Instrument measures multiple parameters
HHF81 anemometer can measure airflow, humidity, temperature, and light. Built-in microprocessor allows the instrument to track maximum and minimum values along with current readings. Unit displays flow rate in knots, meters/second, kilometers/hour, MPH, and feet/minute. A low-friction, ball bearing-mounted wheel provides high accuracy at high and low air velocity. The impeller provides the ability to measure the slightest breeze. Instrument accepts Type K thermocouple input.
Omega Engineering, Inc. www.omega.com Write 305 on PE card
The V2-Municipal Flowmeter features built-in flow conditioning for accuracy with minimum upstream/downstream straight-run piping requirements, which reduces installation and plant ancillary equipment costs. It is especially useful wherever irregular or crowded piping and equipment make other solutions such as magnetic, turbine, or venturi tube technology impractical or unworkable due to complex or expensive construction requirements to meet longer straight-run piping requirements.
McCrometer www.mccrometer.com Write 306 on PE card
PocketPro is a full-featured digital multimeter that electricians can take virtually anywhere. It fits inside a pants or shirt pocket with room to spare. Compact (4.9 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches) and lightweight (3.9 oz.), the DMM includes built-in leads that store snugly behind a built-in test stand. Three buttons and a thumb switch allow electricians to select continuity/resistance, diode or ac/dc voltage testing, as well as to cycle through test ranges and hold a measurement. The meter defaults to ac voltage. Other features include an easy-to-read 3.5 digit LCD screen, overload protection on all ranges, audible continuity, low battery indicator, and auto power off.
Ideal Industries, Inc. www.idealindustries.com Write 307 on PE card
CMS-S1 thermal transfer printer combines terminal block marking, wire marking, and equipment marking in one printer. The printer design includes a cutter and easy access to the ink ribbon and marking material. The printer uses CMS-MARK-WIN software and ZBFT markers. A wide variety of wire marking labels are available including CMT markers, self-laminating stickers, and shrink sleeves.
Phoenix Contact Inc. www.phoenixcon.com/marking Write 308 on PE card
Radar level meter
Optiwave 7300 C radar level meter accurately measures distance, level, and volume of liquids, pastes, and solids. Its measuring range of 131 feet enables it to operate with a wide bandwidth, which enhances accuracy and repeatability. Objects such as struts, inlets, ladders, agitated surfaces, or foam affect the signal minimally. The meter offers four types of screen display: alphanumeric, alphanumeric with tank illustration, alphanumeric with bar graph, and signal screen.
Krohne www.krohne.com Write 309 on PE card
MET/CAL Plus V7.1 software suite, is an enhancement of a calibration management program with features designed to efficiently handle expanding workloads. The program's guardbanding support allows metrologists to tailor algorithms to automatically tighten the pass limits associated with a unit under test calibration specifications. This feature is particularly useful in identifying units that are out of tolerance but are still close to specification due to low-test accuracy ratios.
Fluke www.fluke.com Write 310 on PE card
In-Sight 5403 captures full-frame, 1600 x 1200 images at up to 15 frames per second for highly detailed inspection of fast moving objects. The increased resolution allows for precision gauging, alignment, and fine-defect inspection on very small parts. By capturing images of larger parts or viewing multiple objects simultaneously, the camera performs inspections that formerly required multiple sensors. Alternatively, it can be mounted further from the part while maintaining the required resolution to provide working distance flexibility.
Cognex Corp. www.cognex.com Write 311 on PE card
Ethernet/IP communication protocol has been added to the IMPACT family of intelligent cameras. The Ethernet/IP enables integration with a broad range of third party industrial products for data sharing is available in the protocol's Inspection Builder 6.1 software. The software features the latest innovations in image processing technology plus a broad range of tools for deploying complete inspection solutions in the factory environment. The protocol enhances Inspection Builder by extending data communications between IMPACT cameras and a broad range of industrial products such as PLC's and sensors.
PPT VISION, Inc. www.pptvision.com Write 312 on PE card
HotShot thermography camera has an ergonomic design, integrated data logger functionality, and icon-based user interface. Designed specifically for industrial inspection of high-voltage electrical systems, production, and machinery, the camera features a unique articulating thermal camera head that enables framing of electrical and mechanical systems from floor level to overhead while maintaining an optimal viewing angle and hand position.
Electrophysics www.electrophysics.com Write 313 on PE card
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey