Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics

Laser Shaft Alignment System provides precise measurements.

July 1, 2015

Comprised of 2 measuring units with detectors and lasers, TKSA 31 helps users identify and correct shaft misalignments of rotating machines. Embedded soft-foot tool helps establish basis for successful alignment, while touchscreen LCD accelerates and facilitates alignment. Measurements can be performed using 9-, 12-, and 3-o’clock positions (with additional flexibility of 40° around each), and live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates machine position corrections. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Multiband 400 MHz Transceiver suits telemetry applications.

July 1, 2015

Featuring programmable frequency bands and channels, STD-601 comes in SMD, 20 x 32 x 5 mm package and offers communication range of 600 m (LOS) at 10 mW. Frequency bands – 429,  434, 447, and 458 MHz  – conform to various ISM bands to allow frequencies to be set within wide range, and transparent user data input allows use of proprietary protocol. Module also offers selectable RF power levels – 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 mW – and data rates: 1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600, and 19,200 bps. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Q-Switched, Green Lasers deliver industrial-grade reliability.

July 1, 2015

Providing average power up to 80 W at 527 nm with beam profile featuring smooth energy distribution, Revolution series suits pumping amplifiers and commercial applications. Pulse rate flexibility allows smooth adjustment of repetition rate from single shot to 10 kHz; additional option extends pulse repetition rates up to 40 kHz. Sharing 8.5 x 17 in. footprint, each diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser utilizes intra-cavity frequency doubling to generate green output from NIR (1,054 nm) fundamental. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Atomic Force Microscope delivers ultrafast scanning rates.

July 1, 2015

With integrated imaging and analysis software, FPGA-based digital controller, and mechanical design, 9500 provides scan rates up to 2 sec/frame (256x256 pixels). More than 6 AFM imaging modes are supported by standard nose cone, which can be interchanged with specialized nose cones as needed, and system offers 90 µm closed-loop AFM scanner with atomic resolution, environmental control, and temperature control. Workflow-based GUI provides step-by-step guidance.
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Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

Fiber Laser System suits development, small lot size production.

June 30, 2015

Featuring third generation BeamDirector®, which provides 2 axes of laser beam motion without part movement, LASERDYNE® 430 Versa can be used for laser cutting, welding, drilling, texturing, and marking. This 3D fiber laser system employs air-cooled, 3,000 W peak power fiber laser, supports range of standard focusing lens assemblies, and employs capacitive and optical methods of focus control. Motion system and other features promote performance, accuracy, and applicability. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fiber Microcable increases capacity in confined areas.

June 30, 2015

Available with 12–144 fibers from full range of OFS application-specific fibers, MiDia® FX Cable features optimized buffer tubes and jacket rifling designed for optimized air-blown installation performance using microducts. Mechanical and environmental protections are in compliance with Telecordia GR-20, and design helps facilitate fiber cable deployment. Increasing capacity and fiber density in space-limited areas as needed, product also provides flexibility for future technology upgrades.
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Optics & Photonics

Handheld Fusion Splicer supports FTTH applications.

June 29, 2015

Intended for Fiber-to-the-Home technicians, NINJA NJ001 features detachable V-groove that enables technicians to remove and thoroughly clean part in minutes. Three LED lights illuminate entire splicing chamber with more than 300 Lux for working in low-light environments. Supporting 100 splicing and heating cycles in 1 charge, splicer uses powerful fiber propulsion motors to complete splices with even very rigid drop cables. Unit is compatible with fusion splice-on field installable connectors. Read More

Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

IP Camera features 103-degree field of view.

June 25, 2015

Featuring 2 MP full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080), DCS-2210L PoE Day/Night Network Camera offers frame rate of 30 fps. Infrared LED illumination enables night vision with viewing up to 15 ft in complete darkness, while microSD/SDXC card slot provides up to 64 GB storage capacity. With built-in microphone and speaker, passive infrared sensor for motion detection, and Power over Ethernet, camera is suited for both small business and residential surveillance. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

Transistor Photocouplers offer wide operating temperature.

June 25, 2015

Housed in SO16 package with operating temperature of -55 to +125°C, 4-channel TLP292-4 and TLP293-4 offer isolation voltage of 3,750 Vrms for high-density surface mount applications. Both are comprised of phototransistors optically coupled to InGaAs infrared emitting diodes. TLP292-4 is connected in inverse parallel configuration, and can operate directly by AC input current. With collector-emitter voltage of 80 V, devices support low input current while maintaining high current transfer ratio. Read More

HVAC, Optics & Photonics

Cable Blowing Machine installs micro fiber cable.

June 24, 2015

Engineered to install micro fiber cable into pre-installed 0.157–0.708 in. diameter microduct, Whisper Micro Cable Blower can place 0.078–0.334 in. diameter cable at speeds up to 260 fpm. Product features integral air valve, pressure gauge, and electronic monitoring system that provides digital read-outs of speed and distance. Operated by single person, portable Whisper is suited for both interior and exterior fiber cable placement applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

SWIR Camera leverages QVGA InGaAs sensor.

