Synatel Instrumentation Ltd

Synatel are UK designers and manufacturers of a wide range of innovative electronic sensing, counting and control products. Our range includes :
  • Level control
  • Under speed sensors
  • Enclosures
  • Approved speed monitors
  • Certified proximity sensors
  • Capacitance switches
Synatel’s products are designed and manufactured in our own purpose built facility in the heart of the Midlands. Advanced CAD/CAM facilities are used for both mechanical and electronic design.   The company uses state of the art manufacturing techniques. Assembly is carried out by a highly skilled and dedicated workforce using automatic and semi automatic machinery.   Synatel also has a well equipped machine shop making the manufacturing facility truly self contained.   All of the companies products are thoroughly quality checked at all stages of manufacture with final testing and soak testing carried out by skilled technicians prior to despatch.
  A number of different products are produced with CSA and BASEEFA / ATEX Certification for hazardous area use. Our range consists of Photoelectric sensors (retro reflex, reflex and through beam), Proximity sensors (inductive & capacitive), Speed monitors (stop, over and underspeed monitoring), Digital displays (electronic counters & tachometers), Level controllers (capacitance & inductive for liquids, powders and granular solids).

Photoelectric Sensor Range

Synatel produce a range of photoelectric sensors, in different styles and packages, to suit a wide variety of applications. The sensors are available as; THROUGHBEAM (object ‘breaks’ the sensing beam), REFLEX (object reflects light back to sensor) or POLARISED RETRO-REFLEX UNITS (sensor works with a reflector and the object ‘breaks’ the beam).

Proximity Sensor Range

Synatel manufacture a range of proximity sensors, both inductive and capacitive, in a variety of enclosures ranging from 12mm diameter dc type upto 40mm DIN standard limit switch style; multivoltage with relay output. Units are available with ATEX and IEC EX certification.

Speed Monitoring Range

A range of stopped motion, over or under speed monitors, designed and manufactured in the UK by Synatel. Available as self contained units or in modular form with separate proximity sensors. ATEX / IEC EX units available for hazard areas.

Counter/Tachometer Range

Synatel manufacture and supply a range of digital display units suitable for applications including: Counting, Batching, Totalising or Speed indication purposes. Units either have a panel size of 48 x 96mm or 72 x 144mm (DIN standard).

Level Sensors

Synatel manufactures a range of level control equipment, both R.F. capacitive and resistive, for use in most liquids and solid level sensing applications. Units are available with ATEX approval.

Specialist Manufacture

Synatel can also provide contract manufacturing, from design, mechanical and electronic manufacture through to full testing and approvals if required.

Contact Us

Applications are as diverse as feed mills, silo’s, conveyor systems, people counting, bakery & brewery equipment, monitoring suitcases on airport baggage handling systems and medical machinery. Although Synatel’s core business is industrial applications our equipment is installed in famous landmark sites such as The O2 Arena & the Houses of Parliament. Synatel is also capable of sub-contract engineering (from design through to full manufacture) and is a company dedicated to supplying innovative, cost effective and above all, highly reliable products. Contact us today for more details or to discuss your requirements.

Contact our sales office on +44 (0) 1543 277003 for more details.


Synatel have the expertise to design & manufacture sensors for many varied applications, including ATEX Level Controls. Many of these applications require sensors to have International Approval Standards, signifying that the equipment is 'fit for purpose' & designed/manufactured to meet the rigorous requirement to work within that particular environment. Synatel produce a range of sensors which have ATEX & IECEx approvals for use within explosive dust hazard areas. The sensors are ideal for use within  the grain/flour industry, Saw mills and anywhere where an explosive dust hazard is present. Sensors include ATEX & IECEx Level Controls, ATEX & IECEx Capacitance & Inductive proximity sensors, ATEX & IECEx Underspeed monitors & Stopped motion monitors.

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