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Analytical instruments

Test and the IoT (11/02/2019)
While the IoT is increasing device complexity and, in turn, increasing test complexity, it can also greatly enhance automated test workflows says Mike Santori.
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How far can I measure with a thermal imaging camera? (17/12/2018)
Article image To make an assessment about the best thermal imaging camera for an application several factors need to be considered, including resolution, instantaneous field of view (IFOV), lenses, the size of the object and more, says Andrew Baker.
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Rapid corrosion test for stainless steels (05/11/2018)
Article image Stainless-steel piping and tanks have a passive layer that protects them from corrosion. If this layer is incompletely formed or damaged, it can pose problems. Dr Helga Leonhard and Jens Lehmann discuss a rapid test that can be used to check the condition of the passive layer.
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Adding modularity and versatility to field testing 20/05/2018
Clive Davis talks about a new portable test instrument which combines features of a general-purpose oscilloscope and those of a data acquisition recorder. Full Story...

Getting the right tool for the job 20/05/2018
Michael Risse gives advice on evaluating advanced analytical solutions to help ensure you have a tool that meets the very particular requirements of the process industry. Full Story...

Which encoder? 29/04/2018
Mark Howard looks at the merits of shaft encoders and bearingless encoders and where design engineers might deploy each type. Full Story...

Ensuring concentricity of precision gears 02/02/2018
In order to meet the exceptionally tight tolerances required of spindles and shafts inside its miniature power transmission systems and motor gearboxes, Rotalink needed to find an accurate and repeatable measurement solution. Full Story...

Selecting an inline thickness measurement system 21/01/2018
A number of important factors need to be considered when selecting an in-process system for measuring the thickness of film, plate or sheet materials, says Chris Jones. Full Story...

Gold processing plant chooses non-nuclear density measurement solution 15/01/2018
To improve the filtering stage of a mineral processing plant in Peru Compañía Minera Poderosa S.A. needed to find a solution to measure and control the slurry density in the discharge pipe line of a tailings thickener. Full Story...

Radar level sensor keeps chemicals safe 14/01/2018
Control Engineering Europe finds out how radar level sensor is offering a safe solution for chemical storage for a UK-based waste-to-energy plant. Full Story...

Level measurement for overfill prevention applications 07/01/2018
There is no ‘one size fits all’ level measurement technology for overfill prevention systems, says Christoffer Widahl. Full Story...

Testing: collaborate for better design outcomes 04/12/2017
Andrew Newton, MD of electromechanical design company, Magnet Schultz, shares his advice on testing within collaborative development projects. Full Story...

Cloud-based continuous monitoring solution 16/08/2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed a hot spring monitoring system solution based on its Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture and which works on Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite. Full Story...

Controlling water supply measurement 15/05/2017
Effective management of water metering networks is crucial to ensure that the required accuracy is attained, says Alick MacGillivray. Full Story...

Considering feedback sensing for position and speed 09/05/2017
Urs Kafadar discusses encoder properties and their selection for position and speed control applications. Full Story...

Never ignore your instruments 26/04/2017
Alan Hunt warns of the danger of ignoring what your instruments are telling you.  Full Story...

Seeing a bright future for calibration 18/04/2017
At the inauguration of new facilities at Beamex headquarters in Finland, Jan-Henrik Svensson, CEO of the company, talked about the changing role for calibration in the factories of the future. Full Story...

Taking a risk-based approach to optimise efforts 10/04/2017
Find the right calibration schedule and comply with the ISO 9001 risk-based thinking approach.   Full Story...

Addressing the big data knowledge gap 10/04/2017
Leor Barth warns that SME manufacturers need to properly identify and analyse actionable data to ensure they remain competitive.  Full Story...

Reflecting on 40 years of test and measurement 28/03/2017
Dr James Truchard, CEO and co-founder of National Instruments (NI), talks about the changes he has seen in test and measurement technology in the past 40 years. Full Story...

An uncertain solution to optimise flow meter management 21/03/2017
Calibration and maintenance can offer some money-saving opportunities for the oil and gas industry by making better use of available data, says Craig Marshall. Full Story...

Test bench design tips 04/01/2017
HBM looks at the critical variables in the design of new test benches and explains how to cost-effectively optimise test routines and shorten test times. Full Story...

Exploring the benefits of Raman technology 15/11/2016
Control Engineering Europe looks at Raman spectroscopy, which is still considered by many to be a rather exotic technonology. Despite this it is starting to gain fans in the process sector for in-situ sample measurement. Full Story...



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