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Tornado Spectral Systems Announces Feature-Packed Software Update with SpectralSoft 2.8
Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of Raman spectrometers, released today an enhanced update of its flagship software SpectralSoft. Version 2.8 equips users with essential functionality including security of access and data, multi-channel operation, remote access and control, as well as advancements to boost measurement precision.
SpectralSoft’s new features include the following:
Security Module
– Organizations can be confident in complying with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 with login access and management of data security.
Productivity Module
– Users can configure and control multi-channel fibre-switching hardware for monitoring up to eight channels.
Industrial Control Module
– The Industrial Control module features a Modbus TCP interface for DCS connectivity.
SpectralSoft 2.8 raises the bar for Raman data acquisition and data quality. In addition to the add-on modules, 2.8 improves productivity via auto-calibration and increases data signal-to-noise ratio.
11th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
10th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
The course held by PicoQuant offered an in-depth introduction into time-resolved microscopy techniques through lectures and practical sessions.
Berlin (Germany), 19 March 2018 – The 10th edition of this course, held from March 6-8, 2018 in Berlin was highly appreciated and found to be inspiring by the 40 participants from universities and industry. Six lectures and five hands-on sessions with instruments from major microscopy companies including Nikon, Olympus, PicoQuant, and Zeiss were given. These sessions covered different methods and procedures used in time-resolved fluorescence microscopy such as FLIM / rapidFLIM, FLIM-FRET, F(L)CS, PLIM for material science, single molecule spectroscopy, and STED super-resolution microscopy.
The course was intended for individuals looking for an in-depth introduction to the principles of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and its applications to Life Sciences. Attendees were typically professionals who employ or intend to use fluorescence microscopy in their research. Most attendees had some preliminary knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, individuals from totally different research areas and industry got the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and greatly benefited from the experimental sessions.
Next course: 11th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
Date February / March 2019, Location WISTA Campus, Berlin, Germany, Contact PicoQuant GmbH, Kerstin Wicht,,
PicoQuant and Ionovation now offer an integrated platform that combines microscopy and force spectroscopy
PicoQuant‘s MicroTime 200 platform is the most flexible and extensible high-end research tool for time-resolved fluorescence microscopy requiring single molecule sensitivity. The system is an excellent choice for many methods, including Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE), Förster Resonance Transfer (FRET), Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy, Fluorescence (Lifetime) Correlation Spectroscopy (F(L)CS), and anisotropy measurements.
Ionovation’s PicoTweezers system is a compact, robust trapping and force measurement device based on the “optical tweezers” concept which is equipped with real-time video detection. In contrast to common optical tweezers systems, PicoTweezers has no spatial restrictions and is compatible to all sample carriers. The system is well suited for molecular interaction studies, force spectroscopy, cell trapping, rheology and many other applications.
Research project hosted at PicoQuant focuses on developing multichannel photon detection methods for biomedical applications
PicoQuant and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are co-supervising an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in the Innovative Training Networks H2020-MSCA-ITN.
During his stay at PicoQuant, the ESR is preparing a PhD thesis on “Novel Applications for Spectrally Resolved Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (sFLIM)”.
The projects aim is to explore the feasibility and limits for quantitative separation of fluorescent markers in a strongly autofluorescing environment. The separation has been improved over the last years by using spectral confocal microscopy in combination with linear unmixing. However, the separation of multiple labels in biological samples still remains challenging, especially when strong tissue autofluorescence drowns out the response from specific labeled structures. By combining spectrally resolved detection with fluorescence lifetime measurements, simultaneous detection of spectral and lifetime parameters becomes possible, which is expected to significantly improve separation quality.
McPherson is pleased to announce the spring 2018 hands‐on learning session
Held at McPherson headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA the “0418 Deep UV Class” provides access to vacuumand purged deep UV spectrophotometers, ancillary laboratory equipment, and knowledgeable instructors.
We combine classroom explanations with lots of time running instruments, learning and practicing best operating procedures. This course provides a great way to see what the VUVAS series of instruments can do and help you develop the skills to realize their full potential in your laboratory.
