Sensors comes to life at the NEC in September

Published:  22 August, 2017

Sensors & Instrumentation, the UK’s only national sensors show, which will be heading to Hall 1 at the NEC Birmingham on the 26-27th September 2017 to showcase the latest products, technology and solutions in test, measurement and control.

Visitors to the free-to-attend event will be able to see the latest from market leading suppliers operating in a range of industries from aerospace & defence to automotive, public services, mechanical engineering, medical, education and many more. The show has received the backing of industry giants, including headline sponsor Mouser Electronics, Bronkhorst UK, Huba Control AG, Keller and PR Electronics as well as support from the UK’s leading industrial publications, media partners and associations.

As previously, Sensors & Instrumentation offers a CPD accredited seminar programme presented by exhibitors and prominent figures within the industry, which will address contemporary issues and topics, adding value to visitors’ experience at the show.

New for 2017 is Connecting Industry LIVE which will bring together leading suppliers from the many different sectors of manufacturing to exhibit their products and solutions live on stage, forging a vital link between technology innovators and end-users. With the opportunity to watch live technical product demonstrations, visitors will be able to learn how these could benefit their own manufacturing operations and applications. Making its premiere appearance in this exciting feature area is Stanley Qubit – a NAO-25 humanoid robot made by Aldebaran Robotics. As seen on BBC1, Stanley Qubit is fully autonomous and can walk, talk, sing, dance, answer questions and is sure to leave a lasting impression with all visitors.

The Drone Zone will also be debuting at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017. The feature area will be dedicated to advancing drone technology, the Drone Zone will focus on real life applications of unmanned aerial vehicles and the impact they may have upon the manufacturing industry. Drones fitted with optical flow technology will be on display and their agility will be tested on a specially designed obstacle course. Visitors will also be able to get first-hand experience in Drone Zone Demo Area, where virtual reality headsets will put them at the heart of the action. Sensors & Instrumentation will also see the return of the PR Electronics Formula 1 Car Simulator –with visitors invited to compete against colleagues, peers and friends for the fastest lap.

Now in its ninth year, Micro | Nano | Mems is a dedicated specialist feature area at this year’s event, covering the full spectrum of technologies and offering a one stop shop for small and ultra-precision process technology.

In addition, Innovation Showcase is returning for a third year running; located at a key destination point within the hall, exhibitors will be able to display their products and technologies and the showcase will provide visitors with a snapshot of what they can expect to see as they explore the aisles of the show.

Event director, Kathryn Ambrose, commented: “The addition of Connecting Industry LIVE and the Drone Zone alongside the seminar programme truly adds value to visitors’ experience. We hope that people will leave the event with even more knowledge and be inspired by all that is on display.”

Co-located alongside Interplas, PPMA Show and TCT Show, Sensors & Instrumentation is open at 9am on both Tuesday and Wednesday - the first 200 visitors before 10am on each day will be treated to a complimentary breakfast courtesy of Keller. Doors close at 5pm on Tuesday and 4pm on Wednesday, allowing visitors ample time to explore the wide range of industry leading exhibitors and exciting feature areas.

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