Test & Measuring Instruments

INFICON Teams With LeakMaster to Develop New Fuel-Filler Test System

October 21, 2016

DETROIT - More and more new-model cars and light trucks are being equipped with capless fuel fillers that require new final assembly-line quality checks. LeakMaster of Evansville, Indiana, has worked with INFICON, a leading provider of leak-detection equipment for the auto industry, to develop a system that accurately tests filler pipes quickly and efficiently, while at the same time using... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Leak Noise Logger integrates correlation capabilities.

September 30, 2016

Installed magnetically on pipe fittings throughout distribution system, Permalog PCorr+ enables water suppliers to locate leaks in water network via remote noise sampling and listening. Alarm state activates if leak noise is identified, radio signal is transmitted to indicate leak condition, and correlation mode lets users calculate precise location of leak. Otherwise, data is gathered via drive-by data collection with Patroller 3 USB radio receiver. Battery life is rated at 5 years. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Voltage Oscilloscope Probe is fiber-optically isolated.

September 29, 2016

Optimized for measurement of small signals floating on HV bus in power electronics designs, HVFO probe features optical isolation between probe tip and oscilloscope input. This reduces adverse loading of DUT while also reducing noise, distortion, ringing, overshoots, and transients on measured signal. Architecture consists of single laser and fiber optic cable providing optical isolation and modulated signal + data communication. Multiple tips achieve different operating voltage ranges. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Board Probes are available for routine AFM measurements.

September 21, 2016

Suitable for nearly all routine atomic force microscope (AFM) measurements, SurfRider™ Econo Board™ probes are also suited for training or education and can be used for many advanced modes. Latter includes tapping, force modulation, contact, and nanoelectrical and nanomechanical characterization modes. Suited for all AFM brands and models, probes come in 8 PtIr coated and non-coated models covering resonance frequencies from 13–300 kHz.
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Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Nexus DR Digital X-Ray Imaging System

September 20, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Nexus DR, a high resolution imaging system for X-ray imaging using a digital X-ray detector. The Nexus DR is designed to replace conventional film techniques, or existing digital systems, in multipurpose or... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Submersible Sensor accurately monitors UV transmittance.

September 12, 2016

Suited for municipal wastewater applications, UVT-LED-SW UV Transmittance Sensor provides continuous monitoring for accurate UV disinfection dosing. Unit is mounted directly to wall of any open channel system, taking automatic measurements every 60 seconds. Sensor directly outputs 4-20 mA signal, integrating into variety of process monitoring systems without transmitter or controller. Integrated Teflon wiper delivers swift cleaning cycle before each reading, preventing fouling and build-up. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrometer Probe scans small sample features.

August 25, 2016

Featuring 3 mm spot size, oreXpress™ Miniprobe™ allows geologists in field or core shack to pinpoint features of interest on sample for identification. Probe has pushbutton trigger for data collection, 5 W halogen light source for built-in illumination, and metal clad fiber optic cable with quick-disconnect. ABS thermoplastic body features ergonomic, low reflectance, impact-resistant design. Miniprobe is indispensable for samples where minerals of interest are only present in tiny areas. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Differential pH/ORP Sensors suit online process monitoring.

August 17, 2016

While models SD7500CD and SD7500CD-ORP are universally compatible with any conventional pH/ORP transmitter or controller, models SD7420CD and SD7420CD-ORP include direct 4–20 mA output for integration into process control systems. All models utilize 3-electrode differential sensor design that minimizes maintenance and downtime, extends sensor life, and promotes reliability. Inner reference electrode is surrounded by known concentrated pH 7 buffer that resists process contamination. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wood Moisture Meter provides audible alert.

August 2, 2016

Operating on 9 V battery, Moisture Meter takes moisture level reference measurements on wood and building materials such as wallboard, sheet rock, cardboard, plaster, concrete, and mortar. Icons display low, medium, and high levels of moisture content, while audible alert beeps faster as moisture level increases. Equipped with Data Hold function and Auto Power Off, meter is suited for building restoration projects and applications where moisture detection on floors and under carpets is critical. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power/Energy Meter has multi-format color display.

July 20, 2016

With Ophir thermal, pyroelectric, and photodiode laser sensors, StarBright measures power, single shot energy, repetitive energy, frequency, and beam size. Handheld instrument also measures irradiance and dosage with PD300RM radiometer sensors as well as laser beam size and beam position with BeamTrack power/position/size laser sensors. Other uses include measuring instantaneous power of laser pulse and measuring total energy exposure with Photodiode sensor. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Universal Touch Probe reduces SKU inventory, enhances versatility.

