19 Ocak 2011 Çarşamba

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Fed Officials Say Strengthening Economy Doesn't Alter Bond-Purchase Plans

Federal Reserve policy makers said the central bank needs to bring down unemployment by pressing on with record monetary stimulus even as the economy shows signs of gaining strength.
Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren predicted in a speech yesterday that under current policy, it will take several years to reach full employment and an inflation rate of about 2 percent. Governor Daniel Tarullo told CNBC that “I haven’t seen anything which would warrant a reconsideration” of the Fed’s plans to buy $600 billion of Treasuries through June.
The comments capped a week of remarks by central bankers indicating no change to a policy that has prompted the strongest political backlash in three decades. Fed Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said in an interview this week that while the U.S. growth outlook has improved after a “strong” holiday shopping season, he wants to see more evidence before considering reducing or slowing the stimulus.
Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker predicted the program will come under greater scrutiny by policy makers as growth quickens. “While the outlook may not have improved enough yet to warrant adjusting our purchase plans in the near-term, I anticipate earnest re-evaluation as economic developments unfold in the months ahead,” Lacker said yesterday in a speech in Richmond, Virginia. Fed officials plan to meet in Washington on Jan. 25-26.
Politicians such as Representative Ron Paul, a Texas Republican who has advocated abolishing the Fed, have said the central bank’s so-called quantitative easing plan risks spurring inflation.
Reports yesterday on retail sales and industrial production supported forecasts for quickening growth this year that may boost demand for products ranging from Ford Motor Co. cars to Apple Inc. iPads.
Purchases climbed 0.6 percent, capping the biggest annual increase in more than a decade, Commerce Department figures showed. Output at factories, mines and utilities increased 0.8 percent, the most in five months, according to data from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index increasing 0.7 percent to 1,293.24 in New York trading. The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased three basis points 3.33 percent, after earlier falling to 3.25 percent, the lowest level since Dec. 20. It was little changed for the week.
Lacker and Rosengren predicted the economy will expand 3.5 percent to 4 percent this year. Growth won’t exceed 4 percent because the housing market’s recovery is likely to be weaker than usual, given the tightening of lending standards and high vacancy rates, Rosengren said.
No Boost to Recovery
“If housing-related growth is not going to boost the recovery this time around, we may need policy -- particularly monetary policy -- to continue playing a stimulative role,” said Rosengren, who doesn’t vote on monetary policy this year.
Growth of 4 percent would still leave the unemployment rate close to 9 percent at the end of 2011, a level that’s “far above anyone’s estimate of full employment,” Rosengren said.
The jobless rate has held at 9.4 percent or higher since May 2009. Rosengren said it will probably take at least four years to return to full employment.
“Until we get to the point where jobs are being created at a consistent and continuing pace that will bring down unemployment, there is going to be an inherent lack of robustness in the economy,” said Tarullo, 58, who was President Barack Obama’s first appointee to the central bank in January 2009. He said the economy has “decidedly improved.”
Lacker said he expects the economy to improve further because of a firming labor market and reduced household debt.
“Given these stronger fundamentals, it’s not a stretch to project robust growth in consumer spending this year,” Lacker said.
“Even with a relatively robust recovery, it will take several years before we attain full employment and an inflation rate close to a long-run expectation of 2 percent,” Rosengren said yesterday in a speech in Mashantucket, Connecticut. “The current level of accommodation from monetary and fiscal policy is appropriate.”
At their last meeting, some officials on the Fed’s Open Market Committee said they had a “fairly high threshold for making changes” to the Fed’s $600 billion round of purchases, according to minutes of the gathering.
Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said this week during a panel discussion that “we see the economy strengthening,” adding that “you’re not going to reduce unemployment at the pace that we’d like it to.”
Scaling Back
Lacker told reporters after his speech that “it’s not inconceivable to me that we would find growth coming in strong enough in the next couple of months to warrant scaling back on the program.”
Inflation will probably rise to between 1.5 percent and 2 percent this year, Lacker said. Fed presidents rotate voting on monetary policy with Lacker voting next year.
“The downward trend in inflation during the recession had many commentators warning of the possibility of outright deflation,” he said. “At this point, I think the risk of deflation is negligible.”
Still, “the lesson of the ‘70s at this time in the business cycle is we need to be careful,” Lacker said to reporters. “For the next couple of years we need to be really careful about the potential for inflation to accelerate if we’re not vigilant enough about reacting.”

