Kestrel Instruments

  1. People Behind the Products: Meet Shaniyah

    People Behind the Products: Meet Shaniyah After packing the Kestrel nicely into its box, she topped it off with a few documents, including instructions, before folding it closed. All that was left now were the stickers. Shaniyah, who first joined us in the summer of 2008, returns to us during breaks as she continues her education. Usually a packer, she's also been trained in the assembly Read more...
  2. People Behind the Products: Meet Reanee

    People Behind the Products: Meet Reanee She could do it in her sleep, and she moved like clockwork. She held two in her hands, and twiddled her thumbs over the keypads in quick succession, checking one last time to be sure the Kestrels' functions were correct and free of defects. Once satisfied, she examined the screens, gave them a good wipe, and packed them into their boxes. Reanee is Read more...
  3. People Behind the Products: Meet Nisha

    People Behind the Products: Meet Nisha With a careful eye, Nisha examined the Kestrel's screen for defects – fingerprints needing to be wiped away, loose lint stuck on the other side. Once she was pleased with her inspection, she gave it another swab of her rag before packing the product in its box. To be opened by who? A soldier? A firefighter? Nisha, a packer here at Nielsen- Read more...
  4. People Behind the Products: Meet Kevin

    People Behind the Products: Meet Kevin With a careful sweep of the solder wand, he painted a silver slide, connecting the two parts and allowing light to illuminate the screen. Kevin, who celebrated his first NK anniversary this past Halloween, previously worked with Blue Ocean Megaphones and currently builds NK's SpeedCoach products. His favorite parts about working at Nielsen- Read more...
  5. People Behind the Products: Meet Sheri

    People Behind the Products: Meet Sheri Sheri has worked at NK for the past five years, although one could say this isn't her first rodeo. This is Sheri's second, having worked with us for two years before taking leave for personal reasons. She returned to us in the spring of 2014. Most practiced in building batteries for our Blue Ocean megaphones, Sheri has also been cross-trained in Read more...
  6. People Behind the Products: Meet Bob

    People Behind the Products: Meet Bob Bob joined the NK team back in 2008. He works as the lean manufacturing engineer for our rowing and sports products, including CoxBox, Blue Ocean Megaphone, SpeedCoach GPS, and EmPower Oarlock. As part of his job, Bob is responsible for a wide range of duties like working with our design engineers to develop processes for products, designing the Read more...
  7. People Behind the Products

    People Behind the Products Nielsen Kellerman Company (NK) has been building products sold worldwide in Delaware County, PA for thirty years and continues to expand across product lines and customer markets. We are proud of our local roots, and we are thrilled that our continued growth here results not only in innovation and product advancements for our customers – but Read more...
  8. Keep Your Workers Safe With Kestrel Instruments

    Keep Your Workers Safe With Kestrel Instruments

    Construction workers brave many hazards. Working with heavy equipment, at various heights, and in dangerous environmental conditions cause injuries consistently. In 2017, a total of 259 on-the-job deaths were reported – or 14.1 deaths per 100,000 full-time construction workers. Also that year, 21,760 nonfatal injuries were reported.

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  9. What is Density Altitude?

    What is Density Altitude?

    While many of us don't think about density altitude in our everyday lives, it impacts the environment and even how airplanes perform while in the air. With dense air, nitrogen and oxygen are tightly packed together to make the surrounding air heavier than other locations. Air density varies depending on where you're located in the world, but temperature and altitude are two primary factors that influence density altitude.

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  10. Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    When it comes to measuring barometric pressure, there is a bit of science going on behind the scenes. Let's take a look at the difference between barometric vs. station pressure and the variables that go into calculating the two readings.

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