Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced the "lean design" XL-80 laser calibration system. The new design allows a 4X faster slew rate, 10X higher dynamic data capture rate, and total system accuracy in a smaller, lighter and more portable package. The XL-80 features linear measurement speed to 4m/s, while providing a resolution of 1nm. A new signal gain switch gives the option of 80m linear range or increased signal strength at shorter ranges. System accuracy of ±0.5 ppm is maintained over the full operating range of 0-40°C (32°-104°F). A new XC-80 Intelligent Sensor System maintains that accuracy against variations in temperature, pressure and humidity by updating the environment factor every seven seconds via a USB link. The XL-80 takes readings at 50 kHZ. The 10X increase in bandwidth enables capture of detailed data about small high-frequency movements.
For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/28058-222
This week's Question: Amazon recently filed a patent for parachute-aided delivery of packages. The proposed idea imagines drones releasing parcels from the sky, deploying parachutes to slow their descent and ensure the valuables inside remain...
Subscribe today to receive the INSIDER, a FREE e-mail newsletter from NASA Tech Briefs featuring exclusive previews of upcoming articles, late breaking NASA and industry news, hot products and design ideas, links to online resources, and much more.