State-of-the-Art Sensors for Oldest Working Beam Engine in the World

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.

  1. To understand the impact on the engine when running at full load.
  2. To explore engine efficiency.
  3. To illustrate to visitors the internal workings of the engine in real-time.
  4. To display information to less-able visitors unable to climb the stairs.
  5. To provide data for educational and research projects at all levels.

Read how they monitored the position of the piston.

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Universal Fabric Tension Tester for All Fabrics and Styles

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.

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How to Measure Tiny Positional Changes Even If You’re Short of Space

MK30 Subminiature Draw Wire Displacement Sensor to measure tiny positional changesGetting precise measurements in small spaces is challenging. First, you need to find a sensor that’s going to fit. And second, you need one that’s guaranteed to give you accurate results.  The good news is, we believe we’ve found you the answer. Our experts discuss why the sub-miniature draw wire sensor deserves your consideration.

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