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  • Sherborne Sensors manufacture a wide range of accelerometers, inclinometers, load cells and related sensor accessories including digital tilt indicators, transducers and wireless telemetry base stations.
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  • Welcome to Sherborne Sensors

  • Sherborne Sensors is a specialist sensor manufacturer that provides a wide range of high precision and ultra-reliable sensors, including accelerometers, inclinometers, load cells and force transducers to a global customer base through its UK and US operations.

    Operating successfully in a number of markets including the military, aerospace, transport, industrial and civil engineering sectors, Sherborne Sensors designs and manufactures critically engineered sensors to its AS9100C quality accreditation that are backed by an industry leading 2-year warranty.

    In addition to our Inclinometer and Accelerometer product lines, our position as one of the market’s leading load cell suppliers means that we sell and supply a diverse load cell product range. Our range covers all popular form factors such as Strain Gauge Load Cells, Pancake Load Cells, S Type Load Cells, Compression Load Cells, Button Load Cells, Micro and Miniature Load Cells and Shear Beam Load Cells.

    A large part of Sherborne Sensors’ business is the design, development and manufacture of custom sensors based on specific client requirements, from modifications to existing transducers to the development of unique, bespoke, sensors, including custom load cells and custom inclinometers and accelerometers.
      • Accelerometers

      • Sherborne Sensors' full range of high precision accelerometers: We manufacture a wide range of high precision accelerometers to measure linear acceleration and deceleration with the highest levels of accuracy and reliability. Our sensors are used in demanding aerospace, aviation, military and industrial applications around the world.

        Typical applications for accelerometers include: Accident data collection, Military and civil flight simulators, Fatigue life monitoring, Road bed analysis, Deceleration in mass transit systems, Autopilots, Data acquisition systems and Structural monitoring.
          • A215/A220 Series Miniature Linear Servo Accelerometer

          • The Sherborne Sensors’ A200 range of Servo Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy using a closed loop force balance torquer mechanism.

            Features
            • Available in ranges from ±1g to ± 20g
            • High resolution down to 0.05 mg
            • Closed loop force balance system
            • Flight qualified versions available
            • Self-Test facility
            • DC Input – DC Output
            • Manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B standards
            • 1g bias option to compensate for earth’s gravity (A220 only)
          • A320 Series, Ultra-Low Range Linear Servo Accelerometer

          • The A320 Series are high precision, closed loop, servo balance, ultra-low range accelerometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and aerospace applications.

            Features
            • Fully self-contained – simply connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
            • High-level output signal
            • ±1/10 g to ± 2g ranges available
            • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g shock
          • A320 ‘L’ Series, Ultra-Low Range Linear Servo Accelerometer with 4 to 20mA Output

          • The A320L Series are high precision, closed loop, servo balance, ultra-low range accelerometers with 4 to 20mA outputs that can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications.

            Features
            • Fully self-contained - simply connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
            • 4 to 20mA output signal
            • ±0.1 to ± 1g ranges available
            • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g shock
          • A545 Series DC-Operated, Bi-axial & Tri-axial Linear Accelerometers

          • The A545 range of multi-axis accelerometers measure vector acceleration in two or three mutually perpendicular planes with high accuracy and incorporate piezo-resistive strain gauge bridge sensors incorporating air damping.

            Features
            • Fully self-contained - simply connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
            • 4 to 20mA output signal
            • ±0.1 to ± 1g ranges available
            • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g shock
          • A545 Series DC-Operated, Single Axis Linear Accelerometer

          • The A545 range of Solid State Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy and incorporate a MEMS micromachined piezo-resistive strain gauge bridge silicon sensor, incorporating a gas damping and positive over-range stops.

            Features
            Unlike fluid damped devices, the gas damping employed in the MEMS micromachined piezo-resistive strain gage bridge sensor is essentially independent of temperature. The accelerometer also incorporates positive mechanical stops conferring excellent shock resistance and is compensated for the effects of temperature on both sensitivity and zero offset. The accelerometer is packaged in a robust aluminium alloy case with solder pins for ease of electrical connections.
          • A640 Single Axis Accelerometer

          • The A600 range of Solid State MEMS Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy using a micromachined (MEMS) silicon sensor incorporating an air damping feature.

