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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications

Wed Dec 11 15:56:57 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications A pressure transducer being underwater presents its own unique challenges.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Controllers

Wed Dec 11 15:52:09 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer and Controllers Pressure not only needs to be measured, but your system needs to make changes based on pressure readings as well.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection

Wed Dec 11 15:48:02 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection Choosing the proper amplifier depends on the type of signal that your system needs.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer for Gases

Wed Dec 11 15:44:31 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer for Gases

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Air Applications

Wed Dec 11 15:35:15 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer in Air Applications There are a wide variety of applications that need air pressure properly monitored.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers

Wed Dec 11 15:30:58 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers Data loggers are typically used to measure and store the pressure signals that a system puts out.

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Technical Learning Choosing a Signal Transmitter

Wed Dec 11 15:12:28 EST 2019 |

Choosing a Signal Transmitter From reviewing both devices and the way they work with other devices, it is clear that signal transmitters and signal conditioners more or less perform the same set of tasks.

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Technical Learning Signal Transmitters

Wed Dec 11 15:08:24 EST 2019 |

Signal Transmitters A signal transmitter is a device that transmits data from one place to another.

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Technical Learning Real-World Examples of IIoT in Action

Wed Dec 11 15:02:27 EST 2019 |

Real-World Examples of IIoT in Action The IIoT-controlled warehouse ensures that each package goes in and out of the facility seamlessly.

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Technical Learning IIoT vs. IoT: What is the Difference?

Wed Dec 11 14:57:46 EST 2019 |

IIoT vs. IoT: What is the Difference? Whenever there's a discussion about IIoT, a comparison with IoT always exists.

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Technical Learning IIot Security

Wed Dec 11 14:52:24 EST 2019 |

IIot Security With IIoT and the concept of smart machines, a new form of the industrial revolution has begun.

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Technical Learning What is IIoT or the Industrial Internet of Things?

Wed Dec 11 14:44:19 EST 2019 |

What is IIoT or the Industrial Internet of Things? IIoT or Industrial Internet of Things is one such technology that is well-known among industry experts but mostly unknown to the rest.

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Technical Learning Pressure Measurement of Water Level

Wed Dec 11 13:17:37 EST 2019 |

Pressure Measurement of Water Level Figuring out how much the water level has risen or fallen in a tank (or something similar) should be a simple task.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant

Wed Dec 11 13:17:24 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant Plenty of systems in the real world rely on the refrigeration cycle; from massive supermarket refrigeration systems to the AC unit in your car.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer Specs

Wed Nov 27 14:02:40 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer Specs Pressure transducers are useful in a variety of industries.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer FAQ

Wed Nov 27 13:57:20 EST 2019 |

Pressure Transducer FAQ Pressure sensors may undergo contamination from the environment around it or from the working fluid that it measures.

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Technical Learning Testing Pressure Transducers

Wed Nov 27 13:54:51 EST 2019 |

Testing Pressure Transducers Pressure transducers are precise instruments, and like all instruments, they are prone to failure.

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Technical Learning Pressure Calibration Procedure

Wed Nov 27 13:49:29 EST 2019 |

Pressure Calibration Procedure Calibration is an important step that helps devices to produce accurate measurements.

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Technical Learning Which type of infrared sensing technology will work better for my application—an infrared thermometer or a thermal imaging camera?

Wed Nov 20 13:51:48 EST 2019 |

Which type of infrared sensing technology will work better for my application—an infrared thermometer or a thermal imaging camera? There are many applications that require accurate surface temperature measurement but don’t permit the use of a surface probe because it’s not possible to make direct contact with the object whose temperature is being measured.

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Technical Learning How do you split a thermocouple signal?

Wed Nov 20 13:48:44 EST 2019 |

How do you split a thermocouple signal? Thermocouples are simple, low-cost, thermoelectric temperature sensors. They’re used in a wide range of temperature measurement processes and applications.

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Technical Learning How to calculate heater wattage to get to the right temperature?

Wed Nov 20 13:43:52 EST 2019 |

How to calculate heater wattage to get to the right temperature? When selecting a surface heater for use in an industrial process or application, you’ll want to begin by calculating your wattage requirements.

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Technical Learning How to use a pressure transmitter or pressure transducer to measure the height of a column of water in a container?

Wed Nov 20 13:39:59 EST 2019 |

How to use a pressure transmitter or pressure transducer to measure the height of a column of water in a container? Outlining the setup of an experimental application in which we use a pressure transmitter to measure the amount of pressure that’s being exerted by a column of water in a water bottle.

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Technical Learning Why is it so difficult to calibrate a surface probe?

Wed Nov 20 13:36:39 EST 2019 |

Why is it so difficult to calibrate a surface probe? Surface probes house may types of temperature measurement assemblies, including widely-used thermocouples.