13 Ocak 2011 Perşembe

specializing ln portable equipment

Click To See Larger Photo The UMX-2 Underwater gauge is the latest addition to the Dakota product range. Fully equipped with our DSP platform using FPGA technology, it's extremely versatile for all those offshore inspections. Our enclosure is extremely durable, with a maximum depth rating of 1000ft (300m), and offers the use of both Dual & Single Membrane transducers to accomodate your application requirements. The features include: auto probe zero, auto probe recognition, and multiple measurement mode options.

Our Dual Element modes (corrosion inspections) include: Pulse-Echo (pits & flaws), Echo-Echo (thru-paint) & Pulse-Echo w/coating (combo). Our Single Membrane probe option uses a Triple-Echo (TCG) mode for coated and uncoated general applications. While not suitable for blind surface corossion inspections, this option offers good linearity for general purpose applications.
The calibration section contains 8 common pre-programmed material types and 1 custom user programable option. Connect the UMX-2 to your PC, and program it with our DakView3 utility software.

Our UMX-2 stores up to 5,000 readings in a variety of configurations. The file structure options include: sequential with auto identifier and alpha numeric grid formats. Every measurement stored also saves a copy of the UMX-2 current settings, along with an A-Scan waveform graphic.
Take a good look at the feature set...and, of course, our price tag!

Welcome to the Dakota Ultrasonics website!

We are a manufacturer of industrial ultrasonic testing equipment most commonly used in the petrochemical, aerospace, automotive, and other generally related industries. The pages that follow will provide you with general information regarding our products. If you have any questions, need technical support, or have a request for custom items, please contact us at your leisure using the information provided on this site.

Our products are commonly used to determine the thickness of a variety of materials by making contact with only one side of the material being tested. They have the ability to detect very fine pits, flaws, and porosity in materials without having to destroy the material or parts being tested. This is done by converting the transit time of a sound wave, sent into and reflecting back from a defect or opposite surface in the test material, into a length measurement. This technique uses principles similar to that of sonar.

We also manufacture a line of ultrasonic bolting equipment that very accurately measures the stress, elongation, and load in threaded fasteners. These products are typically used in critical bolting applications where extreme accuracy is needed. If you have any specific or specialized bolting applications in mind, be sure to contact us to discuss your requirements in detail.

NMEA2000® Fresh Water Tank Level Sender

High ±2% Accuracy
No moving parts to stick or fail
Self Calibrating
Stores Tank Name and Tank Shape data
Tank depths from 200mm to 2 Metres
Up to 16 Fresh Water senders on a single network
Low Top Profile easy to install
Single plug to NMEA2000® bus
Part No Description
3281-F500 Fresh Water Sender - 500mm
3281-F1000 Fresh Water Sender - 1000mm
3281-F1500 Fresh Water Sender - 1500mm
3281-F2000 Fresh Water Sender - 2000mm

The 3281W NMEA2000 Fresh Water Level Sender will provide a ±2% accurate fresh water tank level to the NMEA2000 marine network and reports it's level in 1% increments.

It is robustly constructed in stainless steel with no moving parts to stick or fail in service. It is easily cut to length to suit tank depths from 200mm to 2 metres and is self calibrating at power on.

The Tank Sender can store an alphanumeric Tank Name and Tank Shape Calibration data so that displays on the network can show the tank name and it's remaining capacity in Litres, US Gallons or in Gallons.

It is easily fitted in the fresh water tank into a 1.25" BSP threaded hole. It can also be attached to the industry standard SAE 5 bolt fitting by using the 5 Bolt to 1.25" BSP Mounting Ring supplied.

Up to 16 Fresh Water Tank Level Senders can be connected to a single network and the sender number is simply selectable at installation by means of the small rotary switch.

It will be certified to the NMEA2000 network standard and attaches to the network using a single "Micro" plug. It draws less than 50mA from the network.

It comes complete with a full installation and operation manual, tank gasket and combined power and signal cable. It takes power from the NMEA2000 network and requires no additional wiring.

Thousands of Sensors shipped a month. Learn Why.

