Ionix has moved our main operating location to the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield.
The move allows the company to secure additional, modern space to support its material and device development and pilot production facilities. The relocation involves the installation of milling, grinding, pressing and screen printing capabilities to expand ceramic production, and increases the capacity to supply material parts, sub-assemblies and complete piezo component devices.
Our CEO Dr David Astles explains: “This relocation allows us to expand our manufacturing and technical development team and lay out a production capability to meet the opportunities presented to the company over the next few years in materials and device component supply. We are delighted to have found high quality facilities that support our next stage of growth.”
Ionix has been established to meet the increasing need to monitor mission-critical parameters in extreme industrial environments. The company is developing device designs and deployment approaches to allow the operation of sensors, transducers and actuators in extreme conditions to measure parameters such as flow, crack development and corrosion monitoring.
Ionix’s materials and devices have the potential to offer significant cost and energy savings, by allowing more efficient and reliable process and inspection operations in extreme environments, where existing technology is unable to operate effectively.
Ionix is initially targeting applications where high temperature operation, up to 400 degrees C, provides a capability not offered by conventional piezoelectric devices. Initial target markets for these high temperature devices include industrial plant process, energy and nuclear power sectors, aerospace, and oil and gas.