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2016

  1. 20.05.2016

    Monitoring in Data Centers

    Over the years there has been a rapid increase in large stand-alone data centers housing computer systems, hosting cloud computing servers and supporting telecommunications equipment. These data centers are crucial entities for every company’s IT operations around the world. Learn More
  2. 22.04.2016

    Indoor Pools and Humidity

    Swimming pools are used for a variety of applications including recreational use for kids and adults, competitive swimming and also therapeutic use for faster recovery from injuries. Pools and humidity can create a caustic environment.

    Unfortunately, the use of an outdoor pool is not possible all year round in most regions of the world. To overcome this issue the British National Swimming Society was among the first in the early 1800′s to introduce man-made indoor pools in London.

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  3. 05.04.2016

    AwTherm for water activity

    With AwTherm, ROTRONIC offers a professional, high-end laboratory unit for temperature-stabilized measurement of water activity in the foodstuffs, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other industries.

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  4. 31.03.2016

    Responsive and clear: Rotronic's new website

    www.rotronic.com presents itself in a new, clearly arranged and responsive layout. Originally de-signed in 2011, the website has now been relaunched, again with the help of the Swiss full-service Internet agency INM, a long-standing partner based in Wetzikon. Learn More
  5. 17.03.2016

    Perfect climate in duty-free warehouse

    Switzerland has around a dozen duty-free warehouses. These warehouses are transit zones for the storage of goods, whose main advantages are the temporary suspension of customs law and taxes. They benefit not only from a location in the heart of Europe, but also from legal and political stability. The company Ports Francs et Entrepôts de Genève SA, in which the Canton of Geneva holds an 87% interest, is domiciled in La Praille, where it manages a floor space of 150 000 m² , half of which under the Swiss customs regime (duty-free). The company also maintains storage space (10 000 m²) in the cargo hangar at the international  import in Geneva.

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  6. 28.01.2016

    Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Key factors for energy efficiency in indoor applications are the control of relative humidity (RH) and temperature levels. The question is how to achieve acceptable RH levels in an energy efficient manner. Energy efficient humidity control has a very strong bearing on thermal comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and eventually on the health and performance of occupants in air-conditioned buildings. Learn More
  7. 06.01.2016

    Preserving Historical Archives

    Archives are an accumulation of historical documents collected over the course of the lifetime of an organization. National archives have the role of collecting, cataloguing and securing historical & present day materials within their country. Besides preserving & organizing collections, archivists face the great challenge of deciding which records are assigned a lasting value for research purposes and could contribute to the understanding of a country’s history. Learn More
  8. 05.01.2016

    Hot off the press: The latest „measurement solutions catalogue“

    On almost 200 freshly printed pages you will find products and solutions for measuring various Parameters.

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2015

  1. 25.11.2015

    Measurement transducer for CO2, humidity and temperature

    The compact measurement transducer.

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  2. 23.11.2015

    Tire Manufacturing

    Each and every one of us knows what a tire is: a rubber tube, placed around the wheel of most vehicles that are commercially available today. Learn More
  3. 18.11.2015

    CRP5 for Reliable Measurement in Clean Rooms

    The new Clean Room Panel is fitted with a diaphragm sensor and validated according to GMP directives. Its well thought-out design makes the CRP5 perfect for applications in laboratories and clean rooms.

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  4. 04.11.2015

    Rotronic flow measurement transmitter AF1

    Rotronic is introducing inexpensive, high-precision and stable measurement transmitters for recording air velocity onto the market in the form of the new AF1 series. With the flow parameter, Rotronic AG is adding another measurement parameter to its product portfo-lio; true to the motto of offering customers an ever-increasing range of technologically outstanding measurement solutions.

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  5. 21.10.2015

    Meteorology

    What is the weather going to be like tomorrow? For a long time, people have tried to predict weather conditions using the hydrologic climate cycle. Learn More
  6. 13.10.2015

    Reliable measurement of process pressure

    Continuously enhancing the product range to meet customer’s needs Rotronic also offers solutions for measuring the parameter pressure. The first member of the product series, BF2, is the process pressure transmitter BF220.