June 24, 2015

Sensitive from 900–1,700 nm, Goldeye G-008 short wave infrared (SWIR) camera employs QVGA InGaAs sensor (320 x 256 pixels, 30 µm pixel size) and delivers 346 fps at full resolution. Industrial-grade housing (55 x 55 x 78 mm), mounting possibilities, I/O functionalities, and lens mount options foster facilitated integration. Along with GigE Vision interface and GenICam compatibility, features include image correction and optimization functionalities. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Beam Monitoring System supports dynamic measurements.

June 24, 2015

Featuring magnification optics for measuring beams with spot sizes down to 55 µm, non-contact BeamWatch® 2.0 monitors high-power (up to 100 kW) YAG, fiber, and diode lasers in 980–1,080 nm range used in industrial material processing applications. Unit takes measurements every 60 msec, providing instant readings of focus spot size and beam position as well as dynamic measurements of focal plane location during process start-up. Dual axis measurement support is available Read More

Optics & Photonics

MPO Multi-Way Fiber Optic Connector supports outdoor use.

June 23, 2015

Waterproof and able to endure underwater conditions, IP67/IP68 rated UTS MPO series offers secure mating and ergonomic, 1/3-turn, quick locking with audible click. Optical contact multi-sourcing design, featuring MPO connectors (12–48 optical fibers), offers flexibility and choice for end-users, while UV resistance negates mechanical degradation or corrosion for 5 years of exposure in natural environments. Shell is of thermoplastic UL94-V0 material, and operating range is -40 to +105°C. Read More

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

Combiner Box suits photovoltaic installations.

June 23, 2015

Housed in NEMA4X fiberglass enclosure, 1500 V SlimLine Combiner Box features 100% load break UL98B rated disconnects and surge suppression. Busbars utilized are C1100 oxygen-free and are precision milled to ensure optimum contact and long- term reliability. Multiple off-the-rack and custom options are available up to 400 A and 32 strings. Read More

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

Sensors and Accessories measure large and divergent laser sources.

June 23, 2015

Respectively, 6000W-BB-200x200 and L2000W-BB-120 water-cooled laser power/energy sensors have 200 x 200 mm and 120 mm apertures and measurement capabilities of 100–6,000 W and up to 2,000 W. With 120 mm aperture, L100(500)A-PF-120 laser power/energy sensor measures lasers for ~1 sec exposures at up to 6,000 W or continuously up to 100 W (500 W with heat sink). Scatter Shields 30K-W and 10K-W reduce heating effect of backscatter on surrounding sensor surfaces when measuring 30 and 10 kW lasers. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Beam Combiner features 6 kW rating.

June 23, 2015

With 6x1 TrueM2-14 Beam Combiner, machine manufacturers can build their own fiber laser sources using modular architecture, producing customized fiber lasers based on application requirements. Combiner can be mated with up to 6 TrueMode-kW laser cavity modules or other compatible modules. Measuring 300 x 150 x 15 mm, product provides >97% transmission performance, up to 1,100 W input power per port, and 3–4 mm-mrad beam. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Low-Noise SWIR Video Camera has SWaP-optimized design.

June 22, 2015

As MicroSWIR™ low-noise, rugged, SWIR video camera, Sensors Unlimited 320CSX features ¼ VGA resolution (320 x 256 pixels, 12.5 Ωm pixel pitch), consumes <2 W at 20°C, and operates from -40 to +70°C. Front end offers C-mount lens interface for adapting to various COTS lens options, while backend offers modular output that provides RS170 analog video, CameraLink® digital video, and RS232 command and control. Features for optimizing imagery in various lighting conditions are also standard. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Pulsed Laser Diode Modules suit optical test applications.

June 22, 2015

Operating at center wavelength of 1490 nm, Series SCW 1430 is specifically designed for optical test applications such as optical time-domain reflectometers and optical spectrum analyzers. Al RWG F/P units come in 4 packages: 14-pin DIL, 14-pin butterfly, 3-pin coaxial, and 3-pin TO56. Integrating into new or existing systems, RoHS-compliant modules deliver no less than 100 mW optical power (fiber) and minimum of 300 mW (TO56). Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Macro and Telephoto Lenses expand IR camera inspection abilities.

June 18, 2015

Pre-calibrated lenses are precisely engineered germanium optics available for Fluke IR cameras with 320 x 240 and under resolution. While 25 micron macro lens can identify defects that might otherwise be too small to see on such targets as PCBs, 4x telephoto lens provides 4X magnified view of target at distance to enable inspection of such targets as high electrical line or tall flare stack. LaserSharp® Auto Focus button can set focus at optimal distance for lens. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Optical Network brings optical networking to tight areas.

June 17, 2015

Designed to reduce required rack-mount space, SEL ICON cube chassis brings wide-area communications to space-constrained locations. Combination of deterministic SONET transport technology with flexible Ethernet and TDM drop interfaces provides integrated protection, data, and voice communications solution in one platform. Networks created by SEL ICON support serial data, IEEE C37.94, transfer trip, DS1, analog 2-wire FXO/FXS, analog 4-wire interfaces, and Layer 2 Ethernet capabilities. Read More