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Technical Learning Load Cell Specifications

Mon Nov 18 15:45:01 EST 2019 |

Load Cell Specifications In this article all the specifications in a load cell's datasheet are explained. Click here to learn and understand more about the technical aspects.

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Technical Learning How to Check the Load Cell with a Multimeter

Mon Nov 18 15:40:25 EST 2019 |

How to Check the Load Cell with a Multimeter Set the multimeter in millivolts and connect the output wires of the load cell to it. Supply a excitation voltage and place a test weight on the load cell.

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Technical Learning Why Load Cell Signal Conditioner is Critical to a Strain Gauge Setup

Mon Nov 18 15:29:52 EST 2019 |

Why Load Cell Signal Conditioner is Critical to a Strain Gauge Setup Signal conditioners take the output from the load cell, modify it and then send it to digital monitors or data loggers.

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Technical Learning How to Pick a Data Logger for Your Load Cell?

Mon Nov 18 15:22:33 EST 2019 |

How to Pick a Data Logger for Your Load Cell? A force to a load cell causes deformation on the strain gauge creating a electrical signal. A data logger takes that data and stores the data for later.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Meter: Choosing the Right Strain Meters

Mon Nov 18 15:16:57 EST 2019 |

Load Cell Meter: Choosing the Right Strain Meters The load cell meter connects directly to the strain gauge to convert the signal into a displayed value. They can also power up the load cell.

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Technical Learning Load Cell FAQ

Fri Nov 01 12:42:08 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell FAQ Have questions about load cells?

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Technical Learning Load Cell with Remote Display

Fri Nov 01 12:38:25 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell with Remote Display To accurately read and process the load cell values, displays form an essential part of the weighing system.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Controller

Fri Nov 01 12:36:00 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell Controller A load cell controller is a device used in conjunction with a load cell to convert the electrical signals from the load cell to readable real-world values.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Platform Scale – Example Illustration

Fri Nov 01 12:28:16 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell Platform Scale – Example Illustration For high-precision weighing applications, load cell platform scales must measure the load accurately. To illustrate this measurement precision, an example with a test weight is explained here.

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Technical Learning Importance of a Load Cell Amplifier

Fri Nov 01 12:23:08 EDT 2019 |

Importance of a Load Cell Amplifier A load cell amplifier is a device that can increase the strength of signals coming from a load cell.

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Technical Learning USB Load Cells: Do More with the Measurement Data

Fri Nov 01 12:08:47 EDT 2019 |

USB Load Cells: Do More with the Measurement Data Analog load cells can't record the data for further analysis. To make the load cell signals readable by a computer an USB output is useful. Read it here.

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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 15:28:58 EDT 2019 |

How to Achieve Precise Temperature Regulation of Experimental Materials Using a PID-Controlled Heat Source in Laboratory Applications To investigate whether the thermochromic phase change behavior of polydiacetylene thin films will be altered when placed onto a carbon substrate such as graphene, a researcher developed a transfer heat block whose temperature could be regulated over time.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 15:16:28 EDT 2019 |

How to Monitor pH Levels in a High-Temperature Environment In a process application, such as soaking wood in a water bath, unpleasant odors can be omitted. By neutralizing pH levels in the water bath, odors can be controlled.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:56:36 EDT 2019 |

How to Measure pH Levels in a Ruminant’s Digestive System The pH levels in each of a ruminant’s four stomachs play an essential role in a cow’s digestive process and milk production.

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Application

Wed Oct 09 13:47:37 EDT 2019 |

How to Dynamically Measure Load and Vibration in Final Product Testing for Bicycle Manufacturing As part of a quality assurance process, a bike manufacturer developed a testing system that could quantify load and vibration forces on the physical parameters.

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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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Application

Wed Oct 09 12:49:09 EDT 2019 |

Sanitary Precision Flow Measurement for Microbreweries All microbreweries need the ability to measure the liquid flow of their product in a manner that is sanitary and meets FDA regulations.