            Features
            • Ranges ±1g to ±20g
            • Essentially zero temperature coefficent of damping ratio
            • Filtered and unfiltered outputs simultaneously available
            • Integral temperature compensation
            • DC input � DC output
            • Signal ground isolated from power ground
            • High reliability
          • A260 Series Single Axis Servo Accelerometer

          • Using the same torquer mechanism and servo electronics as the A220 series, the A260 features a switching regulator to enable direct operation from a single ended dc power supply.

            Features
            • Available in ranges from ±1g to ± 20g
            • High resolution down to 0.05 mg
            • Closed loop force balance system
            • Flight qualified versions available
            • Self-Test facility
            • DC Input – DC Output
            • Manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B standards
            • Connector and solder pin options
            • Wide operational temperature range
            • –55° to + 95°C
            • 1g bias option to compensate for earth’s gravity
            • Low pass electronic filter options
        • Inclinometers

        • Sherborne Sensors' high precision inclinometers are designed to measure horizontal and vertical angular inclination with virtually infinite resolution. Our inclinometers provide reliable, highly accurate, tilt and inclination measurements and are used in demanding military and industrial applications where inclinometers providing high precision angular measurements are essential.

          Typical inclinometer applications include: Road and pavement grading, Tilting train control, Borehole alignment, Rail track monitoring, Optical sighting equipment, Seismic and civil engineering analysis, Satellite dish alignment and Precision platform levelling.
            • LSOC/P DC-Operated, Gravity Referenced Servo Inclinometer, ±1° to ±90°

            • The LSO is a high precision gravity referenced servo inclinometer that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications.

              Features
              • Fully self-contained - connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
              • High-level DC output signal proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • ±1° to ±90° ranges available
              • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g shock
            • LSOC/P 'L'; Single Axis Rugged Servo Inclinometer

            • The LSOC/P-L Series is a range of gravity referenced servo inclinometer that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required in rugged and robust applications where high levels of vibration and mechanical shock up to 1500g are encountered.

              Features
              • Fully self-contained - connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
              • 4-20mA proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • ±3° to ±90° ranges available
              • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g
            • T233/T235 Dual Axis Rugged Servo Inclinometer, ±1° to ±90°

            • The T233/5 Series is a range of dual axis gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required in rugged and robust applications where high levels of vibration and mechanical shock up to 1500g are encountered.

              Features
              • Available ranges from ±1° to ±90°
              • Resolution to 0.1arc second (0.00003°)
              • High level ±5 VDC output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • Electrical terminations via six-way connector (T233) or solder pins (T235)
              • Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system
              • Environmentally sealed to IP65
              • Continuous operation in temperatures of -18°C to +70°C
              • Rugged, 1250g shock survivability
              • Optional mating connectors, power supplies and display indicators
              • Custom design and manufacturing capabilities are available to meet customers specific application requirements
            • DSIC Single and Dual Axis Rugged Digital Servo Inclinometer

            • The DSIC Series is a range of single and dual axis gravity referenced digital output servo inclinometers with total error band of less than 0.08 degrees over -20°C to +70°C.

              Features
              • Resolution 0.001°
              • Total accuracy < 0.08° over -20°C to +70°C
              • Mechanical shock 1,000g 0.5ms half sine
              • Industry-standard RS485 output
              • 19-bit analog to digital conversion
              • 9 to 18 or 18 to 36 VDC unregulated supply options
              • Closed loop servo inclinometer sensing element
              • Dynamic filtering, allowing fast response with high vibration rejection
              • Built-in temperature sensing and active compensation
              • User-configurable output bandwidth
              • Wide range of bus speeds supported
              • Non-volatile configuration memory
            • WTS Wireless Telemetry Inclinometer, ±5° to ±60°

            • The WTS Wireless Tilt System is a flexible, all-weather radio telemetry system designed to provide high accuracy remote angle measurement data.

              Features
              • Advanced MEMS inclinometer design for ultra-reliability and performance.
              • Distortion free digital 2-way radio system for data integrity.
              • Very low power consumption for long battery life.
              • Worldwide licence exempt 2.4 GHz radio.
              • Option of hand held remote display or PC interface for data capture.
              • Remote power on/off (sleep/wake).
              • > 300 foot range.
              • Multi-channel operation
            • T935 Series DC-Operated, Gravity Referenced Servo Inclinometer

            • The T935 Series is a range of gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required in rugged and space restrained applications where high levels of vibration and mechanical shock up to 1500g are encountered.

