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Application

Wed Oct 09 15:55:39 EDT 2019 |

How to Locate a Water Leak Using an Ultrasonic Flow Meter When a single conduit line in a complex configuration of pipelines is compromised, it can be challenging to locate the precise point where the leak is occurring.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 15:45:56 EDT 2019 |

How to Measure an Industrial Coffee Grinder Motor’s Temperature During Grinding In this application, the purpose is to measure the temperature of the motor in an industrial coffee grinder during the grinding process to better understand the strain on the motor.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 15:36:43 EDT 2019 |

Benchtop Controller for Mantle Heater Heating mantles are commonly used in laboratories to heat liquids as part of the research process.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:32:39 EDT 2019 |

Measuring the Force Applied to a Rocket Parachute Rockets deploy parachutes to aid in rapidly decreasing the rocket’s re-entry or landing speed. However, before use, it’s essential to test the system using s-beam load cells.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:27:56 EDT 2019 |

How to Measure the Bending Force of a Sheet Metal Bending Machine Measuring bending stress requires determining the average amount of force exerted on the material that results in a repeatable uniform surface.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:20:13 EDT 2019 |

How to Determine the Force Measurement of a Crossbow Crossbows work like a spring. The force and tension applied as you pull the string of the crossbow is what creates the movement and energy to propel the arrow from the bow at high speed.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:12:01 EDT 2019 |

Flow of Paper Stock A customer in the paper industry wanted to measure flow of paper stock pulp on a 250mm SS line with an average flow of 120-150 l/s and a pulp temperature of 45°.

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Product Info Thermal Imaging Camera

Fri Jul 19 09:36:44 EDT 2019 |

Thermal Imaging Camera A thermal imager is a non-contact temperature measurement device.

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Product Info RTD Elements and Sensors

Tue May 28 01:52:05 EDT 2019 |

RTD Elements and Sensors RTD elements come in many types conforming to different standards, capable of different temperature ranges, with various sizes and accuracies available.

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Product Info Flow meters

Fri May 10 09:05:41 EDT 2019 |

Flow meters As the name implies a Flow meter is an instrument for monitoring, measuring, or recording the rate of flow, pressure, or discharge of liquids or gasses.

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Technical Learning How Does a Pressure Transducer Work?

Wed May 01 10:22:53 EDT 2019 |

How Does a Pressure Transducer Work? A pressure transducer is a device that measures the pressure of a fluid, indicating the force the fluid is exerting on surfaces in contact with it.

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Technical Learning Digital Signal Transmission

Thu Apr 18 01:45:36 EDT 2019 |

Digital Signal Transmission Industrial networks that transmit data using digital signals often are an integral part of a data acquisition or process control solution.

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Technical Learning What is a Polyimide Heater?

Wed Apr 17 10:27:10 EDT 2019 |

What is a Polyimide Heater? Polyimide heaters, also known as Kapton heaters, are made from Kapton, a polyimide film developed by DuPont.

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Technical Learning Tape and Rope Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:26:25 EDT 2019 |

Tape and Rope Heaters Rope and tape heaters are flexible heaters designed to wrap around pipes, beakers, and other round surfaces. Rope and tape heaters are very similar in that they have similar power densities and construction.

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Technical Learning Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:25:42 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters The sensor for the control of part temperature is an important factor in application design. Sensors should be placed between the working surface of the part and the heaters.

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Technical Learning With an Isolated Repeater/Splitter

Wed Apr 17 10:14:11 EDT 2019 |

With an Isolated Repeater/Splitter A provider of electrical solutions to a wide range of customers and other electrical contractors, from temperature and pressure measurements to providing small PLC solutions needed a solution when working with temperature and isolation.

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Technical Learning Devices Use Advanced Technology

Wed Apr 17 10:13:02 EDT 2019 |

Devices Use Advanced Technology Using a temperature/mA converter and a display programming front DRST-UN and DRSL-DISPLAY for a variety of applications throughout the plant has made signal monitoring more advanced – and less complicated.

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Technical Learning What is a mass flow meter and how does it work?

Wed Apr 17 10:11:47 EDT 2019 |

What is a mass flow meter and how does it work? A thermal mass flow meter measures the flow rate of gas mass based on the convective heat transfer of a heated surface to the flowing fluid.

