FAG VarioSense bearings - a combination of a standard rolling bearing and a sensor cluster - provide several sensor signals for monitoring machines and processes in one compact unit. They offer a combination of different measured values which can be adapted to specific applications in a standard envelope. The range of values which can be measured is currently: Temperature, speed including detection of the rotation direction, number of revolutions or position. vibration signals and maximum radial shaft displacement. Several sensor elements can be integrated into a ring-shaped housing which has a section height of only 7 mm. The sensor cluster therefore occupies approximately the same amount of space as a rotary shaft seal. With the available sensors, the the most important values for monitoring the process parameters in machines and equipment can be generated. For example, overloading can be easily recorded and it is also possible to limit torques as well as switch off the drive if necessary.