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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.

Thermal imager

Product brochure: IRISS FlexIR for safer and more efficient electrical inspections download

IRISSWed, 16 Apr 2014

This product brochure focuses on IRISS’s electrical maintenance safety devices and presents the FlexIR system for isophase bus.

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Product brochure: infrared handbook for R&D professionals from Flir Systems download

Flir SystemsTue, 15 Apr 2014

In this handbook, Flir Systems presents a resource guide for using infrared (IR) in the research and development (R&D) industry.

MCP 100

Application note: quality control of dextran solutions download

Anton PaarMon, 14 Apr 2014

Dextran has a wide range of clinical applications such as reducing blood viscosity, separating red blood cells, and providing parenteral nutrition.

B-series low-light sensors

Data sheet: Sensl's B-series fast, blue-sensitive silicon photomultiplier sensors download

AP Technologies LtdMon, 14 Apr 2014

Sensl’s B-series of fast, blue-sensitive silicon photomultiplier sensors, available from AP Technologies, is designed for ultra-fast timing applications.

Dewe-Rec

Product brochure: Dewe-Rec recording instruments from Dewetron download

DewetronMon, 14 Apr 2014

Dewetron offers PC-based recording instruments to replace old strip chart recorders in a range of applications.

RCDT300 series

Product brochure: RCDT300 series of residual current device tester from Megger download

MeggerMon, 14 Apr 2014

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.

Nikon U-DP metrology software brochure cover

Product brochure: U-DP metrology software from Nikon Metrology download

Nikon MetrologyFri, 11 Apr 2014

U-DP metrology software was designed for metrology engineers who need to make quick and easy measurements with Nikon measuring microscopes and profile projectors.

Overview of Shimadzu MCT-W500 micro compression testing machine

Application note: damage evaluation for cutting tool edge by micro compression tester download

Shimadzu UKFri, 11 Apr 2014

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.

VCE chambers

Product brochure: VCE chambers for volatile organic compounds from Weiss Technik download

Weiss Technik UK LtdFri, 11 Apr 2014

The VCE series of chambers from Weiss Technik is environmental test equipment to characterise volatile organic compounds from indoor materials and products. 

Tomco TE 1000 RF impedance analyser

Product brochure: Tomco TE 1000 LCR impedance analyser from Telonic Instruments download

Telonic InstrumentsWed, 9 Apr 2014

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.

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Autovision machine vision software

White paper: understanding machine vision verification of 1D and 2D barcodes download

MicroscanMon, 31 Mar 2014

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 ...

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Technical article: 10 things you need to know about infrared windows — chapter 10 downloadweblink

IRISSThu, 27 Mar 2014

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.

Engineering reference guide: section seven — computing resolution download

AerotechMon, 24 Mar 2014

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.

Infrared window

Technical article: 10 things you need to know about infrared windows — chapter nine download

IRISSThu, 20 Mar 2014

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.

Technical article: ultrasonic disintegration of cell structures download

Hielscher USAWed, 19 Mar 2014

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 ...

Low-resistance testing

Application guide: low-resistance testing download

MeggerWed, 19 Mar 2014

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.

Technical article: specmanship vs reality — data from sensors and transducers download

Sherborne SensorsTue, 18 Mar 2014

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, ...

Technical article: making sense of MEMS download

Sherborne SensorsFri, 14 Mar 2014

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.