              Features
              • ± 1° to ± 90° ranges
              • Extremely rugged, fluid filled, withstands 1500g shock
              • Extended pins with chamfered housing edge for ease of soldering
              • Laser marked part and serial number
              • Stackable for dual axis X and Y measurements
            • T435 ‘L’ Single Axis Rugged Servo Inclinometer, ±3° to ±90°

            • The T435 ‘L’ series is a family of single axis, high-precision, closed loop, gravity referenced servo inclinometers, ideal for use within a variety of application environments, and where space is at a premium.

              Features
              • Available ranges from ±3° to ±90°
              • Resolution to 0.2arc second (0.00006°)
              • High level 4 to 20mA output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • Electrical terminations via solder pins
              • Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system
              • Environmentally sealed to IP65
              • Continuous operation in temperatures of -18°C to +70°C
              • Rugged, 1500g shock survivability
              • Optional power supplies and display indicators
              • Custom design and manufacturing capabilities are available to meet customers specific application requirements
            • T640 Series DC-Operated Tilt Sensor with unfiltered and low pass filter outputs

            • The T640 Series is a range of gravity referenced inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where precision angular measurements are required in rugged applications.

              Features
              • Ranges ±30º, ±60º and ±90º
              • Essentially zero temperature coefficent of damping ratio
              • Filtered and unfiltered outputs simultaneously available
              • Integral temperature compensation
              • DC input - DC output
              • Signal ground isolated from power ground
            • LSW Series DC-Operated, Gravity-Referenced Weather Proof Servo Inclinometer

            • The LSW Series is a range of weatherproof gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required in rugged applications where high levels of vibration and mechanical shock up to 1500g are encountered and environmental sealing to IP67 is required.

              Features
              • Available ranges from ±3° to ±90°
              • Resolution to 0.2arc second (0.00006°)
              • High level ±5 VDC output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • Electrical terminations via six-way connector (LSOC) or solder pins (LSOP)
              • Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system
              • Environmentally sealed to IP65
              • Continuous operation in temperatures of -18°C to +70°C
              • Rugged, 1500g shock survivability
              • Optional mating connectors, power supplies and display indicators
              • Custom design and manufacturing capabilities are available to meet customers specific application requirements
              • Weatherproof to IP67 – stainless steel construction
              • Waterproof moulded cable system – field replaceable
              • Fully self-contained - connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system
              • High-level DC output signal proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • ±3° to ±90° ranges available
              • Extremely rugged, withstands 1500g shock
            • LSI Series DC-Operated, Gravity-Referenced Servo Inclinometer

            • The LSI Series is a range of gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required.

              Features
              • Available ranges from ±14.5° to ±90°
              • Resolution to 2 arc second (0.0006°)
              • High level ±5 VDC output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt
              • Electrical terminations via solder pins
              • Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system
              • Environmentally sealed to IP65
              • Continuous operation in temperatures of -18°C to +70°C
              • Rugged construction with high reliability
              • Optional power supplies and display indicators
              • Custom design and manufacturing capabilities are available to meet customers specific application requirements
            • Accustar® Electronic Clinometer

            • The AngleStar® Electronic Clinometer is an angle measurement device that produces a DC voltage output signal proportional to the level and direction of angular displacement.

              Specifications
              • +/-60o sensing range
              • Ratiometric and Bipolar DC models
              • Sturdy plastic housing
          • Load Cells

          • Sherborne Sensors are a global leader in the design and manufacture of load cells. Whether you are looking for a load cell, weigh cell or force transducer our proven technical and solutions expertise means that we can lead you through the process of specifying a design that meets your application requirements perfectly.

            To support the diversity of load cell applications, Sherborne Sensors offer a standard range of form factors covering the most popular load designs including: S-Beam / Z-Beam and Shear Beam Load Cells, Pancake Load Cells, Donut Load Cells, Miniature Load Cells, Compression Load Cells, Button Load Cells and S Type Load Cells.

            These designs can be used in either compression, tension and compression / tension configurations and many are available as standard, low profile or miniature load cell designs.

            Our load cells are used to measure force by our customers globally, and include applications in general industry, research and development, manufacturing, test and measurement and material test.

            We also provide load cells tailored for specific markets such as Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Medical, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical, Oil & Gas, Rail and Transportation.

