Test and Measurement

FLIR Systems receives $28.7m award for chemical detector

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) programme.  The Other Transaction Authority Agreement (OTA) is valued at $28.7 million, with execution extending …

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MB Dynamics appoints Craig Aszkler as director of business development

MB Dynamics, a privately-held leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of vibration test systems and equipment, including squeak and rattle test systems, steering test systems, suspension component test systems, modal exciters and amplifiers, calibration systems, dynamic controllers, transducer calibration, and engineering services, today announced the appointment of Craig Aszkler as …

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ESPI launches UK subsidiary and appoints new UK business director

ESPI, the French family-owned designer of innovative hardware and software solutions for measuring and controlling machine tool performance, has created a new subsidiary – ESPI DPC UK – and opened a new office in the UK to bring its advanced technology to British precision manufacturers. Vincent Borgraeve has been appointed …

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Mecmesin acquired by Battery Ventures

Mecmesin, a 41 year old British company specialising in the design and manufacture of force and torque testing equipment for quality control, has been acquired by PPT Holdings, a Battery Ventures company. Battery Ventures is a global investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide that has raised $6.9 billion …

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RPI supplies Rolls-Royce with five iMAPs to speed up engine manufacture and MRO

RPI UK has supplied five integrated measurement assembly platforms (iMAPs) to Rolls-Royce and its approved MRO facilities. RPI’s iMAP, which is proven to reduce inspection times by 90 per cent and improve gauge repeatability and reproducibility by up to 10 times, will be used by Rolls-Royce to measure and assemble …

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Accelerometer training at a venue near you

DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd are spreading their wings by taking their unique accelerometer training seminar to several UK regional venues. The training which is now in its 6th year has become the ‘go to’ event for anyone using accelerometers who is brave enough to admit that perhaps their understanding of …

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The Planck satellite led to a group of Finnish researchers winning the respected Gruber prize

Finnish researchers are now among the world’s best known cosmologists and astronomers thanks to the 2018 Gruber prize awarded to the ESA’s Planck consortium. Among the recipients of the prize are VTT Senior Scientist Jussi Varis and the CEO of JoyHaptics Ltd, Jussi Tuovinen, who also has a background at …

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Power management in Industry 4.0

Here, Anoop Gangadharan, product marketing manager – Power Measurement Solutions, Yokogawa Europe, explains how accurate measurement is the key to energy efficiency in the implementation of Industry 4.0 As industry evolves to 4.0, energy management assumes new significance as the convergence of IoT, analytics and cloud computing leads to new …

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Growth and expansion at UK engineering manufacturer

Exciting times continue for UK based Evolution Measurement as the company today announces a key internal promotion after further developing their partnership with Guildline Instruments and winning a number of large contracts for the tiny pressure scanner, EvoScann which is designed and built in house. Neil Cardinal, will take the …

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HBM and BKSV to merge

HBM will be merging its activities with BKSV (Brüel and Kjær Sound and Vibration) from 1 January 2019.  Both owned by UK based Spectris Plc, the new company will be named HBK (Hottinger, Brüel and Kjær). Both HBM and BKSV are global leaders in their respective disciplines and have complementary expertise across the measurement chain. By leveraging their respective strengths, the aim is to create a …

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