New products spark expansion at Middlesbrough manufacturer CorDEX

Inspection and imaging device firm CorDEX hopes to double turnover and create more jobs

Craig Bell, MD of CorDEX, Middlesbrough
Craig Bell, MD of CorDEX, Middlesbrough

A Middlesbrough manufacturer is set to double turnover and create new jobs following the launch of a number of new products.

CorDEX Instruments has tapped into support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to bring a series of intrinsically safe and explosion-proof inspection and imaging devices to market.

The company, which employs 14 people, has already secured global sales for its ToughPIX II SLR-style camera, which can take high quality photographs in potentially hazardous environments, including offshore facilities, petrochemical and mining.

Managing director Craig Bell: “Our products are used in some of the most demanding environments imaginable around the world and have to be reliable and extremely durable.

“ToughPIX II has been in development for more than two years and has evolved dramatically from our first range of digital cameras. It is smaller and lighter, yet still maintains the functionality and industrial ruggedness required. We needed to develop a charging station for the rechargeable battery pack and working with MAS consultant LDT Design we came up with a new docking station that would act as both the charging point and also the USB point for downloading images.”

CorDEX Instruments designs, develops and manufactures a range of intrinsically safe and explosion-proof inspecting and imaging devices, including thermal imaging cameras, digital cameras, ultrasonic testers, laser distance meters and infrared windows. In addition to the digital camera, the company recently launched the world’s first intrinsically safe radiometric thermal imaging camera.

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