How Electronics have transformed everyday life.

Since we produced our first electronic equipment in 1975, we have witnessed many advances in the industry.  Today’s electronic equipment has lower power consumption, works effectively, is fast and relatively cost effective while becoming more resistant to physical damage and human error.

However, it wasn’t always like this – see our timeline below that shows how electronics have got to where they are today.

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How AGW International could save your company money.

When the EU referendum was announced, many businesses decided to hold off making any significant purchases until they found out the result however, when the result was announced (we are leaving just in case you didn’t know), businesses decided to still hold off until they were confident in what was going to happen.

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Sponsored Egg Run for Sheffield Children’s Hospital with James Toseland

We helped Sheffield Children’s Hospital this Easter weekend with t-shirt sponsorship for the Egg Run.

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Why we Produce the Best Audio Crossover Inductors for Loudspeakers

Generally, audio crossover inductors are manufactured as air coils. There is no solid core material in the centre of an air coil’s winding, just air.

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The Importance of Quality Testing in Electronic Components

It is essential that an electronic component passes the testing stage if it is to be made for mass production. Using a system ensures that technical errors can be found and determines whether it meets quality compliance which reduces a customer’s risk of bringing a new product to market.

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AGW Back on Track with Model Railway Controllers

AGW developed and manufactured a range of model railway controllers soon after the company was established in 1975, due to the personal interest in model railways held by one of AGW’s founding partners George Wainwright. This product line survived for around 10 years before a decline in the model railway market caused manufacturing to cease.

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Further Investment into Partial  Discharge Testing

We have enhanced our Partial Discharge (PD) testing services. Following a re-organisation, a room has been established which is dedicated to PD testing. This gives us a smart and clean environment that is exclusively used for testing.

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Is the UK’s Future Supply of Engineers in Decline?

Support the D&T Association’s Campaign

Making young people aware of Engineering careers and beginning their education towards one is in potential decline.

I was recently sent an email which explained the paradox between the UK’s need for innovation in manufacturing and the lack of Design and Technology education in primary and secondary schools and it got me thinking about the importance of supporting the cause, as a Joint Director of a UK manufacturing company.

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Our Manufacturing Technique for Flexible Rogowski coils

Here at AGW we have experienced an increase in interest and demand for flexible Rogowski coils, used in applications such as sensors in electrical protection systems and monitoring current in electricity sub-stations. Our winding technique used in manufacture means we have developed a successful technique to feed the finished end of the winding back through the centre of the flexible tube to meet the start of the winding.

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The Difference Between Inductors and Transformers

Transformers and inductors seem very similar in a visual and construction sense. However, they have differing applications and have their own unique design and construction elements. Below is a brief summary about them both, which provides a little guidance to the differences.

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