Keyword: Inspection Equipment

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An inspection design method and procedure by which mobile robots can inspect large pipe structures has been demonstrated with the successful inspection of...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Scientists from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, working together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), have found an inexpensive method that enables accurate earthquake measurements even on the ocean floor and in less developed countries.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers from Northwestern University have collaborated on the implementation of an accurate, low-cost, and easy-to-use test for detecting toxic levels of fluoride in water. The new biosensor device has been field tested in Kenya.
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Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A solar-powered wireless sensor system developed by a Drexel University team can continuously monitor bridge deformation and could be used to alert authorities if the bridge performance deteriorates significantly.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks laboratory has developed a novel method of using AI and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture more energy and cost efficient.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineers have developed a modeling and manufacturing technique that generates unique verification tools which simulate cracks in metals within X-ray setup part-testing geometries.
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Blog: Test & Measurement
The Yonder Deep team installed an entire suite of sensors in its AUV, versatile enough to withstand the frigid Arctic waters as well as the coastal waters of Southern California.
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Q&A: Physical Sciences
Researchers have developed a theory that predicts the limits to which metals can be subjected to cyclic stress before failing.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
Battery packs, whether made of prismatic, cylindrical, or pouch cells, are cooled by common automotive thermal management systems.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products on the market, including power inductors, vibration sensors, a field TV connector, and more.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2022 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
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Products: Test & Measurement
The new products for November 2022, including an AI inspection system, a non-contact machine vision measuring system, and more.
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Products: Imaging
New products on the market in November 2022, including automotive relay, power inductors, RFID Read/Write modules, and more.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A strain-sensing smart skin developed at Rice University uses very small carbon nanotube structures to monitor and detect damage in large structures. The “strain paint” uses the fluorescent...

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INSIDER: Propulsion

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Gears are sophisticated parts that play a vital role in cars, airplanes, construction and mining equipment, food processing, clock making, and more. And, companies are still trying to make them better...

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Anyone who has watched steam billow up from a boiling kettle or seen ice crystals form on a wet window in winter has observed what scientists call a phase transition. Phase...

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Special Reports: Imaging
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Aerospace Manufacturing - May 2022

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using advanced technologies – in additive manufacturing, machining, metrology, and more. To help you...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

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Products: Motion Control
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
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Briefs: Design
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
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Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
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Application Briefs: Imaging
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
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