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Application

Mon Oct 07 13:21:45 EDT 2019 |

How to Bend Guitar Sides with a Silicone Heater There are several ways to bend guitar sides, including the traditional method of using a hot pipe. However, a faster and more cost-efficient method, which has become common, involves using flexible silicone heaters with a thermocouple and controller.

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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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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 01:43:50 EDT 2019 |

Digital Signal Transmission In contrast to analog transducers that sense continuous variables such as pressure and temperature, many transducers provide an output that is one of two states: high or low, open or closed.

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Technical Learning Measurement of pressure

Thu Apr 18 01:43:26 EDT 2019 |

Measurement of pressure Mechanical methods for pressure measurement have been known for centuries. U-tube manometers were among the first pressure indicators.

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Technical Learning Stable and Accurate Temperature Signal Readings

Wed Apr 17 10:19:26 EDT 2019 |

Stable and Accurate Temperature Signal Readings A number of applications require signal conditioning devices to operate in extremely harsh environments – natural gas compressors with heavy engine vibration is one example.

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Technical Learning Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade

Wed Apr 17 10:18:53 EDT 2019 |

Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade A globally operating shipping and logistics company recently decided to refurbish a number of ships with newer technology.

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Technical Learning Safe and Precise Temperature Transmission and Control

Wed Apr 17 10:17:19 EDT 2019 |

Safe and Precise Temperature Transmission and Control Stable, safe, and high precision measurement of temperature signals in all stages of the manufacturing process is of the essence at a polysulfide plant.

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Case Study Re-Design of the Electrical Setup of a Mixing Station in an Ex Area

Wed Apr 17 10:14:34 EDT 2019 |

Re-Design of the Electrical Setup of a Mixing Station in an Ex Area Flexibility, safety, and ease-of-use were at the top of the list of requirements when a chemical manufacturer was looking for temperature converters for a mixing station re-design project.

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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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Case Study Improved Diagnostic Information Resulted in Significant Cost Savings

Wed Apr 17 10:13:47 EDT 2019 |

Improved Diagnostic Information Resulted in Significant Cost Savings On a recent project the data used provided by DRST-CM to develop software modules in the DCS that provide full diagnostics, a client’s company has been able to use the data for preventive maintenance.

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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 Danish CHP Station

Wed Apr 17 10:12:35 EDT 2019 |

Danish CHP Station The members of a maintenance team at a Danish power station were fed up getting error messages and false system alarms from one of the boiler’s temperature surveillance systems.

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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 RS-232 Wiring and Connector Diagrams

Wed Apr 17 10:07:36 EDT 2019 |

RS-232 Wiring and Connector Diagrams RS-232 is widely used for connections between data acquisition devices and computer systems. RS-232 devices are defined as either DTE (usually a computer) or DCE (usually an interface device).

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Case Study The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90)

Wed Apr 17 10:07:01 EDT 2019 |

The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) President of the Comité Consultatif de Thermométrie and Vice-President of the Comité International des Poids et Mesures Division of Physics, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, K1A OS1 Canada

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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 Vortex Flow Meter

Wed Apr 17 10:03:07 EDT 2019 |

Vortex Flow Meter A vortex flow meter is a flow measurement device best suited for flow measurements where the introduction of moving parts presents problems.

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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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Technical Learning Thermocouple Response Time

Wed Apr 17 10:00:08 EDT 2019 |

Thermocouple Response Time Time constants calculated for air at room temperature and atmospheric pressure moving with velocity of 65 feet per second for thermocouples

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Case Study Connecting Relays to a Digital Output Board and Noise Considerations

Wed Apr 17 09:59:34 EDT 2019 |

Connecting Relays to a Digital Output Board and Noise Considerations Mechanical relays are very noisy (electrically) and they can cause problems when connecting them to a PC digital I/O card, ranging from spikes on your analog measurements to computer lockups!

