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Precision Laser System

Prima Power Laserdyne (Champlin, MN) has announced availability of the LASERDYNE 430 Series of precision laser systems with up to 20 kW QCW (quasi continuous wave) fiber lasers. This laser system is designed for ease of use in cutting, welding and drilling of 2D and 3D components requiring precision and consistency. The 430 BeamDirector(R) system adds Laserdyne's third Generation BeamDirector(R) (BD3Y), giving users a unique capability for drilling cylindrical and shaped holes, bevel cutting, and welding a wide range of materials including aluminum, copper, stainless steel and titanium. Combining higher velocity and acceleration, the third generation BD3Y provides C (rotary) axis motion of 900 degrees, and D (tilt) axis motion of 300 degrees. www.primapowerinterface.com/430/

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3D Optical Profilers

Zygo Corporation (Middlefield, CT) recently announced the NewView(TM) 8000 series of 3D optical profilers. The two models of NewView 8000 benchtop profilers are based on non-contact optical technology and powered by ZYGO's Mx(TM) software. The NewView 8000 profilers provide hundreds of surface results and analyses, including the latest ISO 25178 area surface texture parameters for industry-leading quantitative analysis. In addition, the systems offer exceptional surface visualization via optimized optical design and advanced surface detection algorithms. www.zygo.com/nv8k

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Wide Angle IP Surveillance Cameras

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products (Irvine, CA) has introduced two new full HDTV (1080p) mini-dome IP cameras featuring 110° horizontal viewing angles to capture up to 20 percent more area than cameras equipped with standard 93° angle lens. The outdoor-ready IK-WR05A and indoor IK-WD05A are pre-focused for objects at close range up to infinity. In addition, both models are ONVIF Profile-S compliant for simplified integration with third-party ONVIF products and have 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to eliminate the need to run electrical cables for power. Both cameras will stream live video at 30 frames-per-second at full frame rate, two-megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution. www.toshibasecurity.com

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Product of the Month

Mentor Graphics Corp., Wilsonville, OR, has introduced the first phase of a new systems design enterprise platform for printed circuit board (PCB) systems. The Xpedition™platform combines an intuitive design environment with designer-driven automation. The Xpedition PCB layout technology enables placement planning for performance and reuse; efficient routing of complex, dense topologies; and electromechanical optimization. The Sketch Router™ feature provides interactive control of the auto-assisted routing process. It enables user control over trace location, routing styles, and a selection of via patterns. A fully integrated environment uses the same selection, planning, and placement functionality for 2D and 3D. It reduces ECAD/MCAD iterations with photorealistic visualization using 3D parametric models of components and enclosures.

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CMOS Image Sensor

Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY) has released a 6-megapixel CMOS image sensor targeted to applied imaging markets such as machine vision, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance. The KAC-06040 Image Sensor is a 1-inch optical format device that provides 10-bit full resolution output at up to 160 fps. Its platform provides both global and rolling shutter for versatile image capture. The platform also includes a flexible read-out architecture that supports programmable, multiple regions of interest, enabling full speed and interspersed video streams. The KAC-06040 Image Sensor is available in monochrome and Bayer color configurations.

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High-Speed Imaging System

The FASTCAM SA-Z imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) features 21,000 frames per second at megapixel resolution. The new SA-Z CMOS sensor provides over 2,000,000 frames per second (fps) at reduced resolution. The enhanced global electronic shutter operates from 1-millisecond (standard) down to 159 nanoseconds (export restrictions apply).

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Camera Gauge System

A camera gauge system from Newcomb Spring Corp. (Decatur, GA) provides precise, image-based length measurements, with data recording and reportable order details. The system measures compression springs as they are manufactured, capturing and saving a digital image of each part and recording part dimensions. If part measurements approach maximum tolerance levels, the system’s computer program automatically triggers an adjustment in connected wire coiling machinery, causing the equipment to recalibrate and comply more closely to nominal specifications. When the order is complete, a report and digital record is available for download.

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