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Objective Lenses enable deep imaging of biological samples.
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'); document.write('Intended for multiphoton excitation (MPE) and light sheet applications, XLPLN10XSVMP and XLSLPLN25XGMP support for range of refractive indices (RIs) and enable deep imaging of tissues treated with clearing agents as well as live-cell imaging and light sheet microscopy techniques. Dedicated objectives, which have 8 mm working distance and 400–1,600 nm transmittance range, also offer field number of 27.5 and correction collar. Latter allows compensation of refractive index mismatches.'); document.write('
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Hand-Held Camcorder delivers long-form recording.
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'); document.write('Combining recording efficiency of XAVC-L codec and transfer speed of XQD memory cards, PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 mm Camcorder is designed for long-form shooting and production applications. Unit can record in UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, slow motion up to 60 fps, and Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) with 60/50 progressive frames. Dust- and moisture-resistant, native E-mount 35 mm full-frame interchangeable power zoom lens features constant F4 value and independent rings for iris, zoom, and focus control.'); document.write('
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USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Cameras employ multi-tap CCD sensors.
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'); document.write('Supplied in hard anodized housing or single board level form factor, xiD scientific and industrial cameras couple CleanPath readout and sensor driving circuitry with Sony EXview HAD CCD II sensors. Respective speeds at resolutions of 2.8, 6.1, 9.1, and 12 MP are 60, 30, 20, and 15 fps — all at 14 bits per pixel. All cameras support single, dual, and quadruple tap readout modes of Sony sensors. For higher frame rates, series supports overclocking modes with 4 taps and 65 MHz pixel clock.'); document.write('
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CCD Image Sensor offers 115 dB of smear rejection.
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'); document.write('Part of TRUESENSE® Interline Transfer CCD Family, KAI-08670 Image Sensor features 8.6 megapixel, APS-H optical format intended for industrial imaging applications. Unit provides 7.4 µm pixel sensitivity, electronic shutter, and dynamic range of 70 dB, extendable to 82 dB in binned pixel operation. KAI-08670 is available in monochrome, Bayer Color, and TRUESENSE Sparse Color Filter Pattern configurations, providing full range of color and sensitivity options.'); document.write('
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Handheld Combination Analyzers debug satellite ground stations.
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'); document.write('Enabling DDR4 DIMM protocol validation and debugging at over 2.5 Gbps, FieldFox analyzers provide solution for satellite ground station installation and maintenance. Products cover frequencies up to 26.5 GHz and provide all-in-one functionality: spectrum analyzer, full 2-port vector network analyzer, and power meter. Measurement Option 208 verifies frequency converters, and Option 212 expands cable testing beyond single-ended coax cable to provide insight into differential device performance.'); document.write('
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Silicon PIN Photodiodes offer sensitive area of 0.85 mm².
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'); document.write('Available in clear- and black-epoxy 1206 surface-mount packages with 900 nm and 950 nm wavelengths of peak sensitivity, respectively, Models VEMD6010X01 and VEMD6110X01 provide reverse light current of 9.5 µA and low dark current of 1 nA. AEC-Q101-qualified devices are optimized for photo detection in light curtains, light barriers, metering systems, and rain/sun sensors. Measuring 4 x 2 x 1.05 mm, RoHS-compliant units feature ±60° angles of half intensity and temperature range of -40 to +110°C.'); document.write('
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Low-Profile Photocouplers drive IGBTs and power MOSFETs.
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'); document.write('Comprised of GaAlAs infrared LED and integrated high-gain, high-speed photodetector, Model TLP5751 offers peak output current of +1.0 A and can drive power MOSFETs and low-power IGBTs up to 20 A, while +2.5 A Model TLP5752 and +4.0 A Model TLP5754 will drive power MOSFETs and IGBTs with current ratings to 80 A and 100 A, respectively. Rail-to-rail output devices operate from -40 to +110°C with power supply voltage from 15–30 V and max supply current of 3.0 mA.'); document.write('
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Piezoelectrical System precicely positions microscope revolver.
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'); document.write('Mounted between objective revolver and microscope stand, MIPOS R120 allows operator to switch between lenses without changing setup. Parallelogram design and solid-state flexure hinges make unit free of mechanical play and eliminate any evidence of friction and stiction. Equipped with capacitive or strain gauge sensors, unit ensures resolution in nanometer range, repeatability, and stability. System features up to 5 kg load bearing capacity, and resonant frequency suit dynamic applications.'); document.write('
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Scanning Electron Microscope delivers 3D volume imaging.
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'); document.write('Integrating SEM with VolumeScope™ in-chamber microtome and analytical software, Teneo VS™ provides fully automated, large-volume reconstructions with optimized Z-axis resolution. VolumeScope uses serial block face imaging to acquire 3D volume from block of tissue or cells. ThruSight multi-energy deconvolution resolves features at different depths within each slice, while MAPS software uses tiling and stitching to acquire high-resolution composite images that are larger than single field of view.'); document.write('
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Laser Shaft Alignment Tool operates with just 3 steps.
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'); document.write('With intuitive interface, Fluke® 830 delivers precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with vibration testing, IR thermography, and other predictive maintenance measurements, enable maintenance teams to maximize machine life. Three steps include: Setup, which determines machine's dimensions; Measure, which takes readings from 3 sectors as laser is rotated around shaft; and Diagnose, which provides correction numbers along with 4-level, color-coded severity scale.'); document.write('
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Radial Polarization Converters reduce laser beam spot size.