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Technical Learning Themocouples - Reference Guide

Wed Apr 17 09:58:59 EDT 2019 |

Themocouples - Reference Guide OMEGACLAD® is a three-part system composed of compacted MgO insulation, thermocouple wire and metal sheath.

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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 a Thermocouple

Wed Apr 17 09:58:01 EDT 2019 |

How to choose a Thermocouple There are different types of thermocouples and their applications may vary. An exposed thermocouple will work best when high response times are required, but an ungrounded thermocouple is better in corrosive environments

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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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Product Info What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD?

Wed Apr 17 09:55:47 EDT 2019 |

What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD? A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) measures temperature using a resistor with a resistance value that changes as its temperature increases or decreases.

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Technical Learning How to Use Ferrite Cores with Instrumentation

Wed Apr 17 09:55:21 EDT 2019 |

How to Use Ferrite Cores with Instrumentation OMEGA’s thermocouple and RTD connectors with built-in nickel-zinc ferrite cores are used where it is desired to suppress electro-magnetic, interference commonly known as EMI.

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Technical Learning Practical Guidelines for Temperature Measurement

Wed Apr 17 09:54:43 EDT 2019 |

Practical Guidelines for 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 Pt100 Probes

Wed Apr 17 09:54:15 EDT 2019 |

Pt100 Probes Probes may be terminated in a connection head, quick disconnect, terminal block, or extension wire. OMEGA’s standard terminations are pictured on product pages.

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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 Wiring a Bridge Type Sensor

Wed Apr 17 09:50:29 EDT 2019 |

Wiring a Bridge Type Sensor One of the most common applications is acquiring data from a load cell or a pressure transducer ( or any full-bridge type sensor such as a strain gage bridge) with an A/D board.

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Technical Learning Flow Meter Tutorial

Wed Apr 17 09:50:04 EDT 2019 |

Flow Meter Tutorial So you want to measure flow? The answer would seem to be to purchase a flowmeter.

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Technical Learning Troubleshooting Thermocouple Input Devices

Wed Apr 17 09:49:23 EDT 2019 |

Troubleshooting Thermocouple Input Devices Testing a thermocouple input measuring device is as simple as connecting a short across the input terminals.

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Technical Learning Electronic Halogen Leak Detector

Wed Apr 17 09:47:36 EDT 2019 |

Electronic Halogen Leak Detector For many years the most effective, and only, method for finding gas leaks of any type was the use of a soap or "bubble" solution.

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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 Ion Selective Electrodes: Measurement Considerations

Wed Apr 17 09:46:38 EDT 2019 |

Ion Selective Electrodes: Measurement Considerations This article is designed to apply, in general, to all specific ion electrodes.

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Technical Learning What is a Low Pass Filter?

Wed Apr 17 09:44:53 EDT 2019 |

What is a Low Pass Filter? A low pass filter is placed on the signal wires between a signal and an A/D board

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Technical Learning Infrared Quick Help

Wed Apr 17 09:43:51 EDT 2019 |

Infrared Quick Help When to Use Infrared Temperature Measurement

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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 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 Data Noise Reduction in DAQ

Wed Apr 17 01:45:01 EDT 2019 |

Data Noise Reduction in DAQ Noise is unavoidable in PC based data acquisition systems. There is board induced noise which can be measured by shorting an analog input to ground and taking a series of readings and plotting them in a histogram.

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Technical Learning Calibration of load cells in Weighing Applications

Wed Apr 17 01:43:09 EDT 2019 |

Calibration of load cells in Weighing Applications Inspect the load cell cables, and coil and protect any excess. The load should be equally distributed among multiple load cells of multiple load cell installations.

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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 Mechanical Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:42:22 EDT 2019 |

Mechanical Flow meters Discussed in this chapter are various types of mechanical flow meters that measure flow using an arrangement of moving parts,

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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 Overview of GPIB protocol

Wed Apr 17 01:41:35 EDT 2019 |

Overview of GPIB protocol IEEE-488 refers to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard number 488 and is commonly called GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus).

