Endress+Hauser Installs High Pressure Test Rig in Greenwood, Indiana


E+H can now test complete instrument assemblies up to 15,000 psi

Online  —  There’s a new story describing a high pressure test rig that Endress+Hauser installed at its U.S. headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana.

The rig allows E+H to test complete instrument assemblies to customer specifications, and provides a 100% test indicating a specific instrument can withstand the design process pressure, up to 15,000 psi.

This may be the only high pressure test facility operated by an instrument manufacturer in the U.S. Continue reading

ALPhANOV’s PRISM-Award-2017-finalist ‘GoSpectro’


A device that turns smartphones into light spectrometers

Bordeaux, France — ALPhANOV will be present on the Photonics West 2017 (31 January – 2 February 2017 | San Francisco French Pavillion, Booth #1823 C) where you will discover our new products, as our Go Spectro, a Prism Awards finalist!

Go Spectro, makes it easier to inspect and authenticate gems, water quality (pollution detection), food quality (color measurement, allergen detection) and other anti-counterfeit applications. Continue reading

Mahr Federal Air Gaging Improves GR&R and Process Capability on Rotor Shaft & Endplate Bearing Bore Manufacturing


Mahr Federal Air Gaging at Baldor Electric

PROVIDENCE, RI, USA – As part of its continuous improvement process, Baldor Electric Company recently reached out to Mahr Federal to help identify opportunities to improve process capabilities within their machining cells.

One of the goals of the project was to reduce failure costs on several components.

Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Fort Smith, AR, Baldor is a leading manufacturer of industrial electric motors and mechanical power transmission products sold to distributors and original equipment manufacturers in more than 70 countries. Continue reading

Digital Calipers and Indicators with Integrated Wireless Data Transmission

Eliminates cumbersome cables & external transmitters

Mahr_wirelessPROVIDENCE, RI, USA – Mahr Federal wireless data transmission capability is now integrated within its families of MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators using proven wireless technology.

Both MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators send data to a small i-stick receiver, resembling a common USB flash drive.

MarCom software makes data acquisition simple: just take a measurement and transmit measuring data directly into MS Excel or via a keyboard code into any Windows program without the need for external transmitters or cumbersome cables. Continue reading

New MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus At Metrology Solutions Expo

The First Metrology Solutions Expo


MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus


PROVIDENCE, RI, USA – Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus, along with the MarVision MM 320, the MarVision QM 300, and MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators at the first Metrology Solutions Expo, May 4-5, 2016, TD Convention Center in the James H. Woodside Conference Center, Greenville, SC, USA.

The first Metrology Solutions Expo will feature all types of precision measuring tools, gages, fixtures, systems and software used in manufacturing applications, and will include demonstrations of the latest precision metrology equipment from the world’s leading names in the quality business. Continue reading

Next Generation Waterproof Digital Calipers

Introduced by Mahr Federal


MarCal 16 ER Digital Caliper

PROVIDENCE, RI, USA – Mahr Federal has introduced the next generation of waterproof digital calipers with the new MarCal 16 EWR.

Featuring a new ergonomic design with lapped guideways and larger display, the MarCal 16 EWR offers IP 67 protection against dust, coolants and lubricants, extended three-year battery life, and an innovative zero-reference system which automatically stores the zero position for further measurements.

The product is available for next day delivery.

The ergonomic design of the new MarCal 16 EWR digital calipers features a handy non-slip thumb support that ensures trouble-free handling and reliable results even in contaminated working conditions. Continue reading

Accurate Measurement of Microscope Illumination

1.5 nm resolution

LumaSpec800Fulbourn, UK  —  The LumaSpec LS800S from Prior Scientific is a compact visible light spectrophotometer which provides quantitative spectral power data enabling users to characterise and monitor the illumination source of their microscope system.

Operating from 350 nm to 800 nm with 1.5 nm resolution, the LumaSpec LS800S uses an illumination target slide mounted on your microscope to provide accurate and precise information about the illumination in the sample plane, leading to the most relevant information being obtained.

The LumaSpec LS800S is capable of analysing the output from a wide variety of light sources, ranging from the dimmest LED to a powerful mercury burner light. Continue reading

Ultra High-Speed Imaging of Fracture & Crush Tests

 Kirana ultra high speed video camera

Tring, UK  —  Specialised Imaging reports on customer feasibility tests published on YouTube using its Kirana ultra high-speed video camera.

The movies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERhvhWogysw) show various impact fracture and crush tests performed on ceramic, plexiglass and polycarbonate plates taken at 5, 2 and 1 million frames per second using the Kirana ultra high speed video camera. Continue reading

Kistler’s Signal Conditioning Platform: Now on the Network

Increased Flexibility for High-Speed Combustion Analysis

Signal Conditioning Platform

Signal Conditioning Platform

Winterthur, Switzerland  —   Kistler is launching a new and improved Signal Conditioning Platform (SCP) that ensures process reliability and enables early detection of unsafe operating conditions in fixed or mobile combustion analysis applications.

For over 50 years, Kistler’s innovative solutions for high-precision combustion analysis have ensured the firm’s leading position in the global market.

With new Ethernet options and an improved software interface, Kistler’s new SCP for high-speed combustion analysis centralizes equipment configuration and optimizes usability for maximum flexibility. Continue reading

New Fluke Calibration 50 MHz Wideband Option

5730A Multifunction Calibrator

The new 50 MHz option also allows laboratories to expand their wideband capabilities to allow for calibration of devices such as 50 MHz RF voltmeters. It features improved specifications that will helps increase test uncertainty ratios (TURs) and increase test confidence while reducing the need to guardband. (PRNewsFoto/Fluke Calibration)

The new 50 MHz option also allows laboratories to expand their wideband capabilities to allow for calibration of devices such as 50 MHz RF voltmeters.  (PRNewsFoto/Fluke Calibration)

EVERETT, WA, USA — /PRNewswire/ — Fluke Calibration introduces the new 50 MHz Wideband Option for the 5730A High-Performance Multifunction Calibrator.

The option provides expanded wideband capabilities to self-maintaining laboratories by providing a method to calibrate the 50 MHz input of the 5790B AC Measurement Standard.

This is accomplished by characterizing the 5730A’s 50 MHz output using a precision thermal voltage converter (TVC), thus reducing uncertainties to calibrate the 5790B.

Download the Fluke Calibration whitepaper “Verifying the Wideband Input of an AC Measurement Standard” to learn more about this calibration process. Continue reading

Automation Compatible 3D Cell Culture Scaffolds

Mimetix® 3D Cell Culture


Co-culture of primary keratinocytes and primary dermal fibroblasts in the Mimetix® scaffold after 24 h (fibroblasts in the background, keratinocytes in the foreground). Courtesy of Dr A.J. Bullock, University of Sheffield

Abingdon, UK & Cambridge MA, USA  —  AMSBIO has announced the launch of Mimetix® 3D cell culture scaffolds that offer significant advantages for a range of applications including regenerative medicine, oncology research, drug discovery, and as a unique aligned scaffold for neural growth and investigation**.

There is a definite need for more predictive in vitro efficacy assays to reduce both the number of costly drug failures in clinical trials and the number of animals used in pre-clinical testing.

Performing certain cell-based assays in 3D has proven to improve their relevance as models; however, when choosing support for the cell culture growth, important factors to consider are: Continue reading