Our Website Terms of Use at Cheyney Design and Development

Our Website Terms of Use at Cheyney Design and Development

Terms of website use

This page tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.cheyney.com (our site). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information about us

www.cheyney.com is a site operated by Cheyney Design and Development Ltd (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 4204533 and have our registered office at 2 The Priory, Fish Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9LB. Our main trading address is Cheyney’s Lodge, Ashwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5RP.

We are a limited company.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.  From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.  You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.  You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to material posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.  Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.  You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time;
  • And for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to sales@cheyney.com

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by English law.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact admin@cheyney.com

Thank you for visiting our site.


Contact Us at Cheyney Design and Development

Cheyney(Contact Us) offer a complete design and manufacturing service for a range of components and systems for industrial inspection applications employing all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum – including optical, Xray, microwave, infra-red and ultra-violet.


Cheyney Design & Development Ltd,

New Cambridge House, Litlington, Royston

Herts, SG8 0SS, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1763 85 35 35

Fax: +44 (0)1763 85 32 71

Web Sitewww.cheyney.com

Contact: sales@cheyney.com

News and Events

Cheyney has moved! | 1/3/2010

Cheyney is moving to a new, larger facility, from January 2010.

Sapphire 2009 training | 9/30/2009

The 2009 Sapphire training week has taken place at Cheyneys Lodge.

Sapphire Technical Conference | 9/20/2009

The 2009 Sapphire Alliance Technical Conference has been held in the Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  We have been pleased to welcome delegates from Australia, France, Germany, Spain, USA and United Kingdom.Mobile Xray at France Scan | 3/18/2009

France Scan has taken delivery of a new mobile system for product rework and recovery.

Mobile Xray at France Scan by Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Designs

Mobile Xray

 Mobile Xray at France Scan by Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Designs


France Scan has taken delivery of a new mobile system for product rework and recovery.

Where Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Technical Conference has been held?

France Scan can now offer a system for inspection of manufactured products within its clients’ facilities.  The system is mobile, and can be transported rapidly to any site.  The Rapid Response team can install and setup the system in less than one hour.  Says M. Patrick Roux, director of France Scan, “this opens up new markets to us, particularly in the fields of fresh and frozen products, and also for pharmaceutical clients who have strict product security”.

The equipment is a new generation of equipment using Image Intensifier technology.  Designed and manufactured by CDD, it includes many advanced features including automatic testing and logging for HACCP.  For more details, www.francescan.net

Sapphire 2009 training in Youtube

Technical Conference at Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar designs

Technical Conference at Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar designs


The 2009 Sapphire Alliance Technical Conference has been held in the Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  We have been pleased to welcome delegates from Australia, France, Germany, Spain, USA and United Kingdom.

The 2009 Conference was a great success.  There was a lively interchange of ideas with a clear consensus on the way forward for the next generation of advanced Xray inspection systems.

Who we are?

The highlight of the event was a dinner in Pembroke Old Library.  In attendance were representatives of Alliance members : Don Pappas from Autopac, Australia, Patrick Roux from France Scan, France, Matthias Schultz from Cassel, Germany, Joan Brunet and Juli Vera from Varpe, Spain, Craig and Mary Lewis from Eriez, USA and Charlie Graham from Acadian in Scotland.

We were joined by members of the College: Sir Richard Dearlove, Master of Pembroke, Professor Mike Payne FRS, Physicist, Dr. Michael Kuczynski, Economist and Dr. Geoff Hale.

Making up the numbers were members of the Cheyney team and the Absolute team.

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Sapphire 2009 training Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Design

Sapphire 2009 training Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Design


The 2009 Sapphire training week has taken place at Cheyneys Lodge.

We were pleased to welcome our friends from Australia, France, Germany, England, Spain, Thailand and United States.  Altogether, there were 11 attendees from around the world.

Cheyney Design and Development

The CDD(Livejournal) team have been working together in the field of Automatic Xray Inspection for more than 30 years. We have developed products and designed equipment for many of the suppliers in this industry. We offer a design and development capability for a range of automatic inspection technologies, covering end-of-line Xray inspection, vision systems and gauging and precision measurement.

CDD(Foursquare) also undertake special projects, including the development of customised inspection applications, proof-of-concept studies and machine development. Our resources include software, electronic design, logic array development mechanical design and documentation.

Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group has moved!


Cheyney is moving to a new, larger facility, from January 2010.

CDDCheyney Design and Development – has now moved to new, much larger premises from January 2010.  After 25 years located at Cheyneys Lodge, the team is moving just 3 miles to New Cambridge House in Litlington, South Cambridgeshire.  The modern air-conditioned facility will allow expansion of the businesses in the Cheyney group and enable continued growth of the Sapphire Alliance.

The contact address is:

Cheyney Design & Development Ltd.,

New Cambridge House,


S. Cambs.   SG8 0SS

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1763 85 35 35

Fax           : +44 (0)1763 85 32 71

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Lower energy mass measurement at Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group

Lower energy mass measurement

Lower energy mass measurement

CDD are specialists in the use of very low energy Xrays for measurement of small masses at very high speed.

These can be applied to both on-line and off-line measurements, with closed loop control. One application utilizes this technique for measuring and verifying powder dosage in pharmaceutical devices. The technique can be applied for measuring up to 3000 items/minute, at accuracies of down to 0.1mg.

Who We Are

Cheyney is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Cambridgeshire, the team have idyllic base from which to develop their creative talents. This has been the centre of our operations for nearly 26 years and is ideally located midway between two of the London airports, and just over 30 minutes from central London. With our connections to the nearby University, CDD is able to support innovation through collaboration and investment.

The Company takes its name from Cheyneys Lodge, the property that was its home for nearly 25 years until 2010.   Cheyney is a famous name in this area of South Cambridgeshire, with historical references going back to the year 1248.

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