Unternehmen Press Zettlex win £2M Homeland Security contract
6 February 2008
Zettlex are to supply high precision encoders to a major European homeland security manufacturer as part of a 5 year supply & service contract.
Terrorism - or the threat of terrorism - is increasingly an everyday occurrence for many of us. In an affort to protect innocent people from such threats a new industry - 'homeland security' - has generated a plethora of new surveillance, monitoring and target acquisition technology. Zettlex encoders enable the operation of such technology by providing compact, lightweight, high precision rotary and linear encoders which will operate reliably in all weathers.
As part of Zettlex's most recent contract, the company will produce encoders and provide field technical and spares support in UK & mainland Europe.
Zettlex's General Manager commented "I'm greatly encouraged by the feedback we received after the formal tendering process. We were in competition with 3 optical encoder manufacturers and Zettlex was the only company that fulfilled every part of the client's requirements specification. Whenever there's a need for a precision sensor in harsh environments people choose Zettlex technology."
NOTES TO EDITORS:- Zettlex is a sensors company.Our non-contact position sensors measure accurately & reliably even in harsh conditions - hence our motto - 'Precision in the Extreme'. We
- Design & make position sensors
- Supply sensor components - notably integrated circuits for inductive position sensors
- Develop non-contact sensing solutions to customer requirements.
Unique technology and laminar, printed construction enables inductive sensors with no contacts, no bearings, no delicate parts, no maintenance, no bother.....just accurate measurements - all day, every day.
We sell our sensors to OEMs and system integrators in a range of sectors. About half of our business is for safety related or safety critical control systems and we are familiar with the demanding requirements of industrial, aerospace, defence, oil & gas sectors. We can supply fully documented and qualified sensing solutions to DO-254 and DO-178.
Applications include position measurement, user interfaces, servo controls & motor encoders. This covers linear transducers and rotary encoders as well as measurement of 2D displacement, 3D displacement, multi-turn angle, tilt, weight, pressure, vibration, strain and flow.
Zettlex inductive position sensors are an economical, lightweight and robust alternative to potentiometers, optical encoders, rotary encoders, resolvers, RVDTs, LVDTs, magnetic sensors and capacitive encoders.
Zettlex is ISO 9001 and BS EN 13980 certified for the manufacture of position sensors including intrinsically safe ATEX transmitters and position feedback controls for potentially explosive environments.