            Sherborne Sensors have a dedicated custom products team capable of designing and manufacturing custom load cells to meet specialised requirements. In most cases where customised load cells are not required, our standard product lines are typically available for next day shipment.
              • S-Type Load Cell S02

              • The S02 tension & compression S Type load cells offer a compact design for a variety of weighing and test and measurements applications.

                Features
                The S02 S Type / Z-Type Strain Gage based Load Cell is suitable for tension or compression applications.
                The load cells design incorporates side load and bending movement rejection making it idealy suited to general weighing and test & measurement applications. The S02 S Type Load Cell series provides accuracy, compact design features, English Threads, overload protection and a wide capacity range from 0-250lb up to 0-20,000lb.
              • Miniature Load Cell SS4000M

              • The SS4000M ultra miniature load cell is equally suitable for tension or compression applications and are especially useful where space is limited.

                Features
                • Available in ranges from ±10N to ± 500N
                • Miniature, only 35mm high
                • Incorporates bending moment and side load compensation
                • Manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100B Quality Control conditions
                • 100% tested and supplied with an individual calibration certificate
                • High stiffness and low deflection under load
              • Miniature High Output Universal Load Cell SS5000

              • The SS5000 series are strain gage based tension & compression, miniature universal load cells with integral amplification providing a high level output signal, operating from an unregulated supply voltage.

                Features
                The SS5000 series are manufactured from stainless steel and have unusually high resistance to overload, shock and corrosion. The transducer is fully compensated for the effects of temperature on the zero output and sensitivity and employs precision transducer quality bonded strain gauges inter-connected to minimise the effects of offset forces and bending moments as the primary transduction elements. The universal load cell is fitted with an integral multi-conductor cable properly bonded to ensure full EMC compatibility.
              • Miniature Load Cell Low Profile U2000

              • The compactness of the U2000 miniature load cell makes it ideal for use in applications where space is limited. The robust shear web design uses multiple strain gages, strategically placed to counteract and minimise errors due to unwanted side or non-axial forces.

                Features
                • 18mm (0.7 inch) ultra low miniature profile
                • 2.5 to 25kN versions
                • Stainless Steel construction
                • Integral electrical connector
                • High frequency response
                • Sealed to IP54
              • Load Cell - U4000 Universal

              • These load cells are suitable for use in a multitude of general purpose force measurement applications and are equally suitable for tension, compression of universal load application.

                Features
                • Stainless steel construction
                • High Frequency Response
                • Low Deflection
                • 50N to 50kN ranges available
            • Wireless

            • Sherborne Sensors' high precision, high quality wireless transmitters and receivers can be interfaced to multiple sensors and with simple yet powerful configuration and monitoring software.

              The WTS platform allows users to interface to a choice of sensor inputs: Strain, Current, Voltage, Temperature, Pulse & Potentiometer

              The WTS platform can be used with all Sherborne Sensors products enabling wireless connectivity in applications such as industrial warehousing, barge loading and levelling, R&D and test and measurement applications.
                • WTS Wireless Telemetry Inclinometer, ±5° to ±60°

                • The WTS Wireless Tilt System is a flexible, all-weather radio telemetry system designed to provide high accuracy remote angle measurement data. The WTS enables surveyors, geotechnical specialists and structural engineers to record and log data remotely without the cost and impracticality of traditional wired methods.

                  Features
                  • Advanced MEMS inclinometer design for ultra-reliability and performance.
                  • Distortion free digital 2-way radio system for data integrity.
                  • Very low power consumption for long battery life.
                  • Worldwide licence exempt 2.4 GHz radio.
                  • Option of hand held remote display or PC interface for data capture.
                  • Remote power on/off (sleep/wake).
                  • > 300 foot range.
                  • Multi-channel operation
                • WTS Wireless Telemetry Hand Held Displays - Series HS, HA and HR

                • A series of hand held displays to display the output of one or more WTS Wireless Inclinometers is available to suit most applications.

                  Features
                  • Simple wireless display of output from WTS Wireless Inclinometer(s).
                  • Auto ‘power on’ and ‘power off’ of remote WTS Wireless Inclinometer(s).
                  • Powered by two standard alkaline ‘AA’ batteries.
                  • Waterproof to NEMA 4.
                  • Status indicators inform the user if the remote WTS Wireless Inclinometer has a low battery or low signal error.
                • WTS-BSU Wireless Telemetry Base Station

                • The WTS-BSU is a simple, single channel USB device allowing the interfacing of a WTS Wireless Inclinometer with a PC.

