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Test & Measurement Features

ABB’s predicted measurement trends for 2020

A look back at developments in industrial measurement technology in 2019, and a look forward at the expected trends for 2020 from two leading ABB experts.

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Condition monitoring test rig helps ensure low maintenance costs and high train availability

By providing a condition monitoring test rig for inspecting train wheelsets and gearboxes, Schaeffler is helping a rail operator in Asia to eliminate unplanned train downtimes and minimise maintenance costs.

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Stop leaks, avoid energy waste

Energy sustainability is a hot topic for companies looking to curb soaring costs as well as demonstrate their commitment to environmental best practice. Yet many may be wasting thousands of pounds a year on energy as a result of air or steam leaks. Oliver Pogmore, of AVT Reliability, explains how ultrasound technology can help avoid energy waste and increase operational efficiency.

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Batteries for test and measurement

In early 2019, scientists across the globe voted in favour of modernising the traditional definition of a kilogram. Historically, it had been based on the weight of Le Grand K – a cylinder of platinum and iridium stored in a locked Parisian vault. Here, Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager at Accutronics, explains why design engineers specifying batteries for test and measurement equipment should care.

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More Test & Measurement Features Features

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    How thermal mass flowmeters are helping to drive enhanced engine performance(17/12/2019)

    When it comes to the testing and development of the latest generation of petrol and diesel engine technology, there is one device that is used by almost every major manufacturer to help refine performance. David Bowers of ABB Measurement & Analytics explains why thermal mass flowmeters play a key role in engine development and why they have become the measurement method of choice throughout the automotive industry.

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    Sophisticated power analyser helps drone maker accelerate motor system testing(04/11/2019)

    The Yokogawa WT1800E Power Analyser is being used by Atmos UAV to optimise the range, efficiency and safety of Marlyn, the world’s first drone to combine Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) and forward flight in a fully autonomous way.

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    The General Product Safety Directive – The world’s best kept secret?(04/11/2019)

    The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) covers the safety of any products that do not fall under other European Union (EU) Directives. However, it is rarely recognised or understood by those within the supply chain, even though failure to comply may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

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    Equipping the workforce for Industry 4.0(04/11/2019)

    Manufacturing is being digitised and the manufacturing process is changing dramatically. This is a phenomenon known as Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) and its benefits are immense. These include enabling the automation and streamlining of repetitive steps in manufacturing processes, resulting in enormous increases in efficiency.

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    Measuring chains – Delivering precise and accurate data(04/11/2019)

    The expanding use of automation in all sectors of industry is placing greater demands on test and measurement (T&M). From the sensors used to monitor parameters in real time to data communication and processing, the whole system must reliably deliver information that is precise and accurate, often when ambient conditions are far from ideal.

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