Sensors & Instrumentation returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September 2018. Your free ticket not only gets you access to the UK’s only national instrumentation exhibition but also access to the PPMA Show, What’s New In Electronics (Live) and the TCT Show.

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics, Sensors & Instrumentation provides a platform for showcasing the latest technology in the test, measurement, monitoring and control fields.

Innovative products

The free-to-attend event attracts influencers and key decision makers from across the industry who are looking to source new and innovative products and solutions from market leading companies. Churchill Controls, a company that will be exhibiting at this year’s event, will be launching its new communications expansion module called Mega_Bridge. The module adds flexible and fully featured internet protocol (IP) connectivity to the well-established Mega_Link family of Telemetry and Control units. These are widely used in various industry sectors to pass two-way instrumentation, measurement and control data between sensors, equipment and industrial plant. Visit the Churchill Controls stand at Sensors & Instrumentation for live demonstrations.

Also at the event, Shawcity will be showcasing City Technology’s latest seven-year-life oxygen sensors and five-year-life carbon monoxide sensors. The company will also be introducing their new hydrogen sulphide sensor with a 15-month operating life, ideal for use in landfill and biogas.

With over 300 high performance products detecting 28 common and exotic gases, Shawcity’s range includes 3, 4, 5 and 7 Series, MICROcel, MICROpel and Sensoric sensors.

Dr Duncan Jones explains why Tcalibration have decided to exhibit at Sensor & Instrumentation: “Here at Tcalibration we formally moved over to our new data logger calibration system (reproducing all the old tests, adding new tests and with enhanced reporting) this April 2018. We are now ready to grow and visiting Sensors & Instrumentation 2018 is an important part of communicating this to new and existing customers.”

Mantracourt Electronics make their debut at the 2018 Sensors & Instrumentation show and are looking forward to welcoming you at Booth C7. “We have an unparalleled expertise in the field of strain bridge measurement,” says Kelly Voysey, sales & marketing manager at Mantracourt, “We design and manufacture instrumentation used with load cells, strain gauges, pressure sensors, torque transducers flow sensors and temperature sensors.

“Visitors to our booth will see our very latest product releases including our fast USB strain converter which delivers high speed, high resolution data via USB into our powerful software, and our world class leading wireless telemetry system, which provides sensor manufacturers and integrators the complete flexibility to build their own sensor modules around it. Be the first to see our powerful Cloud platform which collects data from our instruments anywhere, at any time. We look forward to seeing you!”

Flow, level and control

The brand new FLC Zone, a dedicated area for the flow, level and control sector, will see exhibitors showcasing a vast array of devices for anyone involved in this essential field.

Engineering workshops

A dedicated Engineering Workshop will give trainees and apprentices the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest technology, learn from the experts and experience practical demonstrations from companies.

Jason Edwards, Trescal, will be hosting the ‘Laser Tracker and Portable CMM Arm’ workshop. Trescal’s engineers can provide the expertise and support for data acquisition of large products including assemblies, fixtures, products and test fixtures. Capturing precise measurements, utilising portable and non-contact metrology equipment and demonstrating metrological traceability to national standards. Attendees to this workshop can learn a little about: turn-key metrology engineering; non-contact measurement; metrological traceability; reverse engineering; jig assembly and recertification; and general inspection.

Ian Seaton and Stuart Randall, Third Dimension, will host workshops on ‘Non-contact Laser Measurement in Modern Metrology’. Metrology, once seen as a wasteful extravagance is now becoming seen as integral to increasing quality, decreasing production time and reducing costs. Modern production is always demanding faster, easier to use methods of measuring, traditional contact methods are time consuming and prone to operator bias. Looking at specific applications from automobile manufacture and aerostructure construction to wind turbine fabrication, the workshop will explore the advantages of this handheld laser measurement technology. And, looking beyond handheld applications, describe how the same handheld applications can be migrated to robot-based solutions doing away with the operator bias entirely.


The action-packed CPD accredited seminar programme returns to the exhibition. Speakers will share their expertise and knowledge with a focused and highly engaged audience regarding pressing matters within the industry.

Alison Mitchell, Sensor City, will present ‘The development of sensor technology’. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the buzzword of the 21st century. Offering masses of opportunity to SMEs and enterprises alike, innovative businesses need to embrace IoT to reap the benefits and reduce the risk of getting left behind.

From smart devices and 3D printing to AI and machine learning, the manufacturing industry has been transformed as we become increasingly engrossed in the digital world, or the ‘fourth industrial revolution.’ One big problem for emerging SMEs however, is the lack of skills, technology, and high-end facilities needed to develop their innovative concepts into viable, market-ready solutions. Alison will address this in her seminar.

Myriad Group’s Neil Hamilton returns to the event this year to provide real world insight into what is driving companies to connect their products to IoT platforms and to share his experience of how companies are doing this the smart way based on the mistakes learned by the early pioneers.

Andrew Peaty, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), will give an overview of the Defence and Security Accelerator, including how people from industry and academia can get involved.

Dr Jiri Polak, of Innovative Sensor Technology (IST AG), will discuss ESA space sensors. IST AG is the only approved supplier of ESA-qualified thin film platinum temperature sensors for space applications. These sensors, also known as HIREL sensors, were subjected to very harsh and demanding tests to guarantee 100 per cent operation. Dr Polak will explain how, over the past three years, IST AG has invested a lot of resources and know-how in the development of these sensors and into testing to achieve ESA qualification.

Innovation showcase

The popular Innovation Showcase is a special display area that serves as a one-stop shop for the latest innovations available from exhibitors, seminar speakers and leading companies.

Register now

Registration for Sensors & Instrumentation 2018 is now open. To register for the event or to find out more information about the exhibition, please visit