Test and Measurement

Temperature Metrology, Coronavirus and a 40 Year Celebration

When the coronavirus outbreak first started in China, Isotech was able to help with the demand for high accuracy temperature measuring equipment and were able to rapidly ship large quantities of bench thermometers including the milliK precision thermometer. The Chinese National Metrology Institute donated multiple sets to the Hubei Province for forehead …

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Tektronix and A2LA partner on ventilator production

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, test and measurement company Tektronix has partnered with accreditation body American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to rapidly convert and accredit Tektronix for the calibration of tools to be utilised in the ventilator production setup of a plant in Kokomo, Ind. Traditionally an electronic components manufacturing …

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Sentinel 3 system enhances QinetiQ’s Aircraft EMC testing capability

PPM Test has been working with QinetiQ Ltd to improve their EMC testing services. QinetiQ is a globally recognised leader in aircraft EMC certification testing and has been using the previous Sentinel II fibre optic link system for over 20 years. The upgrade to Sentinel 3 will be a significant …

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Miniature photoelectric distance measurement modules help robots avoid gripper collisions

Collision avoidance is an absolute priority for automation engineers implementing robotic handling systems. At worst, a collision can result in injury to a human co-worker; at best, damage to static infrastructure or other equipment. Either way, the implications are serious for any organisation, an accident is costly and potentially tragic. …

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Pickering Interfaces launches industry’s highest capacity PXI matrix switch module with up to 9216 crosspoints

Pickering Interfaces has announced 12-slot BRIC configurations for two of its popular PXI matrix switch models. The 1Amp 40-562B BRIC12 modules can hold up to 18 matrix daughtercards with up to 3168 crosspoints. The 0.5Amp 40-558 BRIC12 modules can also hold up to 18 matrix daughtercards, offering up to 9216 …

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AMETEK Land laboratories in UK, USA, India achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

AMETEK Land has achieved accreditation against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) standard as approved by national accreditation bodies for its three laboratories across the world – United Kingdom, United States, and India. “We are very proud to have achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation …

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National Instruments launches new brand identity with call to “Engineer Ambitiously”

National Instruments has unveiled an updated brand identity including a new logo, visual identity, enhanced digital experiences and a brand campaign recognising and celebrating the contributions of the engineers and enterprises who “Engineer Ambitiously” every day. Now known simply as NI, the company is recommitting itself to connecting the bold …

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Anritsu partners with Bluetest for 5G FR1/FR2 OTA measurements

Anritsu has enhanced its partnership with Bluetest of Sweden, offering a new unified test solution for Over The Air (OTA) measurement of 5G mobile terminals. Anritsu and Bluetest have cooperated previously on LTE/5G FR1 (Sub-6 GHz band) OTA measurements, but this enhanced partnership combines Bluetest’s RTS65 OTA Reverberation Test System …

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BSI accreditation achieved in lockdown

UK instrument manufacturer, Evolution Measurement, is celebrating achieving their BSI quality management system – ISO 9001:2015 during a period when most of the UK was in lockdown. Work for the accreditation has been ongoing since October last year, but Production Manager, Mark Adams, finalised with process with the BSI auditors …

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ABB TechTalks offer a world of measurement know-how

ABB Measurement and Analytics has launched TechTalks, a range of online learning resources for anyone needing to know more about measurement technologies and devices. Featuring on demand webinars, video tutorials and a catalogue of over 70 online courses, TechTalks is a free to use remote learning hub for anyone who …

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