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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.
Leuze Electronic has launched the 18B series of sensors, which, compared with its predecessor — the 18 series — has more robust housing, smaller dimensions, shorter response time, higher switching frequency, improved adjustability of the switching point and a tracking function for extending the cleaning interval (50x).
USB 3.0, also known as Superspeed USB, is the next generation of the popular ‘plug and play’ Universal Serial Bus specification, building on the strengths of USB 2.0 while also correcting its weaknesses. This white paper from Multipix provides further information on USB 3.0, including chapters on the USB3 Vision Standard, how a USB 3.0 camera set-up functions within a vision system, and migration from an older interface to USB 3.0.
The signals of strain-gauge transducers are very small. In consequence, error signals can even exceed the measuring signal amplitudes and therefore must be suppressed by sophisticated measuring circuits. This white paper from Manfred Kreuzer of HBM discusses the problems and solutions for high resolution, high stability and efficient suppression and damping of error signals and unwanted dynamic signals, as well as describing the absolute physical limits for the resolution of strain-gauge ...
This application note from Shimadzu introduces the results of strength tests for a variety of blood vessels (carotid arteries, jugular veins, aortas, inferior vena cava), as well as urinary tracts and decellularised urinary tracts (urinary tracts from which the cellular components have been chemically removed — in regenerative medicine this is utilised as artificial blood vessels, with the aim of regeneration through dissemination of one’s own cells).
Worldwide silicon wafer production is steadily increasing due to increasing demand not only for semiconductors but for solar cells as well, where demand has been expanding since 2000. In both applications, however, control of the various types of impurities that can occur is required for ensuring the quality of silicon wafers. Quantitative analysis of interstitial oxygen and substitutional carbon in silicon wafers is known to be relatively easy using infrared spectroscopy — which can ...
In the field of experimental stress analysis, hundreds and sometimes thousands of single strain gauges are to be measured. Calibration of such big systems can be a tedious task. This white paper from HBM explains how fast and precise calibration procedures can be carried out automatically by means of a simple shunt resistor switching technique. It is a common technique to use shunt resistors to check strain-gauge measuring systems. But shunt signals are not considered to be very precise. ...
Technical note: thermal-imaging cameras — a fast and reliable tool for testing solar panels download
The use of thermal-imaging cameras for solar panel evaluation offers several advantages. Anomalies can clearly be seen on a crisp thermal image and — unlike most other methods — thermal cameras can be used to scan installed solar panels during normal operation. Thermal cameras also allow large areas to be scanned within a short time frame.
The measurement of moisture in natural gas is an important parameter for the processing, storage and transportation of natural gas globally. Several technologies exist for online measurement and for spot sampling. This white paper from GE Measurement and Control presents a review of the most commonly used instruments using the following technologies: chilled mirror, impedance sensors, quartz microbalance, Fabry-Perot and tunable diode laser adsorption. It also provides an inter-comparison ...
To evaluate the dynamic handling properties of motor vehicles, objective measurements — in addition to subjective evaluation methods — are increasingly being used. This white paper from Dewetron provides a condensed overview of the current state of measuring technology for vehicle dynamics investigations.
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Quaife Engineering, a specialist in high-performance transmission technology, is utilising an advanced air-gauging system from Bowers Metrology.
Dewetron combustion analyser systems are used for engine research, development and optimisation as well as for component development and testing.
Nikon Metrology’s Digital Sight line-up comprises five cameras, which suit a wide range of applications for microscopic imaging.
The Excelitas C30742-11 series of silicon photomultipliers from Pacer is designed for photon detection in the 350nm to 850nm range.
Flexim’s non-intrusive clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement device, Fluxus G, offers accurate and reliable measurement over an almost unlimited flow range, regardless of the flow direction.
Application report: sensors control branches in luggage logistics area at Frankfurt Airport download
This application report explains how Leuze readers on the branches of the transport paths contribute significantly to the passengers’ luggage reaching its destination.
Case study: NI Labview helps develop wireless data acquisition system for oil and gas drilling download
Using Labview software and Compact Fieldpoint hardware, DSA has provided a customer with a cost-effective tool that allows a drilling team and engineers to wirelessly collect the data they need.
The Jumboweigher crane scale from Straightpoint is suitable for manufacturing and industrial applications, such as steel service centres.
The Oxy.IQ is a fuel-cell oxygen transmitter designed for manufacturing, industrial and laboratory environments.
The majority of electrical professionals have the need to trace cabling or wiring systems. This can often be a tiresome and time-consuming practice. In addition, there is often the requirement to identify which safety devices are connected to certain circuits or the need to identify and trace metallic conduit, heating pipes or underground cabling. The new Fluke 2042 cable locator has been specifically designed as a multi-purpose tool to assist the user in all of these applications.