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Embedded Computer Boards

Embedded Computer Boards



Rabbit huge range



Linux SBC PACs


AAEON 6th Generation Intel Product

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Embedded Computer Boards

MasTec supplies various types of Embedded Computers

Tiny PIC Micros

Rabbit Micros

ARM Linux Micros

Intel Atom Micros

Intel 86X Micros

AMD Micros


Advantech PC/104

PC/104 and PC/104+ are examples of standards for ready-made computer boards intended for small, low volume embedded and rugerized systems, mostly x86-based.

Digi Embedded

Digi has created a line of single board computers. It supports ARM, NXP, Rabbit processors and multiple wireless interfaces.



Advanced Open Architecture



Arbor emcore155m0




DPM has the market leading

Multi Range Auto Zero Differential Manometer


Multiple Tube Well Type Manometer

 Check out our range of manometers from our Test Equipment Website


Product for April 2018


Digital and Stationary

DPM Manometers

The DPM range of handheld auto-zeroing Micromanometers are renowned in the HVAC, aerodynamics, clean room, wind tunnel, COSHH, LEV sectors and in other industries where low pressure measurements are critical.

Dwyer Manometers

Dwyer offers a wide range of digital and stationary Manometers, suited for highly accurate laboratory or general industrial service.

Dwyer Stationary Manometer


Meriam Pressure Manometer

Meriam Manometers have many advantages because of their inherent accuracy and simplicity of use. They offer different designs depending on the application

U-Tube Manometers
Well Type Manometers
Inclined Manometers
Digital Manometes

 Dwyer Dual Pressure Measurement

Electronic Zeroing, 1.5% Accuracy



Differential Pressure Manometer 

MasTec has extensive experience over 26 years using Manometers in projects

Also combining Manometers with Laminar Flow Elements (LFEs) to measure Gas Flow.

Polynomial Algorithms are used to calibrate and linearise the LFE Specs.

Manometers Software


Analog & Digital Meters
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

A broad range of analog and digital panel maters, energy meters and digital meters

Products for March 2018

Meter Products

Analog Panel - Digital Panel

Lab Meters - Test Meters

Aircraft Meters

Power Meters - Control Meters


Jewell - 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
Meters Software



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

Mastec Books and Training

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  LabVIEW Books   
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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