The UK’s only dedicated sensors exhibition, Sensors & Instrumentation Live, celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with a triumphant return to the NEC in Birmingham this September. The event, sponsored by industry giant Mouser Electronics, brought together the leading innovators and professionals from across the fields of sensors, test, measurement and control to explore solutions, discuss applications and do business, face-to-face.
With a wide selection of industry heavyweights exhibiting at the event, there were a plethora of products, services and solutions on offer for visitors to explore and discuss how their businesses could benefit from the sector’s leading applications with the experts in attendance.
The likes of LIMAB UK used the opportunity to highlight some of their leading products, showcasing its range of infrared thermometers, thermal imagers and Fluoroptic fibre optic temperature sensors. Commenting on the event, LIMAB’s Kevin Goodison and Jack Miller said: “Exhibitions such as Sensors & Instrumentation Live really do have an impact on the sector. It gives you a broad range of opportunities to interact with others in the marketplace and it brings like-minded individuals and industries together, which [we] think is wonderful!”
While at the Sensor Technology stand, visitors could experience torque measurement solutions and wireless load sensors. Sensor Technology’s Tony Ingham commented: “There are big exhibitions in Germany, the US and India, so it is important that Sensors & Instrumentation Live continues to give people in the UK market somewhere to go for information on sensing and the supporting instrumentation.”
Reflecting on the event, a visitor from Load Monitoring Systems commented: ‘It is a really great place to pick up new technology. As you can imagine, it is always a priority to look for new applications and this is the perfect platform to look out for something better”. While a representative from Seaspeed Marine Consultant said, “it is a great opportunity to meet companies that I didn’t know that have a potential of being useful to our needs. It is an eye-opening show”.
To celebrate the show’s landmark occasion, some exciting new feature areas were introduced to provide visitors with even more opportunities to gain vital knowledge on some of the key issues on the top of the industry agenda.
Sensors & Instrumentation Live teamed up with DJB Instruments to deliver CPD-accredited training to help delegates improve their products and develop their understanding of sensors and instruments to improve the quality of data. With an agenda of speakers that included the likes of John Tyrrell of TTS Systems and Jim Flanagan of Centrateq, the sessions comprehensively addressed sensor innovation and the very latest trends in engineering.
While over at the Enterprise Hub, another new feature for 2019, visitors could learn how to grow their businesses from the experts delivering presentations. Representatives from some of the UK’s top organisations and institutions talked about a variety of topics including funding opportunities and how best to access the top technology available within the sector.
The final addition was the Innovation In Action demonstration zone. Sponsored by PCB Piezotronics, Innovation in Action provided a truly unique way for visitors to gain a better insight into the latest products directly from the source. The likes of Kistler Instruments, Powelectrics and AquaConnex took to the floor to discuss their top innovations and offer potential applications and solutions to visitors that attended.
While the ever-popular Innovation Showcase, sponsored by Bronkhorst, successfully returned to Sensors & Instrumentation Live. With so much to be seen on the lively exhibition floor, the Innovation Showcase provided a ‘snapshot’ of what was on offer. Products on display included Keller’s LEO Record and Mantracourt’s Bluetooth Telemetry Transmitter. Bronkhorst also displayed its Mini CORI-FLOW, EL-FLOW Prestige and ES-FLOW.
As the dust settles on another successful year, the Sensors & Instrumentation Live team would like to thank all of the visitors, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors that helped to make the event a success.
Details about the next Sensors & Instrumentation Live exhibition will be announced soon on the dedicated event website: www.sensorsandinstrumentationlive.co.uk