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Light Pipes

The TechSpec family of light pipe homogenizing rods is for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non- uniform light source into uniform illumination and deliver it to the target site. These rods are for applications where point sources such as LEDs must be combined and made to deliver even lighting. Unlike traditional square integrating rods, these rods have a hexagonal cross section. The hexagonal shape provides a better match to spherical point source wave fronts, resulting in a 35% increase in coupling efficiency, allowing these light pipes to deliver brighter illumination for a given light source. Edmund Optics Inc. (800) 363-1992 www.edmundoptics.com
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GigE Compliant Cameras

The Lynx family of Gigabit Ethernet cameras is now fully compliant with the GeniCam and GigE Vision interface standards. The GigE Vision compatibility allows the cameras to connect with a variety of image processing hardware and software over the network while the GeniCam compatibility ensures that those systems can fully access the features of the Lynx camera family. The cameras are available in either monochrome or color configurations, offering 8-, 10- or 12-bit pixel data under software configuration control. Electronic shutter control offers pre-exposure and double exposure and speeds as fast as 1/12,000 of a second to as long as 10 seconds. The shutters can be triggered under software control or use external trigger signals, in addition to providing programmed exposure times. Automatic iris control also is available. Operators also can control the image output, resolution, frame rate, analog or digital sensor gain and offset, and image area-of-interest using an intuitive graphical interface or simple ASCII commands. In addition, the cameras provide defective-pixel mapping and built-in gamma correction, also allowing operators to define their own look-up tables (LUT).
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LED Spot Projectors

LED Spot Projectors are high-intensity LED spotlights designed to replace conventional halogen point-sources as well as fiber optic illumination solutions. Compact and lightweight in design, these illuminators offer long lifetimes and low power consumption when compared to traditional light sources. Available in a range of wavelengths, including red, blue, green, amber and broadband white, the projectors provide light at divergence angles of 10 or 25 degrees. The optional fiber-coupled configurations enable operators to bring light to their desired target using industry standard fiber components. These products offer the high-intensity illumination required in many machine vision, microscopy and biomedical applications. StockerYale Inc. (603) 893-8778 www.stockeryale.htm
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Ethernet Camera

The TM-2040GE is a Gigabit Ethernet camera that has two-megapixel UXGA resolution (1600 by 1200 pixels) and software-selectable operation, allowing operators to choose between dual tap mode at 34 frames per second (with automatic channel balancing), and single tap mode operating at 17 frames per second. Using a 1-inch Kodak progressive scan IT CCD sensor (KAI-2020), the camera produces 12-bit linear images, or 10- or 8-bit images that are modifiable by an operator-defined look-up table (LUT) for use in difficult lighting situations. The camera has JAI’s high-fidelity front-end circuitry and low noise power supply design to produce high sensitivity and a typical signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 58 decibels. Monochrome and Bayer CFA color models are equipped with standard GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet digital interfaces.
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Ultraviolet lamps

The Maxima ML-3500 Series ultraviolet lamps use advanced micro discharge light (MDL) technology plus a filter and bulb/reflector to deliver up to 10X the UV-A output of conventional HID inspection lamps. With these lamps, NDT inspectors can see small surface defects, hydrocarbon contamination and other flaws. All bulbs have a rated life of 2,000 hours. Instant on/off/restrike eliminates lamp warm-up and reduces inspection time. The lamps produce virtually zero emission of hazardous UV-B and emit minimum visible light. The series is available in 120-, 230-, 240- and 100-volt AC versions, as well as in battery-operated versions that include a 12-volt, 7-amp per hour rechargeable battery that will operate the lamp for two full hours. A battery charger and carrying case are included.

Spectronics Corp.
(800) 274-8888
www.spectroline.com
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Portable leak finder

A portable leak finder is available for locating small leaks in chambers, connections or parts. The unit has a rechargeable container for helium gas with a spray nozzle similar to an aerosol can. Helium is sprayed on the suspected leak location of a part or chamber and can then be observed on a mass spectrometer system that continuously measures the helium concentration in the part while under vacuum. A leak is immediately identified if the vacuum inside draws helium into the part or chamber. The kit includes a recharge fitting and comes in a protective, custom-made carrying case. Integral to this fitting are valves, pressure gage and pressure relief valve to allow safe recharging of the canister.

Cincinnati Test Systems Inc.
(513) 367-6699
www.cincinnati-test.com
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Knoop/Vickers testers

The 400 Series of Knoop/Vickers testers provides a microhardness testing solution for Knoop and Vickers testing of metals, ceramics and other non-metallic materials. The series is available with manual or automatic turrets. Having eight dial-selectable test forces ranging from 10 grams to 1,000 grams, the system can be adjusted to the correct setting for the specific specimen being tested. An optional 2,000-gram test force system is available. Equipped with optics that have a total magnification of 100X and 400X, the operator can measure the indention made during the test. The series is equipped with a 100 millimeter by 100 millimeter precision XY stage with 25-millimeter movement in each direction.

Instron
(800) 695-4273
www.wilsoninstruments.com
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Eddy current system

This cart-mounted Eddy Current Inspection System offers the operator the capability to inspect small lots of parts by hand on a mobile platform. Occurring in real time, inspections can be performed to verify part geometry, chemistry or hardness. The Pro Series Profiler is used to inspect parts; it is capable of profiling parts with either noncontact or contact eddy current probes and then displaying these profiles on a computer screen. The inspection system automatically calculates the part accept/reject limits from a review of 10 good parts during a “learn” process. These limits can then be adjusted by the operator, as required, to represent the characteristics of the ideal virtual part. The system’s memory is capable of storing the learned profiles from any number of parts, as well as the part profiles themselves. This information can then be downloaded from the system via USB or Ethernet ports mounted on the monitor stand.

NDT Technologies Inc.
(248) 634-0326
www.ndttechinc.com
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Film digitizing

A digitizer system and software bundle offers digitizing, archiving and sharing of film images. The bundle includes the Kodak Industrex V2.0 Digitizer Software and the LS-85 Large Format Film Digitizer, which includes either a single or automated six-sheet feeder. The software offers increased productivity for film digitizing with an automatic file save and naming function, allowing operators to capture and review images quickly. In addition, the digitizer’s six-sheet film feeder allows automatic digitization of multiple film sheets without manual handling.

Carestream Health Inc.
(585) 627-1800
www.carestreamhealth.com
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X-Ray measurement

The HMX handheld XRF film thickness and composition analysis measurement tool is suited to the needs of the fastener, connector and general metal finishing industries. The unit’s measurement capabilities include at-process measurement for quality control, plating line and analysis lab applications, and at-sample analysis in the factory or in the field along with alloy sorting and alloy identification for substrate materials management. The Batch Measurement mode lets the operator calculate the average thickness of a batch of small parts with a single measurement. Point and shoot and the analyzer automatically generates an average thickness for the entire lot. In addition, the unit is an XRF solution for measurement of large samples that commonly cannot be measured in chamber-based systems because of part size.

Matrix Metrologies Inc.
(631) 472-2400
www.matrixmetrologies.com
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