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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 Liquid Flowmeters

Wed Apr 17 01:40:36 EDT 2019 |

Liquid Flowmeters Measuring the flow of liquids is a critical need in many industrial plants.

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Technical Learning Variable Area Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:39:56 EDT 2019 |

Variable Area Flow meters Variable area flow meters are simple and versatile devices that operate at a relatively constant pressure drop and measure the flow of liquids, gases, and steam.

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Technical Learning Plug-in Cards

Wed Apr 17 01:39:24 EDT 2019 |

Plug-in Cards Although the microprocessor and digital network technologies have fundamentally reinvented the ways in which today's data acquisition systems handle data

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Technical Learning The Venturi Effect

Wed Apr 17 01:38:26 EDT 2019 |

The Venturi Effect Venturi tubes are available in sizes up to 7 inches and can pass 25 to 50% more flow than an orifice with the same pressure drop

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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 The RS-232 protocol

Wed Apr 17 01:36:46 EDT 2019 |

The RS-232 protocol Information being transferred between data processing equipment and peripherals is in the form of digital data which is transmitted in either a serial or parallel mode.

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Technical Learning Orifice plate flow meter

Wed Apr 17 01:34:40 EDT 2019 |

Orifice plate flow meter The orifice plate flow meter is commonly used in clean liquid, gas, and steam services. It is available for all pipe sizes but it is very cost-effective for measuring flows in larger ones (over 6" diameter).

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Technical Learning Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges

Wed Apr 17 01:34:10 EDT 2019 |

Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges In order to measure strain with a bonded resistance strain gauge, it must be connected to an electric circuit that is capable of measuring the minute changes in resistance corresponding to strain.

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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 Strain Gage Technical Data

Tue Apr 16 01:49:25 EDT 2019 |

Strain Gage Technical Data The most universal measuring device for the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities is the strain gage.

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Technical Learning Non-contact thermometers

Tue Apr 16 01:48:55 EDT 2019 |

Non-contact thermometers Historically a radiation non-contact thermometer consisted of an optical system to collect the energy emitted by the target;

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Technical Learning RS485, RS422 and RS232

Tue Apr 16 01:47:49 EDT 2019 |

RS485, RS422 and RS232 Why use RS232 vs RS485 and what is the real difference between RS422 Vs RS485? First, lets define each one. Keep in mind that all three are considered SERIAL, as opposed to IEEE-488 which is PARALLEL.

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Technical Learning How to measure pressure with transducers?

Tue Apr 16 01:45:59 EDT 2019 |

How to measure pressure with transducers? OMEGA transducers have three main types of electrical outputs; millivolts (mV), volts (V), and current (mA). It is important for the user to know which output suits his application to ensure proper selection of a transducer.

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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 What is a Load Cell and How Does it Work?

Mon Apr 01 09:27:07 EDT 2019 |

What is a Load Cell and How Does it Work? Before strain gage-based load cells became the method of choice for industrial weighing applications, mechanical lever scales were widely used.

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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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Case Study Monitoring Juice Level in a Vessel using Transmitters and Transducers

Wed Dec 19 03:11:31 EST 2018 |

Monitoring Juice Level in a Vessel using Transmitters and Transducers The Role of Flow and Level Transmitters and Pressure Transducers in the Monitoring of Juice Level in a Vessel

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Technical Learning What is a Displacement Transducer?

Fri Nov 16 02:51:44 EST 2018 |

What is a Displacement Transducer? A Displacement Transducer is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable signal.

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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 Preventing Explosions with FM Approved

Thu Nov 15 09:23:27 EST 2018 |

Preventing Explosions with FM Approved "Intrinsically Safe" Instrumentation Industrial explosions have caused devastating loss of life on many occasions.

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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 Particle Pollution & Environmental Safety

Wed Nov 14 01:15:31 EST 2018 |

Particle Pollution & Environmental Safety Indoor air quality is the responsibility of building owners, managers and employers.

