New products, new ideas and new business
Published: 16 October 2017 - Victoria White
Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 closed on a high, with exhibitors commending the 8th edition of the event for the quality of its visitors. With over 80 market-leading exhibitors showcasing latest products and services, a lively and informative seminar programme and an exciting range of feature areas, it was an action packed two days for buyers and decision- makers in the field of test, measurement and control.
Over at Techni Measure, director Ian Ramage described Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 as “one of the best yet”. He said that while the event had always delivered in terms of audience, this year’s show rated particularly highly in terms of new business: “More than half of the people we met over the course of the last couple of days are new to us,” he said. “What more can you ask for from a show?”
Graham Ellis, sales manager at Binder agreed that the right people had come through the doors: “Our stand was in the right location and we saw some good potential customers,” he said.
Commenting on behalf of Sensor Technology, sales manager Mark Ingham said: “We’ve seen enough people to talk to and they all looked serious enough about buying. It’s been a good show.”
Wednesday saw the world’s first ever public demonstration of the Yuneec H520 Hexacopter in the Drone Zone demo area. Crowds gathered to see the company give a full demonstration and were excited by the prospect of companies being able to put their own technology in it to sense for different things.
Visitors also got to choose from 25+ seminar sessions led by industry experts and professional bodies in the Sensors & Instrumentation and Micro Nano MEMS seminar theatres; see live demos of game-changing products on the new Connecting Industry LIVE! stage; complete a lap in the PR Electronics Formula 1 car simulator and delve deeper into the field of robotics with Alfie, a humanoid robot ‘with a difference’. The Innovation Showcase area meanwhile, provided a snapshot of the range of developments on show at the exhibition in the centre of the hall.
The UK’s only national sensors event will return to the NEC Birmingham on 25 & 26 September next year, when it comes together with country’s only national electronics exhibition, What’s New in Electronics Live (WNIE Live) to offer visitors a bumper engineering experience.
For more information visit www.sensorsandinstrumentation.co.uk