Entries by Ryan Welker

Happy Holidays 2020

2020 has certainly been memorable to say the least.  Thank you to everyone who has sacrificed and adapted their habits to make sure our essential work was completed safely.  May your holidays be joyful and healthy, and may your new year be prosperous!

Prevent Costly Mistakes on Industrial Monitoring Hardware Updates

Are you contemplating updates to your industrial monitoring hardware? Perhaps a COVID slowdown has given your team time to finally upgrade to that latest and greatest National Instruments controller.   Before you make that leap, there’s one extremely important factor to consider, and that is the software running your equipment. If your code isn’t ready, there […]

Engineering Data Acquisition Tools: NI-9236 Strain Module

The most common strain gauge installation configuration is a 350 ohm, quarter bridge.  Quarter bridge installations a generally the easiest and most economical installation for determining structural strain levels.  In the quarter bridge configuration a single element strain gauge is mounted in the principle axial or bending strain direction. One tool that our engineers and […]

Quiet Please: ITM Tunes Into Importance of Measuring Sound Levels

Whether manufacturing vehicles, mining natural resources or operating machinery on a construction site, a single common factor can bring your operation and productivity to an absolute halt.  That factor is noise.  In a world where precision and performance rule, measuring and controlling sound levels can be crucial to the success of your product or project. The team […]

Welcome Aboard Zach Strong

I’m excited to announce that our team is growing with the addition of Zach Strong.  After graduating in May of 2020, Zach recently moved from Co-Op to a full-time engineering technician position. Zach’s primary role as an engineering technician is to assist with industrial monitoring solution installations and field testing applications. In addition to his […]

7 Tips for Estimating Test Engineering Services Costs

If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it is that we live in a business climate where efficiency and accuracy have never been more important. In other words, none of us can afford to make costly mistakes. With that in mind, I’d like to share some tips for you to consider when it comes to […]

How to Install Weldable Strain Gauges

When it comes to measuring structural stresses and load, every application is unique, and sometimes that means using a different solution.  In some cases where strain gauges are applied, it can be advantageous or even necessary to use weldable strain gauges instead of chemical bonding the strain gauges to the specimen. Since many epoxies used […]