AMETEK Brookfield Launches New Website
Middleboro, MA – AMETEK Brookfield has just launched their new website. This new site is clean and easy-to-navigate while offering loads of
valuable information. The intuitive menu bar directs you to pages featuring: Products, Applications,
Services, Learning Center, About Us and Contact Us.
Viscometer, Rheometer, Texture Analyzer and Powder
Flow Tester product pages provide an overview of each
instrument with features and benefits, what’s included,
optional configurations, specifications, related accessories
and available downloads.
Triple spectrometer with adjustable bandwidth, edge-slope and UV wavelength capability more useful for spectroscopy research and experimental science.
McPherson, the manufacturer of precision optical systems for spectroscopy and science applications, announces a new optical system. It is a triple monochromator ideal for making Raman, photoluminescence and Thomson scattering measurements in a variety of ways. The triple configuration allows users to create a bandpass ‘notch’ of select wavelengths and disperse onto sensitive CCD or other array detector. The width and slope of the notches edges can be tailored for the user’s application. For ultimate throughput, McPherson also offers the triple monochromator with astigmatic optics for point to point imaging.
The McPherson triple monochromator uses exclusively reflective optics and is capable of working deep into the ultraviolet, below 190 nanometers if necessary. It is efficient. The triple can be equipped with many different diffraction gratings and works fast as f/5. That is more light gathering power than many single spectrometers!
PicoQuant attends Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco – The world’s largest photonics technologies event
PicoQuant showcases at the Photonics West in San Francisco its latest innovations in picosecond pulsed diode lasers, in single photon counting, as well as in microscopy and spectroscopy applications. The highlights at this exhibition include the high power pulsed laser „VisIR/VisUV“ platform with the new wavelengths 266, 280, 295, 532, 560 and 590 nm as well as the new Quantum Correlation Analysis Software „QuCoa“.
FluoTime 300 Spectrometer is now available with double monochromators in excitation and emission
PicoQuant proudly announces that the FluoTime 300 fluorescence lifetime spectrometer is now available with double monochromators in excitation and emission. Due to the very high stray light rejection of these monochromators, the signal to noise ratio of the spectrometer is increased to more than 29.000:1 (RMS) using the standard water Raman test. Even samples with a very high scattering contribution can now be studied with extreme sensitivity and ultimate temporal resolution.
TopoMAPS software for SEM image analysis
Digital Surf is proud to announce that TopoMAPS software for SEM image enhancement, 3D reconstruction and metrology is now available on Thermo Scientific SEM and DualBeam systems.
TopoMAPS feature highlights include:

  • SEM image colorization made easy – from black and white to color in just a few clicks.
  • 3D reconstruction of surface topography – from two images at different tilt angles or tilt-free reconstruction using images from the Directional BackScatter detector (DBS).
  • Topography measurements – (distances, step heights etc.) and characterization of surface texture.
High Energy Resolution Monochromated EELS-STEM (HERMES™)
Nion’s High Energy Resolution Monochromated EELS-STEM (HERMES™) has demonstrated 6.2 meV energy resolution at 60 kV primary voltage. This system has allowed vibrational spectra to be obtained in the electron microscope, and resulted in revolutionary analytical capabilities, including detection of different types of hydrogen bonds by their vibrational signatures, damage-free EELS of biological materials using “aloof” beam spectroscopy, and measurement of phonon loss and gain peaks as a sensitive measure of the local sample temperature. Nion also offers a flexible and stable side-entry stage with a liquid N2 sample holder with the same electron-optical performance as detachable cartridge-type Nion microscopes.
HyperFlux PRO Plus
Tornado’s HyperFlux™ PRO Plus Raman spectroscopy system allows for more accurate chemical identification and quantitation even with challenging mixtures and low concentrations, faster measurements of dynamic reactions, and lower laser power operation in hazardous environments. The HyperFlux PRO Plus uses a proprietary high-throughput virtual slit (HTVS™)-enabled spectrometer to deliver better Raman sensitivity than ever before possible, making it an ideal solution for production line and laboratory settings.
