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CCD Color Line Scan Camera

Chromasens (Constance, Germany) has announced the allPIXA™ pro color line scan CCD camera for high-speed machine vision applications. The allPIXA pro, with line rates up to 92 kHz in standard models and up to 156 kHz in special OEM configurations, allows for a maximum 300% increase in speed compared to conventional CCD line scan cameras when used in Camera Link Full mode. It also has improved responsivity, thanks to upgraded tri-linear CCD sensors, while retaining the best legacy features of the original Chromasens allPIXA in a new more compact footprint. Several models are available in resolutions from 2048 × 3 to 7300 × 3 pixels.

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Spectrum Analyzer

Siglent Technologies (Solon, OH) has introduced a new line of digital spectrum analyzers. The SSA3000X Series includes two new models with frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz and 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz. These new spectrum analyzers incorporate all-digital Intermediate Frequency (IF) technology for higher measurement accuracy and frequency resolution. With IF technology, the frequency conversion and filtering is accomplished with digital signal processing earlier in the signal path for more accurate and stable values.

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3D AOI Inspection System

Saki Corporation (San Jose, CA) has debuted its 3rd-generation 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) line that accommodates dual lanes, XXL sizes, and increases throughput by 15%. Saki’s new BF- 3Di-D (dual lane) and BF-3Di-Z (extra-large platform) 3D AOI equipment provides measurements of components with a height range between 0 and 20 mm, achieving 1-micron height resolution, a false call rate of less than 100 ppm with 0 escapes, and an increased positioning speed of 50%. The new camera and lighting systems capture extremely clear, detailed images with no shadowing for inspection of the most difficult defects, such as lifted leads, tombstones, reverses, and height variations. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61059-221

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Product of the Month: March 2016

Paul N. Gardner Co., Pompano Beach, FL, announced the SmarTest coating thickness measurement system that consists of an app and a wireless sensor for measuring coating thickness with the help of a smartphone or tablet. The system uses Sensor-integrated Digital Signal Processing (SIDSP®) sensors combined with wireless technology to measure coating thickness. The digitally generated readings on the sensor are relayed by Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet. The SmarTest App functions as an evaluation device, replacing a conventional coating thickness gauge. The app displays current measuring value, statistical evaluation, storage of measuring values in files, 2-point calibration, measuring unit metric/imperial switchover, and export of the series of measurement in the CSV format. All the functionalities of a smartphone are available for data transfer. The sensor can function for up to 8 hours in continuous operation, and the dual Bluetooth module ensures a long operating time in modern devices. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61059-120

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Product Lifecycle Management

Teamcenter® 11 product lifecycle management (PLM) software from Siemens PLM Software, Plano, TX, features enhanced functionality of its Active Workspace interface, new integration tools, and the ability to manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle. The software seamlessly integrates application lifecycle management tools, data, and processes within the PLM environment, enabling users to manage software designs with a holistic product view. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61059-100

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Data Analysis and Visualization

Tecplot, Bellevue, WA, offers Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 1 data visualization and analysis software that features better support for polyhedral data, improved animation methods, and a new macro debugger. Users can visualize and analyze larger data sets, and several animation methods have been reintroduced for engineers trying to gain insight from extremely large data sets. The macro debugger makes it easier for users to navigate and debug scripts. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61059-101

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3D Modeling

ANSYS, Pittsburgh, PA, has introduced ANSYS SpaceClaim 2016 3D modeling software that enables users to create, edit, and repair geometry regardless of the underlying technology or where the original model came from. The release features the Skin Surface Tool that allows reverse engineering of highly organic shapes. The new Shrinkwrap Tool cleans up models for 3D printing by creating a watertight, regular faceting around selected bodies. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61059-102

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