Instruments & Controls
WATCOUPLE nonstandard thermocouple uses metals such as alloy 600 and nickel-silicon that ensure accuracy, stability, and availability. Materials enable sensor to be 4 times more accurate than type K special limits, and last 3 times longer. Sensor is based on IEEE 1451.4 smart sensor technology, communicating voltage table, calibration, manufacturing, and traceability information.
Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. watlow.com Write 317 on PE card
87V digital multimeter (DMM) accurately measures voltage and frequency on variable frequency drives (VFDs), which create electrical noise that renders other DMMs unusable for this application. DMM also features built in thermometer, larger display digits, bright white backlight, and a magnetic hanger. Safety features include 600-V CAT IV and 1000-V CAT III ratings; it is engineered to withstand voltage spikes of 8 kV.
Fluke Corp. fluke.com Write 318 on PE card
Temperature Handbook Volume MMV 5th 5 th Edition offers detailed information and specifications on more than 40,000 products for process measurement and control in more than 1800 pp. The new edition contains thermocouples, thermocouple wire, RTDs, thermistors, infrared products, web-enabled controllers, paperless recorders, test equipment, calibration services, handheld instruments, connectors, data acquisition, humidity, transmitters, panel meters and displays, technical books, and articles.
Omega Engineering, Inc. omega.com Write 319 on PE card
"Sharper, simpler, smarter" is the theme of updated web site that highlights infrared thermal imaging products. Site features detailed product information on company's cameras and software, extensive applications library, and case studies.
Infrared Solutions, Inc. infraredsolutions.com Write 320 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