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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.
At the Eurostampi exhibition in Parma on 27—29 March 2014, Delcam Italia will demonstrate its complete CADCAM suite for the design, machining and inspection of moulds, dies and other tooling. The suite combines Delcam’s Powershape CAD software, Powermill CAM system and Powerinspect inspection software and is said to enable toolmakers to work more efficiently and to higher levels of accuracy.
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The Confocal Nexiv VMZ-K655 incorporates confocal optics for fast and accurate evaluation of fine three-dimensional surface metrology, image processing technology and TTL laser autofocus.
The Piox S, a non-intrusive concentration, density and mass flow measurement system, determines concentration, density and other parameters via the sonic velocity of the fluid.
This application note presents three different calibration certificates and explains, with diagrams and pictures, what to look for.
Weiss dust chambers allow reproducible testing of the resistivity of electro-technical products against dust, and the determination of IP protection types by housings of electrical devices and equipment of road vehicles.
Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative for the cleaning of continuous materials, such as wire and cable, tape or tubes.
The Shimadzu DUH-211S ultra micro hardness tester, which is compatible with the measurement of micro objects, was used for the measuring hardness of hair.
Excelitas Cool Eye thermopile arrays are suitable for applications including presence detection and non-contact temperature measurement.
This brochure presents the Shuttlepix P400-R from Nikon. The Shuttlepix P400-R is a fully portable digital microscope that is suitable for both laboratory and in-field work.
This application note explains why the FTA3.3-5.6 HF probe from from Fischer is optimally suited for making sure conformal coatings’ thicknesses comply with regulations.
Fischer’s MP0x-FP range of thickness gauges is suitable for measuring the coating thickness on the interior of storage tanks.
In this white paper, Sherborne Sensors outlines the key factors that should be considered when specifying inclinometers, accelerometers and force transducers. The company also examines how location, calibration and application influence the accuracy of inertial sensors and outlines some typical applications.
Specifying the right reference and applying it correctly is a more difficult task than one might first surmise, considering that references are only two- or three-terminal devices. Although the word ‘accuracy’ is most often spoken in reference to references, it is dangerous to use this word too freely because it can mean different things to different people. Even more perplexing is the fact that a reference classified as a dog in one application is a panacea in another. This application ...
The formulation of new cosmetic products involves many processing challenges, such as the disintegration of cells and solids or the dispersion and dissolving of powders into liquids. For such processes, as well as for the production of stable emulsions, degassing, homogenising and liposome preparation, Hielscher offers a range of ultrasonic mixing equipment for use in both laboratory research and industrial production.
In winemaking, freshly harvested grapes are crushed and the resulting juice (must) is collected. The must contains fermentable sugars and natural yeasts which, either by themselves or with the help of additional yeast cultures, start the fermentation process in which mainly ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide are formed. This application note from Shimadzu explains how and why FTIR spectroscopy is applied for quality assurance or for product characterisation — for example, the determination ...
This application note from Sherborne Sensors discusses the growing use of sensors to monitor the structural health of of civil infrastructure. Structural health monitoring (SHM) provides information on demand about any significant change or damage occurring in a structure. While SHM has been employed for many years, the sheer volume of data the sensors produce means drawing conclusions from it can be time consuming. With recent major advances in communications, data transmission and ...
Sensors are an integral component of any measurement and automation application in the shipping and marine industry to ensure accuracy, reliability, efficiency and communications capability. This has fuelled research and development into the sensors industry and the continued innovation in sensors technology has ensured a thriving market and a growing demand for custom solutions. Jesse Bonfeld, vice-president of business development at Sherborne Sensors, discusses the topic further.
The disintegration of cell structures (lysis) by means of ultrasound is used for the extraction of intra-cellular compounds of the microbial inactivation. Under intense sonication enzymes or proteins can be released from cells or subcellular organelles as a result of cell disintegration. In this case, the compound to be dissolved into a solvent is enclosed in an insoluble structure. In order to extract it, the cell membrane must be destructed. This technical article from Hielscher provides ...
The developments in new optical sensing techniques discussed in this white paper from Michell Instruments show how increased sensitivity in detection limits in optical sensing methods — including both chilled mirror for hydrocarbon dew point and laser spectroscopy for moisture measurements — will help processors to meet international standards.