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Real-time thermal analysis

18/01/2019 Real-time thermal analysis

FLIR Systems has announced that its A6750sc MWIR camera is suitable for recording fast thermal events due to its short exposure times and high frame rates.

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Improving additive manufacturing with thermal cameras

17/01/2019 Improving additive manufacturing with thermal cameras

FLIR Systems has reported how its research-grade thermal imaging cameras are helping researchers better understand the role of temperature in the construction of 3D printed components.

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Savi Technology raises US $7.5 million

16/01/2019 Savi Technology raises US $7.5 million

Savi Technology®, a developer of big data/machine learning analytic solutions, supply chain management software and sensor technology, has announced that it has raised $7.5 million (approximately £5.94 million) in financing led by Eastward Capital Partners and joined by current internal investors.

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Ultra-intelligent 64-channel phased array UT instrument

11/01/2019 Ultra-intelligent 64-channel phased array UT instrument

Zetec, a global leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions has introduced TOPAZ64, which it claims is the industry’s most intelligent, fully integrated and portable 64-channel phased array ultrasound instrument.

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Celebrating 50 years of British innovation – nominations now  open for 2019 MacRobert Award

11/01/2019 Celebrating 50 years of British innovation – nominations now open for 2019 MacRobert Award

The MacRobert Award, celebrating its 50th year in 2019, is the UK’s longest running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation. It recognises outstanding engineering innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit.

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Global nano positioning systems market

10/01/2019 Global nano positioning systems market

Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has recently updated its report catalogue by adding a fresh study, titled: ‘Global Nano Positioning Systems Market Projected to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.4% during the forecast period 2018-2025’.

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Academy calls on engineering business leaders to use data to drive culture change

09/01/2019 Academy calls on engineering business leaders to use data to drive culture change

The Royal Academy of Engineering has called on engineering organisations to increase their use of data to measure and improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the profession at a recent ‘Data-Driven Culture Change’ event. Attendees also debated the state of D&I in engineering organisations.

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BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC

08/01/2019 BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC

On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post Brexit. BSI welcomes the outcome as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of its stakeholders.

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High-performance eddy current system

07/01/2019 High-performance eddy current system

The eddyNCDT 3060 is a new, powerful eddy current measurement system from Micro-Epsilon that is suitable for high-speed, high-precision displacement measurements in harsh industrial environments. The system comprises a compact controller, a sensor and an integrated or non-integrated cable and is factory calibrated for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. With more than 400 compatible sensor models, unique ease of use and smart signal processing, it is claimed the eddyNCDT 3060 sets new standards in inductive displacement measurement.

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KC-135 and C-130J set for data-driven maintenance programme

04/01/2019 KC-135 and C-130J set for data-driven maintenance programme

The KC-135 refuelling tanker and the C-130J airlifter will be the next two aircraft to become part of the US Air Force’s predictive maintenance programme, an effort by the service to meet maintenance needs before aircraft break down, according to Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) logistics director.

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Schaeffler and ZF are collaborating to create a digital condition monitoring system

03/01/2019 Schaeffler and ZF announce rail condition monitoring collaboration

To coincide with InnoTrans 2018 (the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology), Schaeffler and ZF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate to create a digital condition monitoring system for mechanical drivetrains in the rail sector.

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Patent granted for STARS mapping capability

02/01/2019 Patent granted for STARS mapping capability to Eddyfi Technologies for through-coating imaging

Equipment manufacturer Eddyfi Technologies has recently been granted a patent (number EP2506003A1) for its proprietary technology to map near-surface discontinuities on ferrous materials through thick coatings in excess of 10 mm. As magnetic flux leakage (MFL) signals alone are unable to reliably discriminate between near-side and far-side material loss, the complementary surface topology air-gap reluctance sensor (STARS) approach was designed to perform discrimination automatically.

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IAEA information system on occupational exposure in industrial radiography improves worldwide radiation protection of workers

24/12/2018 IAEA information system on occupational exposure in industrial radiography improves worldwide radiation protection of workers

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) operates an Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research in Industrial Radiography (ISEMIR-IR) for strengthening the safety of workers who are exposed to ionising radiation.

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EngineeringUK announces new Chief Executive

24/12/2018 EngineeringUK announces new Chief Executive

EngineeringUK has announced the appointment of Dr Hilary Leevers as its new Chief Executive. Hilary, who will join the organisation in January, is currently Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome, where she has led a programme to improve science education and position it as an organisational priority for the charitable foundation.

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TWI and Lloyd’s Register Foundation launch international training programme

24/12/2018 TWI and Lloyd’s Register Foundation launch international training programme

A new international safety skills training programme saw a successful launch recently at TWI headquarters in Cambridge.

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X-Ray Detector for Non-Destructive Testing Market by Type and Application – Global Opportunities Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

24/12/2018 X-Ray Detector for Non-Destructive Testing Market by Type and Application – Global Opportunities Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

A new report from Research and Markets valued the global X-ray detector for non-destructive testing market at US$129,939 in 2014 and estimates that it will reach US$231,811 by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.31% from 2014 to 2022. X-ray detectors include both analogue and digital X-ray systems and are used to detect various defects or irregularities in products without damaging or destroying them.

