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Industrial Photonics: October 2015

3D Color Stereo Line-Scan Imaging — Addressing 3D Imaging Obstacles
The world of industrial automation continues to advance technically. In the past few years, the machine vision industry has developed and introduced many new 3D methodologies, including...
Laser Measurement System Best Practices
Given the pace at which technology advances, there always seems to be a learning curve. With the abundance of consumer electronics available, there typically is no right or wrong way to use these...
3D Vision for Industrial Robots
Industrial robots have existed for several decades, finding an initial foothold in the automotive sector. With tasks requiring high levels of repeatability, large payloads and moderate speeds,...
Choosing a Machine Vision System — Making the Right Selection
Picture an industrial process designer confronted with a problem that only vision-based technology can solve. The first decision that the designer would need to make is whether to choose an...

Markus Hersche Named CEO of Fisba
Optics manufacturer Fisba AG has named Markus Hersche its new CEO. Taking over the responsibilities of Managing Director Werner Krüsi, Hershe moves into the management role from the supervisory board. Krüsi will remain active in the company following the handover by joining that same board. As CEO, Hershe will be charged with establishing strategy, driving market development...
ECM and Novilab Commercialize Zecotek 3D Display Technology in Russia, Bordering Region
Zecotek Display Systems Pte. Ltd. has licensed its 3D autostereoscopic display technology for manufacturing in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Engineering Centre of the...
Exfo Wins Multimillion-Dollar contract
Fiber communications firm Exfo Inc. said it has received a multimillion-dollar order from an Asia-Pacific government entity for its NQMSfiber monitoring system. The system will be used to...
Lumentum, Viavi Part Ways after JDSU Breakup
The two halves of the former JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) are now charting separate courses. The company's communications and commercial optics products division split off Aug. 1 and became known...
SPIE Recognizes Fraunhofer Metrology Researchers
Five researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) of Jena, Germany, have received the Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize for work on optical metrology....
OSA, Thorlabs Partner on Industry Fellowship
The OSA Foundation has launched a fellowship program, a competitive optics research and development placement for postdoctoral professionals. The fellowship will pair a qualified early career...
EPIC Director Carlos Lee Wins Photonics Innovation Award
Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), has been awarded the first Photonics Innovation Award by PNO Consultants BV. Carlos Lee, left, accepted the...
Cree and Epistar Sign LED Patent Agreement
LED manufacturers Cree Inc. and Epistar Corp. have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for LED chips. Under terms of the agreement, each party will receive a license to the...
Merck, Nano-C Launch Fullerene Derivatives for Photovoltaics
Merck KGaA and Nano-C Inc. of Westwood, Mass., have announced the development and launch of fullerene derivatives for the organic photovoltaics (OPV) field. The new chemistries improve...
Quantum Materials Partners With Display Manufacturer
Quantum Materials Corp. has announced a joint development agreement with an unnamed, leading display panel manufacturer. The companies will be developing next-generation display technologies...
Labor Secretary, Legislators Visit LNA Laser Technology
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez visited LNA Laser Technology LLC recently for discussions on paid leave, a tour of the facility and a demonstration of robotic laser marking. U.S. Secretary...

Laser Technique Cools Broader Range of Elements
A versatile laser cooling technique proposed 15 years ago now has partial experimental verification. In principle the technique could be used to cool a broader range of elements than is possible with current methods. Researchers at the University of Southampton used matter-wave interferometry to lower a sample of already-cold rubidium from 21 to 3 μK — nearly to the...
Chip Simplifies Experments in Quantum Optics
A silicon chip that can process photons in an infinite number of ways could speed up development of quantum computing. Researchers say the lab-on-chip device is a step toward creating quantum...
Gas-Sensing MEMS Interferometer Connects to Smartphones
Air and sleep quality can be gauged by an optical gas sensor that attaches to smartphones. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed the device, which is based on Fabry-Perot...
Microresonators Generate Combs for Communications and Spectroscopy
Single microresonators able to generate light pulses at several discrete frequencies could eliminate the need to integrate multiple lasers into communications and spectroscopy equipment. ...
Photonic Crystal Boosts QD Light Output
Combining quantum dot (QD) and photonic crystal technology could lead to brighter and more efficient displays and lighting. Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new...

Time Flies. So Do the Technological Advancements It Delivers.
Light-based advancements in industrial manufacturing, assembly and automation occur at a pace about as lethargic as an F-22 Raptor jetting through the sky at an approximate 65,000-ft altitude ceiling. Although the advancements may move a few miles per hour shy of the jet’s Mach 2.25 top speed, they nonetheless seem to be propelled at supersonic rates. Technologies like electron beam...

