ChilliBlock Controls Cooling of Biological Samples

Asynt ChilliBlock System

Asynt ChilliBlock SystemIsleham, UK  —  The ChilliBlock from Asynt is a new modular system purpose designed for precise, controlled cooling and heating of biological samples in microplates, vials and Eppendorf tubes.

Traditionally methods of cooling biological samples often rely upon direct immersion in ice buckets which are prone to considerable temperature variability, contamination and loss of wetted labels.

ChilliBlocks can be used directly in conjunction with an ice bath keeping your samples in microplates, vials and Eppendorf tubes cool and dry.

For precise temperature controlled experiments, ChilliBlocks should be used with our cooling/heating base unit.  The ChilliBlock base unit attaches to most laboratory cooling / heating circulators enabling precise, stable and even temperature control of biological samples from -30 °C to +160 °C.

Insulated to prevent ice formation at lower temperatures and ensure homogeneity, the ChilliBlock enables stable, consistent temperature control (± 0.1 °C) of biological samples, in a wide range of standard and custom formats. Continue reading

Thermal Infrared Sensors for Traffic Apps

FLIR ITS is revolutionizing how traffic flows

Sun-Glare reduced - FLIR FC-Series ITS

Sun-Glare reduced with FLIR FC-Series ITS
Image Credit – FLIR ITS

Online  —   While video cameras are traditionally used for traffic video analysis, they need additional algorithms to overcome their inherent vulnerability to low visible light* conditions (nighttime), too much light (sun glare), and shadows that can hide vehicles or pedestrians.

Thermal infrared sensors do not have any problems with:

  • Sun Glare
  • Headlights
  • Shadows
  • Long-Range Night Viewing

Because they create a crisp thermal image based on subtle temperature differences, infrared sensors need no visible light to work, are not blinded by direct sunlight, and provide an uninterrupted 24-hour detection of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, regardless of the amount of light available. Continue reading

Wireless Building Monitoring & HVAC Performance Solutions

Paragon Robotics Products Monitor Temp, RH & More

Paragon Robotics sensor data directly into BACnet and Modbus software dashboards and network systems

Paragon Robotics sensor data directly into BACnet and Modbus software dashboards and network systems

CHESTERLAND OH, USA  —  Paragon Robotics data loggers utilize wireless sensors which can locally or remotely access office building information from HVAC systems, allow you to view gas/water/energy usage, or lighting and occupancy to track individual suite performance and tenant usage.

It’s easy to install Paragon wireless dataloggers in individual office suites to monitor temperature and humidity throughout rooms and also in duct work to improve tenant and customer comfort.

This is also an affordable way to ensure peak performance of HVAC operation. Duct work temperature sensors, air flowmeters and pressure sensors can eliminate inefficiencies such as poor filter performance and also detect heating/cooling element issues before they become critical.

Log and trend energy usage data room-by-room or for an entire tenant system with Paragon’s Model SC18 wireless sensors and CT Current clamps. Property owners can monitor main or sub-power lines to evaluate power usage overall or for particular machines/systems within office areas. Continue reading

NEW THT45 Thermal Imager

Shown at The Solar Power International Expo

Fairport, NY, USA — Saelig announces the availability of the THT45 Thermal Imager, a professional, compact, infrared and visible camera featuring a bright 2.8″ color LCD display, and a measurement update frequency of 50 Hz.

The THT45 Thermal Imageris intended for infrared non-contact temperature measurement from -20 °C to 350 °C. Each IR pixel in the 80 x 80 array collects temperature information through the lens to create a two-dimensional thermal image.

The THT45 Thermal Imager also contains a perfectly-aligned 1.3 Mpixel video camera that allows an accurately focused picture-in-picture fusion of visible and infrared images to simplify the detection and analysis of temperature-related issues. Continue reading

FLIR OGI Thermal Infrared Camera & Chemical Plant Leaks

Non-Contact Chemical Leak Inspection

Chemical plant leak detection with FLIR OGI Infrared Camera

Chemical plant leak detection with FLIR OGI Infrared Camera

Meer, Belgium  —   FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) thermal infrared cameras are preventative maintenance solutions designed to spot leaks in compressors, piping, flanges and connections in chemical plants.