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Technical Learning Different Types of Signal Conditioners

Wed Nov 20 13:07:42 EST 2019 |

Different Types of Signal Conditioners Signal conditioners are devices that modify output signals produced by a sensor.

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Technical Learning How to use Load Cells for Weight Measurement

Wed Nov 20 11:22:40 EST 2019 |

How to use Load Cells for Weight Measurement To measure the weight, the subject is placed on a load application point of a load cell.

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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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Technical Learning An Introduction to 3-A Sensors for Sanitary Applications

Fri Oct 18 11:02:10 EDT 2019 |

An Introduction to 3-A Sensors for Sanitary Applications 3-A standards were developed in the 1920’s as way to qualify processes as being sanitary. The objective is to prevent contamination of products produced for human consumption or direct contact.

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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 15:41:54 EDT 2019 |

How to Wirelessly Monitor Temperature for Performance Testing As part of the quality assurance process on refrigeration equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, and cold rails, there is a need to validate that the equipment is operating within specified parameters.

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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 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 13:39:21 EDT 2019 |

How to Test Load Tolerance in Control Cable Product Testing Control cables play a critical role in assuring the safety and operational integrity of a wide variety of mechanical and electromechanical devices, including lawn mowers and bicycles.

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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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Technical Learning How thermal cameras are used in Home Inspections?

Fri Jul 19 09:35:56 EDT 2019 |

How thermal cameras are used in Home Inspections? Thermographic inspections uncover a wide variety of information to help you derive crucial details about your home. Learn more about this application here.

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Technical Learning Top Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras

Fri Jul 19 09:35:36 EDT 2019 |

Top Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras In this article some of the most common applications of thermal imagers in a varied set of industries. Click here to discover those.

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Technical Learning How to choose a Thermal Camera?

Fri Jul 19 09:35:19 EDT 2019 |

How to choose a Thermal Camera? Apart from cost and quality, the two major factors that you should keep in mind when buying a thermal imager are Detector Resolution and Thermal Sensitivity.

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Technical Learning FAQ about Thermal Cameras

Fri Jul 19 09:34:45 EDT 2019 |

FAQ about Thermal Cameras Choosing a thermal imaging camera is tricky as they are different from other imaging technologies. Click here to learn about the questions that always puzzle buyers.

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Technical Learning Water Hammer

Thu May 30 01:52:35 EDT 2019 |

Water Hammer Water hammer effect is an impact load that is the most misunderstood force known to pressure transducers today. A water hammer is created by stopping and/or starting a liquid flow suddenly.

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Technical Learning Conductivity and Resistivity

Wed May 29 01:51:27 EDT 2019 |

Conductivity and Resistivity Conductivity measures the ability of a solution to conduct an electric current between two electrodes. In solution, the current flows by ion transport.

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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 4-20mA Input

Sat Apr 20 04:20:20 EDT 2019 |

4-20mA Input It is extremely simple and inexpensive to measure 4-20ma signal with a device that will measure only Voltage inputs.

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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 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 Everything you need to know about Immersion Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:28:13 EDT 2019 |

Everything you need to know about Immersion Heaters An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged, or threaded.

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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 What are silicone heaters used for?

Wed Apr 17 10:23:50 EDT 2019 |

What are silicone heaters used for? Silicone rubber heaters have a wide range of industrial, commercial, and military applications. These heaters are resistant to radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering, vacuum, fungus, oils, solvents, and chemical attack.

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Technical Learning Sales Measures Water Levels

Wed Apr 17 10:17:45 EDT 2019 |

Sales Measures Water Levels Customer service that goes above and beyond in combination with excellent products at competitive prices.

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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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Technical Learning Quality, Support, and Flexibility

Wed Apr 17 10:15:18 EDT 2019 |

Quality, Support, and Flexibility When it was time to exchange an old panel that controlled a hydrogen compressor an automation technician decided to go with a backplane.

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Technical Learning Problem Solver in the Field

Wed Apr 17 10:14:55 EDT 2019 |

Problem Solver in the Field A project of operating a brand new waste-to-energy line gave an electrical engineer the chance to work with a field mounted HART temperature transmitter like TXUN-HT for the first time.

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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 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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Product Info Thermocouple styles: probe, wire or surface?

Wed Apr 17 10:03:34 EDT 2019 |

Thermocouple styles: probe, wire or surface? Because a thermocouple can take many shapes and forms, it is important to understand how to correctly select the right sensor.

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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 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 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 Thermocouples - Reference Guide

Wed Apr 17 09:58:59 EDT 2019 |

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

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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 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 How to Install a Pressure Tranducer?

