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Feature: How It’s Made ~ Endoscopes

March 24, 2017
Category: News

KARL STORZ Industrial is known as a reliable partner in the aerospace, automotive, and construction industries, the energy sector as well as in quality assurance, plant engineering, industrial safety, and research. Hoskin Scientific is their Authorized Canadian distributor, ensuring our customers continue to have access to high quality instrumentation.

Before KARL STORZ transferred its pioneering knowledge into industrial solutions, it had a well-established history in Germany as a leader in endoscopic technology in medicine. The episode of “How It’s Made”, below, features some of the advanced instrumentation manufactured by KARL STORZ.

For your industrial instrumentation needs, such as borescopes, videoscopes, and documentation and measuring systems, visit our KARL STORZ page here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call or email us. Our Specialists would be happy to help you.

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FLIR Vue vs. XT Thermal Sensors

March 23, 2017
Category: News

Do you really know the advantages of using the professional XT-R solution on your drone instead of the FLIR Vue Pro or core? Watch this quick video for a deeper understanding of the Zenmuse XT and all it entails; sensor size, lens selection, refresh rate, ideal applications, and so much more.

See our selection of FLIR products here.

Bronkhorst EL-FLOW Thermal Mass Flow Meter/Controller for Gas

March 13, 2017
Category: News

Check out this quick informational video on the principle operation of the EL-FLOW Thermal Mass Flow Meter/Controller for Gas by Bronkhorst. To read more about the EL-FLOW, visit its product page here.

Bronkhorst CEM Systems for NASA Research

March 3, 2017
Category: News


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently redesigned the system used to test the new space suit Portable Life Support System (PLSS) that is under development. In order to test the PLSS a simulated human metabolic load must be applied to the various sub-systems and so NASA needed to simulate the human production of CO2 and water vapor with its associated heat load.


Working closely with NASA engineers to fully understand the application requirements, Bronkhorst learned that accurate, stable control of water vapor was critical to efficient and repeatable testing and therefore successful development of the PLSS.

The recommended Bronkhorst solution was a CEM system to properly control the mass of water being vaporized as well as the amount of CO2 in the vapor. NASA has three CEM systems connected to an outlet manifold. Each CEM system consists of a liquid mass flow controller (H2O), a gas mass flow controller (CO2), a Controlled Evaporator Mixer, and a readout/control unit. The three connected CEM systems are collectively referred to as the Human Metabolic Simulator (HMS).


The Bronkhorst HMS equipment is controlled via analog (0-5 Vdc) signals through the Bronkhorst readout/control units (1 per CEM system) which in turn are connected to the NASA main test system running NASA’s customized LabVIEW software.

This setup allows NASA to simulate those aspects of human metabolic output up to a rate of ~3500 BTU/hr, or a bit over 1000 Watts, by injecting the CO2/water vapor mix into a simulated spacesuit volume containing a manikin (“Manny”) which is wearing a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG). The LCVG removes sensible heat to keep the human core temp in nominal range, and also provides some latent heat removal via condensation of human-generated water vapor on the surface of the cooling tubes.

To complete the human metabolic load simulation, NASA has placed controllable heaters on the CO2/H2O vapor deliver lines to prevent condensation and to add super-heat as needed. Additionally, they have controllable electric heaters on the manikin body to simulate sensible heat generation by a human being working at various levels of effort. There is also a Bronkhorst Mass Flow Controller to remove gas from the suit at rates that simulate metabolic consumption of suit gas as well as suit leakage.

Hoskin Scientific carries a wide variety of products from Bronkhorst. Click here to see their range of solutions to match your instrumentation and testing needs.

Lake Ontario Research Study

March 1, 2017
Category: News

The City of Hamilton, University of Toronto and Hoskin Scientific are among a long list of partners involved in a local environmental research study.

Grad students from U of T use some of the most sophisticated tools to aide in their water analysis. The HSPALink 2-Way Logging Transmitter and the EXO2 Sonde with Total Algae Sensor are the instruments of choice when it comes to routine water quality testing.

A member of our staff was on-site at the local pumping station to facilitate training for the EXO2. Raw water from Lake Ontario is drawn in by this facility and subsequently treated to the highest standards in order to be safe, potable, drinking water for the local community. The research study aims to log and test the raw water in an effort to learn more about naturally occurring algae and other native species found in Lake Ontario.

The pictures below offer you a glimpse inside the pumping station.

EXO-2-Sonde  PumpingStation1 EXO2-SondePumping-Station