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Technical Learning 5 Reasons to Wirelessly Measure Relative Humidity

Mon Nov 12 00:17:03 EST 2018 |

5 Reasons to Wirelessly Measure Relative Humidity Monitoring Relative Humidity in Lab can be challenging. Choose the most simple and powerful way by using wireless transmitters.

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Case Study How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time

Fri Oct 26 09:14:22 EDT 2018 |

How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time We definitely don’t want to go back to the way we were doing it. It was too much work and didn’t pay off. –Steve Baughman, Senior Maintenance Mechanic for Rutgers Food Innovation Center

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Case Study Sensors Play a Vital Role in Commercial Space Mission Success

Wed Oct 17 01:53:57 EDT 2018 |

Sensors Play a Vital Role in Commercial Space Mission Success Sensors and accessories are the central nervous system of launch vehicles, payloads and support systems.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Pre-Treatment

Wed Oct 10 11:57:15 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Pre-Treatment Using Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Pre-treatment systems can ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Post-Treatment

Wed Oct 10 10:40:14 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Post-Treatment Post-treatment systems ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Cooling Tower Water Basins

Wed Oct 10 10:22:19 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Cooling Tower Water Basins Cooling towers are heat exchange systems that require precision sensors to ensure water basin liquid levels are monitored.

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Case Study Shaping the Future of Rotational Molding with Wireless Temperature Monitoring

Wed Oct 10 05:34:05 EDT 2018 |

Shaping the Future of Rotational Molding with Wireless Temperature Monitoring Wireless sensor system successfully improves process control for roto-molding machine manufacturer.

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Case Study Science Team Sets Out to Measure Just How Strong a Python Is, Using a Pressure Transducer

Wed Oct 10 05:19:53 EDT 2018 |

Science Team Sets Out to Measure Just How Strong a Python Is, Using a Pressure Transducer Our engineers help design a system that will figure out just how much deadly force a python really has.

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Case Study OMEGA Has a Starring Role in the LSST Telescope Mirror

Wed Oct 10 02:01:10 EDT 2018 |

OMEGA Has a Starring Role in the LSST Telescope Mirror The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a new kind of optical telescope that will view a wider area of night sky than ever before possible. Once operational...

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Technical Learning Ultrasonic Level Sensor Application in Above Ground Bulk Storage Tanks

Wed Oct 10 01:44:35 EDT 2018 |

Ultrasonic Level Sensor Application in Above Ground Bulk Storage Tanks By installing level sensors, operators can be proactive and monitor liquid levels - ensuring environmental regulations associated with the design and operation are consistently met.

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Case Study Wireless Monitoring Solution Keeps Fruit Quality High and Energy Costs Low

Wed Oct 10 01:01:02 EDT 2018 |

Wireless Monitoring Solution Keeps Fruit Quality High and Energy Costs Low Discover how a wireless temperature monitoring system can provide a more precise and cost-effective way to cool produce.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Water Treatment Chemical Feed Tanks

Wed Oct 10 00:36:04 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Water Treatment Chemical Feed Tanks Chemical feed systems produce chemically treated water fit for specific purposes. Omega sensors can play an important role in chemical supply refill process.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Boiler Chemical Feed Tanks

Mon Oct 08 03:11:13 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Boiler Chemical Feed Tanks Ultrasonic Level Sensors help boilers generate and maintain heated water or steam for use in facility processes, maintaining the integrity of the boiler.

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Technical Learning 5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process

Sun Oct 07 08:50:47 EDT 2018 |

5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process Pressure transducers and load cells play a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and accuracy of products and processes across a wide variety of industries—including aerospace, mining, manufacturing, technology, and more.

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Case Study Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter Application Helps Ensure Accurate Enzyme Injection

Fri Oct 05 11:22:32 EDT 2018 |

Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter Application Helps Ensure Accurate Enzyme Injection Learn how flow meters helped an Oil company achieve accurate measurements of the water flow rate and total flow.

