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Disk Lasers in the Photovoltaic Industry

Diverse types of lasers, such as nanosecond, pulsed, and excimer, have been considered for various applications in the photovoltaic industry, including edge isolation, edge deletion, drilling for back contact, cutting of Si-wafer, and patterning of crystalline solar cells. High power lasers, with high stability and high efficiency in addition to high beam quality, are needed now more than ever.

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NASA Research Will Help Aircraft Avoid Ocean Storms and Turbulence

NASA is funding the development of a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO — in partnership with the University of Wisconsin — are developing a system that combines satellite data and computer weather models with artificial intelligence techniques.

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Large Area OLED Device

Novaled (Dresden, Germany) developed a 15 x 15 cm white OLED with a thickness of less than 2 mm. The Novaled OLED stack allows for a natural and warm white light, performing with a high color rendering index (CRI) of 90 - which looks similar to sunlight or what is delivered by incandescent bulbs.

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Ultra-Portable Data Acquisition System

Dewetron USA, Wakefield, RI, has introduced the DEWE-43-V, an ultra-portable data acquisition system that includes eight 24-bit dynamic analog input channels with >100 dB dynamic range; eight synchronous counters for recording speed, counts, RPM, and duty cycle from tachometer and pulse train sources; 24 TTL level digital discrete inputs; and two high-speed CAN BUS ports. The system is made from a solid block of aluminum for rugged conditions, and is connected via USB to any Windows PC. Each of the eight analog inputs is a multifunctional signal conditioner capable of handling full-bridge strain gages and voltages up to ±10V. MSI adapters are available for IEPE accelerometers and microphones, high voltages, thermocouples, RTD sensors, and charge accelerometers. The adapters are automatically recognized by the DEWESoft-SE software, which adjusts the input ranges and engineering units to match them. GPS and video sensors can be connected to the PC and recorded in sync with the analog data from the DEWE-43-V. The unit is powered via a 6-36 VDA, and includes an AC/DC adapter with additional adapters for common AC plugs worldwide.

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Piston Pump

Parker Hannifin, Marysville, OH, has added a 45cc model to its P1/PD line of piston pumps. The variable displacement, axial piston pump is optimized for medium pressure, open-circuit mobile and industrial applications.

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Heavy-Duty Slide

The Heavy-Duty Slide 2 from Techno, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY, is constructed of single rigid aluminum extrusion and able to handle heavy cantilevered loads. It measures 225mm wide and is available in travels from 122 to 2,722mm (4.8 to 107.2in.), with a wraparound motor mounting kit that allows for longer travel with shorter overall lengths.

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Servo Coupling

The EKC Series servo coupling from GAM, Mount Prospect, IL, combines high precision and custom configurability with a low price. It is engineered to minimize space requirements as well as design and installation time. Key features include a single bolt radial clamping hub, star-shaped elastomeric element with an involute tooth profile, and high shore hardness to ensure zero backlash over the product’s life.

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Pressure Control Valve

HAWE Hydraulics, Charlotte, NC, has introduced the type CLK, a pressure control valve with an additional safety function to provide operational ease within hydraulic systems where temperature increases and/or external load peaks can lead to problems.

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Two-Way Valves

The Mini-Mizer two- and three-way valves from Humphrey Products Company, Kalamazoo, MI, operate over a -40 deg F/C to +150 deg F (+66 deg C) range. They are available in a wide range of coil voltages, with power consumption as low as 0.5 watts. The valves’ captured sealed construction allows for easy design of custom manifolds, and the one-piece construction and metal frame improves durability.

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Fluid Sensor

Optek Technology, Carrollton, TX, has expanded its family of fluid sensors to include automatic calibration and a preset trip level feature. Designated the OCB350 Series, the fluid sensor requires only an optical device and power supply for operation. It uses an LED/phototransistor to sense the change in refractive properties between full and empty tubing as it passes through the sensor housing, creating multiple output states.

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