Sensors & Test

Test & Measurement

Application Briefs : Communications
Simplifying Cloud-Based Remote Access and Data Logging

Smart manufacturing capabilities should be built into machines, particularly those with advanced functionality such as motion control. Even if the factory is not currently connected to...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
New Force Gage Technology Offers Faster, Easier Alternative to Conventional Computer and Software-Based Force Measurement

Computers and software play a major role in force measurement and quality control. Whether in the engineering lab, quality control inspection area, receiving inspection or on the production floor, the use of computers and...

On-Demand Webinars : Data Acquisition
Reliable Measurements for Smart Data Logging Systems

Datalogging is used in a wide variety of applications – from simple ad hoc lab bench measurements to sophisticated component test applications. Across the board, engineers are spending too much time programming and installing drivers when your main goal is to capture and log reliable,...

White Papers : Automotive
Testing Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles

Learn how a flexible test solution that expands with new technologies and addresses complex timing and simulation is essential. By using a test system that keeps pace with your cutting-edge technology, you’ll be on the road to producing safe, smart vehicles that are ready on time.

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
How to Use 3D Printing for Fast, Low-Cost Product Development and Iteration

Most people think of 3D printing as a mock-up tool. Sure — creating cheap, fast prototypes is an advantage, but it’s just a step on the way to injection molding for mass manufacturing. Now, industrial 3D printing services like Shapeways are upending that model. In a...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
High Performance Optical Mounts

Optical mounts frequently play a critical role in overall laser system performance. Yet their impact often becomes obvious only when system operation degrades due to optical misalignment induced by vibration, thermal drift or long term mechanical creep in mounts. This article reviews basic styles of optical mount...

Products : Imaging
New Products: January 2018 Photonics & Imaging Technology

High-Speed Cameras

iX Cameras (Woburn, MA and Rochford, UK) has added a new, value-priced camera to the premium ultra-high-speed i-SPEED 7 Series line. The new i-SPEED 713 is...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Non-Destructive Additive Manufacturing Characterization Coupon

Additive manufacturing (AM) material assurance has relied upon traditional test coupons and testing methods that work well for wrought materials, but fail to address the unique and not as well-known characteristics of AM parts. A new standardized, integrated test coupon was designed...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
High-Sensitivity, Environmentally Isolated Bearing Tester

A novel tool was developed that allows users to qualify small-diameter bearings before incorporating them into components. The High-Sensitivity, Environmentally Isolated Bearing...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Sensor Droplets Enable Cheaper, Faster Food Testing

The foodborne pathogen Escherichia coli O157 causes an estimated 73,000 illnesses and 60 deaths every year in the United States. Better safety tests could help avoid some of the illnesses...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Wind Turbine Blade Testing System Using Base Excitation

Wind turbine designers are working to provide blade designs that allow a turbine connected to the blades or rotor to effectively convert wind into electricity. The blades must also be...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Nano Layer Helps Measuring Devices Withstand Extreme Environments

Measurement devices that can withstand the acid rains on Venus, radiation in space, and the heat of car engines are being developed to improve research in these extreme...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Cryogenic and Non-Cryogenic Liquid Level Instrument

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a unique prototype for measuring the liquid level in a tank, employing a novel process. The technology can operate in a wide range of environments, including high and low temperatures and pressures, and is simpler and less expensive than other...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Component Leak Test Apparatus

A component leak test apparatus investigates the performance of fittings at low temperature and/or high pressure. Its performance was quantified by measuring the ability to hold cold pressurized gaseous helium...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Unlock the Hidden Potential of Your CMMs

Measurement is vital to any manufacturing business, providing essential information to control processes and verify products. But older co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can become bottlenecks if they fail to keep pace with changing measurement needs. Advances in sensor, metrology software and...

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