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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.
Calibrationhouse, part of the Seaward Group, has invested in extended workshop facilities and new test technology, as well as recruiting additional service and calibration engineers at its County Durham headquarters.
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The Dutch Environmental Protection Agency is using a FLIR Systems GF320 optical gas imaging camera to uphold regulations regarding fugitive gas emissions.
This application flash from Anton Paar discusses how to measure the viscosity of jet fuel and the advantages of doing so.
The Gropper dairy in Kesseltal is using LRS 36 light section sensors from Leuze Electronic in the full-crate check at the end of the cup production line.
The CTS1 temperature sensor from Endress+Hauser is suitable for automatic temperature compensation in pH measurement, for example.
Renishaw CMM fixtures improve the throughput, reproducibility and accuracy of your inspection process by providing quick fixturing setups for your components.
The Scorpion Color Identification system picks the best colour match from a set of reference images and calculates the colour coverage of the inspected item.
The DN2601 dual-channel vibration monitor is designed to protect many types of rotating machinery from breakdown, including turbines, motors, pumps and fans.
Adidas is constantly seeking new materials and designs to satisfy the most demanding athletes. A FLIR infrared camera is helping the company to achieve this goal.
Using Vaisala dew-point instruments, Air Handling Equipment technicians are able to provide predictive maintenance to their customers by conducting routine reliability audits and by tracking the dew-point results.
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KIWA has selected Series MK climate chambers from BINDER to carry out experiments in its hydrogen laboratory.
The amplified piezoelectric actuator (APA) integrating a mechanical amplifier can be interesting where the efficiency of the standard actuators is poor. In this paper from Cedrat Technologies, the electrical harvesting characteristics of the APA in a proof mass configuration is studied.
Gravity-referenced inertial inclinometers are in effect low-frequency response accelerometers and derive their angular information from the acceleration due to gravity, the output being proportional to the normal component of the gravity vector. It is perhaps surprising that some users do not appreciate that the inclinometer output is proportional to the sine of the angle and not the absolute angle in degrees.
Jim Wallace of Seaward Solar looks at the reasons why electrical testing and inspection of solar PV installations is a fundamental requirement for system safety and performance.
Monitoring water concentration is essential in maximising the efficiency of many process operations. Choosing the most appropriate technology and partner in making this measurement ensures reliability and instils confidence in the measurement. In this article, Narge J Sparages from GE Measurement & Control discusses the role of water, analytical methods and more.
With the ever-increasing pressures on electric motor manufacturers to develop smaller and more efficient electric motors, there is a trend to carry out more thermal analysis in parallel with traditional electromagnetic design. It has been found that attention to the thermal design can be rewarded by major improvements in the overall performance. This paper from Cedrat reviews some of these difficult issues.
Whether it’s process control, predictive maintenance, or commissioning, instrumentation specialists provide critical visibility into the causes and effects of industrial parameters so that infrastructures can be tuned to perform at optimal levels…assuming the right tools are on hand to do this important work. According to this article from GE Measurement & Control, the art and science of developing new tools for instrumentation technicians requires understanding (i.e. observing ...
Someone comes in to your facility with an infrared (IR) camera to make measurements through an IR window. How do you know their camera will work with your IR window?
Infrared (IR) windows save lives. Most thermographers today are thankful to perform their scans without the danger and time of removing heavy panels. But just as the thermal imager is a tool, so is the IR window. And as with any tool, it must be used correctly to get the desired results. According to this white paper from IRISS, standardisation is the key to getting repeatable results and accurate measurements. Many applications that benefit from infrared analysis do not require exact ...