Sherborne Sensors Keeps Zed Tunnel Guidance On Target

January 25, 2011

The company will use Sherborne's T233 Series inclinometers in its tunnel boring machines.

WYCKOFF, NJ -- Sherborne Sensors, a global leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for military, aerospace and industrial applications, 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 dependable 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 the manufacture of our inclinometers", said Mick Lowe, Senior Project Engineer at Zed Tunnel Guidance. "As a result, we looked to outsource the manufacturing 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 while simultaneously maintaining optimum levels of accuracy. Additionally, the electronics and dual-axis sensor is 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% savings 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 sensors, including inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers, load cells and rotary encoders, used in military, aerospace and industrial applications. The company also provides associated instrumentation and accessories for these products. Products offered under the Sherborne Sensors brand are renowned for their unrivalled reliability, durability, and precision within critical applications. The incorporation of synergistic sensing technologies by Sherborne Sensors within its core offerings allows customers to benefit from expanded product functionality and capability. The company also provides extensive applications and engineering support, a global sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, and customer specific stocking programs.

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