The KD-2306 is a noncontact linear displacement measuring instrument based on balanced bridge eddy current technology. It makes high-precision static and dynamic measurements, and supports ambient, moderate temperature and cryogenic rated sensors. Applications range from lab work to production and process automation. The DIN rail mount packaging makes the system ideal for integration into OEM equipment and industrial control applications. The KD-2306 senses both ferrous and non-ferrous metal targets. The RoHS-compliant, CE-marked system includes the electronics, sensor and interconnecting cable. Standard sensing ranges are from 0.02 inch to 2.4 inches, with 0.01% FS resolution or better, and nonlinearity as little as 0.25% FS. More than 30 sensor models are available, including single and dual coil, shielded and unshielded designs.
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-Pedro Feres, president of Physical Acoustics South America, designer and manufacturer of acoustic emission sensors and acoustic emission measurement instruments, has been appointed chairman of ISO/TC 135/SC9 for a six-year term.
MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM-In response to the increase in demand for advanced nondestructive testing solutions, Sonatest Ltd. has created a new center of excellence, with a dedicated team to support this sector and strengthen its position within the market.
TUBNEY WOODS, UNITED KINGDOM-Oxford Instruments has acquired Worldwide Analytical Systems (WAS) AG, a German manufacturer and international supplier of Arc/Spark optical emission spectrometers and preparatory equipment used to analyze the chemical properties of metals.
BILLERICA, MA-GE Inspection Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire phoenix|x-ray, a provider of high-resolution computed tomography (CT)/X-ray technology used in nondestructive testing (NDT) applications.
WALTHAM, MA-Olympus NDT, provider of nondestructive testing solutions, has recently been honored by the Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) as one of the U.S. government’s best suppliers at an Automated Best Value System award ceremony.
BENSENVILLE, IL-The inaugural Quality NDT Conference will take place in conjunction with the 10th annual Quality Measurement Conference 2008 and will be held at the Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, Clearwater, FL, April 28 through May 1, 2008.
My latest adventures of roving editor-at-large in the world have recently taken me to Québec City, Canada. Although I’ve been to Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, England and Spain, along with Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico, I had never actually been to see our neighbors to the north.