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CrackFirst wins national WCSIM award

Connect, no. 141, March - April 2006, p.3

Professor Mike Burdekin, President of TWI Council receives the award from Professor R W Hartley, Deputy Master, WCSIM
Professor Mike Burdekin, President of TWI Council receives the award from Professor R W Hartley, Deputy Master, WCSIM

The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) have awarded their prestigious Annual Achievement Award for 2005 to the CrackFirstTM sensor system. This award recognises outstanding contributions to the British scientific instrument industry. The award was presented at the WCSIM Annual Dinner in February this year.

This system, when installed on a structure indicates the portion of the design life that has been consumed and enables engineers to estimate its remaining life.

The CrackFirstTM system was developed through the collaboration of TWI Ltd, FMB, Micro Circuit Engineering Ltd, UMIST and Caterpillar Peterlee (A division of Caterpillar (UK) Limited) in a project funded by the DTI's LINKSensor and Sensor Systems for Industrial Applications Programme.

'CrackFirstTM won our Achievement Award in a very strong field: it exemplifies the excellence of scientific instrument making in Britain' said Carl Saunders-Singer, Master, WCSIM.

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