PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator In modern industrial systems, temperature is the most common physical measurement...
What is a Displacement Transducer? A Displacement Transducer is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable signal.
Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement Whether you want roses in January or fresh salmon in August, a temperature-controlled supply chain...
Cellular Monitoring: Process Monitoring with Cellular Technology Cellular monitoring is ideal for applications and data logging where updated information is not required in real time.
Monitoring Juice Level in a Vessel using Transmitters and Transducers The Role of Flow and Level Transmitters and Pressure Transducers in the Monitoring of Juice Level in a Vessel
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Ultrapure Water Tanks Ultrapure water is contained in a storage tank for use in high purity applications. Monitoring the liquid level of the tanks ensures water is purified to tight specifications.
New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System The dashboard connects data from your measurement equipments to a webserver for easy-to-use data storage and collection.
Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance Proactive maintenance, reactive maintenance, and the many benefits of switching to proactive maintenance.
Preventive or predictive: what is the right type of maintenance for your process? Predictive maintenance differs from preventive as it allows you to repair or replace equipment before it runs-to-failure
Process Monitoring with Bluetooth Wireless: Pros & Cons Bluetooth wireless is an excellent method for transmitting voice or data between two devices in near proximity.
Wireless Process Monitoring: Pros & Cons of Using Wireless Devices Wireless monitoring is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of applications in locations with no interference.
Preventing Explosions with FM Approved "Intrinsically Safe" Instrumentation Industrial explosions have caused devastating loss of life on many occasions.
Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials How to use strain gages and optimize their performance while working with inhomogeneous materials
Particle Pollution & Environmental Safety Indoor air quality is the responsibility of building owners, managers and employers.
Factory Air Quality: Five Substances and Conditions you Should be Monitoring Top 5 conditions and substances your Air Quality System should be monitoring
Industry 4.0 — The Next Industrial Revolution Imagine a manufacturing facility where everything goes as planned.
Get Started with Predictive Maintenance Examine how to maximize the ROI of your equipment, along with the other advantages of implementing a maintenance plan.
5 Reasons to Wirelessly Measure Relative Humidity Monitoring Relative Humidity in Lab can be challenging. Choose the most simple and powerful way by using wireless transmitters.
The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance Predictive maintenance can help you anticipate failure before it happens, saving money, time and making processes more efficient. Learn more about these and other advantages.
How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time “We definitely don’t want to go back to the way we were doing it. It was too much work and didn’t pay off.” –Steve Baughman, Senior Maintenance Mechanic for Rutgers Food Innovation Center
Sensors Play a Vital Role in Commercial Space Mission Success Sensors and accessories are the central nervous system of launch vehicles, payloads and support systems.
Universal Verbalizer OMEGASAYS® The UV1000 Universal Verbalizer from Omega Engineering provides an entirely new way for engineers, technicians, and operators to monitor measurement and control information on the plant floor or in the laboratory.
Introduction to Thermocouples A thermocouple is a sensor that measures temperature. It consists of two different types of metals, joined together at one end. When the junction of the two metals is heated or cooled, a voltage is created that can be correlated back to the temperature.
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Pre-Treatment Using Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Pre-treatment systems can ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Post-Treatment Post-treatment systems ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Cooling Tower Water Basins Cooling towers are heat exchange systems that require precision sensors to ensure water basin liquid levels are monitored.
Shaping the Future of Rotational Molding with Wireless Temperature Monitoring Wireless sensor system successfully improves process control for roto-molding machine manufacturer.
Science Team Sets Out to Measure Just How Strong a Python Is, Using a Pressure Transducer Our engineers help design a system that will figure out just how much deadly force a python really has.
Air Quality Monitoring | Things you should know about it Ambient air contains life supporting oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and chemicals that can harm you and your employees.
Ultrasonic Level Sensor applications in Plating Tanks or Baths How Ultrasonic Level Sensor applications improve the process of Plating. Improving the appearance, corrosion resistance, hardness and durability of parts.
3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor Given the risk to human lives and the financial costs when things go wrong, aerospace engineering...
Monitor and Protect High-Value Assets During Storage and Transport High-value assets such as aerospace systems must be monitored and protected while in transit to the final assembly location...
OMEGA Has a Starring Role in the LSST Telescope Mirror The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a new kind of optical telescope that will view a wider area of night sky than ever before possible. Once operational...
