Datum Electronics develops, produces and sells innovative torque & shaft power measurement solutions such as; shaft torque sensors, torque transducers, torque meters, marine shaft power meters, bolt-on strain gauge sensors, amplifiers, power take off (PTO) shaft sensors and wind turbine monitoring systems.

Headquartered in the UK, we have a long-established presence worldwide, through our extensive network of re-sellers and distributors in more than 30 countries, including; Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Singapore South Korea, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA.

Whether you need a standard torque measurement device, a custom engineered OEM product, or mid to high volume torque sensors, our business is based upon our customer’s.

We can work with you to develop a cost-effective, high-quality torque measurement solution, which integrates into your product line and within your existing machinery.

Research and development is a core part of our business and we continue to strive to remain at the forefront or torque and strain measurement technology.

With two successful patent applications achieved last year we continue to work in partnership with major OEM customers to developed solutions to integrate torque and strain sensing into their application.

We are located on the Isle of Wight, the home of the foil strain gauge developed by Saunders Roe who secured early patents for the foil gauges (later sold to Vishay Measurements) and the home of Robert Hooke who worked on the Law’s of Elasticity. He created “Hookes Law” upon which all strain sensors are based. The Isle of Wight has a deep technical history that includes: the first European satellite launch system, helicopters, high speed ship turbines, the first shaft power measurement system, the hovercraft, early jet fighter and flying boat technology and military radar systems. Many of the key employees of Datum are the sons and grandsons of those who worked on the projects listed above.

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Why Us?

Over the last 30 years, we at Datum Electronics have focused on the design and manufacture of strain sensors and torque measurement products.

Our innovative strain gauge based technology has been successfully used for decades in many industries, product torque testing, drive system R&D, verification of shaft power levels for quality control and compliance, strain sensors for vehicle weighing and safety, vehicle drive shafts, ships shaft power system and numerous other application where the power transmitted through shafts is key to efficiency and safety.

eye iconOur Vision

Engineering value to our customers by supplying high accuracy Datum through innovation and quality

magnifying glass iconOur Mission

Our mission is to continue to develop high quality, British made sensing products and software solutions for the torque, strain and load markets. By continuing to perform research & development we aim to be at the forefront of in our industry in supplying key data to our customers all over the world in a profitably way. We create a ‘can do’ open culture by continuing to invest in our people, and we aim for 100% engagement of all employees to our vision. We ensure our delivered solutions use sustainably sourced raw materials and look to continuously improve our productivity employing lean manufacturing principles. We are flexible and embrace the challenge of customisation and thrive when we work both individually and in a team.

We are Believers (Belief)

We are passionate about the company and its success. We are committed to our customers, our teams, and to each other.

We are Accountable (Accountable)

We do what we say we’re going to do. If something happens which may prevent that, we determine the new course of action and communicate quickly. We take ownership for the quality of our individual work but also take pride in what we deliver as a team.

We are Doers (Do)

Clients trust us to build things that work and we take that seriously. Our team will overcome obstacles, find solutions and deliver exceptional results. We believe the teams willing to put in the extra effort, go the extra mile, and are accountable for their actions, will be the ones who see their visions and dreams realized.

We are Achievers (Achieve)

We achieve our goals without compromising on quality, we understand time constraints and plan effectively, delivering right first time products.

We are sustainable (Sustainability)

We work smartly, take care of our team, and have fun in our workplace so as to ensure the sustainability and success of our organization.

3 people speech bubbles iconMeet The Team

James Lees

Managing Director

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Mark Gladdis

Business Development Manager

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Adrian Coventry

Engineering Manager

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Mike Palin

International Sales Executive

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Lucy Bryan

Quality Supervisor & Admin

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Ric Rhind

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Konstantinos Tsitsilonis

Lead Marine Project Engineer

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Dave Bone

Senior Field Service Engineer

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Lynne Cass

Administrator H & S Officer

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Amelia Lucas

Purchasing Co-Ordinator

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Tina Wilson

Order Processing & Admin

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Julie Sheppard

Senior Strain Gauging Technician

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Pauline Warren

Production Operative

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Conor Ashley

Calibration Technician

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Mike Hill


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Neal McCall

Assistant Logistics

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Awga Aung

Electronic Design Engineer

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Mark Bishop

Manufacturing Manager

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Michael Irons

Financial Controller

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Dave Wheatley

Sales Executive

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Tin Aye

Electronics Design Engineer

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Harry Shilson-Marsek

Production Technician

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