Easy to use sensors, that provide stable range readings, have caused our ultrasonic rangefinders to be the sensor of choice for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's), Professional Engineers, Educators and Hobbyists alike.  To check out our full line of products click to learn about our Ultrasonic Sensors
Thousands of Sensors shipped a month. Learn Why.
Reliable Sensors - Incredibly small packages - Ultra Low Power Consumption - Indoor sensors & Robust Outdoor (IP67) sensors - Calibrated Beam patterns - Low cost - Without Compromising Performance - This is part of why...
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High Performance, Low Cost Ultrasonic Rangefinders
Our standard products (and customer requested variations) are considered to be the sensor of choice for many applications such as: people proximity detection in automated booth & kiosks, remote monitoring stations, First Robotics autonomous, educational curriculums, and hobby sensing and robotics projects.  Our standard products, or a custom variation, can be used for your next ultrasonic sensor application.

For help in selecting a sensor try our Sensor Selection Guide
To purchase one of our products visit our BUY NOW page or you can always check out one of our Distributors 
OEM's are encouraged to e-mail for volume pricing.
For more information our datasheets, application notes, and MTBF reliability demonstration are available in our list of Downloads
   Questions or comments...
please email us at

To place an order by phone, please call during our preferred business hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm CST, Monday through Thursday,  9:00am - 12:00pm Friday. Orders placed after 3:00pm Thursday typically ship the following Monday.
MaxBotix® Inc.
7594 County Road 143
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 00-1-218-454-0766
Fax: 00-1-218-454-0768

The names MaxBotix, MaxSonar, EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, EZ4, AE0, AE1,AE2, AE3, AE4 and WR1 are trademarks of MaxBotix Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective company.

Fluke Corporation

Fluke Biomedical to unveil new x-ray quality assurance technology at RSNA
CLEVELAND, OHIO – Fluke Biomedical announced today plans to unveil new additions to their x-ray maintenance, calibration, and quality assurance tool platform during the RSNA tradeshow in Chicago on November 29 – December 4, 2009.  Sources close to the project report a new dosimeter is in the works for the wireless TNT 12000 X-Ray Test platform, as well as integrated mA/mAs measurement capability. 

Offering customized bundles to ensure you can meet your QA test protocol without paying for extras you don’t need, the TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Tools provide an unbeatable combination of accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.  Now with choice of all-in-one detector, dosimeter, integral mA/mAs, and handheld display or user’s own laptop interface, the TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Tools platform is anticipated to prove a new industry best for quality, speed, and customer-focused design. 

Visit Fluke Biomedical at RSNA, booth # 4665, for the official unveiling of this innovative new technology.  For more information about the RSNA event, visit . 

About Fluke Biomedical
Fluke Biomedical, a division of Fluke Corporation, is a manufacturer of quality biomedical test and simulation products and a provider of the latest medical imaging and oncology quality-assurance solutions for regulatory compliance.

About Fluke Corporation
Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial electrical, biomedical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control.

12 Ocak 2011 Çarşamba

Dağ çileği her derde deva

Dağ çileği her derde deva   
Muğla'da yılın son meyvesi olan dağ çileği dönemi başladı. Dağ çileği çocuk felci başta olmak üzere birçok hastalığa iyi geliyor.
Muğla'nın Datça İlçesi’nde domates, badem, zeytin, portakal ve mandalina derken şimdi de yılın son meyvesi olan dağ çileği dönemi başladı. Her yıl aralık ayı ile birlikte meyve veren dağ çileği ağaçları bu yıl da Datçalılar’ın yüzünü güldürdü.

Avrupa’da ve Türkiye’nin pek çok bölgesinde ağır kış koşulları hüküm sürerken, yazdan kalma bir günü fırsat bilen Datçalılar, dağlara çıkıp mis kokulu dağ çileğinin keyfini yaşadı. İlçe merkezine 5 kilometre uzaklıktaki Reşadiye Tepesi ve Kızlan Mevkii’ndeki uçsuz bucaksız vadilerde tamamen doğal ortamda kendi kendine yetişen dağ çileği, vitamin deposu olarak adlandırılıyor.
Dağ çileğinin faydaları
Şifa kaynağı olan dağ çileği; çocuk felci, ağız ve deri yaralarını oluşturan bazı virüsler için öldürücü etki taşıyor. C vitamini açısından oldukça zengin olan dağ çileğinin, sigaranın yarattığı damar tahrip edici özelliği azalttığı biliniyor. Ciltteki sivilce ve aknelere iyi geliyor. İdrar söktürücü, romatizma ağrılarını azaltıcı etkisi var. Sinirleri kuvvetlendirip, bağırsak kurtlarını döker ve ateş düşürür. Çok güçlü bir besin olduğu için bazen alerjiye yol açabiliyor.