Open Source Software

Bitplane (Belfast, Northern Ireland) announced that its proprietary IMS file format would become Open Source. The IMS file format is based on Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5), which is designed to work with huge multidimensional data and is optimized to allow extremely fast visualization of huge volume data. To facilitate this, the format stores not only the original image data but also lower resolution versions of the original data. This allows the visualization software to load the resolutions which match those of the screen.

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Spectral Test Station

The McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Spectral Test Station (STS) is for wavelength testing and calibration from LWIR to 200 nanometers and less. It is for sensor testing, process control, and calibration.

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Area-Scan Cameras

JAI (Glostrup, Denmark/San Jose, CA) has expanded its Spark Series of industrial area-scan cameras with two new models: Spark SP-12000C-CXP4 and Spark SP- 12000M-CXP4 (color camera and monochrome camera, respectively).

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Product of the Month: January 2016

Dewetron, Wakefield, RI, announced the TRIONet compact data acquisition system that accepts any two of the company’s multi-channel TRION series plug-in modules. The system connects to any Windows computer via USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) or Ethernet. TRIONet mainframes can be interconnected using Ethernet. As a result, TRIONet mainframes can be placed up to 100 meters apart. Both star and daisy-chain topologies are supported, depending on the physical environment. A 9- to 36-VDC power input allows TRIONet to be operated from vehicle power. A small touchscreen color display shows the status, IP address, and health of the mainframe. Each mainframe can support up to 16 high-speed analog channels of many different types. There are various analog, digital, data bus, and timing modules available. Measuring 12.6 × 8 × 2.2", the system weighs 5 pounds with one TRION-2402-MULTI module. TRIONet consists of the mainframe, a TRION-2402-MULTI (universal input) 8-channel module, the company’s OXYGEN data acquisition software, and cables for both USB 3.0 and Ethernet.

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High-Temperature Epoxy

Formulated for potting, encapsulation, bonding, and sealing applications, Master Bond EP17HT-100 from Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ, is a single-part epoxy system designed to cure in 60-90 minutes at 200-220 °F. The dimensionally stable system bonds to metals, composites, ceramics, glass, and many plastics. It is resistant to oils, fuels, acids, bases, water, and many solvents.

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Acrylate-Based Sealants

DELO, Windach, Germany, offers three flexible acrylate-based sealants that can withstand temperatures up to 150 °C, and reach final strength within seconds of curing. DELO-PHOTOBOND GE4009 is a purely light-curing adhesive for translucent materials; DELO-DUALBOND GE4707 and DELO-DUALBOND GE4906 use light curing in conjunction with either heat or humidity, respectively.

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Ceramic Adhesive

Ceramabond™ 571 high-temperature magnesium oxide-based ceramic adhesive from Aremco Products, Valley Cottage, NY, bonds thermocouples to high-temperature molybdenum-rhenium heater tubes for applications to 1760 ºC. The water-based, two-part, fast-set adhesive and coating features volume resistivity of 109 ohm-cm and dielectric strength of 255 volts per mil. Mechanical properties include tensile shear strength of 500 psi and torque strength of 21.6 ft-lbs.

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High-Strength Epoxy

Epoxyset, Lincoln, RI, introduced SetWorx 60 toughened epoxy for high bond strength even at elevated temperatures. It provides electrical insulating properties for electronic applications. SetWorx 60 produces bonds to ceramics, metals, and most hard-to-bond plastics, and features a 2:1 mix ratio and 60-minute work time.

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Solder Paste

Henkel Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT, introduced LOCTITE GC 3W water-washable solder paste with temperature stability at 26.5 °C for six months, and at 40 °C for one month. The material offers stencil life of more than eight hours, and abandon times greater than four hours. Manufacturers can clean residue from a board up to seven days after board assembly. After three days at 80% relative humidity, the paste exhibits no dewetting on a long soak.

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Plastic Bonding Adhesive

Bond-IT 7050 activated epoxies from Cotronics Corp., Brooklyn, NY, adhere to most plastic surfaces, and bond combinations of dissimilar materials such as metals, ceramics, plastic, and glass. The adhesive is mixed, applied, and cured at room temperature for use from -45 to + 400 ºF. It is chemical- and solvent-resistant, and does not require special surface preparation.

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