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Products : Photonics/Optics
LED Light Tubes

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers the M-tube LED light tube system with new 5mm and 10mm diameter options. Other standard diameters include 6mm and 8mm. The light housings come in double-ended or optional single-ended configurations. Lengths of up to 2m are available. The light guides are rugged with a hard-plastic light bar...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Dual CCD Camera

Hamamatsu Photonics (Bridgewater, NJ) has introduced the ORCAD2, a dual CCD camera that can capture simultaneous dual wavelength or multiple focal plane images. Each CCD captures a 1280 (H) x 960 (V) pixels field of view, and each CCD has independent exposure and gain settings, making it suitable for FRET and ratio imaging...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Green Laser

Z-LASER (Freiburg, Germany) now offers a high-performance green laser with output powers up to 300mW in a bench mountable package. It is compatible with M6 and ¼"-20 breadboards. The laser is available in two versions: a standard collimated version and a fiber-coupled laser.

Products : Photonics/Optics
Purified Steam Generator

RASIRC®

(San Diego,CA) has introduced the Steamer '02, which generates purified steam from de-ionized water for semiconductor, MEMS, solar, and optical device applications. It features additional control loop for the heated steam process line between the Steamer and the tool, integrated flow meter, reduced...
Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Fluorescence Filters

Semrock

(Rochester, NY) has announced a triple-band filter set for three-color microscopy, LF405/488/594-A, consists of an excitation filter, a beamsplitter, and an emission filter for simultaneous illumination with 405, 488, and 594 nm laser lines. A complete single-band set, LF594-A, optimized for the orange...
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Fiber Optics Testing Platform

M2 Optics

(Raleigh, NC) has introduced the rugged Fiber Lab 800HE testing platform, suitable for applications where rough handling and harsh conditions are common, such as field and laboratory testing, manufacturing environments, and military systems. The testing platform provides a protective enclosure that...
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Avalanche Photodiode Receiver

Voxtel

(Beaverton, OR) has introduced an avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver with 1-GHz bandwidth and a large 200-μm diameter optical area. The RIP1-NJAC APD photoreceiver integrates the low-excess-noise SCM-APD with a low-noise transimpedance amplifier (TIA). It offers a maximum responsivity over 50 A/W at...
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Logarithmic Sensor

New Imaging Technologies

(Evry, France) has introduced the MD1-10-B logarithmic sensor, which uses an array of photodiodes operated in photovoltaic mode. In most logarithmic imager designs, linear photo current passes through a MOS transistor whose exponential characteristic transforms photo current into a...
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EBTN LCDs

Lumex

(Palatine, IL) has introduced the InfoVue EBTN (Enhanced Background Twisted Nematic) family of custom negative image TN LCD technology. The LCDs offer a contrast ratio of 300 to 1, and are RoHS compliant. They are available in sizes ranging from 1.0 in2 to 5 in2. Sharp, crisp negative images can be...
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DPSS Industrial Laser

Spectra-Physics®

(Santa Clara, CA) offers the 355-2 Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial laser, which provides over 2W of 355nm output at 90 kHz and a short pulse width of less than 25ns. Features include a motorized third harmonic crystal shifter for stable UV power, an automatic laser purification...
Products : Imaging
CMOS Machine Vision Camera

Viewbits

(San Diego, CA) offers the Iyeron™, a 12 megapixel CMOS machine vision camera. It is shock-resistant with a 1.9" CMOS monochrome progressive scan sensor, and offers HXGA 4906 (H) × 3072 (V) pixel resolution at a full frame speed of 25 fps. A programmable Window of Interest (WOI) partial scanning mode...
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5-Megapixel APO-Xenoplan Lens

Schneider Optics

(Van Nuys, CA) has introduced the 5-megapixel APOXenoplan 1.8/35mm lens for 2/3" CMOS/CCD sensors. It features apochromatic correction and broadband coating, is suitable for luminescence applications at 1200nm, and accommodates small pixel sizes of 3.45μ or less.

Products : Photonics/Optics
Rapid Automated Modular Microscope System

The Rapid Automated Modular Microscope (RAMM) system from Applied Scientific Instrumentation (Eugene, OR) offers a modular design with automated high-speed XY stages, precision piezo and motorized Z focusing, along with a range of scanning options. It is configurable with infinity-corrected optics,...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Machine Vision Software

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has introduced a new release of VisionPro®, its hardware-independent machine vision software. Vision- Pro 6.1 includes support for Microsoft® Windows 7 and offers line scan distortion correction that eliminates horizontal lens distortion and equalizes pixel width across the sensor. The...