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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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Case Study Turning up the heat: 12 MI thermocouple probes get tested in extreme conditions

Tue Oct 02 09:42:54 EDT 2018 |

Turning up the heat: 12 MI thermocouple probes get tested in extreme conditions In an intense heat environment, such as in solid waste incinerators, sintering powdered metals, or gas or oil fired-furnaces, you need a thermocouple probe that can withstand extreme heat.

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Technical Learning Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application

Tue Oct 02 02:55:05 EDT 2018 |

Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors which have wide-spread application in...

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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 Practical Considerations When Choosing a Pressure Transducer

Tue Oct 02 01:22:43 EDT 2018 |

Practical Considerations When Choosing a Pressure Transducer Understand the necessary criteria to select the right type of pressure transducer for your application

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Technical Learning Flow Measurement in a Return Activated Sludge Line

Mon Oct 01 10:33:43 EDT 2018 |

Flow Measurement in a Return Activated Sludge Line Keene Waste Water Treatment Plant uses a secondary treatment process called activated sludge, a process which converts non-settable substances into a biological floc

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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 What is MI Cable?

Wed Sep 19 08:56:31 EDT 2018 |

What is MI Cable? The basic construction provides high-temperature capability, exceptional electrical isolation, and physical protection for the conductors especially when subjected to harsh environments.

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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 High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements

Wed Sep 12 09:47:29 EDT 2018 |

High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements Pressure measurement is often a challenging task due to the harsh environments frequently found in industrial manufacturing.

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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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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 How accurate can a Coriolis Flow Meter be?

Mon Sep 10 11:01:35 EDT 2018 |

How accurate can a Coriolis Flow Meter be? Mass flow measurement is the basis of most recipe formulations, material balance determinations, and billing and custody transfer operations throughout industries that need to measure flow.

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Technical Learning Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments

Mon Sep 10 00:03:38 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments One of the easiest ways to measure and record temperature is with a thermocouple. Thermocouples perform reliably in most environments, tolerating temperature extremes, vibration and even ionizing radiation.

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Technical Learning Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps

Fri Sep 07 04:08:41 EDT 2018 |

Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps OMEGA Engineering offers four types of strain gages: The Karma Grid or K-Series, Precision Strain Gages, Pre-Wired Gages, Transducer Quality.

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Product Info M12 Temperature Sensors

Fri Sep 07 02:22:53 EDT 2018 |

M12 Temperature Sensors Temperature sensors provide an input to a system (indicator, controller or other device) that is used to determine the temperature of a specific process or location.

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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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Technical Learning Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters

Tue Sep 04 11:35:50 EDT 2018 |

Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters It was G.G. Coriolis, a French engineer, who first noted that all bodies moving on the surface of the Earth tend to drift sideways because of the eastward rotation of the planet.

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Technical Learning Types of Load Cells

Tue Sep 04 10:44:02 EDT 2018 |

Types of Load Cells Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment.

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Technical Learning A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor

Tue Sep 04 10:20:53 EDT 2018 |

A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor The sensations of hot and cold are fundamental to the human experience, yet finding ways to measure temperature has challenged many great minds.

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Technical Learning Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft

Tue Sep 04 03:04:11 EDT 2018 |

Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft In the airline industry, weight is money. Every additional pound requires more fuel to lift, so making sure there’s enough gas in the tanks means knowing what the aircraft weighs.

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Product Info Calibrator

Mon Sep 03 11:41:07 EDT 2018 |

Calibrator A calibrator is an equipment used to adjust an instrument accuracy, often associated with a specific application.

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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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Technical Learning Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors

Mon Sep 03 10:23:13 EDT 2018 |

Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors Challenges presented to temperature measurements in the presence of vibration

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Technical Learning Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres

Mon Sep 03 09:59:08 EDT 2018 |

Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres Measuring temperatures inside a furnace can present several challenges: high temperatures, temperature cycling, and hostile atmospheres exceeding the limits of many measurement devices while others have greatly reduced lifetimes and poor accuracy.