Wed Apr 17 09:53:26 EDT 2019 |

How to Install a Pressure Tranducer? 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 Water and Wastewater Test Methods for Operators

Wed Apr 17 09:52:59 EDT 2019 |

Water and Wastewater Test Methods for Operators A variety of test procedures and methods are available for use by water and wastewater operators.

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Technical Learning What is a Voltage Divider?

Wed Apr 17 09:52:04 EDT 2019 |

What is a Voltage Divider? In order to measure a signal which varies over a range greater than the input range of an analog or digital input of a measuring device, a voltage divider can drop the voltage of the input signal to the level the analog or digital input can measure.

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Technical Learning PFA Fluorocarbon Information

Wed Apr 17 09:51:06 EDT 2019 |

PFA Fluorocarbon Information PFA Fluorocarbon Information

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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 Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices

Wed Apr 17 09:48:35 EDT 2019 |

Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices Traditional printer drivers are very benign; they are only active, and use the printer port when you tell an application to print.

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Technical Learning Testing a PC's RS-232 Port

Wed Apr 17 09:48:01 EDT 2019 |

Testing a PC's RS-232 Port There are many factors involved in communicating with an RS-232 device from a PC.

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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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Product Info Temperature Control Using PID

Wed Apr 17 09:43:25 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Control Using PID Almost every process control application would benefit from PID control.

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Technical Learning Technical Principles of Valves

Wed Apr 17 09:42:58 EDT 2019 |

Technical Principles of Valves Solenoid valves are used wherever fluid flow has to be controlled automatically. They are being used to an increasing degree in the most varied types of plants and equipment.

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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 Technical Dissolved Oxygen - The Fundamentals

Wed Apr 17 09:41:04 EDT 2019 |

Technical Dissolved Oxygen - The Fundamentals Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the term commonly used in liquid analytical work for the measurement of the amount of oxygen dissolved in a unit volume of water.

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Product Info How Does a PID Controller Work?

Wed Apr 17 09:40:00 EDT 2019 |

How Does a PID Controller Work? As its name implies, a PID controller combines proportional control with additional integral and derivative adjustments which help the unit automatically compensate for changes in the system.

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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 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 Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs

Wed Apr 17 01:39:03 EDT 2019 |

Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs One of the most common questions asked is the difference between single-ended and differential signals inputs, and what applications they should be considered in.

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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 pH Control

Tue Apr 16 01:47:12 EDT 2019 |

pH Control Systems pH control systems are characterized by extreme rangeability and sensitivity, and are also subject to difficulties arising from contact between measuring electrodes and hostile fluids.

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Technical Learning RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation

Tue Apr 16 01:46:30 EDT 2019 |

RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation One of the primary principles underlying industrial level measurement is that different materials and different phases of the same material have different densities.

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Technical Learning Specialty Level Switches

Mon Apr 15 01:51:02 EDT 2019 |

Specialty Level Switches Thermal, vibrating, and optical level switches are specialty devices developed to solve specific level detection problems.

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Technical Learning Flanged Immersion Heaters

Wed Mar 20 00:41:07 EDT 2019 |

Flanged Immersion Heaters Flanged immersion heaters consist of hairpin bent tubular elements welded or brazed into a flange and provided with wiring boxes for electrical connections.

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Technical Learning What is a Cartridge Heater?

Tue Mar 12 00:46:22 EDT 2019 |

What is a Cartridge Heater?

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Technical Learning Over-the-Side Immersion Heaters

Tue Mar 05 11:46:22 EST 2019 |

Over-the-Side Immersion Heaters Over-the-side immersion heaters are designed for vessels where through the side immersion heaters cannot be conveniently installed.

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Technical Learning What are the operating temperatures of a cartridge heater?

Tue Mar 05 11:46:22 EST 2019 |

What are the operating temperatures of a cartridge heater? Cartridge heaters can operate at low, medium, and high watt densities. They are designed to withstand a working temperature of up to 1400°F.

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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 Flowmeter Selection Guide

Tue Mar 05 11:17:34 EST 2019 |

Flowmeter Selection Guide

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Technical Learning What are the Applications of a Silicone Rubber Heater?
Technical Learning Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters
Technical Learning What are the Applications of a Cartridge Heater?
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 PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator

Fri Nov 30 09:42:42 EST 2018 |

PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator In modern industrial systems, temperature is the most common physical measurement...

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Technical Learning Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance

Thu Nov 15 11:40:19 EST 2018 |

Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance Proactive maintenance, reactive maintenance, and the many benefits of switching to proactive maintenance.

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Technical Learning Preventive or predictive: what is the right type of maintenance for your process?

