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  1. What do you need to know about the 5th Edition?

    In September last year, the new Code of Practice (5th edition) for inspection and testing of electrical appliances was released by the IET. It provides full guidance on the standards that are required for electrical appliance safety, along with advice on determining whether electrical equipment is fit for continued use. Continue reading →
  2. Mark-10: Aerospace Force & Torque Testing

    Wire crimp pull, spring, and fastener torque testing are just some of the checks critical to ensuring passenger safety and aircraft performance. Mark-10’s force/ torque instruments and test stands are used by a multitude of airlines, militaries, component manufacturers, and aircraft assemblers to carry out key tests and ensure compliance with internal and international standards. Continue reading →
  3. Mark-10 Teams Up with NASA & Franklin High School to Develop Zero Gravity Scale

    Mark-10 is a leading USA manufacturer of force and torque measurement equipment. Since its inception in 1979, Mark-10 has cultivated a proven reputation for innovation; therefore, when they heard that a Franklin (MA) high school needed help with a NASA project, they were only too happy to extend their expertise and donate customised solutions. Continue reading →
  4. An Introduction to HIKMICRO's Smartphone thermal cameras WEBINAR

    HIKMICRO are about to launch their new generation mini smartphone thermals in the UK. Be one of the first to find out more about how these new handheld thermography products can help you in your day-to-day work! Continue reading →
  5. Teledyne Merges with FLIR

    On the 14th May 2021, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (Teledyne) completed its acquisition of FLIR Systems (FLIR) for an estimated $8.2 billion. FLIR will now trade under the name Teledyne FLIR.[1] Continue reading →
  6. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: TECC

    TECC, The Electrical Compliance Collective Ltd, is a specialist electrical contracting business using Seaward test equipment to standardise company-wide testing protocols with a view to facilitating a nationwide expansion. Continue reading →
  7. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: Oxfordshire City Council

    Oxfordshire City Council commissions ODS (Oxford Direct Services) to maintain council properties including 7000 residential homes, as well as parks and streets across the county. To fulfil such an important, varied, and large-scale contract, ODS employ a team of over 200 builders, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled tradesmen to conduct maintenance and repair work. Staff use company equipment, therefore, to ensure their safety ODS has implemented a preventive maintenance program. As part of this program, Seaward equipment, such as the Apollo 600+ with PATGuard 3 Software, is used to check the electrical safety of company equipment including drills, portable lighting, vacuum cleaners, heaters, compressors, and batteries.   Continue reading →
  8. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: London Underground

    London Underground is one of the world’s largest underground passenger railway networks operating a system of 11 train lines, 270 stations, and 250 miles of track covering Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Essex. Serving over five million passengers a day, London Underground must ensure all its in-service items meet electrical safety requirements. They have been a long-time user of Seaward’s PAT testing equipment and currently employ 12 Seaward Apollo 600+ PAT Testers with PATGuard 3 Testing Software to verify tens of thousands of items across 500 sites. Continue reading →
  9. Mark-10 Case Study: Assessing Ripeness

    Tinted blue image of an apple being tested for ripeness using a Mark-10 test stand and probe, the text reads 'Food & Beverage Testing Applications: Assessing Ripeness'. Beneath the image is a white box containing Mark-10's logo and the text 'We Are Proud Stockists of Mark-10'. Mark-10 is a USA manufacturer of force and torque measurement instruments established in 1979. In recent years, Mark-10 created a bespoke ripeness-testing solution for an agricultural testing laboratory. The measurement system was designed to improve the accuracy and reliability of testing/ quantifying the ripeness of fruit/ vegetables. The solution has been very effective, enabling the lab to investigate correlations between ripeness and environmental/ agricultural conditions. Continue reading →
  10. Mark-10: Food & Beverage Package Testing

    Image of three lid-less glass bottles above a white box containing Mark-10's logo and the words 'we are proud stockists of Mark-10'. The text on top of the glass bottles reads 'Food & Beverage Testing Applications: Food & Beverage Package Testing' Ensuring that food and drinks packaging/containers provide sufficient seal to preserve freshness while remaining easy to open is crucial to maintaining food safety and reducing waste. Mark-10 has developed an eclectic catalogue of products, including force gauges, torque testers, and test stands, specifically designed to assess the durability and accessibility of packaging. These instruments can be used to measure, amongst other things, the force required to open packets of crisps, the torque necessary to remove threaded bottle caps, and the pressure stacked cartons can withstand. Continue reading →
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