Products

Magnetic Encoder

The MagRes BM1V magnetic incremental encoder from Baumer Ltd.(Southington, CT) is designed to endure the operating extremes of railway vehicles. It has up to 12 channel outputs, delivering data with different pulse rates.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Motor Controller

The BDE40 motor controller from Crouzet North America (Vista, CA) can be used with most three-phase brushless Hall Effect motors. The device’s 4-quadrant design is suited for applications requiring not only standard forward and reverse motor control, but also closed-loop speed control for motor slowing and stopping.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Encoder Warning System

The Series 800 rotary encoder from Leine & Linde (Schaumburg, IL) has an integrated early warning system that detects worn-out ball bearings. The warning system monitors the completeness of the rotary encoder pulses and the correct pulse sequence. The error is relayed as a flashing LED on the rear of the encoder housing. The time of the fault and the corresponding error code are stored in the encoder, so the user has the opportunity to read out and analyze the error code via an RS-232 interface, once the encoder has been removed. A report can also be displayed directly at the machine, if additional wiring is added to an overriding system control.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Product of the Month: Compact 1 kW CO2 Laser

The DIAMOND™ E-1000 from Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) is a sealed 1 kW CO2 laser that measures less than 1497mm × 471mm × 384mm, including its integrated power supply. It is suitable for use in small machines or space-sensitive applications involving cutting, perforating, and drilling of paper, plastic films, plastics, glass, carbon composites, and thin metals. The laser requires no external gas supply and is easy to mount on a moving robot arm.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

Solar Cell Processing Disk

Jenoptik (Jena, Germany) has developed the JenLas® disk IR50 for MWT and EWT (Metal Wrap Through and Emitter Wrap Through). The laser beam fits the infrared wavelength range at 1030nm with a flexible tunable pulse length. The 45-watt system is suitable for laser drilling of silicon wafers, which then allow for the efficient production of back-contact solar cells.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

Solarization-Resistant Fibers

Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) has introduced a full line of standard solarization-resistant fibers for deep UV applications. The fibers are suitable for spectroscopy, lithography, and excimer laser delivery applications where fibers are exposed to deuterium lamp transmission (190nm to 230nm) or an ArF-Excimer (193nm) laser. Prolonged UV transmission below 260nm causes solarization in optical fibers, reducing their UV transmittance significantly. Fiberguide’s fibers use a modified core preform that protects fiber from UV damage. They exhibit long-term stability at 30-40% transmission (for 215nm). Fiber core sizes can be produced from 50μm to greater than 1,000μm.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

Quantum Cascade Laser Mounts

ILX Lightwave Corporation (Bozeman, MT) has released the LDM-4872 Quantum Cascade Laser Mount with case temperature control. Designed for quantum cascade lasers, the LDM-4872 offers a wide temperature control range, the ability to operate the QCL under vacuum, and an optional XYZ stage with multiple mid-IR lens options. The LDM-4872 supports C-Block, Alpes ST and NS chip on carrier packages, as well as customer proprietary QCL packages. An integral thermoelectric module and a high-performance water-cooled cold plate provide an active temperature control range of -30°C to 30°C with heat loads up to 10W. The optional XYZ stage provides precise adjustment even when the LDM-4872 is under vacuum. Precision differential adjustment screws for the X and Y axes provide 25μm/rev fine adjustment. The knurled lens cartridge has 64 threads per inch for precise Z adjustment.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

The U.S. Government does not endorse any commercial product, process, or activity identified on this web site.