Company details for Sensor Technology Ltd

Sensor Technology Ltd

  • 0186 (Display number) 01869 238400
Apollo Park
Ironstone Lane
Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 6AY United Kingdom

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Suppliers of TORQSENSE & LOADSENSE sensors and transducers, TorqSense, the world’s first low cost non-contact rotary torque transducers and LoadSense wireless load transducers.

For over 35 years Sensor Technology has researched and developed solutions for customers’ torque and load measurement problems, developing its own unique technologies for the instrumentation, test and OEM markets worldwide and supported by a global network of distributors. The TorqSense and LoadSense range of sensors offer accurate, affordable, market leading products across the whole range of industrial applications.

Sensor Technology are also suppliers of HELINAV load sensors used to measure large underslung loads for the helicopter industry.  Available in sizes 1 to 10 tonnes.

Sensor Technology has ongoing external and internal R&D to introduce new products and ensure it remains the world leader for measurement technology. To assist with this process it has a network of world-renowned expert consultants and is currently involved in a number of research projects. The transducers are small, and feature high resolution and accuracy, and excellent noise immunity.

Sensor Technology are proud members of the Helicopter Association International & National Agriculture Aviation Association.

Articles/Press Releases

  • 14/12/2017 - Chemical engineers talk sense about mixer efficiencies
    Manchester University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences is leading world class developments in energy efficiency in the process industries. Researchers have incorporated TorqSense transducers into a test rig that is analysing losses in in-line mixers.
  • 14/11/2017 - Sensor Technology keeps hydraulic projects on course
    Innovative TorqSense wireless sensors from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development for Hydraulic Projects Limited (Hy-Pro), one of the UK’s leading developers and suppliers of hydraulic drive units for marine steering and autopilot systems.
  • 14/09/2017 - Electric vehicle pioneer favours wireless test rigs
    A company that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle design and development for over 20 years has supplied a test rig based on a wireless torque sensor to a world renowned UK University automotive research facility.
  • 21/06/2017 - Torque test ensures reliability of steerable drills
    Hydrocarbon drilling accuracy has been increased tenfold by using adapted advanced aerospace guidance systems. And an equally innovative torque sensor ensures efficiency during the equipment’s regular programmed maintenance.
  • 10/06/2013 - Torque Sensor guarntees Tip Top-Taps!
    An innovative TorqSense wireless torque sensor from Sensor Technology provided an effective solution to an interesting engineering challenge when Advanced Design Innovations (ADI), a specialist supplier of custom manufacturing and testing equipment, was asked by Bristan, one of the UK’s largest and most successful manufacturers of bathroom taps and showers, to develop a new durability test rig to help optimise product performance.
  • 30/08/2012 - Automotive Innovations Torque Up Manufacturing Revival
    The automotive sector is proving to be a powerbase for the reviving manufacturing economy. Volume car makers have full order books and specialists builders are enjoying record exports. But to maintain this vital economic activity, constant innovation is needed particularly on reducing vehicles’ environmental impact.
  • 31/07/2012 - Torque of a Motor Revolution
    Oxford YASA Motors, a company created to commercialise the revolutionary YASA motor developed by Oxford University’s Energy and Power Group, is finding that a TorqSense non-contact speed and torque sensor from Sensor Technology is an invaluable aid in the refinement of its world-leading motor designs. Used in a test rig to evaluate prototype motors, the sensor provides accurate and dependable real time information in a readily accessible format.
  • 12/06/2012 - Torque test ensures reliability of steerable drills
    Hydrocarbon drilling accuracy has been increased tenfold by using adapted advanced aerospace guidance systems. And an equally innovative torque sensor ensures efficiency during the equipment’s regular programmed maintenance.
  • 30/04/2012 - Engineers Torque Technology To Medics
    Medical experts and sports scientists are becoming increasingly reliant on engineers as their disciplines become more and more technical. Mark Ingham looks at some of the projects his company, Sensor Technology, has helped behind the scenes.
  • 29/03/2012 - Long Service Motors Tested after Re-Engineering
    Specialist industrial motor manufacturer Solutions Engineering in Stoke on Trent is able to test the performance of its motors, having built a test station to its own specification based around a piezo electric torque transducer.
  • 01/02/2012 - Back Manufacturing, But That Is Only Half The Story
    Manufacturing is re-emerging as a leading economic growth engine after a rather quiet summer. However this sector alone is not big enough to pull the whole of the UK back into good times.
  • 23/12/2011 - Pay as you Sense
    Equipment rentals are increasingly helping companies overcome the hurdle of finding investment capital to fund development and verification projects.
  • 02/11/2011 - New wave and tidal turbine concept promises clean, affordable energy
    Practically infinite reliability was the defining requirement when researchers wanted to run a TorqSense torque transducer under the sea as part of extensive trials of a green energy turbine.
  • 05/10/2011 - 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.
  • 08/09/2011 - TorqSense transducers help to guarantee valve actuator performance
    Rotork Controls has established a global reputation for robust and reliable valve actuators, operating in some of the world’s most demanding and critical applications. Thorough testing of the motors used in the actuators is one of the keys to this assured performance, with TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology playing a vital role in the test process.
  • 08/08/2011 - Company Profile
    For over 35 years Sensor Technology has researched and developed solutions for customers’ torque and load measurement problems, developing its own unique technologies for the instrumentation, test and OEM markets worldwide and supported by a global network of distributors.
