This series of multimeters is good for hydraulic system maintenance and troubleshooting. They come in flow ranges of 100 gpm or 200 gpm, peak pressure to 9,000 psi and temperatures to 250F, with digital readouts of flow rate, fluid temperature, pressure, peak pressure, volumetric efficiency and hydraulic horsepower. A free DVD describes the company's products, and also offers troubleshooting techniques such as setting and verifying relief valves, component leak testing and automatic calculation of pump volumetric efficiency.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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