Clamp meter is easy to read
Industrial Clamp Meters feature bottom display so users can keep head and face out of potentially dangerous panels while viewing measurements. Tapered jaws with hook tip can separate a single wire out of a bundle. Audible and visual indicator warns of high voltage. Meter is rated CAT IV-600 V/CAT III-1000 V, has DMM functions, and large display with bright backlight.
IDEAL Industries, Inc. : testersandmeters.com TO VOTE, WRITE 36 ON BALLOT For more information, write 36 on card
Sensor sends speed across network
SpeedTalker DN speed sensor operates on DeviceNet and is designed to operate in hazardous environments to provide operating speed of rotating shafts along with under-speed and over-speed detection. Sensor conforms to ODVA specifications, uses an open-style connector, and operates in any DeviceNet network without the need for additional I/O terminals or adapters.
Electro-Sensors, Inc. : electro-sensors.com TO VOTE, WRITE 105 ON BALLOT For more information, write 105 on card
Monitor senses arcing
UE-ECM 586 cabinet monitor senses ultrasonic emissions produced by arcing, tracking, and corona and remotely alerts of these occurrences. Healthy electrical equipment produces little or no ultrasound energy. When a failure or arcing hazard is present, ultrasonic levels increase. Monitor outputs are 0_10 V, 4_20 mA, and a heterodyned output that makes signals audible.
UE Systems, Inc. : uesystems.com TO VOTE, WRITE 107 ON BALLOT For more information, write 107 on card
DMM measures adjustable speed drives
Model 87 V digital multimeter (DMM) uses low-pass filter circuits that allow accurate voltage and frequency measurements on adjustable speed motor drive systems. DMM features built-in thermometer, large display digits, bright white backlight, magnetic hanger for hands-free operation, true RMS, ac, dc, voltage, current, resistance, diode, min/max, peak hold, and frequency.
Fluke Corp. : fluke.com TO VOTE, WRITE 153 ON BALLOT For more information, write 153 on card
Instrument transmits wirelessly
XYR 5000 wireless transmitters measure and communicate process variables and asset status online without the need for wiring or external power. The wireless transmitter family includes devices for accurately monitoring gauge pressure, temperature, ultrasonic noise from possible steam or gas leaks, and an analog input interface for adding wireless capabilities to wired systems.
Honeywell International, Inc. : honeywell.com TO VOTE, WRITE 176 ON BALLOT For more information, write 176 on card
Sensor diagnoses itself
Digi-Tel temperature transmitter offers field selection of 17 factory-scaled temperature ranges from -75 F to 1200 F. Transmitter features rugged stainless steel housing for RMI/RFI rejection, accuracy up to
Tel-Tru Manufacturing Co. : teltru.com TO VOTE, WRITE 180 ON BALLOT For more information, write 180 on card
Sensor sees full-circle
PresencePLUS P4 GEO vision sensor for 360-deg inspections features low cost, small size, and ability to inspect for correct features regardless of product orientation or position in the sensor's field of view. Vision sensor offers an intuitive user interface that allows those with even basic PC skills to easily set up an inspection. Sensor is available in right angle and inline versions.
Banner Engineering Corp. : bannerengineering.com TO VOTE, WRITE 185 ON BALLOT For more information, write 185 on card
Laser calculates volume
PD 30 laser range meter measures distances from 2 in. up to 600 ft in less than 0.5 sec with accuracy of
Hilti, Inc. : us.hilti.com TO VOTE, WRITE 220 ON BALLOT For more information, write 220 on card
IR camera records voice
ThermaCAM P65 handheld infrared camera allows users to record up to 30 sec of voice with each image. Camera features high resolution; FireWire, USB, and IrDA connectivity; AVI file storage; removable CompactFlash memory card; color viewfinder; automatic target illuminator; visible and audible temperature alarms; auto focus; and auto ranging.
FLIR Systems, Inc. : flirthermography.com TO VOTE, WRITE 283 ON BALLOT For more information, write 283 on card
Clamp meter measures temperature
Series 1000A ac clamp-on meters feature noncontact IR thermometer with laser pointer. Functions include ac/dc voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, diode, and continuity. Meters have 1-msec peak hold to capture inrush current and transients, 1.7-in. jaw opening, data hold, and min/max. The EX 830 model is true RMS and offers type K contact temperature measurement.
Extech Instruments Corp. : extech.com TO VOTE, WRITE 68 ON BALLOT For more information, write 68 on card
DMM selects function automatically
PM 55 compact precision DMM is the world's smallest CAT III-rated multimeter, with one-touch function selection and noncontact ac voltage detector. It automatically selects among ac voltage, dc voltage, or resistance based on the test point to which the leads are connected. Meter measures ac/dc voltage, ac/dc current, resistance, capacitance, frequency, diode, and continuity.
Meterman Test Tools : metermantesttools.com TO VOTE, WRITE 290 ON BALLOT For more information, write 290 on 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