Increasing capacity and product consistency, Morgan Advanced Materials has invested in a dedicated assembly cell at one of its UK production facilities. The investment follows a major increase in global demand for the company’s metering products, and reflects their commitment to continued investment in its Technical Ceramics sites and products for international distribution.
The global SMART metering market is one that is changing at a rapid rate, with new ultrasonic sensors rapidly replacing older mechanical meters, as the market demands greater accuracy when measuring usage of gas and water.
Utilising Morgan’s Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) materials, the company’s range of high-sensitivity and high temperature stability ultrasonic flow sensors deliver premium performance with the ability to be customised to meet individual customer requirements.
The investment allows specialist engineers in the business to accommodate a range of requirements by adapting the architecture and manufacturing process.
Ewan Campbell, Product Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, commented: “This new investment will play a key role in supporting our global clients with value added solutions. The facility has the capability of supplying products in volumes that will meet the demands of this rapidly growing market. We are currently experiencing a worldwide drive to install smart metering solutions in the residential sector, exemplified in the UK by British Gas’s project to have the latest metering technology in all homes by 2020. This investment positions us ideally to meet current and future demand from across the globe.”