T&M and Monitoring
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Next Generation Ion Trap and Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers at ACHEMA 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today launched two new mass spectrometers, the Thermo Scientific LTQ Velos and LTQ Orbitrap Velos systems at ACHEMA 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany.
New Digital Force Tester With Intelligent Interface
The Chatillon range of advanced digital force testers from Lloyd Instruments has been expanded with the launch of the TCD1100. The introduction of the TCD1100 extends the force testing capacity of the TCD Series to 5 kN (1124 lbf). In common with other force testers in the TCD Series, the TCD1100 features an intelligent universal interface, which eliminates the need for a PC without compromising operational performance and capability.
Mid-Range infrared cameras from FLIR provide easy access to new applications
The latest models of the FLIR mid-range T-Series infrared cameras contain no less that five new areas of function development. This faithfully follows the company's policy to continually develop its products to add value by providing easy access to new applications.
New features add significant value to FLIR infrared cameras
By constantly adding value to its P-Series thermal imaging cameras, FLIR Systems has introduced the huge benefits of infrared to more and more industry sectors. Recently it was the first to introduce GPS as part of the feature set, greatly extending the application scope of maintenance professionals whose work takes them to multiple sites. And now with the latest upgrades FLIR Systems is again making it even easier for more applications to be addressed by a P600 Series camera, achieving greater operator efficiency and quicker return on investment.
Cut costs with OCR that reads far more than just barcodes
Prime Vision brings an important message to any company wishing to improve its cost and operational efficiency through automatic identification. "We can now use any detail in a data-capture image as a means of automating product handling, from simple product flow applications right through to the complete logistical process," explained Product Specialist, Jacob Dijkstra. "The Prime Vision recognition capability is a giant step beyond simple bar code technology. It takes in machine printed character reading, graphics and even handwriting to provide companies with the optimum auto ID solution to suit their application."
Thermo Fisher Scientific Accelerates Analysis of Pesticides and Flame Retardants in Drinking Water with DSQ II Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has introduced a new application note illustrating how the Thermo Scientific DSQ II single quadrupole mass spectrometer provides an effective method for the accelerated analysis of flame retardants and pesticides in drinking water. The new application note, entitled Analysis of Pesticides and Flame Retardants in Drinking Water According to US EPA Method 527 by Single Quadrupole GC/MS, is available to download via the featured applications section at www.thermo.com/enviro
Biotage Releases Initiator 2.5 Microwave Synthesizer for Improved Performance and Results
Biotage announces the introduction of the Initiator 2.5 microwave synthesizer. This new system upgrade is designed to offer fast and scalable reactions and has been tailored for synthetic chemistry.
Gas Detector Calibration In Remote Locations Is Now Easier Than Ever Before
Calibrating the Model S4000CH Combustible Gas Detector with a remotely-installed sensor is now easier than ever with the new Automatic Remote Gas Calibrator (ARGC) from General Monitors. The ARGC addresses the need for more convenient and expedient maintenance routines by allowing calibration gas to be applied to the catalytic bead sensor from easily accessible locations.
Insulated Bimetal Thermometer TB for Cold Water Systems
For measuring the temperature in cold water systems, Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation offers the bimetal thermometer TB in a version with thermowell and PVC insulation protecting it against condensation and hence corrosion. The thermometer is suitable especially for HVAC, but also for other sectors like the food and beverage industry. It can measure temperature ranges from -30°C up to 500°C.
