Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Microscan Slated to Release Single Smart Camera Platform for Barcode Reading and Machine Vision Summer 2016

May 5, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature devices for barcode reading and machine vision inspection, announces that it will release an all new smart camera platform this summer. These devices will redefine industrial imaging as the foundation for automated quality control and guidance tasks based on visual data and offer machine vision and barcode reading on a... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Scanning Electron Microscope supports diverse applications.

May 5, 2016

With compound final lens, Apreo™ offers resolution down to 1.0 nm at 1 kV, without need for beam deceleration, for optimal performance on sample even if it is tilted or topographic. Backscatter detection is offered at lowest beam currents, at any tilt angle, on sensitive samples, and at TV-rate imaging to maximize materials contrast, and detector segments can be individually addressed to optimize for angular contrast or signal intensity and extract important information. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016: CONTROP Presents New Generation T-STAMP EO/IR Miniature Payload

May 4, 2016

Ideal for small UAVs and VTOLs, the new generation T-STAMP incorporates a 180mm long focal length lens for higher-resolution image and long-distance operation AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016, New Orleans USA, 2-5 May, 2016, Booth #465 CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd and CONTROP USA Inc – world leaders in stabilized EO/IR camera payloads – will be demonstrating the new generation T-STAMP... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Photodiode Sensor measures scanned/intermittent laser beam power.

May 4, 2016

Able to measure any wavelength over 400–1,100 nm spectral range, BC20-V1 laser sensor automatically subtracts background from both scanned and static beams. Sensor can measure power of laser bar code scanners as well as laser printer scanners and peak power of pulsed mode lasers. Aperture is 10 x 10 mm, and power measurement range is 0.1–20 mW. Supplied with 1.5 m cable and swivel mount, product also features 2 operational modes and peak detector. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit machine vision applications.

May 4, 2016

Designed for pixels that are ≤2.2 µm, TECHSPEC® UC Series provides resolution of >200 lp/mm across sensor and is built specifically for machine vision working distances and resolution requirements. RoHS-compliant ultra-compact lenses are available in 5 focal lengths from 4–25 mm. Although lenses are optimized for 1/2.5 in. sensors, number of focal lengths support sensors up to 1/1.8 in. Compatible with C-mount cameras, lenses feature locking iris and focus adjustment with recessed set screws. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Light Grids support applications up to PL d.

May 3, 2016

As type 3 light grids, PSENopt II Series offers not only hand protection, but also finger protection. Units enable applications from category performance level d (PL d), thereby closing type gap of revised version of IEC 61496-1. Available in lengths from 150–1800 mm, light grids work with continuous single beams that completely eliminate dead zones. All significant causes or system defects responsible for machine stop can be evaluated quickly thanks to LEDs, minimizing downtimes. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Compact 6-Axis Hexapod handles loads to 130 lb.

May 3, 2016

Driven by brushless servo motors, Model H-900KSCO provides dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch, roll, and yaw. Hexapod features parallel-kinematic design for 6° of freedom, eliminating need for moving cables and resulting in stiff, compact positioning solution. With travel ranges up to 200 mm, rotation to 66°, linear speeds up to 80 mm/sec, and angular speed of 30°/sec, H-900KSCO is suited for motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, and motion stabilization. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Disconnecting Combiner Boxes support up to 36 strings.

May 3, 2016

Featuring disconnect ratings up to 400 A at 1,500 Vdc, Prominence Series is ETL Listed to UL1741 at 1,500 Vdc and CAN/CSA C22.2 listed at 1,500 Vdc. Combiner boxes are fully customizable with 275, 325, or 400 A disconnects and up to 36 strings. Enclosures are available in NEMA 4 steel, NEMA 4X fiberglass or stainless, or 3R. Additional configuration options include single or dual-hole output lugs, pre-configured pigtails, voltage monitoring, surge protection, and string-level current monitoring. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Mahr Federal to Feature MarVision MM 320 and MarVision QM 300 Video Measuring Microscopes with Image Processing at MD&M EAST 2016

May 2, 2016

Also on display will be the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus flexible optical system for shop floor measurement PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320 and the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscopes with image processing capability at MDM EAST, June 14-16, 2016, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2121. Designed for the measurement and/or... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

Texas Tech University Selects Vision Research for High-Speed Combustion Imaging Research

May 2, 2016

Engineering students at Texas Tech University’s Whitacre College of Engineering will soon have some new insights when it comes to studying combustion. The University recently purchased a Vision Research Phantom V2512 ultrahigh-speed camera with the goal of enhancing the way students analyze the combustion properties of solid fuels such as aluminum and boron.   Dr. Michelle Pantoya, the... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

High-Speed Digital Camera measures just 73 x 93 x 82.5 mm.

