The Fan-Brand and the United States Air Force Sign Home Décor Licensing Agreement

United States Air Force: Original Round Rotating Lighted Wall Sign

United States Air Force: Original Round Rotating Lighted Wall Sign

United States Air Force: Modern Disc Wall Clock

United States Air Force: Modern Disc Wall Clock

United States Space Force: Original Oval Lighted Rotating Wall Sign

United States Space Force: Original Oval Lighted Rotating Wall Sign

Deal Allows for the Manufacturing and Sales of United States Air Force & United States Space Force-branded Lighted Signs and Wall Décor

We sincerely thank the Air Force for selecting us as a licensee and look forward to helping promote and honor those who serve our country.”

— Harrison Grimm, Founder & CEO

UNITED STATES, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Fan-Brand is proud to announce they have entered into a licensing agreement with the United States Air Force to develop and sell officially licensed lighted wall signs, pool table lights, and an assortment of wall décor products bearing the iconic marks of the Air Force and the newly created United States Space Force. These products are immediately available on The Fan-Brand's direct-to-consumer website and through various online retailers.

“Since we started, as a manufacturing company solely based in the United States, it’s always been a goal of ours to work with our Armed Forces,” says Harrison Grimm, Founder & CEO of The Fan-Brand. “We sincerely thank the Air Force for selecting us as a licensee and look forward to helping promote and honor those who serve our country.”

The Fan-Brand provides military veterans and supporters of the U.S. Armed Forces with unique and attractive ways to express their passion, decorate their home theater, bar or man cave, or show their support while at work. Its high-quality licensed products are conversation starters and are perfect for fans’ looking to express their passion with fellow military enthusiasts.

Founded in 2018, The Fan-Brand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grimm Industries, Inc., an acknowledged leader in innovative, plastic-based, signs and retail displays. Located in Fairview, PA, The Fan-Brand is family owned and operated with all products being made in the United States. Current licensing partners include more than 80 NCAA universities, the NHL, The United States Army, United States Navy, Mossy Oak, and NASA.

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For more information on available products for the United States Air Force & United States Space Force:
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BISim Launches New Customer Portal

BISim has launched a new Customer Portal on its website bisimulations.com offering an enhanced support experience for our customers.

With the new portal, our customers now have a one-stop shop to quickly and easily access a multitude of helpful resources wherever they happen to be online.”

— Sven Lippmann

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has launched a new Customer Portal on its website bisimulations.com offering an enhanced support experience for our customers. From the new, easy-to-use portal, customers can access the BISim manuals for BISim’s full suite of products, download the newest version of the VBS License Manager, read Knowledge Base articles, view over 90 hours of webinars and video tutorials, and request technical help from our worldwide support team.

To sign up for the portal, simply go to https://bisimulations.com/support/customer-portal. All customers who have active BISim Support licenses in their organization can request a login and password to gain access to the portal.

“With the new portal, our customers now have a one-stop shop to quickly and easily access a multitude of helpful resources wherever they happen to be online,” said Sven Lippmann, BISim’s Global Head of Support & Training. “Our focus of making simulation and training easier, faster and global isn’t limited to just VBS4. Other areas of BISim’s service like the Customer Portal have also been simplified to help customers make the best use of BISim products.”

The BISim Customer Portal enables customers to

Get The Newest VBS License Manager
BISim Customer Portal users can download the most recent release of the VBS License Manager (VBS LM). With VBS LM and their product license key, customers can download all their purchased products.

Access All BISim Product Manuals
Customers can now access documentation for the full BISim product suite in one place through the portal.

Read Articles in the BISim Knowledge Base
Find dozens of articles in the BISim Knowledge Base on deployment, administration, integration and customization of BISim products.

Watch Webinars and Video Tutorials
Watch over 90 hours of videos from BISim products experts and trainers highlighting best practices, tips and tricks, and use cases in a wide range of functionalities in VBS3 and VBS4.

Submit a Support Ticket
From the BISim Customer Portal, you can submit a support request to get answers to technical issues. (Customers can, of course, continue to contact their local support by sending an email to support@bisimulations.com and dedicated phone support for specific customers also continues.)

About Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a 200-strong, in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications.

Globally, many hundreds of thousands of military personnel are trained every year using VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries and over 300 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. Customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australian Defence Force, Swedish Armed Forces, French MoD and UK MoD and most major integrators. VBS products have become, by far, the world’s most widely used COTS product range in the military-simulation sector, supporting hundreds of military use cases and vastly greater military exploitation than any comparable products.

David Dadurka
Bohemia Interactive Simulations
marketing@bisimulations.com


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The Tank Level Monitoring System Industry Is Developing Technologically Advanced Solutions To Maximize Productivity

Tank Level Monitoring System Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change

Tank Level Monitoring System Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change

The Business Research Company’s Tank Level Monitoring System Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact: https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/global-market-reports

Read More On The Global Tank Level Monitoring System Market Report: https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/report/tank-level-monitoring-system-global-market-report

Growing technological advancements are among the main tank level monitoring system industry trends. Major companies operating in the tank level monitoring systems sector are focusing on developing technology advanced solutions for tank level monitoring systems. For instance, in July 2019, ATEK Access Technologies introduced TankScan TSC Fuel Inventory System. TankScan TSC links to existing ATG networks and delivers information to the ATEK Intelligence Platform (AIP). The TSC system enables fuel employees to monitor fuel supplies effectively, minimize runoff, optimize fuel sales, reduce transport costs, strengthen inventory management, enhance customer support, and maximize productivity.

The global tank level monitoring system market is expected to grow from $851.74 million in 2020 to $899.61 million in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6%. The tank level monitoring system market growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $1.09 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 5.0%. North America accounts for the largest tank level monitoring system market share. The regions covered in the global tank level monitoring systems market are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa.

As per TBRC’s tank level monitoring system market analysis, major players in the market are American Sensor Technologies Inc. (AST), Centeron, Gauging Systems Inc., Graco Inc., Piusi SPA, Pneumercator, Smartlogix, Digi International Inc., Tank Scan, Varec Inc, Solid Applied Technologies (Solidat), Dunraven Systems, Schneider Electric, TE Connectivity, Emerson Electricl, Powelectrics, AIUT, AXSensor, HMS Networks, Kingspan, Schmitt Industries Inc, Tank Link, Digi International Inc.

The tank level monitoring systems market covered in the report is segmented by product into invasive type, non-invasive type, data services, data center, local view; by component into sensor, tracking devices, power supply, monitoring station; by application into oil & fuel, power plant, mining, automotive, others.

Tank Level Monitoring System Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides tank level monitoring system market overview, forecast tank level monitoring system market size and growth for the whole market, tank level monitoring system market segments, and geographies, tank level monitoring system market trends, tank level monitoring system market drivers, restraints, leading competitors’ revenues, profiles, and market shares.

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NaVOBA and the VIB Network Sign MOU to Join Forces to advance the Veteran’s Business Community

PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ECONOMIC NEWS: Veteran Owned Businesses, Supplier Diversity
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The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Veterans in Business (VIB) Network. Both organizations are 501(c)3 non-profits designed to help veterans succeed as business owners. NaVOBA and VIB enter into this agreement to mutually promote the inclusion of Veteran’s as well as Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises® (VBE/SDVBEs) into corporate supply chains.

“As a corporate NaVOBA board member and a corporate VIB partner and sponsor, I am excited about the newly executed MOU formally aligning the missions of these two veteran advocacy organizations,” said Tabatha Watson, Supplier Diversity Manager, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. “Combining their efforts of building connections and creating partnerships to promote and increase the inclusion of Veteran’s as well as Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBE/SDVBEs) into corporate supply chains is an enormous win for corporate supplier diversity programs, VIB, NaVOBA, and most importantly, the veteran business enterprises. I look forward to continuing and growing the Lowe’s partnership with each organization.”

One of the best ways to accelerate the growth of the veteran’s entrepreneurship community is through collaboration. This partnership allows two organizations to build on one another’s strengths to increase access to opportunities for veteran-owned businesses.

