Smart bearing

ROBO-SMART for structural bearings


Structural monitoring


  • Design feature for bearings – makes normal bearings "smart" with pre-fitted sensors

  • Helps optimise life-cycle costs

  • Provides data on bearing and bridge

  • Compatible with ROBO-CONTROL Structural Health Monitoring


The ROBO-SMART for structural bearings is a small, self-powered and integrated acquisition unit. The precise and durable sensors with robust electronics transfer the measured data via 3G GSM network to a mageba server for 24-hour online data presentation and access via secure web interface. The ROBO-SMART sensors for structural bearings can be assembled directly in factory or as an upgrade on site.


The most common type of structural bearing that are equipped with an integrated ROBO-SMART IoT structural monitoring system are RESTON-POT and RESTON-SPHERICAL structural bearings, but in general all mageba structural bearings can be equipped with sensors.

The most frequently measured parameters are vertical loads, displacements, rotations and layer thicknesses of the sliding material.

The use of a ROBO-SMART monitoring system can enable the life-cycle cost optimisation of a structural bearing, for example by measuring accumulated movements leading to reduced maintenance intervals. Using such a system, the structure’s behaviour can be assessed on the basis of continuously measured parameters, with real-time data accessible online at any time and receiving warnings in case of passing of certain thresholds (e.g. movements, loads, rotations). Moreover, future bearing replacement projects will benefit from continuous measurement of maximum loads and movements, leading to optimised design of the new structural bearing based on actual required load, rotational and movement capacities.