Monitoring and Metering

Pyrometers for high temperatures and various fieldbuses

Fluke Process Instruments has extended its Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series, adding new shortwave versions and various additional interface options. The compact, extremely robust infrared thermometers provide noncontact, automatic temperature monitoring. Three new spectral models measuring at wavelengths of 1 µm, 1.6 µm, and 2.3 µm have been primarily designed …

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AcSoft Group invests for further growth

As part of an ambitious long-term future growth strategy, Bedford-based AcSoft Holdings, which comprises AcSoft, GRAS UK and Svantek UK, has announced that General Manager, Paul Rubens has acquired a 50 per cent interest in the business, making him joint partner alongside founder and Managing Director, John Shelton. Paul, who …

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Analog Devices acquires Test Motors to expand condition-based monitoring offerings for Industry 4.0

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced the acquisition of Test Motors, a company specialising in predictive maintenance of electric motors and generators.  Based in Barcelona, Spain, Test Motors offers products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they cause damage to production cycles and advises on how and when …

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Schaeffler condition monitoring test rig helps ensure low maintenance costs and high train availability

By providing a condition monitoring test rig for inspecting train wheelsets and gearboxes, Schaeffler is helping a rail operator in Asia to eliminate unplanned train downtimes and minimise maintenance costs. Local public transport with regional rail vehicles is part of the customer’s core business. Low maintenance costs and high train …

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Hanwell technology helps museum host top collection

Reliable environmental monitoring data gathered by wireless monitoring solutions from Hanwell Solutions proved invaluable for a charity museum looking to secure the Government Indemnity Scheme to insure an art collection borrowed from the Ben Uri Gallery. Paintings, from an exhibition on emigrants, selected by the curators at volunteer-run Bushey Museum …

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Managing dust risks at quarries

In the following article, Josh Thomas from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology, discusses the risks associated with dust at quarries, and highlights the vital role of monitoring. Background Almost all quarrying operations have the potential to create dust. Control measures should therefore be established to prevent the generation of levels that …

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Condition monitoring solution helps prevent unplanned downtime at a Swedish sawmill

Even the most reliable machines will eventually fail. The challenge for many companies is whether to keep the machine running until the inevitable suddenly occurs or whether to turn the inevitable into a planned maintenance measure. The operator of a Swedish sawmill found the answer to this question in Schaeffler’s …

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Metron4 is formally launched at the 10th Sensors & Instrumentation Live

This years’ Sensors & Instrumentation Live celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!! The show was a huge success, boasting over 60 specialist exhibitors from the worlds of sensors, measurement, monitoring and control, around 2,000 visitors, an Engineering Symposium and an Enterprise Hub, where key engineering institutions presented funding and training …

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New network of weather stations in Sheffield

OTT HydroMet is installing fifteen automatic weather stations as part of the University of Sheffield’s Urban Flows Observatory, which is led by the Departments of Civil and Structural Engineering, and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE). The monitoring sites are conveniently located at Sheffield schools, and data from the stations will …

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Powelectrics are delighted to launch their new Metron4 IoT telemetry device at Sensors & Instrumentation Live 2019

Connecting assets to the cloud is now essential to remain competitive! Meet Powelectrics‘ brand new Metron4! Metron4 represents future of remote monitoring! It makes it easy for Powelectrics customers around the world to monitor, control and maintain their assets and critical processes. Building on the success of our award-winning and …

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