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Surface Sensors

Sensofar Metrology (Terrassa, Spain/Scottsdale, AZ) has released two new surface metrology systems. The S lynx, a non-contact 3D surface profiler, integrates confocal, interferometry, and focus variation techniques into the same sensor head. The S onix, an ultra-compact 3D surface sensor, is purpose-designed for high-speed...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wireless Switches

New wireless, batteryless limit switches from Steute Industrial Controls (Ridgefield, CT) include an internal electrodynamic energy generator. Displacement of the actuator generates power to send a uniquely coded signal to one or more compatible, easily-programmed receivers. If the limit switch does not receive the confirmation...

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Product of the Month: May 2016

Molex, Lisle, IL, offers Soligie® printed electronic sensor systems that provide a thin, flexible alternative to rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs) or copper flex circuits in a range of applications in the medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other industries. An integrated design and manufacturing process...

Products : Imaging
Tunable Edge Filters

Semrock (Rochester NY) has launched the new VersaChrome Edge™ tunable long- and short-pass filters. The three new families of filters are designed to work together to create the equivalent of a single passband filter in the visible or near infrared.

Products : Imaging
Line-Scan Cameras

Chromasens GmbH (Konstanz, Germany) has introduced the Chromasens 10k and 15k allPIXA wave cameras. The 102 × 100 × 56 mm allPIXA wave 15k camera offers a maximum line rate of 15360 pixels × 3 to 18.4 kHz (55 kHz mono). The 102 × 76 × 56 mm allPIXA wave 10k model has a maximum color line rate of 10240 pixels × 3 up to...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Low Noise, High Sensitivity Radiometer

Ophir Photonics Group (Logan, UT), a Newport Corporation, recently announced the RM9-PD Radiometer, a sensor for measuring the power of very low level CW or quasi CW sources. The RM9-PD integrates a photodiode sensor and an 18Hz chopper into an easy-to-use system that measures very low powers. The sensor is...

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High-Speed Cameras

The Fastec IL5 camera from Fastec Imaging (San Diego, CA) records high-speed production lines. The Fastec IL5 can be controlled over Gigabit Ethernet via Fastec FasMotion software. Additional models take video ranging from 2560 × 2080 @ 230 fps to 800 × 600 @ 1650 fps. All cameras record over 3200 fps at VGA resolution, and...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Machining Software

Prima Power Laserdyne’s (Champlin, MN) ShapeSoft™ feature simplifies the creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, racetrack, and a variety of shaped holes in a wide range of turbine engine components including blades, nozzle guide vanes, and combustors for aero-engine and industrial gas turbine...

Products : Imaging
High-Speed Cameras

Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) has released the Phantom® Miro® C-Series. The high-speed cameras feature a 12-bit, ½- inch CMOS color or monochrome sensor. The camera records 800 frames per second at its full 1280 × 1084 resolution. Higher speeds, up to 29,840 fps, are possible at smaller resolutions. The C110 leverages common...

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Spatial Light Modulator

Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) has expanded its LCOS SLM (Liquid Crystal on Silicon – Spatial Light Modulator) family with its X13138 series. Featuring higher resolution (1272 × 1024 pixels) and the precise phase control required to create complex light patterns, this spatial light modulator uses LCOS...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Pulsed Semiconductor Laser

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. (Waltham, MA) has introduced the Surface Mount 905 nm Pulsed Semiconductor Laser (SMD Laser), offering the capability of automated pick-and-place high-volume assembly. In addition, the unique SMD design delivers higher beam placement accuracy than a leadframe, plastic packaged laser at...

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Deep UV LEDs

Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) augmented the Optan SMD (surface mount device) product line for instrumentation with the addition of higher light output and wavelength specific bins (SKUs). This newest offering resulted from increased demand for UVC LEDs in fluorescence spectroscopy, imaging, and biofouling control. Like other Optan...

Products : Imaging
Auto-Focus Cameras

The PL-D755 industrial USB 3.0 camera from PixeLINK® (San Francisco, CA) includes an auto-focus liquid lens that incorporates Sony’s new Pregius IMX250 sensor. Liquid lenses reconfigure themselves in tens of milliseconds. The Varioptic lenses (9.6 mm, 16 mm, and 25 mm focal lengths) provide auto-focus capabilities in...

