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Shop ONSET with Hoskin!

Meet Bob…

July 17, 2017
Category: News

For all of your data logging needs, visit our new online store:

shoponset.hoskin.ca

 

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.

Western Canada
1-800-665-3023
salesv@hoskin.ca

Central & Eastern Canada
1-800-665-5871
salesb@hoskin.ca

Quebec
1-514-735-5267
salesm@hoskin.ca

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

From BronkhorstUSA.com:

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.

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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).

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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

Collecting Acoustic Stationary and Moving Boat Discharge Data

February 15, 2017
Category: News

From SonTek:

You might have heard about some of the big upgrades to the powerful, multi-frequency RiverSurveyor-M9, but we didn’t want you to take our word for it – the proof is in the data – and we want to share examples on how RiverSurveyor 4.0 has dramatically simplified the data collection process for hydrologists and water monitoring specialists like you!

Watch as SonTek’s Product Manager/Application Engineer Isaac Jones and Senior Hydrologist, Daniel Wagenaar highlight how RiverSurveyor 4.0 has improved work-flow processes for water monitoring agencies, such as the USBR and EC. They also go over new features to include:

  1. No tagline/tape measure required: With RiverSurveyor Stationary Live, automatically measure distance between stations with DGPS or RTK GPS equipped systems.
  2. Manual configuration: Now you can set blanking distance, cell size and number of cells for moving boat measurements.
  3. Real-time QA/QC warnings: Know when there could be a problem before there is one.
  4. Zipped files: New and improved compression and auto-decompression, providing faster access to large amounts of data.
  5. Sample filter: Remove your random velocity outliers with ease!

See the SonTek collection here. And, as always, if there’s something you would like to see or can’t find on our site, don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re happy to help!

 

Time for an Upgrade?

February 2, 2017
Category: News

Enhance the Interface of Your EXO Platform

The updated EXO Handheld, dubbed 2.0, from YSI, has been designed and engineered as a dedicated interface to EXO sondes. Log realtime data, calibrate sensors, set-up sondes for deployment, and transfer water quality data to a PC with this featurepacked device. Designed for reliable field use in challenging environmental conditions, this display features a waterproof IP-67, impact-resistant case and wet-mate connector.


Contact your local Hoskin Scientific office to upgrade or find out more.

Western Canada
Email: sternan@hoskin.ca or Call: 1-800-663-3023

Central + Eastern Canada
Email: salesb@hoskin.ca or Call: 1-800-665-5871

Quebec
Email: salesm@hoskin.ca or Call: 1-514-735-5267

Enhance Your EXO Platform

January 20, 2017
Category: News

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