Test and Measurement

A second helping of Hamm – an update on Katronic’s electric bus project

Katronic has provided an update to its previously published article of the measurement of energy demand on electric buses with the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt. The initial feasibility study was completed in the summer of 2018 with the goal to investigate the ability of the Katronic KATflow 150 to …

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TUV SUD NEL launches JIP to address industry’s oil-in water measurement knowledge gap

TUV SUD NEL has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fill a significant knowledge gap in the oil & gas industry’s use of online oil-in-water analysers to help optimise oil and gas recovery. In its quest to optimise production and recovery, the oil & gas industry is increasingly considering unmanned …

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Flir VP42 Non-Contact Voltage Detector ensures a safe job site

Flir Systems announces the new Flir VP42, a non-contact voltage detector with a built-in flashlight designed for field-troubleshooting and verification of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The Flir VP42 makes it easy to quickly troubleshoot live and neutral wiring to ensure a safe job site. With its built-in flashlight …

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Compact TEROS 11 soil moisture and temperature sensor is accurate, reliable and easy to use

Labcell, the UK distributor for METER Group (previously known as Decagon Devices), is introducing the METER TEROS 11 soil moisture and temperature sensor that benefits from a one-litre volume of influence, which is a substantial improvement over the 200 ml typical of most sensors. This remarkable performance is achieved despite …

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New Battery powered indicators provide switching and datalogging functions

Status Instruments have launched their brand-new DM650 battery powered product range. DM650TM temperature switch accepts both Pt100 or thermocouple temperature probes DM650PM pressure switch measures pressure up to 100 bar DM650HM humidity switch measures temperature and humidity DM650VI process signal switch measures analogue signals such as voltage or mA Housed …

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Water activity analysers that measure ‘free’ moisture

Rotronic manufactures water activity analysers to measure the ‘free’ moisture available within food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products of all types. This is a good, qualitative indicator of product stability and shelf life. Controlling this moisture improves product quality overall. Rotronic analysers provide accurate measurements in typically less than five minutes. …

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GRAS Sound & Vibration UK increases focus on aerospace and defence industries

As part of its growth strategy, GRAS Sound & Vibration UK Ltd (www.gras.co.uk) – leading specialist in high performance measurement microphones and related acoustic equipment – is increasing focus on noise testing within the aerospace and defence industries.  Reduction of noise emissions is critical, with manufacturers demanding increasingly sophisticated measurement …

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Testing radiation resistance without using a nuclear reactor

The University of Huddersfield’s combined electron microscope and ion beam accelerator is a world-class facility responsible for a large and growing global network of research collaborations.  One of the latest is a partnership with Brazil’s leading university and the scientific significance of this link and how it could help ensure …

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New measurement method for radioactive methane could have applications in the energy industry

The method developed by Juho Karhu in his PhD thesis work at the University of Helsinki, is a first step towards creating a precise measuring device. The article by doctoral researcher Juho Karhu was published in February, 2019, in Optics Letters. The article described a new method for measuring radioactive …

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Printed electronics manufacturers to benefit from In-line material characterisation and analysis

HORIBA has successfully implemented in-line, non-destructive, non-intrusive and non-contact material analysis and characterisation techniques into roll-to-roll printed electronics manufacturing to provide quality assurance and improve yield. Specifically, HORIBA provided the European SMARTRONICS project [FP7-NMP.2012.1.4.1] – an objective of which is the development of smart nanomaterials for organic electronics – with in-line spectral …

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