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detector

 [de-tek´ter]
a device by which an object or condition can be discovered.
image detector any recording medium used in radiology, such as film or a cathode ray tube.
lie detector polygraph.

de·tec·tor

(dē-tek'tŏr, -tōr),
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.

detector

/de·tec·tor/ (de-tek´ter) an instrument or apparatus for revealing the presence of something.
lie detector  polygraph.

detector

[detek′ter]
a device by which an object or condition can be discovered.

de·tec·tor

(dĕ-tek'tŏr)
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.

detector,

n a device used in analytical instruments that reacts to variations, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, or electrical conductivity charges, and measures the degree of response. This signal from the device is then amplified and plotted by a recorder.
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Manufacturing Technology of Metal detector: This chapter is mainly divided into three major parts as Development, Analysis and Trends of Metal detector Manufacturing Technology.
Rotate the detector body to release it from its base and pull it away from the wall.
Changing the physical features of the detector will not help if the manufacturer has failed to improve upon the detector's actual detection principles.
Muons passing through empty cavities travel through the pyramid to a detector located beneath the monument.
Entering service data and using these reports results in predictive maintenance, which decreases the likelihood of a detector failing in the field.
Alarm Threshold Setting--This is the point at which the detector senses radiation that sets off its alarm.
Runner, R-Lancaster, said knives made of polymers or other synthetic materials are easily concealed and can pass through metal detectors undetected, posing a security risk at courts and public buildings such as schools, jails and airports.
Hallet responded with a strongly-worded reply challenging Hall's technical competence and declaring that the task of equipping airliners with smoke detectors is being "expeditiously accomplished.
To locate fine leaks in a HV or UHV environment, you should connect the leak detector to the vacuum system in a full-flow configuration.
When explosives vapors are introduced into the electron capture detector (ECD), the detector's standing current changes, and an electronic signal goes off, indicating the presence of an explosive or another electronegative compound.
One detector projects a light beam onto a photodiode or other photosensitive sensor used to read the beam's light level.
Properly installed and maintained, the home smoke detector is considered one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning when a fire begins, before the concentration of smoke reaches a dangerous level, or before the fire becomes too intense.