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Testing Equipment: Weighing, Test and Measure

Quick viscosity test kit launched

28th May 2021 Measuring viscosity (thickness) of a lubricant helps to determine its film strength and its efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts. Thick oil has a high viscosity and thin oil has a low viscosity. If oil is too thick for efficient operating conditions, the machine is forced to... 

Cable locator for failsafe cable fault diagnostics

8th April 2021 Ensuring the accurate and safe detection of underground utilities is both safety-critical and can help to reduce costs and save time on a project.   A new probe designed to accurately pinpoint underground utilities and buried services up to 30 m deep, is said to have an accuracy to a depth of 6... 

The Amprobe UAT600 series from Comtest is designed to locate underground utilities
The Amprobe UAT600 series from Comtest is designed to locate underground utilities

Handheld manometers offer higher precision and accuracy

12th March 2021 Manometers are used by engineers and technicians to measure and monitor pressure, and the selection of the best-for-application device is based on a number of critical elements such as high accuracy, high precision and ease-of-use. Handheld manometers are seen as ideal for a range of... 

New handheld manometer from Greisinger, part of the GHM Group of Companies
New handheld manometer from Greisinger, part of the GHM Group of Companies

High temperature ratio pyrometers withstand harsh industrial environments

25th November 2020 SPONSORED POST: High temperature ratio pyrometers are designed to be rugged and flexible, enabling continuous visual process monitoring in harsh industrial environments, including primary and secondary metals manufacturing, carbon processing and silicon production. Endurance Series pyrometers... 

The Endurance Series pyrometer from R&C Instrumentation
The Endurance Series pyrometer from R&C Instrumentation

New transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

30th October 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Condition monitoring specialists WearCheck recently invested several million rands in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck MD Neil Robinson says the... 

Senior analytical chemist, Lynette Pillay, feeds samples into the new high performance liquid chromatography machine at WearCheck’s transformer laboratory in Durban
Senior analytical chemist, Lynette Pillay, feeds samples into the new high performance liquid chromatography machine at WearCheck’s transformer laboratory in Durban

New technology helps to increase harvest yields 

14th October 2020 A new technology is set to give the local citrus industry a boost to cement its position as South Africa’s largest and most important contributor to fruit export, based on value and volume. The citrus industry has grown considerably in the last few years, establishing South Africa as the world’s... 

New technology from Agri Technovation assists citrus farmers
New technology from Agri Technovation assists citrus farmers

Increased demand for automated mine lab services

27th August 2020 Covid-19-related disruptions to the mining sector, such as restrictions on movement and requisite physical distancing, have led to a renewed demand for automated laboratory offerings. Laboratory services company, FLSmidth, states that its hands-off technology helps to keep laboratory personnel... 

View of a fully automated zinc laboratory
View of a fully automated zinc laboratory

Longitudinal weld inspection streamlined

27th August 2020 A new scanner that aims to simplify longitudinal seam weld inspection, has been launched. The scanner is designed to allow inspectors to easily set up and inspect long seam welds, enabling them to work more independently in the field. 

The AxSEAM scanner can scan longitudinal welds on pipes
The AxSEAM scanner can scan longitudinal welds on pipes

Collaboration enhances automated machine monitoring

24th July 2020 A new wireless sensor has been developed as part of a condition monitoring system for improving rotating equipment performance programs, on a scale previously considered to be uneconomical. SKF has teamed up with connectivity specialists LumenRadio to create the new wireless monitoring system,... 

Wireless monitoring system developed by SKF and LumenRadio
Wireless monitoring system developed by SKF and LumenRadio

Measurement of hydrocarbon dew point simplified

24th July 2020 A self-contained hydrocarbon dew point analyser that combines a hydrocarbon dew point cell and water dew point measurement in a single compact and lightweight explosion proof, or EExd, enclosure, requiring only mains power to operate, is now available. Michell Instruments, locally represented by... 

The Condumax II On-Line hydrocarbon dew point analyser
The Condumax II On-Line hydrocarbon dew point analyser

Miniature sensor for confined spaces

10th July 2020 A new line of surface mounted, threaded stud (SMTS) miniature resistance temperature detector (RTD) sensors has been launched. The units are particularly suitable for applications that require a temperature sensor to be installed in confined spaces. 

The Surface Mount Threaded Stud Thermocouple Sensor sensor from Harold G. Schaevitz Industries
The Surface Mount Threaded Stud Thermocouple Sensor sensor from Harold G. Schaevitz Industries

Fixed-mount IR cameras for research analysis

10th July 2020 Fully-radiometric infrared cameras with software plug-ins are intended to deliver continuous temperature monitoring for research, science and engineering applications, in order to facilitate the analysis of thermal data. The Fluke RSE300 and RSE600 infrared cameras from COMTEST are designed to... 