Tosca™ Analysis for industrial AFM users
Following the recent launch of the Tosca™ 400 atomic force microscope, the leading scientific equipment manufacturing company Anton Paar is today announcing the launch of Tosca™ analysis software, based on Digital Surf’s Mountains® surface analysis technology. Specially designed for industrial users, the Tosca™ 400 comes with ToscaTM Control software for operating the AFM. Add to that new Tosca™ analysis software and users now have a complete solution for complex nano-surface analysis in a wide variety of application areas including characterization of semiconductor properties and investigation of polymer chains.
New software support for McPherson deep UV and soft x-ray spectrometer systems and Princeton Instruments soft x-ray cameras
McPherson and Princeton Instruments are pleased to announce introduction of a new Add-In for Princeton Instruments’ powerful 64-bit LightField® software that seamlessly controls McPherson’s deep UV and soft X-ray spectrometers and Princeton Instruments soft x-ray cameras. This Add-In allows users to keep all the benefits of LightField including easy setup and access to exclusive features like the real-time math engine, SmartSearch, and the virtual optical bench for conveniently managing multiple experimental setups.
BE-OPTICAL and PicoQuant – Pushing the envelope in medical imaging
PicoQuant and the Humboldt University Berlin are co-hosting an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the Innovative Training Networks H2020 BE-OPTICAL (
The ESR is working on a PhD thesis during his stay at PicoQuant that is entitled “Advanced Nanoscale Microscopy: Time-Resolved Super-Resolution Fluorescence Studies of Biological Structures”.
Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI) announced that it has updated its website for custom vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces ( The new site provides for quick and easy searching of furnace information based on application or furnace type, with technical data sheets listed for each of the 65 different furnace configurations it offers in its line of laboratory and production furnaces. A ‘furnace finder’ option is available to help select the best equipment for your particular needs.
10th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
Berlin (Germany), 23 October 2017 – The 10th annual short course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”, organized by PicoQuant GmbH, provides an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence microscopy and its applications to Life Science. It will be held from March 6-8, 2018 in Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
Photon counting camera LINCam now available from PicoQuant
The LINCam from Photonscore which operates in the time domain is now part of PicoQuant’s detector line-up with single photon sensitivity
PicoQuant proudly announces the inclusion of the LINCam, a photon counting camera manufactured by Photonscore, to its line up of single photon sensitive detectors. The LINCam is a single photon counting device working in the time domain that provides position data via patented procedures.
Pairing the LINCam with pulsed light sources allows turning any conventional fluorescence microscope into a powerful, scanning-free, time-resolved imaging instrument. Using it in conjunction with off-the-shelf optics makes it suitable even for larger scale applications such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).
 Imaging spectrometer for VUV
Unique spectrometers measure vertical spatial profile in addition to dispersed wavelengths. They operate in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) to view plasma impurity emission lines from 300 to 3200 Angstroms.
We are pleased to describe new developments in short wavelength spectroscopy. McPherson one- and three-meter normal incidence spectrometers are now capable of imaging. The ability to measure both spatial and wavelength resolution is important in many applications. One example, diagnostics of impurity profile in edge plasma of large magnetically confined tokomak devices used in fusion research.
DataPhysics Instruments presents it’s new high pressurized measurement chamber PMC 750 for Measurements of Contact Angles and Interfacial Tension up to 750 bar
The new designed pressurized measurement chamber PMC 750 made by DataPhysics Instruments enables measurements of contact angles and interfacial tensions to a maximum pressure of 750 bar and temperatures up to +200°C – conditions which exemplary predominates in crude oil reservoirs.
24. International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”
The workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of experience and information as well as sharing recent findings in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and beyond the classical diffraction limit. The target audience are researchers and developers from Physics, Chemistry, Biology as well as from Life or Materials Science.
UV-Vis and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers Now Offered
Through Eastern Applied Research Inc.
Buffalo, NY – Eastern Applied Research Inc is pleased to be a distributor of UV/Vis and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers from Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation. The complete line of Hitachi Spectrophotometers, with capabilities fit for teaching environments to research grade requirements, will be available throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
McPherson Appoints Titan Electro-Optics Exclusive Agent in P.R. China and Hong-Kong
McPherson, the leading manufacturer and fabricator of research grade spectrometers, has appointed Titan Electro-Optics Co., Ltd. as Exclusive Agent in P.R. China and Hong-Kong. Customers in these areas can expect an improved buying experience and simpler product selection/specification and importation. Bringing years of experience to the table, Titan EO has well organized, wide spread sales and support teams.
