Newsletter | August 21, 2019

08.21.19 -- Spotlight On Thermal Imaging | Hexapod Alignment Robots + EtherCAT

 
Featured Article
Controlling Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Robots Via EtherCAT
By PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
This white paper presents how the latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT interface now makes it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without the need to perform challenging kinematic transformations.
Spotlight On Thermal Imaging
SWIR Hyperspectral Imager: OCI-FSWIR For 900 To 1700 nm
Product | BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec offers the OCI-FSWIR dispersive SWIR imaging spectrograph designed to cover the 900 nm to 1700 nm wavelength range. This spectral engine is a "true push-broom" imager, enabling a hand to move the imager or sample to finish the scan.

Enhancing Vision With Short-Wave Infrared Line Scan Cameras
Article | By Raf Vandersmissen, Xenics

With better performance and lower cost, short-wave infrared line scan cameras are proving their worth in a variety of machine vision systems, from inspecting and sorting food to detecting cracks inside solar cells.

Detecting Disguises At Border And Immigration Security Checkpoints Using Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Cameras
Article | Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace

As the U.S. continues to increase its security at border crossings, airports, and other points of entry, biometrics will play an important role. Fingerprints and other direct contact means will become final identifiers of persons.

New Technology Could Expand Thermography Capabilities
Article | By Eric Guyot, TELOPS

Thermography is an infrared (IR) imaging technology important in many fields. New advances address some conflicting limitations and improve results for research and testing.

Resources
Considerations When Designing Injection-Molded Parts With Rapid Overmolding
Article | Protolabs, Inc.

Rapid overmolding sidesteps assembly hassles, simplifies product design, and can improve the characteristics of many injection-molded parts.

Reliable And Precise Measurement Of Optics In Production Environments—The Fast And Easy Way!
Article | Zygo Corporation

There are many solutions available that attempt to correct a poor environment in order to mitigate its undesirable effects. A typical solution is to use a vibration isolation table, and sometimes facilities are completely renovated in order to establish a "metrology" grade environment.

Hermetic Sealing Technology Protects Medical Electronics From Harsh Steam Sterilization
Article | By Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Partnering with a glass company to incorporate glass-to-metal sealing into medical instruments can boost reliability and longevity by offering superior electronics protection and providing unmatched capability to be autoclaved thousands of times. 

IR Detectors For Thermographic Imaging
Article | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Thermographic imaging is accomplished with a camera that converts infrared radiation (IR) into a visual image that depicts temperature variations across an object or scene. This article is part two of a handbook by FLIR that discusses the use of IR detectors in thermographic imaging.

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Ruggedized Compact C-Mount Lenses
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Schneider Optics
 
FASTCAM Mini UX50 And FASTCAM Mini UX100
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Photron, Inc.
 
Commercial Optics
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PG & O Precision Glass & Optics
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