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Test and Measurement

News
March 26, 2010  

Leak Detective Sleuths Out Trouble (March 26, 2010)

How an ultrasound inspection saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by finding vacuum leaks hidden underneath …

News
February 26, 2010  

Thermography seminars being offered in Ontario in March

Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC — A seminar focused on an introduction to thermography is being offered at the end o…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Electronic Caliper Withstands Dirt, Water

Providing an IP67 level of protection against coolant, water, dirt and dust, the 798 electronic slide caliper series from L.S. Starrett is suitable for the shop floor environment. It features an extra…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Meter Monitors Mechanical Equipment Vibrations

The Reed VM-6320 vibration meter measures acceleration, velocity and displacement with a bearing condition monitoring function and piezoelectric accelerometer. Velocity measurement range is 0.01 cm/s …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

UV Inspection Lamp Detects Wide Variety Of Leaks

The handheld Spectronics BIB-150P UV inspection lamp, featuring a rugged 150-W Built-In-Ballast bulb, can pinpoint any industrial leak, such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel and …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Thermal Imager Comes With Training DVD

New Fluke thermal imagers come with a free 2-1/2-hour training DVD designed to help owners get the most from their imagers. The package includes step-by-step instructions covering both the theory and …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Compact Inspection System Sees Around Tight Drains

Ridgid has added the SeeSnake microDrain inspection system to its SeeSnake line of drain inspection products. This compact system features a 30-ft flexible cable and a 22-mm-diameter camera head that …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Power Quality Analyzer Is Ready To Go

Containing everything to measure single-or three-phase power, the TES power quality analyzer can measure active power, reactive power, apparent power, power integration and power factor, up to 600 V o…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Validator Checks Accuracy Of Test Equipment

EDL’s MOV-1 Megaohm Validator provides a simple method of ensuring that insulation resistance testers are operating properly and within specification. Measurements performed in the field can cause the…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Insulation Tester Withstands Tough Conditions

Small enough to fit into a pocket, yet tough enough to withstand industrial use, Megger’s robust MIT200 insulation and continuity testers offer safety combined with ease of use. They have a CAT III 60…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Clamp-On Meter Suits General Use

The multi-function, low-current clampon meter Model CM605 for

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Stainless Steel Flowmeter Is For High-Temperature Use

Dwyer Instruments has introduced the series STFLO stainless steel flowmeters. The series is suitable for high-temperature and high-pressure applications such as steam. The direct reading scale provide…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Inspection Camera Helps Locate And Record Machinery Problems

Milwaukee’s new M12 M-Spector AV digital inspection camera allows users to capture up to 12,000 photos and record up to 90 minutes of audio/video to help when inspecting common jobsite problems. Issue…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Clamp-On Multimeter Has Dual Display

Amprobe’s compact ACD-14 Plus clampon multimeter with dual display allows simultaneous reading of amperage and voltage. Its thin jaws can access tight measurement areas, yet accommodate conductors up …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Probe Indicates Live Volt-Even With Blown Fuse

Fluke has introduced FTP fused test probes with built-in fuses for additional measurement protection. If the probe fuse blows, the probe still allows the meter to indicate live voltage. The units are …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Infrared Thermometer Is For Food Service

The model FST-200 food service infrared thermometer has been introduced by Dwyer Instruments. The thermometer has both an infrared sensor and an immersion probe for safely monitoring surface and produ…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Laser Distance Meter Is Built To Last

The 2280-20 laser distance meter from Milwaukee, designed to measure distances up to 200 ft, features an end bracket to measure from corners and edges with 1/16-in. accuracy. Six measurement functions…

Product
February 1, 2010  

Machine Condition Advisor Alerts User To Machinery Problems

SKF’s rugged yet ergonomic machine condition advisor quickly and easily checks the condition of rotating equipment, providing early warning of potential machine problems before a costly failure occurs…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Infrared Camera Helps Prevent Equipment Failure (February 01, 2010)

The Extech i5 compact, lightweight infrared camera is an easy-to-use, afford able troubleshooting tool for high-quality thermal imag ing and high accuracy, focus-free viewing. The lightweight device i…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Clamp Meter Keeps Current Flowing

Fluke has introduced two mA clamp meters designed to help technic ians test critical automation and control circuits without breaking the circuit or interrupting operations. The Fluke 772 and Fluke 77…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Wireless Infrared Thermometer Has Powerful Features

Omega has introduced the portable and rugged OS530LE-W9 series of handheld infrared thermometers, featuring built-in wireless measurement. Its laser sighting is switchable between laser dot and circle…

Product
February 1, 2010  

Bearing Fault Monitor Cuts Maintenance Costs

Designed to provide early warning of bearing and gear faults, Tekne’s bearing fault monitor detects high-frequency impacting associated with spalling, cracking and lubrication problems in industrial a…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Digital Multimeter Gets Firmware Upgrade

Fluke has announced a user-downloadable firmware upgrade for the Fluke 8845A/8846A precision digital multimeters. The upgrade includes increased VDC reading rate to 1,000 readings per second, increase…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Basic Shaft Alignment System Is Easy To Use

The Easy-Laser D450 is a simple, cost-effective measuring system for the alignment of horizontally installed machines. The system includes two measurement programs, horizontal shaft alignment and Soft…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Temperature Measurement Devices Are For General Industry

Swagelok has introduced bimetal thermometers and thermowells for general industry. The dampened-movement, factory-calibrated thermometers operate in measurement ranges from minus 70C to 540C (minus …

Product
February 1, 2010  

Thermal Imager Offers Clear Images At An Attractive Price

The Fluke TiR32 thermal imager incorporates a powerful 320-by-240 sensor to provide crisp, detailed images at a cost-effective price. Using the company’s IR-Fusion technology, users can marry high-pre…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Resistive Load Bank Solution Is Custom Built (February 01, 2010)

The custom-built AC/ DC resistive load bank service from Ohm Loads is designed for use in industries that require high-quality resistive loads for the in-house testing and ongoing maintenance of plant…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Small Engine Test System Is Versatile

A completely integrated, turn-key system for testing small two-cycle and four-cycle engines, the VersaDyne small engine test system is designed for testing engines found in equipment such as small out…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Instrumentation Product Line Is Expanded

Superior Value Products has added Reed Instrumentation products to its line-up. Reed’s instruments include thermometers, hygrometers, multimeters, clamp meters, electrical testers, calibrators, air ve…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Leak Detective Sleuths Out Trouble (February 01, 2010)

A major industrial facility had an urgent need to locate a vacuum leak in a pipe that was insulated in 1.5-in.-thick rock wool covered by an aluminum outer skin. The cost of downtime at the facility was estimated at $35,000 per hour, and the…