Test and Measurement Equipment

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PCs for hazardous areas

In hazardous environments, a single spark from a faulty wire can be deadly. So, what do companies need to consider when choosing a PC for such an area?

Designing for the digital world

Head in sand time is over - Industry 4.0 is happening and is here to stay. In this article, the first in a series, Tim Fryer spoke to some of the leading automation companies about what Industry 4.0 ...

Cut contact with mirror measurements

In the heat treatment industry, depending on the application, there is a choice to be made between sensors that make contact with the material being tested and non-contact sensors. Which should you ...

Still king of the skies

It’s an icon of British engineering prowess and ingenuity, and still turns heads 80 years on. Justin Cunningham finds out why they really don’t make them like they used too.

Science behind the gold rush

Great Britain had a phenomenally successful Olympic Games in 2012, winning 65 medals (29 golds). It was our most successful Games since London first hosted the event in 1908. But although the home ...

Car design in the bright lights

Everyday engineering design solutions are emerging from the sci-fi environment of the synchrotron – a facility that takes x-ray based measurements to a new, brighter level.

How do you design-in reliability?

While there is an expectation that a product will be reliable over its (long) life, the market still demands value for money. Design engineers, claims Jean-Louis Evans, must therefore use test ...

Riding the future

A UK company has launched one of the more controversial products of recent times in a hope to bring best practice to an emerging market. Justin Cunningham finds out more about the engineering effort ...

Accelerating train design

It may not be fastest vehicle on rails but Train Zero is speeding up Bombardier’s development of the next generation of rolling stock, as it readies itself for the opening of Crossrail. Tim Fryer ...

Understanding the thermal issue

Temperature is a key measurement parameter in controlling the quality of glass or glass products. Conventional thermal imagers with spectral wavelengths of 8-14µm do not measure accurately the ...

WMG invests in low carbon mobility research

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has invested in an LDS V8 combo shaker, to support its government-funded research into low carbon mobility.

Tools for successful bearing application

Measurement is a key ingredient to successful bearing application and anything that ensures the correct angles and alignment will have a positive impact on the end result.