Optical rotary torque sensor

Early move positions sensor maker for high tech success

Export enthusiast Sensor Technology Ltd has made a pre-emptive move to build a strong business base in the Indian city of Chennai, where one of the world’s largest high technology business zones is currently under construction. Called Mahindra World City, the zone already employs over 25,000 people and hosts companies... Read More

Helicopters could bring new technologies to fighting brushfires

Recently, 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. Here we look at the potential of some emerging technologies... Read More

Transmitter makes any strain gauge wireless

Banbury-based Sensor Technology Ltd has a new range of transmitters that can add wireless capabilities to any make of strain gauge. The WSG series transmitters allow any manufacturer’s strain gauge to send readings to Sensor Technology’s wide range of displays and readouts, which can be located at a distance from... Read More

Hanover presentation opens up global opportunities

The Hanover Fair has acted as a gateway not only to Germany but to the whole world for British specialist sensor manufacture, Sensor Technology of Banbury. At this year’s event visitors from every continent stopped by the company’s stand, resulting in over 100 new leads, including a dozen immediate quotes... Read More

ORT230/240 series transducer

Torquing up success at Formula Student

High performance electric cars are being developed across Europe for Formula Student, an engineering education competition like no other. 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. Formula Student (FS) aims to... Read More

ORT230/240 series transducer

World-leading pharmaceutical developer turns to TorqSense

Available in other languages: 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. The Almac Group is a pharmaceutical and biotech development and manufacturing organisation. Founded... Read More

Tony Ingham

High tech firm to entreat MP to support engineering and technology sector

Improving support for high tech engineering and technology businesses as Brexit progresses 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 (5 to 9 March 2018). Sensor Technology has a long-standing apprenticeship scheme... Read More

Non-contact technology simplifies torque monitoring and aids efficiency

Monitoring torque in a drive shaft is one of the best ways of assessing the performance of plant and machinery. 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... Read More

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