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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.

Labcal PRO precision thermometer

Product brochure: temperature sensors and accessories for science and industry download

LabfacilityFri, 31 Oct 2014

BRAMMER stocks more than 340 Labfacility products at its Wolverhampton facility available for immediate despatch.

High-speed true analogue laser sensor

Data sheet: optoNCDT 1610/1630 laser triangulation displacement sensor download

Micro-EpsilonFri, 31 Oct 2014

The true analogue optoNCDT 1610/1630 from Micro-Epsilon is suitable for high-speed measurements such as vibration amplitude, impact and drop tests.

Data sheet: MO9603 thrust (axial position) monitor module from Sensonics download

SensonicsFri, 31 Oct 2014

The low-cost MO9603 thrust (axial position) monitor module from Sensonics is designed to accept inputs from eddy-current probe and driver systems.

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Product information sheet: temperature sensors and associated instrumentation download

LabfacilityThu, 30 Oct 2014

Labfacility manufactures a range of temperature sensors, thermocouple connectors and associated temperature instrumentation.

Mecmesin accessories catalogue for force and torque testing

Product catalogue: fixtures, grips and testing accessories from Mecmesin weblink

MecmesinFri, 24 Oct 2014

Mecmesin has released a revised and expanded catalogue of fixtures, grips and testing accessories.

DET2/2 auto earth tester

Data sheet: robust and compact DET2/2 auto earth tester from Megger download

MeggerFri, 24 Oct 2014

The Megger DET2/2 auto earth tester is a robust compact instrument designed for measuring earth electrode resistance and soil resistivity.

Omicron

Application note: on-site calibration of 20kV voltage testing and monitoring systems download

OMICRON electronicsFri, 24 Oct 2014

Lechwerke was looking for a suitable on-site calibration procedure for the 20kV voltage testing and monitoring systems it employs. It decided to use OMICRON’s multifunctional CPC 100 + CP TD1 primary testing system.

Arc

Data sheet: Arc range of thermal-imaging cameras from Land Instruments download

Land InstrumentsThu, 23 Oct 2014

The Arc range of radiometric thermal-imaging cameras withstands heavy industrial applications and is compact enough for use in R&D and automation.

Scorpion barcode vision app user interface

Product brochure: Scorpion barcode vision app download

Scorpion VisionThu, 23 Oct 2014

The Scorpion barcode vision app reads 1D barcodes using an area camera, and turns the Smart Camera from Sony into a complete vision solution.

DE series

Product brochure: DE series of DC-input, DC-output transducers from Sensonics download

SensonicsThu, 23 Oct 2014

The DE series of DC-input, DC-output transducers is suitable for many applications involving linear displacement measurement or monitoring.

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Technical article: Mike Might Know — Sherborne Sensors in the rail industry download

Sherborne SensorsFri, 31 Oct 2014

The use of sophisticated sensors in the rail industry to enable and enhance the performance, safety, economy and efficiency of modern passenger and freight operations is commonplace. As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, sensors used in the rail industry must be able to reliably perform in very harsh and aggressive environments while experiencing extremes in temperature, vibration, shock and electrical disturbance.

Military platform

Technical article: Mike Might Know — how are inclinometers used in the defence industry? download

Sherborne SensorsThu, 23 Oct 2014

As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, military organisations around the world are increasingly relying on advanced sensor technologies to improve the effectiveness of their weaponry, protect personnel, deliver other enhanced capabilities and reduce cost. The scope of applications for inclinometers within military platforms is extensive.

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Technical article: Mike Might Know — semiconductor strain sensors download

Sherborne SensorsTue, 21 Oct 2014

Apart from its originally intended purpose for strain measurement, the metallic resistance strain gauge is extremely commonplace in transducer applications. Its low cost, high accuracy and ease of application make it an ideal transduction element and it is widely used in pressure, load, force, torque and displacement transducers. However, this article in Sherborne Sensors’ ‘Mike Might Know’ series focuses on semiconductor strain sensors.

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Technical guide: on-site calibration — doing more with less downloadweblink

GE Measurement & ControlTue, 14 Oct 2014

Day-to-day activities, such as carrying out maintenance or emergency repairs, commissioning new equipment or conducting on-site checks, need to be simplified because of the reduction in personnel and increase in workload. As this guide from GE Measurement & Control explains, use of the most advanced on-site instrumentation is imperative in order to maintain and calibrate today’s intelligent, high-precision equipment; this aspect applies to all process applications.

Vibrating, probe-type viscometer

Technical article: continuous inline measurement of A-R binder viscosity download

Fullbrook SystemsTue, 14 Oct 2014

Continuous, in-line measurement of asphalt-rubber (A-R) viscosity provides a new window into the A-R process. This measurement can assure the binder is not under- or over-reacted, that dosing is precise, and that the processing system is performing to specification. In automatic blending control systems, viscosity measurement can be used as the process variable around which temperature, heating time, mixing time and the addition of additives can be controlled. This technical article ...

Turbiscan Classic

Application note: effect of raw materials on a formulation download

Fullbrook SystemsWed, 8 Oct 2014

Cosmetic preparations can be complex dispersions with different kinds of particles in suspension in an aqueous or an emulsion phase. For make-up and sunscreens, the colour, brightness, gloss and physicochemical properties of the suspended particles determine the final quality and stability of the product. This study shows a comparison of the stability of sunscreens, with different pigment types.

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Research report: the state of research management and capacity planning downloadweblink

PlanviewWed, 8 Oct 2014

Overcommitting and under-utilising resources has a domino effect of business impact on project timelines, business opportunities, customer satisfaction, innovation speed, cost containment and resource efficiency. For years, organisations have pointed to the dilemma of overcommitting their resources as their top pain point. This dilemma is often characterised as an insatiable demand for new projects to grow the business, while sustaining the current state of business.

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Application note: effect of an antibiotic on the stability of injectable emulsions download

Fullbrook SystemsFri, 3 Oct 2014

The injectable lipid emulsions are dispersions made of purified natural oil (soya, sesame, olive, cod-liver oil and so on) in water. The emulsification is made with natural emulsifiers (for example egg or soya lecithins) or/and synthetic emulsifiers (for example glycerol monostearate). These emulsions are used for therapeutic nutrition in order to transport medicines or liposoluble drugs, instead of inorganic solvents.