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Product of the Month: Mini Fiber Laser Transmitter

RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) has introduced the new Manlight ML1550-PL-R-OEM mini laser transmitter for LIDAR, telemetry, or range finding applications. The ML1550-PL-R-OEM has a compact size of 90 × 70 × 15 mm. The pulsed fiber laser provides short to ultra short pulse duration, with 2ns to 50ns pulse duration available, through a near diffraction limited randomly polarized beam (M21.1). In addition to its high performance, the laser can be provided with adjustable pulse duration.

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Digital High-Speed Camera

The Phantom® v310 digital high-speed camera from Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) offers users a wide aspect ratio and a top speed of 3,400 frames-per-second (fps) at the camera’s maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. At reduced resolution, the v310 can record at speeds up to 500,000 fps. The camera is suitable for applications such as scientific research, product development, and ballistics and explosions testing. The v310’s proprietary CMOS sensor allows users to keep moving subjects in-frame longer and see more of the event being recorded.

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Line Scan Camera

The DiViiNA line scan camera from e2v (Cedex, France) is a cost-effective industrial inspection camera that features 1024, 2048, and 4096 pixel sensors, running at 40 MHz and outputting 8 bits on Camera Link. The camera can be set through a flexible and easy serial control, operated with a two tap Camera Link base configuration, and triggered on free run and external trigger modes. The DiViiNA cameras are easy-to-use and robust, with user-friendly levels of functionality providing image quality for mid-range applications.

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Illumination Design Software

LightTools® 6.2 illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates (Pasadena, CA) is for applications ranging from LEDs to displays and luminaires. A backward ray tracing capability reduces the time needed to design and analyze systems such as sources, luminaires, and projectors. The LightTools SolidWorks® Link Module reduces design cycle time by enabling users to build 3D models in SolidWorks and import them into LightTools, where they can assign optical properties, optimize the design, and update the SolidWorks model.

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Thru-Beam Sensors

UltraFrameTM self-contained thru-beam sensors from Balluff (Florence, KY) are ideal for error-proofing, process monitoring, and general automation tasks in a number of environments. The UltraFrame sensors’ one-piece housings contain both emitter and receiver elements with pre-aligned optics, providing easy installation and an end to misalignment problems. On-board sensitivity and light/dark operation controls provide for easy adjustment to the user’s process.

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Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

Novelx (Lafayette, CA) introduces the mySEM® compact field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) for imaging and characterizing nanoscale objects and materials. In a compact design that installs easily, the mySEM is optimized for low-voltage operation and delivers sub-10nm imaging capabilities. With no need to coat non-conductive samples and providing up to 65,000x magnification, the mySEM is suitable for the nanoscale imaging of energy sensitive samples, biomaterials, and thin films. The mySEM enables users to select a specific operating voltage between 0.5 to 2.0 kV.

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PbSe Thermal Imaging Array

The LIRA5S lead selenide (PbSe) thermal imaging array from Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) is sensitive in the 1.0 to 5.5μm wavelength region and has state-of-the art integrated electronics. LIRA5S can be programmed for use in high-speed thermal imaging applications, including hot-spot detection in manufacturing and assembly process lines, conveyer belts, buildings, and railway systems. LIRA5S can measure up to 256 discrete thermal points, and the data readout speed of 4MHz allows for fast data analysis.

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