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  7. 22.09.2015

    Ventilation Systems

    Ventilating is the process of changing or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality. In order to maintain an office building within the comfort zone, or to maintain any application specific climate conditions, humidity plays a key role. Learn More
  8. 02.09.2015

    Ceramic Drying

    The word ceramic comes from the ancient Greek word Keramos which was the description for pottery made of burned clay mineral. The oldest ceramic object discovered is the statue of “Venus of Dolní Věstonice“. Learn More
  9. 19.08.2015

    Seed Storage

    Around 10,000 years ago as humans began to shift over from a hunting and gathering culture to a farming culture, preserving and storing seeds became a very important aspect of, not only survival, but of civilization itself. Learn More
  10. 27.07.2015

    Shipping Containers

    A container is a protective housing for safe transportation and storage of goods. Safe means, in this context, the characteristics of the containers content remain unchanged under all relevant mechanical and climatic conditions. The stress a substance might be exposed to is varied and may include:

    • mechanical (static and dynamic)
    • climatically (railway, truck and ship over various climate zones)
    • chemical (aggressive gases and fluids)
    • biological (insects, fungal attack, mildew, bacteria, microorganisms).
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  11. 14.07.2015

    50 Years of Rotronic

    Founded 14th July 1965, Rotronic is celebrating its 50th anniversary and looking back to a successful half century.

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  12. 18.06.2015

    Incubators and Humidity

    In order for life to flourish, all organisms require a certain level of moisture, oxygen, sunshine and CO2 . Plant life requires a certain soil quality to ensure successful growth rates. Each and every living organism also has its specific requirement for optimal reproduction. Learn More
  13. 13.05.2015

    Humidity in Transportation

    One key reason for the success and wealth of some nations in the modern world is their ability to produce unique goods better than any other nation or region. Towns, regions or even entire countries tend to produce a select few types of goods where they excel. Learn More
  14. 22.04.2015

    Humidity in H2O2

    Sterilization methods used around the world are changing. Hot steam morpholine or formaldehyde processes are being replaced by hydrogen peroxide sterilization techniques. New methods such as the Dry Sterilization Process (DSP) and Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) offer distinct advantages over the older methods mentioned above. Learn More
  15. 10.04.2015

    Low dew point probe: reliable measurement of trace moisture.

    Bassersdorf (Switzerland) – The Swiss manufacturers of precision measurement instruments ROTRONIC has launched a new low dew point probe for precise measurement of temperature and low dew point in pressurised environments. The probe and its accessories are pressure resistant up to 100 bar. The measurement range covers -70…85 °C Td /-40…85 °C.

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  16. 08.04.2015

    Milk Powder Production

    Powdered milk or dried milk is a manufactured dairy product made by dehydrating liquid milk through several drying processes until it is a powder.. One purpose of drying milk is to preserve it; milk powder has a far longer shelf life than liquid milk and does not need to be refrigerated. Learn More
  17. 25.03.2015

    Humidity in the Lab

    A laboratory is a facility or workplace that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. In contrast to the office, the work in a lab is more hands-on with various experiments, process controls and quality controls being carried out simultaneously. Laboratories or labs are common in many different industries such as pharmaceuticals, medicine and engineering. Learn More
  18. 18.03.2015

    Room Temperature Mapping

    Temperature and humidity levels that are out of specifications can cause damage to ingredients during production or to the final product during storage. Knowing correct temperature and humidity levels at all times is especially important for pharmaceutical and food production companies. Learn More
  19. 10.03.2015

    Humidity and Tobacco Drying

    Tobacco is a plant that grows natively in North and South America. Records indicate tobacco was cultivated as early as 1 B.C. by the Native Americans. China’s tobacco market, which is the largest in the world by far (38% of the cigarettes smoked globally), is one of the few markets served directly by a domestic industry. Learn More
  20. 03.03.2015

    Cold Chain Logger

    Various directives prescribe cold-chain conditions that need to be met when transporting sensitive freight such as pharmaceuticals, foods, technical products and the like. Rotronic’s new temperature logger monitors this simply and reliably.

