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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 launched an enhanced version of its T650sc thermal-imaging camera for industrial and research and development (R&D) applications. Designed to be truly portable, the T650sc provides users with the flexibility of easy movement between experiments.
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This product brochure focuses on IRISS’s electrical maintenance safety devices and presents the FlexIR system for isophase bus.
In this handbook, Flir Systems presents a resource guide for using infrared (IR) in the research and development (R&D) industry.
Dextran has a wide range of clinical applications such as reducing blood viscosity, separating red blood cells, and providing parenteral nutrition.
Sensl’s B-series of fast, blue-sensitive silicon photomultiplier sensors, available from AP Technologies, is designed for ultra-fast timing applications.
Dewetron offers PC-based recording instruments to replace old strip chart recorders in a range of applications.
The RCDT300 series of residual current device tester can perform 1/2I, 1xI and 5xI tests on RCDs rated at 30mA, 100mA, 300mA and 500mA on general and selective RCDs.
U-DP metrology software was designed for metrology engineers who need to make quick and easy measurements with Nikon measuring microscopes and profile projectors.
As a proposed means for evaluating strength, a compression test was performed in the vicinity of the edge to measure the relationship between breaking strength and test force/displacement.
The VCE series of chambers from Weiss Technik is environmental test equipment to characterise volatile organic compounds from indoor materials and products.
The Tomco TE 1000 LCR impedance analyser, which is available from Telonic Instruments, measures vector impedance, SWR, R-L-C equivalent circuit, vector reflection co-efficient, return loss and more.
Legible, accurate barcodes have never been more important than they are today, when automated supply chains depend on data accuracy to ensure the reliable performance of global operations. Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process, and that bad codes are identified before they result in costly failures. This white paper from Microscan introduces 1D and 2D barcode verification ...
Studies show that traditional open-panel infrared (IR) inspections are both time consuming and a poor use of high-value resources (electricians and thermographers). Bolted panels are designed to make access to energised conductors difficult. Furthermore, the use of bulky personal protection equipment (PPE) makes the process even more difficult. This article from IRISS provides an IR window cost-benefit analysis.
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section seven focuses on computing resolution.
Companies implement an infrared (IR) window programme for a variety of reasons, but most tend to fall into a few categories: standards compliance; safety; risk management; cost savings/efficiency; and data management. This article from IRISS discusses each of these areas in detail.
According to Hielscher, ultrasonication is an effective means to break cell structures. This effect can be used for the extraction of intracellular materials, for example starch from the cell matrix. Ultrasonication generates alternating high-pressure and low-pressure waves in the exposed liquid. During the low-pressure cycle, the ultrasonic waves create small vacuum bubbles in the liquid that collapse violently during a high-pressure cycle. This phenomenon is termed cavitation. The ...
This booklet from Megger, entitled ‘A guide to low-resistance testing’, is designed to help the engineer, technician or operator understand the rationale behind low-resistance testing; understand how to make a low-resistance measurement; understand how to select the proper instrument for the testing application; and understand how to interpret and use the results.
Sensors and transducers are used throughout the worlds of science, technology and industry to measure and control physical events. They range from simple devices such as thermocouples to sophisticated sensors used in aerospace applications. Most sensors output their data in an electronic form of one sort or another and it is this signal that forms the analogue of the physical quantity being monitored. But if you want to either specify a sensor or acquire meaningful data from a sensor, ...
MEMS technologies are the rising star in the sensors market. However, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding their capabilities, and conventional sensors continue to meet a much wider range of applications. In this article, Jesse Bonfeld of Sherborne Sensors examines the evolution of MEMS fabrication, microsystems, and MEMS devices, and their impact on the sensors market.