Buy A LMI5000 And Get A Digital Encoder At No Additional Cost

Andruss-Peskin is excited to be offering a fantastic deal from our partners at Dynisco: buy a LMI5000 and get a digital encoder at no additional cost. A savings of over $2,000! Now is the perfect time to upgrade or buy for first time and Experience the Dynisco Difference.

The LMI5000 is a culmination of feedback from customers incorporating a series of key features and options: Automatic Sample Cutter (Autocutter), Color Touch-Screen Display incorporating a redesigned user-friendly menu structure, USB communications, pneumatic weight lift system with stackable weights, a force packer, higher accuracy digital encoder, redesigned auto cutter option and software improvements. Dynisco’s Autocutter is a new option that allows for automated cutting of polymer samples.

The latest development in Melt Flow Indexers, the LMI is capable of delivering a wide range of data that includes not only melt index values, but also shear stress, shear rate, viscosity and apparent melt density, as well as testing conditions.

This offer is only valid for a limited time (3/1/17 – 3/31/17). So contact us today to avoid letting this opportunity pass.

To get the full details on this offer check out the information below.


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It is time to upgrade to a new handheld calibrator: The PTE-2!


Since its release, the PTE-2 has been an ideal product when calibration and traceability are needed.

The PTE-2 offers many features at no additional cost. Such as the ability to measure up to three parameters simultaneously, including two hot-
swappable Quick-Select™ pressure and/or temperature modules, mA current or DC voltage. 

The PTE-2 handheld calibrator includes many features and functions that were options in the PTE-1. So it is time to say farewell! 

The base unit also includes:

Data logging capability
USB  communication
SD memory card expands data logging storage
Built-in DC power supply
Large, easy-to-read LCD display
IP65 (NEMA 4X) high-impact PC-ABS enclosure

A complete list of features can be found here.


Firmware functions includes:

  • 13 engineering units of measure
  • Switch test function for use with pressure switch setting
  • Percent error function for pressure transducer calibration
  • Dual Mode function for comparison of two pressure or temperature measurements

Orders for PTE-1 will not be accepted after March 31st, 2017. A stock of spare parts will be retained to allow us to service, repair and recalibrate PTE-1 base units, pressure and temperature modules for at least the next 5 years.

Already got modules? PTE-2 Upgrade Four

You can use your existing pressure and temperature modules by purchasing a module adapter. Or take advantage of our Module Upgrade Program and let us retrofit your modules.

Purchase a new PTE-2 and we will upgrade up to four of your modules for FREE. Return up to four of your existing modules, and we will updated them with new sealed housing compatible with your new PTE-2. A $240 value!

To learn more check out Heise’s upgrade page.

Need Modules?

Purchase a new PTE-2 and receive TWO FREE module adapters. A $200 Value!

PTE-2 Upgrade TwoEasy to install, no tools required. Simply insert your PTE-100 modules into the adapter and install the entire assembly into the base unit. One adapter can
be used with all of your existing modules. 

For more head on over to Heise’s information page.

Want to upgrade or learn more?

Andruss-Peskin Corporation can assist you in obtaining the right solutions for you. Our Sales Engineers can answer any questions you may have concerning the PTE-2 and its upgrade/new owner programs. We work closely with Heise in order to make sure that we are getting you the right information and the right solution for your application.

Contact us today. We have a knowledgeable Sales Engineer ready to work with you in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, or Upstate New York. 



Building Simple Calibration Systems

In today’s tech tip we will talk about building simple calibration systems using quality products from Heise: such as the Series 9 and HVC-3000.

“Generation of a specific pressure for use in calibration and test of pressure measurement and control devices can be a complex task. Increased accuracy of pressure instrumentation used in day to day applications has resulted in a need for calibration standards of increased accuracy. In addition, with the increasing number of pressure devices in use it is essential that pressure calibration equipment be easy to use quickly, efficiently and with minimal training.”

Andruss-Peskin Corporation can assist you in obtaining the right solutions for you. We cover a large group of leading solution providers. Give us a call if you are in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, or Upstate New York. One of our Sales engineers will work to find the right solution for you.


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Proper technique for Installing Melt Pressure sensors: Cleaning Mount Holes

Temperature and pressure transducers are important for monitoring your processes. They provide critical data that tells you if the process is running at peak performance and work to alert you of any problems. Making sure you receive accurate data is of the utmost importance. Improper installation of transducers can damage them and cause them to provide incorrect data. It is important to make sure that these items are properly installed in order to have them working at the high-standard you expect from Dynisco. Below are suggestions for properly cleaning mount holes before installing melt pressure sensors.

