Thermetrics Blog

January 15,2010
With the beginning of a new year comes New Year’s resolutions, and for all our sweating manikin operators we heartily recommend making the resolution to pay more attention to your manikin’s fluid circulation system. Towards that goal I have re-posted a service bulletin from a few years ago that describes the maintenance procedures our engineers have developed for the proper care of our sweating manikins – including Newton (all models) and the Thermal Hand, Thermal Foot, and Thermal Head systems. Read More
December 30,2009
All three divisions of our company come together every year during the holidays for an intrigue-filled Christmas party. This year it was held at Vios Marketplace (a wonderful Greek restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area) but, right up to the day of the party, nobody knew where it was going to be held! Our president likes to build up anticipation for the event, and withholding the party’s location until the last minute definitely accomplishes that goal. Read More
November 23,2009
In November 2008, Measurement Technology NW and a group that included Midwest Research Institute, Boston Dynamics, Smith Carter CUH2A, and HHI Corporation, was selected by the US Army to design and build the “IPEMS” project (Individual Protective Ensemble Manikin System), including state-of-the-art chemical testing facilities and a first-of-its-kind robotic thermal manikin system for performing high-resolution testing of protective clothing and equipment under live chemical exposure conditions. Read More
November 4,2009
Allow me to introduce “Simon” - Measurement Technology NW’s new 13-zone thermal manikin. Our European friends may call him a thermal mannequin or thermal dummy; but regardless of the name, what Simon excels at is sleeping bag testing. Read More
October 21,2009
We recently heard from a lab that was testing a hand warming (glove) system for military use that could be worn in water or on other cold-weather operations. They needed to know if our thermal hand manikin could be customized for submersion testing in a cold water test tank, since their current testing methods utilized human subjects and they were having trouble getting repeatable results. Read More
October 9,2009
As a heads-up for our aerospace partners, please note that Newton’s friendly face will be on display at the upcoming SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition being held November 10-12, 2009 in the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Newton and his handlers will be part of the ThermoAnalytics booth (#1012).  Read More
October 2,2009
ThermDAC is a Windows-based software application that provides full thermal control, fault detection, data logging/analysis functions, and real-time graphic displays of manikin operation. As of Oct 2009, It is included with the purchase of all MTNW thermal manikin systems, and our new ThermDAC 8 adds significant capabilities to what has already been recognized as the most sophisticated software available for manikin control and data analysis. For interested MTNW thermal manikin operators, ThermDAC 8 enhancements include: Read More
September 25,2009
Is it just me or is time moving by really fast? The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind as planning for the August 22-26, 2010 Eighth International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling (8I3M) moves from the “thinking” to the “doing” phase. Read More