                  Features
                  The WTS-BSU is housed in a stand-alone plastic housing suipplied with an integral lead and USB connector allowing simple connection to a PC. It draws power from the USB bus and therefore no further components are required to control remote devices. Software is supplied that allows the user to:
                  • Select a required device.
                  • View the value on a simulated LCD display
                  • Log the data to a .csv file.
                • WTS-BSI Wireless Telemetry Base Station

                • The WTS-BSI is the industrial base station, housed in a NEMA 4 standard enclosure.

                  Features
                  The WTS-BSI is the industrial base station, housed in a NEMA 4 standard enclosure. This device offers many interface options for the user. The WTS-BSI can be powered and controlled using a single USB interface; however the WTS-BSI also has serial RS232 and RS485 interfaces at baud rates of between 9600-460800 baud.
                • Remote Software - Configuration, Monitoring, Control

                • WTSLOG100 has been designed to allow the viewing and logging of up to 100 channels of data from the WTS Wireless Telemetry range of sensor transmitters. This allows users to build a visual representation of a system and assign live readings.
                • WTS Wireless Aquisition Module

                • Features
                  • Wireless range up to 800 m (1,600 ft)
                  • Internal batteries (2 x AA)
                  • Waterproof to IP67 enclosure 80 x 62 x 34 mm
                  • Exceptionally low power for long battery life (up to 5 years)
                  • Remote power 'on' and 'off'
                  • Easy connectivity with screw terminals for connection to a variety of sensors
                  • High speed - up to 200 updates per second
                  • High Resolution up to 1 part in 400,000 (18bit)
              • Industrieses

              • Sherborne Sensors manufactures and supplies a range of high quality and high precision sensors across a wide range of industries. Our products ranges include load cells, accelerometers, inclinometers and wireless sensors .
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Aerospace Industry

                  • Sherborne Sensors is the preferred provider for load cells and inertial (inclinometer and accelerometer) sensors and systems for the Aerospace industry. Our products are found across all market segments, including Military Aviation, Civilian Aviation, Commercial Aerospace, and Space.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Civil Engineering Industry

                  • Significant advances in computational capabilities, battery performance, sensor design, and structural analysis techniques are leading the proliferation of sensor applications within the Civil Engineering and Construction communities. In many applications, sensors are deployed to enable proactive and predictive monitoring of the general health of a structure, be it a building, a bridge, a levee, a dam, or other structure whose integrity translates into the safety of those who utilise and depend on it.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Geotechnical Industry

                  • Sherborne Sensors' range of Pancake load cells, Through Hole load cells, Donut load cells and Washer Load Cells are ideally suited to geotechnical applications where there is a requirement to measure deformation or movement of retaining walls, foundations, cliffs, embankments, buildings and bridges.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Metal Processing Industry

                  • Improvements in throughput, quality and efficiency in metal processing plants has been driven in large part to the use of a wide variety of sensors to acquire real-time process data, and utilize this information to constantly monitor and optimize the performance of furnaces, molds, conveyors and other equipment. Sensor products manufactured by Sherborne Sensors are used in many areas of these facilities.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Military

                  • Military organizations around the world are relying more and more on advanced sensor elements, and integrated sensor systems, to improve lethality, reduce cost, enable advanced capabilities, and protect the soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is directly in harms way.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Mining and Tunnelling Industries

                  • Many of the challenges in the geotechnical area are also seen in the Mining and Tunnelling market segments. Common elements include the need to operate in very aggressive environments to very high levels of precision, repeatability, and accuracy.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Test and Measurement Industries

                  • Sherborne Sensors has available a variety of products to support the inclination, acceleration and force measurements needed for the Test and Measurement community. Products designed for this segment can vary substantially from those used to take similar measurements in the production environment. Our expertise in working with design and test engineers to determine the most appropriate sensor ensures they will provide their customer with the data needed to confirm product or platform compliance to applicable regulations and standards.
                  • Sensor Suppliers to the Transportation Industry

                  • Modes and options for transportation of both goods and people continue to evolve. Recently, both individuals and governments have recognised that models based primarily on individual modes of transportation are ultimately not sustainable, both from an economic and environmental perspective. A mixture of individual and mass transportation solutions is needed. Accordingly, funds directed at these solutions have increased dramatically, along with their technical requirements.