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OTEK PATENT AWARDED FOR NTM TECHNOLOGY

After two years of hard work by our engineering department, the patent for our NTM technology was awared on June 9, 2015.  Our New Technology Meter (NTM Series) is a successor to the original analog voltmeter designed by Sir Edward Weston in 1893!  Just like its predecessor, the NTM uses minute amounts of energy in a current loop to brightly and consistently illuminate its 51 automatic tricolor (R/G/Y) bargraph and 4 digits.

ANALOG METERS FOR A.C. SIGNAL POWER GET FIERCE COMPETITION

If you have the signal, you can measure it and control it!  Since 1893 we have been using analog meters to measure AC & DC signals (thanks to Sir E. Weston) without external power.  However, analog meters are delicate electro-mechanical instruments susceptible to many physical variables and unable to communicate with today’s digital world.  They do not clearly and accurately convey (HMI) data to the operator or DCS/SCADA systems.

1/8 DIN BAR-DIGITAL METER GOES GREEN @ 50mW POWER

If you have the signal, you can measure it and control it!  Since 1893 we have been using analog meters to measure AC & DC signals (thanks to Sir E. Weston) without external power.  However, analog meters are delicate electro-mechanical instruments susceptible to many physical variables and unable to communicate with today’s digital world.  They do not clearly and accurately convey (HMI) data to the operator or DCS/SCADA systems.

NO PANEL CUT-OUT NOR POWER IS REQUIRED BY THIS LOOP POWERED BAR-METER

Using nanotechnology ASIC and high efficiency LEDs, the new NTM-F bar-meter by OTEK rivals analog meters by requiring under 50mW of signal power versus ~20mW of analog meters.  In exchange, you get an auto-tricolor (R/G/Y), 51 segment bar, four (4) full digits (0.01% resolution), isolated Serial I/O (USB or RS485), alarm (4) set points and the industry’s first loop failure detect (open or short).  So, there is no need to finger tap the meter any longer, the new

OTEK will be closed...

OTEK will be closed for summer break from Friday, June 26th, 2015 trough Sunday, July 5th, 2015. B

How to Prepare for Obsolesence

"Obsolescence is inevitable and the only way to manage it cost effectively is to put a plan in place . Think of it as a preventive maintenance program for products," as stated by Myron Pugh, vice president and engineering director of Foliage, in the most recent issue of Control Engineering. At OTEK we took obsolescence into consideration with our new product lines. Our new NTM and UPM series use multi-vendor sourcing to reduce obsolescence.

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New Part Number Builder for NTM Series

To avoid unnecessary delays in the ordering process, we are giving the power back to our customers by providing an online do-it-yourself part configurator for our NTM series. As a customer, you will be able to build a part and get pricing within seconds. You can begin your search by selecting the housing size you need, your input signal or power input requirements, or even your channel requirements (etc).

UPM Series Featured in Editorial by Mike Bacidore

Mike Bacidore (Editor in Chief at Control Design) wrote a fantastic feature about OTEK's upcoming UPM series. The series is scheduled to be released in late May. Be one of the first to know about this new series of alpha-numeric display meters!

ADVANTAGES OF DIGITAL PANEL METERS

Variables in processes like temperature, pressure, vibration, frequency, voltage, and current must constantly be monitored.

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