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Technical Learning What is a Coriolis Flow Meter and how does it work

Wed Apr 17 10:11:21 EDT 2019 |

What is a Coriolis Flow Meter and how does it work A Coriolis flow meter is a type of mass flow meter. It is designed differently and works differently than thermal or differential mass flow meters.

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Technical Learning RTD vs Thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:05:32 EDT 2019 |

RTD vs Thermocouples Selecting the best temperature sensor for your application can be a challenge. A broad range of sensors are available today, and the better you understand the key differences between them

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Technical Learning Principles of Infrared Thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:04:07 EDT 2019 |

Principles of Infrared Thermocouples The IRt/c product line represents a dramatic breakthrough in temperature sensing technology. The IRt/c sensors are unpowered, low cost, and can measure surface temperatures of materials without touching.

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Technical Learning Cold junction compensation for thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:02:33 EDT 2019 |

Cold junction compensation for thermocouples In this article different types of cold junction compensation are review. Discover common practices when accurate thermocouple measurements are required.

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Technical Learning Thermocouple types

Wed Apr 17 10:02:02 EDT 2019 |

Thermocouple types Thermocouples are available in different combinations of metals or calibrations. The most common are the “Base Metal” thermocouples known as Types J, K, T, E and N.

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Product Info What is a PID Controller?

Wed Apr 17 10:01:17 EDT 2019 |

What is a PID Controller? A PID controller is an instrument used in industrial control applications to regulate temperature, flow, pressure, speed and other process variables.

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Technical Learning RS-232 , RS-422 , RS-485

Wed Apr 17 09:58:33 EDT 2019 |

RS-232 , RS-422 , RS-485 Why use RS-232 vs RS-485 and what is the real difference between RS-422 and RS-485? First, lets define each one.

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Product Info How to Choose Between a PT100 vs Pt1000?

Wed Apr 17 09:57:33 EDT 2019 |

How to Choose Between a PT100 vs Pt1000? The sensing elements in Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s) can be categorized in terms of the type of metal out of which they’re made and their resistance at a benchmark temperature.

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Product Info What types of RTDs are available?

Wed Apr 17 09:56:34 EDT 2019 |

What types of RTDs are available? Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) available today can generally be categorized into one of two basic types of RTDs, depending on how their temperature sensing element is constructed.

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Technical Learning Resistance Elements and RTD’s

Wed Apr 17 09:53:49 EDT 2019 |

Resistance Elements and RTD’s Resistance elements come in many types conforming to different standards, capable of different temperature ranges, with various sizes and accuracies available.

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Technical Learning Electrode Basics

Wed Apr 17 09:47:05 EDT 2019 |

Electrode Basics pH electrode technology hasn't changed much in the past 50 to 60 years, yet pH electrode manufacturing remains an art.

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Technical Learning Fuzzy Logic

Wed Apr 17 09:41:32 EDT 2019 |

Fuzzy Logic On/off, PID, microprocessor based, Fuzzy Logic; the evolutionary changes of controls. This brief paper outlines some background of standard PID control and how the implementation of Fuzzy Logic can improve your single feedback control systems.

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Technical Learning Measuring a 4-20ma Signal with a Voltage Input Device

Wed Apr 17 09:40:35 EDT 2019 |

Measuring a 4-20ma Signal with a Voltage Input Device It is extremely simple and inexpensive to measure 4-20ma with a device that will measure only Voltage.

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Technical Learning Choosing the Right Temperature Transmitter for Your Application
Technical Learning Top 6 Methods to Measure or Monitor Fluid Levels

Wed Apr 17 09:37:47 EDT 2019 |

Top 6 Methods to Measure or Monitor Fluid Levels Measuring and monitoring fluid levels accurately and precisely requires choosing the correct methodology for the target medium and vessel.

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Technical Learning Contact Closure Inputs: Connect Digital Input & Output DAQ Board

Wed Apr 17 09:37:12 EDT 2019 |

Contact Closure Inputs: Connect Digital Input & Output DAQ Board Many times it is necessary to monitor a contact closure using a PC. Some applications include monitoring a relay closure on a machine to record on-off times, or simply as an alarm to notify someone of an open freezer door.

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Technical Learning Scaling Voltage & Current to Engineering Units

Wed Apr 17 09:36:23 EDT 2019 |

Scaling Voltage & Current to Engineering Units It is very often necessary to convert a voltage, millivot or current reading into a more useful value such as PSI, GPM, LBS, etc.

