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For over 25 years, Applied Measurements have been supplying top quality strain gauge sensors and transducers to every corner of industry from aerospace, geotechnical, subsea to R&D. Our team boasts more than 100 years of transducer experience and application knowledge so we can supply you with your ideal sensor or system. Plus, since February 2018 Applied Measurements are now ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certified by BSI under certificate number FS 677584 for the design, manufacture and distribution of transducers and measuring systems. Read more about our ISO 9001 certification. Combine that with our expert advice and after-sales service means we do all the hard work to make sure that you get the very best out of your sensor or system, so you don't have to. We are based in Berkshire, Southern England and supply not only the UK but worldwide as well. Can we help you too?
Darren oversees the daily running of the business from key account management, finance, HR, facilities and quality management.
Bob brings more than 40 years of engineering expertise to the team and oversees the all aspects of our manufacturing operations.
Richard brings with him 25 years of pressure and instrumentation experience plus expert manufacturing, service and quality knowledge in the aerospace, automotive, motorsport F1 and wind engineering industries. His quality, asset management and facilities planning, ensures continual systems improvement.
Lee's extensive senior production management skills guarantees the smooth operation, top quality and timely delivery of all our sensors and systems.
Chris' extensive senior strain gauge management skills, together with his qualification from the British Society for Strain Measurement and his NVQ in Continual Improvement in Business, guarantees the smooth operation, efficient work flow and expert quality from the Strain Gauge Department.
John's 10 years of Applied Measurements' specific sensor and instrumentation knowledge, plus his previous engineering sales background, along with his degree from Coventry University's Engineering School, guarantees he delivers expert technical engineering knowledge and fantastic customer support.
Simon draws on his vast aircraft avionics industry knowledge, electronic warfare, radio communications and antenna design, coupled with his honours degree in electronics, to assist with a multitude of technical sales queries and customer support.
Administration & Marketing
Ian brings his 23 years of stock management and finance experience to oversee the smooth running of our purchase order processing and supplier payment control. He is also a key member of our CAD drawing team.
Caroline has over 10 years of Applied Measurements' operational experience; handling order shipping, processing and invoicing, all whilst maintaining excellent customer service gained from her vast expertise in the hospitality and catering industry.
Liz oversees the operation of our company website and assists with order processing, invoicing and shipping.
Sales & Marketing Assistant
Wendy draws on her extensive Adobe skills and her BA (Hons) Film Studies degree to help maintain our company website, create our product videos, technical case studies, blog articles, marketing literature and social media pages.
Our chartered accountant Karen brings with her a wealth of experience to manage our accounts function.
Our team of technicians are dedicated and expertly trained in the manufacture and calibration of all our sensors and instrumentation.
Ian's comprehensive expertise gained in both the aerospace and MOD industry means he delivers proficient transducer calibrations and prototype analysis.
Ben produces reliable transducer calibrations from his extensive hands-on experience of sensors and associated instrumentation.
John's HNC in Electronics and over 30 years of electronics repair, networking and computer facility operational experience, means he delivers expert final assembly and calibration of load cells and their instrumentation.
Andy uses his analytical and methodical approach from his extensive background in electronic repair, both UK and abroad, to deliver precise and accurate transducer calibrations.
Robin continues his 15 years of electronics experience in repairs, R&D, prototype testing and fault finding to component level, to deliver top quality service, manufacturing and transducer calibrations.
Tomasz boasts over 13 years of expertise in the repair and assembly of electronics, promising top quality build, inspection, testing and calibration of various transducers and systems. His high standards are guaranteed by his IPC J-STD-001 certification for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies and IPC-A-610 certification for the acceptability of electronic assemblies.
Fran draws upon his vast customer service background to manage our goods in and out department; overseeing stock control and component selection, to ensure the high quality of jobs when shipping out.
Sam draws on his mechanical assembly skills obtained in the aerospace industry to construct top quality load platforms to high specifications.
Paul’s 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, including working to military standards, ensures excellent pressure sensor build quality. His high standards are further guaranteed by his IPC certification.