Thermo Fisher Scientific TSQ Quantum GC Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Achieves Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Food
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today introduced a new application note to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum GC triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. The company's novel solution delivers accurate quantitation results quickly and provides confirmation of positive results in fast multi-residue pesticide determination. The new application note entitled "Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis Using Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS" is available to download via the applications focus section at www.thermo.com/gcfoodsafety
Free Fluke Thermography and Power Quality Webinars
Fluke is offering free participation in Industrial/Building Thermography, Power Quality and Leonardo ENERGY seminars via the Web. Each hour-long Webinar explains the techniques used to carry out straightforward but powerful troubleshooting and preventive maintenance programmes using the latest handheld and portable instruments. Dates and more detail about each Webinar and how to enrol can be found from links on the Fluke homepage www.fluke.co.uk. Fluke is also running a programme of "hands-on" Power Quality Training Seminars and Thermal Imaging Training Seminars throughout 2009 at locations around England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
FREE Fluke 2009 Test Tools Catalogue available now
Fluke has announced the availability of its 2009 Test Tools Catalogue. The free, 114 page, full-colour catalogue contains the latest information about the continuously expanding line of rugged and reliable Fluke test tools, together with useful information about the new Fluke web portals of interest to electricians, engineers and maintenance technicians. A free copy may be requested via the Fluke Web site at www.fluke.co.uk, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone on 020 7942 0700.
New generation SKF support for wind farms
SKF has launched the third generation version of its successful wind turbine condition monitoring system. SKF WindCon 3.0 is designed to enable wind farms to extend turbine maintenance intervals, manage resources more effectively, and avoid costly downtime.
Keithley Upgrades Model 4200-SCS For Solar Cell Testing, Expanded C-V Frequency Range, and Nine-Slot Chassis Support
Keithley Instruments, Inc. has introduced a variety of hardware, firmware, and software enhancements to its award-winning Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System. The Keithley Test Environment Interactive (KTEI) V7.2 upgrade includes nine new solar cell test libraries, an expanded frequency range for the system's Capacitance-Voltage (C-V) measurement capability, and support for the company's new nine-slot Model 4200-SCS instrument chassis.
Bimetal Thermometer TBHI – Steady Pointer due to Wire Guide and Damping Liquid
The bimetal thermometer TBHI offered by Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation has a steady pointer due to its guided wire. It is now available also with an optional damping liquid avoiding additionally vibrations. The robust measuring device made of stainless steel is suitable especially for heavy duty applications. This every angle version can measure temperature ranges from -70°C up to 600°C. It corresponds to the protection class IP 68.
Keithley offers attractive price specials for Test & Measurement instruments
Keithley Instruments, Inc. is offering a 20% discount off the list price on a range of world-class Test & Measurement instruments to its European customers. The offer is available for a limited period of time, starting with immediate effect and ending on May 31, 2009.
Machine monitoring made simple with the SKF Machine Condition Advisor
On show for the first time in the UK at this year's MAINTEC industrial maintenance and asset management exhibition, the new Machine Condition Advisor (MCA) from SKF, is an easy-to-use, ergonomically designed, handheld device designed to simplify machine maintenance and prevent costly failures.
Electrical Wiring Tags At The Push Of A Button
Seaward has extended the capabilities of its new PowerPlus 1557 electrical installation tester with the introduction of a complementary label printer for on the spot cable tagging and distribution board marking.
Testing times for the infrared
The RAD-900 Infrared Radiometer, manufactured by Optikos Corp of the USA and distributed by Armstrong Optical Ltd allows users to make precise measurements of radiometric temperature and spectral radiance. The system operates in the both the MWIR and LWIR bands and may be used to carry out both 1D and 2D source radiance measurements when installed on the ASB-920 Angular Scan Base.
Added incentive to visit FLIR at Maintec
Maintec 17th – 19th March 2009 NEC, Stand no. 154 - If the opportunity to see the broadest range of infrared cameras on the market wasn't enough, FLIR is also offering several other incentives to Maintec visitors this year. There's the chance of winning a FLIR i5 by taking part in the company's on-stand competition. This pocket-sized infrared camera was introduced as the smallest, lightest and most affordable infrared camera for spotting electrical and mechanical problems.