Ultrasonic Level Sensor Application in Above Ground Bulk Storage Tanks By installing level sensors, operators can be proactive and monitor liquid levels - ensuring environmental regulations associated with the design and operation are consistently met.
Wireless Monitoring Solution Keeps Fruit Quality High and Energy Costs Low Discover how a wireless temperature monitoring system can provide a more precise and cost-effective way to cool produce.
Unique Solutions to Challenging Automation Applications In pursuit of weight savings, aerospace companies are moving towards more exotic materials. While stronger and lighter, these materials are also...
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Water Treatment Chemical Feed Tanks Chemical feed systems produce chemically treated water fit for specific purposes. Omega sensors can play an important role in chemical supply refill process.
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in pH Neutralization Tanks Before wastewater can be reused or released to the municipal sewer or environment, it must be treated to acceptable standards.
Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Boiler Chemical Feed Tanks Ultrasonic Level Sensors help boilers generate and maintain heated water or steam for use in facility processes, maintaining the integrity of the boiler.
5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process Pressure transducers and load cells play a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and accuracy of products and processes across a wide variety of industries—including aerospace, mining, manufacturing, technology, and more.
Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter Application Helps Ensure Accurate Enzyme Injection Learn how flow meters helped an Oil company achieve accurate measurements of the water flow rate and total flow.
Load Cell Customization A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser By modifying its standard load cells, OMEGA helps keep novel laser project on track for completion in 2018.
Improving Safety in Machine Control Systems with Limit Switches Imagine a product being moved on a conveyor belt that somehow gets out of place.
High Density Signal Processing in Factory Automation The Automation industry uses a wide range of control cabinets...
Logging Temperature and Pressure in the Canning Industry Topics include background to food canning, process verification, temperature distribution, and more.
Turning up the heat: 12 MI thermocouple probes get tested in extreme conditions In an intense heat environment, such as in solid waste incinerators, sintering powdered metals, or gas or oil fired-furnaces, you need a thermocouple probe that can withstand extreme heat.
10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter Digital panel meters present numerical information that’s easy to read.
Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors which have wide-spread application in...
Measuring pH with a Wireless Device: 3 Must-Have Features Ready to measure pH with a Wireless Device? This is what you should be looking for in a portable data logger for pH measurement.
What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used? While few engineers need to work at the nano scale, temperature measurement with compact thermocouples is applicable across many fields.
Practical Considerations When Choosing a Pressure Transducer Understand the necessary criteria to select the right type of pressure transducer for your application
Wireless Solutions Increase Product Safety in the Food and Personal Care Industry The purity of ingredients is important for all manufacturing processes, but it’s especially critical for food and personal care products.
Flow Measurement in a Return Activated Sludge Line Keene Waste Water Treatment Plant uses a secondary treatment process called activated sludge, a process which converts non-settable substances into a biological floc
Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications Data loggers are instruments that monitor and record changes in conditions over time.
Wirelessly Monitoring Air Duct Temperature Measuring temperature inside an air duct is a common facilities maintenance task for energy conservation, particularly when office area temperatures are far from defined set-points.
Server Room Remote Environmental Monitoring Monitoring temperature and relative humidity conditions in a server room is essential to maintaining the operating efficiency of this critical infrastructure.
Sensor Theory of Operation Omega is a reliable source for pressure transducers and load cells that provide high quality data in a myriad of processes.
Machine Safety Checklist : Top Aspects to Consider Safety should always be the top priority in a facility with production machinery. Proper safety measures help to ensure that your workers are safer, and it’s simply a smart business practice.
Custom Pressure Transducers A custom pressure transducer is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal, often manufactured with the exact specifications required for an application.
5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process Here's 5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process
What is MI Cable? The basic construction provides high-temperature capability, exceptional electrical isolation, and physical protection for the conductors especially when subjected to harsh environments.
PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds Proportional integral derivative (PID) control is a well established way of driving a system towards a target position or level.
The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab Failure rates for many electronic components rise with temperature.
High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements Pressure measurement is often a challenging task due to the harsh environments frequently found in industrial manufacturing.
Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation Coriolis mass flow meters can detect the flow of all liquids, including Newtonian and non-Newtonian, as well as that of moderately dense gases.
Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies Temperature transmitters are used to send a signal from a temperature sensor, such as a thermocouple or RTD, to a measurement or control device.
Sanitary Sensors A Sanitary Sensor is a device which measures temperature, flow or pressure in an environment where products will be for human consumption.
How accurate can a Coriolis Flow Meter be? Mass flow measurement is the basis of most recipe formulations, material balance determinations, and billing and custody transfer operations throughout industries that need to measure flow.
Types of Relays: Mechanical, SSR, Internal or External Relays are the control switches that operate with low-powered electrical signals controlling most types of circuits.
Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments One of the easiest ways to measure and record temperature is with a thermocouple. Thermocouples perform reliably in most environments, tolerating temperature extremes, vibration and even ionizing radiation.
Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps OMEGA Engineering offers four types of strain gages: The Karma Grid or K-Series, Precision Strain Gages, Pre-Wired Gages, Transducer Quality.
Creating a Machine Guarding Policy A machine guarding policy is a critical part of the safety program at any firm where employees interact with machinery.
M12 Temperature Sensors Temperature sensors provide an input to a system (indicator, controller or other device) that is used to determine the temperature of a specific process or location.
Differentiating Between Doppler & Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters Ultrasonic flow meters are non-intrusive devices that use acoustic vibrations to measure the flow rate of liquid...
Grippers A gripper is a motion device that mimics the movements of people, in the case of the gripper, it is the fingers.
Signal Conditioners A signal conditioner is a device that converts one type of electronic signal into a another type of signal. Its primary use is to convert a signal that may be difficult to read by conventional instrumentation into a more easily read format.
Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters It was G.G. Coriolis, a French engineer, who first noted that all bodies moving on the surface of the Earth tend to drift sideways because of the eastward rotation of the planet.
Types of Load Cells: Choosing the Right Load Cell for Your Application Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment.
A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor The sensations of hot and cold are fundamental to the human experience, yet finding ways to measure temperature has challenged many great minds.
Measurement of Current with a Voltage DAQ A data acquisition (DAQ) system that measures current typically does so directly. However, DAQ systems that measure voltage are often more readily available to the user.
OEM Our commitment to maintaining the leading edge through research development and state-of-the art manufacturing keeps OMEGA firmly at the forefront of technology.
Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft In the airline industry, weight is money. Every additional pound requires more fuel to lift, so making sure there’s enough gas in the tanks means knowing what the aircraft weighs.
Strip Heater A strip heater is a device which is mounted on a surface and used to heat the surface or air (gasses).
Calibrator A calibrator is an equipment used to adjust an instrument accuracy, often associated with a specific application.
Thermal mass flow meters, theory of operation & design Thermal mass flow meters measure the mass flowrate of gases and liquids directly.
Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors Challenges presented to temperature measurements in the presence of vibration
Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres Measuring temperatures inside a furnace can present several challenges: high temperatures, temperature cycling, and hostile atmospheres exceeding the limits of many measurement devices while others have greatly reduced lifetimes and poor accuracy.
Applications and Benefits of MI Cable in Critical Processes MI cable is a specialized type of cable used in high temperatures or harsh environmental conditions because it has low flammability, even when operating at high temperatures. It resists oxidation and enables precise measurement.
Temperature Monitoring During Transportation, Storage and Processing of Perishable Products This White Paper provides some background to temperature and humidity logging in logistics and discusses equipment options.
Cryogenic Temperature Sensors Cryogenics is the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.
Wireless Sensors Wireless sensors are standard measurement tools equipped with transmitters to convert signals from process control instruments into a radio transmission.
Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices Each load cell installation is unique. Consult a structural engineer when your application requires very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom specifications, or when using in a varied R&D environment.
Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement Output signals produced by temperature measurement sensors require conditioning to convert them to a form that can be used for further processing.
Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria Thermowells are used to guard temperature sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors and bimetal thermometers against damage from excessive pressure, material velocity and corrosion
Selecting a Mass Flow Meter for Your Application Industrial and chemical processes ranging from polymerization to brewing depend on delivery of precise quantities of liquids or gases.
Flow & Level Measurement Mass flow measurement is the basis of most recipe formulations, material balance determinations, and billing and custody transfer operations throughout industries that need to measure flow.
