Monitor - ISSN 1472-0221
The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control
Issue 225, May 2017
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Currently having a project to monitor drainage time. Is this software able to constantly monitor the change in weight along with time? For example once the 1st drop of fitrate enter the beaker on the balance I need the software to record the time start and keep recording for 30 sec.
Yes, if you use the Windmill Logger software it will continually log the change in weight and timestamp each reading. You can keep recording for a set time and start logging when the weight on the balance changes.
For more information on Logger and the other Windmill programs see https://www.windmillsoft.com/.
A quick tip this month - how to find in which cells you've entered a formula.
- Press the Ctrl and G keys to bring up the Go To box.
- Click the Special button.
- Choose Formulas and click OK.
- All cells containing a formula will be highlighted.
For more Excel tips see https://www.windmill.co.uk/excel/
Robot inspector helps check bridges for dangerous defects
The first fully autonomous robot bridge inspector shuttles back and forth along the side of the road without getting in the way of passing traffic. The four-wheeled, waterproof, battery-powered device uses ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity sensors to locate any corroded steel parts or deteriorating concrete inside the bridge.
Source: New Scientist
Indoor GPS Apps Closer to Reality
GPS usually works well outdoors, but what if you're disoriented in a large building such as a museum or a mall? There are no smartphone apps for indoor navigation, but new data collected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a competition to find the app developers who can make the best use of it may help solve the problem.
Study calls for rethink on vehicle emissions tests
Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow
Source: University of Colorado Boulder
Air Quality Monitoring Markets Growing Worldwide
BCC Research predicts sales growth nearing 9 percent in air-quality monitoring systems worldwide as countries pursue environmental improvements
Source: BCC Research
The quarterly update of data acquisition and control exhibitions around the world.
Sensor and Test
30 May - 1 June 2017
Forum for sensors, measuring and testing technologies worldwide.
The Engineering Testing Show
2 June 2017
Sensors, instrumentation, data acquisition and metrology show.
Africa Automation Fair
6-8 June 2017
Johannesburg South Africa
A platform for the Automation and Control Industry
Quality Expo + Automation Technology
13-15 June 2017
New York USA
Themes include sensors and smart manufacturing.
14-16 June 2017
Exhibition on industrial automation and plant instrumentation.
9-12 August 2017
South-East Asia's largest automation and instrumentation exhibition.
9-6 September 2017
Industrial automation and robots exhibition.
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