Keithley Instruments Announces Discontinuance of its S600 Series Parametric Test Product Line
Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced that it is discontinuing its S600 Series parametric test product line. The Company will continue to accept orders for S600 Series testers until February 2010 and will continue to provide technical support, calibration, and repair services for five years through February 2014.
First Validated Electrical Resistance Tomography System
Process consistency and product quality are key to the pharmaceutical industry from drug development research through to manufacturing scale-up.
New Jigs To Measure Peel Cling, Puncture Resistance And Tensile Strength Of Stretch Wrap Cling Film
Lloyd Instruments offers versatile testing of stretch wrap film with the introduction of two new test jigs for its LFPlus 1 kN (225 lbf) single column materials testing machine. The TG1075 is used for testing puncture resistance to ASTM D 5748-95 (Re-approved 2007), while the TG1167 is used for testing peel cling to ASTM D 5458-95 (Re-approved 2001). In addition, the LFPlus can be used to perform a standard tensile test on stretch wrap film at very low force.
New Remote head camera
JAI recently introduced the CM-030PMCL-RH industrial CCD camera with small remote head and Power over Camera Link (PoCL) digital interface. With many of the advanced features of the other Jai Compact camera series this camera is designed specifically for space and weight constrained applications that require quality with compact size.
Night Vision InfraRed Camera
The Xeva-FPA-1.7 is an industrial Infrared camera manufactured by a leader in InGaAs sensors - Xenics from Belgium. It is available in 320 x 256 pixel or 640 x 512 pixel resolution and is sensitive up to 1.7 micron wavelength of light which makes it suitable for a variety of applications including night vision.
FLIR Systems Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. Revenue was $302.3 million, up 25% compared to fourth quarter 2007 revenue of $242.6 million. Operating income for the quarter was $88.1 million, up 40% from $62.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. Net income for the quarter was $65.3 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared with net income of $46.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter a year ago. Cash provided by operations during the quarter was $90.1 million.
Quantify energy savings in professional report
Infrared is the ideal tool for pinpointing energy loss. It's quick, easy, safe and highly cost-effective. FLIR has been at the forefront of developing this technology and has a comprehensive range of building specific thermal imaging cameras that meet both application need and available budget. And with the launch of the new FLIR Reporter™ Building software the company now adds considerable value to its proven infrared package.
Thermal Insulation Block Testing To EN Standards
The legal requirement in the UK since October 2008 for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) when buying or selling a home means that there is an increased emphasis on thermal insulation, especially in new build properties. Lloyd Instruments' LR30KPlus (30 kN (6744 lbf)) twin column material testing machine, equipped with NEXYGENPlus control and analysis software, can provide the capability for testing key mechanical properties of thermal insulation blocks. These include compressive stress, tensile strength and shear strength to EN 826, EN1607, EN12090, EN 12430 and EN 12431 standards.
Special product packages herald new software release
The potential for infrared in the building sector has never been greater. Sky-rocketing energy prices, green building policies and EU directives on energy conservation have all driven the take-up of the technology.
Advanced industrial electronics diagnostic logging kit with software comparisons and professional reporting
Fluke has introduced the new Fluke 287/FVF industrial electronics monitoring Combo Kit comprising a true-rms Fluke 287 Electronics Logging Multimeter, FlukeView® Forms software, which enables comparisons with previous recordings and professional reporting, and a Fluke 80BK-A Thermocouple probe. The Fluke 287 can log multiple sessions unattended in the field. Advanced data logging with TrendCapture helps to track down elusive, intermittent, electronics problems faster than before.
Keithley releases new 2009 test and measurement product guide
Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the release of its 2009 Test and Measurement Product Guide. The 144-page guide offers details and technical specifications on Keithley's general-purpose and sensitive sourcing and measurement products, DC switching, RF switching and measurement, data acquisition solutions, semiconductor test systems, and optoelectronics test. A useful selector guide simplifies choosing the right solutions for specific applications. For a free copy of Keithley's 2009 Test and Measurement Product Guide, visit http://www.keithley.info/catalog09.