The Fluke infrared camera from COMTEST
The Fluke infrared camera from COMTEST

Remote witness factory acceptance testing under Covid-19 lockdown

26th June 2020 In what is seen as a pioneering step, a remote witnessed factory acceptance test, or FAT, was successfully conducted on a range of medium voltage variable speed drives (MV VSDs) in a Zest WEG factory in Brazil. The company explains that restrictions on international travel led the company to find... 

The testing facilities at WEG's  manufacturing operation in Brazil
The testing facilities at WEG's manufacturing operation in Brazil

New cam clutches promise range of benefits

3rd June 2020 A new series of cam clutches designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors, has recently been launched. The BS-F series of clutches is part of BMG’s range of Tsubaki cam clutches. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches... 

The BS-F series of Tsubaki cam clutches from BMG
The BS-F series of Tsubaki cam clutches from BMG

Colour-coded sensors simplify pH measurement

8th April 2020 A new range of color-coded sensors aims to facilitate the selection and management of optimal pH measurement solutions. The application driven designs are categorised into three groups, namely: 

Colour-coded pH sensors
Colour-coded pH sensors

Flexible probe for customised temperature measurement

27th March 2020 An oil dipstick thermocouple temperature probe intended for use in research and development (R&D) applications to measure engine fluid temperatures, is suitable for engine oil, water and transmission fluid temperature measurements. The flexible probe slides down the dipstick tube into the pan or... 

Flexible probe bends into a dipstick tube
Flexible probe bends into a dipstick tube

Triple point of water cells explained

6th March 2020 The triple point of water is the only temperature at which water can exist in all three states of matter - solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (water vapour). A triple point of water cell is used to create a thermal equilibrium between the three phases of pure water: liquid, solid and gas. This... 

Fluke Calibration’s 9210 Mini Triple Point of Water (TPW) maintenance apparatus
Fluke Calibration’s 9210 Mini Triple Point of Water (TPW) maintenance apparatus

Vector network analyser adds to test bench solutions

6th February 2020 A new Vector Network Analyser (VNA) has been launched, with the aim of adding to the selection of test equipment that engineers, developers and schools can use to assemble a well-equipped test bench efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively. A VNA measures resistance of a radio frequency or... 

Preventing sick building syndrome

6th December 2019 Monitoring devices that are able to detect high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have been introduced to the local market, with the aim of detecting poor air quality that can lead to sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome is a medical condition affecting people that occupy a specific... 

BMG

18th November 2019 Electrical testing and maintenance of power systems and equipment is absolutely essential to ensure maximum operational reliability and safety. Having the right electrical testing devices and supplies in your workshop or toolbox is critical. A digital multimeter should be at the top of the list,... 

BMG

Cermalab CC

15th November 2019 Cermalab is a SANAS accredited materials testing laboratory, serving the heavy clay, ceramic and refractory industries in Africa. We offer a wide range of services, dedicated to improve quality, competitiveness and profitability to suppliers, manufacturers and end-users in the ceramics and... 

Cermalab CC

Temperature transmitter with Bluetooth for wireless connection

14th November 2019 A range of single-channel temperature transmitters with wireless communication via Bluetooth, has recently been launched. The transmitters are available with an integrated Bluetooth interface that allows users to wirelessly display measured values and perform configuration tasks. 

Integrated solution monitors conductivity of liquids

3rd September 2019 A combination-measuring transducer to monitor the conductivity of liquids is now available. Conductivity of water measures the water’s ability to pass electrical flow. This function is important to industries such as brewing, pharmaceutical industries and food manufacturing processes. The... 

Universal temperature transmitter announced

4th June 2019 A new isolated, universal temperature transmitter, which promises flexibility, accuracy and reliability, has been developed. The universal temperature transmitter is compatible with resistance temperature detectors and thermocouple sensors, ohm and megavolt inputs. The IPAQ C/R330 universal... 

RINA

6th November 2018 RINA is a global supplier of vendor inspection and expediting services, supply chain auditing, final acceptance test witnessing, construction monitoring, commissioning witnessing, materials analysis, route cause failure analysis,  due diligence. We cover all of Africa and are open to providing... 

RINA

Endress+Hauser

8th November 2017 Meet the ‘People for Process Automation’ We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We offer comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communications across a wide... 

Endress+Hauser
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