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  21. 20.02.2015

    Freeze Drying

    The freeze drying process can be traced back to prehistoric times. Back in the 15th century, freeze drying was used by the Incas. They stored their crops on the mountain heights above Machu Picchu where the cold mountain temperatures froze the food and the water inside slowly vaporized under the low air pressure of the high altitudes. Learn More
  22. 13.02.2015

    Humidity in Drying Lumber

    Wood is one of the oldest building materials on the planet. Before wood can be used as a construction material whether it be a structural support in a building or to manufacture furniture, it has to undergo treatment to gain the required properties defined by the application where the wood is used. Learn More
  23. 02.02.2015

    Humidity in Clean Rooms

    A clean room is a manufacturing environment that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors. The air inside is constantly recirculated through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. Some clean rooms are entire manufacturing facilities and can cover thousands of square meters. Learn More

2014

  1. 09.12.2014

    Paper Manufacturing

    The ancestor of the pulp paper making process that is used today is considered to be developed by a Chinese man named Tsai-Lun during the early 2nd Century. Paper and similar products like cardboard are made from cellulose fiber that comes from various sources (wood, rags, grasses). The cellulose fiber is extracted with either chemical, mechanical plumping or a mix of both. After the wet fiber mix has undergone various treatments it is ready for pressing and drying. Learn More
  2. 08.12.2014

    Pasta Drying

    Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple ingredient  of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154. The word “Pasta” is commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically pasta is made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes. It is then cooked and served in any number of dishes. Pasta can be made with flour from other cereals or grains, and eggs may be used instead of water. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca). Learn More
  3. 05.12.2014

    Wind Turbines

    The future is very positive for wind power. The technology is growing exponentially due to the every increasing global demand for electricity and the ongoing negative viewpoint about the high risk in nuclear power plants.Wind turbines are becoming more efficient and are able to produce more electricity per unit of kinetic energy as technology improves each year. Learn More
  4. 04.12.2014

    Textile Manufacturing

    In the days when cave men ruled the world, people were dressing with animal fur to protect themselves from the elements. Today we are far beyond that point and a wide range of natural as well as synthetic fibers have widely replaced animal fur. The modern textile industry grew out of the industrial revolution in the 18th Century as mass production of clothing became a mainstream industry. To handle the huge demand for textiles, sophisticated machines are now producing impressive quantities. For example, denim is being produced at a rate of one square meter per minute. Learn More
  5. 03.12.2014

    Cheese Ripening

    Since humans began to domesticate milk-producing animals around 10,000 BCE, they have known about the propensity of milk to separate into curds and whey. It is the curds that are used to produce cheese. There are three production steps common to the manufacturing process in most types of cheese; preparing the cheese milk, separating curd from whey and aging or ripening Learn More
  6. 15.10.2014

    New intrinsically safe HygroFlex5-EX series

    New intrinsically safe HygroFlex5-EX series
    Rotronic has launched a new transmitter for measurement of humidity and temperature in explosive atmospheres. The series is certified to ATEX and IECEx and therefore conforms to the latest international standards (IEC 60079-0/11/18/26/31/7).

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  7. 29.07.2014

    New data logger HL-1D / TL-1D boasts versatile use

    Bassersdorf (Switzerland), July 2014 – The Swiss manufacturers of precision measurement instruments Rotronic has launched a new data logger which not only meets international standards, but also - thanks to its versatility - is suitable for a wide range of applications.

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  8. 19.05.2014

    PF4 – Now with Humidity and Temperature Probes

    PF4 – Now with Humidity and Temperature Probes

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  9. 21.02.2014

    New catalogue available now „Measurement Devices for humidity, temperature, CO2 and differential pressure”.

    New catalogue available now „Measurement Devices for humidity, temperature, CO2 and differential pressure”.

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2013

  1. 17.12.2013

    ROTRONIC repositions itself

    As from 1 January 2014, the existing group of companies is being restructured. Business will be run partly in the new company, ROTRONIC-SECOMP AG, and also continued as previously in ROTRONIC AG.

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  2. 22.08.2013

    The new HW4-Video!

    We show you in just 5 minutes the key features of our monitoring SW HW4. 

