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  • Translogik

    Translogik is a trading division that leverages Transense's sensor and RF expertise to provide a range of tyre management solutions to the OTR (Off the Road) and commercial vehicle markets.
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  • IntelliSAW

    The IntelliSAW trading division uses Transense's patented SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology to provide continuous, wireless, passive temperature monitoring systems.
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  • GM Flexplate

    Transense is currently developing a wireless, real-time torque measurement system with General Motors (GM). It has the potential to improve vehicle driveability, reduce fuel consumption and improve transmission shift quality.
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  • McLaren

    Transense has established a JDA (Joint Development Agreement) with McLaren Electronics in order to develop Transense's patented technology in Motorsport applications.
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    Transense is now part of a consortium of nine companies ('IntelWind') that has begun development on a major EU funded project to improve the efficiency & reliability of wind turbines.
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Wireless, Battery-less Sensor Systems

Transense develops and markets patent-protected sensor systems for measuring torque, temperature and pressure, wirelessly and without the need for batteries, using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology.

As no batteries or wires are required, the sensors can be used in applications that traditional sensors cannot, such as on rotating shafts or in environments where access to the sensors is difficult or potentially hazardous.

Transense is developing the technology in conjunction with partners including McLaren Electronic Systems and General Motors, as well as via two wholly owned divisions, IntelliSAW and Translogik, targeting the high growth global electrical Smart Grid applications market and the transport industry respectively.

 

Multiple routes to market for Transense's IP & products

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Trading Divisions

IntelliSAW & Translogik

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Specialist manufacturing

Joint Development Agreements

 
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The Benefits of SAW Technology

SAW devices, as deployed by Transense, are realised as crystalline quartz substrates (dies) typically 6 x 4 mm by 350 microns thick. On each die up to 3 resonators, with natural frequencies around 433MHz, are laid down in thin film aluminium, using photo-lithographic techniques. Each resonator comprises a central inter-digitated transducer (IDT) with a series of reflecting strips distributed on either side. Overall resonator dimensions are 2 to 3 mm long x 0.3 to 0.4 mm wide. The spacing between individual features in the IDT and reflectors is of the order of 2 microns so you need a microscope to resolve the fine detail. SAW resonators respond to both mechanical and thermal strain by changing their natural frequency of vibration..

 
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Helping the World's environment

  • Wind energy is one of several applications of Transense's patented technology that will have a positive impact on the world’s environment.
  • As Transense's passive SAW technology doesn’t require batteries there are no potentially harmful disposal issues.
  • By allowing for more efficient car engines and power grids it has the potential to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Maximising tyre life & performance reduces the demand for fuel as well as rubber for replacement tyres.
 

Carbon Motors E7 Press Release

 

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ATLANTA, Georgia 10th November 2008 - Carbon Motors Corporation today announced its partnership with Transense Technologies plc for the development of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to be used on the Carbon E7, the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle.   

E7SideView"A primary objective for Carbon Motors is the safety of the officers using our E7 vehicle. Correct tire inflation pressure is paramount in ensuring the vehicle drives safely and predictably in the difficult and often high speed driving situations that law enforcement officers encounter", commented Trevor J. Rudderham, executive vice president and chief development officer of Carbon Motors Corporation. He added:

 


"Carbon has teamed up with Transense Technologies plc to provide the tire pressure monitoring system for the E7 as we believe it offers the most accurate, effective and durable technology in this arena."


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Graham Storey, Transense Commercial Director remarked: "We are extremely pleased to be selected by Carbon Motors for the E7 project, a vehicle designed rather than adapted for use and focusing on safety and economy. Tires at the correct pressure improve braking distance and fuel consumption". He added: "Transense passive SAW sensors do not incorporate any batteries, eliminating disposal issues. Transense licensees and partners involved in the E7 project include Melexis, Sengenuity, Tai-Saw, Texas Instruments and Schott who are market leaders in their respective fields".

 

About Carbon Motors CorporationE7FrontLights

Carbon Motors Corporation is developing and will manufacture, distribute, and service the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. Learn more at www.carbonmotors.com

Media contact: Stacy Dean Stephens,
Carbon Motors Corporation, 75 5th St NW, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
Ph: (404) 806-9906, ext. 712


About Transense Technologies plc


Transense is a technology transfer company which has developed and patented batteryless tire pressure monitoring and torque sensors based on Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology. For further information on the technology applications and licensees please visit www.transense.co.uk

Contact: Graham Storey
Transense Technologies plc, 66 Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxon. OX25 5HD. UK. Ph: +44 (0)1869 238380