Products : Photonics/Optics
GigE Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada/Billerica, MA) has added six models to its Genie Nano series of GigE Vision® cameras. The M1930, C1930, M1930-NIR, M2590, C2590, and M2590-NIR are built around On Semiconductor’s Python 2000 and 5000 monochrome and color sensors respectively. Designed for industrial imaging applications,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industrial Housing

The Camera Case EyeMount (CCEM) from EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) features a robust industrial housing for Basler and IDS cameras. The housing is available in both protection classes: IP65 or IP67. The camera has direct contact to the M12 connectors on the back of the housing. The product also features...

Products : Imaging
Adaptive Optics Kit

To explore wavefront sensorless adaptive optics, Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has announced the Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit. The kit includes a MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI software. The Deformable Mirror design features 37 hexagonal segments controlled by 111 actuators. The mirror is...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Multimode Laser Diode

eagleyard Photoonics (Berlin, Germany) offers the new 808 nm broad area semiconductor laser diode. The device delivers 20 Watt peak power under pulsed operation from a single emitter. Multimode laser diodes operate spatially and longitudinally multimode. Wavelengths range between 650 and 1120 nm. The output power range is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
USB Cameras

e-con Systems (St. Louis, MO) has announced the See3CAM_CU30, an ultralow light camera with a USB 3.0 UVC interface. The OEM camera features AR0330, a 1/3-inch, 3.4-megapixel image sensor from OnSemi™. The device captures low-light images at 0.1Lux. The See3CAM_CU30 streams video at 30 frames per second in 720p high definition...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CCD Spectroscopy Cameras

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) has introduced its SOPHIA series of cameras for low-light-level scientific applications. The cameras feature Princeton Instruments’ proprietary new ArcTec™ thermoelectric cooling technology. Applications include astronomy, in vivo small-animal imaging, chemiluminescence, soft x-ray...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Amplifiers

The OPT series of single and multi-fiber photoelectric amplifiers from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) are available with wide detection and working ranges that support transparent object recognition capability. The DIN rail-mountable units are equipped with NPN or PNP, push-pull, light-on/dark-on selectable outputs, a...

Products : Imaging
Fiber Blowing Solutions

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA), recently announced a new line of fiber blowing machines. The MINIFLOW RAPID is compact and efficient, capable of installing fiber cable at speeds up to 100 m/min, and up to a distance of 3.5 km. MULTIFLOW is for blowing multiple and many different combinations of duct and...

Products : Imaging
Industrial Picosecond Lasers

A new generation of industrial picosecond lasers has been introduced by Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ (typically with 10 ps pulse duration), at repetition rates up to 2 MHz. This enables high throughput...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fiber Optic Sensing Platform

Sensuron (Austin, TX) announced the launch of Summit, the first fiber optic sensing (FOS) platform to provide fully distributed sensing with the ability to combine multiple measurement technologies into a single platform. FOS technologies collect and analyze material and structural data based on changes in the way...

Products : Photonics/Optics
3D Surface Profiler

Sensofar Metrology (Barcelona, Spain) has released a new high-resolution non-contact 3D surface profiler in a more compact format – the S lynx. The S lynx utilizes Sensofar’s key 3-in-1 technology approach, integrating confocal, interferometry, and focus variation techniques into the same sensor head. The S lynx comes...

Products : Imaging
Double-Clad Optical Fibers

OFS (Norcross, GA) recently showcased its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive fibers enable designers to produce high-performance, reliable, and consistent lasers and amplifiers...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

D-Link (Austin, TX) offers two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras. The indoor/outdoor dome (DCS- 6517) and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) support 2560x1920 resolution and digital wide dynamic range (WDR) image enhancement. Both cameras provide realtime video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs.

Products : Imaging
Fiber-Coupled Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has released a new TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been specifically designed to meet strict efficiency footprint requirements. The module couples all three wavelengths...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium/Boston, Massachusetts) has released the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera series. The smart InGaAs SWIR technology sees through glass and features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an on-board imaging processing unit, as well as windowing and auto-exposure functionality. Other capabilities include...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and industrial optical requirements, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical diagnostic equipment, semiconductor...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement flexibility with easy user changes in the field. Additionally, the option of adding an internal shutter is now...

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