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Product of the Month: the GEN3i Portable Data Recorder

HBM, Marlborough, MA, has introduced the GEN3i portable data recorder, part of the Genesis High Speed line of data recorders. They are designed for laboratory, power test stands, and destructive material testing applications, as well as for generators, turbines, and engines. The recorder transfers data directly to the storage medium at speeds as high as 200 MB/s (one hundred million measured values per second). A user can employ 18 channels at 2 MS/s, producing 4 MB/s per channel. The 18 channels will produce 72 MB/s continuously until the 480- GB solid-state disk (SSD) is loaded. Users can select from 21 different data acquisition cards. The recorder can be equipped with isolated strain gauge or accelerometer signal conditioners, as well as ultra-high-speed cards offering sampling rates of 100 MS/s, or an isolated 1 kV data acquisition card with ±1000V direct inputs. It features up to 96 fully configurable input channels and an intuitive touchscreen that lets users access all data handling functions.

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Multi-Touch Displays

American Industrial Systems (Irvine, CA) has announced industrial, widescreen, multi-touch HMI monitors and displays. A Projected Capacitive Sensor provides a gesture-based HMI interface that allows interactions such as pan, zoom, and rotate.

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Lenses

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has doubled its offering of stock Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses. The Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex Lenses are available individually, in diameters of 12.7, 25.4, and 50.8 mm, with a variety of focal lengths in both uncoated and 8-12 μm AR coated models. The anti-reflection coating has less than 0.5% reflection from 7.5 - 13.5 μm. A lens kit containing all nine uncoated 25.4-mm-diameter Zinc Selenide PCX Lenses is also offered. The Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses have a usable transmission range of 600 nm to 16 μm with low dispersion.

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High-Speed Camera

The S-MIZE EM high-speed camera from AOS Technologies AG (Baden, Switzerland) has built-in PowerPC architecture, which duplicates the control and status lines of a film camera. A range of available connectors also enable integration.

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Frame Grabbers

BitFlow (Woburn, MA) provides an alternative to four-link CoaXPress (CXP) frame grabbers with its Karbon™ CXP2, a two-link frame grabber. BitFlow Karbon-CXP2 frame grabbers offer video acquisition speeds up to 6 Gigabits per second, and will send control commands and triggers at 20 Megabits per second — all over a 75 ohm coaxial cable in lengths up to 135 meters. Additionally, a maximum 13W of power can be transmitted to the camera along the cable. Karbon-CXP2 frame grabbers will support either one two-link camera or up to two single-link cameras.

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Vision System

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has released the GEVA 3000 vision system. The fanless GEVA 3000 is equipped with a Gen3 Core i7 processor, choice of camera interface, and application software.

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Thermal Cameras

FLIR Systems (Portland, OR) has announced the FLIR A6700sc midwave infrared camera. The device features a 640×512 pixel resolution thermal detector. Short exposure times allow users to freeze motion and achieve accurate temperature measurements. The camera’s image output can be windowed to increase frame rates to 480 frames per second.

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