AXIC, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a company to develop surface science equipment for the semiconductor, electronics, and general scientific community. Initial developments focused on x-ray and electron beam analysis of surfaces for compositional and film thickness analysis. These developments lead to the introduction of a stand alone x-ray fluorescence unit which was easily operated by fab personnel for the measurement of film composition and thickness. AXIC, Inc. now produces 3 XRF systems for coatings analysis in both development and production applications for the semiconductor, magnetic, and superconductor industries.
In 1992, AXIC entered the market of producing laser based reflectometers for the measurement of film thickness, index of refraction, and film absorption properties of transparent/translucent films for the semiconductor, optical and magnetics industries.
Shortly after, AXIC commenced the manufacture of plasma tools for cleaning, photoresist stripping, reactive ion etch (RIE), and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). Today these offerings include the MultiMode HF8, PlasmaStar, and BenchMark 800-II. Units are ideally suited for research and development and small scale productions. The plasma tools can be configured in various ways to meet the end users' specific requirements.
Since B&W Tek's establishment in 1997, we've grown into an industry-leading, total solutions provider coupling our core technologies with custom design and manufacturing capabilities. We are an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation, as well as laboratory, portable and handheld Raman spectrometer systems. Since our inception, we've been providing Raman spectroscopy, modular spectrometer and laser solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, LED lighting and research communities.
With an extensive variety of products and accessories, we're able to take an assortment of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf modular components and combine them to form your complete spectroscopy solution. Countless applications can be performed by combining any variety of our lasers, spectrometers, sampling accessories, and software packages all which are designed and built by our own staff. This commitment to vertical integration has made B&W Tek an industry leading OEM/OED provider of laser, Raman and NIR systems.
B&W Tek is the worldwide leader in Raman spectrometer manufacturing with over 10,000 spectroscopy solutions delivered. Our complete line of high performance laboratory, portable and handheld Raman spectrometers sets us apart with solutions for the classroom to the research lab to the loading dock. Our extensive knowledge and cutting edge technology in the field of Raman spectroscopy has allowed us to focus on solution-oriented products that are designed for non-specialists and provide easy, rapid measurements in a matter of minutes.
B&W Tek boasts one of the most comprehensive lines of UV, Vis and NIR spectrometer modules on the market. Combined with our wide selection of spectroscopy accessories, B&W Tek offers you nearly limitless utility. Some of the most common applications of modular spectroscopy include reflectance, absorption, transmission and emission. All of our UV, Vis, and NIR spectrometers can also be configured to measure absolute irradiance, making them ideal for LED and solar applications. We also boast the smallest TE Cooled linear CCD array spectrometer on the market, ideal for your applications that require low light level detection and long integration, such as Raman and fluorescence.
We also feature a unique array of NIR and broadband fiber coupled spectrophotometers offering spectral coverage from as low as 350nm to as high as 2550nm. By coupling these visible and NIR spectrophotometers with various sampling accessories, they can be configured for a variety of applications such as transmission, reflected color and NIR vibrational spectroscopy.
Innovative solutions for your application needs
B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation, as well as laboratory, portable and handheld Raman systems. We provide spectroscopy and laser solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, LED lighting and research communities.
BMG LABTECH - The microplate reader company
BMG LABTECH is a leading global developer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation.
BMG LABTECH has been committed to producing microplate readers for more than twenty-five years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, the company’s innovative microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field. BMG LABTECH has developed a wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers for life sciences applications and high-throughput screening.
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Carltex Inc. is located in Nyack, NY with sales, service, and support facilities. All sales are from the NY office. Now celebrating 18 years, Carltex supplies a wide variety of data acquisition, measurement & control, validation, and microscopy & imaging products.
Carltex has been an industry leader with regard to the supply of chart recorders since our inception, and is well respected for our product knowledge and offering. We supply many types of chart recorders including flatbed recorders, multipen and data acquisition recorders, XY recorders, and disposable in-transit recorders. We stock and sell chart paper and pens for the recorders that we sell, and can provide consumables for many other recorders, both current and discontinued. Additionally, we have service and calibration services for all the recorders that we sell.
Carltex also offers microscopes from BestScope International Ltd.
BestScope International Ltd is a well-known and respected supplier in the field of scientific instrumentation. Specialized in the microscopes and industrial cameras markets, they offer a diverse selection of products including Monocular Zoom Microscopes, Biological Microscopes, Stereo Microscopes, Industrial Inspection Microscopes, Polarizing Microscopes, Metallurgical Microscopes, Fluorescence Microscopes, Gemological Microscopes, Multi-Head Microscopes, Comparison Microscopes, LCD Digital Microscopes, USB Cameras and VGA Cameras.
In 1991, Eastern Applied Research began as a regional service provider for x-ray fluorescence instruments. Technical associates offered on-site certification, consultation, and repair services with a focus on the East Coast of the United States. Those associates realized that most clients were looking for a single source for XRF Technology service and support. So, Eastern Applied added an in-house standards laboratory for standard re-certification and manufacturing of new XRF standards. They also began offering XRF analyzers for their clients testing needs.
