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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Vaisala Launches Online Monitor for Transformer Dissolved Gas Analysis

Vaisala Optimus(TM) DGA Monitor solves many problems in transformer maintenance

Vaisala Optimus DGA Monitor for Transformers

Vaisala Optimus DGA Monitor for Transformers

Helsinki, Finland — Power transformers are critical in the energy generation and transmission, but also one of the key vulnerabilities.

This is because any transformer downtime will lead to substantial financial losses and to energy shortfalls for national grids.

Repairs and replacements can take months, greatly increasing associated business interruption costs.

Efficient condition monitoring is one of the only means of proactively mitigating the risk of transformer downtime.

Furthermore, real-time monitoring of the dissolved gas content in transformer insulation oil allows a utility to diagnose any emerging faults quickly and reliably, and plan their maintenance activities better.

Dependable Data, no False Alarms Continue reading

New alarm response management solution

OnTrack Systems

ontrack_logoCOLUMBIA, IL, USA – MAVERICK Technologies has introduced OnTrack, a suite of work process management solutions designed to deliver the insight and real-time data operators need to act quickly and consistently.

The first solution to launch, OnTrack Alarm Response, helps operators reduce uncertainty and inconsistency in alarm response processes, which can impact manufacturing safety or process efficiency.

OnTrack captures the tribal knowledge of your most experienced operators and combines it with industry best practices to create optimized, repeatable actions. Continue reading

The Future of Sensing Technology Apps

To Be Featured at Sensors Expo & Conference 2015

Sensors15_logo15Online — The 2015 Sensors Expo & Conference will feature a variety of opportunities for those in the aerospace industry to learn about the latest sensing technologies driving tomorrow’s solutions for their unique industry.

From Energy Harvesting to Measurement & Detection, Internet of Things (IoT) to MEMS, attendees will benefit from more than 24 aerospace-related conference sessions and hear directly from nearly 200 innovative exhibitors showcasing applications in aerospace including:

  • Alta Devices,
  • Dytran Instruments,
  • EFT Sensing System,
  • LORD Microstrain,
  • NASA Langley Research Center, and
  • PCB Piezotronics.

Join colleagues from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX and many others as the future of sensing technology in aerospace is explored. Continue reading