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Technical Learning Infrared pyrometers

Wed Apr 17 01:42:47 EDT 2019 |

Infrared pyrometers Pyrometer is derived from the Greek root pyro, meaning fire. The term pyrometer was originally used to denote a device capable of measuring temperatures of objects above incandescence, objects bright to the human eye.

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Technical Learning Differential Pressure Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:42:01 EDT 2019 |

Differential Pressure Flow meters The calculation of fluid flow rate by reading the pressure loss across a pipe restriction is perhaps the most commonly used flow measurement technique in industrial applications

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Technical Learning RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation

Wed Apr 17 01:41:04 EDT 2019 |

RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation Capacitance level detectors are also referred to as radio frequency (RF) or admittance level sensors. They operate in the low MHz radio frequency range, measuring admittance of an alternating current (ac) circuit that varies with level.

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Technical Learning Pressure sensor

Wed Apr 17 01:37:55 EDT 2019 |

Pressure sensor Piezoelectric presssure sensors can further be classified according to whether the crystal's electrostatic charge, its resistivity, or its resonant frequency electrostatic charge is measured.

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Technical Learning Strain Gauge

Wed Apr 17 01:37:21 EDT 2019 |

Strain Gauge When external forces are applied to a stationary object, stress and strain are the result.

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Technical Learning Pitot Tubes

Wed Apr 17 01:33:39 EDT 2019 |

Pitot Tubes Although the pitot tube is one of the simplest flow sensors, it is used in a wide range of flow measurement applications such as air speed in racing cars and Air Force fighter jets

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Technical Learning What is a thermography?

Tue Apr 16 01:49:50 EDT 2019 |

What is a thermography? Thermography extends the concept of point radiation thermometry to one-dimensional profiles or two-dimensional pictures of non-contact temperature data.

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Technical Learning Electronic Flow meters

Mon Apr 15 01:50:37 EDT 2019 |

Electronic Flow meters While the flow measurement technologies discussed in this chapter--magnetic, vortex, and ultrasonic--are neither exclusively nor exhaustively electronic in nature, they do represent a logical grouping of flow measurement technologies.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Installation

Sun Mar 31 09:26:29 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell Installation Each load cell installation is unique; consult a structural engineer when in need of very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom applications and specifications, and when using varied R&D environments.

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Product Info Working principle of thermocouples

Tue Mar 05 11:46:18 EST 2019 |

Working principle of thermocouples A typicial thermocouple is made up of two dissimilar metals joined together to form two junctions.

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Technical Learning What Is a Silicone Rubber Heater?

Fri Mar 01 10:51:12 EST 2019 |

What Is a Silicone Rubber Heater?

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Technical Learning Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement

Fri Nov 16 00:19:31 EST 2018 |

Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement Whether you want roses in January or fresh salmon in August, a temperature-controlled supply chain...

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Technical Learning New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System

Thu Nov 15 00:02:48 EST 2018 |

New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System The dashboard connects data from your measurement equipments to a webserver for easy-to-use data storage and collection.

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Technical Learning Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials

Wed Nov 14 02:34:42 EST 2018 |

Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials How to use strain gages and optimize their performance while working with inhomogeneous materials

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Technical Learning 3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor

Wed Oct 10 02:31:22 EDT 2018 |

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor Given the risk to human lives and the financial costs when things go wrong, aerospace engineering...

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Case Study Load Cell Customization  A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser

Wed Oct 03 01:45:47 EDT 2018 |

Load Cell Customization A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser By modifying its standard load cells, OMEGA helps keep novel laser project on track for completion in 2018.

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Technical Learning Measuring pH with a Wireless Device: 3 Must-Have Features

Tue Oct 02 02:23:14 EDT 2018 |

Measuring pH with a Wireless Device: 3 Must-Have Features Ready to measure pH with a Wireless Device? This is what you should be looking for in a portable data logger for pH measurement.

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Technical Learning What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used?

Tue Oct 02 02:15:46 EDT 2018 |

What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used? While few engineers need to work at the nano scale, temperature measurement with compact thermocouples is applicable across many fields.

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Technical Learning Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications

Mon Oct 01 04:23:16 EDT 2018 |

Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications Data loggers are instruments that monitor and record changes in conditions over time.

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Technical Learning Sensor Theory of Operation

Mon Sep 24 08:14:16 EDT 2018 |

Sensor Theory of Operation Omega is a reliable source for pressure transducers and load cells that provide high quality data in a myriad of processes.

