Thursday, 28 July 2016
The Rapidox 1100 oxygen gas analyser continues to be the company’s best-selling and versatile instrument due to its accurate and reliable service for over 10 years. Cambridge Sensotec is proud to announce a new design for the gas analyser with exciting enhancements.
A new OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen now delivers improved visibility from every angle with four lines of information displayed. The Rapidox 1100 is easy to identify in laboratories, manufacturing plants or test facilities due to its new dynamic blue fascia design.
Additionally, for low ppm oxygen gas measurements, the Rapidox 1100Z models now include an updated zirconia planar sensor; providing a more effective sensor heater design, faster response time and superior service life.
The Rapidox 1100 oxygen gas analyser range is well suited to a wide range of applications including monitoring inert atmospheres within solder reflow ovens, welding and additive manufacturing chambers, metal heat treatment, medical and food packaging testing applications.
Other variations of the model include a three-channel multiplex version, which allows for three gas streams to be sampled from separate points. Gases can be analysed in sequence or at set intervals. There is a choice of two electrochemical oxygen sensors, one for low ppm measurements and high % oxygen ranges.
Standard features on all gas analysers include fully programmable alarm circuits, programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, refers to a manufacturing process, which creates 3D objects by adding multiple layers of material to form components, parts or products. There are various methods of AM, which use a variety of materials such as plastics, glass, ceramics and metal.
Selective laser sintering (SLS) or selective laser melting (SLM) are processes which can be used with a high-powered laser to form 3D objects from metal powders, such as titanium, aluminium, stainless steel and others. SLS fuses metal powder together on a molecular level, allowing for the porosity and other properties of the finished object to be customised, whereas SLM melts the powder together to form the 3D object.
There are many advantages of opting for AM over conventional manufacturing processes. 3D objects can be formed in such a way that traditional manufacturing processes cannot achieve. For example the creation of unique, intricate and sometimes miniature components is easily achieved, for a multitude of applications including industrial, medical, automotive and aerospace to name a few.
The AM process of SLS and SLM requires an inert atmosphere to be used within the laser forming chamber for two reasons; to reduce oxidisation and minimise any impairment of component quality, and to eliminate any chance of the powdered metal igniting together with the presence of any oxygen.
Cambridge Sensotec has been working with leading AM machine manufacturers for many years to supply an extremely reliable oxygen analysis solution. The Rapidox 2100 oxygen analyser has proven to be a reliable instrument for providing the low ppm analysis required for such an application.
For further information about gas analysis or the Rapidox range of gas analysers, please contact us on +44 (0)1480 462142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found on our website www.cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.
Monday, 22 February 2016
Combustion is a chemical process in which a fuel combines with oxygen. New chemical substances such as light, heat and exhaust fumes are created during the reaction. There are different types of combustion including; complete, incomplete, smouldering, rapid and turbulent. Depending on the amounts of fuel or oxygen available, each process can differ.
Industries such as engineering, research, manufacturing, metallurgy and mechanics employ combustion methods. The environments these occur within include furnaces and ovens, or fuel and combustion laboratories. For metal heat treat processes, vacuum ovens and furnaces are commonly used. It is during this process that the metal is surrounded by a vacuum protecting it from heat transfer and contamination.
Measuring the oxygen within the combustion process is essential as it ensures optimal control, validates oxygen levels and safeguards against potential hazards and undesirable reactions. The Rapidox 2100 oxygen gas analyser is designed to provide fast and accurate oxygen analysis over the range 1ppm to 100%. Fitted with an external zirconia oxygen sensor, the analyser is ideal for use within high-temperature vacuum applications.
A range of optional pressure, vacuum and dew point fittings enable the Rapidox to be connected to apparatus conveniently and quickly. Available in a range of configurations including wall mounted and OEM for seamless integration into product or process.
If you require further information regarding the Rapidox gas analysers or gas analysis applications, please contact us on +44 (0)1480 462142 or email email@example.com. Additional information can be found on our website www.cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Product quality is of utmost importance within industries such as medical, pharmaceutical and food. Routine testing of packaging enables companies to certify that the integrity of their packaging has not been compromised, ensuring high-quality production.
Dynascan is a leading manufacturer of innovative packaging seal integrity and leak detection solutions. Led by a highly skilled team of specialists, more than thirty years of experience is drawn upon. All test systems are designed and manufactured to the highest quality, with an individual, tailor-made service available, providing complete technical and engineering solutions.
Testing methods include:
- Destructive and non-destructive
- Pressure decay
- Bubble emissions
- Burst testing
- Blue dye