July 18, 2016

Model TS 642 is offered as universal replacement for all TS 6xx series touch probes. Original transceiver can remain in machine, all original cables can be used, and styluses are also compatible. After exchange, existing taper shank can continue to be used as well. While properties correspond to known touch probes, product offers service life of at least 5 million probes, flexible battery support, and IR range up to 7 m. Integrated workpiece cleaning jets function with air or coolant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Non-Contact Vision Probe enhances REVO measurement capabilities.

July 8, 2016

Intended for use with REVO® 5-axis measurement system on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs), RVP increases multi-sensor capability by adding non-contact inspection to existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capability. Thin sheet metal parts or components with large numbers of holes as small as 0.5 mm as well as parts not suitable for tactile measurement can be fully inspected with this vision measurement probe. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

INFICON's Leak Test Solutions for HVAC, Fuel and Airbag Systems

July 7, 2016

DETROIT - The drive for cleaner air and more fuel-efficient vehicles has led to the redesign of automotive fuel and air-conditioning systems, which in turn require new and much more sensitive leak-detection systems. Recent vehicle-airbag safety concerns also have called attention to the need for even greater test accuracy in this area as well. ONE-STEP TESTING FOR BOTH HVAC AND FUEL On... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Condition Monitoring Kit assesses machine health.

June 22, 2016

By testing bearings, pumps, electric motors, and compressors, CMAK 400-ML Basic Condition Monitoring Kit enables multi-parameter machine assessment. Kit includes SKF Machine Condition Advisor to simultaneously measure machine vibration signals and temperature; external sensor featuring 100 mV/g accelerometer; SKF IR Thermometer serving as dual laser sighted non-contact instrument; and SKF Inspector 400 Ultrasonic Probe, which senses high frequency sounds, leaks, and electric discharges. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

MR Conditional Pacing Lead is smallest available in USA.

June 20, 2016

Featuring FDA approval, Solia S ProMRI® is available with 5.6 French lead body and in 45, 53, and 60 cm lengths. Polyurethane coating over silicone, designed to reduce friction, facilitates introduction through small vessels and complex anatomy, while soft distal segment helps reduce stress and minimize myocardial trauma. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Semi-Rigid Coax Test Probes operate to 6 GHz max.

June 17, 2016

Offered in 0.02, 0.034, and 0.047 in. dia and 3, 6, 9, and 12 in. lengths, semi-rigid test probes assist in testing microwave circuits. Soldering of outer conductor to signal ground and exposed center conductor to trace carrying signal of interest enables sampling measurement without separate subassembly circuit board or adding connector to circuit layout. Versions include straight-cut probe ends and pre-stripped probe ends, and SMA connector interface meets 1.35:1 VSWR specification. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Predator C Avenger Flies with Ms-177 Long-Range Sensor

June 16, 2016

Demonstrates U2-class Surveillance Capability from Significant Standoff Ranges SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

WDR SWIR Camera Systems serve fast triggered imaging applications.

June 16, 2016

Without any processing or tone mapping, New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors and camera systems deliver dynamic range >140 dB in one snapshot. InGaAs photodiode array features ROIC and comes in 640 x 512 (15 micron pitch) or 320 x 256 (25 micron pitch) pixel resolution; both operate in from 900–1,700 nm. Under all lighting conditions, internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers images with optimized uniformity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vishay Intertechnology to Demonstrate Leading Ambient, Proximity, UV, and RGBW Light Sensors at Sensors Expo & Conference 2016

June 13, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. - June 8, 2016 - The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for Sensors Expo Conference 2016, taking place June 21-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. In booth 419, Vishay will provide demonstrations of its leading ambient, proximity, ultraviolet (UV), and RGBW light sensors for consumer,... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Ophir Photonics Announces the Helios Laser Power Meter for Measuring High Power Lasers in Industrial Automation Applications

June 2, 2016

North Logan, UT - Ophir Photonics Group, a Newport Corporation company celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, has announced the Helios, a compact laser power meter for measuring high power lasers in industrial processing applications. The Helios measures high power solid state lasers – such as diode, fiber, and Nd:YAG lasers – with... Read More