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Case Study Custom Pressure Transducers

Fri Sep 21 08:22:06 EDT 2018 |

Custom Pressure Transducers A custom pressure transducer is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal, often manufactured with the exact specifications required for an application.

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Technical Learning The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab

Tue Sep 18 08:43:47 EDT 2018 |

The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab Failure rates for many electronic components rise with temperature.

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Technical Learning Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation

Wed Sep 12 07:44:43 EDT 2018 |

Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation Coriolis mass flow meters can detect the flow of all liquids, including Newtonian and non-Newtonian, as well as that of moderately dense gases.

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Technical Learning Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies

Wed Sep 12 03:08:41 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies Temperature transmitters are used to send a signal from a temperature sensor, such as a thermocouple or RTD, to a measurement or control device.

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Product Info Sanitary Sensors

Tue Sep 11 10:41:17 EDT 2018 |

Sanitary Sensors A Sanitary Sensor is a device which measures temperature, flow or pressure in an environment where products will be for human consumption.

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Technical Learning Differentiating Between Doppler & Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Thu Sep 06 11:42:46 EDT 2018 |

Differentiating Between Doppler & Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters Ultrasonic flow meters are non-intrusive devices that use acoustic vibrations to measure the flow rate of liquid...

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Product Info Strip Heater

Tue Sep 04 01:32:57 EDT 2018 |

Strip Heater A strip heater is a device which is mounted on a surface and used to heat the surface or air (gasses).

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Technical Learning Thermal mass flow sensors, theory of operation & design

Mon Sep 03 11:09:20 EDT 2018 |

Thermal mass flow sensors, theory of operation & design Thermal mass flow meters measure the mass flowrate of gases and liquids directly.

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Product Info Cryogenic Temperature Sensors

Sun Sep 02 04:48:12 EDT 2018 |

Cryogenic Temperature Sensors Cryogenics is the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.

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Product Info Temperature Measurement

Sat Sep 01 10:08:16 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.

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Technical Learning Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement

Sat Sep 01 03:03:31 EDT 2018 |

Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement Output signals produced by temperature measurement sensors require conditioning to convert them to a form that can be used for further processing.

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Technical Learning Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters

Fri Aug 31 01:59:59 EDT 2018 |

Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters Positive Displacement flow meters are the only flow measuring technology to directly measure the volume of fluid that passes though the flow meter.

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Product Info Panel Meters

Thu Aug 30 00:58:57 EDT 2018 |

Panel Meters A panel meter is an instrument that displays an input signal in either a digital or analog form.

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Product Info Infrared Thermometer

Wed Aug 29 04:26:35 EDT 2018 |

Infrared Thermometer On its most basic design an infrared thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector.

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Technical Learning Air Flow Measurement Instruments: How Precise and Accurate?

Wed Aug 29 04:11:46 EDT 2018 |

Air Flow Measurement Instruments: How Precise and Accurate? Calculating flow rates through ducts, pipes, hoods and stacks (collectively called ducts for our purposes), has never been difficult.

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Product Info Pressure Transducers

Tue Aug 28 04:41:39 EDT 2018 |

Pressure Transducers A pressure transducer, often called a pressure transmitter, is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.

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Product Info What Is an Ultrasonic Flow Meter and How to Use One?

Tue Aug 28 04:41:31 EDT 2018 |

What Is an Ultrasonic Flow Meter and How to Use One? An ultrasonic flow meter (non-intrusive Doppler flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which requires particulates or bubbles in the flow.

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Product Info What is a Thermistor and how does it work?

Tue Aug 28 04:40:51 EDT 2018 |

What is a Thermistor and how does it work? A thermistor is an element with an electrical resistance that changes in response to temperature.

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Product Info Anemometer

Tue Aug 28 04:39:49 EDT 2018 |

Anemometer An anemometer is an instrument used to measure the speed or velocity of gases either in a contained flow, such as airflow in a duct, or in unconfined flows, such as atmospheric wind.

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Product Info Accelermorater & How to Measure Acceleration

Tue Aug 28 04:39:21 EDT 2018 |

Accelermorater & How to Measure Acceleration An accelerometer is a device that measures the vibration, or acceleration of motion of a structure.

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Product Info Level Measurement

Fri Aug 24 09:36:12 EDT 2018 |

Level Measurement Integral to process control in many industries, level measurement sensors fall into two main types. Point level measurement sensors are used to mark a single discrete liquid height–a preset level condition.

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