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Test and Measurement

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…

April 1, 2012  

Product Spotlight

Helical gear unit line gets addition of lower-torque units

March 30, 2012  

Schaeffler puts giant bearing test stand into operation

Schweinfurt, Germany — After a design and construction phase of less than two years, Schaeffler officially put the world’s largest, most up-to-date and most powerful large-size bearing test stand into operation at its Schweinfurt plant…