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Siemens signs condition monitoring agreements

31/10/2018 Siemens signs condition monitoring agreements

Two suppliers of rolling stock systems have signed agreements with Siemens to adopt the company’s condition monitoring technology for their products.

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Contactless and safe inspection of battery packs and electronics

30/10/2018 FLIR tools help students prepare for SpaceX competition

Here is a challenge: build your own Hyperloop pod prototype and test it at Elon Musk’s SpaceX headquarters in California. Who said engineering cannot be fun? Engineering students from the University of Edinburgh who were accepted to participate in the exciting SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition used thermal imaging and measurement technology from FLIR to make sure their prototype was ready for the race.

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New Schaeffler UK website offers improved navigation

30/10/2018 New Schaeffler UK website offers improved navigation

Schaeffler has revamped and relaunched its UK website, offering engineers easier navigation, improved functionality and faster access to precision bearing products and related services.

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Global aircraft engine condition monitoring system market 2018-2022

29/10/2018 Global aircraft engine condition monitoring system market 2018-2022

The ‘Global Aircraft Engine Condition Monitoring System Market 2018-2022’ report has been added to researchandmarkets.com’s offering.

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Honeywell launches Connected Plant solution

29/10/2018 Honeywell launches Connected Plant solution

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched a new gas metering solution that provides easy-to-use health monitoring of midstream metering systems for operations, maintenance and leadership teams. Honeywell Connected Plant Measurement IQ for Gas enhances the reliability and safety of the metering operation while cutting costs by massively reducing the need for site visits.

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The hired OmniScan MX2 ultrasonic flaw detector allowed IRISNDT to conduct a weld joint inspection at short notice

26/10/2018 Rental instruments support rapid NDT response

Following an urgent request from one of its clients, IRISNDT contacted Steve Drake, Ashtead Technology’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market Manager, seeking phased array instruments for an inspection. Despite the call coming in after hours, an IRISNDT phased array expert was able to call into Ashtead’s facilities in Bedfordshire at 9.00 am the next morning to collect the kit on their way to the inspection.

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Industrial 3D X-ray microscopy allows extraordinary detail to be revealed in microstructures

26/10/2018 Industrial 3D X-ray microscopy allows extraordinary detail to be revealed in microstructures

3D X-ray microscopy (XRM) is a non-destructive imaging technique that provides internal 3D information in extraordinary detail for specimens, samples, equipment and parts. It encompasses a range of length scales, down to the submicron scale, and generates manipulable data, enabling quantitative analysis of 3D microstructures that it would not be possible to visualise using standard X-ray tomography or microfocus X-ray.

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Structural health monitoring market worth US$3.38 billion by 2023

25/10/2018 Structural health monitoring market worth US$3.38 billion by 2023

According to a new market research report, titled: ‘Structural health monitoring market by technology (wired and wireless), offering (hardware (sensors, data acquisition systems) and software and services), vertical (civil infrastructure, energy), application and geography – global forecast to 2023’, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is estimated to grow from US$1.48 billion (approximately £1.13 billion) in 2018 to US$3.38 billion (approximately £2.57 billion) by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.93% during this period.

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Experimental modal analysis plug-in

25/10/2018 Experimental modal analysis plug-in

Structural Vibration Solutions has announced the launch of its plug-in for experimental modal analysis (EMA), which works with all versions of ARTeMIS Modal (basic, standard or pro).

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IMechE Argyll Ruane to open new dedicated radiographic testing centre

24/10/2018 IMechE Argyll Ruane to open new dedicated radiographic testing centre

Following on from the significant investments made at its Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield, IMechE Argyll Ruane has announced that it will shortly be opening a new dedicated Radiographic Testing Centre.

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High-energy X-ray system

23/10/2018 High-energy X-ray system

The XRHGantry HE is designed for the inspection of high-energy applications for thick and heavy parts, in industries such as the aerospace and defence sectors.

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USB digital accelerometer

22/10/2018 USB digital accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics Inc has released a USB digital accelerometer that is designed for use in predictive maintenance and condition monitoring applications.

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Yxlon enters cooperation with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

19/10/2018 Yxlon enters cooperation with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

As part of a newly concluded cooperation agreement, Yxlon is providing the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN – Museum of Natural History in Berlin) with a high-resolution computed tomography (CT) system, the Yxlon FF35 CT.

