Cyto-Lite, from Mad City Labs and distributed by Elliot Scientific, is a new illumination source that outputs blue, green and red laser light through a single fibre. The key wavelengths are 405 nm, 532 nm and 640 nm with the system providing complete control over each laser line via a single USB interface and the supplied software. The controller and software streamlines the user interface and allows the characteristics of each laser line to be independently controlled in constant current feedback or constant optical power feedback modes. The on-board DDS sine wave generator and internal 16-bit DAC allow for the modulation and amplitude of each laser line waveform. Low noise operation is achieved by three independent linear regulator power supplies and filtering on each laser line further minimises electronic noise. Robust and safe operation is achieved through multiple layers of laser line protection. Watchdog circuitry maintains stable power supply operation and each laser line has overcurrent protection circuitry.
The new Spirit from Spectra Physics is a compact, industrial grade, ultrafast amplifier with software-adjustable repetition rates up to 1 MHz. The ultrafast laser provides high average power and fully-automated adjustability over a wide range of repetition rates from 50 kHz to 1 MHz. Featuring a rugged one-box design, the laser delivers ultrashort 400 fs pulse widths with high energy of 20 µJ per pulse.
Laser Components has introduced the LabSource series of benchtop laser sources manufactured by PD-LD with Volume Bragg Grating stabilised laser diodes to its list of products. Two models are available, the LS-1 with a single volume Bragg grating laser diode and LS-2 featuring two stabilised sources. The dual wavelength functionality of the LS-2 enables use in a variety of tasks including SERDS, which involves two Raman spectra formed from closely matching but different excitation wavelengths allowing the offset of background fluorescence, resulting in improvement in the identification and measurement of organic and biological samples and in security industries where fluorescence is widespread.
RM21 is a precision aligned microscope platform designed for improved user accessibility by Mad City Labs and distributed by Elliot Scientific. It offers microscopists the opportunity to develop flexible configuration instruments with ease. It is precision manufactured to allow easy alignment of microscopy and optical components within its three-dimensional space and all posts and fixturing points are referenced to a known datum. With a robust design, precision manufacturing and assembly, it is a suitable platform for a range of microscopy applications including super resolution microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and TIRF. It includes a precision platform and an axial motorised Z-axis suitable for lens positioning. An encoder option is also available.
Markes International is launching a new instrument, the CIA Advantage, for the analysis of volatile organic compounds in air and gas that is sampled using canisters, allowing chemists to analyse a wide range of analyte concentrations without the need for dilution, saving time and meeting an industry need for more flexible solutions. Due to the in-built sorbent tube functionality, the instrument has the capacity to analyse an extended range of compounds while improving workflow productivity. The system is fully compliant with the US Environmental Protection Agency Method TO-15, allowing users to have confidence in results. With cryogen-free operation, the instrument avoids the cost of liquid cryogen while the heated internal lines and purge steps combine to avoid the problem of carry-over, even with less volatile analytes. This negligible carry-over means that canister analysis can be undertaken on samples of unknown concentration, facilitating automation and increasing productivity. It is equipped to prevent ice formation, creating a robust system and minimising downtime.
The Millennia Edge from Spectra Physics is a single frequency CW 532 nm lasers featuring low optical noise, high beam quality and pointing stability in a compact package. Equipped with a robust sealed optical cavity, long life laser diodes and being fully computer-controlled, the laser ensures true turnkey day-to-day operation to meet the most demanding noise-sensitive applications. Wth its single frequency output, the system complements the company’s Millennia Prime family of high power CW green lasers.
A cyroprobe that delivers a boost in sensitivity at an affordable price. The broadband probe uses nitrogen-cooled RF coils and preamplifiers to deliver enhanced sensitivity for X-nuclei from 15N to 31P. It is available at 400 MHz, 500 MHz and 600 MHz.
