Company details for Alrad Instruments Ltd

Alrad Instruments Ltd

  • 0163 (Display number) 01635 30345
Alder House
Turnpike Road
Industrial Estate
Newbury Berkshire RG14 2NS United Kingdom

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About us

Alrad Instruments Ltd is one of the UKs foremost specialist distributors of Machine Vision, Industrial Imaging, Optical detectors and Laser Products.

Alrad is a well established company and commenced trading in 1970. The company is based in the south of England in Newbury, Berkshire.

The company comprises of three trading divisions;

Alrad Imaging provides products for machine vision, industrial inspection, scientific research and microscopy applications. We sell a very wide range of CCD and CMOS cameras, frame grabbers, imaging software, industrial and microscopy lighting products, CCTV lenses and a whole range of accessories.

We sell cameras from over 20 world leaders in cameras for industrial and scientific applications. Linescan cameras can be used for high speed imaging of large areas such as sheet inspection, web inspection or viewing large cylinders. Area CCD and CMOS cameras can be used in a wide range of applications including industrial automation, quality control, sercuity, surveillance, medical and research applications. We offer many different types of frame grabbers from those that can be used with laptop computers to frame grabbers including high performance imaging processing. Our extensive range of LED and Cold light imaging finds uses from Industrial imaging to Microscopy. Our software portfolio has something for everyone whether it is image analysis or processing in a machine vision application or microscopy. Our wide range of lenses covers all the popular formats and sizes. ALRAD IMAGING is your one stop supplier for all your Machine Vision components.

Alrad Electronics provide a wide range of nuclear detectors and Instruments and laser projection systems as well as a comprehensive portfolio of high voltage products and analytical systems. Alrad has traditionally sold radiation detectors such as Geiger Muller tubes and proportional counters for both portable and installed instruments. We also offer a range of radiation instruments. Laser projection systems are used extensively for applications such as truss construction where the laser marks the nail board positions accurately and in wooden frame building construction where the laser projectors can illuminate 3D construction profiles. We are well known for offering the Pearson range of high current monitors. Other high voltage products include power supplies and pulse generators. Also included in this division are electron multipliers, densitometers and Metal analysers.

Alrad Photonics as its name implies provides a wide range of components for photonics based applications including infrared detectors, power supplies, laser diode modules, photo-detectors, optoelectronic components and sockets and laser accessories.

We offer laser diode drivers, laser attenuation devices. Our infrared detectors include thermopiles and lead selenide and lead sulphide detectors. The range of Laser Diode Modules includes units with blue, green, red and infrared lasers with various output levels. Many laser products have integrated optics, power control circuitry into one module, so that users have only to provide power for the unit to be totally operational. Makes everything simple! We offer Laser Diode Modules from four renowned suppliers. If you are looking for Quality Laser Goggles we can offer you the NoIR range of Laser Shields high quality laser goggles.  NoIR provides a coherent approach to laser protection for the global community of laser users.

ALRAD - Making a difference for more than 40 years

Alrad has a history of passionately striving to provide its customers with the best possible service. The suppliers we use are all vetted though our in-house quality management system which is recognized by ISO9001 certification through Lloyds. Also all procedures from when an order enters our premises through to when it’s delivered from our warehouse is covered by the Lloyds quality system which is checked on a regular basis by an external auditor.

Alrad provides products from leading manufacturers around the world, many of which we represent as a sole distributor in the UK. Some of these exclusive companies have been with us since the late 1970s so you see many of our distribution agreements have been in place for a very long time and that must say something about the service we offer. The products and service we provide open up new opportunities for our customers to improve quality, automation and productivity that is why many of our existing customers have been experiencing ALRAD high quality service for decades.

Alrad employ experienced staff to help our customers generate a competitive edge for their companies backed by world class products from some of the best manufacturers in the world.

Alrad support customers all the way

Alrad employs experienced engineers to help with your projects. Whether you are buying just one or 100 we will provide you with advice on the right product(s) for your application. We will advise on installation and for some products we offer an installation service so we can dovetail into your application and provide our expertise.

Our in house sales team offer telephone advice to all customers recommending products and making you aware of alternative options.

Our external sales team make regular visits to customer sites to support existing products, discuss new projects and advise and supply details of new products. Our sales office can provide information on price and delivery of hundreds of products.

New products are featured in our regular newsletters.

Our customers can find various supporting information on our website such FAQ/Applications pages.

Customers can contact us by telephone, email or through our website but whichever way you contact us you can be assured we will support you all the way.

Accreditations

ISO9001 and UKAS Mark: Alrad has a history of passionately striving to provide its customers with the best possible service. The suppliers we use are all vetted though our in-house quality management system which is recognized by ISO9001 certification through Lloyds. Also all procedures from when an order enters our premises through to when its delivered from our warehouse is covered by the Lloyds quality system which is checked on a regular basis by an external auditor.

UKIVA: Alrad is a leading member of the UK Industrial Vision Association who are Britain's most foremost machine vision group.

WeeeCare: Alrad Instruments Ltd takes its responsibilities under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE regulations) extremely seriously and has taken steps to be compliant in line with our corporate and social responsibilities.

In the UK Alrad has joined a registered compliance scheme WeeeCare (Weeecare registration number WEE/MP3538PZ/SCH)

Alrad’s registration number is WEE/DF1333XT.

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