ADSANTEC announces new UK representative

US based ADSANTEC Corporation (Advanced Science and Novel Technology) has appointed Aspen Technologies as its UK representative.

The company specialises in providing cutting-edge custom built ASICs for the test and measurement, telecommunication, and computing markets. Its products are designed for applications up to 60GBps and include a portfolio of over 120 products, ranging from individual ICs to board level systems like PRBS generators. These products are suitable for production testing of ‘Gigabit’ telecoms components and sub-systems, providing 18GBps, 34GBps and 44GBps PRBS signals at a fraction of the cost of a more conventional BERT tester.

Status Instruments announces mobile website

Status Instruments has developed its website for use on a smartphone.

According to the company, the mobile website allows engineers to quickly browse all its products, check specifications, search for specific items and even access full data sheets.

Ian Pullin, managing director, said: “It is impossible to ignore the ever increasing use of smartphones for internet searches and the huge call for mobile websites that comes with that. With this in mind we have created a mobile website that gives our customers everything they need in an easy, user friendly, mobile design.”

OTT Hydrometry to demonstrate the latest technologies at national drainage event

OTT Hydrometry is to participate in a national drainage event near Wisbech on Wednesday 17th July 2013. Organised by the Association of Drainage Authorities, the event provides an opportunity for the suppliers of products and services in the field of water level management to demonstrate their capabilities.

A wide range of the latest technologies will be featured on the OTT stand (marquee stand EX17) including the market leading Pluvio raingauge, radio and GSM telemetry, web-enabled dataloggers, water flow meters and water level sensors employing technologies such as radar, pressure transducer, shaft encoder and bubble principle . The stand will also provide visitors with an opportunity to see the latest remote monitoring systems for both surface and groundwater.

OTT MD Simon Wills says: “This demonstration event only takes place every 3-4 years, but flooding, drought and water supply are constantly in the news, so I hope that as many people as possible will take this opportunity to come and see our latest monitoring technology, as well as all the engineering equipment and services that will also be there.”


Micro-Measurements introduces StrainBlog – essential online resource for engineers

Comprehensive blog features extensive tutorial and technical content on all aspects of high-precision stress and strain measurement

Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, (VPG) brand, announced a powerful online resource for engineers using strain gages: The comprehensive blog features a wide range of tutorial and technical content covering the latest techniques for obtaining accurate, reliable strain and stress data while providing a forum in which engineers throughout the strain gage and transducer industries can receive help with their applications.

StrainBlog provides convenient one-stop access to the latest technical notes for a variety of strain gage applications; case studies offering an in-depth look at unique customer uses; tips and tricks from Micro-Measurements’ team of experts; and short videos featuring demonstrations, mini-lectures, and seminars. Content is archived and sorted by month for enhanced searchability.

The blog features links to RSS feeds, while a live Twitter feed streams the latest news from StrainBlog. With one click, users can easily share useful articles, tips, and videos with friends and co-workers. Following a simple registration process, they can also share their own expertise by leaving helpful comments for other readers. 

StrainBlog is built upon the expert knowledge and years of experience from the Micro-Measurements technical team, which has been serving the engineering community since 1962. Readers may connect with this valuable resource by clicking the contact link provided on the blog and get answers to application-specific questions.

“More than a blog, StrainBlog is an online community for everyone involved in the high-precision measurement of stress and strain,” said Yuval Hernik, Micro-Measurements senior director of applications engineering and marketing. “Here, anyone can find valuable information and expert advice on all aspects of experimental stress analysis and the use of strain gages in transducer applications — from pre-production prototype evaluation to failure analysis and the creation of complete weighing and measurement solutions.”

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Get straight into the action! Register online for Sensors & Instrumentation 2017

Sensors & Instrumentation, the UK’s only national sensors show sponsored by industry giant Mouser, is creating an early buzz with hundreds having already registered to attend ahead of this year’s event at the NEC Birmingham on 26 & 27 September

Visitors can register online at to get their free badge, allowing them to skip the queues on the day and get straight into the thick of the action! Plus, Sensors & Instrumentation is operating a one-ticket policy with co-located events Interplas, PPMA Show and TCT Show, meaning visitors will have access to the UK’s largest group of industrial events with just one badge.

In line with the ever growing nature of the show, opening hours have been extended to 9am-5pm on Tuesday 26 and 9am-4pm on Wednesday 27, allowing visitors plenty of time to explore the vast range of products and technology being exhibited by over 80 market-leading suppliers including Binder, Bronkhorst, Charcroft Electronics, Dewesoft, DJB Instruments, Huba Control, Innovec Controls, Keller (UK), National Instruments, PR Electronics, TechniMeasure, VEGA Controls and many more.

As well as providing a one-stop shop for all test, measurement and control requirements, Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 will give visitors the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge via the brand new feature areas, Connecting Industry LIVE and the Drone Zone, and the well-established Micro|Nano|MEMS pavilion.

The ever popular CPD accredited seminar programme is shaping up to be one of the most successful to date, with a host of prominent industry figures having already been confirmed to present on contemporary topics and issues.

Sebastian Amos, head of process, instrumentation & control at GAMBICA, will follow the impact of instrumentation within the first three industrial revolutions and examine how the instrumentation industry is engaging in a world of digital data and forensic analytics to meet the challenges presented as we enter the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

National Instruments has been confirmed to participate in the seminar programme on both days of the exhibition. The presentations will explore the accuracy of data acquisition (DAQ) systems and will offer practical advice for building DAQ systems.

Neil Hamilton, vice president of business development at Thingstream, will delve into the hot topic of the moment; Internet of Things (IoT). With the increasing prominence of IoT solutions in business, Hamilton will explore the importance of sensors to this $25bn industry with a view to give more kudos and margin to sensor manufacturers who often place themselves on the edge of the ecosystem when they should be the driving force.

PR Electronics gears up for an outstanding show

Sensors & Instrumentation boasts an exemplary line-up of sponsors, including PR Electronics who will be providing the Formula 1 Car Simulator. Proven to be a visitor favourite, the car simulator provides the perfect backdrop for networking whilst bringing a competitive edge to proceedings.

Lea Montague, general manager at PR Electronics UK, says: “As a leading technology company, we at PR Electronics see Sensors & Instrumentation as a great opportunity for raising awareness for our products.”

PR Electronics will also be exhibiting their latest developments on Stand D13. Montague continues: “We want to show our wide range of signal conditioning products and present some of our latest product releases, such as the 3186B Output loop-powered current isolator and the 7501 Field mounted HART temperature transmitter in stainless steel.”

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