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Test and Measurement

April 1, 2014  

EASA rebrands as ‘The ElectroMechanical Authority’

Bensenville, IL – Over the past 25 years, members of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) have changed in various ways to meet more and new demands of its their customers. They have added services and/or products to meet these…

March 19, 2014  

New mobile app is for fluid control and pneumatics

Novi, MI – ASCO Numatics, a manufacturer of fluid automation, flow control and pneumatics solutions, has introduced a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices.

March 17, 2014  

Ultrasound World conference celebrates 10th year

Clearwater, FL – Ultrasound World, which will be celebrating its tenth anniversary, will take place May 13-16, 2014, in Clearwater, FL, at the Clearwater Hilton. It will provide plant reliability professionals from around the world with the…

March 13, 2014  

Reliable Asset World conference set for May

Clearwater, FL – The Reliable Asset World conference will take place May 13-16, 2014, in Clearwater, FL. Organized by UE Systems, the conference will bring together reliability professionals from around the globe to discuss best practices in…

March 11, 2014  

3D laser imaging recreates power plant down to nuts and bolts

Toronto – The future is near. Several hundred Ontario engineers gathered at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on the night of March 6, 2014, to learn more about the magic of 3D laser imaging.

February 1, 2014  

IR window protects inspectors of high-energy equipment

The Fluke ClirVu CV series IR windows eliminate the need to open the panel door to take infrared camera readings, offering protection for electricians, engineers and inspectors who work around high-energy equipment. The windows are torture…

January 27, 2014  

Changes in senior management take place at FLIR Systems

Wilsonville, OR − At FLIR Systems Inc., William A. Sundermeier, president of the company’s Government Systems Division, has resigned to pursue other personal and business opportunities. Thomas A. Surran, most recently president of the…

November 5, 2013  

March PTDA conference designed to build executive leadership skills

Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its Spring Leaders Conference March 2-4, 2014, in Nevada at the Vdara Hotel & Spa at Aria Las Vegas.

October 11, 2013  

Diagnosing motors with the push of a button

With advanced, user-friendly surge testers and windings analyzers, motor diagnostics now can be performed at the push of a button.

October 2, 2013  

Process measurement market to double over next decade

Austin, TX – An expanded product portfolio to address an untapped market for intelligent sensors in process manufacturing and production operations is being introduced by Emerson Process Management.

September 20, 2013  

Webinar on detecting bearing failure mechanisms set for September 25

Elmsford NY – Industry expert Andy Page, CMRP, of Allied Reliability Group, will discuss the various failure modes of bearings, how to detect them early and most importantly, how to avoid them, at a webinar sponsored by UE Systems Inc.,…

July 23, 2013  

Infrared instruments effective in troublshooting HVAC/R systems in summer heat

Mississauga, ON – With the summer heat upon us, HVAC/R systems should be tuned-up to run at maximum efficiency to avoid wasting energy, prevent system downtime, and reduce expensive emergency maintenance. An efficient way to start is to…

July 16, 2013  

Schneider Electric offers $5 billion for Invensys; other suitors may be in the wings

Rueil Malmaison, France – Schneider Electric SA is in talks about a 3.3-billion-pound (US$5 billion) offer for Britain’s Invensys Plc. Invensys said it disclosed the offer without Schneider’s consent, adding that there is no guarantee a firm…

July 15, 2013  

Order for thermal binoculars to support international counter-terrorism

Portland, OR – FLIR Systems Inc. has received a $16-million order for its Recon B2-FO integrated dual-channel thermal binoculars from an Asian government customer strategically allied with the United States. This longstanding FLIR customer is…

July 9, 2013  

Worldskills vocational competition drives global workforce excellence

Leipzig, Germany – What if you could bring together more than 1,000 17-to-25-year-old vocational students from around the world to demonstrate their skills and compete head-to-head to be the best in the world? That’s what…

April 23, 2013  

COGEP launches maintenance management app for Windows tablet at PMDS show in Montreal

Quebec City – COGEP has launched its Guide Ti Mobile, the world’s first CMMS/EAM application developed specifically for the Windows 8 operating system and the Surface Windows RT tablet.

April 1, 2013  

Distributor adds devices from Ametek

Waterdown, ON – TechniCAL Systems 2002 Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Ametek Inc.’s Power Instruments Division. The terms of the agreement will encompass the Panalarm and RIS units, and includes; SERNET, annunciators,…

February 12, 2013  

Smartphone app measures pretension of industrial belts

With a new app from ContiTech, users can use a smartphone to determine whether belt pretension is correct. The free Tension2Go application measures the pretension frequency and pretension of industrial belts from the ContiTech Power…

February 5, 2013  

Brooks Instrument announces new general manager

Hatfield, PA – Brooks Instrument, a provider of flow, pressure, vacuum and level solutions, has appointed Scott Amsbaugh as general manager. In his new role, Amsbaugh will be responsible for overseeing Brooks’ global business operations.

January 11, 2013  

Machinery protection system gets hazardous area approvals

Edmonton, AB – Metrix Instrument Company announced that ETL North American hazardous area approvals have been obtained for its Setpoint machinery protection system.

October 11, 2012  

Under new owner, Omega opens office in Shanghai to sell instrumentation and controls

Stamford, CT — Omega Engineering Inc. of Stamford, CT, which has sales and distribution offices in Canada, the UK and Germany, and which has been a supplier in the process measurement and control market for 50 years, opened a new office in…

September 25, 2012  

Infrared camera featured in Motion Industries’ latest industrial solution video

Birmingham, AL – Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has released the second instalment of its video series via its new MiHOW2 channel online at

September 10, 2012  

Open house reveals practical tips for thermal imaging

Montreal, QC — ITM Instruments Inc., Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC, and FLIR Canada of Burlington, ON, hosted a free event at the ITM head office on September 5, 2012, with 45 visitors spending the day with the ITM team and participating in many…

August 13, 2012  

High-speed camera helps explain how to measure displacement on feeders and conveyors

Erie, PA — Eriez has produced a new video to walk viewers through the proper procedures for measuring displacement on electromagnetic and electromechanical feeders and conveyors. The two-and-a-half-minute video can be viewed from the Eriez…

July 19, 2012  

Three key places to look for energy losses in industrial facilities

Chicago, IL – Industrial distributor W.W. Grainger Inc. helps customers reduce costs and operate more sustainably through its green products and services offerings in four main areas: managing energy usage, conserving water, reducing…

July 16, 2012  

UK condition monitoring firm acquired by US giant

Cleveland, OH — Parker Hannifin Corp., a supplier of motion and control technologies, has acquired Kittiwake Developments Ltd. of Littlehampton, UK.

June 11, 2012  

Micro circuits to support the ‘Internet of Things’

Waterloo, ON — Terepac Corp., a pioneer in the world’s tiniest digital electronics, and Rockwell Automation have engaged so Terepac can produce large volumes of its micro circuits for the ‘Internet of Things’ — uniquely…

June 1, 2012  

Automation Fault Analyzer app now available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry

Toronto, ON — V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc., in partnership with with WEG USA, has launched the first of a series of smartphone apps.

April 25, 2012  

SKF launches Knowledge Engineering mobile apps

Gothenburg, Sweden — SKF has developed a range of informational and calculation-focused apps which enable users to experience the world of SKF knowledge engineering on their iPhone and iPad. The SKF apps make it easier for users to analyze,…

April 1, 2012  

Is that a screwdriver in your ear?

Growing up the son of a farm equipment repairman, I learned at an early age to appreciate the versatility of an eight-ounce ball pein hammer, a spanner wrench and a screwdriver. There was practically no fix too difficult for my dad, as long as…