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ESD Protection For Laser Diodes

Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. (Orlando, FL) are now offering their patented LASORB component in an SMT form. LASORB is a hybrid electronic device that consists of passive electrical and active silicon components that come together to help protect laser diodes from electrostatic discharge (ESD) and power surges. Currently LASORB is the only proven device that can guarantee the protection of laser diodes from ESD and power surges. The LASORB SMT KIT consists of two resistors, a capacitor, and Pangolin’s TSOP6/4G-20V LASORB semiconductor.

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Spectral Surface Mapping Software

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) recently announced Spectral Surface MappingTM (S2MTM) capabilities for its UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometers. S2MTM gives CRAIC microspectrometer users the ability to map the spectral responses across surfaces of their samples point-by-point. With microscopic spatial resolution, surface profiles can be created using UV-visible-NIR transmission, absorbance, emission, fluorescence and polarization microspectral data. S2MTM can even create maps from Raman microspectral data from the CRAIC ApolloTM Raman microspectrometer. CRAIC microspectrometers can now create highly detailed spectral maps with micron scale resolution rapidly and automatically.

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CMOS Video Camera Platform

Forza Silicon (Pasadena, CA) has introduced the Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform featuring a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60 frames per second (fps) and supporting multiple camera resolutions. The dual-mode camera operates in B&W or color and produces high-quality video at the highest resolution and speed available, with minimal motion blur. It is ideal for surveillance applications and particularly useful for large-area image capture. With a proprietary onboard image processor, image sequences can be captured, downloaded, and configured to resolutions approaching 200 MP while maintaining speeds of 60 fps.

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Sapphire Windows

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) recently introduced its new TECHSPEC® Precision Sapphire Windows. These windows are ideal for use in a wide variety of demanding applications, including imaging and spectroscopy, as they offer superior broadband transmission from 0.15-5.5 mm. With excellent transmission from the UV to the MWIR, TECHSPEC Precision Sapphire Windows also provide ¼λ surface accuracy. They utilize a high tolerance design and take advantage of the innate characteristics of sapphire - a high dielectric constant, high thermal conductivity, extreme surface hardness and resistance to many chemical acids and alkali, which maximizes system performance. TECHSPEC Precision Sapphire Windows are available in four uncoated sizes -- 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm and 25 mm diameters.

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Thermal Chassis Camera

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (Hood River, OR) recently introduced the Vinden CZ 320 continuous zoom thermal chassis camera. The first of two camera models in the series, the Vinden CZ 320 is offered in both 60 Hz and 9 Hz frame rates for the widest possible range of domestic and international customers. The system provides 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom, for a zoom range of 8.9 degrees to 1.5 degrees. The system is managed by an innovative custom processor which provides critical image processing functions, with extensions for edge analytics.

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9 questions to ask when specifying a slewing ring bearing

In applications where a bearing must support a rotating structure (e.g. cranes, radar, tank turrets), premature failure can put people and equipment at risk. Designers choosing a slewing ring bearing for such applications should consider many factors, such as the bearing’s support structure, mounting (including bolt strength, tensioning and hole patterns), installation, and even storage. A new white paper from Kaydon Bearings, an SKF Group company, details nine key questions to ask when specifying a slewing ring bearing.

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Industrial Computed Tomography Inspects Parts in 3D

This nondestructive testing method can quickly inspect parts in 3D while maintaining very high accuracy. Jesse Garant & Associates Inc., Windsor, Ontario, Canada Avery important stage in the manufacturing and production cycle of a part is designing and verifying a prototype. Very often in the medical, automotive, or aerospace industries, very expensive and valuable parts are cut open to locate internal failures or to retrieve internal measurements. Such parts are left destroyed and can no longer be functional after the testing process.

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