Based upon FLIR’s proprietary thermal infrared imaging technology FLIR OGI cameras can rapidly scan large areas and pinpoint leaks of a wide range of volatile chemicals including Olefins (Ethylene and Propylene), Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ammonia, Vinyl Chloride, Butadiene, Acetic Acid, Solvents and VOCs in real time.

Being a non-contact measurement device the FLIR OGI cameras are ideal for monitoring chemical plant process areas/operations, such as Steam Crackers and Reformers, especially for components that are difficult to reach with contact measurement tools.

FLIR OGI cameras have a proven patented (US Patent US7649174) technology called High Sensitivity Mode (HSM) that enables you to detect the smallest of volatile chemical leaks. Continue reading

Human Thermal Testing

Manikinalysis Event |28 October 2015 9-3 | Novi, Mi, USA | $600

manikinanalysisNovi, MI, USA  —  On October 28th, Thermetrics and ThermoAnalytics are hosting a hands-on event that will demonstrate the capabilities of Thermetrics HVAC Manikin coupled with ThermoAnalytics TAITherm software with the Human Thermal Module.

Ii  is being held in conjunction with ThermoAnalytics’ User Group Meeting. The event with Thermetrics called Manikinalysis, where we will be discussing human thermal simulation.

The potential of human thermal testing with simulation-coupled manikins is immense. Continue reading

Announcing Fluke Process Instruments

Raytek, Ircon & Datapaq Become “Fluke Process Instruments” CRUZ, CA, USA  —  On August 20, 2015, Raytek, Ircon and Datapaq became Fluke Process Instruments (
The three product lines have been together for several years, but as individual brands.

The new name will be used as an umbrella brand to integrate their current brands covering Thermal Infrared Thermometry, infrared thermal imaging and process thermal profiling into a single identity.

This will clearly communicate their offering of a broad portfolio of products and solutions. Continue reading

Microplate Blowdown Evaporator for LC/MS

Gets fastest results with every microplate

Ultravap Levante

Ultravap LevanteTM is the latest in Porvair Sciences’ series of nitrogen blow-down sample concentrators & evaporators.

Ultravap Levante™

South Wrexham, UK — The Ultravap Levante™ is a new introduction to Porvair Sciences’ entire, popular series of nitrogen blowdown sample concentrators and evaporators.

The Ultravap Levante™ offers rapid programmable dry down of samples dissolved in common chromatography solvents such as acetonitrile, dichloromethane and methanol while keeping the needs of LC/MS users very much in mind.

With 10 stored programs and a full colour screen, the Ultravap Levante™ is both easy to use and highly productive.

The plate stage can be programmed to rise as evaporation proceeds, ensuring faster dry down.

Both gas temperature and flow rate can be programmed for each stage of a dry-down method and stored in instrument memory.

The Ultravap Levante™ now makes it even easier to integrate an automatic dry down step into your biological sample preparation protocol.
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‘Hot Soak' Test Verifies Automotive Material Quality

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Reliable Satellite Communication in the Desert

datatakerCHESTERLAND OH, USA – Recently a vehicle manufacturer used a unique data logging solution to help perform a series of rigorous tests on its prototype vehicles.

This required a rugged datalogger that could be powered by a solar system and to which a satellite data modem could be attached to automatically transmit the data.

During this test the vehicle’s internal temperature and other parameters need to be measured and recorded as they react to the hot, dry environment.

With this in mind the company’s lead automotive test engineer required a rugged data logger that could be powered by a solar system and to which a satellite data modem could be attached to automatically transmit the data. Needless to say this datalogger device would also need to be able to withstand the desert heat!

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