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'); document.write('Radial Polarization Converters, manufactured from UV fused silica substrate, are S-waveplates that convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization. Able to be used to create optical vortex or doughnut beam, products produce radially polarized light, feature 5 mm apertures, and come in 632, 800, and 1,030 nm wavelength models with 25.4 mm OD. Other features include damage thresholds of 20 J/cm² at 3.5 ns and 1,064 nm, 20-10 surface quality, and 1/8 λ surface accuracy.'); document.write('
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Atomic Force Microscopes can measure elastic, viscous properties.
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'); document.write('Leveraging AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode, Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ atomic force microscopes (AFMs) lets users image viscoelastic properties, including storage modulus and loss tangent, with nanoscale spatial resolution. Nanomechanical imaging technique operates at 2 cantilever resonances simultaneously. First resonance is used for tapping mode imaging, or amplitude modulation (AM), while higher resonance mode is operated in frequency modulation (FM).'); document.write('
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Miniature Air Flow Transmitter serves HVAC applications.
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'); document.write('With compact design suited for mass applications in HVAC, EE671 measures air velocity up to 20 m/sec. Built-in VTQ flow sensing element, which is resistant to pollutants, works on hot-film anemometer principle. Available with cable or plug connection, transmitter provides air velocity measurements as linear voltage output options of 0–1 V, 0–5 V, or 0–10 V. Alignment strip on probe and matching mounting flange facilitates installation and ensures proper alignment of sensor.'); document.write('
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Spectrum Analyzers/Power Meter work with iOS-based devices.
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'); document.write('Respectively, WiPry-Pro Spectrum Analyzer and WiPry-Pro Combo Spectrum Analyzer Power Meter turn iPhone, iPad, or iPod into spectrum analyzer and spectrum analyzer/power meter combination for facilitated wireless environment visualization. WiPry-Pro Combo, incorporating 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer and 100 MHz to 2.7 GHz power meter, offers ability to scan and troubleshoot Wi-Fi®, measure pulse width and duty cycle, as well as view transmit On and Off times.'); document.write('
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Microspectrophotometer is capable of Raman spectra acquisition.
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'); document.write('Leveraging optical aperturing technology, 20/30 Perfect Vision™ (20/30 PV™) lets users acquire Raman spectra, with multiple laser wavelengths, in addition to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence, and emission microspectra™ from same microscopic sample area. Self-contained unit can also acquire images of same microscopic samples in UV, Vis, and NIR regions. Light sources, solid state lasers, Lightblades™ spectrometers, and Lambdafire™ spectral and imaging software are included.'); document.write('
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Entry-Level 5 MP Industrial Cameras are compact and lightweight.
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'); document.write('Employing 5 MP CMOS imager, GO-5000M-PMCL and GO-5000C-PMCL measure 29 x 29 x 41.5 mm (excluding lens mount), weigh 46 g, and deliver full 2560 x 2048 pixel output at up to 107 fps over 2-channel, Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link interface. Combination of 5 micron square pixels and ROI capabilities enable configuration to meet range of requirements for resolution, speed, and optical formats. Imager features combination of analog and digital gain controls to quantize noise in low-light images.'); document.write('
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Wireless Bonded Video Transmitter offers eight 4G modems.
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'); document.write('Small enough to fit between camera body and battery pack, or carried in small backpack, WMT Agile 2.0 provides HD-SDI/CVBS/HDMI input, LAN connection, satellite/KA-sat/BGAN support, and 32 GB of removable storage for recording video locally, ready for editing. Product integrates with WMT Videomanager for remote monitoring and management, and with WMT Content Exchange for delivering and monetizing live video worldwide.'); document.write('
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Laser Material Processing System utilizes hybrid technology.
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'); document.write('Suitable for cutting, marking, and engraving of both organic and inorganic materials, XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid™ System combines laser energy from CO2 lasers of 9.3 or 10.6 microns and fiber laser of 1.06 microns into simultaneous delivery of single beam. Control of lasers individually or simultaneously provides infinite laser energy combinations for development of laser material processes. System supports processing of aerospace, automotive, electronic, and other engineered materials.'); document.write('
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Handheld Portable Video Borescope streamlines inspections.
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'); document.write('Equipped with touchscreen interface, on-screen keyboard, and ergonomic buttons, GE Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe™ helps ensure asset safety and integrity. Menu Directed Inspection (MDI) guides industrial technicians through inspection process and organizes results for facilitated reporting. Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® connectivity enable real-time collaboration, and 3D Phase Measurement capabilities help determine accurate indication depth and size for pitting, cracking, and corrosion.'); document.write('
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Acylinder Lenses focus light in one dimension.
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'); document.write('Used for creating sharp, thin line profiles, TECHSPEC® Acylinder Lenses are designed to reduce spherical aberration along focusing axis and provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in one dimension. There are 8 models available, and all can be supplied uncoated or with MgF2 anti-reflection coating. Diameters include 12.5 and 25 mm, and focal lengths include 10, 12.5, 20, and 25 mm.'); document.write('
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