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    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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    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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    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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    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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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.
 

PQClean Strategic Partnership

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Transense is pleased to announce that its trading division, IntelliSAW, has entered into a strategic partnership with PQClean, of Taiwan.
 

PQClean, will distribute IntelliSAW's range of products throughout Taiwan. PQClean is a system integrator and supplier of power conditioning, control and monitoring equipment for the electric power industry.

Adding IntelliSAW's unique electrical switchgear temperature monitoring system to its product portfolio will allow PQClean to expand its range of services into the Smart Grid space where IntelliSAW's technology provides real-time, continuous monitoring of mission-critical electric power substation switchgear. IntelliSAW's proprietary solution is wireless and does not require any power to the sensors affording ease of installation and system commissioning while avoiding introducing any arcing or flashover concerns. Moreover the IntelliSAW system outputs data directly onto existing communication networks using standard protocols allowing for instantaneous monitoring and control.

CP Chen, founder and CEO of PQClean, commented "IntelliSAW's system design offers a robust and comprehensive solution to monitoring critical electric power grid assets such as switchgear. We are delighted to be bringing this to our customer base as a means of extending the value our company delivers to the market."

Graham Storey, CEO of Transense, commented "The Transense Board is encouraged by the level of market interest being shown in IntelliSAW's electrical switchgear monitoring solution. The compelling benefits that SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) based sensing offers for temperature monitoring compared to currently available infra-red or wired solutions provides IntelliSAW with a number of competitive advantages such as being non-invasive (no battery means no requirement to access the sensors in a hazardous environment after installation), providing continuous round-the-clock monitoring (many competing solutions only provide monitoring at pre-determined intervals) and wireless so the system is electrically isolated to greatly improve safety. PQClean has selected the IntelliSAW solution for its customers as it believes it represents the best solution currently available."

For more information, please contact:

Transense Technologies plc Tel: +44 (0) 1869 238 380

Graham Storey, Chief Executive

IntelliSAW

Thomas Cunneen, Chief Executive Tel: +1 978 409 1534

Brewin Dolphin - Nomad

Neil Baldwin Tel: 0845 213 4726

Hybridan LLP - Broker

Claire Noyce / Tim Goodman / Deepak Reddy Tel: +44 (0) 207 947 4350

Notes to Editors

About PQClean

PQ Clean is a system integrator and supplier of power conditioning, control and monitoring equipment for the electric power industry, based in Taipei City, Taiwan.

About IntelliSAW

IntelliSAW is a trading division of Transense Technologies, plc. which develops and markets wireless, passive surface acoustic wave (SAW) based sensing systems targeted at challenging industrial applications. Its IS485 family of products provides temperature monitoring of critical electric power switchgear equipment in Smart Grid applications.

www.intellisaw.com