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Welcome to the Black Box Controls Ltd website.

Black Box Controls Ltd is a Midlands based business that designs and manufactures electronic sensors and gaugesSet up in 2005 by Melvin Clarkson, a Chartered Electronic Engineer with over 30 years of design experience, the aim of the business is to use clever design to drastically reduce the cost of electronic sensors without compromising on quality or device accuracy. The goal of major reductions in sensor costs is to help drive bold, new innovative products and services within the industrial sector

Now over a decade later Black Box Controls Ltd has supplied over 4000 500mW radios for traffic control systems, over 700 level sensors for water tank management and has just developed the exciting new MERAID sensor range which provides a very low cost method for fluid management.

We hope you enjoy looking round our website and if you have any questions or queries then please visit our website contacts page for contact information. Maybe you have some very specific sensor requirements? In that case rest assured, since we design and manufacture all our own sensors we can tailor our designs to match your needs.

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The Black Box Controls MERAID range of sensors and gauges are designed and manufactured in the UK. Many years of experience in electronic hardware design and controller software coding has made the MERAID a world beating product line.


Research by large global telecommunication companies show that being able to remotly connect to machinary to monitor and control is growing at an explosive 150% per year. So far over 4 billion remote machines are connected.

Black Box Controls has low cost solutions to provide remote connections.


The Black Box Controls MERAID range of sensors have been designed to fit into any application. We own all the design and production rights and we can modify the MERAID range of sensors and gauges to suit your application giving you a route to very low cost fluid level sensing with monitoring, control or remote access.

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