process optical detection News

  • Detecting defects in solar cells

    Solar panels, or photovoltaic (PV) modules, are being rapidly deployed across the world as costs fall and the need for sustainable, low-carbon energy grows. Being able to effectively characterise PV cells is a key factor in quality control during manufacturing and understanding their long-term behaviour. NPL researchers, Simon Hall, Matt Cashmore and John Blackburn, have developed a new technique ...

  • Servomex partners with optical gas sensor expert

    A technology partnership between the gas analysis business of Spectris pk (Egham, England), Servomex Group Ltd (Crowborough, England), and Preclsive LLC (Woburn, MA), a developer of optical sensors for on-line gas sensing applications, will give Servomex the opportunity to offer its customers in the hydrocarbon processing market "a genuinely complete gas analysis solution for many downstream ...


    By MKS Instruments, Inc.

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • Speeding up E. coli detection

    A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique, described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. Bin Chen of Purdue University Calumet, and colleagues there and at the University ...


  • Laser Gas Detection TDLS Technology

    Axetris uses proprietary technology-enhanced TDLS for gas detection. A 0.05 nm narrow bandwidth diode laser beam is used to scan across an absorption band of the target gas, thus performing a high-resolution near infrared absorption measurement. Laser gas detection, based on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy or TDLS, provides a valid solution to many challenges in environmental gas ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • BEST launches breakthrough innovations with the new OPUS Optical sorter

    BEST uses the latest and most innovative optical technologies to achieve highest efficiency in the detection and removal of unwanted materials. The company has a big focus on quality and reliability and is constantly striving to develop advanced, innovative and complete solutions for every sorting challenge imaginable. BEST listens to its customers and understands the need for a complete range of ...


  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • New SPECTROLAB high-end spectrometer with hybrid optic for high-precision metal analysis

    The hybrid optic in the new SPECTROLAB directly processes the light from the spark stand; with photomultiplier tubes (PMT) and CCD detectors simultaneously. The result: Extremely low detection limits and a flexible range of use. Kleve, Germany – SPECTRO presents the next generation of SPECTROLAB stationary metal analyzers at the GIFA Foundry Show (June 12 -16, 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany). This ...

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces Modular Real-Time PCR System with Precision Optics and Dependable Thermal Uniformity

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the AriaMx System, the first instrument for real-time polymerase chain-reaction (PCR) that features easily-changeable optics cartridges for genotyping via high-resolution melt, gene-expression analysis, pathogen detection, and a variety of complex research ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Global Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Market and Forecasts to 2017

    The global radiation protection (detection, monitoring, and safety) market was valued at $920.0 million in 2012, and is expected to reach $1,231.2 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2017. The various industries covered in this report are healthcare, manufacturing, defense, nuclear power plants, homeland security, and others (waste management, mining, agriculture, and food ...


  • Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market Forecasts to 2017

    The global radiation protection (detection, monitoring, and safety) market was valued at $920.0 million in 2012, and is expected to reach $1,231.2 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2017. The various industries covered in this report are healthcare, manufacturing, defense, nuclear power plants, homeland security, and others (waste management, mining, agriculture, and food ...


  • Industry’s First Certified Camera for Long-Range Gas Leak Detection, Unveiled by Opgal at Gastech 2012

    Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of thermal and long range near IR imaging solutions, announced today a new long-range model of its EyeCGas Infrared Gas Imaging camera, using a 75mm lens. Utilizing its proprietary optical design, the EyeCGas infrared camera enables remote inspection of potentially leaking areas by detecting and visualizing even the smallest gas leaks from ...

  • Shimadzu’s New LC-MS/MS Provides Superior Speed and Sensitivity for the Utmost in Quantitative Detection and High-Speed Analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of its LCMS-8060 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. The newest model in the Ultra-Fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMS) series, the LCMS-8060 combines Shimadzu’s proprietary ultrafast technologies (UF Technologies) with new ion guide technology. This unparalleled combination results in outstanding data quality and higher throughput for a ...

  • Gas Leak Detection Technology Becomes Increasingly Important to Sustaining Environmentally Clean Energy

      Opgal, a world leader in thermal imaging technology, answers the needs of the petro and drilling industry's gas leak detection requirements with its EyeCGas™ Camera System.  EyeCGas, an innovative, unique gas detection camera, has already achieved worldwide success for remotely detecting gas in the industrial environmental market. ...

  • Tomra´s new Multi-Channel Laser Sorting Solution is unlocking previously untapped opportunities for quartz processes

    In recent years, sensor-based ore sorting has gradually become established, and is now widely used across the mining industry. In a huge quantum leap forward, TOMRA Sorting Mining is now introducing a new multi-channel laser sorting machine which is destined to set entirely new standards within the industry. Minerals which could not be differentiated with existing technologies, such as ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Plastic Plant Employs 20/20MPI Flame Detectors

    A facility in Bulgaria has chosen Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MPI indoor optical flame detectors for its fire detection method. The plant processes plastic bottle and the new non-EX IR3 flame detectors were chosen due to the reliable IR technology and expected trouble with UV detectors quoted by others. The 20/20MPI is a low cost, high performance, compact Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector in a ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Korean Car Manufacturer Employs SharpEye

    A Korean car manufacturer, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently installed the latest Spectrex commercial IR3 20/20MPI Flame Detector. The manufacturer chose to install the commercial detectors during the construction process to provide superior flame detection.  Once the facility is finished, some of the commercial 20/20MPI detectors will be replaced with ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Benefits of HART-enabled detectors

    The open HART protocol improves the flow of diagnostic information from process instruments including optical flame detectors and combustible/toxic gas detectors. User benefits of Det-Tronics HART-enabled flame detectors and gas detectors include faster commissioning and enhanced maintenance efficiency. Typical flame and/or gas detector configuration options accessible via HART communications ...

  • Reducing Warm Up Time of NDIR Gas Sensors

    MEMS-based electrically-efficient infrared sources from Axetris — In a number of gas detection applications, a short warm-up time of the gas sensor is critical. Especially for applications where discrete measurements need to be made, and where the gas sensor is not continuously switched on, a short warm-up time is absolutely essential. This is the case for portable gas detection devices, ...


    By Axetris Ag

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