Spectrophotometer for a Microscope
CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect Vision™ is designed to be added to an open photoport of a microscope or probe station so that you can non-destructively analyze the spectra of many types of microscopic samples. Featuring CRAIC Technologies' Lightblades™ spectrophotometers and proprietary optical interface technologies, the 508 PV™ can acquire spectra of microscopic sample areas by absorbance, reflectance, polarization, luminescence and fluorescence, in addition to high-resolution color images, when attached to properly configured microscopes.
Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) System
Limata (Munich, Germany), a provider of Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) systems for PCB manufacturing, has launched the latest generation of its X3000 LDI system. This platform can handle large panel formats, up to 110" x 48", or simultaneously image multiple smaller PCBs in a single run, for example twelve standard 24" x 18" boards. The X3000 model utilizes an integrated auto-calibration system to deliver high accuracy, and also supports roll-to-roll for the handling of endless flexible boards, with the largest PCB manufactured so far measuring 25 meters in length.
Custom manufactured ultra-precise low order sapphire waveplates that extend polarization control into the infrared for high power IR and visible lasers are available from Meller Optics, Inc. (Providence, RI). Meller Sapphire Waveplates change the polarization state of a laser beam from linear to circular and vice versa to extend polarization control into the infrared. Manufactured as thin as 0.5 mm and < 25 mm dia. with transmitted wavefront of up to λ/10 @6.32.8 nm, they are A/R coated on both sides and provide λ/4 and λ/2 retardation with tolerances of > λ/300 @632 µm, > λ/400 @1.06 µm, and > λ/1000 @2.94 µm.
Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry Analyzer
SPECTRO Analytical Instruments (Kleve, Germany) has introduced the newest version of its SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer, called the SPECTROGREEN TI, featuring SPECTRO’s proven twin interface (TI). SPECTRO’s twin interface automatically combines both axial and radial plasma views, optimizing sensitivity, linearity, and dynamic range while avoiding matrix effects like EIE. Additional features include SPECTRO’s ORCA optical technology that maximizes light throughput, stability, and sensitivity.
LED Adhesive Curing Lamp
DELO (Sudbury, MA) now offers an LED lamp for curing UV adhesives. The DELOLUX 504, a spotlight lamp, features the latest generation of UV LEDs, achieving three times the intensity of the previous model. DELOLUX 504 has a maximum intensity of 4,000 mW/cm² at a wavelength of 365 nm. Typical working distance between 6 and 15 mm, typical irradiated area is 3 mm x 8 mm, and lamp head dimensions are 42 mm x 20 mm x 7.3 mm.