Titan EO’s respected Advanced Photonics team provides expert local service and assistance to customers in education and fundamental research, (clean) energy, efficient lighting and more. The Titan team will introduce new clients to McPherson’s spectroscopy equipment as well as service existing accounts. McPherson sales and engineering teams’ support the Titan agents in the field. During the remainder of 2018, several joint activities are planned. They include spectroscopy technique and instrumentation seminar(s) and support trips by McPherson sales and engineering groups to P.R. China.
Bobcat 640 cameras and Cheetah TE3 camera – from the SWIR to the LWIR realm
Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, is pleased to announce a significant improvement in the quality of its detectors and resulting cameras.
With the goal of better serving its customers, Xenics has recently increased production capabilities, added extra clean room space, reviewed processing techniques and modernized equipment. First evidence of this improved and upgraded manufacturing process is the significant reduction of dark current in our standard InGaAs SWIR detectors.
The detectors with improved dark current performance will first be introduced in the Bobcat 640 cameras and Cheetah TE3 camera. Later on these detectors will find their way into all InGaAs SWIR cameras, including the vSWIR (visible enhanced short-wave infrared) models with extended response into the visible range.
Hemispherical Analyzer
The RESOLVE120 spectrometer is used for Electron Spectrocopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA) ; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), electron loss spectroscopy (ELS) and synchrotron studies.
These surface sensitive analysis techniques are used to analyse the surface chemistry of a solid material and provide elemental composition, chemical state and electronic state information. It is routinely used to analyze elements, inorganic compounds, metal alloys, semiconductors, polymers, catalysts, glasses, ceramics, paints, corrosion, adhesion and thin film coatings.
New PHI Quantes
The new PHI Quantes is a laboratory-based instrument used for performing both traditional XPS measurements using an Al Kα X-ray source, plus extended depth of analysis experiments using a Cr Kα (hard) X-ray source. The latter is referred to as HAXPES – Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. The Cr X-ray source provides for depths of analysis roughly 3 times those obtained using an Al X-ray source. The Quantes is based on the tried and true Quantera XPS platform.
Efficient stability testing of emulsions and dispersions using the Multiscan MS20, DataPhysics Instruments
Emulsions and dispersions like milk, emulsifiers, skin creams, paints and coatings are heterogeneous, colloidal systems which have to be analyzed objectively on their stability and aging behavior in their original condition. Using the DataPhysics MultiScan MS20 such a characterization can be done fully automatically and software driven.
Bobcat-320-Gated – Cost sensitive SWIR InGaAs camera series
The Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance shortwave infrared camera. Its thermoelectric cooler ensures excellent low noise and low dark current characteristics.
The Bobcat-320 targets cost-sensitive volume markets such as laser beam analysis applications, sorting & recycling industry and investigation of defects inside silicon semiconductor material. This shortwave infrared camera comes with a CameraLink or GigE Vision interface and has a low weight, low power consumption and is small in size.
Compact FTIR spectrometer Interspec 650-X
Compact FTIR spectrometer Interspec 650-X provides high performance in a compact size and at an affordable price.
Combining flexible sample handling outside the instrument and leading Interspec for Windows software, the Interspec 650-X FTIR spectrometer is a great solution for industrial, government or academic labs.
It implements the same field-proven FTIR technology found on other Interspec FTIR models using pendulum type roof mirror interferometer.
Gatan K2 Summit Reveals the Surface and Interfacial Structures of MOF ZIF-8
The K2® Summit and K2 IS direct detection cameras, capture TEM images with an unprecedented resolution that enable scientists to understand and design more efficient materials for energy and environmental applications. The research article, “Unravelling surface and interfacial structure of a metal..
PicoQuant to hold the 1st International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”.
Researchers from all over the world will meet in Berlin from May 30 to June 1, 2018 to present and discuss recent developments in single photon based quantum technology.
Contact: PicoQuant GmbH, Kerstin Wicht,
Automating time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
One of the most valuable tools for a spectroscopist is time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, as it allows investigating excited state dynamics in molecules, complexes, or semiconductors. A recent software upgrade adding a remote interface to PicoQuant’s modular FluoTime 300 spectrometer makes it possible to interface it with external accessories, such as the liquid handling automation workstation Biomek NXP from Beckman-Coulter.
