Instruments and Controls


Inline flowmeter

Series 730 Accu-Mass flowmeter measures flow rates of noncorrosive gases from 0.5 to 50 SCFM and provides a linear output signal proportional to total gas mass flow rate. This direct mass flow monitoring method eliminates the need for separate temperature and pressure inputs, improves measurement accuracy, and helps reduce system cost.

Sierra Instruments, Inc. Write 309 on PE card

Humidity-logging thermometer

Micro Humidity Logging Thermometer sends alarm messages by email or phone. If logger is connected to a computer during real-time monitoring, an email error report can be sent either on the first occurrence only, or as often as once every minute as long as alarm condition exists. If connected to a phone line and modem, unit sends a 6-digit message that can go to a pager.

Telatemp Corp. Write 310 on PE card

Modular instrumentation interface

Kenmac series 85 is a modular instrumentation interface and mounting system. Interface features 2 and 4-valve manifolds for pressure and DP measurements, instrument mono-flanges for isolation and vent functions, self-venting single and double purge blocks, electric heaters, steam trace blocks, seal pots, filling connector, and protective shade.

Swagelok Co. Write 311 on PE card

Clamp meter

Industrial clamp meter series is available in 400-A, 600-A, and 1000-A models. The 600-A and 1000-A models feature an LCD display built into the bottom of the testers, enabling electrical workers to view the display from virtually any angle. Other features include large, tapered jaws and a wire-separating hook tip, high-voltage indicator, motor and drive troubleshooting mode, and true RMS.

Ideal Industries, Inc. Write 312 on PE card

Sensor tester

Sensor Tester tests hydraulic motor speed sensors and pulse detectors. Unit is designed to test Hall effect and optical sensors. It tests most low-voltage (4.5-24 Vdc) sensors that use make-and-break contact pulse sensing.

White Hydraulics, Inc. Write 313 on PE card

Data acquisition

instruNet World Plus is a data acquisition software program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP that enables users to digitize, plot, control, analyze, and save to disk A/D, D/A, and digital I/O data from instruNet hardware. It enables users to define their own instrument front panel with buttons, popup menus, edit fields, dynamic text, text editor regions, and waveform graphs.

Omega Engineering, Inc. Write 314 on PE card

Photoelectric sensors

OG 90 photoelectric sensors are designed with right-angle lenses for applications with limited mounting space. Sensor features an 18-mm stainless steel housing, preset sensing ranges, and visible red beam that facilitates sensor alignment during installation. Units are available with through-beam, polarized retroreflective, and background suppression models.

ifm efector Inc. Write 315 on PE card

Toxic gas detector

TS4000 intelligent toxic gas detector is a microprocessor-based transmitter designed to monitor toxic gases or oxygen deficiency and provide status indication and alarm outputs. Detector features remote mounting, dual redundant Modbus communications, 8-A relays, 3-digit display, 4-20-mA output, and indication of remaining sensor life.

General Monitors Write 316 on PE card

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