  • 11/05/2011 - Sensing growth opportunities
    Could the sensors sector be a microcosm of the whole national economy? Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology certainly thinks so. Here he looks at what it will take to run a small technology company in the second decade of the millennium and suggests parallels with the wider world.
  • 25/03/2011 - Drama as Helicopter sensor flies into Theatre role
    With theatres striving to create breath-taking spectacles and leave the audience gasping for more, there is often world-class engineering behind the scenes.
  • 07/02/2011 - Technology transfer tests tree safety
    Highway engineers and horticulturalists have adapted the latest in helicopter technology to solve a critical safety problem in their own industries, tree viability.
  • 18/01/2011 - Sensor Technology helps to keep sheep shorn
    The speed with which sheep shearers can have an animal shorn is a marvel, made possible by ever-developing technology.
  • 02/12/2010 - Smart Load Sensor
    A smart load sensor developed in the UK by Sensor Technology provides all the information needed to optimise efficiency and increase profitability.
  • 13/10/2010 - 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.
  • 01/09/2010 - Torque Sensor helps reduce 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.
  • 12/08/2010 - Tidal Turbine to light the Thames
    A small proportion of the Thames is to be illuminated using power generated by the flow of the river itself.
  • 22/06/2010 - Sensor Technology Provides the Key to Learning
    Electrical machines at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have effective teaching resources.
  • 05/05/2010 - Talking Sense About Technology Transfer
    As the UK emerges from the recession over the next few months, Technology transfer may prove one of the cornerstone engines for growth.
    A bespoke pump maker is using ultrasound waves to efficiently model drive torque and thus contain development costs to within predictable limits.
  • 08/03/2010 - Ensuring accurate feel to Power Steering
    A dynamometer for testing 180 motors per hour for vehicle electrohydraulic power assisted steering, uses a non-contact torque transducer from Sensor Technology.
  • 12/01/2010 - Iron Bird with lightest touch
    A non-contact torque transducer is helping British Aerospace Systems stay on schedule for the delivery of the new Nimrod aircraft to the Ministry of Defence.
  • 16/10/2009 - Sensor hones in on sharp operators
    Risks are being elimanated from diamond cutting tools thanks to an EU-backed research programme at Greenwich University, to determine the operating characters of such equipment.
  • 03/09/2009 - Testing time for business Jet
    Testing of 3 flap system actuators for the Falcon 7X jet is being performed on testrigs designed by Comar Engineering, incorporating a non-contact torque transducer.
  • 10/08/2009 - Non-contact torque sensor now mounts in moments
    The latest model of TorqSense, the non-contact digital torque measuring system from Sensor Technology, incorporates an integral sprocket or pulley, allowing easy fit-and-forget mounting.
  • 09/06/2009 - SAWs: A Cutting edge technology from Sensor Technology
    Sensor Technology is involved in the research, development and production of rotary torque transducers using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology.
  • 23/01/2009 - Torque improvement for handling accuracy
    After 20 years of research & development into digital non-contact torque monitoring, previously undreamt of control levels are set to become a precision science for dry bulk handling.
  • 03/11/2008 - Servo research points the way to improved dynamics
    Research at the University of Manchester has demonstrated servo systems with vastly improved dynamics.
  • 29/08/2008 - Sensor Technologys' TorqSense shows it's safer to belt up than previously thought
    Car seatbelts are now proven to be more reliable than previously thought thanks to a chance discovery by test rig builder Mindready Solutions in Belfast
  • 30/07/2008 - Nuclear engineers avoid contact with Sensor Technology
    A test rig at Centa Transmissions is allowing the company to guarantee the precision gearboxes it supplies to nuclear industry will never fail prematurely.
  • 27/05/2008 - The Future of Green Cars lies in Sophisticated Testing
    The automotive industry’s race to develop a generation of high Performance, low emissions power plants has lead to high capability test beds that monitor parameters.
  • 11/03/2008 - 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.
  • 19/12/2007 - 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.
    Cold extrusion is playing an ever greater part in recycling of waste plastic, and the Department for Business and Enterprise is sponsoring......
  • 12/09/2007 - 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.
  • 10/08/2007 - UAV takes fast track to altitude
    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense.

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Latest Reviews

Sensor Technology Ltd

My contact with Mark was very friendly and response times were excellent. Mark is obviously very knowledgeable about the products and processes. The turn around on the product was excellent and as described. Can't fault my experience with Mark and Sensor Technology.


Sensor Technology Ltd

The team from Sensor Technology provided really excellent support in helping us to choose the right sensor and set it up so that it would provide the best results. As a result, we were able to acquire useful data right from the outset. The data is interesting and even, in some cases, rather surprising. After using the rig for some time, I have no doubt at all that it will help us to produce equipment that will set new standards for performance in sheep shearing. Thanks at least in part to Sensor Technology, sheep around the world will soon be shorn more swiftly!


Sensor Technology Ltd

Since we installed the new TorqSense transducers, we’ve had nothing but positive comments from the staff and students who use the machine laboratory, I think it’s fair to say that the sensors have greatly improved our facilities for demonstrating machine characteristics and for experimenting with them, and that they are, therefore, a great asset for our teaching programme


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