Zoom Lens Enables Safe Viewing of Nuclear Fuel Assembly

custom UV zoom lens

Chesham, UK  —  Resolve Optics Ltd. is supplying a North American camera manufacturer with small batches of a custom UV zoom lens enabling safe remote viewing of nuclear fuel assemblies through 10 metres of water.

To meet the challenges of this difficult application – the UV zoom lens was designed to optimally operate from 10 to 55 ºC.

Miniature motors were incorporated to allow accurate remote setting of both zoom and focus functions. A filter slide was incorporated in the design enabling the lens to be switched between UV (270 to 350 nm) and visible (400 to 700 nm) without the need to refocus the lens.

Using a telescopic focus the lens was able to image objects from 13 metres to infinity with optical correction for 10 metres of water. The lens achieved high image resolution with low distortion throughout the zoom range without refocusing (image tracking).

Top-siding adjustment was provided on the lens so that the motor cables could be conveniently positioned.

A unique lockable C-mount was incorporated into the design to ensure that the lens would not come loose during operation.

For further information please contact Resolve Optics Ltd. on +44-1494-777100 or sales@resolveoptics.com.

Resolve Optics (www.resolveoptics.com) has developed the rare capability to produce small production quantities of high performance, mounted lenses with the professional look, feel and quality equivalent to the best professional photographic and broadcast TV lenses. Over the last 30 years, Resolve Optics Ltd. have developed market leading applications expertise in a range of areas – most notably industrial machine vision, aerospace, broadcast TV, instrumentation, security and the nuclear industry.

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ALPhANOV’s PRISM-Award-2017-finalist ‘GoSpectro’


A device that turns smartphones into light spectrometers

Bordeaux, France — ALPhANOV will be present on the Photonics West 2017 (31 January – 2 February 2017 | San Francisco French Pavillion, Booth #1823 C) where you will discover our new products, as our Go Spectro, a Prism Awards finalist!

Go Spectro, makes it easier to inspect and authenticate gems, water quality (pollution detection), food quality (color measurement, allergen detection) and other anti-counterfeit applications. Continue reading

Fast Filter Wheel for Fluorescence Microscopy

Fulbourn, UK  —  Prior Scientific announces an addition to their range of microscope filter wheels and shutters. The new HF110A/32 holds ten 32 mm diameter filters and fits to the excitation ports of a range of popular microscopes from manufacturers including Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss.

Filtering of excitation and emission light is vital in fluorescence microscopy.

The HF110A/32 filter wheel from Prior Scientific offers a way to quickly and precisely change the wavelengths of light to which your sample is exposed Continue reading

New MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus At Metrology Solutions Expo

The First Metrology Solutions Expo


MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus


PROVIDENCE, RI, USA – Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus, along with the MarVision MM 320, the MarVision QM 300, and MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators at the first Metrology Solutions Expo, May 4-5, 2016, TD Convention Center in the James H. Woodside Conference Center, Greenville, SC, USA.

The first Metrology Solutions Expo will feature all types of precision measuring tools, gages, fixtures, systems and software used in manufacturing applications, and will include demonstrations of the latest precision metrology equipment from the world’s leading names in the quality business. Continue reading

NEW Entry Level High Precision Roughness & Contour Measuring System

Mahr Federal Introduces The MarSurf® UD 130


MarSurf UD 130

PROVIDENCE, RI, USA – Mahr Federal has introduced a new “entry level” surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass.

The MarSurf® UD 130 replaces the MarSurf UD 120 and offers improved features, including nanometer range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with improved rigidity and higher dynamics, and automatic probe arm recognition.

“We call the MarSurf UD 130 an “entry level” system because it is a more economical version of our high-end MarSurf LD 130,” said Kevin Akin, Product Manager – Form and Surface Metrology.

“It’s designed for applications in industries such as automotive or bearings that require high resolution, but which may not have the very high tolerance requirements of some optical or aerospace applications.”

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High Speed Video Aids Development of Lean Burn Engine Technology

silpr101-imageTring, UK — Specialised Imaging reports on customer research demonstrates the utility of a SIL gated image intensifier system in improving the sensitivity, gating time and UV spectral response of a Phantom V high-speed video camera looking at fuel combustion in a test cell.

In lean-burn internal combustion engines the air:fuel ratio may be as lean as 65:1 (by mass) compared to the standard engine combustion ratio c. 15:1.

The excess of air in a lean-burn engine combusts more of the fuel, emits fewer hydrocarbons and can also be used to reduce losses caused by other engine power management systems such as throttling losses.
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NEW AICON 3D Studio version 11

New languages, Windows® 10-compliant

21_AICON_3D_Studio_kleinBraunschweig/Germany – The AICON 3D Studio version 11 now offers still more advantages!

Microsoft® Windows® 10 is on the market since the end of July 2015.

To make the AICON 3D Studio fit for the future, AICON has adapted the software to the altered requirements of the Windows® release. The new software is Windows® 10-compliant!

