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Process Sensors Congratulates the AFC Champion New England Patriots and

NFC Seattle Seahawks on their victories in the Conference Finals and look

forward to the Super Bowl!

 

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Happy Ice City from Process Sensors for New Year’s!

Process Sensors wishes to Gift You with a view of the Annual Harbin Ice Festival in China!  An incredible City of Ice!

 

Harbin Ice Festival Wikipedia Entry Entered in Part Below Click to Learn More from Wikipedia.

 

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The festival originated in Harbin’s traditional ice lantern show and garden party that takes place in winter, which began in 1963. It was interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution, but has since been resumed when an annual event at Zhaolin Park was annnounced on January 5 in 1985.

In 2001, the Harbin Ice Festival was merged with Heilongjiang‘s International Ski Festival and got its new formal name, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

In 2007, the festival featured a Canadian themed sculpture, in memoriam of Canadian doctor Norman Bethune. It was awarded a Guinness Record for the world’s largest snow sculpture: 250 metres long, 28 feet (8.5 m) high, using over 13,000 cubic metres of snow. The composition consisted of two parts: the “Niagara Falls” and the “crossing the Bering Strait” (the latter depicting the migration of the First Nations).

In 2014, the festival celebrated its 30th anniversary with the theme “50-Year Ice Snow, Charming Harbin”. Various fairs, competitions and expos were held from 20 December 2013 to February 2014.[2]

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Chinese: ????????; pinyinH?’?rb?n Guójì B?ngxu? Jié) is an annual winter festival that takes place with a theme in HarbinHeilongjiangChina, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. At first participants in the festival were mainly Chinese, however it has since become an international festival and competition. The festival includes the world’s biggest ice sculptures.[1]

Officially, the festival starts on January 5 and lasts one month. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer, weather permitting. While ice sculptures are erected throughout the city, there are two main exhibition areas:

  • Sun Island is a recreational area on the opposite side of the Songhua River from the city, which features an expo of enormous snow sculptures.
  • Ice and Snow World is an area open during at night which features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of 2–3′ thick ice taken directly from the Songhua River. At first China celebrated it then Harbin took over.

During the festival, there are ice lantern park touring activities held in many parks in the city. Winter activities during the festival include Yabuli alpine skiing, winter-swimming in the Songhua River, and the ice-lantern exhibition in Zhaolin Garden.

Harbin is located in Northeast China and receives cold winter wind from Siberia. The average temperature in summer is 21.2 °C (70.2 °F), and –16.8 °C (1.8 °F) in winter. Annual lows of -35 °C (–31 °F) are not uncommon.

 

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What Really Are the Zero and Span Calibration Controls?

Fair enough question.

The answer can be expressed in a couple of ways depending on your background and interest.

Moisture, oil/fat and coat weight etc., are all components measured with established Near Infrared (NIR) Technology.   Moisture is measured at 1.94µ or 1.42µ. Organic coatings are measured at 2.34µ and oils/fats at 1.72µ.  These are well established applications in theory, practice and documented literature.

The accuracy of a NIR transmitter is dependent upon calibration samples across a realistic dynamic range.    Normally 3 to 5 samples throughout the dynamic range and including the set point target are the best approach for calibration.  Near Infrared absorbance and constituent content (lab value) enjoy a linear relationship.  The transmitter must be most accurate at the set point.

The zero and span calibration controls are used to make the Near Infrared transmitter display values match the lab values within the limitations of laboratory accuracy and sample handling.  Collecting lab vs. NIR Transmitter values allows for a linear regression to be performed that will yield a correlation    co-efficient, standard error, slope and y-intercept.

Our “Zero” is an offset adjustment, meaning that if the measured value is 2% up or down, that it just needs an offset or zero adjustment around the set point.  The “Span” is a sensitivity adjustment, meaning that for a given change in absorbance, there is a given response in the digital measurement.  The fully automatic calibration sequence adjusts the zero and span for the operator based on these calculations to provide the correct Zero and Span for the analyzer to accurately measure and display the NIR measurement.

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Correlation Co-efficient, Standard Error and New Zero and Span

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Cross Direction Web Profiles

 

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PSC NIR Solutions!

Process Sensors has many Near Infrared (NIR) Solutions for your Process,

At-Line and Laboratory Needs. Call us!

508.473-9901.

 

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Happy Halloween!

 

Halloween is thought to be an outgrowth of the Celtic holiday for “Summer’s End” celebrating the end of the Harvest Season.  The ancient pagan festival began over 2,000 years ago and many Celts believed that the dead walked among the living during this festival.  The idea of dressing up as the dead in costumes may have been to fool the spirits that the living were one of them and thus pass them by.  Today it’s a huge American Commercial Holiday that accounts for billions of dollars in sales and continues to grow worldwide.

Happy Halloween from Process Sensors…and Annabelle!

 

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Hot Melt Measurements With Guardian Options

hot-melt-adhesivesHot Melt Measurements are typically measured with Near Infrared (NIR) transmitters that provide a digital display in engineering units, analog outputs and a digital interface.  The NIR non-contacting Hot Melt measurement is extremely accurate and stable with no regulatory requirements.  The measurement can be fixed point or scan across the web to provide a cross direction web profile.

The Guardian Web Profile System provides a Cross Direction profile on a large flat panel LCD in an economical and attractive enclosure. The Guardian is fully automated with product recipes for scan speed, zone average, and data logging digital outputs. This is a complete system with automatic web edge detection to provide the highest value performance to cost ratio. The system can supply CD Web Profiles and MD Trends for hot melt thickness, residual moisture and temperature. Multiple measurements can be displayed on a single large display screen.

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The Entry Level Profile System provides a simple and inexpensive automatic scanning frame with a 12” Operator Inteface (OI) for profile display and controls mounted on the frame end.  The Simple Cross Direction Scanning System with Digital Display allows for automatic scanning or jogging to fixed position for machine direction measurement and display on a 5.7” touch screen.

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Some Dogs Are Just Big Puppies At Heart!

Happy Friday from Process Sensors!

 

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Label Expo Chicago Booth 1828 September 7 – 9



Label Expo logo 071414Process Sensors Corp.  announces a new economical introductory level Guardian Cross Direction Web Profile System for the Tag, Tape and Label Markets.  Process Sensors Guardian System offers large central display consoles with remote work stations and displays for multiple scanners and multiple measurements down the line.

The New Guardian OI based system features a single frame with 12” Touch Screen Profile Display and will be introduced at the Label Expo 2014 in Chicago (Booth #1828).  Both Systems feature advanced diagnostics, automatic web edge detection and easy to operate menu recipes.  The Guardian System can measure moisture, water based coat weight, film thickness and organic deposition on a wide variety of substrates including paper, film, foil, metal, non-wovens and more.

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Happy Father’s Day from Process Sensors!

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Happy Mother’s Day from Process Sensors!

Mother's Day Anna Jarvis 2 051114Sunday May 11th is Mother’s Day!  Anna Jarvis helped found Mother’s Day and often emphasized that hand written notes from children to their mothers was much more important than store bought cards and chocolates.  Happy Mother’s Day from Process Sensors!

 

 

 

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