New compact laboratory viscometer ideal for high-throughput systems
A powerful new tool in lab-scale viscosity measurement is the goVisc 500 from viscosity measurement specialists Hydramotion Ltd. The goVisc 500 is a compact, high-performance precision viscometer ideal for general laboratory work where high precision and excellent repeatability are required. As a standalone device with real-time analogue or digital outputs, the goVisc is also especially suitable for automated applications in which viscosity measurement must be continuously available such as high-throughput analytical or quality control systems.
Burkert Flow Meters Provide Precise & Reliable Flow Measurement
Burkert has extended its 8070/8071 range of positive displacement flow meters for the measurement of high viscosity fluids, such as glue, honey and oil. The range now extends from 1/8(inches) to 4(inches), providing metering with high levels of accuracy (Equal to or less than 0.5(percent F.S.) for difficult- to- measure fluids with viscosities up to 1-m centipoise.
Compact range, expanded choice of cameras from FLIR
Breaking down cost barriers to infrared technology has been the focus for FLIR Systems for several years now. As well as marketing the widest range of infrared cameras it has also ensured there is a good choice at entry level. Well that 'good choice' has now become exceptional as FLIR introduces two more camera models to what is now known as its compact i-Series. This range now comprises three models but their benefits are not just confined to newcomers to the technology.
Vision Technology Exhibition (VTX)/Advanced Manufacturing
FLIR® A-Series smart infrared cameras see thermal patterns in real time. They produce infrared video output with embedded temperature measurement data that can trigger alarms, steer processes, inform product development and ensure quality. FLIR Systems is the world leader in this technology and its cameras are easily affordable especially when considered against the significant cost savings and quality assurance potential.
Dual line-scan in colour – Dalsa Spyder3 camera
DALSA Corporation is pleased to introduce the Spyder3 Colour dual linescan camera to provide high colour fidelity, ease of use, and affordable solutions for the fast growing colour imaging market. The Spyder3 Colour camera is based on DALSA's successful Spyder3 monochrome models using dual line sensor technology. Dual line scan architecture features two rows of pixels and a higher quantum efficiency tripling image sensor responsivity without shot noise penalty. This is invaluable for line scan applications where integration times are short and typically struggle for enough light intensity.
Instant Flow Visibility
The SFI Sight Flow Indicator from Titan is a simple, cost effective visual indicator of liquid flow. Typically used in coolant circuits, test rigs and pumping skids, the indicator gives the operator immediate visual confirmation of flow, or lack of flow, in the line. The Titan SFI uses a freely rotating paddle type spinner, mounted on a stainless steel spindle.
Cameras for infrared interferometry from Armstrong Optical
With the greater use of thermal imaging in military, homeland defence, security and surveillance applications the need to test infrared lens systems to ensure that they meet demanding specifications has never been more widespread. One of the easiest and most diagnostic lens testing techniques in use is interferometry and Armstrong Optical Ltd now have the capability to offer camera systems for all the common infrared wavebands.
Bayernoil refinery uses FLIR® GasFindIR to detect leaks
The Bayernoil refinery complex is located in southern Germany and has three refinery, production and storage sites in Ingolstadt, Neustadt and Vohburg (between Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg). It is owned by oil corporations OMV, Agip, BP and Ruhr Oel. Over 800 employees process annually 12m tonnes of crude oil that is refined into oil products. Safety and environmental considerations are firmly integrated in the company's quality and production management. Moreover, Bayernoil has a stringent zero-accident policy, hence the importance of preventive maintenance at the three sites.
GKS Inspection Services Offers Portable Faro CMM & Laser Scanner Rentals
GKS Inspection Services announced it is now offering daily, weekly and monthly rentals of FARO portable measurement equipment. FARO Technologies, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of portable, 3-D measurement systems used in a wide range of manufacturing, industrial, construction, and forensic applications.
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