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Topic: New ProductsThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Toronto, Canada - GAO Comm has announced the release of its non-destructive ultrasonic thickness gauge Model 150 for performing measurements on a wide range of material including metals, plastic, ceramics, composites, epoxies, glass and other materials that conduct ultrasonic waves well.
Equipped with transducer modules, the thickness gauge can be used for special applications including for coarse grain material and high temperature applications.
The Model 150 thickness gauge features two operating modes: single point and scan mode. It takes four measurement readings in single point mode, which measures thickness at one specific point and ten readings per second are taken in scan mode, which measures thickness over a length.
It has a two-point calibration function, a memory capacity of up to 20 measurements and provides coupling status indicator.
Read full article: 'Portable Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge'
LAS VEGAS NV, USA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHealth Lab Inc. has announced the launch of the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Comprised of a hardware dock, blood pressure arm cuff and iHealth App, this breakthrough product lets users self-monitor their blood pressure from the convenience of their home, and share the results with friends, family and most importantly, their doctor.
A recent report from Kaiser Permanente found that patients doing self-monitoring of their vitals were 50 percent more likely to have their blood pressure under control.
Read full article: 'iPhone iPad & iPod Touch Accessory To Measure Blood Pressure'
Toronto, Canada – GAO Embedded has announced the release of its XDS560 USB JTAG plus emulator designed for C2000, C5000 and C6000 chips, OMAP, DaVinci, ARM7 and ARM9 DSP.
It has a T1 standard 14-20 pin DSP JTAG port, a 14-20 pin JTAG header adapter and a USB 2.0 interface. This real-time emulator features programmable TCK, simple connectivity, no switch settings and a dynamic operating voltage range of 1.0 V to 5.0 V.
This compact and ultrathin emulator, model XDS560, has a high download speed of 500 kb/s, a high RTDX speed of over 2 MB/s and a real-time event sequence server that does not interrupt operation.
Read full article: 'Real-time XDS560 USB JTAG Plus Emulator'
ELYRIA OH, USA – – RIDGID® expands its existing diagnostic line with the addition of three new hand-held diagnostic tools: the RIDGID micro LM-100 laser distance meter, the RIDGID micro CD-100 combustible gas detector and the RIDGID micro IR-100 non-contact infrared thermometer.
The RIDGID micro LM-100 laser distance meter provides simple, quick and accurate distance readings up to 164 feet. Direct and indirect measurements can be taken in seconds with the meter. The device’s ultra-sharp class II laser allows for easy measurement of remote, hard-to-reach places.
Distance readings appear quickly on the easy-to-read LCD display, and the meter displays the last three measurements and stores the last 20 measurements.
The rugged, portable, compact device weighs 0.5 pounds and measures accurately within 1/16 of an inch. It offers adjustable units enabling the user to read the measurements in feet, inches or meters and add or subtract measurements at the touch of a button.
Read full article: 'RIDGID® Expands its Diagnostic Equipment Line'
Waldbronn, Germany & Irvine CA -- The new LSV-1000 compact Laser Surface Velocimeter provides precise length and velocity data quickly and reliably for process control, cut-to-length and footage counter type applications.
The LSV-1000 measures reliably on almost any solid surface, and integrates easily into any factory environment. Optimized for core measurement tasks, the sensor offers an excellent Return on Investment (ROI).
Precision speed and length measurements are critical for optimization of many production processes in the plastics industry.
Read full article: 'Compact Optical Sensor for Process-integrated Length & Speed Measurement'
The MSI-3460 Challenger 3 represents MSI’s latest evolution for medium duty crane scales for industry.
Challenger 3 includes many new design enhancements and an expanded feature set to improve application versatility and performance.
The new generation Challenger 3 incorporates their newly developed and highly integrated MSI “ScaleCore” measurement module.
The integrated ScaleCore features 24-bit A/D conversion and the latest in microcontroller technology ensuring Challenger remains the front-running market leader for industrial crane scales.
Read full article: 'New Generation MSI-3460 Challenger 3 Digital Crane Scale'
EVERETT WA, USA – Fluke Corporation has introduced the latest member of its innovative family of clamp meters: the Fluke 365 Detachable Jaw True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter.
The new Fluke 365 Clamp Meter is designed to make the technician’s job easier. It has a thin, small jaw design that makes it easy to get around tightly packed wires.
The current clamp jaw is detachable, making it more convenient than ever to access wires in difficult spaces, while holding the clamp meter body where readings are easy to see. The detachable clamp capability is especially valuable for technicians working in the tight confines of electrical control panels.
In normal situations the jaw remains attached to the meter body, but, when required, it can be removed and clamped to the wire under test. The meter body remains attached to the jaw through a flexible three-foot lead.
Read full article: 'New Detachable Jaw True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter'
Toronto, Canada - GAO RFID Asset Tracking has launched a high frequency (HF) SD interface RFID reader.
This advanced, digital reader with many potential application capabilities supports many RFID tag protocols.
It is an ideal solution for contactless and cashless payment systems, in public transportation transit ticketing, consumer retail, event management as well as healthcare and access control.
Read full article: 'High-performance 13.56MHz SD Interface RFID Reader'
Austin TX, USA -- National Instruments has announced two new PXI Express chassis that deliver added value and performance to automated test and control applications at the same price as similar PXI chassis.
Engineers can use the NI PXIe-1078 nine-slot and NI PXIe-1071 four-slot chassis to take advantage of the latest PXI Express modules and controllers with the flexibility of backward compatibility with existing PXI modules.
“With the launch of the PXIe-1078 and PXIe-1071, NI now offers 20 different PXI and PXI Express chassis, delivering the most flexibility and value for engineers designing PXI systems,” said Eric Starkloff, vice president of product marketing for NI.
“Whether you need to optimize your system for cost, size, streaming performance or legacy compatibility, NI brings the most complete offering to market.”
Read full article: 'Two New NI PXI Express Chassis'
RICHLAND WA, USA -- /PRNewswire/ -- Everybody knows a good apple when they bite into one, and it turns out that an apple's crispness is rated among its most important qualities by consumers.
However, despite the size and economic importance of the U.S. apple market, an estimated 231 million bushels in 2009, the industry has not established a reliable automated method for measuring fruit crispness, instead relying primarily on taste-testing that is both subjective and labor-intensive.
Now, new research confirming the capabilities of a unique texture-testing instrument suggests this is about to change.
Researchers with the Washington State University Apple Breeding Program (WABP, Pullman, WA), led by Assoc. Prof. Kate Evans, compared the sensory attributes of a variety of apple selections, rated by an expert taste-testing panel, with measurements obtained by the Mohr MDT-1 penetrometer.
According to their report published in the Dec. 2010 issue of HortTechnology, the researchers found a significant correlation (R2 = 0.56, P < 0.0001) between the MDT-1's Crispness (Cn) measurements and the apples' crispness and overall eating quality.
The MDT-1 is a next-generation replacement for the hand-operated Magness-Taylor (MT) penetrometer the industry has relied on for decades to measure fruit firmness, manufactured by Mohr and Associates (Mohr).
Read full article: 'WSU Apple Breeding Program Picks Unique Taste-Testing Device'