Welcome to Transactions!
Since its founding in 1962, OMEGA has grown from a manufacturer of a single product…a fine gauge thermocouple…into being an established global leader in the scientific and technical marketplace, offering more than 68,000 state-of-the-art instrumentation and control devices. And although OMEGA’s staff, facilities, and client services are the finest anywhere, OMEGA’s legendary handbooks and encyclopedias have become its hallmark—engineers throughout the world daily rely on these reference tools of unprecedented value not only for OMEGA product data, but for the vital technical information necessary to effectively employ today’s sophisticated instruments and process control devices. But we’re not resting on our laurels.
We realize that your need for basic and relevant scientific data and information continues to grow, and that you require all the information you can get to keep up with rapidly advancing and ever-more-complex instrumentation and control technology.
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That’s why we’ve launched OMEGA’s Transactions in Measurement & Control, the first issue of which you now hold in your hands. Conceived as a practical thesis, a technical reference series for everyday users of instrumentation and controls, rather than a series of erudite essays, each issue of Transactions will be jam-packed with information on a different measurement and control technology topic. This issue, for instance, delves deeply into the issue of non-contact temperature measurement, providing a historical and theoretical context, engineering and design principles, plus selection and application guidelines for devices ranging from low-cost infrared thermocouples to sophisticated linescanners.
Neither advertisements or promotionals will be present in the Transactions series. Future issues of Transactions, to be published on a quarterly basis, will systematically cover other aspects of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, flow, level, pH, and conductivity instrumentation as well as other measurement, data acquisition, and control topics. We hope Transactions finds a permanent home on your reference shelf, and that it proves itself of great value now and in the future.