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Yxlon International wins two global technology awards

24/12/2018 Yxlon International wins two global technology awards

Yxlon International, a company of the Swiss Tech Holding COMET Group, has announced that it has been awarded two prestigious Global Technology Awards in the categories of ‘Metrology’ and ‘Inspection – X-ray’ for its Cheetah EVO PLUS X-ray inspection system and FF35 CT metrology system. The awards were presented to the company during a ceremony that took place during SMTA International.

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CAA offers Brexit guidance to UK aerospace industry

24/12/2018 CAA offers Brexit guidance to UK aerospace industry

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has a dedicated team working with the Department for Transport on matters relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. Multiple queries are coming into the authority, which is working to centralise communication and has set up a dedicated webpage, which will continue to be updated with the latest information as 29 March 2019, the date the UK is scheduled to formally leave the EU, draws closer.

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Application spotlight – undercarriage inspection

24/12/2018 Application spotlight – undercarriage inspection

In construction and mining, machine performance is integral to a project’s success and cost-efficiency. The undercarriage can make up more than 50% of the maintenance costs of a machine. Any component failure could lead to serious delays or costly replacements.

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Latest XRF analysers available for rent

24/12/2018 Latest XRF analysers available for rent

Responding to customer demand from a wide variety of sectors, Ashtead Technology has added additional Niton XL3t GOLDD+ XRF analysers to its rental fleet of test and inspection equipment. “This instrument was chosen because of its advanced capabilities,” commented Steve Drake, Ashtead’s NDT Market Manager. “The XL3t is able to measure a broad spectrum of elements and most exotic alloys, stainless steels, low-alloy steels and many other alloys. This makes it ideal for rental because it is well suited to a wide variety of applications.”

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Three Cummins employees receive international awards for making strides in the STEM community

24/12/2018 Three Cummins employees receive international awards for making strides in the STEM community

Cummins Inc has announced that the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognised three Cummins employees as part of its annual awards programme. The programme recognises individuals who have proven to be innovators and leaders in their local communities, the STEM community and the future generation of STEM. SWE award recipients include working and collegiate professionals from businesses, corporations and universities across the globe, who play an integral role in the support and advancement of women in engineering.

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Added value thermal imaging

24/12/2018 Added value thermal imaging

Whether you are a builder, an electrician who is new to thermal imaging or someone who already appreciates the power of the technology and wants more functionality, FLIR is running an incentive programme from 15 October 2018 until the end of the year that includes special, cost-saving product bundles.

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WearCheck adopts earth-friendly practice

24/12/2018 WearCheck adopts earth-friendly practice

Condition monitoring company WearCheck has embraced the green revolution, implementing earth-friendly best practice in many facets of its business model.

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New reliability and safety platform

24/12/2018 New reliability and safety platform

Align Capital Partners (ACP) has announced the merger of Cleveland-based Predictive Service with Indianapolis-based Lewellyn Technology.

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New reliability and safety platform

24/12/2018 New condition monitoring solutions

Align Capital Partners (ACP) has announced the merger of Cleveland-based Predictive Service with Indianapolis-based Lewellyn Technology.

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ATEK access expands condition monitoring solutions

24/12/2018 ATEK access expands condition monitoring solutions

ATEK Access Technologies has announced the expansion of its AssetScan suite of condition monitoring solutions. The new ASV Vibration Transmitter and ASM Multipurpose Transmitter join the suite to enable users to measure additional process variables. Both models are easy to install and provide immediate remote alert notifications with historical data trending and analysis.

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Condition monitoring for ships

24/12/2018 Condition monitoring for ships

ZF Group has launched a condition monitoring system (CMS) for transmitters and thrusters to optimise the operation of ships by monitoring current data from the driveline and the status of core components.

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Steel producer installs condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler

24/12/2018 Steel producer installs condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler

By installing Schaeffler SmartCheck condition monitoring devices on its furnace deflection rolls, steel producer ArcelorMittal has avoided any unplanned stoppages of the furnace and has improved its maintenance planning. Estimated annual savings (with a furnace stoppage) are €179,000 (approximately £159,000).

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SKF gains prestigious sales body award

24/12/2018 SKF gains prestigious sales body award

SKF Industrial Sales has recently been recognised by the Association of Professional Sales (APS), which presented SKF with its prestigious Investor in Sales Award. This is granted to companies when over 50% of their sales force have passed the APS’s professional registration assessment. This tests sellers’ ethical behaviour in a range of hypothetical, sales-based scenarios and a pass is by no means guaranteed.

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High-temperature strain gauges

24/12/2018 High-temperature strain gauges

Through its collaboration with Kyowa Electronic Instruments, HBM, a market leader in the field of test and measurement, has launched its new series of KFU strain gauges for high temperatures of up to 350°C.

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Versatile videoscope

24/12/2018 Versatile videoscope

Olympus’s versatile IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes offer interchangeable scopes and light sources with clear images and advanced software features to simplify remote visual inspection in many industries. Users in manufacturing, plant maintenance and aviation can rely on IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes to ensure quality and safety in every inspection.

