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Wine growers gain vintage success with help of engineers

Wine growers gain vintage success with help of engineers
Behind the rise and rise of English wine, British engineers and technologists are busy developing new systems and aids for the vine growing industry. Here, Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology tells his part of this astonishing success story, as english wine is taking off, with more and more people recognising its award winning quality and production growing by the year.
15th January 2019

Medical markers play a vital role in packing medical test kits

Medical markers play a vital role in packing medical test kits
  TorqSense transducers are playing a vital role in packing medical test kits at Axis-Shield in Dundee, which develops new diagnostic compounds that help with the early identification and management of critical illnesses.
19th December 2018

Wireless torque measurement at the heart of distribution network

Wireless torque measurement at the heart of distribution network
The evolution of the UK’s power distribution network holds the key to harnessing the benefits of variable power sources such as wind, tidal and solar farms, as well as numerous other distributed power technologies. But connecting these various sources to the network is not without its challenges, and is the subject of research at the University of Warwick, where a test rig has been built to identify the requirements of a suitable power electronics controller. At the heart of this rig and playing an important part in the research is a wireless torque measurement device from Sensor Technology.
12th December 2018


Measuring torque without slip rings

Measuring torque without slip rings
Made by Sensor Technology, the TorqSense rotary torque sensors are unlike the traditional slip ring transducers. To start wit they use a simple non-contact radio link for collecting real-time torque signals, letting machine builders and control engineers can do away with expensive and temperamental slip ring, therefore simply mounting the sensors and checking the radio connection is all that is required to set up a TorqSense.
19th November 2018

Helicopters could bring fresh technologies to fighting brushfires

Helicopters could bring fresh technologies to fighting brushfires
This year the UK has seen brushfires rage across large areas of heath and moorland, a problem that may become increasingly common as climate change drives global warming. New techniques and increased levels of expertise will be needed to combat these fires.
20th August 2018

Long service motors tested after re-engineering

Long service motors tested after re-engineering
Specialist industrial motor manufacturer Solutions Engineering in Stoke on Trent is able to test the performance of its motors, having built a test station to its own specification based around a piezo electric torque transducer. It manufactures a range of bespoke slip ring motors for driving equipment such as vibrators and pumps, currently in sizes 4kW to 55kW but with plans for larger units in the future.
8th June 2018

Torquing up success at Formula Student

Torquing up success at Formula Student
  For an engineering education competition, called Formula Student, high performance electric cars are being developed across Europe. The team from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal may have a secret weapon in the form of a test bench based upon a wireless torque sensor.
18th April 2018

Pharmaceutical developer turns to TorqSense

Pharmaceutical developer turns to TorqSense
  TorqSense transducers are used to ensure caps are being properly fitted to pharmaceutical bottles in a high speed packaging line run by the Almac Group at its global headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, UK.
20th March 2018

High tech firm and MP support engineering and technology sector

High tech firm and MP support engineering and technology sector
As Brexit progresses improving support for high tech engineering and technology businesses will be high on the agenda when Victoria Prentis MP (Con) for Banbury and North Oxfordshire meets staff at Sensor Technology Ltd during National Apprenticeship Week (5th-9th March 2018). Sensor Technology has a long-standing apprenticeship scheme and is an active member of many support groups such as the Engineering Industries Association and the Tradeshow Access Programme.
14th February 2018

Test rig technology that talks the torque

Test rig technology that talks the torque
Analysing the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps, Bifold Group has adopted radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology for two of its specialist test rigs. An inter-generational commitment to advancing science and engineering has seen Bifold transform from a 19th century mining lamp maker into a leading manufacturer of instrument valves and accessories, piping valves and pumps for the oil, gas and wider industrial markets.
22nd January 2018

Non-contact technology simplifies torque monitoring

Non-contact technology simplifies torque monitoring
One of the best ways to assess the performance of plant and machinery, is to monitor torque in a drive shaft. However because drive shafts rotate, hard wiring a sensor into place usually requires the use of a delicate slip ring. An alternative solution is to use a non-contact radio frequency detector to monitor 'Surface Acoustic Waves' (SAWs), as Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd explains.
17th January 2018

The test rig technology that talks the torque

The test rig technology that talks the torque
  Adopting radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology, serial innovators Manchester-based Bifold Group is going to use them to analyse the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps for two of its specialist test rigs.
19th December 2017

Chemical engineers talk sense about mixer efficiencies

Chemical engineers talk sense about mixer efficiencies
The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences at Manchester University is developing technology in energy efficiency in the process industries, and researchers have incorporated TorqSense transducers into a test rig that is analysing losses in in-line mixers.
11th December 2017

Wireless sensors keep marine steering on course

Wireless sensors keep marine steering on course
TorqSense wireless sensors from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development for Hydraulic Projects Limited (Hy-Pro), one of the UK’s developers and suppliers of hydraulic drive units for marine steering and autopilot systems. The sensors, which accurately measure shaft torque in rotary drive systems, are providing the essential data that Hy-Pro needs to refine the design of the electrically powered pump assemblies used in the high-performance hydraulic steering systems that the company supplies for use in yachts and other small pleasure craft.
10th November 2017

Helicopter electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless sensing

Helicopter electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless sensing
  Demonstrating the electricity supply infrastructure can be developed more quickly and cost effectively, Heli-Lift Services has pioneered the use of helicopters to remove and deliver poles and pylons in remote locations.
28th June 2017

Torque sensor manufacturer increases global exports

Torque sensor manufacturer increases global exports
  Following a successful week at the Hanover Fair, plans to increase exports to China for UK specialist torque sensor manufacturer, Sensor Technology, have advanced. Sensor Technology of Banbury has always sold overseas and over the last few years has had a definite strategy of building up its export business significantly.
15th May 2017

Raising an angel back to her glory with smart heli-hook

Raising an angel back to her glory with smart heli-hook
The heli-lifting of a golden statue of an angel to be return to the top of the church spire where she came from in Surrey has been aided by an intelligent cargo hook. The church built back in the 1950s, had the statue added as part of a recent major refurbishment and extension project. The cargo hook was fitted with a HeliNav LoadMaster made by Sensor Technology. This feeds the pilot with live information about the load hanging beneath his aircraft, making complex operations safer, easier and more efficient.
4th April 2017

Talking the torque at Hannover

Talking the torque at Hannover
  Sensor Technology is expecting this year’s Hannover Messe, taking place 24th-28th April to generate several potential new clients and also some new distributors. The company will be showing its full range of products and capabilities on its stand, hall 11, stand F33.
17th March 2017

Answer to SOLAS requirements

Answer to SOLAS requirements
Exporters are now required to verify the weight of packed shipping containers, after the three month grace period on the amended Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations has expired. Sensor Technology is able to provide a simple, retrofittable solution for SOLAS compliance, and the company has already worked with a number of exporters who admitted to being ‘caught out’ by the implementation of the legislation.
8th December 2016

Control drives efficiency into dry bulk handling operations

Control drives efficiency into dry bulk handling operations
Dry bulk cargos have to be loaded and unloaded quickly, efficiently, cost effectively and safely if shipping operations are to be profitable.  Author: Tony Ingham, Sensor Technology
11th November 2016


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