“This MOU brings together two amazing organizations focused on helping the Veteran Business Community grow and succeed,” said Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner, CEO, VIB Network. “The VIB Network is excited to partner with NaVOBA and hope to increase corporate contracting opportunities with SDVOSBs, VOSBs, and DVBEs.”

“NaVOBA has always sought opportunities to work together wherever and whenever possible,” said Matthew Pavelek, NaVOBA President & CEO. “The VIB Network has done an incredible job through their successful training and networking events to develop veteran-owned businesses to be procurement-ready and creating opportunities for veterans to grow their businesses. We’re excited to partner with this great organization to build on that success and see our deserving veteran-owned businesses thrive.”

NaVOBA and VIB will work together for the 5th Annual National Conference November 8-9, 2021 as well as NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises of the Year Awards program.

About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

NaVOBA provides a direct link for contracting between corporate America and Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE) and Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (SDVBE). NaVOBA’s mission is to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.navoba.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @navoba.

About Veterans In Business (VIB) Network
The Veterans In Business (VIB) Network is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that advocates for all Veteran Businesses including SDVOSBs and DVBEs. We help build connections between Veteran Businesses, Corporations, Government Agencies, and Prime Contractors looking to create partnerships for contracting opportunities. We provide FREE business resources, educational seminars, outreach opportunities, and a Veteran 2 Veteran Business Cohort Program. Our National Conference is widely considered one of the best Veteran business networking events in the country. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.vibnetwork.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vibnetworkorg and on LinkedIn at on Twitter @VIBNetwork.
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

NaVOBA
Ashleigh Freda
ashleigh.freda@navoba.org
(724) 362-8622 ext. 103
VIB Network
Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner
rebecca@vibnetwork.org
(877) 270-8426

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New Speakers announced for the Virtual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 Conference

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021

SMi Group Reports: Speakers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, NATO, Netherlands, and the US have confirmed to speak at the virtual conference in May.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Now in its sixth year, SMi Group’s Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference taking place virtually on 19th and 20th May 2021, will host an unrivalled and diverse international speaker line-up of military and industry experts, ready to discuss the most up-to-date rotary-wing aircrafts, systems and procurements currently operating in the air forces of today.

For those interested in attending, it is £499 for government, public sector, and military personnel and only £999 for commercial companies. Register at http://www.futurehelicopter.co.uk/pr2

This year's agenda will feature brand-new speakers from the following nations:

• Czech Republic

Colonel Martin Jandourek, Commander, 22nd Helicopter Wing, Czech Air Force

• Hungary

Major General Nándor Kilián, Inspector, Hungarian Air Force Inspectorate, Hungarian Defence Forces

• NATO

Rear Admiral Giorgio Gomma, General Manager, NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA)

• Netherlands

Colonel Peter Arts, Chief Helicopter Branch, Directorate of Operations, Royal Netherlands Air Force

• US

Major General David Francis, Commanding General, US Army Aviation Centre of Excellence and Fort Rucker, US Army
Brigadier General Walter Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, US Army

The 2021 brochure is now available to download at http://www.futurehelicopter.co.uk/pr2

At this moment, the agenda features a total of 18 expert speakers representing: Albanian Air Force, Armed Forces of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bell Helicopter, Croatian Air Force, Czech Air Force, DE&S – UK MoD, European Defence Agency, German Federal Ministry of Defence, Hungarian Defence Forces Command, Latvian Air Force, Leonardo, Lithuanian Air Force, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Romanian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Slovenian Armed Forces, US Army, and the US Army Futures Command.

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe Conference
19th-20th May 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsored by Bell Helicopter and Leonardo

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk.

