Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Gas Analysis Experts!

Cambridge Sensotec has been specialising in the manufacture of oxygen gas analysis equipment for over 17 years. Dynamic and flexible, Cambridge Sensotec continues to expand with an established worldwide distribution network and ISO 9001 accreditation.

Rapidox 1100 Oxygen Gas Analyser
One of the most popular, cost-effective and versatile gas analysers is the Rapidox 1100 range. The Rapidox 1100 gas analyser is available with a choice of oxygen sensors designed for measuring 1 ppm levels to 100% gas, within inert atmospheres or gases containing VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), suiting a wide range of applications. For example; gloveboxes, welding, solder reflow ovens, additive manufacturing and metal heat treatment.

Rapidox 2100 Oxygen Gas Analyser
Ideal for those who want to measure low ppm oxygen analysis in vacuum and high-temperature applications such as in; gas production testing, additive manufacturing, combustion, gloveboxes, inert gas blanketing, manufacturing and within metal heat treatment.

Rapidox 3100 Multigas Analyser
The Rapidox 3100 range includes precision single, dual and triple gas analysis instruments providing powerful functionality and rich features. Designed for process, research and development applications, this gas analyser has proven very popular with universities and research institutes worldwide. Measurable gases include O2, CO2, CO, H2, Cl2, N2O, H2O and CH4 to suit the application.

Rapidox 5100 Portable Multigas Analyser
The Rapidox 5100 Multigas Analyser is a high specification portable instrument designed for the analysis, control and monitoring of gas in a wide range of applications including; biogas, syngas, anaerobic digestion and fermentation processes. Up to six gases are simultaneously measured using a range of high precision gas sensors; each sensor is specially designed and calibrated to avoid any cross-interference effects with the background process gas. Measurable gases may include: CO2, CO, H2O, O2, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S amongst others.

Rapidox SF6 6100, Bench, Portable and Pump Back
The Rapidox SF6 gas analyser range is designed for many applications including the testing of high voltage gas insulated electrical equipment, medical monitoring, process gas analysis and SF6 gas purity tests. Available as a bench mounted unit, portable or with a pump back gas return system.

Rapidox 7100 Rack Mounted Multigas Analyser
The Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser is a high specification instrument designed for the analysis, control and monitoring of process gas in a wide range of industries.  It allows the option of selecting multiple gas sensing configurations to suit the application. Measurable gases may include: CO2, CO, H2O, O2, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S amongst others. The analyser is housed within a 19″ (482mm) enclosure for convenient mounting into an industry standard test equipment rack.

Cambridge Sensotec offers a wide range of complementary accessories for the Rapidox gas analysers. This includes the Rapidox 2112 Multiplex, a sequential gas sampling system that allows up to 15 channels, Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag that provides storage and transportation for up to 80 litres of gas and also available is a range of filters, probes and printers.

A range of servicing and support options are available such as calibration. This significantly increases the measurement, reliability and repeatability of gas analysis equipment. A full calibration service is available via state-of-the-art automated calibration stations, designed to calibrate Rapidox gas analysers accurately and efficiently.

For more information on our range of gas analysis products and accessories, please get in touch with our sales team by calling +44 (0)1480 462142 or emailing sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Do you require analysis of multiple gases?


The Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser is a high-precision modular instrument with the ability to analyse up to six gases simultaneously. Designed for analysing, controlling and monitoring process gases, the 19” rack mountable gas analyser is one of the most highly specified products manufactured by Cambridge Sensotec.
Applications for this instrument vary from many industries such as; process monitoring, semiconductor manufacturing, furnace emissions, water treatment processes, medical research, environmental applications, research and development, metal heat treatment and gas handling. Measurable gases include amongst others: CO2, CO, H2O, O2, C2H4, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S.
A seven inch (180mm) full-colour touch screen interface with soft menu keys allows for easy operation in either permanent monitoring or sampling modes. All data is logged continuously for review and inspection and excel compatible data can be downloaded via a USB memory stick.
Standard features include; two fully programmable alarm circuits per sensor, programmable analogue outputs, RS232 / RS485 / Modbus RTU communications and complete data-logging software.
To enhance the Rapidox 7100 further, it can be combined with the Rapidox 2112 Multiplex System allowing for multiple gas sources to be analysed sequentially. The Rapidox 2112 is available with 5, 10 or 15 independent gas inlet ports that are fed to a single gas outlet. Programmed and operated using the bespoke Rapidox software, the Rapidox 2112 Multiplex System integrates seamlessly with the Rapidox 7100, and can also be used as a stand-alone device with manual operation.
Cambridge Sensotec offer a range of Rapidox servicing options in the UK and throughout the world with a network of agents and distributors. Regular gas analyser calibration significantly increases the reliability and repeatability of the measurements taken by the equipment. A full-service program is available via Cambridge Sensotec using state-of-the-art automated calibration stations with certified and traceable calibration gases; all designed to calibrate your Rapidox gas analysers accurately and efficiently.
For more information on the Rapidox 7100, please get in touch with our sales team by calling +44 (0)1480 46214 or emailing sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Gas analysis solutions in the food industry


