Category Archive: General

Feb 27

Keeping our Fingers on the Pulse!

Recently we have been working hard to update the T24 pulse acquisition module. Our purpose with this update was to ease usability with sensors and improve upon the battery life when used as a counter. Our initial brief was to look at the types of sensors that would generate a pulse output. The majority of …

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Jan 04

Introduction to Digital Devices – Part 2


INTRODUCTION The previous instalment focused on the physical communication interface between digital devices and a receiving station. This time I would like to step up a layer and look at the information that is sent along the physical wires. This is often described as the communication protocol and is essentially the ‘language’ that is used …

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Oct 20

Introduction to Digital Devices


INTRODUCTION We are well aware that when customers begin to use digital conditioners that they start on a journey of learning a new language. There are many advantages to using digital solutions, but there is a lot to learn, and the prospect of spending time learning to use a new technology can rule out these …

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Jul 11

Torque about…Ron Joyce


Let’s “Torque about”… Ron Joyce Analogue electronics and PCB design. _____________________________________________ What is the strangest or most challenging job you’ve ever done? I had a summer holiday job when I was at university working on the ‘new’ M5 motorway construction at Cullompton (it was about 1970!). One of my tasks was to fill in the …

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Apr 18

Load Cell Fault Finding – Part 2


We often get asked for fault finding tips and so I’ve put together a simple fault finding guide for a load cell system. In the previous blog we discussed the load cell part of the system, in this post we discuss the signal conditioning part of the system and provide a summary…. Check signal conditioner excitation voltage If …

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Mar 21

Load Cell Fault Finding – Part 1


We often get asked for fault finding tips and so I’ve put together a simple fault finding guide for a load cell system. The output from a load cell is tiny! Any small interference will show up and then be amplified by the signal conditioner. The longer the cable the greater the interference will be …

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Nov 24

A Marketing Intern’s Perspective


My name is Konstantin Delov and I’ve been part of the Mantracourt Marketing team for almost half a year now. I spent my summer working on improving our online presence and supporting our network of technical partners in the promotion of our products. I was fortunate enough to be around and participate in the preparation …

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Oct 01

Why Go Wireless?

There are many good reasons to switch to wireless for your sensor requirements. It almost seems an easier question to ask ‘why not?’ but I’ll start with ‘why?’ The Benefits… The first, most obvious plus for wireless is the lack of wires!  With moving loads, trying to keep the cables neat, tidy and unbroken can …

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Mar 13

Tom’s Tech Tips


The T24 data logging software and data mapping software is now available to download free of charge.  Tom Lilly, Technical Support Operator at Mantracourt, talks us through this intuitive application… The full functionality of T24LOG100 is now available to anyone that wants it at no cost. It means that people can have a proper experiment with an …

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Nov 06

Meet the Team – Manufacturing Team Leader

Experienced Solderers

Tracey Richards, Team Leader of Mantracourt Manufacturing talks about how quality is integral to her role and how her electronics career has taken her from photocopiers, to military equipment, to industrial instrumentation. I will start off by telling you all a bit about myself. I have been at Mantracourt since 2011. When I started, my …

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