Handheld Instruments

Can a high-tech sniffing device help keep us safe?

Science stinks. So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odour — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her. Harries, …

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Ion Science on target to achieve £20 million turnover in 30th anniversary year

In line with its 30 per cent year-on-year growth objective, Cambridge-based Ion Science is celebrating 30 years by announcing it is on target to achieve £20 million turnover in 2019. Increasing global awareness of the need to monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for indoor and outdoor air quality continues to …

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Ninewells Hospital chooses ION Science Tiger VOC detector for use within assisted conception unit

The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has purchased an ION Science Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in adherence with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFEA) regulations for air quality in tissue laboratories and to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos. This follows an independent external …

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The new Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager pinpoints compressed air leaks in minutes to reduce utility bills and maximise productivity

Compressed air systems can lose a significant amount of air through leakage. For example, according to the United States ‘Compressed Air and Gas Institute’ (CAGI), the average compressed air system loses 30 percent of its air through leaks. Locating those leaks has been a time-consuming and tedious process. The new …

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Flir VP42 Non-Contact Voltage Detector ensures a safe job site

Flir Systems announces the new Flir VP42, a non-contact voltage detector with a built-in flashlight designed for field-troubleshooting and verification of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The Flir VP42 makes it easy to quickly troubleshoot live and neutral wiring to ensure a safe job site. With its built-in flashlight …

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ProGlove introduces new IoT wearable for automotive, logistics and manufacturing

ProGlove is launching its second generation of smart gloves. The MARK 2 will be presented to the public at this year’s IoT Tech Expo in London together with the company slogan “For a Smarter Workforce”. The new wearable stands out because of its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection, larger scan range, increased scans …

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Pin-sized sensor could bring chemical ID to smartphone-sized devices

Imagine pointing your smartphone at a salty snack you found at the back of your pantry and immediately knowing if its ingredients had turned rancid. Devices called spectrometers can detect dangerous chemicals based on a unique “fingerprint” of absorbed and emitted light. But these light-splitting instruments have long been both …

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FLIR launches its first uncooled methane gas detection camera

FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR, its first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. This handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations …

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Evatron protective boots

Rugged and highly visible when you need strong, robust protection for your enclosure.  Available in blue, orange and red, these protective boots come in two styles and eight sizes making them a perfect fit for many of our handheld enclosures. Held secure in the boot – essential when you need …

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Gas Sensing Solutions investigates levels of CO2 on car journeys

Ever wondered why long car journeys make you feel tired and sleepy? Is it the boredom of endless, never changing motorways or perhaps something else? Carbon Dioxide sensor specialists, Gas Sensing Solutions, wondered if it could be a build-up of CO2 gas because, at levels of 1,000 ppm and above, …

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