Following the success of the 2013 event, Sensors & Instrumentation returns to the NEC on 30th September and 1st October – and is expected to be the biggest so far! Rachael Morling explains why

There are just two months to go before the Sensors & Instrumentation show returns to Birmingham’s NEC, and this year the show is expected to be even bigger than before!

When it was originally launched as Sensing Technology, the exhibition was introduced as the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to sensors – and back then no one knew quite how popular the show would become. Today, the momentum is continuing, with the exhibition evolving to cover more products and technologies in order to meet visitor demand – hence the name change to Sensors & Instrumentation to encompass even more of what the visitor wanted.

It turned out that visitors were interested in more than just sensors – they wanted to see a much wider range of instrumentation technologies. As a result, exhibitors displayed a wider variety of products at last year’s show, including measurement solutions, transducers, flow & level measurement solutions, monitoring & metering, data acquisition products, thermal imagers, gas measurement tools, load cells, transmitters, calibrators, cables and connectors.

In fact the 2013 event was a hit with visitors and exhibitors alike, with a number of companies booking to return while still there. Exhibitor comments summed up the atmosphere of the show, with Ian Smith, speaking on behalf of Friartec Technical Ceramics, Umicore MS UK, saying: “Great show and a great first day!”; Andy Mangell, managing director of Bronkhorst commenting: “A truly exception exhibition!”; and Kyle Voosen from National Instruments saying: “Thanks for a great show.” And that is just a snippet of the great reviews the show received.

The event’s reputation then resulted in even more exhibitors wanting to attend this year. Kathryn Ambrose, show organiser commented: “Due to unprecedented demand, the Sensors & Instrumentation show has expanded! As a direct result of the success of the 2013 event, we have seen the demand for sales outstrip supply, and have therefore increased the floor space to accommodate even more stands.”

Alongside this, some previous exhibitors are returning with bigger stands than before. So, companies exhibiting this year will include: Micro-Epsilon, igus, Sterling Sensors, Dewetron, Bronkhorst, PCB Piezotronics, Lemo, Kistler Instruments, APC Hero, HBM, Sensor-Technik, Kavlico, Michell Instruments, Interface Force Measurements, Icenta Controls, Binder, LumaSense Technologies, Chell Instruments, Huba Control, ESI Technology, m+p international, Impress Sensors & Systems, to name just a few.

Imparting the knowledge

Running alongside the exhibition itself is the popular seminar programme. To give an example of the kinds of topics that have featured previously, last year’s included Measuring & Monitoring Remotely; Advances in Infrared Measurements for Thermal Product Analysis; and Developments in Ultra-Low Flow Coriolis Measurement. For 2014 you can expect another great line-up of seminars, with speakers highly knowledgeable in their field.

And, if you need another reason to attend, Sensors & Instrumentation 2014 will be co-located with Machine Building, Micro, Nano, MEMS and TCT Live, with Interplas and PPMA taking place at the same time.

Commenting on this, Ambrose added: “The co-location, which offers six shows under one roof, will appeal to visitors and no doubt will increase footfall to the event considerably.”

Dates for the diary

Sensors & Instrumentation will be taking place on 30th September and 1st October at the NEC. For more information about the show, exhibitors and seminars, please visit the website.

If you’re interested in booking a stand at the show, contact Kathryn Ambrose via email – or call T: 01622 699129.

Visitor registration is now open – Click Here.

Sensors &?Instrumentation 2014

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