Our team of strain gauge technicians perform the precise, high quality strain gauge bonding that is core to all of our products.
Strain Gauge Technician
Mandy uses her precise attention to detail and organisation skills acquired from her background in the challenging health care industry, to guarantee the highest quality soldering, bonding, coating and wiring of the strain gauges.
Strain Gauge Technician
Hilley is a skilled IPC specialist trained in the prestigious aerospace and defence industry. Her J-Standard International IPC qualifications promise the delivery of high quality and precise strain gauge bonding.
Strain Gauge Technician
Helen brings more than 35 years of precision wiring skills, together with her internationally recognised IPC 610 certification and degree in social sciences to demonstrate confidence and proficiency in all aspects of wiring and gauging. Her previous experience includes harnesses for the prestigious Airbus, surface mounts, through holes and multiple bridges.
Strain Gauge Technician
Honey brings 11 years of strain gauge wiring and soldering experience, plus qualifications in Lean continuous improvement in business, to deliver precise strain gauge bonding, wiring and temperature compensation.
All of our load cells, force sensors and torque transducers are either manufactured from specially selected high grade stainless steel, heat treated for maximum stability, high strength aircraft grade aluminium alloy or alloy steel with nickel-plating for maximum environmental protection. Construction utilises premium quality, transducer class strain gauges, which are bonded by hand to the specially prepared surfaces of the load cell element. Strain gauge bonding is carried out in strictly controlled clean room conditions to ensure a first class product.
Our faith in the high quality and reliability of our products is supported by the standard 3-YEAR WARRANTY provided with every product in our range.
Our knowledgeable team of engineers with their wealth of experience within the transducer industry will be pleased to assist with the definition of your application requirements and the meeting of these needs. Our policy is to supply standard products from stock where possible, or on a scheduled basis if that is what you need, with custom designed units being supplied in a timely manner. Don't take our word for it, read what our existing customers say about us:
We have been working with Applied for more than 20 years and our customers have been enjoying the three Qs, i.e. Quality in equipment, Quality in Support and Quality in Services! Applied have managed to make themselves better and better over time!
Applied Measurements’ delivery times for both standard and custom-built products are excellent. As is their prompt customer service and technical support.
We have worked with Applied Measurements for probably the full 23 years! We have always found Peter, Darren, Ollie, and everyone else at Applied Measurements to be extremely friendly, reactive, and professional in their approach. The quality of the instruments and the service is always very good.
My confidence in their ability to provide a solution for my custom force measuring requirements has resulted in Applied Measurements being my preferred supplier. I would recommend them to anyone looking for not only force measurements but any standard or bespoke measuring devices that they supply.
We have used and supplied thousands of Applied Measurement load cells over the last 18 years and the flawless product performance is matched by excellent technical and commercial support, think force accuracy, think AML
Customers and Case Studies
Applied Measurements' customer base is as varied as the range of products that are available and include some very prestigious companies: Airbus UK, British Aerospace, British Gas, Burmah Castrol, Dairy Crest, ESR Technology, Ford Motor Company, GEC, GKN, ICI, Jordan Cereals, Kellogg Company, Lucas Aerospace, McLaren Automotive, NASA Jet Propulsion, Nuclear Electric, Pirelli Cables, Red Bull Technology, Rolls Royce, Safran Electrical & Power UK Ltd and most of the major UK water authorities.
Applied Measurements were proud to be selected by the Royal Greenwich Observatory as the load cell supplier for the two Gemini Telescopes. This project involved the development of special very high accuracy load cells, which pushed the boundaries of load cell technology to their limits and involved the manufacture of some 750 sensors as part of a £500,000 contract. This was delivered precisely on time and met one hundred per cent the customer's specified requirements. Read the case study here.
We provided the RICE (Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution) Team with modified shear load pin cells which could operate reliably and accurately in the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic. The successful drilling of the 763m deep ice core from Antarctica demonstrates beyond doubt the reliability of our products in extreme sub-zero temperatures. Read how Applied Measurements' products performed on the ice.