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Test & Measurement

Learn what's trending in test, measurement, and monitoring technologies. Explore the latest products, applications, and technical briefs covering advanced measuring instruments, monitoring systems, devices, and instrumentation.

A Berkeley Lab system provides a much more sensitive probe of the chemical state of battery electrodes, especially when the battery is operated under high capacity mode.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Engineer’s Guide to the Digitization of Analog Signals

Learn about the most common technologies for digitizing analog signals for digital logging and processing, and understand the variables that impact the quality and consistency of an...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Enable Greater Factory Intelligence

Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the...

Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Reimagining Robotics in a Connected World
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
See some of the world-changing tools and technologies launched by Caltech scientists, from earthquake monitoring to helping the blind see.
A wearable energy harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
White Papers: Motion Control
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Why Test Data is Integral to Digital Transformation

Test systems and test data are often excluded from digital transformation projects. This could be contributing to a low success rate for these projects at aerospace and defense companies....

Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Would You Use a CurveBoard?

MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products.

Researchers at Purdue University have been working to develop new technologies to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses, which kill 3,000 people a year, by detecting them...

Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have developed a way to retrofit the transmission...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defense: Myth or Reality?

Aerospace and defense companies are longtime innovators and technology leaders, so digital transformation should be easy, right? Wrong. Only three percent of these projects...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
Looking to Learn More about Shock and Vibration Analysis?

Download the comprehensive handbook An Introduction to Shock & Vibration Response Spectra by leading vibration specialist Tom Irvine.

When electric vehicles end their life, the remaining storage capacity of the lithium battery is expected to be higher than 70%. After this, they can be reused for less demanding...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser in Spec

There is little debate about how Additive Manufacturing is adding benefits and changing the face of manufacturing in our modern age. Additive Manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of...

Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
3D Scanning Inspection
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.

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