Monday, June 25, 2012

Temperature Measurement

For some time now, we have been selling Infrared Temperature Measurement Units made by Williamson Corporation out of Connecticut.  Their line of products are uses to measure temperature in many environments where other would not stand up to the task do to the temperature at the measuring point, dust, smoke or other obstructions that may hamper the view to the target.
How Williamson is able to outperform the competition is through careful review of the application and determining the proper “Wavelength” to be able to see through non-target items and focus on just the target for temperature measurement.  They also custom tune an algorithm for the specific emissivity the target item acquire a proper reading.
We have these units installed and doing critical temperature measurement in application from coating pipe to precious metal refining in our area.  Anyone that has a need for this type of device and is currently using one automatically becomes a raving fan.  So if you have a need for infrared temperature measurement, please give us a call. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wireless Connectivity Solutions

We have recently acquired the Weidmuller line of wireless products.  This product line includes Industrial Ethernet Switches, Modems, Wireless I/O modules, Transmitters and Receivers, Wireless Data Gateways and many associated others products.

These units operate at either 900 MHzwith a frequency hopping spread spectrum of 902-928 MHz at 1 Watt.  They are also available in units that operate at 2.4 GHz which do require licensing where the 900 MHz units operate license-free in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

We are just getting our feet wet with these products but I can see many uses for these products and have already quoted several systems to customers.  It is also good to note that these units operate on 24 VDC so they can very easily be powered by a small solar panel for operating an application such as a water tank on a hill where there is no power available.  Great for those "one tank town" applications.

These units are a cost effective way of wireless control or data collection and are very user friendly.  We have units that we can use to do a site survey for you to test an application you may have for them for connectivity at your site.  Please call us for more information on this line of products. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Elko Mining Show

Last week was again time for the Elko Mining Expo in Elko, Nevada.  There were a lot of vendors at this years event, more than I think I have seen in the past.  The weather was not the best as it was cold in the mornings and the wind really kicked up on Friday afternoon causing some to tear down and run out early. 

We had the opportunity to visit with several people that we only see during this event and many that we get to talk to and see during the course of the year.  Newmont had their "chopper" on the main stage of the convention center that was built for them by Paul Jr. Design.  It was quite an interesting piece of work and many different aspects of the mining operations were incorporated in the build.

It seemed that the weather kept the attendance down as there just were not as many people there as there has been in the past which made it a bit slow but non-the-less, generally a good time for visiting with many folks we look forward to seeing at this event.

This is a picture from last years show but it pretty much looked the same this year.