Sensors & Instrumentation show sees Hexacopter unveilled

26 September 2017

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With over 80 market-leading exhibitors and an exciting array of features areas, Sensors & Instrumentation, the UK's only national sensors show, opened its doors at the NEC today. The event. which runs until tomorrow, is taking place in Hall 1 with Alfie the robot there to welcome visitors through the door.

Commenting on the success of the event so far, Bronkhorst UK's area sales manager, Chris Foster said: "This is always a good show for us, but this year has been the best yet – we have trebled the number of leads compared to last year! If we do an exhibition in 2018, Sensors & Instrumentation will definitely be top of the list. I particularly like the new pods, as some of the companies exhibiting there are potential buyers too."

Asked which product had attracted the most attention at the event, Chris was in no doubt that it was the El-Flow Prestige, which runs a script that tells a device to change the pressure to keep flow consistent: "It is good for measuring chemical reactions and leak rate testing."

Over at DEWESoft UK, Andrew Champion is please with "some good, interesting leads." The company's data acquisition software helps to solve problems in a number of application areas, so it is not hard to see why customers were keen to talk to him!

Director of marketing and sales, Michael J Neal, commented on the exceptionally high quality of leads at the Huba Control stand today: "On the whole today has been very positive for us. This year's visitors seem more targeted, with people coming in with specific requests and queries – and the great thing is, everybody we have met today is new to us."

See a world first

Now finished and ready for commercial use, the first ever public demonstration of the Yuneec H520 Hexacopter will take place at Sensors & Instrumentation tomorrow.

This new and exciting drone from Yuneec has an interchangeable thermal camera, which means that if they wanted to, a forward-thinking company could put their own technology into it and sense for different materials.

Furthermore it is also able to fly pre-determined routes, so users can control the flight path from the ground before setting off, saving vital flight time.

While some drones have very limited sensor capabilities, they are never 100 per cent crash-proof, as they are unable to sense oncoming traffic or obstacles. The H520 provides obstacle avoidance capabilities thanks to the use of Intel Real Sense technology, which helps with a safer, more reliable flight.

See it first at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017, tomorrow! Hall 1. The NEC, Birmingham. Register online at to get your badge and make sure you arrive before 10:00 to take advantage of the free breakfast, sponsored by Keller.

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