The Latest Release of COMSOL®
Version 5.3 is a major release that benefits simulation specialists with faster model and app development, shorter solution times, and new physics, increasing research and development throughput.
BURLINGTON, MA (April 25, 2017) — COMSOL, Inc., the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application deployment, today announced the latest release of the COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ simulation software.
New KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer…
Providing Consistent Viscosity Measurement of Paints & Coatings
Middleboro, MA – AMETEK Brookfield introduces the new KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer. The KU-3 is widely used
in the paints and coatings industry to measure viscosity in accordance with ASTM D562 and is ROHS compliant
with the European requirement that goes into effect in July 2017.
SiC 3 Coating – Silicon Carbide Coated Graphite
A huge advantage of SIC3 manufactured by the CVD technology, over line of sight process, is its “throwing power” or penetration depth. Hole diameters down to 1mm can be coated to a depth of 5mm, while still maintaining 30% layer thickness at its deepest point. Even more consistent layer thicknesses can be achieved when larger diameter holes are coated.
Covering small holesFracture analyisisalt
Official release of Photon etc’s new MCT and InGaAs cameras
Photon etc. is proud to announce the official launch of their new ZephIR camera line. That infrared camera series encompasses InGaAs and MCT super sensitive detectors up to a wavelength of 1.7 µm, 2.5 µm or 2.9 µm. These high grade and state-of-the-art cameras will allow for new and considerable discoveries in multiple fields such as in life sciences as well as in the recycling and green energy industries.
Atomistix ToolKit with Virtual NanoLab
ATK offers unique capabilities for simulating electrical transport properties of nanodevices on the atomic scale. Based on an open architecture which integrates a powerful scripting language with a graphical user interface, ATK is a comprehensive platform for studies in nanoelectronics, using both accurate first-principles (DFT) and fast semi-empirical methods and classical potentials. Moreover, ATK includes a very advanced electrostatic model to allow realistic simulations of nanoscale transistor structures.
PicoQuant Combines Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Novel fiber coupling sample holder opens new opportunities for investigating spatial dependence of luminescence behavior
PicoQuant has released a new fiber coupling sample holder for the modular time-resolved spectrometer FluoTime 300. This holder makes it possible to interface the system with a microscope such as the MicroTime 100. This set-up easily allows users to record time- and space-resolved emission spectra from any sample mounted in the microscope.
Sample mounting unit with fiber coupling sample holder
Sunstrand moves HQs to larger facility to increase production
LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand has moved its Kentucky headquarters to a much larger space to accommodate its growing product demand.
Sunstrand opened operations in 2014 in a 6,000-square-foot plant in the town of Fern Creek, 20 miles south of Louisville, shortly after Kentucky moved to legalize industrial hemp that year.
Riddle, who also serves as president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, kicked off 2017 by moving his operations to 1401 Locust Street in Louisville’s Irish Hill neighborhood. The 25,000-square-foot facility allows the company to leverage additional infrastructure.
Sunstrand converts hemp and similar agricultural feedstocks into fibers and fillers that are compatible with plastics and other applications. The company now employs 13 people.
Synopsys Strengthens Design-Technology Co-Optimization Solution with Acquisition of QuantumWise
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced it has completed its acquisition of QuantumWise, a leading provider of simulation tools for materials modeling in early manufacturing process development. With this acquisition, Synopsys will enhance its support of semiconductor manufacturers who are evaluating a wide variety of new materials to extend Moore’s law and develop novel memories.
New digital flow controllers improve measurement accuracy in the specialized VUVAS ultraviolet spectrophotometer systems and improve lifetime of ultraviolet lamps at short wavelengths.
Ultraviolet photons are sufficiently energetic to break bonds and reorganize molecules. Making and measuring light below 200nm demands special experimental considerations, it presents unique challenges. For UV measurements from 120 to 200 nanometers fluoride refractive optics replace silica, and vacuum-absorbing components of air (oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide) must be removed from the experimental apparatus. The high energy that makes UV light interesting can cause problems for precise UV measurement systems. It causes photochemical formation of organic films on optical surfaces and degradation of performance.
