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March 28, 2011
The XR360 is the latest technology for accelerated exposure testing of complete photovoltaic (PV) modules. The unit integrates recent developments in environmental-chamber and...
March 28, 2011
Spectronics The CB-400 Cobra-4 borescope (photo) features a dual head blue- and white-light LED (light-emitting diode) to allow technicians to inspect...
March 28, 2011
The Proline Alignment Kit is a visual laser system for checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism and leveling for production, maintenance and plant...
March 28, 2011
The Model PM 100 particulate-flow and emissions-monitoring system provides continuous realtime and averaged analysis of particulate emissions for compliance with U.S. Environmental...
March 28, 2011
Fluke The 5080A multi-product calibrator (photo) handles both analog and digital test instruments. Its high voltage and current compliance allows the 5080A to calibrate accurately and economically. The...
March 28, 2011
EH-LinkT is a wireless sensor node that can draw power from a host of energy-harvesting systems, including strain, vibration, thermal gradients, solar...
March 28, 2011
Internal electrochemical corrosion can cause leaks in single- and double-walled tanks over time. The Eurovac NV leak detector (photo) is a vacuum-type leak detector according to EN 13160-2, Class 1. The device is...
March 28, 2011
Siemens Industry Sector The new, heavy-duty motion-sensing switch Sitrans WM100 (photo) is used to detect the absence or presence of motion on rotating, reciprocating or conveying equipment. The devices...
March 28, 2011
The CSI 9420 is a smart, wireless vibration transmitter that delivers detailed information for machinery analysis to vibration experts, such as direct alerts on high vibration caused by cavitation or...
March 28, 2011
Perten Instruments Group With an analysis time of only 6 s, the DA 7200 near infrared (NIR) analysis system (photo) and a new calibration feature offers many...
March 28, 2011
    Perten Instruments   The RVA (Rapid Visco Analyzer) 4500 (photo) is a cooking and stirring viscometer with ramped temperature and...
March 28, 2011
    Emerson Process Management   This firm has completed a global network of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration services. The network makes available accredited calibrations from the Coriolis production...
August 1, 2010
To unearth the fundamental causes of vibration-related pump troubles, pump end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) typically have relied on a concise array of vibration field-test parameters. Conventional trial-and-error vibration troubleshooting methods often fail to achieve the longterm, trouble-free pump operation sought, yet they can be time-consuming and increasingly costly to apply...
December 1, 2008
The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) Food Futures Flagship (Sydney;, has developed an in vitro robotic device for accurately predicting the glycemic index (GI) and resistant starch (RS) in foods. "This instrument will be a valuable tool for manufacturers as they develop new formulations and processes to make the products which consumers need,"...
March 15, 2008
Scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Chilton, Didcot, U.K.; have developed a laser-based method for the characterization of the bulk-chemical content of pharmaceutical capsules — without opening the capsules. In...
October 1, 2007
Click here for full pdf version of this article - includes all graphs, charts, tables, and author information The use of safety standards, particularly IEC 61508 [1] and IEC 61511 [2], has increased rapidly in the past several years. Along with the adoption of these standards has come an increase in the need for accurate reliability data for devices used in safety instrumented systems (SIS), both...
March 1, 2007
TubeMaster, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.; has filed patent applications for a new seal technology used in tubes that have both catalyst and thermocouples. Called ThermoCoupleMaster, the new...
March 1, 2006
Toshishige M. Suzuki and his colleagues at the Tohoku Center of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST; Sendai, Japan; has developed a new analytical test strip that can quickly detect parts-per-billion (ppb) concentrations of heavy metal ions in water. Up to now, existing test strips for metal ions have not been sensitive enough to detect ppb...
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