As consumer demand for freshness and longevity in the food and beverage industry increases, so does the importance of implementing quality control and product preservation methods.

The vast majority of food products available in supermarkets today will have gas introduced within the production process or stored within modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). Certain gases enveloping meat or vegetables for example, will aid longevity and extend freshness.

Cambridge Sensotec has been working with the food and beverage industry for many years and offer several solutions to monitor MAP and also leak detection equipment. These solutions include:

Rapidox 1100Z Oxygen Gas Analyser
A fast and highly accurate single gas analyser designed for measuring low ppm oxygen, ideal for applications where the requirement is to analyse and confirm the removal of oxygen content within your process or packaging.

Rapidox 3100 Dual and Triple Gas Analyser
A high precision multigas analyser for measuring a combination of oxygen and other gases including, carbon dioxide, moisture or carbon monoxide. Suitable for the pre-production process, the Rapidox 3100 can be used to analyse and help maintain a combination of gases within food or containers.

Standard features on the Rapidox analyses include fully programmable alarm circuits, programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software. Useful for integrating into a production process and imperative for food health standards traceability in being able to record incremental date stamped data for quality control record keeping.

Oxybaby Hand-held Portable MAP Analyser
Cambridge Sensotec also supply the WITT Oxybaby, an O2 (dual gas CO2 model also available) packing gas analyser specifically designed for the measurement of headspace within modified atmospheres in food packaging (MAP).

DynaSNACK Package Leak Detection Equipment
The new DynaSNACK leak tester from Dynascan is a very effective, simple and easy to use leak detection solution designed for detecting leaks in food and drink packaging. Excellent for increasing product lifespan and avoiding unnecessary production wastage. For more information on the DynaSNACK, please email info@dynascan.co.uk or phone +44 (0)1480 462142.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Rapidox 5100 Multigas Analyser



Biogas is a renewable energy source created during Anaerobic digestion. This occurs when the organic materials naturally break down in the absence of oxygen. The gas is formed from the digestion of waste materials such as manure, sewage sludge and other biomass substrates such as crop and food production waste. Controlling waste disposal, methane production and usage is vital to ensure the continuity benefits for the environment.

Built as a truly portable field gas analyser with laboratory functionality, the Rapidox 5100 Multigas Analyser is a high specification instrument designed for the analysis, control and monitoring of gas within biogas, syngas, anaerobic digestion and fermentation processes. Due to the range of high precision gas sensors, up to six gases can be measured concurrently including CO2, CO, H2O, O2, C2H4, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S amongst others. When configured for applications where the gases contain energy (e.g. Biogas, Syngas) the calorific value of the gas sample is determined using thermodynamic calculations and simultaneously logged and displayed on-screen.

Equipped with a 7″ (180mm) full-colour touch screen interface with soft menu keys and an 8-hour lithium-ion battery, all data is continuously logged. With a minimum of 12 months’ continuous data storage, the Excel compatible data can be downloaded via a USB memory stick.

Cambridge Sensotec also offers a range of Rapidox servicing options. To increase measurements and reliability, regular gas analyser calibrations are recommended. Cambridge Sensotec is well adapted to calibrate Rapidox gas analysers accurately and efficiently for your processes.

For more information or to request a quote for the Rapidox 5100, please email sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk or phone +44 (0)1480 462142.


Monday, 30 January 2017

Is your oxygen analysis accurate?



