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  • Mini-mixer will be the torque of many industries

    A torque sensor is helping analyse recipes’ mixing properties in a project that could slash development costs in the food and plastics industry and help nanotechnology advances in the pharmaceuticals world. The research and development is being carried out at the University of Bradford by Professor Hadj Benkreira and Dr Raj Patel in collaboration with Dr Martin Gale, formerly of RAPRA Technology ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Servo research points the way to improved dynamics

    Research at the University of Manchester has demonstrated servo systems with vastly improved dynamics with the most challenging of loads. The key to the increased performance is a torque transducer from Sensor Technology employing Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) techniques to deliver high-bandwidth, non-contact solution.The ease of set-up of modern servo drive systems, combined with steadily reducing ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Don`t touch! The shaft is turning

    Total solutions for non-contact torque measurement from Sensor Technology. The RWT310/320 series of TorqSense Rotary Torque Sensors is now available in a full range of sizes from 1Nm to 10,000Nm, so can be applied to virtually any size of system where precise yet simple torque monitoring is required. And these are complemented by TorqView, a software programme that generates a virtual ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • When two is better than one

    Sensor Technology, the company that developed practical non-contact torque measurement, will once again unveil a major innovation at the M-Tec Exhibition. New for 2009 is TorqSense RWT330/340 series, designed for use in applications where space is limited. Like other units in the TorqSense family, the RWT330/340 provides non-contact measurement of torque, speed, power and position of rotating ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • When two is better than one

    Sensor Technology, the company that developed practical non-contact torque measurement, will once again unveil a major innovation at the M-Tec Exhibition. New for 2008 is TorqSense RWT330/340 series, designed for use in applications where space is limited. Like other units in the TorqSense family, the RWT330/340 provides non-contact measurement of torque, speed, power and position of rotating ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • INTELLIGENT EXTRUDER PLANS ITS OWN GROWTH

    A bench top extruder developed at Bradford University is able to collect data about its own operation and to determine a wide range of characteristics of the material with which it is working. Most of the intelligence is provided via a digital TorqSense torque sensor, which uniquely collects data via a radio signal rather than being hard wired to the extruder, and passes it onto a computer for ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • China Syndrome

    Enough enquiries to double its business levels in Asia were generated when UK torque measuring specialists Sensor Technology exhibited alongside their local distributor DMS at 'Sensors China 2007', an exhibition designed to fast track key technologies into that country's rapidly expanding industrial base. 'We are used to the major continental shows in Europe and America,' says International Sales ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Ground Crews Talk Sense On Generator Maintenance

    Aircraft servicing times are being reduced, enabling more flying hours, thanks to a new fully automatic generator testing station developed by MEL Aviation in Sudbury, Suffolk. A key element in the design of the station is the use of a TorqSense non-contact torque sensor, which can be deployed instantly for high performance acceleration and deceleration tests of aircrafts’ ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Lotus hybrid blooms

    The torque-current characteristics of a combined motor-generator developed for a Lotus-based hybrid car have been comprehensively mapped by a TorqSense digital torque sensor. Specialist electromagnetic design company Elektro Magnetix (EMX) of Brighton developed and tested the motor-generator for Lotus Engineering’s EVE(Efficient, Viable, Environmental) Hybrid. This is a technology demonstrator ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Reducing engine friction

    An innovative torque sensor is helping to reduce engine emissions and improve economy as part of a project to develop an intelligent lubrication system. With engine efficiency under the spotlight like never before, automotive companies are exploring all avenues for improving performance. And because engines have a rotating power output, torque is the key measurement.Car engines are the bett noir ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Designing Greener Cars Requires Sophisticated Testing

    The automotive industry’s race to develop a new generation of high Performance, low emissions power plants has lead to the emergence of high capability test beds that simultaneously monitor multiple parameters.The sector is pinning many of its hopes for the future on the development of electric/petrol and electric/diesel hybrid engines integrated with known performance enhancing technologies such ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Regen Drive Turns Laundry Green

    High performance torque measurement is helping to improve the energy efficiency of domestic washing machines, enabling consumers to make greener purchase decisions. The Eco Rating stickers that provide potential buyers with a clear assessment of white goods' environmental performance now play a major role in retail sales. Manufactures want to achieve the best classification possible, so are ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Big Push to Recycle Plastic

    Cold extrusion is playing an ever greater part in recycling of waste plastic, and the Department for Business and Enterprise is sponsoring research into development of the machinery necessary for such work. Engineers at Bradford University have built a pilot plant and are running a series of trials with different processes, feed plastics, additives, and final products. Leader of the project, Dr ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Torqing sense for process plant control

    Plant monitoring and control is particularly vital in the continuous process industries, where multiple machines must act in harmony day after day and failure of a single machine can lead to massive consequential losses of production. With most machines driven through a rotating shaft, torque monitoring can identify problems before they become critical. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology considers ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Wirelessness reaches for the skies

    Aerospace development is a strategic industry within the British economy. It creates a lot of high value jobs directly and indirectly, while tremendous technological advances spin out of it. But there are other positive aspects to the sector that are all too often overlooked. We look at how one modest supplier has become a small part of the big picture. The Spitfire, Concorde, the Eurofighter ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Testing time for vacuum cleaner maker

    A company that designs and build custom test equipment for the manufacturing and research industries has developed a cost saving sub-system that allows eight dynamometer test rigs to share a single calibration unit based on a Digital TorqSense transducer from Sensor Technology Ltd. The company, 1st Pass of Westbury in Wiltshire, started out as a regional systems integrator for National ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Sensor Erupts with Volcanic Data

    The secrets of climate change and the formation of giant lava flows on Mars may soon be revealed to a British professor and his research team, as they investigate the lava flows from Mount Etna. Harry Pinkerton, Professor of Physical Volcanology and Head of the Environmental Science Department at the University of Lancaster is analysing the rheological properties of molten lava. This ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Rapid expansion means new premises

    A second office move is on the cards for torque measuring innovators Sensor Technology, reflecting the rapid growth since its last relocated five and a half years ago. The company will move its manufacturing, sales and marketing and administration in June to Apollo Park, Banbury, three miles from its head office and research and development facility. The head office is a converted water mill deep ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Improving asset availability to reduce coal handling costs

    Coal is an important global resource and likely to remain so for many years to come. It is a crucial element in the energy mix and vital in the manufacture of a great many other products. But now more than ever, the pressure is on to reduce transportation costs by improving the efficiency of coal handling operations. Coal represents a significant proportion of all dry bulk, and handling and ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

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