Meet Abigail, our new gap year student!


Hi There!

My name is Abigail, I’m a 3rd year student at Northumbria University, currently on a placement year with Martel.

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I’m studying towards a MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering which is a 5 year sandwich course, including a placement year. I was given the opportunity to work with Martel for the year and I am now half way through my placement with Martel.


I have learnt and gained a lot from working here, from professional competencies to technical skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far at Martel, one of my greatest accomplishments from my placement has been integrating the Raspberry Pi with one of Martel’s printers.

The Raspberry Pi printer has been my main focus here at Martel. I have developed the project to enable capabilities such as Wi-Fi printing, air print, Bluetooth connectivity, network printing and remote connectivity through the Raspberry Pi to one of Martel’s printers.


The Raspberry Pi is a miniature single board computer with low power draw that can be controlled and used remotely. It enables the use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and network printing with Martel printers.

Usually I am busy programming the Raspberry Pi, solving any issues with it and researching methods of communicating to the printer and different ways to print. I have also work on the DIN RAIL product, helped make a demonstration pack, produced guides, created reports, been involved in creating an Ethernet to serial interface or a Martel printer and spent time in the production department.

Stay tuned to Martel’s blog for future updates about my year in industry here!



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New Year, New Products!


Happy New Year, to everyone and we hope you enjoyed the festive season, as much as we did!

It doesn’t feel like a year ago, since we were writing our new year’s blog for 2015, and here we are doing it all over again. As always, we’d like to thank our customers and business partners who made it possible for us to have a very successful 2015.

We are starting off 2016 with a bang …. Or more of a DIN, with the launch of our DIN5800 thermal printer.

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Our DIN RAIL mount printer is compatible with DIN RAIL TOP HAT 35mm and TS35 and can be supplied as a 5V or 10-35V to suit all applications.

For more information on our DIN5800, to download a data sheet or to arrange a demo click here.

As always, our sales team will be out and about visiting various customers, distributors and exhibitions throughout 2016, and we will hopefully see some of you along the way.

Our first exhibition visit of 2016, will be to LAMMA16 in Peterborough on the 21st of January. LAMMA is a farming machinery, equipment and services show. For more information you can visit here.

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Here is to a prosperous 2016!

Everyone at Martel Instruments.


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Doing our bit, in a Christmas Knit


On Friday, we celebrated our 2nd Annual Christmas Jumper Day, here at Martel HQ!

Throughout the day we raised money for the Text Santa charity, which has teamed up with Macmillan, Save the Children and the Make a Wish foundation.

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day, and in the process we managed to raise an amazing £94 for this amazing cause!!

Here is a picture of some of the gang in our festive knit wear!

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We would like to thank all of the staff here, who helped raise such an amazing grand total.

Some dates for your diary:-

Martel will be closing on Wednesday the 23rd of December, at 5.00pm for the Christmas shutdown.

We will be reopening on Monday the 4th of January 2016 at 8.45am.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, readers and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!


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Pittcon diary day 2


It was a busy day at our booth today where we are exhibiting alongside our American partners Current Components.


Big thanks to our neighbors Intelligent Weighing Technology who kindly loaned us their analytical scale, which works amazingly alongside our new statistical printer!


(The chick is also very popular amongst our visitors!)

If you haven’t done so already please feel free to drop by and say hello, we are in booth 2009!


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