Torque transducers on test rig help test advanced electric and hybrid powertrains

Wireless rotary torque transducers from Sensor Technology Ltd are at the heart of a test rig to develop next generation technologies for electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains. With unique expertise in the electric motors and electronics used across the key powertrain technologies, AVID Technology relies on the innovative torque... Read More

ORT230/240 series transducer

Wireless rig tests medium altitude long endurance drone controls

A test rig for putting the next generation of controls for medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drones through their paces has being developed by an independent electronics design company on the Welsh borders. The rig was developed especially for this project and will be dismantled after use... Read More

RWT430/440 series transducer

Driving efficiency into electric vehicle R&D with wireless torque sensor

Sevcon in Gateshead, which designs and manufactures high-quality motor controllers and system components for hybrid and electric vehicles, has driven efficiency into its equipment testing regimes by standardising TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology of Banbury. The stakes are high in the race to develop electric and hybrid vehicle... Read More

Electric vehicle pioneer favours wireless test rigs

A company that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle design and development for over 20 years has supplied a test rig based on a wireless torque sensor to a world renowned UK University automotive research facility. Based in Fareham, Hants, Tirius has been built on... Read More

Helicopter tree extraction

Helicopter tree extraction relies on innovative wireless load sensing

Innovative wireless load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor Technology is playing a key role in helping a helicopter services company to pluck trees from forests where there is no access by tractor. Based in Oxford, Heli-Lift Services provides a unique helicopter-based extraction service in forests where... Read More

Helicopter-based electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless load sensing

Demonstrating that 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. An enabling technology in this enterprise is an innovative load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor... Read More

Mark Ingham

UK sensor maker comes home from Hanover with increased export opportunities

A successful week at the Hanover Fair has advanced plans to increase exports to China for UK specialist torque sensor manufacturer. Sensor Technology Ltd of Banbury has always sold overseas and over the last few years has had a definite strategy of building up its export business... Read More

Smart heli-hook helps raise angel to realm of glory

An intelligent cargo hook has aided the heli-lifting of a golden statue of an angel onto the top of the spire at a church in rural Surrey. The church was built in the 1950s and the statue was added as part of a recent major refurbishment and... Read More

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