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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LBO and LBC Series Load Button Load Cells Designed for Use in Space Limited Areas

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LBO Series Compression Load Cell

LBO Series Compression Load Cell

LBC Series Load Cell  (Load Button)

LBC Series Load Cell

These button load cells give engineers the ability to take critical compression force measurements in confined spaces.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The LBO and LBC Series Load Button load cells were designed for compression only functions where limited space and affordability are primary factors. Capacities range from 100 pounds through 50,000 pounds. The LBC Series compression load cell are designed for top mounting using cap screws, while the LBO Series are designed with tapped holes for bottom mounting. The combined hysteresis and non-linearity error is less than 0.2% of full-scale capacity, and non-repeatability is within 0.1%. The nominal output is 2 mV/V using a full Wheatstone bridge configuration and strain gauges of the highest quality. The LBO and LBC Series load cells are supplied with a calibration certificate traceable to NIST.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

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From Transducer Techniques the CLC Column Load Cell is Capable of Measuring up to 400,000 pounds of Compression

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CLC Series Column Load Cell

CLC Series Column Load Cell

CLC Series Column Load Cell Specifications

CLC Series Column Load Cell Specifications

The CLC series load cell is designed to measure heavy compression force while being wash and splash resistant, perfect for industrial environments.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The CLC Series is a compression only, high capacity load cell, featuring a low profile compact size for a wide range of portable and dedicated applications. The loading surface was designed slightly convex for accurate load distribution. Low deflection through design results in ultra-fast frequency response. This compression load cell has five capacity ranges available from 50,000 to 400,000 pounds, are made from 17-4ph heat treated stainless steel. The CLC Series incorporates a stainless steel molded connector system to support use in harsh industrial environments.
Find this load cell and more on our load cell page.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

Customer Support
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Transducer Techniques Now Offers Several Models of Shear Beam and Bending Beam Load Cells

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Beam Load Cells

Beam Load Cells

LSP Series Beam Load Cell Specifications

LSP Series Beam Load Cell Specifications

These shear beam and bending beam load cells are perfect for OEM force measurement as well as industrial weighing applications.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transducer Techniques offers several models of shear beam load cell and bending beam load cells that are economically priced. Beam load cells are suitable for a variety of OEM force measurement products and industrial weighing applications. The accuracy specifications for Linearity, Hysteresis, and Repeatability are consistent with highly accurate strain gauge load cells. Our beam load cells are manufactured from stainless steel or aluminum alloy and offered in an assortment of ranges from ½ pound to 20,000 pounds.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

Customer Support
Transducer Techniques, LLC
+1 800-344-3965
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The GSO Series Gram Load Cells Offer Innovative Attachment Points Giving Engineers More Options

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GSO Series Precision Gram Load Cell

GSO Series Precision Gram Load Cell

GSO Series Precision Gram Load Cell

GSO Series Precision Gram Load Cell

These gram load cells feature a 6-32 tapped through hole sensing end that offers unlimited attachment possibilities.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The GSO Series, Gram Load Cell, are available in ranges of 10, 25, 30, 50, 100, 150, 250, and 1000 grams full scale. The sensing end is a 6-32 tapped through hole providing unlimited attachment possibilities for tension and/or compression from top or bottom. A bonded foil strain gage full bridge provides a customer specified output of 1 or 2 mv/v. Combined accuracy of non-linearity and hysteresis is 0.1% of full scale or better. Suggested excitation is 10 VDC. They are supplied with a Load Cell Calibration Certificate traceable to N.I.S.T.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

Customer Support
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Scanning atoms with the tip of a needle

The improved cantilever of Dr. Ruppert

Schematic setup of a traditional multifrequency atomic force microscopy experiment. A cantilever vibrates at multiple resonance frequencies simultaneously while it is being scanned over a sample by a nanopositioner.

Dr. Michael Ruppert aligning a custom active cantilever in a modified atomic force microscope.

Digitizer from Spectrum helps researchers to improve the Atomic Force Microscope

The Spectrum unit allows us to make simultaneous high-resolution, low-noise measurements of multiple integrated sensor regions in order to correctly characterize our system’s performance.”

— Dr. Michael Ruppert

GROSSHANSDORF, GERMANY, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is an important tool in materials science and used for mechanical scanning of surfaces. The forces acting between the atoms of the surface and the tip of a nanoscopic needle are measured and calculated giving resolutions in the order of fractions of a nanometer. Now, the University of Newcastle in Australia is improving and simplifying these complex machines, so that a wider use in laboratories worldwide will be possible. In this sophisticated research, an 8-channel Spectrum digitizerNETBOX provides the high precision needed to push the evolution of AFMs.

