12 November 2021! We will present our smart distance sensor with new, innovative features at the trade fair: Discover on site how the robust OndoSense apex radar sensor combines maximum measurement precision with the highest level of configuration convenience and a unique range of applications! We look forward to your visit at booth G41 in hall 20. Contact us to make an appointment or a free trade fair ticket!

Distance measurement in plastics

New IoT sensor detects metallic structures in plastics with micrometer precision

Breakthrough innovation enables a multitude of uses in the non-destructive inspection of hidden components in quality control

Freiburg (D), April 2020 – The German tech startup OndoSense has developed an IoT sensor that enables an ultra-precise detection of metallic structures for the first time within plastics or other electrically non-conductive materials: The sensor, based on innovative radar technology, measures the distances to metallic objects that are embedded in plastics, cardboard, rubber etc. with micrometer accuracy. Objects that are behind these electrically non-conductive materials are also detected. OndoSense was founded in 2018 by Mathias Klenner and Axel Hülsmann, two radar and high frequency solutions experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics in Freiburg, Germany.

“For the first time, our sensor technology offers a marketable solution for the ultra-precise positioning and detection of objects made of steel, copper or other metals in materials such as plastic, cardboard or rubber. This opens up new, highly attractive industrial areas of application in quality control,” explains Mathias Klenner, managing director and co-founder of OndoSense.

Inspired by the strong customer demand, OndoSense is now investing in the further development of the technology: In the future, the sensor will not only make it possible to measure the distance of metallic structures in materials such as plastic or cardboard, but also to identify and classify the material via its relative permittivity. The key advantage is that if customers carry out distance measurements of objects in varying materials (e.g. different polymers), the system is automatically calibrated to the new material during the measurement.

"If you want to measure distances in the micrometer range, the material properties have a high impact on measuring precision. That is why we offer a sensor that is consistently offering customers a highly reliable result even when measuring in different materials. In future, this will be automated and there will be no need of additional calibration,” says Axel Hülsmann, technical director and co-founder of OndoSense.

For this new development, OndoSense is receiving EUR 150,000 from the Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) of the German Federal Ministry of Economics.

The sensor technology from OndoSense allows for a multitude of possible uses in the non-destructive inspection of difficult to access components or products in quality control or assembly. This includes not only the micrometer-precise positioning and inspection of metallic objects in plastics, cardboard and rubber, but also the presence control of hidden components in products made of composite materials. Analyses of materials made of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP) for material defects such as air pockets are also possible, e. g. on wind turbine blades, laminated surfaces or plastic components made from injection molding. Another application is the defect analysis of packaging in the pharmaceutical or food industry, such as the exclusion of metal chips in chocolate bars.

With its connected sensors based on high-precision radar technology and “smart” software, OndoSense won the third place of the coveted German CyberOne Hightech Award in 2019. The startup's cloud-based IoT sensor solutions provide companies with relevant data for the intelligent control and regulation of production systems and machines.

Teaser OndoSense apex Evaluation Kit

Micrometer measurement precision is easy.

With our Evaluation Kit!

With the OndoSense apex Evaluation Kit, you benefit from the highest precision as well as from a simple and fast sensor control – in an attractive overall package. The radar sensor can directly be used for applications such as distance measurements after the straightforward installation of the OndoNet sensor software. OndoSense can help you implement customized solutions, if needed.

Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Sensor startup OndoSense wins coveted "Start-up BW Pre-Seed" financing

Award emphasizes sustainability of OndoSense's accurate and robust sensor solutions for production processes

Freiburg, 1 August 2019 - As a specialist for high-precision, robust and networkable sensors for industrial applications, OndoSense has won the "Start-up BW Pre-Seed" financing of the German region of Baden-Württemberg in the amount of 400,000 EUR. With the startup's sensor solutions, the automation of production processes is possible with a precision in the micrometer range. With robust radar technology, OndoSense sensors are reliable even in harsh environments such as noise, dirt, smoke or steam.

"We are very excited about winning the pre-seed financing. It is a strong proof of confidence in OndoSense's strong innovation skills and future viability as well as in the attractiveness of our start-up to customers, partners and investors. Based on the high interest of our micrometer-precision, network-capable and highly robust sensor solutions on the market, we can step up the successful marketing of our radar sensors and software in industrial applications", explains Dr.-Ing. Mathias Klenner, co-founder and CEO of OndoSense.

With the investment program "Start-up BW Pre-Seed", the economically strong German region of Baden-Württemberg awards promising and highly innovative start-up projects. It also supports them in the further venture capital financing by institutional or private investors. OndoSense's pre-seed network partner is bwcon (Baden-Württemberg: Connected), Baden-Württemberg's leading economic initiative for the promotion of innovation and high-tech locations. The "Start-up BW Pre-Seed" financing is provided by L-Bank and Volksbank Ortenau.

The "Start-up BW Pre-Seed" funding program was launched in July 2018 by Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. The aim is to support innovative founders in the so-called pre-seed phase, in which private investors and venture capital companies (VCs) are more reluctant. "In Baden-Württemberg, a number of business ideas are already waiting for the chance to finally prove that they have the potential to be the next medium-sized enterprise or even more," said the Minister. "We want to promote this potential with our new program."

Heidelberg Innovation Forum

Heidelberg Innovation Forum

OndoSense invited to pitch at Heidelberger Innovation Forum

We have been invited to the pitch competition of the Heidelberg Innovation Forum on the topics Internet of Things, Mobility and Energy! On 9 July, OndoSense will proudly present its innovative business model in radar sensor technology to company representatives and investors at the InnovationLab in Heidelberg together with various European start-ups. Under the motto "Advanced Mobility in a Smart Environment"  expert will speak on the future Smart City. The pitch jury comprises the following companies: EnBW (New Venture Capital), MBG, MVV, InnoEnergy, HTGF, Vector Informatik GmbH and Wieland Ventures. The best pitches will be announced in the evening at the award ceremony. May the best pitch win!

Visit us at the Hannover Messe

Visit us at Hannover Messe!

With more than 5,000 exhibitors, Hannover Messe is the world's largest industrial fair and a hotspot for the industry. At our booth G30 in hall 9, we are going to demonstrate the precision and reliability of our preSENSE radar sensors.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Funke Pitch

OndoSense is a winner of the f.u.n.k.e E-TOP Pitch

OndoSense competed as one of eight teams at the E-TOP Pitch organised by f.u.n.k.e. Mittelstands GmbH on 07.04.2018. We attended many interesting talks and made new contacts. We would like to thank Marlene Maurer for the excellent organisation and all the participants and visitors for their support.

OndoSense GmbH is founded!

OndoSense GmbH is founded!

After the successful start-up phase with support by the EXIST program, OndoSense GmbH has been officially founded on 12.03.2018. We would like to thank our pilot cutomers and project partners who made this possible.

OndoSense is sponsored by the EXIST program

OndoSense is sponsored by the EXIST program

Starting on 01.03.2018, the OndoSense project will be sponsored by the EXIST program of the German Ministry of Economics and Energy. The founding team is very pleased about a subsidy amount of about 140.000 €, which will help to establish their business and make it viable.

OndoSense winsStartinsland

OndoSense winsStartinsland Businessplan Competition 2017

The idea of developing marketable high-end millimeterwave sensors convinced the jury and has been awarded with the first prize in the category Innovations from Science and Universities. The founding team is very pleased about numerous new contacts and the prize money of 500€.