Wood processing is becoming an ever faster process. Cutting and feeding rates up to 24 thousand revolutions per minute have already been achieved in high-speed machining. With high speed the kinetic energies also increase. They pose a high safety risk for operators and can lead to considerable damage to machines in case of disturbances. As a measuring and monitoring system, the novel thin film sensor system developed at Fraunhofer IST ensures a resource-efficient, flexible, and safe production process even at extreme speeds.