FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE The Keyence BZ-9000 (BIOREVO) is a fully integrated system capable of performing fluorescence, bright field and phase-contrast imaging on a variety of specimen holders (slides, dishes, well-plates)-without the need for a darkroom. By integrating a fully motorized, six-objective lens revolver, motorized stage, electronically-controlled filter turret and built-in sample enclosure, the BZ-9000 is able to reduce the amount of tabletop space required for a conventional fluorescence microscope by over 40%. The BIOREVO is able to switch between up to four different fluorescent channels with just a click of the mouse, automatically adjusting the filter, exposure time. This simplified process is able to reduce the amount of time needed to perform research and analysis, while preserving the longevity of the specimen. The BZ-9000 incorporates a single high-resolution, high-sensitivity 12-bit monochrome camera that can easily switch to color imaging with the click of a mouse. A unique navigation system allows users to easily locate areas of interest on a specimen when at high-magnification by using a low-magnification image for reference. The BZ-9000 is also able to overcome limitations associated with traditional fluorescence microscopes by incorporating a Z-stack and image stitching function. Users can stitch up to 1,200 images in XY directions to capture a large field-of-view, even when at high-magnification. A Quick Full Focus and Z-stack function captures fully-focused images in a matter of seconds. The BIOREVO also provides options for quantitative analysis, including standard two-dimensional measurements, cell counting and brightness analysis. A Real- Time 3D Module is able to generate a three-dimensional image of a fluorescent specimen, eliminating some of the reliance on laser co focal systems. Keyence | (888) 539-3623 x80219 | www.digitalmicroscope.com/PRBZ TRIAXIAL FORCE LINK SENSORS PCB Piezotronics' 261A Series Triaxial Force Link Sensors, from the Test and Measurement Division, simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal directions (X, Y and Z axes). The sensors are used in biomechanical research, modal analysis, cutting tool forces, automotive chassis dynamics, force limited vibration testing of aerospace structures and force dynamometers. Series 261A are conveniently provided in a preloaded flange mount configuration allowing easy eight screw installation and feature full scale measuring ranges from 500 lb to 4,000 lb (2.2 k to 18 k in the X and Y directions, and from 1,000 to 10,000 lb (4.5kN to 45kN) in the Z direction in three mechanical envelopes. All ranges are available in a choice ICP® or change output versions as well as English or metric threaded mounting threads.PCB Piezotronics www.pcb.com AUTOMATED INSPECTION SYSTEM Cincinnati Automation's new Automated Inspection System is designed to check medical device packaging and verify correct assembly of small medical device kits. The system includes two independent Keyence machine vision controllers with high resolution cameras and LCD displays. One vision system uses blue LED lighting, blue pass filters on lens and is programmed to inspect the seals around a clear cellophane package. The second system utilizes an integrated LED back light conveyor and is programmed to check for contamination in the package. This system is also programmed to verify kit assembly. The system includes a user friendly touch screen HMI for quick and easy part number selection, good, bad and total parts inspected counts. Cincinnati Automation (859) 371-5070 www.cincinnatiautomation.com ANALOG FRAME GRABBER Bit flow's Alta-AN1 analog frame grabber is versatile and requires only simple cabling. The Alta-AN1 can acquire from almost any analog camera on the market, from high speed asynchronous-reset monochrome cameras to super high resolution color HDTV cameras, saving the user the cost of a digital system (camera, cabling and frame grabber) where analog resolution will suffice. The Alta-AN1 is a half-size x4 PCI Express board supporting total data rate up to 1.0 GB/S, and can be configured for unique triggering modes, gain/offset and destination buffers. It features a discrete analog front end with three Analog-to- Digital converters, plus provides power to the camera to further simplify its deployment. Bit Flow supports the Alta-AN1 with its Software Development Kit (SDK), available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms. The SDK is board family generic, meaning it will work with all of BitFlow's current and future frame grabbers. The kit provides drivers, DLLs and configuration utilities for those interested in using third party software. While the Alta-AN1 supports a single camera, Bit Flow also offers the Alta-An2 for two cameras, and the Alta-AN4 for four. All Bit Flow frame grabbers are manufactured in the United States. Bit Flow (781) 932-2900 www.bitfl ow.com GIGE VISION CAMERAS Point Grey's new Flea3 FL3-GE series of GigE Vision digital cameras feature an ultra-compact size of just 29 x 29 x 30 millimeters. The first available models use monochrome and color versions of the popular Sony® ICX445 CCD, a high sensitivity 1.3 megapixel 1/3-inch Exview HAD image sensor that runs at 30 FPS. Every Flea3 Gage camera is equipped with an industry-standard C-mount lens holder, removable IR cut filter (color models) / optical window (monochrome models), and a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter. Point Grey www.ptgrey.com 2-D LASER PROFILE GAGING MACHINE Cincinnati Automation's automated 2-D Laser Profile Gaging Machine is designed to measure step changes between two surfaces on a critical edge of parts to 0.001" accuracy. The gaging system controller could also be programmed to check gap width, intersection angle and flatness of these and similar parts. The machine includes two Keyence LJ-G series 2-D laser displacement sensors with controller and large LCD display. The system includes a user-friendly touch screen HMI for quick and easy part number selection, good, bad and total part counts.Cincinnati Automation (859) 371-5070 www.cincinnatiautomation.com NAVIGATION SYSTEM JEOL offers a new point-and-shoot navigation system that makes finding precise locations on a sample both fast and easy for SEM and EPMA users. The Stage Navigation System combines Stage Navigation Software with an externally- mounted 3 Megapixel CMOS color digital Stage Navigation Camera that functions as a low magnification optical microscope. The external camera eliminates the need for a dedicated port on the electron column. The user simply records an image of the sample, sends the image to the SEM, places the sample on the sample stage, then clicks on the recorded image to specify the area of interest. The software automatically positions the stage with pixel precision to the exact area of the sample to be examined. JEOL USA www.jeolusa.com
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