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Plug & Play Driver for Pulsed Laser Diodes

Laser Components

(Hudson, NH) offers the LSP40 plug & play driver module, which can be used to accurately control pulsed laser diodes (PLDs). With two resistors, the user is able to regulate the operating current (and thus the laser power) and the pulse length. It requires an operating voltage...
Products : Photonics/Optics
Solar PV Encapsulant

DuPont

(Wilmington, DE) has collaborated with Oerlikon Solar to produce the DuPont™ PV5223 thin white reflective solar PV encapsulant sheet. This thin 0.45-mm white reflective encapsulant eliminates the need for reflective paint typically used to reflect light back to the active layer. Designed for use with Oerlikon...
Products : Energy
Photovoltaic Metallization Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials

(Research Triangle Park, NC) introduces DuPont™ Solamet® PV16x series photovoltaic metallization pastes for crystalline silicon solar cells. The photovoltaic metallizations are suitable for a wide range of printing line widths and processes, which help to meet a variety of...
Products : Energy
Energy Harvesting Power Management Unit

Cymbet Corporation

(Elk River, MN) introduces the EnerChip™ Energy Processor (EP) CBC915, which works universally across all energy harvesting transducer technologies including photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, and electromagnetic.

Products
KD-2446

Kaman Precision Products/ Measuring, Middletown, CT, has introduced the KD-2446, a high-precision proximity sensor system that offers RoHS and CE compliance in a compact DIN package. With a 10-KHz analog output and threshold-adjustable 3.3-KHz switched output, the sensor is designed for high-speed automated manufacturing and process...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Design Software
(Aurora, IL) has introduced the 3D Advanced Machines Environment that combines finite-element analysis simulation with a design entry system to create 3D models of electric motors or generators. The electromagnetic design tool for rotating electrical machines is an application-specific toolbox of the Opera electromagnetic...
Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Compressor

The 2450 Series WOB-L® compressor from Thomas Division, a Gardner Denver Co. (Sheboygan, WI) features a footprint of 8.3 × 4 × 6.4" and sound levels of 50 dBA @ 20 PSIG. The compressor features a monolithic head that reduces leak paths, optional intake locations on the side and bottom, boltless construction to reduce vibration and...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Speed Regulator

The Super-K Model Kinecheck speed regulator from Deschner Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) provides a 4" or 6" stroke unit in a short overall length. The leakproof models can handle loads of up to 1,200 pounds. The unit features a hardened tool steel highpressure cylinder with an adjustable flow control passage. The mirror-finished cylinder...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tilt Sensor Switches

NKK Switches (Scottsdale, AZ) has introduced the DSB Series of mercury-free tilt sensor switches. The through-hole, PCB-mounted devices use a photo interrupter for sensitivity to very small angle changes. The switches contain two solid-state devices: an infrared light-emitting diode and a photo transmitter. A nickel-plated...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
DC Gearmotor

Midwest Motion Pro ducts (Watertown, MN) offers the Model MMP-TM55-36-28V GP52-195 DC gearmotor that accepts any 24- 28V DC source, including battery power. The motor measures 2.14" in diameter and has a keyed output shaft of 12-mm diameter by 25 mm long. Mounting is accomplished with four facemount M5 threaded holes, equally spaced...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Drive Integrated Circuit

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has released the AUIRS2301S 600V integrated circuit for automotive motor drives, micro-inverter drives, and three-phase inverter applications. The rugged, general-purpose driver IC features independent high- and low-side referenced output channels and a gate drive supply...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Reciprocating Linear Drive

The Amacoil-Uhing Kinemax reciprocating linear drive from Amacoil (Aston, PA) features pitch adjustment and automatic reversal without requiring clutches, cams, or gears. A ten-toone pitch adjustment range is possible by turning the dial on the front of the drive unit. The unit reverses direction automatically without...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Motor Stages

Dover, a Danaher Motion Co. (Salem, NH), has introduced the MMG Mini-Mag linear motor stages available in four models that deliver 25, 50, 100, and 150-mm travel. They provide uncompensated accuracy ranging from 2 um to 8 um, and resolution ranging from 1.0 um to 5 nm. Each model delivers repeatability to ±0.4 um and is...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Stepper Motors

Johnson Electric (Vandalia, OH) offers the Saia® UAL series of linear stepper motors that deliver constant positioning force up to 30N over the full travel distance of up to 15 mm, at speeds up to 4.16 mm/s at 200 Hz. They feature a removable bayonet-style flange for mounting, a flexible design that accommodates custom...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Magnetic Lifting Tool

Bunting Magnetics (Newton, KS) offers the MagFORKLift that works with any type of forklift to move up to 1,100 pounds of material. It attaches to the two forks of a forklift and works in conjunction with four different sizes of Bunting® MagLift™ hand-controlled lifters, which hold, carry, and release loads. The lifters...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
DC/DC Controller

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) has released the LTC3890/-1 highvoltage, dual-output, synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that draws 50μA when one output is active, and 60μA when both outputs are enabled. With both outputs shut down, the LTC3890/-1 draws 14μA. The 4V to 60V input supply range protects against high-voltage...