Instrumentation for signal conditioning, monitoring or control of any of our range of sensors.
Types include analogue amplifiers and signal conditioners, digital indicators, signal digitisers and telemetry / wireless equipment.
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.