The newly released version 11 features a clearer and more flexible layout. Continue reading

New non-invasive testing for insulating glass structures

Laser based technology developed by Sparklike Ltd

Sparklike Gasglass Laser

Sparklike Gasglass Laser

Helsinki, Finland — The new technology applies modulated laser beam into the Insulating Glass, and by measuring the reflection, intensity and harmonic changes in signal it can determine the oxygen content inside the cavity.

Oxygen concentration can be then converted into insulation gas percentage. The most commonly used gases are argon and krypton.

Having gas content information from every piece of the unit produced can be used in efficient quality assurance of the production line.

The laser-based system is possible to be installed on-line and connected to the production control software. Continue reading

University of Minnesota Selected as CHROMACAL Center of Excellence

UM_School_VetMed TitleMinneapolis, MN, USA – The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (“University”) has been selected as a CHROMACAL Center of Excellence (“CoE”) by Datacolor® (Lawrenceville, NJ).

The CoE designation recognizes the University’s efforts to integrate CHROMACAL products and technology throughout its imaging, research and biomedical facilities. Given the increasing reliance on color imaging, CHROMACAL offers a critical new tool by establishing color standards in microscopy imaging.

The collaboration with Datacolor is yet another example of the University’s commitment to adopting innovative technologies that expand best practices and its leadership position. Continue reading

Datacolor & Flagship Biosciences to Integrate CHROMACAL

Color Calibration into TALIS Digital Imaging Platform

Datacolor-Flagship Tissue Analysis

Cell-based quantification of colon cancer membrane and cytoplasmic staining; advanced tissue analysis of this type relies on consistent color in scanned tissue so that automated algorithmic analysis can be completed across entire assays. Image courtesy of Flagship Biosciences.

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA – Datacolor® and Flagship Biosciences, Inc. (Westminster, CO) have announced a new collaboration to integrate Datacolor CHROMACAL™ color calibration technology into Flagship’s proprietary digital imaging platform TALIS™ (Tissue Analysis Laboratory Information System).

The collaboration is significant because it combines the technologies of two industry leaders to establish a new standard of performance for automated imaging systems used in tissue analysis.

CHROMACAL, the only commercially available color calibration technology for brightfield microscopy, addresses the critical need for quality assurance standards in digital microscopy imaging. Continue reading

New Radiation-Hard Lens for Colour Sensors

Provides a colour image as natural as possible in highly radioactive environments

Model 346

Model 346 Radiation-hard, Non-browning color imaging lens

Chesham, UK — The new Model 346 non-browning lens from Resolve Optics Ltd. has been designed to operate with colour sensors in areas subject to ionizing radiation.

Only in recent years have colour CMOS sensors been developed that can withstand the effects of radioactivity to any level that could be used in the inspection of radioactive sites.

These sensors are still not as radiation-hard as a tube camera but they can now withstand enough radiation to enable them to be used in areas of low and mid-range radiation levels.

However for any camera lens to survive even quite low levels of radiation, without degradation, they should be produced from non-browning cerium-doped glass. Continue reading

New Color Light Measurement Sensor LEX-100

With four programmable color recognition channels

lex-1000_orangeCleveland, OH, USA — The LEX-1000 Color Light Measurement Sensor measures the relative color characteristics of a wide variety of light sources and illuminated objects.

The LEX-1000 Color Light Measurement Sensor is the perfect solution for:

  • Evaluation of all visible light sources,
  • Comparative light measurement,
  • LED, relative color measurement, and
  • LCD and LED display quality

TheLEX-1000 Color Light Measurement Sensor analyzes light for its constituent RGB (red, green, blue) values. Continue reading

Specialist Zoom Tracking Lenses

200:1 8-24mm f/2.8 3:1 Non-Browning Zoom Lens

200:1 8-24mm f/2.8 3:1 Motorised Non-Browning Zoom Lens

Chesham, UK  —  Resolve Optics is a leading developer of specialist tracking zoom lenses for a broad range of applications, such as:

  • Broadcast TV,
  • CCTV,
  • Machine vision,
  • Nuclear and military surveillance.

Different applications require different solutions. Broadcast TV may demand high resolution from a very compact zoom. Continue reading

Mahr Federal Introduces MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus

Fast, accurate, fully automatic & competitively priced


MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal has introduced a new addition to their growing family of optical shaft measurement systems.

Competitively priced and designed to provide fast, accurate, fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts and turned parts directly on the shop floor, the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus features a highly accurate matrix camera with four million pixels.

The system measures parts up to 250 mm in length and 40 mm in diameter with an accuracy that is previously unknown in this market segment. Continue reading

NEX instruments from ZEISS Industrial Metrology adds new detectors


SURFCOM NEX 100 for additional measurement analysis (PRNewsFoto/ZEISS Industrial Metrology)

MAPLE GROVE MN, USA  — /PRNewswire/ — The NEX series of instruments from ZEISS Industrial Metrology integrate additional measurement analysis with their new detectors.

SURFCOM NEX 100 offers a single hybrid detector to measure surface texture and contour at the same time.

RONDCOM NEX Rs offers best-in-class spindle accuracy and allows optional surface roughness measurements in the horizontal, vertical and radial axes.

Pair your preferred surface texture & contour detectors with SURFCOM NEX 100
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