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Weighing containers during loading

Weighing containers during loading
Speed is one of the main requirements in container loading. The weighing of the loaded containers that has been prescribed since last year by the SOLAS directive can be a time-consuming process. Two methods come into question for this: Weighing the entire container just before loading or weighing the individual shipments, which are then added to the empty weight of the container. Because of the faster throughput time during the weighing process, the first method is increasing in popularity.
31st January 2017

Test set selected to support Thai Air Force

Test set selected to support Thai Air Force
As part of the support package for a group of T-50TH aircraft purchased by the Thai Air Force in 2015, Marvin Test Solutions’ MTS-209 Common Armament Test Set has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and slated for delivery in the next 24 months. The new aircraft will replace ageing L-39 Albatros trainers.
26th January 2017

Electrodynamic test system provides windmilling vibration analysis

Electrodynamic test system provides windmilling vibration analysis
  Element Materials Technology’s Warwick laboratory is one of the few UK test centres to house a high-displacement LDS V8 electrodynamic test system, enabling it to reproduce the extreme vibration conditions of an aircraft facing a fan blade out event.
26th January 2017


Environmental testing expanded to test extreme temperatures

Environmental testing expanded to test extreme temperatures
Environmental testing capabilities have been expanded at Element Materials Technology's Denver, Colorado location. Its investment in a thermal vacuum chamber complements existing thermal testing and bake out capabilities, underlining Element’s ability to deliver technical expertise with operational performance which is critical to these sectors.
31st October 2016

Taking a look at the European defence market

Taking a look at the European defence market
Increasing their defence spend for the first time in a decade will be seen this year by European NATO states. Concerns about Russia, the migrant crisis and the terrorist threat have led to many European governments focusing on their military budget. Director of International Business Development at Ultralife, David Reeves, explains why the company has chosen to expand its services in Europe.
5th October 2016

IR imaging industry continues to grow

Initially focused on military applications, the uncooled IR cameras market has grown significantly into new market segments during the last ten years. Yole Développement’s analysts have identified three main applications – thermography, automotive and surveillance & security – that could reach 1.5mn units by 2021.
23rd September 2016

Accurate testing for advanced aerospace projects

Accurate testing for advanced aerospace projects
Two AccuDyne AC motoring dynamometers from SAKOR Technologies have been provided to Lockhead Martin to be used in the research, development, quality control and design validation of a variety of technologies for Lockheed Martin’s advanced aerospace projects.
28th July 2016

Data recorders help NASA assess splashdown impact

Data recorders help NASA assess splashdown impact
  In the next phase of testing, Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will conduct nine water-impact drop tests to evaluate the Orion spacecraft and crew safety when they return from deep-space missions and touch down on Earth's surface.
19th April 2016

Accelerating factors in capacitor life testing

Accelerating factors in capacitor life testing
Ed Jones, Product Manager and Sandy Campbell, Associate Product Manager KEMET Corporation, explain the need for commerical-off-the-shelf (COTS) components to be screened and qualified for use in military projects.
5th April 2016

Orion spacecraft’s solar array successfully put to the test

Orion spacecraft’s solar array successfully put to the test
Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered the qualification model of the solar array for the European Service Module (ESM) of the Orion crewed spacecraft. During a deployment test at NASA's Plum Brook Station facility in Sandusky, Ohio (USA), the model came through the test with flying colours.
3rd March 2016


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United Kingdom ExCeL, London
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Poland Krakow
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26th September 2017
United Kingdom London
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Italy Rome
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