VCSEL Arrays
Princeton Optronics Inc. has announced high-power vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays with top-mounted diffusers for 3D imaging applications. The 860- and 940-nm devices are used for IR illumination for time-of-flight or other distance measurements. The diffusers are able to modify the divergence angle from the native 20° round beam to a maximum of 110 × 90°...
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
Thermography Camera
Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. has announced the CX640 thermography camera designed for use in process monitoring, machine vision, benchtop, laboratory and OEM applications. Radiometric...
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
THz Sensor System
TeTechS Inc. has announced the Vega 800 sensor system, based on terahertz photoconductive antenna technology. The portable, single-frequency system is capable of testing solids, powders,...
Machine Vision Processor
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH has announced the EyeVBox IV machine vision processor featuring EyeVision image processing software. The device is equipped with an Intel Core i3 processor and 4...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
Illumination System
The Lumen 200S metal halide illumination system from Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd. is an alternative to standard 100-W mercury and halogen lamp houses traditionally used for fluorescence imaging....
Prior Scientific Instruments, Ltd.
Tunable Lasers
Santec Corp. has announced the TSL-550 tunable laser, which features wide, high-resolution, mode-hop-free tuning. The output combines both high power and a high signal-to-noise ratio. Equipped...
Santec Corp.
Self-Aligning Isolating Feet
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has announced a new option for its range of fully enclosed, pre-aligned reflective collimators. Self-aligning isolating feet allow a 10-mm height adjustment and easy...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
Robotic Goniometer
Opsira GmbH has announced the robogonio, a robot-driven, multifunction goniometer that incorporates six-axis measurement of angular-dependent photometric and radiometric parameters. The...
opsira GmbH
Thermal Imager
Omega Engineering Inc. has announced the OSXL-TG165 series of high-performance thermal imagers with a portable, ergonomic design. The devices feature a tripod mount/lanyard connection, dual...
OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
OLED Lighting
Pixelligent Technologies LLC has announced new additions to its line of PixClear Zirconia nanocrystal OLED lighting products. The product line includes two solvent-based materials and two...
Pixelligent Technologies
Integrating Spheres
Gooch & Housego (Orlando) has announced motorized large integrating spheres. The spheres are coupled to the high-performance OL 770 multichannel spectroradiometer and are ideal for IES...
Gooch & Housego (Orlando)
Image Coprocessor
ON Semiconductor Corp. has announced the AP020x series of image coprocessors designed to work in conjunction with the company’s high-performance, 2- and 1.2-MP image sensors. The AP020x...
ON Semiconductor
Multispectral Camera
The CoroCAM 8 multispectral camera from Uvirco Technologies (Pty.) Ltd. combines imaging of UV corona emissions with visible or thermal imaging in real time in one handheld device. The device...
UViRCO Technologies
EUV Spectrometer
The 251MX spectrometer from McPherson Inc. is now available with improved efficiency over a wider range and a gold-coated diffraction grating. Suitable for work from 20 to 80 nm, the grating...
Desktop Piezo Drive
Aerotech Inc. has announced the Ensemble QDe, a desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for use with the company's Ensemble family of drives and controllers, enabling coordinated motion between...
Aerotech, Inc.
Thermal Camera
Flir Systems Inc. has announced the GF320 thermal camera as a preventative maintenance tool designed to spot leaks in piping, flanges and connections in offshore petrochemical operations. Able...
FLIR Systems, Inc.
Tube Light System
Chromasens GmbH has expanded its range of LED illumination products with the Corona II tube light system. Intended for machine vision applications, the light system enables bright-field...
Chromasens GmbH
Three-Channel Encoder
The IEH3-4096 series of integrated encoders from Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG of Germany deliver two square wave signals and an additional index channel. The devices offer high...
3D Vision System
Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced the RV300, RV500 and RV1100 3D machine vision systems. Capable of high-speed, high-accuracy 3D recognition of objects, the systems help increase production...
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Industrial Products Div.
Fiber Splicer
Upgrading its fiber fusion splicer series, Fujikura Europe Ltd. has announced the 22S splicer for single fibers. An active V-groove model, the splicer is designed for high-end,...
Fujikura Europe Ltd.
Industrial Spectrometer
Offering USB 3.0 communication, the AvaSpec-ULS2048L-EVO spectrometer from Avantes BV provides faster transfer speeds than earlier models. With an AS 7010 electronics board, the spectrometer...
Avantes BV
Thermal Imaging Camera
Process Sensors Corp. has announced the PSC-640 IR thermal imaging camera with video graphics array resolution. With an optical resolution of 640 × 480 pixels, the camera delivers...
Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.
Frame Grabber
Teledyne Dalsa (part of Teledyne Technologies Corp.) has announced the Xtium-CL MX4 frame grabber, a Camera Link-compatible image processing board that delivers high-speed images to host memory. ...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
Angle-Measuring Eyepiece
An angle-measuring goniometer eyepiece from Titan Tool Supply Inc. can be used to check cutting tool geometry and angular measurement. The AME-5M measures over 360° to an accuracy of 5...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
Videoscope Measuring System
Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG has announced the Multipoint measuring videoscope for the remote visual inspection market. The 4.4-mm-diameter device features a “See & Measure”...
Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
3D Imaging Software
Faro Technologies Inc. has announced the CAM2 Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, Faro ScanArm, Faro Laser Tracker and Faro 3D Imager. The device is capable of connecting...
FARO Technologies, Inc.
USB 3.0 Interferometer
Sumix Corp. has announced new calibration-free measurement devices for fiber optic connectors. The Sumix Max series USB 3.0 interferometers are capable of testing single-fiber patch cords and...
Laser Scanner Upgrade
Delivering performance improvement for the Romer Absolute Arm, Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the release of the RS3 upgrade package. The RS3 integrated scanner delivers grater...
Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
The new Oslon Black SFH 4715A and SFH 4716A infrared LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer high optical efficiency for security applications. The 4715A requires reduced cooling, which...
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc.

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