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Analytical instruments

Adding modularity and versatility to field testing (20/05/2018)
Article image Clive Davis talks about a new portable test instrument which combines features of a general-purpose oscilloscope and those of a data acquisition recorder.
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Getting the right tool for the job (20/05/2018)
Article image 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.
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Which encoder? (29/04/2018)
Article image Mark Howard looks at the merits of shaft encoders and bearingless encoders and where design engineers might deploy each type.
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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...

A new approach to flow meter calibration 30/08/2016
Neil Bowman suggests some alternatives to traditional set-time based calibration strategies. Full Story...

Ensuring calibration compliance for critical heat treatment process 25/07/2016
Peter Sherwin discusses a project that aimed to develop specific software solutions to fully manage the calibration and compliance of the thermal treatment process required for most aircraft components. Full Story...

ISO9001 changes and their effect on calibration processes 19/07/2016
Heikki Laurila explores the changes in the 2015 revision of ISO9001 and explains how these changes affect calibration processes. Full Story...



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