Fully dedicated LC/MS and GC/MS benches which are compatible with all MS manufacturers. For easy access to the rear of the instruments, and for ease of movement to other instruments, the benches are all on casters. Space is saved as no service corridor is needed.
A completely portable multi-fuel analyser for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel blends. The analyser uses more than 12,000 data points from the IR spectrum to determine the concentration of molecules in a sample, yielding a fingerprint of more than 40 fuel properties. It comes fully configured and ready for fuel testing, is adaptable and can add unlimited new parameters at the push of a button.
A USB to Ethernet converter device which enables the line of Avaspec USB controlled spectrometers to plug into an Ethernet connection. It provides instrument control and data acquisition and, via USB hub, can handle connection to between one and 16 spectrometers. A web-based configuration utility is provided.
Peak Scientific has introduced the Fusion 1010, a generator that provides both zero nitrogen and zero air in a single system. The new generator supports both GC-ECD and GC-FID applications and may also be used for THA applications. It essentially combines two technologies to produce zero nitrogen (ultra-high purity nitrogen with no hydrocarbons as methane) and zero air (air with no hydrocarbons as methane) from two separate outlets. The system produces high purity results, even in highly polluted environments and hydrocarbons will not cause any higher baselines. Other features include a “Rapid Start” function that allows the system to be operational again soon after a power cut and there is no need to recalibrate applications, giving consistent and reliable analysis results.
Pfeiffer Vacuum has brought a new series of magnetically levitated turbopumps named HiPace M to the market. They cover pumping speeds of 300 L s–1, 700 L s–1 and 800 L s–1 and achieve high compression ratios for all gases. Features include a special rotor design for unlimited rotor service life, achievement of Protection Class IP 54, which enables the pumps to be employed in industrial environments, a low dynamic field which does not interfere with sensitive nearby equipment, an integrated electronic drive unit which reduces the need for costly and cumbersome cabling, innovative technology which reduces power consumption, reduced run-up times, functional aluminium housings which make the pumps extremely light, an option sealing gas connection which safeguards bearings against particulate matter or oxidising gases and quiet, low-vibration operation.
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The new SplitFlow 50 from Pfeiffer Vacuum is a small, powerful turbopump that is suitable for use in analytical applications.
Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc. (BEST) has acquired the assets of AIXUV GmbH in Aachen, Germany, a company specialising in XUV/EUV systems and key components. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and AIXUV has been relocated to the BEST operations in Bergisch Gladbach.
A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.
Laboratories are often annoyingly noisy due to vacuum pump. Vacuum pumps (rotary, scroll) are typically required to maintain a vacuum on many lab devices. This noise makes working conditions around equipments uncomfortable and tiring for anyone who works in the lab. Vacuum pump enclosures from MS Noise can reduce this noise by half, by up to 12 decibels. The company offers a wide range of enclosures that fit virtually all vacuum pumps.
Photonis has introduced a new Microchannel plate product group, optimised for time-of-flight mass spectrometry measurements. The TruFlite products are designed to reduce two of the most common issues with instrumentperformance in ToF mass spectrometry: ion arrival time and time jitter. The TruFlite line optimises surface flatness of the MCP and channel size and bias angle to improve the resolution. The TruFlite line will be offered in both 18 mm and 25 mm active areas, and custom detector assemblies.
Sacher Lasertechnik have released a new website including new features and services, including an interactive online store and video clips related to products. www.sacher-laser.com
Newport Corporation has introduced three new additions to its series of thermopile detectors. The 818P-500-55 is a fan-cooled detector which can handle up to 500 W of continuous optical power. This device also features a 55 mm diameter active area and very flat responses in an extended wavelength range from 0.9 µm to 20 µm.
The Opto Diode Corporation has announced the new OD-624L high output red LED. This second product to be introduced to the company's series of LEDs has a dominant emission wavelength at 624 nm and features a narrow beam angle that is suitable for fluorescence in medical, scientific testing instruments and forensic applications.