Thu Nov 15 11:37:12 EST 2018 |

Preventive or predictive: what is the right type of maintenance for your process? Predictive maintenance differs from preventive as it allows you to repair or replace equipment before it runs-to-failure

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Technical Learning Wireless Process Monitoring: Pros & Cons of Using Wireless Devices

Thu Nov 15 09:39:28 EST 2018 |

Wireless Process Monitoring: Pros & Cons of Using Wireless Devices Wireless monitoring is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of applications in locations with no interference.

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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 Cellular Monitoring: Process Monitoring with Cellular Technology

Thu Nov 15 03:13:30 EST 2018 |

Cellular Monitoring: Process Monitoring with Cellular Technology Cellular monitoring is ideal for applications and data logging where updated information is not required in real time.

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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 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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Technical Learning The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance

Mon Nov 05 11:16:55 EST 2018 |

The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance Predictive maintenance can help you anticipate failure before it happens, saving money, time and making processes more efficient. Learn more about these and other advantages.

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Technical Learning Air Quality Monitoring | Things you should know about it

Wed Oct 10 03:08:02 EDT 2018 |

Air Quality Monitoring | Things you should know about it Ambient air contains life supporting oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and chemicals that can harm you and your employees.

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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 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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Technical Learning 10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter

Tue Oct 02 08:53:40 EDT 2018 |

10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter Digital panel meters present numerical information that’s easy to read.

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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 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 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 PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds

Tue Sep 18 11:43:29 EDT 2018 |

PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds Proportional integral derivative (PID) control is a well established way of driving a system towards a target position or level.

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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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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 Types of Relays: Mechanical, SSR, Internal or External

Mon Sep 10 07:54:43 EDT 2018 |

Types of Relays: Mechanical, SSR, Internal or External Relays are the control switches that operate with low-powered electrical signals controlling most types of circuits.

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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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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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Product Info Grippers

Thu Sep 06 02:23:41 EDT 2018 |

Grippers A gripper is a motion device that mimics the movements of people, in the case of the gripper, it is the fingers.

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Product Info Signal Conditioners

Wed Sep 05 08:51:07 EDT 2018 |

Signal Conditioners A signal conditioner is a device that converts one type of electronic signal into a another type of signal. Its primary use is to convert a signal that may be difficult to read by conventional instrumentation into a more easily read format.

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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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Product Info OEM

Tue Sep 04 04:29:36 EDT 2018 |

OEM Our commitment to maintaining the leading edge through research development and state-of-the art manufacturing keeps OMEGA firmly at the forefront of technology.

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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches

Fri Aug 31 02:34:40 EDT 2018 |

Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches A pressure switch consists of a sensing component and an electrical switch.

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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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Technical Learning What is a Cartridge Heater and how does it work?

Thu Aug 30 08:06:21 EDT 2018 |

What is a Cartridge Heater and how does it work? Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.

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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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Technical Learning What is a LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer)?

Wed Aug 29 09:06:40 EDT 2018 |

What is a LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer)? An LVDT is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable electrical current, voltage or electric signals, and the reverse.

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Product Info Reversible & Non Reversible Temperature Labels & Sensors

Wed Aug 29 08:38:43 EDT 2018 |

Reversible & Non Reversible Temperature Labels & Sensors Temperature labels are temperature monitors consisting of one or more small heat-sensitive indicators sealed under transparent, heat-resistant windows.

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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 Temperature Controllers

Tue Aug 28 04:41:56 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Controllers As the name implies, a temperature controller is an instrument used to control temperatures, mainly without extensive operator involvement.

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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 Load Cells & Force Sensors

Tue Aug 28 04:41:03 EDT 2018 |

Load Cells & Force Sensors A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output.

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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 Stepper Motors

Tue Aug 28 04:39:41 EDT 2018 |

Stepper Motors A stepper motor is a brushless, synchronous electric motor that converts digital pulses into mechanical shaft rotation.

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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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Product Info Flexible Heaters

Tue Aug 28 04:39:05 EDT 2018 |

Flexible Heaters A flexible heater is a device which can conform to the surface which requires heating.

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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 Industrial Heaters

Mon Aug 27 02:03:00 EDT 2018 |

Industrial Heaters Electric heaters are used in a variety of processes where the temperature of an object or process needs to be increased.

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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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Product Info Thermocouples probes

Wed Aug 22 10:04:37 EDT 2018 |

Thermocouples probes A typical thermocouple is made up of two dissimilar metals joined together to form one junction.

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Product Info Immersion Heater

Wed Aug 22 08:26:31 EDT 2018 |

Immersion Heater An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged or threaded.

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Product Info Pressure Gauges and Switches

Wed Aug 22 02:27:03 EDT 2018 |

Pressure Gauges and Switches Pressure gauges and switches are among the most often used instruments in a plant. But because of their great numbers, attention to maintenance--and reliability--can be compromised.

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