New digital flow controllers improve measurement accuracy in the specialized VUVAS ultraviolet spectrophotometer systems and improve lifetime of ultraviolet lamps at short wavelengths.
Ultraviolet photons are sufficiently energetic to break bonds and reorganize molecules. Making and measuring light below 200nm demands special experimental considerations, it presents unique challenges. For UV measurements from 120 to 200 nanometers fluoride refractive optics replace silica, and vacuum-absorbing components of air (oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide) must be removed from the experimental apparatus. The high energy that makes UV light interesting can cause problems for precise UV measurement systems. It causes photochemical formation of organic films on optical surfaces and degradation of performance.
New digital flow controllers improve measurement accuracy in the specialized VUVAS ultraviolet spectrophotometer systems and improve lifetime of ultraviolet lamps at short wavelengths.
Ultraviolet photons are sufficiently energetic to break bonds and reorganize molecules. Making and measuring light below 200nm demands special experimental considerations, it presents unique challenges. For UV measurements from 120 to 200 nanometers fluoride refractive optics replace silica, and vacuum-absorbing components of air (oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide) must be removed from the experimental apparatus. The high energy that makes UV light interesting can cause problems for precise UV measurement systems. It causes photochemical formation of organic films on optical surfaces and degradation of performance.
Dynavac a Part of History as NASA Prepares James Webb Telescope for Deep Space
As a specialist in thermal vacuum systems for space simulation, Dynavac is a longtime partner to the aerospace industry. However, our involvement with the monumental James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program stands out as one of our most exciting projects.
A joint initiative between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful space telescope built to date anywhere in the world. This next-generation observatory will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, witnessing the formation of planets and the first galaxies billions of years ago.
Triform to Manufacture Fluid Cell Sheet Hydroforming Press for Aerospace Supplier H&R Parts Company
St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has been awarded a contract by H&R Parts Company to manufacture a Triform model 24-5BD fluid cell sheet hydroforming press. With a 24”-diameter forming area and 5,000 PSI, the new Triform will support H&R’s aluminum aerospace part production.
During the fluid cell process, a pressurized rubber diaphragm filled with hydraulic oil shapes sheet material against a single tool. This evenly-distributed pressure results in net shape part production, virtually eliminating the need for hand-finishing. Due to the universal nature of the Triform diaphragm, which conforms to any shape within the forming chamber, the need for expensive mated male/female dies is eliminated. Additionally, multiple parts can be formed in a single cycle, as long as the tools and blanks fit within the forming area.
Beckwood Engineers Two 13-ton Servo-Driven Electro-Mechanical Presses
Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has been awarded a contract to manufacture two 13-ton servo-driven electro-mechanical presses for use by a leading footwear manufacturer in a trimming application.
Scheduled for delivery in February 2018, the twin 40” x 50” x 158” presses feature a monolithic frame, quick die clamps, 13” of stroke, and a knockout cylinder mounted inside the ram weldment to strip the part after it is trimmed. Using a Parker XFC electro-mechanical actuator to drive the main ram and a load cell to monitor force feedback, cycle times on these machines will average 2.5 seconds or less.
FocalSpec and Digital Surf team up to launch new FocalSpec Map software
Oulu, Finland & Besançon, France: Finnish high-tech company FocalSpec, specialized in devices for fast surface measurement and on-line testing of challenging materials and shapes, and Digital Surf, global provider of Mountains® surface analysis software solutions, have teamed up to release FocalSpec Map, a cutting-edge software package bringing a whole new set of tools to users of the Finnish company’s innovative Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology.
Customers in a wide range of industries (consumer and mobile electronics, plastics and medical devices to name but a few) now have the ability to visualize, analyze and report on measured surface data in greater depth than ever before.
Enhanced Specifications for the PT410
Cryomech is constantly working to improve the products they offer to you. They strive to innovate to meet customers’ needs and provide unique solutions for their specific applications. With that said, we are pleased to announce enhanced specifications for the PT410 Pulse Tube Cryorefrigerators.
