Morgan looks to boost productivity with new manufacturing investment

Morgan Advanced Materials, a leading designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors, has made a major investment in a new dedicated assembly cell at its manufacturing facility in Southampton to further increase production of flow sensor assemblies for use in heat, gas and water metering applications.

The new investment follows significantly increased global customer demand for state-of-the-art residential metering products and it is a reflection of Morgan’s stated commitment to continue to invest in its technical ceramics sites, and the UK manufacturing sector. The investment means that the company will be able to offer increased production capacity and improved product consistency to customers all around the world.

In a market that demands the highest level of accuracy when measuring usage of gas and water, Morgan’s ultrasonic sensors are rapidly replacing mechanical meters. The company’s range of high-sensitivity and high temperature stability ultrasonic flow sensors, utilising Morgan’s PZT materials, deliver an impressive levels of performance for ultrasonic flow measurement. Morgan is also able to customise sensors, offering the capability to produce unique products for individual customers to provide distinctive advantages in the market place. In addition, Morgan Advanced Materials is also able to provide custom PZT shapes and bespoke sub-assembly solutions for a variety of metering applications.

The investment allows specialist engineers in the business to accommodate a range of requirements, adapting the architecture and manufacturing process to meet customers’ individual needs.

Ewan Campbell, Product Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, said: “This new investment will play a key role in supporting our customers with value added solutions for the global metering sector. The facility has the capability of supplying product in volumes that will meet the demands of this rapidly growing market.

“There is a worldwide drive to install smart metering solutions in the residential sector, exemplified 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.”

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