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Commercial Grade Optics

Anchor Optics (Barrington, NJ) has added 14 new commercial grade optics to its product line including commercial grade Fresnel lenses and Kodak Wratten filters, right angle mirrors, penta prisms, color polarizer film, right angle prisms, PCX lenses, protected gold mirrors, retarder film, achromats, elliptical mirrors, elliptical beamsplitters, large condenser lenses, and concave spherical mirrors. The company also offers an adjustable focus green laser pointer, blue laser pointer, and polarized stress tester. The optics are suitable for industrial and commercial production as well as prototyping applications. For Free Info Visit http://info.ims.ca/10976-226

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Picosecond Laser

High Q Laser Production (Hohenems, Austria) has introduced the mode locked picoTRAINTM Green IC-532-12000, a picosecond laser featuring integrated second harmonic generation (SHG) delivering 20W at a wavelength of 1064 nm and 12W at 532 nm in a 76 MHz pulse train with 6 ps pulses. The SHG is performed in a separate module via non-critical phase matching with a BBO crystal. The temperature control of the BBO crystal is achieved by a Peltier element controlled by the laser driver. The power distribution of 532 nm to 1064 nm radiation can be controlled continuously by a variable beam splitter. The TEM00 laser beam displays a beam quality of M2 < 1.2. Both the 532 nm and the 1064 nm pulse train are temporally synchronized. The picoTRAINTM Green is also available at different power levels of 4W, 6W, and 8W at 532nm. The system is suitable for pumping of optical parametric oscillators, ultrafast spectroscopy, multi-photo imaging, and nano-processing. For Free Info Visit http://info.ims.ca/10976-227

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Science Grade Infrared Camera

FLIR Systems (Boston, MA) has introduced the ThermoVision® SC8000 MWIR infrared camera. Capable of generating over 1.0 million pixels for a single thermal image, the SC8000 produces full window 1024×1024 14-bit data at 132 frames per second (fps). By reducing the window size, the camera offers frame rates of 309 fps at 640×512, 751 fps at 320×256, and 909 fps at 160×120. The SC8000’s camera control interface enables the user to adjust the output frame rate of the camera from .0051Hz to full frame. The SC8000 also offers a high-performance 16-channel readout that provides digital data at 205 M pixels/second; multiple camera presets; and Gigabit Ethernet, Camera Link Full, and USB interfaces. Built-in IRIG-B timing provides on-board deterministic time stamping of each frame of data, as well as advanced IRIG-B options. For Free Info Visit http://info.ims.ca/10976-228

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Filter Sets for CoralHueTM Keima-Red Fluorescent Protein

Omega Optical (Brattleboro, VT) has developed three new filter sets for use with CoralHueTM Keima-Red fluorescent protein. The new filter sets include versions with both longpass and band-pass emission filters to accommodate a variety of single and multi-fluor applications. Developed by researchers at RIKEN and Hokkaido University in Japan, Keima-Red has an extremely large Stokes shift, making it very useful for tracking protein-protein interactions and for multi-fluor use in fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy. These features make it possible for researchers to excite two labels with a single laser for simultaneous fluorescence, resulting in the ability to track protein localization in cells, as well as for monitoring gene expression. The spectral curves of Keima-Red and its optimized filter sets are available online in Omega’s Curvomatic, an interactive database containing fluorescent probes and filter spectral data. For Free Info Visit http://info.ims.ca/10976-229

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SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD Software

SolidWorks Corp., Concord, MA, has announced SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD software that features a new user interface and 3D graphics, an enhancement of the SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), and advanced design analysis capabilities. A new intuitive workflow predicts which tools users will need in the context of a specific task, and makes them readily available. The interface reduces mouse travel, and provides task-based command selection. SWIFT Instant3D lets users create and modify 3D model features by manipulating drag handles directly on the model. Users can make edits by dragging edges while looking at a slice of the model. SWIFT DimXpert automatically sets geometric dimensions and tolerances on parts, and provides visual feedback on whether the model has been described properly and is ready for manufacturing. It automatically creates views, dimensions, and tolerances in 2D drawings for design documentation. Design Clipart lets users search their file systems for sketches, tables, images, features, or DWG blocks inside existing designs. The feature dissects the target file, letting users drag the item to incorporate it in a new design. For Free Info Click Here.

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Servo Controller/Driver

QuickSilver Controls (San Dimas, CA) has released the QuickSilver IGF, a simple servo controller/driver for its line of NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame high-torque, direct-drive servomotors. The QuickSilver IGF features a DIN rail-mountable design, 7 TTL level I/O with optional 24 V, and an RS-232/285 interface. The device also features ASCII/Modbus protocol and enough memory for several thousand lines of programming. The IGF comes with a built-in regenerative braking circuit, single connector to motor, an on/off switch, and status LEDs.

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Sub-Miniature Fans and Blowers

Nidec Copal USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) has announced its family of brushless DC sub-miniature fans and blowers suitable for use in office automation machines, video cameras, and portable medical and small industrial inspection devices. The tube axial family of sub-miniature fans comes in two fan models and one blower model. The RoHS-compliant F16 (0.0650" sq.) tube axial fan develops up to 0.42 CFM at a maximum of 1.88" of water in an intermittent duty cycle operation. Input volt and currents reach 3.3 VDC and 20 milliamps, respectively.

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