The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), invented in 1985, became a vital tool used by laboratories around the world that are involved in surface chemistry. Its outstanding resolution means that this instrument can reveal more detail than conventional light-based microscopes by a factor of more than 1000 times. And, unlike other advanced systems such as electron microscopes, it can image samples in situ. This, along with the ability to perform topographical imaging and force measurements, makes AFMs well suited for the study of soft biological materials, polymers, nanostructures and various other materials.
At the University of Newcastle, Dr. Michael Ruppert and his team are improving the key elements of AFM systems. The aim is to simplify the operation as well as to enhance the overall performance of these microscopes. The Precision Mechatronics Lab at the University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computing brings together expertise in nanotechnology, mechatronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and low-noise electronic design to create unique solutions that can reduce an AFM’s system complexity and cost.

An AFM typically creates a topographical image by scanning a cantilever/tip across a sample surface. A laser beam and position-sensitive photodiode detector is then used to determine small changes in cantilever deflection. Signals from the detector need to be acquired and analyzed in order to determine any topological height changes on the sample’s surface to create a three-dimensional topography.

At the core of the instrument is a microcantilever which interacts with the sample and provides the “physical link” to measuring nanomechanical properties. While cantilever microfabrication technology has continuously advanced over the years, the overall design has remained largely unchanged; a passive rectangular cantilever has been adopted as the industry wide standard. Consequently, conventional cantilever instrumentation requires external piezo-acoustic excitation as well as an external optical deflection sensor. Both of these components are not optimal for trends in multifrequency AFM technology which can extend the imaging information beyond the topography to a range of nano-mechanical properties including sample stiffness, elasticity and adhesiveness. In contrast, active cantilevers with integrated actuation and sensing on the chip level provide several distinct advantages over conventional cantilever including the absence of structural modes of the mounting system, the possibility of down-scaling, single-chip AFM implementations, parallelization to cantilever arrays as well as the absence of optical interference.

Dr. Ruppert and his co-workers have recently published a number of papers that propose novel, integrated cantilever designs to improve AFM performance, simplify operation and drastically reduce the footprint and equipment costs. The papers discuss topics that include innovative cantilever designs to optimize deflection sensitivity, achieve arbitrary placement of resonance frequencies and allow integrated robust multimode Q control. In collaboration with the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Ruppert also co-developed the first silicon-on-insulator, single-chip, MEMS AFM that features integrated in-plane electrostatic actuators and electrothermal sensors, as well as an AlN piezoelectric layer for out-of-plane actuation and integrated deflection sensing. The approach has the potential to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the AFM and expand its utility beyond current applications.

To undertake this type of research, it is important to have high precision measuring equipment that allows the acquisition and analysis of the sensor signals from these integrated microcantilevers. By determining the amplitude noise spectral density, important parameters of the cantilever system can be obtained including the thermal noise at resonance, the cantilever tracking bandwidth, and the electronic noise floor of the instrumentation. For this purpose, the research group uses a model DN2.593-08 digitizerNETBOX from Spectrum Instrumentation. The unit has eight fully synchronized digitizer channels each capable of sampling signals at rates up to 40 MS/s with 16-bit resolution. For control and data transfer, the digitizerNETBOX connects to a host computer via a simple Gbit Ethernet cable.

Researcher Dr. Michael Ruppert says: "Having a measuring tool like the digitizerNETBOX is essential for the work we are doing here at the Precision Mechatronics Lab. The unit allows us to make simultaneous high-resolution, low-noise measurements of multiple integrated sensor regions in order to correctly characterize our system’s performance."

About Spectrum Instrumentation
Spectrum Instrumentation, founded in 1989, uses modular design to create a wide range of digitizers and generator products as PC-cards (PCIe and PXIe) and stand-alone Ethernet units (LXI). In 30 years, Spectrum has gained customers all around the world, including many A-brand industry-leaders and practically all prestigious universities. The company is headquartered near Hamburg, Germany, and known for its outstanding support that comes directly from the design engineers. More information about Spectrum can be found at www.spectrum-instrumentation.com

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