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Remote Inventory Management

March 27, 2012 3:31 pm | by Kistler-Morse | Product Releases | Comments

ORB is the gateway between inventory process information and the people who need it.

Field Calibrator, Communicator

March 27, 2012 3:27 pm | by Beamex | Product Releases | Comments

The robust IP65-rated dust- and water-proof casing, ergonomic design, and light weight make it an ideal measurement device for field use in various industries.

Laser Range Meter

March 12, 2012 5:12 pm | by Hilti | Product Releases | Comments

The PD 5 Laser Range Meter can accurately measure distances up to 230 feet at the touch of a button.


Pressure/Temperature Transmitter

March 12, 2012 5:10 pm | by American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Model AST20PT Stainless Steel Media Isolated Pressure/Temperature Sensor and Model AST46PT Explosion-Proof Pressure/Temperature Transmitter also are ideal for low-power systems.

Wireless Environmental Sensor

March 2, 2012 12:14 pm | by Predictive Sensor Technology | Product Releases | Comments

The Wireless Environmental Temperature, Humidity, and Dew point Sensor/Transmitter alerts the user via text or email when pre-set targets are reached.

Loop Powered Indicator

March 1, 2012 5:12 pm | by Yokogawa | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX contains a 6 digit numerical display with a range of +/- 999999 and a 20 segment bar graph indicating 0 to 100 percent of full scale.

New Infrared Cameras

February 29, 2012 5:05 pm | by Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has introduced five new infrared cameras with a broad range of powerful capabilities

High-Accuracy Digital Micrometer

February 7, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Now, high-accuracy measurement can be had in a convenient, hand-held tool.


Hand-Held Inspection Camera

January 26, 2012 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIDGID® (Elyria, OH) has announced the RIDGID micro CA-300, a purpose-built, hand-held inspection camera. The camera offers an easy way to diagnose and document jobsite problems. The unit records still images and videos, and integrates audio with a built-in microphone and speaker, providing the ability to record insights and playback problems in hard-to-reach areas.

Data Logging Thermometer

January 26, 2012 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Data Logging Hot Wire Anemometer/IR Thermometer (CIH20DL) from General Tools & Instruments (New York, NY) may have no equal when it comes to measuring the speed, volume, and temperature of slow-moving air. Technicians and contractors will welcome its ability to perform minimally invasive duct flow testing and energy audits, convert air speed readings to airflow volume measurements in units of CFM or CMM, and determine air and surface temperatures—including identifying overheated system components—all with a data logging capacity of 20,000 data points.

Rugged Omnii XT15

January 20, 2012 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Psion Teklogix (London, United Kingdom) has announced the Omnii™ XT15, its next generation rugged handheld device. With its extended battery run time, the Omnii XT15 represents a new landmark for rugged mobile devices. To extend the value of Omnii even further, the new, industry-first, Omnii Advantage program gives customers the opportunity to re-purpose their devices free of charge at any time after the first year of ownership.

iTHX-SD Transmitter

January 19, 2012 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NEWPORT® iTHX-SD transmitter from NEWPORT Electronics, Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) lets users view virtual charts and record temperature, relative humidity, and dew point with no special software—just a Web browser. The device can trigger an alarm if the temperature or humidity goes above or below a set point that the user determines.

Single Loop Controller

January 19, 2012 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Yokogawa Corporation of America (Newnan, GA) has announces that it’s Single Loop Controller, the YS1700, is now qualified for non-safety seismic and safety seismic applications. For years the YS series of controllers have provided reliable and accurate control for many industries.


Energy Analyzers

January 19, 2012 10:53 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Fluke® 430 Series II Three-Phase Power Quality and Energy Analyzers from Davis Instruments (Vernon Hills, IL) help locate, predict, prevent, and troubleshoot issues in three-phase and single-power distribution systems. On each analyzer, an energy loss calculator displays losses in dollars while automatic trending ensures that every measurement is automatically recorded.

Battery-Powered Sensors

January 16, 2012 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powercast ’s (Pittsburgh, PA) two new ultra-long life, battery-powered sensors join the company’s existing battery-less, RF-powered sensors that are available for its Lifetime Power Wireless Sensor System. The WSN-1101, measures temperature, humidity, light, and external temperature.

Laser Alignment System

January 16, 2012 6:14 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The new ROTALIGN ULTRA MultiCoupling feature from LUDECA (Doral, FL) allows the alignment of up to seven machines in a train to be measured simultaneously, with a single quarter rotation, or less, of the shafts. This can save enormous amounts of time and resources when aligning turbine trains on the critical path in an outage, or machine trains with gearboxes that are difficult to turn.

Fluorescent Lighting Tester

January 12, 2012 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Tool Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) continues to expand their test and measurement line with a new product for troubleshooting fluorescent lighting. With the ability to test fluorescent gas, check pin connections, and test ballasts, the Milwaukee® Fluorescent Lighting Tester can allow technicians to troubleshoot an entire building in half the time.

Autorange Digital Multimeter

January 12, 2012 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega ’s (Stamford, CT) new HHM8229 5-in-1 autorange digital multimeter offers temperature, RH, sound, light, and digital multimeter all in one device. It features a large backlight LCD display for easy reading, auto power off, and an audible and visual illuminated warning for correct input jack connections.

Digital Force/Torque Indicator

January 12, 2012 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 5i advanced digital force/torque indicator from Cooper Instruments & Systems (Warrenton, VA) is designed to work with a range of remote force and torque sensors. With exclusive Plug & Test™ technology, all calibration and configuration data is saved within the sensor’s smart connector, not the indicator, allowing for interchangeability.

Shaft Voltage Test Kit

January 4, 2012 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new AEGIS™ Shaft Voltage Test Kit from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) makes it easier to measure and document damaging VFD-induced voltages while there is still time to head off bearing damage and equipment downtime. The kit includes a special replaceable probe tip for highly accurate voltage readings on rotating equipment.

Vibration Meters

December 16, 2011 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Columbia Research Laboratories (Woodlyn, PA) has introduced the Model VM-300 vibration meter, a general purpose vibration measuring instrument designed for routine checks of industrial equipment where portability and ease of use are required. Acceleration, velocity, and displacement measurement modes are provided, along with a number of value enhancing features.

ProPlus Digital Meter

December 15, 2011 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America (Newnan, GA) has released the ProPlus Digital Panel Meter series, which was designed according to Yokogawa’s rigorous engineering and high quality standards. The ProPlus Digital Panel Meter series is available in eight different models with up to 24 feature enhancing options.

Traceable Instrumentation

December 13, 2011 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Control Company ’s (Friendswood, TX) new Traceable® Digital Hygrometer/Thermometer/Dew Point instrument provides a response time of less than 10 seconds with a resolution of 0.01 percent relative humidity, 0.01 degrees F, and 0.01 degrees F dew point. It samples one-and-a-half times per second.

Angular Position Receptacles

December 7, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA (Camarillo, CA) has announced new receptacles with adjustable angular positions as part of the Series 713, 763, 715, and 766 automation product ranges. The panel-mounted receptacles can be rotated during installation to allow a right-angle cordset to connect in a desired angular position.

UT Limit Controller

December 6, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Yokogawa Corporation of America (Newnan, GA) is proud to announce the newest addition to the UTAdvanced family, the UT35A-L Limit Controller. The 1/4 DIN sized limit controller is an FM approved instrument ideal for oven, furnace, and kiln applications. The UT35A-L can be configured as a high or low limit and comes standard with universal input, three alarm outputs, and retransmission output.

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