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Aircraft Meters
Panel Meters

Lab and Test Meters
Controllers with Meters
Charts with Meters

Analog & Digital Meters
Energy & Panel Meters
Power Meters

Analog Meters
Panel Meters
Controllers with Meters

Aircraft Test Meters
LVDT Meters
Panel Meters



Panel Meters LVDT

Analog and digital panel maters
Energy meters and digital control meters

Analog Panel Meters

Newsletter for March 2018

Meter Products

Analog Panel - Digital Panel

Lab Meters - Test Meters

Aircraft Meters

Power Meters - Control Meters


Jewell - Digital Panel Meters

Jewell - Panel Meters

Jewell - Aircraft Meters

The design and production of precision avionics-instruments has become a highly specialized capability at Jewell Instruments. Their engineering team routinely employs new materials, configurations and concepts to achieve customer-specified combinations of weights, size, readability, and ruggedness.

In any aircraft instrument system, reliable performance depends on avionics-instruments. Jewell avionics-instruments present information accurately, simply, and intelligently. Jewell Instruments engineers know that their designs must accomplish system objectives regardless of environment — vibration, rapid attitude change or other influences. They have expertise in custom built next-level-assemblies spans across years of experience and hundreds of aircraft.

JEWELL Flight Directors

are an example of their capabilities.They illustrate the advanced design concepts employed by Jewell engineers. Whatever your needs may be, Jewell engineering know-how is ready to serve your needs. One of Jewell’s many avionics products is the JEWELL 353 Hover Indicator. It is a four axis, multipurpose display device and provides Doppler and cable drift information to helicopter pilots. It is capable of being operated in four modes:

Automatic Flight Control Systems (AFCS)
Ground Velocity Reference (GVR)
Tactical Air Navigation Beacon Systems (TAC/TACAN)
Visual OMNI Range (On-On/VOR)

Instrument and Lab Meters

Analog Panel Meters

Tripplett Meters
Loggers Software



Logger Products

Some of the Best

Lipstick Loggers and more

Smallest LCD Chart Loggers

Transport Loggers

Large IO Loggers

PC Based Loggers

Zigbee Loggers

AC Power Loggers

SMS and Modbus Loggers

Environmental Loggers



High Temperature Autoclave Loggers

Yes that small with LCD chart

High Channel count with High Data Rates

Zigbee Logging

Wifi, SMS, Temp and Humidity

Products for Feb 2018

Logger Products

There has been an iimpressive increase in logger types and styles over the last 5 years





Agricultural - Horticulture

Air Quality



Cold Chain


Calibration Certs - Compliant


The lead picture this month is really a logger and a recorder with a very nice touch front end.

It has almost everything.


Ethernet and WiFi Models
7" Touch Screen TFT Display
8 (OM-DAQXL-1) or 16 (OM-DAQXL-2) Analog Channel Inputs
8 Digital I/O (4 Inputs, 4 Outputs)
IIoT-Ready Through OPC UA/DA via Omega Gateway
Cloud-Ready Through MQTT via Omega Enterprise Gateway
Measures Voltage, Current, Thermocouples, RTDs, Thermistors, Strain Gage, Frequency and Pulse
Fast Sampling Rate–125 Samples/Sec (1 Channel)
24-Bit Analog Input Resolution
4 Alarm Outputs
Large Data Storage: 1 GB Internal Memory, 32 GB SD Card or 32 GB USB Drive
USB Device (PC Communication) and USB Host (USB Drive, Mouse, etc.)
Powers from Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery and/or AC Adaptor
Protective Rubber Boot - Comes with Hard carrying case
Benchtop or Wall Mount Enclosure Design

Now that is a Logger.

There are several NZ operators that have these already.

This is the new Industrial Tool for Process work and for site and field research. It is all done for you.


However if you are in the Transport business this is not the logger, the best is from Senonics, largest Supply of toss in the freight loggers.


They invented the Lipstick Taser oops Logger and now have such a broad range of Loggers andMonitors, right out to SMS and Wifi Loggers. Use once Loggers for Pharma


They make minature scientific loggers with LCD charts and several other sophisicated versions that drive sensors.


They make super loggers, that is hugh channel count loggers and are used mainly in Research work for monitoring at high sample rates. So loads of memory.


They make loggers, that run in PCs. So canned software that turns the PC into a powerful logger without the programming. Juist connect an MCC DAQ module on the USB port and configure and it is done.


They make Zigbe loggers, so a cluser of loggers.

Packet Power

They make AC Power Usage Loggers and monitors. Plug into the power cable to the device and measure and logger.


They have a large range of Industrial and commercial loggers that run on Modbus or Wireless


They make environmental loggers.

MasTec stocks the most popular loggers so you can be collecting temperaure and humidity data very quickly.