With the Rapidox 2100 zirconia oxygen analyser, sub-ppm measurements to 30% of oxygen gas can be analysed rapidly and accurately. The robust remote sensor, connected via a 2-metre cable*, can be placed within the heart of the application, providing 24/7 of reliable gas analysis. Gas temperatures of up to 600°C can be analysed by the sensor, with an additional Type K thermocouple providing independent temperature measurements. Auxiliary sensors can be added to suit the application for pressure or dew point.

An alternative to the zirconia sensor is an optional remote electrochemical oxygen sensor available for measuring 0 – 100% oxygen. Electrochemical sensors are ideal for applications where VOC’s or flammable gases are present in the gas sample. The electrochemical oxygen sensor is housed within a stainless-steel bulkhead, together with an integrated pressure sensor which compensates for small changes in gas pressure to ensure that the readings remain stable.

The Rapidox 2100 is available in a bench mounted configuration, or with a bezel front panel to incorporate the instrument within a rack.  Additionally, the Rapidox 2100 can be supplied within a wall mountable, IP65 weatherproof housing. The zirconia sensor can then be positioned remotely up to 26 metres away either in a separate cabinet or as a standalone sensor. For customers requiring seamless integration into their product or process, the Rapidox can also be supplied as an OEM solution.

Standard features on all models include two fully programmable alarm circuits (volt free contacts), programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software.

Ideal applications can include: Additive manufacturing, combustion, glove boxes, inert gas blanketing, manufacturing processes and metal heat treatment facilities.

Latest update: The Rapidox 2100 oxygen gas analyser is undergoing an upgrade and redesign in line with the new Rapidox 1100 model launched last year. Equipped with updated features, such as a new OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen and updated superior zirconia planar sensor providing faster and more accurate trace oxygen measurements, the Rapidox 2100 also includes new blue fascia making it easier to identify from other equipment in your workplace. The new Rapidox 2100 oxygen gas analyser will be announced in the Summer 2017.

*Other lengths of cable are available on request.

For more information regarding the launch of the redesigned Rapidox 2100, please call our sales team for more information on +44 (0)1480 462142 or by emailing sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.


Friday, 16 December 2016

Season’s Greetings from Cambridge Sensotec


This year has been another fantastic year for us and we thank you all for your continued support and custom. We wish you every success for the New Year, and we look forward to working together again in 2017.
Please note that during the seasonal period, our offices will be closed from the 24th December, and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Should you require any technical assistance during this period, please email: support@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.
For information on delivery schedules throughout December on both our Rapidox gas analysers and gas detection instruments, please contact us on +44 (0)1480 462142 or email info@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.

New Rapidox 1100 Oxygen Gas Analyser


The new redesigned Rapidox 1100 oxygen gas analyser is now available to pre-order from December 2016 for delivery in January 2017!
The Rapidox 1100 gas analyser is available with a choice of oxygen sensors designed for measuring ppm levels to 100% gas, within inert atmospheres or gases containing VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), suiting a wide range of applications. For example; gloveboxes, welding, solder reflow ovens, additive manufacturing and metal heat treatment amongst others.
Benefitting from over 15 years of reliable and accurate service, the company’s best-selling and versatile instrument has undergone a redesign including exciting new features such as:
  • An updated superior zirconia planar sensor providing faster and more accurate trace oxygen measurements, maintaining the desired levels oxygen in your process. The internal pressure sensor compensates for small changes in gas pressure to ensure that the readings remain stable. A powerful long-life pump draws in a gas sample at a flow rate set by the user between 0-1 litres per minute.
  • A four-line OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display that delivers improved visibility from every angle with four lines of information displayed, making the Rapidox 1100 easy to identify in laboratories, manufacturing plants or test facilities due to its new dynamic blue fascia design.
  • Now incorporating the Modbus RTU (remote terminal unit) data communications, ideal for when used in conjunction with a PLC (process logic controller) or other external control systems.
  • With the use of an Ethernet to serial adaptor, the Rapidox can now be connected directly to a network and accessed remotely via a PC in the same network or over the internet. The Rapidox software operates the Rapidox as if it were connected directly to the PC. This is particularly useful; for applications where the analyser is based in a remote laboratory and needs to be monitored from another part of the building or anywhere with an internet connection.
Standard features on all models include two fully programmable alarm circuits (volt free contacts), programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration, RS232 / RS485 / Modbus communications and comprehensive instrument control / data-logging software.
We are confident the new Rapidox 1100 will appeal to all our customers, existing and new. Please call our sales team for more information on +44 (0)1480 462142 or by emailing sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.