Watch demonstrations at Sensors & Instrumentation Live

Innovation in Action is a brand new feature area for Sensors & Instrumentation 2019. when it returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 25 and 26 September 2019.

Innovation in Action is a hub of live demonstrations of the latest technologies from Sensors & Instrumentation Live exhibitors. A truly unique way to source products and solutions, Innovation in Action offers visitors a better insight into products available at the exhibition and the chance to discuss how they can be beneficial to their own operations with experts in the field. 

As well as giving visitors the opportunity to see how these products work in real life, you can have your questions answered by the experts in person.

The full programme for the Sensors & Instrumentation Live Innovation in Action sessions is below. Registration for the event is free and gets you access to all the feature areas in the exhibition as well as access to the co-located TCT Show.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Session 1: 11:30 – 12:15

Data acquisition and measurement uncertainty with KiDAQ and KiXact

KiDAQ is an innovative, modular data acquisition system from Kistler Instruments with which you can create your test set-up, perform measurements and achieve accurate test results, quickly and easily. Kistler’s expertise covers the entire measuring chain, from the sensor, to signal conditioning and on to the software. The KiDAQ data acquisition system can be expanded at any time with different measurement modules.

A key advantage of the new KiDAQ data acquisition system is our KiXact technology which automatically calculates the measurement uncertainty. Kistler’s vast application expertise ensures that reliable results are now possible with this technology. KiXact eliminates the need for manual calculation and helps to significantly reduce the uncertainty components in your measurement chain.

Kistler Instruments

Session 2: 12:15 – 13:00

Bronkhorst’s LDM (Liquid Dosing Module)

Bronkhorst’s Damian Walker will be giving a demonstration of the company’s LDM (Liquid Dosing Module) in Innovation in Action. The LDM is a modular assembly of a Bronkhorst mini CORI-FLOW mass flow meter and a pump system, built together in a robust enclosure as a complete unit with integrated power supply and touch-screen interface. It is capable of very low flow continuous or batch dosing.


Session 3: 14:00 – 14:45

Introducing Devtank’s HILTOP (Hardware In-the-loop Test Operating Platform)

Following several successful pilot roll-outs, Devtank is pleased to announce the launch of a new open source modular test product called HILTOP (Hardware In-the-loop Test Operating Platform). The platform contains an integral motherboard/controller adopting a flexible split architecture with 64bit ARM processor and parallel FPGA hardware acceleration if required.

This comprehensive flexible platform allows test, measurement and control solutions to be realised using numerous built in multi-channel interfaces such as USB2.0, LVDS, CAN-FD and RS485. It can be easily expanded to add new interfaces and capability using the Open-VTI backplane and Eurocard expansion format.

Automated testing gives faster and more accurate measurements through optimised hardware and software integration to provide both electrical and functional test coverage of the device under test (DUT).


Session 4: 14:45 – 15:30

Vibration tests using a shaker with portable acquisition equipment

The shaker is used to input vibration to a product or structure. Data from accelerometers and force sensors can be collected and analysed post-test. Marco Peres will demonstrate how PCB’s latest USB signal conditioner can be used to collect data on a smart phone or tablet for an easy to use, portable test solution.

PCB Piezotronics

Thursday 26 September 2019

Session 1: 11:00 – 11:45

Empowering Industry 4.0 by adding connectivity to sensors with the new Metron4

Connecting assets to the cloud is now essential to remain competitive. In this session, Powelectrics’ Jennifer Mortiboy will introduce Powelectrics’ Metron4 IoT telemetry device!

With innovative hardware, four analogue inputs, expansion cards for pulse counting, options for RS232, RS485 and CANBUS, Metron4 makes remote monitoring simple. Compatible with thousands of sensors, Metron4 gets sensor data reliably and affordably into the cloud via4G (2G backup).


Session 2: 11:45 – 12:30

Nprime’s bespoke sensor solutions

Nprime was recently contracted by a mining company to create a bespoke sensor solution to better understand and validate tool pick loads as the tooth impacts with the rock face on a hard rock mining tool. This measurement included shear loads across the tooth and also the impact load as it interacts with the rock face. The challenges of this project were the limited space, speed of acquisition system, powering the system.

 In this presentation, Nprime will explain the obstacles that were encountered and the various approaches that were trailed before a final successful solution was created. This measurement solution is widely used in the mining industry to better understand the loads involved at the rock face of mining tools.   


Session 3: 14:00 – 14:45

AquaConnex – Multi Sensor Monitoring Systems

Evolution II, designed and manufactured in the UK by AquaConnex, is being showcased at the Sensor & instrumentation Live Expo 2019.

The presentation will review the basic elements of the system, the manner in which its intelligent sensor interfaces control data and alarm limits, future system developments and data handling.

Following the initial introduction, a description of the Evolution II (Aqua) system will be given, a multi sensor system monitoring water quality in real time. This variant being Ideal for the aquaculture industry, including fish breeders / keepers. The system is currently capable of monitoring pH, ORP, Conductivity, DO, Water Temperature, Air Temperature, Water Flow, Water Depth & Electrical power.


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