Mechanical Testers

Test & Measuring Instruments

King Portable Brinell Tester Upgrades

May 3, 2016

5 New King® Portable Brinell Tester Improvements! King Tester® is excited to announce the introduction of FIVE King Tester® Portable Brinell Tester improvements which can be retrofitted to any new or existing tester to upgrade the quality, consistency, and reliability of the original King Tester®. 1. Purge Valve – Allows for air removal without performing a complete oil change to... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Siemens Expands Pressure Transmitter Portfolio

April 25, 2016

Spring House, PA, – Siemens Process Industries Drives Division announced today that it is expanding the SITRANS pressure transmitter portfolio with the newly developed SITRANS P310 for basic measurement and the advanced SITRANS P410. The newest products for the SITRANS line will be manufactured locally in Spring House, Pa., and shipped to customers in North America. The Spring House... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Alicat Releases Gas Select 6.0 Firmware for its Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

April 6, 2016

New user-selectable engineering units, better control and faster data with new control software Tucson, Arizona – Alicat Scientific has updated its Gas Select™ firmware for Alicat mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. Gas Select 6.0 improves user control and data speed, adding features that enable users to make changes to instruments without a factory visit. ... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Friction Tester indicates slip characteristics of packaging.

April 5, 2016

Designed to measure static and dynamic coefficients of friction, Model CFT provides detailed information of slip characteristics of packaging material. Single touch button initiates tests based on defined parameters, while automatic sled placement with variable dwell times gives repeatable static slip results. Suitable for production or laboratory environment, compact friction tester provides graphical representation of forces during test and enables statistical analysis of results to be printed. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pressure Sensors suit HVAC and refrigeration equipment.

April 1, 2016

With external freeze/thaw resistance from -22 to 122°F, PX3 Series offers durable solution for accurate system pressure monitoring. Sensors perform reliably in presence of electro-magnetic fields such as near wireless signals, RF communication, and electrical devices. Featuring pressure range of 15–667 psi and tight total error band of ±1.0% FS span, transducers are suited for compressors and rooftop chillers, refrigeration systems in grocery stores, and hydraulic oil pressure monitoring. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Pressure Transmitters offer high pressure spike resistance.

March 31, 2016

Suited for industrial and OEM environments, Model 247/347 Series features all-welded design with bonded foil strain gauge on hardened stainless steel diaphragm, along with fully potted electronics. For lower pressure measurements (3–200 psi), piezoresistive silicon sensing element is also incorporated. Available in 24 full-scale pressure ranges, transmitters offer weather-resistant DIN 43650 connector, 6-pin Bayonet or direct coupled cable, and choice of ¼ in. NPT or SAE female pressure port. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vapor Pressure Tester combines versatility and portability.

March 9, 2016

Certified to work in cold as well as hot and damp climates, MINIVAP VP Vision has 0&ndash;2,000 kPa pressure range, with <0.2 kPa repeatability, that allows measurement of gasoline, jet fuel, crude oil, LPG, and solvents without attaching pressure regulator. Exact piston positioning and 2D-Correction&trade; (273 points) ensure accurate and precise results over full measuring range. Able to withstand vibrations and shocks from any direction, analyzer features app-like UI on 10 in. touchscreen. Read More

Portable Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Torque Measurement Equipment enables full data traceability.

March 4, 2016

Suitable for auditing and calibrating assembly tools, Torque Measurement Equipment certifies that tools are within tolerance. Full product offering includes simple tool checks featuring CM/CMK or SPC test results, to complete standalone Mobile systems. For optimized system accuracy and data communication, all transducers feature full digital communication to PC or analyzer. Torque wrenches can be used as production device or quality check device to check residual torque on fasteners.  Read More

Portable Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Work Tools facilitate connector assembly.

January 28, 2016

Aligning with connector products for both large form factor industrial and board level connectivity, Tightening Torque Tools offer fixed torque of 0.5 Nm, making it almost impossible to over- or under-tighten. Slimline Screwdrivers are suited for assembly with integration of insulation at blade diameter. Offered in battery-operated or manually operated models, Panel Punches make it possible to accurately create corresponding panel cut out. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Roughness and Contour Measuring System is built for precision.

January 27, 2016

Able to generate surface finish and contour measurements in one pass, MarSurf® UD 130 features measuring speeds to 5 mm/sec, biomimetic probe design, and automatic probe arm recognition. Travel length is 130 mm, Z-axis measuring range is up to 20 mm, and resolution is 2 nm. While interferometric probe system provides technical data, probe movement is registered by photodiodes and evaluated electronically. Different probe tip geometries are available for different measuring tasks. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Full-Bridge Strain Gages offer small, high-resistance patterns.

