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Excelitas launches OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems to enable faster line speeds

Excelitas launches OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems to enable faster line speeds

Excelitas Technologies Corp of Waltham, MA, USA, which provides customized photonic solutions to OEMs, has introduced OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems for the curing of inks, adhesives and coatings. The systems' design features a high-performing, small form-factor, air-cooled solution to enable faster line speeds in industrial manufacturing and printing.

 The OmniCure AC9150, AC9150P, AC9225, AC9225P, AC9300 and AC9300P UV LED curing systems have advanced front-end optics to provide high power, high peak irradiance and what is claimed to be exceptional uniformity. The systems deliver more than 14W/cm2 peak irradiance for fast curing at varying working distances. A patented process for addressing individual UV LED module outputs provides uniformity for even curing over the entire area.


The three AC9-P versions of the AC9 series are equipped with a replaceable outer window for easier maintenance in printing applications at close working distances. The scalable design allows for multiple heads to be adjoined for customization and flexibility without compromising on output uniformity. By adapting the output to support specific process requirements, the new AC9 series can be used in a range of applications, including digital printing, industrial and electronics manufacturing, touch panel/display, solar panel, conformal coatings and automotive.


For a repeatable curing process, precise control of the UV irradiance level and time allows the correct dose of UV energy to be provided on every exposure. Intelligent system monitoring and control ensures that the systems' reliability meets the demands of any application.


OmniCure UV LED curing systems utilize air-cooled LED technology in a compact design, allowing for seamless integration into new or existing production lines. The design eliminates the need for costly re-tooling, external cooling or ozone extraction. The curing systems can also be mounted in any orientation for greater flexibility. External mechanical and optical accessories are also available upon request.


"Higher peak performance and custom lenses set OmniCure AC9 Series products apart from other UV LED curing systems on the market," claims Oliver Scheuss, VP of solid-state lighting & UV/microscopy at Excelitas.


The OmniCure AC9 Series of UV LED curing systems are debuting at the IMI (Information Management Institute) Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference in Anaheim, CA, USA (3-5 February).

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nanoplus lasers in space

After the launch of the Mars Rover in November 2011, nanoplus lasers are again part of a prestigious space project. This time, the nanoplus lasers are on board of the TROPOMI (Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument) which is the single payload of the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite.

Vadeno Optical Solutions congratulates the project team under The Netherlands and ESA aegis to the successful launch of its Copernicus satellite on October 13th, 2017, from Plesetsk, Russia.
We are excited that our lasers are part of this important mission on monitoring air quality around the globe. According to the project motto "Observing our future", we will follow Tropomi's results with great interest.


Observing our future - TROPOMI
TROPOMI will monitor air quality around the earth to cater the scientific and operational community, which is involved in climate and wheather. The data it collects will help to refine e. g. air quality forecasts, environmental hazard and UV warnings as well as operational wheather forecasts. A further major objective of the mission is to better evaluate the impact of trace gas emissions on climate change.
On a daily basis, Tropomi will quantify the principal tropospheric pollutants: O3, NO2, CO, HCHO and SO2. At the same time, it will measure the two main greenhouse gases, tropospheric O3 and CH4. Various parameters of aerosols will equally be examined, as they influence climate change and pollution of the troposphere.
According to ESA TROPOMI is a "space-borne, nadir-viewing, imaging spectrometer sensing ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), near (NIR) and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR)". With passive remote sensing techniques TROPOMI determines at the top of atmosphere the solar radiation reflected by and radiated from earth.
The Copernicus satellite pioneers a series of atmospheric composition Sentinels and has started on a mission of seven years. It is a joint project of Airbus Defence and Space, KNMI (The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), SRON  (Netherlands Institute for Space Research) and TNO (The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research). The space mission was assigned by NSO (Netherlands Space Office) and ESA (European Space Agency).

Source for photo: European Space Agency

Linos Achromats

Reliable components for demanding OEM applications

 The LINOS Achromates are distinguished by their outstanding design and the consistently high manufacturing competence of this sophisticated optical system. Superior is the correction of the spherical aberration. As a result, the LINOS achromats are ideally suited for monochromatic focusing or collimation with minimal deformation of the wavefront, for example with laser light.


With the design of the LINOS Achromate, the coma is optimized in the area near the axis - the optics become less sensitive to small tipping. Your benefit: Time gain in quick adjustment! All LINOS achromats are laser-centered and subject to strict quality control of the surface shape. Especially as an OEM component, this guarantees a consistently high imaging quality very close to the theoretical diffraction limit.
 
Your advantages through the use of LINOS achromats:
 
• High efficiency in light coupling due to minimal spherical aberration
• Consistent quality through the use of branded lenses
• Fast adjustment due to narrow focal length tolerance and coma correction

See Through Raman Technology selected as R&D 100 Finalist

B&W Tek, a mobile spectroscopy solutions company that delivers lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR solutions, has been proudly selected as a 2017 R&D 100 Finalist for the i-Raman® Pro ST Portable See Through Raman Analyzer.

 This is the second time B&W Tek has been recognized for such a distinguished honor following the win of the 2016 R&D 100 Awards in Analytical Equipment for our NanoLIBS®. This year’s award winners will be announced at the R&D 100 Awards Gala on Nov. 17, 2017, which will close out this year’s R&D 100 Conference held at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, FL.


For years now starting with the NanoRam, our Raman systems have helped to make sampling raw materials easier with their rapid, selective and nondestructive methods. This year, the i-Raman Pro ST made it as a finalist for its ability to collect Raman signals from materials inside opaque containers and packages. The see through feature minimizes the risk of exposure by keeping samples in the containers while also maintaining sample integrity. The large spot size also helps decrease the risk of photo damage to materials while increasing the sampling area to ensure proper identification. The i-Raman Pro ST is used in a variety of industries including package inspections, raw material identification, and bioscience analysis.


For more than half a century, the R&D 100 Awards have honored the most innovative companies in different industries involving science and technology. This award further validates B&W Tek as a leader in innovative spectroscopy solutions as we continue to make raw material analysis and identification easier, safer, and quicker for our customers.

New iFlex Laser Brochure

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Autofocus lens from Qioptiq

flo.x liquid lens objective from Qioptiq is a perfect lens to realize autofocus without moving mechanical parts.

The flo.x liquid lens objective combines the technical opportunities of the liquid lens with the traditional manufacturing for industrial lens applications. With this lens, it becomes possible to realize autofocus applications without moving mechanical parts. This high performance lens, with minimal dimensions, enables very compact lens-camera assemblies that can be integrated even in the most space constraint environments.
Direct driving of the liquid lens by means of electrical voltage results in electronic focusing that is much faster than mechanical control with motors and gears.
The lens shows very high optical performance of up to 100 lp/mm at the sensor side with an angle of view of 65°. Also a huge working distance range is realized and the lens focuses from 15 mm to infinity.
Highest optical performance
High numerical aperture
Focusing without moving mechanical parts
Extreme small form of structure
Focal length: 3.35 mm
Image circle: 4.0 mm (1/4")
Object field angle: 65°
Working distance: 15 mm - 8
Spectral range: 430 - 680 nm
Focusing: electronic
Fix aperture: 2.8
Interface: M12 x 0.5 (S-Mount)
Lens diameter: 16 mm