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Technical Learning Applications and Benefits of Mineral Insulated Cables in Critical Processes

Mon Sep 03 09:31:43 EDT 2018 |

Applications and Benefits of Mineral Insulated Cables in Critical Processes MI cable is a specialized type of cable used in high temperatures or harsh environmental conditions because it has low flammability, even when operating at high temperatures. It resists oxidation and enables precise measurement.

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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 Wireless Sensors

Sat Sep 01 09:16:17 EDT 2018 |

Wireless Sensors Wireless sensors are standard measurement tools equipped with transmitters to convert signals from process control instruments into a radio transmission.

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Technical Learning Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices

Sat Sep 01 03:55:33 EDT 2018 |

Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices Each load cell installation is unique. Consult a structural engineer when your application requires very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom specifications, or when using in a varied R&D environment.

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Technical Learning Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria

Sat Sep 01 02:44:23 EDT 2018 |

Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria Thermowells are used to guard temperature sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors and bimetal thermometers against damage from excessive pressure, material velocity and corrosion

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Product Info IC Sensors

Sat Sep 01 00:52:02 EDT 2018 |

IC Sensors An IC Temperature Sensor is a two terminal integrated circuit temperature transducer that produces an output current proportional to absolute temperature. The sensor package is small with a low thermal mass and a fast response time

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Product Info Fiber Optics

Fri Aug 31 11:23:33 EDT 2018 |

Fiber Optics Fiber optics are essentially light pipes. The group of sensors known as fiber optic thermometers generally refer to those devices measuring higher temperatures wherein blackbody radiation physics are utilized.

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Product Info Data Acquisition

Fri Aug 31 08:39:44 EDT 2018 |

Data Acquisition In the simplest form, a technician logging the temperature of an oven on a piece of paper is performing data acquisition.

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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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Technical Learning How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement

Fri Aug 31 01:03:43 EDT 2018 |

How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement Human vision depends on light. Light reflects off surfaces into the eyes, passing through the cornea and pupil to form an image on the retina.

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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 Chart Recorders

Tue Aug 28 10:07:22 EDT 2018 |

Chart Recorders A chart recorder is an instrument used to record various process and electrical signals.

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Product Info RTD

Tue Aug 28 04:41:45 EDT 2018 |

RTD RTDs - or Resistance Temperature Detectors - are temperature sensors that contain a resistor that changes resistance value as its temperature changes.

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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 Strain Gauges

Tue Aug 28 04:39:28 EDT 2018 |

Strain Gauges A Strain gage (sometimes referred to as a Strain Gauge) is a sensor whose resistance varies with applied force; It converts force, pressure, tension, weight, etc., into a change in electrical resistance which can then be measured.

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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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Case Study pH Meter

Tue Aug 28 04:38:22 EDT 2018 |

pH Meter A pH meter is an instrument used to measure acidity or alkalinity of a solution - also know as pH.

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Technical Learning Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe”

Tue Aug 28 04:26:56 EDT 2018 |

Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe” Fire is a hazard in many industries. Sometimes the risk is quite evident, as when flammable gasses...

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Product Info Data Loggers

Mon Aug 27 04:12:16 EDT 2018 |

Data Loggers Technically speaking, a data logger is any device that can be used to store data.

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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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Product Info Thermocouple Wire

Fri Aug 24 02:25:01 EDT 2018 |

Thermocouple Wire Wire that is used in a thermocouple from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end) where the signal is measured.

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Product Info Everything you need to know about Magnetic Flow Meters

Thu Aug 23 04:21:41 EDT 2018 |

Everything you need to know about Magnetic Flow Meters A magnetic flow meter (mag flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which does not have any moving parts and is ideal for wastewater applications or any dirty liquid which is conductive or water based.

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