Short video on the HyperFlux™ PRO Plus spectrometer
To demonstrate the sensitivity of the PRO Plus for making real-time process measurements or for reaction monitoring, we’ve performed a simple experiment where we add small quantities of propylene glycol to water and then monitor the mixture with a PRO Plus analyzer and MarqMetrix immersion probe.
The new McPherson Model 207V
The new model will be an important part of many deep-UV and VUV imaging and analytical spectroscopy systems. It works over a broad spectral range, from the deep UV, through the Visible into the long-wave Infrared. Its clean construction is ideal for contaminant free purge and vacuum applications.
670mm focal length monochromator / spectrometer, McPherson Model 207
PI-KEM Limited latest product news
We have recently expanded our vast materials range to cover the new ‘wonder material’ Graphene. Following new partnerships with Graphenea and Advanced Graphene Products we now offer:
• Graphene Oxide
• Reduced Graphene Oxide
• CVD Films
• HSMGTM High Strength Metallurgical GrapheneTM
Covering applications and research within – Batteries, energy, electronics, supercapacitors, surface chemistry, thermal management, flexible electronics, flexible OLED, composites, biomedical materials, biosensors, carbon nanotubes, ceramics, car industry, cleantech, electric vehicles, European project, aviation, space industry, nanopores, nanoribbons, photonics, photodetector, plasmons, quantum dots, transistors, transparent conductor, mobile devices, nanotechnology, solar cells.
New improved stability windowless hollow cathode UV lamp
High-energy UV lamp
McPherson is pleased to announce new and improved stability with flow controlled McPherson windowless, hollow cathode UV lamp Model 629. This broad-spectrum source emits ionized gas emission lines with little or no absorption by neutral gas. Computer controlled gas flow and constant current power supply improve stability for better spectroscopy.
windowless gas ionizaion uv lamp for calibrating spectrometers
Hitachi High-Technologies and Digital Surf announce new Hitachi map 3D software
Tokyo, Japan & Besançon, France: the release of new Hitachi map 3D software based on Mountains® Technology opens up a new world of opportunities for researchers and industrial engineers using Hitachi High-Technologie’s cutting-edge scanning electron microscopy (SEM) systems.
NEI Announces Allowance of Two New Patents to Its Portfolio of Functional Coatings
NEI Corporation announced today that the USPTO has issued a notice of allowance to the company on two patent applications; one for a durable highly hydrophobic coating and the other for an adhesion promoting surface treatment. These patents complement NEI’s portfolio of patents pertaining to superhydrophobic, self-healing, and abrasion resistant coatings.
Innovation and commercial success earns Isothermal Technology Ltd a Queen’s Award for Enterprise
 Isothermal Technology Ltd (Isotech) is celebrating winning a Queen’s Award for the co-development of an innovative resistance bridge for use in establishing and disseminating the International Temperature Scale (ITS-90).
The product, called microK, is now in use in the world’s leading National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) alongside Primary Standards. Outside of NMIs the client base includes oceanography, aerospace, medicine and astrophysics.
John Tavener, founder and Managing Director says, “We are delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Isotech should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category this year”.
Innovations by PicoQuant at LASER World of PHOTONICS
Highlights: a new green pulsed laser head, new modules for the VisIR/VisUV laser platform, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner.
PicoQuant will showcase its latest laser innovations at the LASER World of PHOTONICS Munich, Germany, from June 26-29, 2017. The highlights at this year’s exhibition include the green emitting fiber amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560, several new modules from the VisIR/VisUV platform series, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on for the MicroTime 200.
PicoQuant’s new laser in the yellow-green range is optimally suited for exciting molecular probes or fluorescent proteins.
World Class Failure Analysis Laboratory
Sage’s world-class laboratory is dedicated to providing the best-in-class analytical techniques and state of the art equipment for analyzing and diagnosing all levels of failures in today’s highly integrated and advanced semiconductor devices. With decades of collective practical expertise and best practices, we can provide advanced procedures and methods to proficiently analyze and expose various failure sites.
Failure Analysis Services Lab
QImaging® Releases New MicroPublisher 6™ Color Camera for Research Publication and Documentation
Surrey, Canada — QImaging, a manufacturer of scientific cameras for life science and OEM applications, releases the MicroPublisher 6 camera, a new color image solution for documentation and publication. The camera delivers high resolution documentation images with a large field of view and accurate color representation. Available upon request, customers will also receive QImaging’s Ocular scientific image acquisition software, a $600 value, that provides easy-to-use tools for microscopy and imaging.