Lipstick Loggers and more

Transport Loggers >> tiny

PC Loggers

Monitor and Log power in IT

Mini Environmental Logers
Loggers Software


POE and POE Products

PACs with POE

Vision with POE
Media Converters with POE

Comms with POE

Huge Range POE

PACs-Switches-DAQ POE

Switches & Splitters POE
Switches & Splitters POE

DAQ and Comms POE

DAQ-Video-Audio POE

Testers & Switches POE
POE Injectors+Splitters


POE Switches

Embedded Computers with POE

Fanless Embedded Box PC with 6th/7th Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processor and PoE

Vision with POE

PCIe-GIE72/74 GigE Vision PoE+ Frame Grabbers

Comms with POE

PortServer TS serial servers offer RS-232 serial port expansion, mid and end span POE

Huge Range POE
Access, DAQ, PAC, Switches and more
PoE Access Control Reader with Proximity Card and Keypad (English version of voice)

DAQ and Comms POE
Sealevel SeaI/O & eI/O Remote I/O Modules

Products for Jan 2018

Announcing the new LabVIEW LCOP Book 5
"An Off Line Constant Cluster and Calibration Editor"

For Editing, Loading and Saving LCOP Cluster Constants"

"Adjust Calibration and System Data"

An Off Line Editor for easing commissioning.

Plus more helpful bits.

order your pdf copy

Companies High Lite Jan 2018

POE & POE Products

POE ( Power over Ethernet ) technology is now very mature and still expanding in uses.

MasTec started writing about POE five or so years back.

POE is made possible by the injecting DC Power intosome of the 8 wire in an Ethernet Cable.

There are two types of POE

Mid-span: +48VDC is delivered across the Ethernet cable using the unused pins (4, 5, 7 & amp; 8).

End-span: +48VDC is delivered on on the same pins used for data (1,2,3 and 6).

Usually POE is a high DC voltage > 24, sometimes much higher > 55 VDC.

This injection usually takes place at the Ethernet Switch or with a POE Injector product.

However now there are Computers and PACs that do the DC Power injecting also.

At the far end of the Ethernet Cable an Etherent DC Splitter which brings out the DC and passes through the Ethernet data. The Splitters convert the POE voltage to standard voltages such as 48, 24, 18, 12 or 5 VDC.

It is possible to pump quite a lot of power down an ethernet cable > 100 watts and still have reliability in DC supply.

So imagine you are setting up video survellliance. All the cameras are 12VDC and TCP Gigabit Ethernet for the image data. Just plug the camera into the splitter for the DC power and the ethernet cable and you are done. You do not need to be near AC power to set up the camera, offering great placement freedom.

The same is true of course for DAQ systems that have ethernet data connections, see some of the manufacturerss in the list of suppliers.

POE is very convenient and saves a lot of installation time and money.

And if you are doing DAQ work there is no need for PSUs. Just plug the Remote DAQ into a splitter and ethernet data cable and you are done.

And of course the Ethernet Cable is a great high speed data pipe for DAQ.

I personally have had a LabVIEW system controlling 4 DAQ units running at full data rates of >100KHz each and the Laptop connected to the DAQ via a POE Ethernet switch, doesn't blink.

MasTec has used POE Texas 5VDC USB Splitter products in its last project site to get the 5VDC to run the TCP DAQ units. The 5VDC power is supplied through the DAQ's USB Port.







In Vehicle Video with POE

Fanless In-Vehicle NVR (Network Video Recorder) Platform with Intel® Core™ i Processor, E13-certified fanless PC, complemented by NVR PoE and built-in satellite navigation

Media Converters with POE

Compact Industrial Gigabit PoE+ Ethernet-to-Fiber Media Converter, 1*10/100/1000TX (PSE: 30W) to 1*100/1000 SFP Slot; EOT: -40° to 75°C

Testers & Switches POE

Network Cable Continuity Tester with PoE Detection for Cat5e/Cat6/Cat6a and Phone Cable Assemblies

Switches & Splitters POE

A Perfect Managed PoE+ Switch with Advanced L2/L4 Switching and Security

24-Port 10/100/1000T 802.3at PoE + 4-Port Gigabit TP/SFP Combo Managed Switch

Switches - PACS - DAQ with POE

Web-Based Intelligent PAC Controllers
No Programming Required
POE Media Converters POE Video and Audio



Mechanical Relays and Contactors

Xbee Comparison Sheet

All things Power UPS PDU USB Power etc

Embedded ( Asus ) Intel Gen 6/7 Modules

Super IP68 Rugged Smart Phone

IsaGraf PACs

Water Purification  Infusion Solutions

Raspberry Pi...and SNAP industrial I/O

Programmable Instruments ans Power Sources

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Five PDF Books
How to program more effectively in LabVIEW

A 6th Book is planned to show how to include Editable Operator Messaging Inside State engines from files loaded at runtime.