IC Sensors An IC Temperature Sensor is a two terminal integrated circuit temperature transducer that produces an output current proportional to absolute temperature. The sensor package is small with a low thermal mass and a fast response time
Fiber Optics Fiber optics are essentially light pipes. The group of sensors known as fiber optic thermometers generally refer to those devices measuring higher temperatures wherein blackbody radiation physics are utilized.
Data Acquisition In the simplest form, a technician logging the temperature of an oven on a piece of paper is performing data acquisition.
Calibrating Temperature Measurement Devices Used in Manufacturing Calibration equipment options and reasons for and against using an AS17025 calibration laboratory.
Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches A pressure switch consists of a sensing component and an electrical switch.
Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters Positive Displacement flow meters are the only flow measuring technology to directly measure the volume of fluid that passes though the flow meter.
Thermal Imagers A thermal imager is a non-contact temperature measurement device.
Cartridge Heaters Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.
Panel Meters A panel meter is an instrument that displays an input signal in either a digital or analog form.
Tuning a PID Controller Heat treatment processes exemplify the need for PID control. To ensure consistent product quality the temperature inside an oven or furnace must be kept within narrow limits
What is a Linear Variable Displacement Transducer? An LVDT is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable electrical current, voltage or electric signals, and the reverse.
Temperature Labels Temperature labels are temperature monitors consisting of one or more small heat-sensitive indicators sealed under transparent, heat-resistant windows.
Infrared Thermometer On its most basic design an infrared thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector.
Air Flow Measurement Instruments: How Precise and Accurate? Calculating flow rates through ducts, pipes, hoods and stacks (collectively called ducts for our purposes), has never been difficult.
Chart Recorders A chart recorder is an instrument used to record various process and electrical signals.
Temperature Controllers As the name implies, a temperature controller is an instrument used to control temperatures, mainly without extensive operator involvement.
RTD RTDs - or Resistance Temperature Detectors - are temperature sensors that contain a resistor that changes resistance value as its temperature changes.
Pressure Transducers A pressure transducer, often called a pressure transmitter, is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.
Ultrasonic Flow meters An ultrasonic flow meter (non-intrusive Doppler flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which requires particulates or bubbles in the flow.
Load Cells A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output.
Thermistors A thermistor is an element with an electrical resistance that changes in response to temperature.
Anemometer An anemometer is an instrument used to measure the speed or velocity of gases either in a contained flow, such as airflow in a duct, or in unconfined flows, such as atmospheric wind.
Stepper Motors A stepper motor is a brushless, synchronous electric motor that converts digital pulses into mechanical shaft rotation.
Strain Gages A Strain gage (sometimes referred to as a Strain Gauge) is a sensor whose resistance varies with applied force; It converts force, pressure, tension, weight, etc., into a change in electrical resistance which can then be measured.
Accelerometers An accelerometer is a device that measures the vibration, or acceleration of motion of a structure.
Rotameters The rotameter is an industrial flow meter used to measure the flowrate of liquids and gases. The rotameter consists of a tube and float.
Flexible Heaters A flexible heater is a device which can conform to the surface which requires heating.
pH Meter A pH meter is an instrument used to measure acidity or alkalinity of a solution - also know as pH.
Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe” Fire is a hazard in many industries. Sometimes the risk is quite evident, as when flammable gasses...
Data Loggers Technically speaking, a data logger is any device that can be used to store data.
Heaters Electric heaters are used in a variety of processes where the temperature of an object or process needs to be increased.
Level Measurement Integral to process control in many industries, level measurement sensors fall into two main types. Point level measurement sensors are used to mark a single discrete liquid height–a preset level condition.
Thermocouple Wire Wire that is used in a thermocouple from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end) where the signal is measured.
Magnetic Flow Meters A magnetic flow meter (mag flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which does not have any moving parts and is ideal for wastewater applications or any dirty liquid which is conductive or water based.
Immersion Heater An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged or threaded.
Pressure Gauges and Switches Pressure gauges and switches are among the most often used instruments in a plant. But because of their great numbers, attention to maintenance--and reliability--can be compromised.
Thermocouples Find everything you need to know about thermocouples, how does it work and finally how to choose the right thermocouple type and style for your application.
Flow Meters A thermocouple is a simple, robust and cost-effective temperature sensor used in a wide range of temperature measurement processes. It consists of two dissimilar metal wires, joined at one end.