VT-iSIM Imaging Beyond All Limits
With VT-iSIM, the ground breaking high speed super resolution imaging system from VisiTech International, you can image at spatial and temporal resolutions never thought possible before. With no requirement to use specific fluorophores and without any computation the VT-iSIM produces super resolution images in real time at up to 1,000 frames per second. This high temporal resolution is combined with a spatial resolution enhancement VT-iSIM produces super resolution images in real time at up to 1,000 frames per second on all axis of up to 2x regular wide-field microscopy.
NT-MDT launches VEGA large sample AFM
NT-MDT’s latest VEGA AFM is a cutting edge instrument designed for automated study of sample arrays. Up to 200×200 mm and 40 mm in height samples can be imaged at any point with 1 µm positioning accuracy. With built-in acoustic and vibration isolation, active…
PIKE Technologies introduces the new YZ Autosampler,
The new YZ Autosampler, designed for sample transmission measurements where precise mapping is required. With its Y and Z plane movement (no rotation), it is an ideal accessory for spectroscopic measurements of samples having a spectral signature influenced by orientation such as a polarized film. Typical samples analyzed in the YZ Autosampler include coatings on glass and polymer films.
The YZ Autosampler features a translating Y, Z stage with both axes driven by high-precision servo motors with optical encoders for speed and reproducibility. Its sample holder clip allows samples to be easily and reproducibly positioned.
External Integrating Sphere
An integrating sphere is often an accessory of choice when studying reflectance properties of solids, analyzing light scattering of highly absorbing samples and collecting spectra difficult to obtain with standard sampling techniques. The new PIKE Technologies External Integrating Sphere Accessory, which utilizes the external beam of the spectrometer, is ideal for large samples due to the additional sampling space realized by positioning sample underneath the sphere for precise reflectivity measurements.
PULVERISETTE 6 premium line
With two grinding stations, the NEW FRITSCH Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 6 premium line is the ideal mill for fast wet and dry grinding of hard, medium-hard, soft, brittle and moist samples as well as for mechanical alloying, mixing and homogenising of larger sample quantities with reliable results down into the nano range – and an absolutely secure automatic clamping of  the bowls by the mill.
Photonics Industries high pulse energy ps laser achieves mirror quality surface finish on cut glass
While other ultrafast laser based glass cutting schemes can only yield surface roughness qualities of no better than ra ~100nm, ATTON has developed a new patented “mirroring patent” process with PI’s RGH laser that creates Sidewall Roughness ~0.005㎛ (i.e., ra ~5nm) with “mirror like” quality on the resulting laser cut glass surfaces thus maintaining a superior strength after the laser cut.
In the following video link, we show a Photonics Industries RGH Series high pulse energy ps laser being used with ATTON’s newly patented “mirroring patent” processing head cutting various glass types:
Photonics Industries Increases the Highest Pulse Energy YLF Ultraviolet (UV) Lasers Available
Ronkonkoma, NY – March 16, 2017) – Photonics Industries (PI), The Pioneer of Intracavity Solid-State Harmonic Lasers, was the first to develop high efficiency Q-switched, intracavity second harmonic Nd:YLF green pump lasers back in 1993. PI continues to lead this technology today, outpacing ourselves and the competition again with the introduction of our new DM40-351, the highest pulse energy Ultraviolet (UV) laser providing: ~40mJ @ 351nm
PULVERISETTE 19 in stainless steel version
Universal Cutting Mill PULVERISETTE 19 in a corrosion-resistant stainless steel version
With a maximum feed size of 70 x 80 mm, a throughput quantity of up 60 l/h and a rotor speed of 2800 rpm, comminutes the Universal Cutting Mill PULVERISETTE 19 quickly and effectively dry soft to medium-hard sample materials, as well as fibrous materials and plastics with reliable reproducible results and is also unmatched in regards to simple and fast cleaning. The stainless steel version is especially suitable for the analytical sector and applications in the food and pharmaceutical industry.