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Thermal measurement recording and analysis software

24/12/2018 Thermal measurement recording and analysis software

FLIR Systems has released update version 4.40 of its popular thermal measurement, recording and analysis software, ResearchIR.

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M-A352 accelerometer (connector side)

20/12/2018 Epson’s M-A352 accelerometer for structural health monitoring

Seiko Epson Corporation has developed a new high-performance three-axis accelerometer, the M-A352. Samples will begin shipping at the end of 2018, with volume production scheduled for the spring of 2019.

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FLIR’s E95 thermal imaging camera

19/12/2018 Insurance company helps customers to minimise loss with thermal imaging

Traditionally, insurance companies have taken a reactive approach to property loss resulting from equipment breakdown. However, in a bid to minimise electrical and mechanical failure and its associated fire risk, an increasing number of insurers are now requiring their customers to adopt thermal imaging to spot electrical and mechanical faults in their infancy.

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New fibre-optic sensing spin-off

18/12/2018 New fibre-optic sensing spin-off

Ghent University (UGent) and imec have announced the incorporation of Sentea, a spin-off from their Photonics Research Group.

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3D optical scanner at the AMRC

17/12/2018 3D optical scanner at the AMRC

A 3D optical scanner, upgraded for the automated inspection of composites, is being put through its paces at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to see how it can improve shop floor productivity for the automotive and aerospace industries.

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Accelerometers for HUMS and flight test applications

14/12/2018 Accelerometers for HUMS and flight test applications

The Dytran 3168D2 is a new single-axis IEPE quartz accelerometer featuring a through-hole design for 360° cable orientation.

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First BINDT Practitioner Award winner announced

13/12/2018 First BINDT Practitioner Award winner announced

Jordan Willington of Ultramag Inspection Services Ltd has been named as the 2018 winner of BINDT’s new Practitioner Award.

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13/12/2018 BINDT announces organisational realignment

The British Institute of NDT (BINDT) has announced a realignment of its organisational structure.

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XRF analyser

12/12/2018 XRF analyser

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science), a Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has introduced a new entry-level hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) model, X-MET8000 Smart, to offer users a more competitively priced package for the trusted X-MET brand.

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Ava Group partners with Mining3

11/12/2018 Ava Group partners with Mining3

Ava Group has announced a technical and commercial partnership with Mining3. The partnership represents a technical collaboration on the final form development and the commercialisation of a predictive asset condition monitoring solution for the mining industry, to be launched in the first quarter of 2019.

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BINDT releases enhanced online continuing professional development (CPD) resource

10/12/2018 BINDT releases enhanced online continuing professional development (CPD) resource

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the systematic acquisition of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities to maintain and enhance professional competence.

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Wood wins contract to support UK nuclear regulator

07/12/2018 Wood wins contract to support UK nuclear regulator

Wood plc has won a contract to provide the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) with technical safety advice and support.

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Engineering skills course gives learners springboard into industry careers

06/12/2018 Engineering skills course gives learners springboard into industry careers

Industry giants Sellafield, BMW and Airbus are among the major engineering companies to recruit talent from a training scheme to prepare learners for a career in the engineering construction industry.

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AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa sign strategic partnership

05/12/2018 AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa sign strategic partnership

AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specialising in the production and commercial application of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provider of industrial automation, control and measurement technology, have announced the signing of a partnership and equity participation agreement. The strategic agreement involves an investment of approximately €10 million (approximately £8.9 million) by Yokogawa to acquire newly issued shares of AlgaEnergy, making the Japanese company a reference shareholder.

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Combination sensor system

04/12/2018 Combination sensor system

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a new sensor system that combines an eddy current sensor with a capacitive displacement sensor in a single housing. This unique sensor concept enables high-precision one-sided thickness measurements of plastic film or coatings applied on metal objects, plates or sheets.

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Partnership to advance global engineering safety

03/12/2018 Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation announce partnership to advance global engineering safety

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced a £15 million partnership with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation to address critical challenges in engineering safety around the world. The partnership will build on the Academy’s network of global alliances to tackle the most pressing engineering safety and sustainability problems and develop these into practical and accessible outputs for the engineering profession and affected communities.

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Thermal imaging improves company’s competitiveness and performance

28/11/2018 Thermal imaging improves company’s competitiveness and performance

The FLIR T640 thermal imaging camera and FLIR Test & Measurement Tools, in combination with METERLiNK® technology, have proven to be invaluable tools for an Italian consultant service.

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Perpetuum to develop rail monitoring system

27/11/2018 Perpetuum to develop rail monitoring system

UK-based engineering company Perpetuum has secured an investment from the Rail Supply Growth Fund to advance the development of its self-powered rail condition monitoring system.

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ElastiSense EDS contact capacitive displacement sensors

26/11/2018 ElastiSense EDS contact capacitive displacement sensors

Bestech Australia has announced the release of a new capacitive-based contact displacement sensor, EDS from ElastiSense. These sensors are recommended for applications in harsh industrial environments.

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