Improving Low Light Performance in Very High Speed Imaging

A Universal Image Intensifier 

SIL2 - Imaging IntensifierTring, UK & Temecula CA, USA  –  Specialised Imaging has introduced a new high speed relay lens to enable easy interfacing of its SIL-2 range of image intensifiers to almost any high speed camera or video system.

The SIL-2 family of gated image intensifier systems has been proven to improve the sensitivity, gating time, and spectral response of both high-speed video cameras and ultra high speed framing cameras.

Used in low-light conditions to detect, capture and increase the intensity of ambient light, image intensifiers work by gathering weak emissions or reflected light from natural or from artificial sources and amplifying it to a level that can be seen with by digital image sensors. Continue reading

2D-coded tube for traceable tissue storage

Help ensure high sample integrity, even down to 77 K

Micronc_3ml_coloured capsLelystad, The Netherlands  –  Micronic has launched a new externally threaded 3.00ml tube that provides a fully traceable storage solution for tissue samples.

With a unique 2-dimensional Data Matrix code laser encrypted on the tube bottom, and large, human readable code on the tube sidewall, Micronic 3.00ml tissue tubes provide easy and unambiguous identification and storage of your donor and transplant samples.

The unique 2D code identifies the sample, its coordinates within a 24-tube storage rack, the particular rack and the location of the rack in your freezer. Continue reading

Highlighting NEW MarVision & Digital Calipers & Indicators

Mahr Federal In Special Display At Mfg4 Includes NEW MarVision MM320


MarVision MM320

PROVIDENCE RI, USA  –  Mahr Federal will introduce its new MarVision MM320 and feature its lines of 16 EWRi Digital Calipers and Digital Indicators with MarConnect wireless data transmitters and MarCom software in a special display at Mfg4, May 6-8, 2014, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT, Booth #1605.

Mahr Federal’s  new video measuring microscope with image processing capability,  the MarVision MM 320, is the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments, at Mfg4.

Designed for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23″ touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and easy to use Windows 7-based M3 software.

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4-20 mA Loop Power Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring

True RMS or Peak output options

4-20 mA Loop Power Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring from Measurement Specialties Offer Reliable Performance

Hampton VA, USA – Measurement Specialties  now offers the 801X series of rugged, internally-shielded, 4-20 mA loop power accelerometers.

Designed to be connected to 4-20 mA readout devices or directly into a PLC/DCS control system, the new sensors offer a dynamic range of ±5 g to ±50 g in either an RMS or Peak output for use in a variety of industrial environments.

The Model 8011 and Model 8012 are hermetically sealed and operate in temperatures from -40 °C to +85 °C, making them ideal for uses such as monitoring of motors, pumps, compressors or any type of rotating machinery. Continue reading

How Can Employees and Employers Partner to Close the Skills Gap In Manufacturing?

By guest blogging for ISA
Hiring Employees

This guest post is authored by Kari Meece, manager of talent acquisition at MAVERICK Technologies.

Manufacturing is growing, so why isn’t there more interest in entering this workforce? I think the perception that manufacturing is not “cool” or “sexy” is outdated. In reality, manufacturing isn’t just an assembly line any more. It is an industry full of intelligence and creativity.

It’s a chance to present innovative solutions that impact our daily lives. I think interest in our field is slowly rising, but that doesn’t change the fact that we are lacking qualified resources now.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics site confirms that the need for engineers is growing, but unfortunately, that doesn’t change the lack of talent in the market. On top of that, there are concerns that a majority of engineers are exiting the workforce in the next few years.

With that in mind, how can employees and employers partner proactively to close the skills gap in manufacturing?

I ask this question because in our line of business, we are the collective skill sets of our people.

We must act now to develop the right skills if we want …read more



How Absolute Molar Mass can be Measured in UHPLC

Benefit from Combining Light Scattering & Refractive Index Detectors 

μDAWN™ multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector

μDAWN™ multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector

SANTA BARBARA CA, USA – Wyatt Technology Corporation has announced the availability of a new application note which outlines the combined use of the Wyatt μDAWN™ multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector and the Optilab® UT-rEX™ refractive index (RI) detector to measure the absolute molecular weight (or molar mass) and size of eluting species in ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC).

The study highlights how these instruments, engineered specifically for use with ultra-high performance size exclusion chromatography (UHP-SEC), overcome the limitations associated with conventional UHP-SEC for the characterization of size and composition of aggregates or fragments in a biomolecular sample.

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Global market for thin-film sensors

To reach $2.4 billion by 2018

bcc research logoWellesley MA, USA — The global market for thin-film sensors decreased from $2.12 billion in 2012 to $1.98 billion in 2013 and is estimated to be valued at $2.38 billion by the end of 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.

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HD Video Camera With Enhanced NIR Imaging Capabilities

Toshiba Imaging Introduces 3CMOS 1080p

toshiba_imageIrvine CA, USA — Toshiba’s IK-HD5 is a progressive scan, full HD 3CMOS camera with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It operates at 60 fps and features a removable optical low-pass filter for imaging in both visible light and near infrared (NIR) spectral regions.

Expanded menu functions have been added for the red filter infrared mode, and the camera offers 3dB increased sensitivity in the NIR.

The IK-HD5 camera’s three CMOS HD sensors are ideal for use as a component in critical high-def video tasks including endoscopy, surgical microscopy, ophthalmology, infrared inspection and defense imaging systems.

Other applications include a variety of inspection and machine vision operations. Continue reading

384-Well Reagent Reservoirs

Offer Maximum Liquid Recovery

384-Well Reagent Reservoirs

384-Well Reagent Reservoirs

Zizers, Switzerland & Hudson NH, USA  –  Adopting a standard ANSI / SLAS footprint , INTEGRA 384-well reagent reservoirs (100 ml) are fully compatible with all liquid handling systems including the VIAFLO 384 Handheld Multichannel Electronic Pipette.

384 individual pyramidal indentations in each reagent reservoir allow maximum liquid recovery when using a VIAFLO 384 electronic pipette as well as other platforms.

VIAFLO multichannel reagent reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and dispose of the reservoir inserts.
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