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  3. 19.08.2013

    Rotronic opens branch office in Singapore

    Bassersdorf (Switzerland), 19 August 2013 – Rotronic, with headquarters in Bassersdorf, Switzerland and one of the world’s leading providers of measurement solutions, is opening its tenth subsidiary on 1st of September 2013 in Singapore. With the foundation of Rotronic Singapore, the Rotronic Group is looking to further strengthen their position in this market. 

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2012

  1. 08.11.2012

    Storing cheese at the right temperature

    Before cheese can develop the right flavor, it must be stored for several months at the right temperature and air humidity. Owing to the high air humidity, not every sensor is suitable for regulating the air conditioning system. Also, the sensors must be calibrated at the right operating point.

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  2. 06.11.2012

    The art of drying pasta

    Quality pasta needs two ingredients – expert preparation of the dough and correct drying. A controlled drying process is vital to ensure the pasta does not crack or become discoloured. The food-processing machine manufacturer Bühler deploys numerous humidity probes in its equipment to obtain exact measurement results for regulation of the drying climate.

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  3. 04.05.2012

    Fast and Precise Water Activity Measurements

    Bassersdorf, 20 April 2012 – Water activity in perishable foods and pharmaceutical products has a significant influence on their shelf life and storability. Water activity also has a determining influence on the quality of a product, its stability, taste and aroma. Rotronic offers a complete range of water activity products. The devices are accurate and characterized by their high efficiency, exchangeability and ease of calibration.

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  4. 27.02.2012

    Rotronic presents its new transmitter for CO2 measurements

    Bassersdorf, February 22, 2012 – Rotronic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measuring equipment for temperature and humidity, is expanding its range of products with CO2 transmitters. This solution is the answer to many requests from customers, who can now choose from completely new measuring parameters. The CO2 transmitters raise energy saving efficiency, analyze indoor air, and monitor CO2 levels in underground parking facilities and tunnels.

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  5. 22.02.2012

    Rotronic’s new universal logger - an all-round instrument

    Bassersdorf, 22 February 2012 – Parameters such as humidity, temperature, air pressure, light and acceleration are of central importance in order to obtain meaningful measurement results for industrial and scientific applications. The new all in one LOG-HC2, enables users to measure and save all these parameters simultaneously.

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  6. 09.01.2012

    New Product catalog “Humidity, Temperature, and CO2 measurements”

    New Product catalog “Humidity, Temperature, and CO2 measurements”

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2011

  1. 12.12.2011

    Wireless autonomous data loggers LOG-HC2-RC

    Bassersdorf, December 12, 2011 – The wireless autonomous data loggers from ROTRONIC are suitable for the most diverse humidity and temperature monitoring tasks. RF transmissions save the user wiring costs, and useful data can be recorded quickly and easily where access is severely restricted. This combination of wireless transmissions and data logger results in maximized failure safety.

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  2. 17.10.2011

    Rotronic - mit neuer Website online

    Rotronic – Mit neuer Website online
    Bassersdorf, 17. Oktober 2011 – Die Rotronic hat ihren bisherigen - seit 2006 bestehenden Internetauftritt - komplett neu gestaltet. Der Relaunch wurde zusammen mit der Internet Full Service-Agentur INM aus Wetzikon realisiert. Die neue Website wird heute Montag live geschaltet.

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  3. 21.06.2011

    Humidity News 2011

    Contents

    • Fraunhofer IBP - Fresh air in aircraft cabins
    • Proceq and Rotronic - Optimal moisture measurement in concrete
    • Land O’Lakes, Minnesota USA - Perfect powdered milk production
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2010

  1. 25.08.2010

    Humidity News 2010

    Content

    • Rotronic makes French roads a little safer
    • Rotronic in the services of dentistry
    • The new HygroLog hL 20/21 series
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2009

  1. 05.06.2009

    Humidity News 2009

    Content

    • Monitoring systems at Weleda
    • Optimized production processes at Rotronic
    • Rotronic wins bid to supply Shanghai's underground system
    • "And the Award goes to…"
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2008

  1. 20.05.2008

    Humidity News 2008

    Content

    • New: introducing the HygroClip2 and the AirChip3000
    • Gruyère, Sbrinz & Co. – only pure thanks to Rotronic
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