Indigo Systems has unveiled the new TVS- 700 radiometric thermal-imaging
video system for preventive maintenance and condition monitoring.
Its state-of-the-art, high-resolution, 320 × 240-pixel microbolometer
focal-plane array and integrated 3.8-in color liquid-crystal-diode
display provide superior infrared images, ease of use, viewing from
difficult angles, and the ability to decipher fine detail. The microbolometer
requires no cryogenic cooling or mechanical scanning parts, provides
a time-to-image of less than 30 s, and reduces maintenance costs.
The compact, lightweight camera measures temperature differences
as small as 0.8 °C over a range of 8 to 14 µm. Video imaging
is supported by a navigation system that uses logical on-screen
50 Castilian Drive
Goleta, Ca 93117
Card Focused Ion Beam
LEO Electron Microscopy recently introduced the Leo 1540 Cross Beam
XB SEM/FIB, a flexible, high-resolution focusedion- beam (FIB) workstation
for nanoscale subsurface analysis and control. A proprietary feature
of the 1540 XB allows realtime scanning electron microscopic imaging
of the FIB milling process at ultrahigh resolution (up to 1 nm)
and simultaneous use of different types of in- and out-lens image
detectors. Its super-eucentric, six-axis, fully motorized specimen
stage allows for eucentric movements of semiconductor wafers and
other materials at all operating working distances. Its multichannel
gas-injection system, which allows the use of up to five different
gases, enables cross-contamination-free etching and deposition of
materials at high rates with nanoscale precision.
LEO Electron Microscopy, Inc.
One Zeiss Drive
Thornwood, NY 10594
EDAX has introduced Genesis XMS, its next generation of X-ray microanalysis
systems that consists of three models. Each system includes software,
electronics, and an energy-dispersive X-ray detector. The 2000 model
can acquire data from one X-ray detector, the 4000 from two X-ray
detectors, and the 7000 from up to four X-ray detectors. All the
detectors can be integrated into multidetector systems to acquire
data simultaneously. The new models are compatible with EDAXs
Pegasus EDS-EBSD systems, providing users with a complete package
for microanalytical materials characterization. The Genesis XMS
system accepts inputs in excess of 500,000 counts/s. Applications
include uses in materials science, pharmaceuticals, geology, aerospace,
91 McKee Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Force Controls fully electric Magna Shear motor brakes provide
a comprehensive solution to startstop indexing, cycling, and
palletizing operations that damage conventional brakes, motors,
and drives. They have a low-inertia design and oil-shear cushioning,
which enable faster response, smoother stops, less wear and stress
on drives, and greater energy efficiency than dry-friction brakes.
Thus, users experience less production loss, lower maintenance,
and fewer frustrations. The seven Magna Shear models provide a wide
range of motors as well as torque ratings from 4 to 1,250 ft/lb.
They are fully sealed to ensure dependability and long service as
a holding or cycling brake in outdoor and indoor applications, and
fit several types of motors, including NEMA, U-frame, T-frame, and
low-inertia IEC motors. Anodized housings are available for use
in caustic environments.
Force Control Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 18366
Fairfield, OH 45018
M2 Optics new test instrument simulates field applications
for those designing, developing, anufacturing, or using fiber-optic
products. The M2 Fiber Lab 3200 houses four individual spools of
fiber in specified lengths of up to 25 km per spool for use in testing
fiber-optic devices and products. The individual spools can be connected
in series with short patch cords to provide the attenuation or length
of real fiber required to simulate an actual application. The Fiber
Lab 3200 can be bench- or rack-mounted, and it is available with
various connector interfaces and types of fiber, attenuation-specified
at 1,310 or 1,550 nm, and with standard SMF- 28 fiber or other single
or multimode fibers.
M2 Optics, Inc.
3729 Glendon Avenue, Suite 4
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Berkeley Nucleonics new palmRAD 904 nuclear radiation meter
measures X-rays and alpha, beta, and gamma radiation and provides
multiple monitoring and surveying options. The handheld device allows
users to display results in mR/h, counts/min, or total count and
to switch among the three. The palmRAD 904 has a four-digit digital
display and three other indicatorsa light-emitting diode,
an audio alarm, and an audio chirp that, when enabled, emits a single
sound for each count detected. It has a typical accuracy of ±10%,
weighs 225 g with battery, and measures 150 × 80 × 30
mm; and its dual miniature jack sends counts to computers, data
loggers, and several other compatible devices. Applications include
use by emergency medical technicians and other first responders,
hazardous-materials work, compliance verification, domestic preparedness,
and dirty-bomb detection.
Berkeley Nucleonics Corp.
3060 Kerner Boulevard, #2
San Rafael, CA 94901
Roper Scientific has introduced the Princeton Instruments VersArray
XP series of thermoelectrically cooled charge-coupled device cameras
for low-light digital imaging applications. The new camera system
can detect signals previously captured only by photon-counting devices.
Each of the 16- bit systems uses innovative vacuum technology to
provide high performance while preserving the integrity of the cameras
vacuum for the lifetime of the detector. The VersArray XP provides
the industrys first six-speed digitization platform, which
allows software-selected rates of 50, 100, 200, and 500 kHz and
1 and 2 MHz. Applications include high-throughput semiconductor-
failure analysis, pharmaceutical screening, and analytical chromatographic
Roper Scientific, Inc.
3440 East Britannia Drive
Tucson, AZ 85706-5006
WSF Industries markets hydrostatic test systems that provide ocean
depth pressures for oceanographic research projects, materials evaluation,
instrument-performance checks, undersea hardware pressure testing,
and other applications. Innovative features include WSFs Rapidoor
quick access and Rapid/Load mechanism for fast exterior loading
and unloading. The company manufactures all key components of its
systems, including the pressure vessels, and will custom-build units
to customer specification. Test units can be assembled in almost
any size, in horizontal or vertical configurations and with a variety
of controls, including programmable versions for pressure and temperature
WSF Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 400, Kenmore Branch
Buffalo, NY 14217
Leeman Labs has released a brochure that details features of the
Prodigy High Dispersion ICP system, its new inductively coupled
plasma optical-emission spectrometer. The 12-page, 4-color p u b
l i c a t i o n describes the systems new largearea detector
and advanced high-dispersion Echelle spectrometer, as well as its
optics, software, and analytical performance. The combination of
the Echelle spectrometer and the large-area detector enables users
to access any wavelength or group of wavelengths for analysis. Prodigy
software provides intuitive navigation between applications, network
readiness, access security, and regulatory compliance tools.
Leeman Labs, Inc.
6 Wentworth Drive
Hudson, NH 03051
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