In time, through the organizations dedication to offering efficient response times and competitive pricing (an overall dedication to customer satisfaction) the client list grew and demanded additional technical staff be added to support that demand. Expanding the on-site service personal to include representatives to cover Central and Western United States was the next step in the evolution of this complete service provider. Eastern Applied Research has continued to grow over the years and now provides service and support throughout North America - covering Canada and Mexico with bi-lingual service personal as needed.
Eastern Applied's core technical staff has a complete working knowledge of a wide range of XRF analyzer models and the field staff receives extensive training on each model to insure a satisfactory experience for the client. Sales of XRF analyzers has expanded from just reconditioned systems (used XRF) to include new analyzers from a leader in XRF technology - Hitachi High-Tech. XRF analyzers from Hitachi High-Tech are known for providing the highest reliability and excellent precision for a large number of application interests.
Fischer Technology, a member of the HELMUT FISCHER GROUP, began manufacturing Fischer products in Windsor, CT in 1979 and has a strong commitment to continuously improve the quality of our products and services. Fischer is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and is responsible for sales, production, technical support and service for the United States, Canada and Mexico with multiple service centers around the country. This type of service is unmatched in the industry for coating thickness, material testing, material analysis and micro-hardness measurement applications.
The Fischer product line comprises of a broad spectrum of measuring and analysis instruments for the most diverse applications and industries. The appropriate measurement methods are used for correct results yielding optimum precision. Whether magnetic induction or eddy current, beta-backscatter, coulometric, micro hardness or x-ray fluorescence Fischer has the suitable technology.
Coating Thickness Measurements:
Whether painted or electroplated, applied to magnetic or non-magnetic materials you will find the appropriate instrument for precise coating thickness measurements in our large product portfolio.
Electromagnetic methods: Pocket gauges, Handheld gauges, Benchtop units, Probes
X-ray fluorescence method
X-ray fluorescence instruments for material analysis:
For exact material analysis, the broad assortment of Fischer X-ray fluorescence instruments (XRF) offers the optimal instrument for any application. Trace analysis required by RoHS, testing of jewelry and gold or inline measurements in continuous production FISCHERSCOPE X-RAY instruments fulfil the requirements in the laboratory and in manufacturing.
Microhardness measuring instruments :
Industry demands that surfaces and coatings are engineered to be very hard, extremely thin or visco-elastic thus requiring powerful measurement methods and systems.
Fischer provides quick, precise and effective measurements of mechanical properties (hardness, modulus, creep, etc.) of micro and nano scale coatings, components, cross-sections, treated and modified surfaces.
The measurement technology of Fischer is sought after and proven when the quality of weld seams is measured in steel constructions or the sealing is determined on anodized facades. This is also true when the coatings are tested on tanks or airplane aluminum structures for fatigue.
Ferrite content measuring instrument
Sealing quality test instrument
Conductivity measuring instrument
We previously offered a range of microscopes from a German inventor. We are now no longer offering these microscopes as the inventor, who is now 80 years old, has told us he can no longer supply them to us.
He specifically requested us to remove his name and existing products from our website, which we have done to respect his privacy. We wish to thank him for all he has done in the past including his development work on the series of microscopes we have been offering in the past.
Effective August 2014, Grayfield Optical is now working with the inventor's engineering team, who have been working with the same microscope technology for decades, are considerably younger and fully up-to-date with the latest microscope technologies including the latest digital measurment systems. Our nano-positioning system was developed by this team, for example.
We are now preparing to release an entirely new series of microscopes, under the SeeNano name, which enables us to provide you with microscopes that have all the capabilities of the previous series, while adding fluorescence capabilities and realistic pricing. Development work is progressing well and we have started to get into the costing phase so that we are able to price these new microscopes.
Depth of Field / Focus
Richardson Test Slide
German Test Slide
PTB (SeeNano Lab)
SeeNano Pro & SeeNanoLab
SeeNano in Comparison
Nano Positioning System
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.
HORIBA International Corporation (HIC) commands successful leadership spanning North and South America with operations positioned coast-to-coast, including Canada and Brazil. HIC, financial holding company for all Americas-region entities, continues to experience active growth while implementing the sharing of corporate resources. Exemplifying a unified contribution to global environmental conservation, HORIBA continues its spirited commitment to society.
Science Applications include:
Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Detectors-CCD, PDA, InGaAs
Plasma Profiling TOFMS
Mad City Labs, Inc nanopositioning systems, micropositioning systems, instrument solutions, and piezoactuators are used for a variety of applications. Follow the links below to learn more about how Mad City Labs systems are used in each application area.
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Microscopy Applications include:
Polarized Light Microscopy
Optical Microscopy Tutorials:
Basic Concepts in Optical Microscopy | Java
DIC Microscopy | Images | Videos | PDF
Phase Contrast Microscopy | Java | Images
Fluorescence Microscopy | Java | Videos
Stereomicroscopy and Illumination | Images
Confocal Microscopy | Java | Images
Resonant Scanning Confocal Microscopy | Flash
Digital Imaging in Optical Microscopy | PDF
Alignment for Köhler Illumination | PDF