Transducer mountings need to be properly cleaned in order to get the best results. A major cause of damage to transducers comes from mounting holes that are improperly cleaned or sized. In order to avoid this it is best to take great care in preparing the mounting for the instrument.

Dynisco has developed a kit with all of the tools needed to properly clean and size mounting holes for transducers. The kit in question is the Dynisco Transducer Monting Hole Cleaning Kit P/N 200100. The following is the proper way to use this kit in order to get the best results when mounting a transducer.

Dynisco Transducer Monting Hole Cleaning Kit P/N 200100

The cleaning tool can only be used when the polymer of the mount is in a semi-molten state. During cleanings, be sure not to exceed a torque rating of 100 inch-pounds. Doing so will damage the cutting edges of the tool. The tools are designed as to not wear if reasonable care is taken when using them. We highly recommend that high-temp lubricant be applied to the guide sleeve and gauge plug to avoid seizing.

Steps for Installation

The following steps are recommended by Dynisco for proper cleaning of mount holes:

Step 1: Clean the threads of the hole with flour-fluted bottoming tap until the threads are clean.

Step 2: Thread the guide sleeve/cleaning drill into the hole. Finger tight is sufficient. Push and turn the cleaning drill in a clockwise motion. Do this so that the residue is scrapped from the critical surfaces. Do no not, however, rock the tool back and forth as this can cause damage to the hole. Remove the tool and clean it before repeating the scrapping and cleaning operation until the tool removes from the hole cleanly.

Step 3: Apply Dynisco blueing agent on the gauge plug surfaces below the thread. Insert the gauge plug into the hole and rotate until the surface binding is encountered. Remove and inspect. Blueing should only be scraped off 45° sealing chamfer. If blueing is removed from other surfaces, then the mounting hole is not clean or has not been machined properly.

For more information on the Dynisco Transducer Monting Hole Cleaning Kit P/N 200100, view the source material for this write up. And visit Dynisco’s website to learn the Dynisco Difference today.

Below is a list of the strain gages offered as a part of Micro-Measurements’ Super Stock program. Super Stock strain gages represent the most commonly used strain gages for general purpose experimental stress analysis. Ordering strain gages that appear on the list below will usually yield the best delivery times possible.

These are just a few of the strain gages offered by Micro-Measurements.  To learn more about Super Stock or the many other high-quality strain gages Micro-Measurement offers, fill out our contact form or reach out to your local Sales Engineer directly today!

Andruss-Peskin Corporation can be your one stop shop for Micro-Measurements strain gages, instruments and accessories. We can provide assistance in pricing and order placement. Andruss-Peskin Sales Engineers can also provide applications and technical support and prepare proposals and quotations for complete system solutions to the customers specifications.


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The latest in confocal controllers, offering a 70 kHz measuring rate on reflecting surfaces.

IFC2471 LED with 70 kHz measuring rate on reflecting surfaces. New Confocal Controller

New lightning fast Confocal Controller from Micro-Epsilon

Micro-epsilon recently launched the world’s fastest confocal chromatic controller. The confocalDT 2471 HS high speed controller provides a measuring rate of 70 kHz. If you are measuring highly reflective surfaces there is, at that time of writing this, no faster way to measure their distance and thickness.

Needing no external light source, the controller uses internal LED lighting. This means that compared to a Xenon light source, the integrated light is more durable, meaning less downtime and purchase costs. As a result, not only is the confocal controller incredibly fast, but it will also save you time and money compared to using a controller with a Xenon light source. An active exposure time regulation feature also reduces downtime allowing for different surface types to be compensated for quickly and precisely. These features also allow the controller to measure matt and dark services with high precision.

The confocal controller can be operated with any IFS sensor, and comes and a few different versions to meet application needs. A user-friendly web interface handles the entire set up process, mean no extra software is needed. Data output is via Ethernet, EtherCAT, RS422 or analog output.

The confocalDT 2471 HS high speed controller from Micro-Epsilon is now available. Contact Andruss-Peskin Corporation in New England and Upstate New York to learn more or schedule a demonstration.

See the data sheet below for even more details

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New WPS-MK60 sensors with digital and analog outputs

WPS-MK60 sensors with digital and analogue outputs

Micro-Epsilon has expanded the variety of draw-wire sensors it offers. Adding more output options in order to meet customers’ specific applications. New digital and analog output options have been added to the WPS-MK60 draw-wire sensors. New output signals include: potentiometer, current, voltage and also incremental encoder output. The addition of these output signals makes the MK60 series even more versatile. Housed in a sturdy plastic disc, these sensors are designed for use in high-volume production. Its design, along with the outstanding price/performance ratio for the WPS-MK60, make the model well-suited for OEM projects.