The current 5 books introduce a more thorough development of LCOP - LabVIEW Component Object Programming methods.

Recently an early legacy piece of software built using these techniques was upgraded to a new DAQ system using Distributed IO on Modbus TCP from the older USB DAQ

This was an extensive upgrade plus many new features were added.

Report :-

This technique makes for an orderly upgrade, that is easy due to the design methods used.

This method makes extensive use of Front Panel TABs to expose different aspects of the Application as Tab groups, In each Tab there are Clusters as Type Defs and the sub Apps are driven by Enums as Type Def Verbs inside simple state engines.

It has a built in Cluster Editor that runs either in the Program that allows remote adjustment of programs configuration files.

Using LCOP methods will simplify and establish design development plus stabilise your programs. It even make installs and maintenance easier.

Updating and expanding programs then follows a standard pattern already in the program design.

This method delineates Public and Private data clearly.

This is critical for Component Design and for low coupling and best Cohension.

Book 1 "Hidden Data",

that is, cleaning up LV Program's by Removing Constants from Diagrams and putting them in Configuration Files for Loading at runtime.

This method does not use ini files but a far more robust LabVIEW centric method, not seen in other literature. It also cleans up Diagrams and Self Documents.

Book 2 "Abstraction",

that is, removing complexity in the top layer of a LabVIEW diagram by building Abstracted Message Driven LV Components.

This shows how to build Message driven (Test Verbs) Abstracted named (noun) State Engine Components that are safe & robust. It also leads to better cohension of course and no/low coupling.

Book 3 "Real Time Cluster Constants Editor"

that is, Removed Diagram Constants that are loaded at Run Time from a config file, can now be edited, in situ, inside the Program /or its Component while it runs, allowing tuning of programs in Real Time.

Changes made to the Constants by the editor can also be saved back into their original configuration files at run time. This addition of the Real Time Editor removes the need to exit a component or program to edit constants.

Book 4 "Low Frequency Real Time Control",

is about how to use USB DAQ, DIO and DAC to control an Hydraulic RAM for Testing a UUT.

It is a close look at how to use State Engine for Control.

Simple but useful for anyone wanting to do closed loop control.

It embodies many of the LCOP methods discussed in the other three books.

Book 5 "An Off Line Constant Cluster and Calibration Editor"

For Editing, Loading and Saving Cluster Constants" and also built in into the editor "Adjust Calibration and System Data" off Line for easing commissioning. Plus more helpful bits.

This includes a section on setting up all Paths for an application as a large Cluster Constant, again easing commissioning, Typically a large Application will have in excess of 30 Paths to manage.

To get your copy, send this email request to the MasTec LabVIEW Develop Laboratory in Northland NZ.

MasTec Training
"LabVIEW for Everyone"

MasTec recently under took a 4 day Training course for 15 Academics, (Professors and Grad Students), at one of Oceania's largest universities.

The focus was on getting students to the point where they can undetake projects by the end of the course. A big ask. However, the focus was not on how to use all the bits inside LabVIEW to make software but the development of strategies to allow projects to be undertaken.

The MasTec Instructor has trained all over the globe and has taught over 2000 students.

He will also come to your site and do training with your LabVIEW team, using traditional or these new LabVIEW methods MasTec has developed.

Keep up with MasTec's latest LabVIEW Notes

MasTec Projects

Over the last year MasTec has completed 6 major projects in sites through out NZ. Several hundred hours of programming work has been completed, as well as many hundreds of hours of commissioning, site management, and installation.

All these projects involved LabVIEW at the core. However, many of these projects also include PACs, PLCs, Process Controllers, with peripherals like Servos, Actuators, VSDs, Water measurement and control, Hydraulic Control and other real world systems.

MasTec has several large projects on its books, spread out over about 3-4 years.

There are gaps in this schedule.

Many sites still run XP and Win 7 for their LABs and Production areas. MasTec is still undertaking new projects in legacy LV 6.1 /7.1/8.2 and 8.6 systems.

Major new projects are still undetaken in LabVIEW 7.1 that run in Windows 7 32 Bit OS, very successfully. LabVIEW 7.1 is still (in our opinion) the best LabVIEW ever released. Fast, efficient and stable. Win 7 32 bit OS will be available for some time. Most large corporations are still running Win 7 due to its excellent stability and IT staffs familiarity and history.

However, other projects using from LabVIEW 2010 up to the present version of 2015 SP1, which is good, but very processor hungry and much slower to develop in. We only recommend I7s CPUs with this software with SSDs for the OS and LV.

Announcement >>> Opportunity

The MD of MasTec has recently decided it is time to realign his life after 50 years of technology, to go horse riding with his wife and dogs Polly, Lilly and newly arrived Freddie.

If you have an interest in owning this important technology company, now is the time to act and start communcation.

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