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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 08:58
MTNW and ROMOR will provide industry leading rugged displays, retrofit deck machinery, controls and instrumentation products for the fishing, oceanographic and oil & gas markets in Canada Seattle, Washington, August 4, 2015 – Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) and ROMOR Ocean Solutions announce they have reached an agency agreement for Eastern Canada. This agreement allows ROMOR to sell and distribute MTNW’s industry-leading line of rugged display products, running line tensiometers, controls and instrumentation for offshore oil &... + continue reading
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:27
When architectural firm ARUP Associates needed a tension monitoring solution for the Echelman art sculpture over the Greenway in downtown Boston they chose a design from Measurement Technology Northwest. Boston area artist Janet Echelman is internationally renowned for the aerial sculptures she has erected in cities all over the world. These sculptures are constructed of a web of synthetic fiber rope suspended from anchor points on surrounding structures. When illuminated by strategically placed LED lighting the sculpture is a fascinating... + continue reading
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 07:51
Rental systems based in Houma allow for immediate mobilization offshore for Oil & Gas clientsMeasurement Technology Northwest (MTNW) is proud to announce the expansion of our rental program with Line Riders, data acquisition systems and instrumentation housed in Houma, Louisiana.  In concert with this announcement, MTNW has partnered with Full Pull Testing, based in Houma, to manage the equipment locally and provide client support.Our Variable Wire Diameter (VWD) Line Riders (RLTs) for wire rope up to 2" diameter will be stocked... + continue reading
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:53
User Interface designed for Bulk Tank applicationsDisplays up to (2) Bulk TanksSealed 316 SS panelHigh visibility electroluminescent (EL) displayLocal / Remote display stationsScaled analog outputs for connecting to existing data acquisition systemsOptional Analog / hydraulic compression load cell replacementsHazardous versions - UL Class 1. Div. 2In response to customer demand MTNW is proud to announce the launch a new version of our LCI-90i specifically designed for bulk / mud tank monitoring applications. The LCI-90i will accept signal from... + continue reading
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:30
In response to customer demand MTNW is proud to announce the launch of our new RL-05-P tensiometer specifically designed for line speed and payout monitoring applications. Eliminating the force transducer in the RL-05 tensiometer has allowed MTNW to tailor the design for payout monitoring and to simplify the construction of the tensiometer to allow for a reduced price point. Paired with the LCI-80x rugged programmable display this tensiometer is ideal for applications in industries such as construction, material handling, crane & hoist... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 16:15
Measurement Technology NW and now Rugged Controls has supported oceanographic reseach with winch monitoring and data logging since 1986. Our award winning line of rugged programmable controllers were redesigned in 2009 with the launch of the LCI-90i Line Control Display to exceed the safety standards for long term data logging and alarm evaluation defined by the UNOLS Safety Standards Appendix A. This release is a new firmware version and user interface for the LCI-90i with improvements made specifically for the oceanographic research... + continue reading
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 16:55
"The running line tensiometer model RL-05 performed superbly during our extensive anchor holding power tests aboard the Rachel Carson, an 81-ft research vessel, in the Chesapeake Bay. The installation of this unit on the aft winch and the set-up of the supporting hardware went smoothly and performed flawlessly." - Brian Sheehan, Fortress Marine Anchors In early August Fortress sponsored an extensive anchor holding power test that was conducted aboard the Rachel Carson, a research vessel that is owned by the University of Maryland Center... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:26
Engineered to perform in the harshest outdoor marine environments, the LCI-80x Rugged Programmable Controller offers a ruggedized compact HMI combined with today’s latest processing technology. July 9, 2014. Seattle, WA.  Measurement Technology NW (MTNW), a global leader in sensor and instrumentation systems for the oil & gas and marine markets, has recently released the newest member of its rugged, flagship display line, the LCI-80x RPC Multi-Variable Controller. Noted for years of performance in extreme environments... + continue reading
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 08:18
Providing the Saudi market state-of-the-art winch monitoring and control solutions for demanding oil & gas applications Seattle, Washington, July 1, 2014 – Measurement Technology Northwest (MTNW) and Al Najim Saudi International Co. Ltd. (NASICO) announce they have reached a reseller agreement for Saudi Arabia. This agreement allows NASICO to sell and distribute MTNW’s industry-leading line of rugged programmable controllers, cable line riders, load pins, and winch controls for offshore oil & gas, marine, oceanographic, well... + continue reading
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 17:02
MTNW is honored to be named 2014 SBA Washington Small Business Exporter of the Year.  This award reflects MTNW's committment to developing innovative measurement systems for our clients around the globe.“With 95 percent of the world’s potential customers residing outside of the U.S., incorporating an export strategy is becoming increasingly vital for small businesses,” said Nancy Porzio, SBA Seattle district director. “To be a recognized exporter in Washington – which is one of the top five states for exporting – demonstrates Measurement... + continue reading

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Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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