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Brecoflex Co., L.L.C.: Belt tension meter

The New Generation SM5 Universal Tension Meter from BRECOflex measures the frequency (Hz) of all belt types, regardless of the belting and tension member material, providing belt-frequency readings of 7Hz to 450 Hz +/-5 Hz.
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New scanning technology measures barrier film thickness

Combyscan by Syncro is based on Syncro's Optylayer system, which uses capacitive and inductive technology to measure the total thickness of the barrier film in blown film lines.
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Equipment Monitoring System with DataTemp® Multidrop software
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Raytek Corp.: Noncontact temperature measurement system

End-user experiences with IR temperature measurement span wide range of industries.
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Pregis Corporation: Technical support system for protective packaging systems

The predictive PX3 tech support system from Pregis Corp. combines software, personnel, parts management, and a 24/7 service hot line to maintain and service foam-in-place, air cushioning, and paper-based protective packaging equipment, and anticipate and predict machinery service needs before an expensive downtime event occurs.
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MOCON, Inc: Water vapor measurement instrument

Designed to measure the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of ultra-high barrier films, Mocon’s new generation AQUATRAN Model 2 WVTR measurement instrument targets commercial or developmental ultra-high barrier structures, including flexible films for organic light-emitting display (OLED), solar, and similar demanding applications.
Vaisala
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Vaisala

Life sciences continuous monitoring division offers a new data logger with small form factor. Credit card-sized temperature monitor features built-in alarm. Vaisala offers humidity, oxygen and carbon dioxide sensors as well.
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MOCON, Inc: Oxygen test system

Three new accessories for Mocon’s OpTech oxygen test system for food and pharmaceutical applications are now available: a portability kit; a needle attachment with fluorescing sensor material applied to its tip; and the new ImPULSE sensor that works with opaque materials as well as with retort applications.
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Drop what you're doing

There’s more to drop testing than the use of gravity.
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100% in-line leak detection

Qipack introduces a system for the in-line checking of the seal seam of flexible packaging and the seal of thermoformed trays.
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MOCON, Inc: Bacterial measurement for dairy products

MOCON’s new GreenLight oxygen-depleting technology for measuring aerobic bacterial levels can provide results for raw milk between 30 minutes and five hours, compared to 48- to 72-hours required by the traditional, agar-based, standard plate count method.

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