The Boulton and Watt steam engine, originally installed in 1812, is the oldest working beam engine in the world.
It is on this 200-year-old steam engine that engineers want to install the latest state-of-the-art sensors and instrumentation to monitor position, speed and acceleration of the piston.
This Mechatronics Project – ‘marrying 200 years of technology’ – has 5 main aims.
- To understand the impact on the engine when running at full load.
- To explore engine efficiency.
- To illustrate to visitors the internal workings of the engine in real-time.
- To display information to less-able visitors unable to climb the stairs.
- To provide data for educational and research projects at all levels.
Read how they monitored the position of the piston. Read More...
Curtis Assemble & Test Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance automotive test machines, use our pi600 industrial pressure sensors in their diesel injector valve pressure tester.
“We choose to use Applied Measurements pressure transducers on our machines due to the reliability and competitive pricing. For us they are a fit and forget part,” explains Mark Hobday, Technical Development Engineer, Curtis Assemble & Test Ltd. Read More...
20 years ago, we were approached by The Royal Greenwich Observatory in Cambridge to design and build nearly 700 bespoke load cells for two 8.1m diameter telescopes known as The Gemini Project.
Now 20 years on, these custom-made load cells are still consistently and accurately performing an integral part of the telescope’s control system.
To continue to deliver accurate and detailed astronomical images, we have been asked to re-design and manufacture custom load cells to the same specifications incorporating up-to-date electronics with the latest state-of-the-art amplifiers.
See how we did it. Read More...
United Utilities needed a way to monitor the constantly changing water level in their water treatment plant to guarantee a steady flow of water into the reservoir. Read More...
Learn how they did it using our level transmitters.
The Challenge – Accurately Measure Fabric Tension on Any Style of Furniture.
Fabric strength testing guarantees the fabric being used on furniture meets the high quality needed for durability, comfort and support.
Choosing the wrong type of fabric can lead to fabric tearing, loss of customer satisfaction and a decrease in sales and profit.
Find out how our miniature s-beam load cell, intuitive4-L digital indicator and industrial LVDT displacement sensors were used to determine fabric strength. Read More...