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Instruments and devices used by engineers to determine the scope, quantity or extent of a particular item; to assess that it meets certain criteria; or investigate whether it is in proper working order. Includes environmental testing, vision, sound and vibration testing, position and proximity testing, force strain and speed testing, electrical testing, non-destructive testing and metrology systems.
FLIR Systems has announced that the latest version of its Research IR software – ResearchIR Max version 4.2 – gives users direct access to their MATLAB scripts within the software program for the first time.
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Application note: Electrical conductivity used to detect hairline cracks in bearings for medical devices download
The components of medical devices are subject to very stringent safety and quality requirements. An example is the slide bearings used in upmarket X-ray equipment where the flawless functioning of these bearings depends on, among other things, the quality of their surfaces. All defects in those surfaces, even the finest hairline cracks, must be ruled out – a major challenge for the inspection metrology employed.
Ofil’s DayCor aviROM is an aerial inspection system mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle. The most advanced technological advancement of aviation and corona detection are implemented in DayCor aviROM and augmented by proven flight experience and production of solar blind bi-spectral UV-Visible imagers.
The PFL22M1500 Power Cable Fault locator is designed to provide quick, effective, accurate and safe fault location, thereby reducing system outages and minutes lost.
The customer manufactures rigid plastic links which, when assembled, form a conveyor. The requirement was to provide a complete solution to perform a destructive test on the plastic links using an affordable yet simple-to-use test system.
The MRC 8000 incorporates numerous refinements over its 10in MRC 7000TM sibling, including a larger 12in recording area; an advanced platen assembly that eliminates slide wire feedback for improved reliability.
Mecmesin supplied British Gaskets with a twin-column MultiTest10-i twin-column force testing system, driven by Mecmesin’s powerful Emperor software.
Flir Systems has developed a complete package that provides all the necessary equipment required to install and use thermal imaging technology. This PathFindIR kit is a suitable tool if you want to equip existing vehicles with the power of thermal imaging.
The MRC7000 Recorder/Controller is a microprocessor-based circular chart instrument capable of measuring, displaying, recording and controlling up to two process variables from a variety of inputs.
The DN 8031 Vibration Transmitter is designed to measure relative shaft vibration on critical rotating plant. The unit operates in conjunction with Sensonics extended range of 8mm tip diameter proximity probes, offering a choice of factory set vibration ranges.
Jim Wallace of Seaward explains the importance of new preventative maintenance technology in ensuring that EV charging stations remain fit for purpose.
The term ‘corona’ is used as a generic name for any electrical discharge that takes place in an energised electrical insulation as the result of a local high electric field. The reliability of high-voltage power systems is related to corona because corona causes insulation and hardware deterioration leading ...
Corona and arcing activities on brand new installations are indications of inadequate system design such as: cables’ diameters’ size, pole height, correct clearance between phases, mismatching grading rings and so on. DayCor can easily spot such instances of inadequate design and display the exact faulty location.
Technical article: Corona detection download
Often, the first question that people interested in buying a thermal imaging camera ask is: ‘how far can I see?’ This is a very reasonable question to ask, but it defies any simple answer.
The destructive nature of corona makes it a serious consideration in metal-clad switchgears. Moreover, corona causes most of the flashovers occurrences and explosion. Corona within switchgear cabinets is created due to electrical breakdown of air resulting from ionisation processes of gases that are triggered by local high electrical stress.
Application note: Cameras provide video imaging of light spots generated by corona in rotating machines download
Cameras superimpose the image of corona on the test object and therefore allow determining the position of the corona and its possible cause.
Corona and arcing activities on brand new installations are indications of inadequate system design such as cable diameters’ size, pole height, correct clearance between phases, mismatching grading rings and so on. DayCor cameras can easily spot such instances of inadequate design and display the exact faulty location.