Other benefits include its favorable pricing and compact size. Those two factors lead to benefits for the user: such as the potential for new designs and cost optimization.

The WPS-MK60, along with many other Micro-Epsilon draw-wire sensors, are now available. Contact Andruss-Peskin Corporation in New England and Upstate New York to learn more or schedule a demonstration.

Draw-Wire Sensors

Micro-Epsilon draw-wire sensors in the wireSENSOR series measure almost linearly across the complete measurement area. They are used for simple distance measurement between 50 and 50,000 mm. Their size and characteristics make these sensors ideally suited for integrated installations. They also make the sensors well suited for subsequent installations. Micro-Epsilon offers a wide variety of draw-wire sensors. Each suited to certain applications. Some variants are extremely attractive for OEM applications, such as the WPS-MK60 models.


Micro-Epsilon is a medium-sized, family-run company, which plays a leading role in measurement technology. For more than 40 years they have continuously offered reliable, high performance, unique solutions particularly when high precision measurement or inspection is required. Their product range covers sensors for the measurement of distance and displacement, sensors for IR temperature measurement and color detection, as well as systems for dimensional measurement and defect detection.


New capaNCDT 6222

CapaNCDT 6222

The capaNCDT 62xx modular and multichannel measuring system is now available at a bandwidth of 20KHz. Introducing the capaNCDT 6222, the latest in capacitive displacement sensors and measurements systems from Micro-Epsilon. The DT 6222 excels at measurements tasks that require high dynamics such as: shaft runout measurements, vibration detection or highly dynamic vibrations. As a result, the DT6222 provides significant benefits when compared to capacitive standard systems. Learn more about the capNCDT 6222 in this data sheet.

The CapaNCDT 6222 is now available. Contact Andruss-Peskin Corporation in New England and Upstate New York to learn more or schedule a demonstration.

Capacitive Sensors

Capacitive sensors are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and position. Since capaNCDT sensors offer extremely stable results to nanometers accuracies, they are preferably used in highly precise applications for any electrically conductive targets. Systems from Micro-Epsilon are multichannel and modular, allowing the user to build for the amount of channels they need. A built in ethernet interface allows for fast and easy configuration via a web browser. Systems can be mounted in a variety of convenient ways. From bench top to wall mount, or even on a top hat rail using an adapter.


Micro-Epsilon is a medium-sized family-run company, which plays a leading role in measurement technology. For more than 40 years they have continuously offered reliable, high performance, unique solutions particularly when high precision measurement or inspection is required. Their product range covers sensors for the measurement of distance and displacement, sensors for IR temperature measurement and color detection, as well as systems for dimensional measurement and defect detection.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Pressure Transducers

Dynisco offers a variety of pressure transducers, each perfectly suited for certain applications. The document below explains the factors that should be considered when selecting which pressure transducer is right for you.

Dynisco has long been a world leader in developing innovative, high-quality solutions for plastics extrusion. For over 60 years Dynisco has leveraged the expertise of its engineering staff to offer sensors, controls and analytical instruments that have proven to offer better control, reduce downtime, minimize scrap and have unmatched reliability and working life. Pressure transducers from Dynisco are designed to offer both value and quality.

Found out for yourself why Dynisco has remained such a trusted name for so long. Andruss-Peskin Corporation can assist you with your Dynisco Pressure Sensors needs. Contact us to learn more, or schedule a demonstration.

Document courtesy of Dynisco.

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Spring 2016 Topics Added

Now there are even more topics offered as a part of StrainTalks! In the PDF below you will find new topics, also that some of the original topics have been expanded on.  These seminars are still available to you completely free of charge. Brought to you by Micro-Measurements and Andruss-Peskin Corporation in New England & Upstate New York.

Learn Directly From the Experts

StrainTalks™ are free seminars on a variety of strain related topics. Each taught by an industry expert from Micro-Measurements. Seminars are 90 minutes and cover five topics chosen, by you, from a varied list of topics. With StrainTalks the experts come to you, meaning no travel is necessary on your part. Just schedule a talk and have a space ready.

Don’t miss out on the chance to bring Micro-Measurements’ training expertise to you.

Signing Up for a StrainTalks

On the PDF below you will find a complete list of the available topics to choose from. When you have selected your desired topics, RSVP at Dates are limited, so act fast before they are gone.

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