BestSens is a leading provider of advanced sensor technology, specializing in high-tech solutions for rotating equipment. Since their founding in 2011, the company has been committed to helping customers gain a competitive edge through the digitalization of their products and processes, ensuring sustainable market success. 

BestSens’ expertise includes the development and manufacturing of sensors, mixed-signal circuit technology, embedded software development, digital twin database structures, algorithm development and big data analysis.

Interview with Sebastian Stich, CEO of BestSens AG.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Sebastian Stich: Our main areas of activity include the development and production of innovative sensor systems, particularly for rotating machinery. We offer comprehensive IIoT solutions, focusing on condition monitoring to enhance the safety, efficiency, and reliability of industrial equipment. We know that our technology can reduce costs for our customers by preventing downtime and major failure through targeted monitoring and intelligent data evaluation.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

S.S: We are excited to introduce our latest innovation, the DOT platform. It includes our multisensor nodes vibDOT and sealDOT als well as our DOTbox (gateway) and the companion app.

The vibDOT offers information about temperature, vibration and rotation speed. The sealDOT also includes our advanced ultrasound technology which allows real-time monitoring and early detection of wear and potential leakage of the seal. It enables pump manufacturers and plant operators to always keep an eye on the condition of their pumps and to react proactively to potential problems. 

Our goal is to significantly improve maintenance precision to reduce downtime and failure. Main advantage is that the measured values are recorded directly at the mechanical seal and not at the machine casing. The mechanical seal data can be displayed in the control room, for example, and can also be accessed directly via a web app. There are various integration possibilities to precisely meet the needs of our clients.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

S.S: Our product and service range includes:

  • Sensor systems for vibration and temperature monitoring (e.g., vibDOT)
  • Ultrasound-based mechanical seal monitoring systems (e.g., sealDOT)
  • Comprehensive IIoT solutions including the DOTbox for data communication and integration.
  • Customizable software solutions for data visualization and analysis
  • Consultation and implementation services for industrial digitalization projects.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

S.S: The market for industrial sensor technology and IIoT solutions is rapidly growing. Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of predictive maintenance and condition monitoring to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs. There is a strong demand for innovative, reliable, and customizable solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructures.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

S.S: Key market trends include the increasing adoption of IIoT and digitalization strategies across various industries, the growing focus on predictive maintenance, and the need for real-time data analytics. There is also a significant emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, driving the demand for advanced monitoring solutions that can optimize equipment performance and extend its lifespan.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

S.S: Our most innovative product is the sensorized mechanical seal monitoring system, which uses advanced ultrasound technology for real-time detection of wear and potential leakage. This solution represents a significant leap forward in predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, providing precision and reliability.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

S.S: For 2024, we anticipate continued growth in the adoption of our IIoT solutions and sensor systems. We expect increased market demand for our innovative products, driven by the ongoing digital transformation in the industrial sector. We are also planning to expand our product portfolio and enhance our service offerings to better meet the evolving needs of our customers.