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Videoscope from Olympus

18/10/2018 Videoscope

Designed to be taken anywhere, Olympus’s durable and lightweight IPLEX G Lite videoscope helps inspectors to see clearly during challenging inspections, such as those performed inside engines and pipes. With bright, powerful illumination and easy articulation, the IPLEX G Lite produces sharp images and videos for confidence in inspections and reliable reporting.

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Eddyfi Technologies launches evolution of ACFM

17/10/2018 Eddyfi Technologies launches evolution of alternating current field measurement

Over its 30-year history, ACFM technology has developed a solid reputation for accurately detecting and sizing surface-breaking cracks through paint and coatings. The original Amigo® ACFM instrument has since earned a reputation for its ruggedness, reliability and ease of use.

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FliteTrak expands on-board monitoring

16/10/2018 FliteTrak expands on-board monitoring

FliteTrak has launched the next generation of its ViatorRail intelligent remote monitoring system, which is being used by a UK passenger operator to assess engine temperature and performance and see train movements in real time.

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flir-one

15/10/2018 Thermal imaging camera for smartphones

FLIR Systems has launched the FLIR ONE® Pro LT, a new lower price thermal imaging attachment for smartphones in the FLIR ONE Pro series. The FLIR ONE Pro LT features many of the professional-level tools and advanced thermal image quality that defines the FLIR ONE Pro series.


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15/10/2018 North Star Imaging technical day in association with Volume Graphics and Instron

North Star Imaging UK has announced that its planned Technical Day will be held on Thursday 8 November 2018. 

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CM-news

12/10/2018 United Technologies acquires Predikto

United Technologies (UT) has bought a predictive analytics boutique as part of the Tier 1 supplier’s corporate push into becoming a software industrial giant.

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Zetec celebrates 50th anniversary

11/10/2018 Zetec celebrates 50th anniversary and legacy of innovation in NDT inspection technology

Zetec is celebrating its 50th anniversary, marking the company’s legacy as a global leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions for the power generation, oil & gas, aerospace and other vital industries.

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Steve Meikle’s charitable success

10/10/2018 Steve Meikle’s charitable success

As a charity, BINDT is always keen to acknowledge the supreme efforts of its members when performing for the benefit of worthy charitable causes. Steve Meikle completed both Tough Mudder North West and the Great North Run over a single weekend.

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Composites monitoring

09/10/2018 Composites monitoring

Lambient Technologies LLC, a leader in analytical solutions for the curing of advanced polymer materials, has announced the launch of Carbon+™ for use with carbon fibre composites.

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Nikon opens up about strategic focus on Quality 4.0

08/10/2018 Nikon opens up about strategic focus on Quality 4.0

A recent interview with Nikon’s Corporate Vice President Tadashi Nakayama provided an insight into the strategy of the firm’s Industrial Metrology Business Unit, of which he is Deputy General Manager. In particular, he explained the company’s strategic focus on Quality 4.0, in which digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture.

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Industrial RT market report for non-destructive testing to 2022

04/10/2018 Industrial RT market report for non-destructive testing to 2022

Industrial radiographic testing (RT) is a method of non-destructive testing (NDT) that examines the internal structure and integrity of a specimen and its components. RT aids in the identification of hidden defects or discontinuities in the product/material. RT systems utilise gamma rays produced by a radioactive isotope or X-rays produced by an X-ray tube for non-destructive inspection or testing.

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Digital measurement module

03/10/2018 Digital measurement module

HBM, a market leader in the field of test and measurement, has announced the arrival of its new MX460B-R digital measurement module, which is the latest addition to its rugged and flexible SomatXR data acquisition system.

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Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment

02/10/2018 Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment – Global Strategic Business Report 2018

The global market for machine condition monitoring equipment is forecast to reach US$2.8 billion (approximately £2.13 billion) by 2024, driven by the evolution of prescriptive technologies that take condition-based maintenance a step further in efficiency, performance and cost savings, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

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Skills Training UK partners with University of Northampton

01/10/2018 Skills Training UK partners with University of Northampton for NDT Engineer degree apprenticeship

Skills Training UK, a leading training provider for non-destructive testing (NDT) apprenticeships, has announced the launch of a Level 6 NDT Engineer apprenticeship degree in partnership with the University of Northampton.

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