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This Sensor Can't Be Broken

Posted May 14, 2011 9:22 PM

Like an indestructible force out of a Hollywood movie, a new analytical balance from Scientech traces its reliability to an unbreakable sensor. With a majority of analytical balance failures being the result of a defective sensor, this new design is a clear step forward, claims the vendor. This YouTube video shows a researcher repeatedly smashing the sensor with a 2 kg weight, yet the device keeps producing repeatable results.

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05/16/2011 5:00 AM

Yeah, but, they don't appear to have got their damping off to a tee.

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05/17/2011 10:50 AM

There's a big difference between a machine, any machine, working in designed limits of abuse and an indestructible machine. I know of several two year olds and many older scientists that can quickly turn this precision machine into a useless lump of scrap. I do notice that the manufacturer knows better and posted the video as a nearly indestructible instrument. Shame on the blogger for this title.

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