January 15, 2016

Based on Advanced Sensors technology, Transducer Class® S5056/S5020/S5046/S5047 offer alternative to bonding multiple, individual strain gages in bending and torque/shear applications. Features include optimized grid-to-grid temperature matching; range of pattern configurations; gold-plated solder pads; and resistance from 350 &Omega; to 20 k&Omega;. All 4 active arms of Wheatstone bridge circuit are formed on single carrier, and all intrabridge connections are integrated into pattern. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Improving Gun Safety with Force Measurement

January 12, 2016

In an effort to reduce the incidence of accidental gun discharge, The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been modifying their standard, off-the-shelf firearms to require a greater amount of force to activate the trigger. Following any shooting incident, the weapon is immediately sent to NYPD's Firearms Laboratory for a battery of tests. Among those tests, the trigger pull force... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HVAC Brain Adds Siemens Room Pressure Monitors to Online Store

January 12, 2016

HVAC Brain, Inc. (www.hvacbrain.com), retailer of HVAC/R equipment and replacement parts, has added Siemens room pressure monitors to their online selection of Siemens building automation technology products. Siemens is an industry-leading manufacturer of building automation systems and components. Siemens room pressure monitors are designed to provide... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Jaw Force Gauges measure grip on workpieces.

January 11, 2016

With Jaw Force Gauges, users can accurately measure force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before failure occurs. Reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is holding force available for that specific jaw. Providing force range from 0&ndash;30,000 lb, gauges are suitable for chucks from 6&ndash;18 in. Gauges identify potential safety hazards and keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Submersible LVDT Position Transmitter serves subsea applications.

December 30, 2015

Featuring CANopen interface that complies with CiA 443 for subsea instruments, Macro Sensors SSIR 937 offers interoperable and standardized communications to network with devices from different manufacturers used on ocean floor. Transmitter withstands external pressures to 7,500 psi with MTBF of >1 million hr when encased in special alloys, and repeatability, with error of <0.01% of full range, is maintained despite offsets due to pressure and/or temperature. Movement is measured to <2 mm. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Router enables remote pressure readings.

December 15, 2015

Providing internet connectivity for Bluetooth-enabled CirrusSense&trade; pressure sensors attached to refrigerant, oil, and water lines, CirrusSense&trade; Wireless Router enables remote pressure readings, diagnostics, and immediate email/text alerts. All-digital sensors are available in 2 compensated accuracies of 1% and 0.25% and can monitor pressure of any fluid from vacuum to 10,000 psi. Sealed to IP65 rating, sensors uses one-piece, precision-machined stainless steel diaphragm and header. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Pressure Measurement Solutions solve process control challenges.

December 2, 2015

Rosemount 3051S Thermal Range Expander with UltraTherm&trade; 805 oil fill fluid enables pressure measurements by direct-mounting diaphragm seal system to processes reaching 770°F without impulse piping or heat tracing. Calculating DP through digital architecture, Rosemount 3051S ERS&trade; System is suitable for SIL 2 and 3 applications. Rosemount 3051S High Static DP Transmitter, with its SuperModule&trade; platform and coplanar design, provides flow measurement in applications to 15,000 psi. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

WirelessHART® Pressure Gauge helps optimize plant operations.

November 20, 2015

By enabling remote collection of field data, Rosemount&trade; Wireless Pressure Gauge keeps operators updated on changing field conditions and helps ensure personnel safety by minimizing manual operator rounds and field exposure. Device utilizes piezeoresistive sensor technology and is equipped with 4.5 in. gauge face for easy visibility. Housed in engineered polymer enclosure with NEMA 4X, IP66/67 rating, product provides up to 10 years of reliable readings. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable 8-in-1 Calibrator uncovers undiagnosed loop problems.

November 19, 2015

Combining 8 single-function calibrators, legacy 10&ndash;50 mA capabilities, and troubleshooting tools, PIE 850 helps diagnose hard-to-find, common loop control problems. Handheld instrument includes milliamp current calibrator, voltage calibrator, thermocouple calibrator, RTD resistance calibrator, frequency calibrator, pH simulator, continuity checker, and pressure calibrator. Also included, Loop diagnostic technology and LoopScope feature reveal all loop parameters in one glance. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Thermal & Heating Equipment

In-Situ Electron Microscopy Tools foster real-time observation.

November 19, 2015

NanoEx&trade; holders enable materials scientists and engineers to observe, in real-time, changes at micro, nano, and atomic scale in morphology and dynamic properties of materials under mechanical, electrical, and thermal stimuli as well as environmental conditions mimicking actual use cases. Specific products include NanoEx i/v heating solution, which uses MEMS-based nanoheaters; NanoEx 3D Indenter; and NanoEx 3D STM/EP electric nanoprobing solution. All work with FEI TEM platforms. Read More