Test, Measurement & Control

DN Staff

December 1, 2003

4 Min Read
Test, Measurement & Control



The iPanel(TM) is designed as a touch panel for industrial visualization and interactive control of machines and industrial processes. Featuring a rugged all-steel and aluminum enclosure, it reportedly has state-of-the-art graphics, networking features, and large memory. It allows concurrent web/network access by multiple users, along with the ability to simultaneously communicate with multiple devices. The product and CT HMI can be used to graphically display data over corporate intranets, the Internet, or wireless networks. Control Technologyhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-618


Large digital display

The AccuSeal(TM) Gauge Isolator is designed to eliminate seal thermal error and virtually eliminate process deadleg and the need for a conventional diaphragm seal. The industrial digital gauge features 4-20 mA output and a switching option of one or two SPDT switches, combining indication, transmission, and switching capability into one package. It features a 0.25% full-scale terminal point accuracy, multiple engineering units, a tamper-resistant re-zeroing feature, and a percent-of-range bar graph. It is come in 4.5- and 3-inch units. Dresser Instrumentshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-619



Combining all of the elements of common automation systems into one integrated, high-performance system, the Q Series offers a broad range of automation possibilities by grouping sequence, motion, process, and PC-based control on a single compact rack-based system. The PC capability puts a fully featured PC directly on the I/O rack, so a full spectrum of PC software is also available, including Microsoft's(R) Visual C++ and Visual Basic(R) languages. It also features 100base-T Ethernet and the capability to handle FTP and e-mail functions over the Internet. Mitsubishi Electric Automationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-620


Real-time analysis

The SDA Serial Data Analyzers are designed to easily, accurately, and reliably perform measurements on high-speed serial data streams. Featuring a reportedly unique user interface that makes the measurement process easy, it incorporates the company's patent-pending X-Stream(TM) technology that allows engineers to conduct real-time analysis on high-speed, complex data rates at up to 3.5 Gbits/sec. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including computer and computer component design/validation, testing of high-speed differential electrical links, and capture/analysis of optical signals. LeCroy Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3090-621


Greater precision

Building on the success of the previous technology, the company has released the DT9841 Fulcrum II Series. By combining the accuracy of TI floating-point TMS3206711 DSP with the speed of two 24-bit sigma-delta A/D and D/A converters on a standard 6U card that communicates to the host via USB 2.0, it is designed to be an intelligent data acquisition system for processing measurements requiring high performance in real time, according to the company. It reportedly features 24 lines of digital I/O and comes with 2 Mbytes of flash memory for autonomous operation, preventing the need for host intervention. Data Translation, Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3090-622


Longer sensing ranges

Selling for under $100, the Virtu(TM) ultrasonic sensor has sensing ranges from 50 to 510 mm. With an 18- x 1-mm threaded snout that is 0.89 inches long and a 1.49-inch rectangular body, the total length is 2.38 inches. It is available in cable or connector style and is repo(TM)rtedly the first sonic compact sensor to offer a dual mounting feature. It operates on 10.8 to 26V dc, providing both a sinking and a sourcing output. The product is designed to be resistant to splashing food, cleaning supplies, and light condition changes. Hyde Park Electronics Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3090-623


Low cost, battery-operated

The portable OMEGASCOPE(R) Model OSM101 infrared-to-analog converter module features a compensated K type thermocouple output for any thermocouple meter or recorder for display and monitoring. According to the company, it measures temperatures of -18 to 538C (0 to 1,000F), and has a built-in laser circle for pointing out the optical field of view. The converter comes with an SMP Male to Male K type retractable cable and a 3.5V dc lithium battery. OMEGA Engineeringhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-624


20 GS/s measurement system

The Agilent Infiniium 54855A 6 GHz High-Performance Series Oscilloscope with the InfiniiMax 1134A 7 GHz High-Performance is designed to capture four, full-bandwidth, real-time signals off one trigger event. The oscilloscope offers a sample rate of 20 GS/s on all four input channels simultaneously, which reportedly may makes for more accurate measurements on designs based on HyperTransport, Serial ATA, and PCI Express. The MegaZoom Deep Memory enables up to 32M of memory to be stored per channel. Agilent Technologieshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-625


Increases flexibility and performance

The suite of 100 MS/s mixed-signal PXI instruments is designed to improve accurate measurements with analog, digital, and timing performance. Engineers reportedly may define their own measurements using NI LabVIEW 7 Express graphical development software and the interactive NI Digital Waveform Editor. The suite includes a high-resolution digitizer, arbitrary waveform generator, and digital waveform generator/analyzers, all built on the NI Synchronization and Memory Core (SMC) common architecture. Industry applications include communications, electronics, semiconductor, military/avionics, and scientific research. National Instrumentshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3090-626

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