Following extensive research and development, Morgan Advanced Materials has successfully produced two new materials which offer superior performance and higher casting yields when used in injection-moulded ceramic cores for the aerospace market.
Wider temperature range, new application areas
Fluke Process Instruments has added four new single-color and two-color pyrometers to the Endurance series. The series now covers measured temperatures from 50 °C to 3,200 °C. The manufacturer has enhanced the maximum optical resolution from 150:1 to 300:1, enabling measuring of even smaller targets from a distance. A new low-temp ratio pyrometer for demanding applications measures temperatures from 250 °C. The sensors feature galvanically isolated inputs/outputs and a stainless steel IP65 housing.
Fluke Process Instruments has developed a miniature monitoring solution for monoblock cure processes. The DATAPAQ MonoPaq2 system profiles the metal temperature of coated aluminum bottles, aerosols, and collapsible tubes both in IBO and OBO lines. The thermal barrier measures merely 41 x 48 x 195 mm, making it 43% smaller by volume than the preceding generation. The temperature profiling system can be used in lines with very closely spaced pins (>45 mm) and with various product basket sizes. This engineering success is primarily based on the development of a new data logger with a minimal footprint. The new DATAPAQ Q18 logger connects four thermocouples via micro-miniature sockets and logs up to 32,000 readings per channel with an adjustable interval of 0.05 s or more. Its accuracy of ±0.5 °C puts it squarely in the class of the best available loggers.
Kirchheim unter Teck, February 2017 – Expert presentations, live demonstrations, interactive panel discussions and networking amongst more than 300 experts from across Europe: The two sessions of Makino’s well-attended Die & Mould and Aerospace Forum focussed on the ‘Industry of Tomorrow’ in die & mould and on ‘Innovative Manufacturing Processes’ for the aerospace industry.