May 2, 2016

Equipped with 12-bit, ½ in. CMOS sensor, Phantom® Miro® C110 is capable of recording 800 fps at full 1,280 x 1,084 resolution. Higher speeds up to 29,840 fps are possible at smaller resolutions. With 8 GB of internal memory, camera can record up to 5 seconds at full resolution and max frame rate. Suited for troubleshooting as well as mechanical and motion analysis, camera includes BNC and Ethernet connectors, image-based auto-trigger, multi-cine acquisition, and continuous recording. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMM Systems offer end-to-end inspection solutions.

May 2, 2016

Integrating with MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner and HandyPROBE Next arm-free portable CMM, VXinspect dimensional inspection software is intended for manufacturing companies that conduct first article inspection and complete quality control on production line or shop floor. Multi-function buttons on CMM systems enable users to directly interact with software right from devices. With single-click color mapping, VXinspect users can identify faults and deviations before production starts. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

L-com Releases Serial and USB Converters, Repeaters and Hubs

April 28, 2016

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a series of industrial RS232/422/485 repeaters and converters as well as a series of industrial USB hubs, converters and isolators. The addition of these new serial and USB connectivity products complements L-com's existing line... Read More

Optics & Photonics

FEI and CEOS Deliver First Sub-Angstrom, Low-Voltage Electron (SALVE) Microscope to the University of Ulm

April 28, 2016

Developed in the frame of University Ulm's SALVE project, the microscope provides high-contrast, atomic-scale imaging of radiation-sensitive samples, such as graphene and organic materials. Hillsboro, Ore. and Heidelberg, Germany — FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and CEOS announced today that they have delivered the first sub-Ångstrom, low-voltage electron (SALVE) microscope to the University of... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Microscope offers full-HD 360-degree rotating views.

April 28, 2016

Designed for quality control, testing, inspection, and documentation, rotating viewer accessory for EVO Cam Digital Microscope delivers oblique view of subject that can be rotated 360° around central point. User can seamlessly switch between 360° rotating view to conventional direct top view. Then, with touch of button, capture full-HD images. EVO Cam provides live video streaming, 1080p/60 fps image quality, LED ring light illumination, and ability to save images to USB memory stick. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

3D Laser Scanner targets shop floor applications.

April 28, 2016

Efficient on black, multicolored, and shiny surfaces, MetraSCAN 3D helps manufacturers address potential quality control issues at any stage of production cycle, regardless of part complexity and material. System provides 480,000 measurements/second and volumetric accuracy of 0.0025 in. Thanks to TRUaccuracy, MetraSCAN 3D’s optical-based data acquisition process delivers measurement accuracy for small to large parts and assemblies that are insensitive to instabilities of environment. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Safety & Security Equipment, Vision Systems

VIEVU Continues Momentum with New Contract to Provide Miami-Dade Police Department with 1,500 Body Worn Cameras

April 27, 2016

VIEVU Immediately Commences Fulfillment of One of the Largest Deployments of Body Worn Cameras on Record in the United States Contract Includes Five-Year Subscription to VIEVU Solution, the Next Generation Cloud-Hosted Evidence Management System Built on the Powerful Microsoft Azure Government Cloud SEATTLE - Safariland®, the parent company of VIEVU®, a leading provider of body worn... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Tremco SkyBEAM UAV First to be Approved by FAA for Nighttime Commercial Operation

April 27, 2016

-- Enables both day and night flight to locate building energy loss and structural issues -- BEACHWOOD, Ohio - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for the first nighttime commercial drone operation in the U.S. to SkyBEAM unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Tremco Roofing Building Maintenance. SkyBEAM is also approved to operate during the day. The groundbreaking... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Coriolis Transmitter features native Ethernet connectivity.

April 27, 2016

Facilitating access to measurement information, Micro Motion Model 5700 features native Ethernet connection. Directly integrated dual redundant Ethernet ports eliminate any need for extra converters/adapters while enabling multiple devices to be installed in various configurations. Protocol choices include EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and PROFINET. Also included, configurable I/O channel can be used as discrete input or set to mA, frequency, or discrete output. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB

April 26, 2016

Light Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema LAS VEGAS, and CHARLTON, Mass. - Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in... Read More