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Simpson Electric Century Models Replaced by PNP Technology

                    Functioning as a reseller, Weschler offers the Simpson 2142, 2143, 2152, 2153, 2144, and 2154 analog meters. Branded under the once-popular “Electric Century Style”, and ranging in size from 2 ½ to 4 ½ inches, these analogs feature an acrylic glass display with a thin… Read more »

Weschler VX-252 Replaced by PNP-9

Weschler offers its VX-252, VC-252, and VR3-252 edgewise instruments for use in the nuclear industry. Boasting a rugged design and calibrating ability to 1% accuracy, the 252 class are magnetically shielded with self-contained inputs and a scale length of 4 ½ inches. These instruments adhere to IEEE standard 420-1973 and can be expected to meet… Read more »

SSAM-N Replaces the Ametek/Dixson BW051P

Weschler Instruments offers the Ametek Dixson model BW051P as a replacement for all 4½ inch standard ANSI switchboard meters. Directly, the BW051P serves as a form, fit and function replacement for the GE/Yokogawa DB40 meters that were immensely popular across several industries during the heyday of analog technology. Additionally the BW051P can also serve as… Read more »

Hoyt 5000 Series Replaced by PNP Technology

Often dabbling in the reselling and distribution business, Weschler Instruments offers many of the 5000 series analog meters originally manufactured by Hoyt Electrical Instruments. Once a staple across many industries, analogs like the 5000 series (including the 5015/5016, 5025/5026, and 5035/5036) have mainly been relegated to the I&C rooms of aging nuclear facilities, where NRC… Read more »

Weschler H6856 Replaced by PNP Technology

Obsolete analog meters, or refurbished units still on the market and in many instrumentation and control rooms (I&C), have long posed a tedious challenge to operators looking to replace them. Often the arduousness of finding suitable replacements can also accrue higher expenses as newer technology demands higher operating costs. However, the most common problem operators… Read more »

NRC Ponders 100-year License Extension

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission convened Thursday to discuss the possibility of a 100-year license for nuclear plants in the United States. The meeting is expected to revolve around potential safety-related issues such an extension could incur—such as the long-term effects of aging concrete, electrical wiring, instrumentation and process-driven components—in addition to the bureaucratic feasibility of… Read more »

Raytheon Acquires Blue Canyon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies has completed an acquisition to acquire Blue Canyon Technologies, a satellite manufacturer based out of Boulder, Colorado. The move was completed ahead of schedule on December 22nd, 2020, after initially being disclosed in early November. Blue Canyon will now join the business unit of Raytheon, the defense contractor’s Intelligence & Space sector, with… Read more »

Mirion Technologies Acquires Sun Nuclear

In a move announced January 7th, Mirion Technologies, Inc. is set to acquire noted radiation oncology provider Sun Nuclear, in a transaction of yet to be disclosed financial value. The acquisition is expected to aid Mirion’s effort to diversify its portfolio across a broad range of industries that include nuclear, military, research, and medical markets…. Read more »

Cyber Attack Compromises U.S. Nuclear Facilities

As the U.S. reels from a blistering cyber security attack this week that has infected over a dozen federal agencies, the nation’s nuclear power facilities may have been breached as well. Reports from the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration indicate that hackers have indeed accessed their internal networks as part of… Read more »