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SHERBORNE SENSORS KEEPS ZED TUNNEL GUIDANCE ON TARGET WITH DELIVERY OF INCLINOMETERS

T233 Series maintains optimum accuracy in the toughest industrial environments

Sherborne Sensors, a global leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for military, aerospace and industrial applications, today announced that it has successfully delivered its T233 gravity-referenced servo inclinometers to ZED Tunnel Guidance, for application in its Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs).

ZED Tunnel Guidance relies on the engineered aspects of precision, reliability and robustness to create innovative and highly reliable guidance systems for use in the toughest of industrial environments underground.

“Shipping up to 80 tunnel guidance systems annually, we started to experience a relatively low run-rate for manufacture of our inclinometers”, said Mick Lowe, Senior Project Engineer at Zed Tunnel Guidance. “As a result, we looked to outsource the manufacture to reduce the size of our target units, as well as the time and cost associated with calibration. Having evaluated a number of inclinometer products, we found that none were as technically sound or as accurate as Sherborne Sensors’ T233 series.”

The T233 series features a torque balance system, rugged enough to withstand severe shock and vibration experienced in the most hostile of environments, whilst maintaining optimum levels of accuracy. Additionally, the electronics and dual-axis sensors are encased within a compact sealed housing, permitting operation in tough environments, and enabling measurement of angular tilt in reference to gravity.

“By employing the T233 series, ZED Tunnel Guidance has been able to consolidate its hardware into a single target unit, enabling the supply of smaller, simpler, and more cost-effective tunnel guidance systems,” said Mike Baker, Managing Director of Sherborne Sensors. “We’ve been delighted with the enhanced modularity and dramatic 50% saving on the installation costs of inclinometers ZED Tunnel Guidance has experienced since adopting our sensors.”


About Sherborne Sensors:
Sherborne Sensors is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-precision inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers and load cells, rotary encoders, instrumentation and accessories for industrial, military and aerospace customers. Products offered under the Sherborne Sensors brand are renowned for their ultra-reliability and long-life precision within critical applications. Recent acquisition of synergistic technologies by Sherborne Sensors within our inclinometer and force and load cell offerings has allowed customers to benefit from expanded product lines, with added benefits of engineering support, global sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, stocking programs, and continuous product improvement.



For more information, please contact :-

Robin Butler
Sherborne Sensors Limited
1 Ringway Centre, Edison Road, Basingstoke RG21 6YH United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1908 673 868
E-mail:
robin.butler@sherbornesensors.com
Web :
www.sherbornesensors.com

January 2011

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