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New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

Monolithic micro-optics structured on both sides open up new markets for diode-laser manufacturers.

New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars.

At the „Photonics West 2018“, INGENERIC for the first time presents the new micro-optics module „C-SMDB“, developed by the company for the collimation of single-mode diode bars. This helps to exploit the improved brightness and open up new fields of application for laser manufacturers.

Single-mode bars can achieve high performances with their large numbers of single emitters. Also, the beam quality from single emitters is superior to that of broad stripe emitters, as each emitter gives off light in fundamental mode. To make best use of these advantages, an optical module needs to collimate the light beam separately for each emitter. The emitters are tightly packed, so it is necessary to use compact micro-optics with the finest structures. The new collimation module optimizes the utilization of the high performance available from single-mode diode bars, and this opens up potential new applications.

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars achieves high degrees of collimation as it is produced with the process of precision glass molding. The array is effectively double-sided: The entry side collimates the slow axis, the exit side the fast axis of the emitted light.

The production accuracy of the micro-optics is subject to considerably higher demands than is the case with the optics for diodes with broad stripe emitters. The pitch between the individual lens elements on the slow-axis side, for example, must be maintained with extreme accuracy: For 200 elements, the pitch has to be on average less than 5 nanometers. The center thickness should ideally be in the range of +/- two microns in order to achieve an optimal result.

INGENERIC uses the precision glass molding of the arrays to meet this challenge, a process which the company uses for other micro-optics in its product portfolio. With glass molding, high refractive-index glass very precisely takes on the shape of the pressing tool. The molds manufactured by INGENERIC to sub-micron precision enable the arrays to be produced with exceptionally high accuracy and reproducibility. INGENERIC successfully manufactures arrays with minimal transition zones, highest filling factors and minimal pitch errors, even in large batches.

Dr. Stefan Hambücker, Managing Partner of INGENERIC, sees great potential for diode lasers: „For the single-mode bars, we are currently working to demonstrate their functionality and cost-effectiveness in new fields of application. That is why, in terms of optics, we are working very closely with the manufacturers of diode lasers. With high fill factors, excellent utilization of the surface area, extremely high contour accuracy and a good orientation of the surfaces to one another, the C-SMDB is exactly the right product to make the best use of the brightness.“

The new array has a design wavelength of 970 nm. The effective focal length (EFL) of the fast-axis collimation (FAC) is 600 μm with a numerical aperture of 0.8, the EFL of the slow-axis collimation (SAC) is 190 μm, and the pitch of the SAC is 48 μm. There are 200 lens elements on each part. The result is a back focal length (BFL) of 179 microns.

beamPROP beam shaping optics

INGENERIC is also exhibiting the beamPROP 200 beam-shaping optics, a lens array that adjusts the beam parameter product (BPP) of the fast and slow axis of high-power diode lasers. It is a key component for fiber coupling of diode bars and for dense wavelength multiplexing (DWM).

What is new is that INGENERIC now produces arrays with pitches not only of 500 and 400 μm, but now also with a pitch of 200 μm. This allows the emitters on the bars to be placed closer together and provides an increase in the usable power, which is a necessary step to increase the efficiency in the application. As a result, the beamPROP 200 and the C-SMDB extend the spectrum of diode laser applications.

Christian Wessling, Head of Product Development at INGENERIC, sees the company as a trailblazer for new applications: „With regards to the DWM, which operates with the beamPROP, a number of manufacturers of diode bars continue to work on a comprehensive concept-and optics are a crucial component here. We are working with them step by step to develop this technology. We see ourselves as enablers who are helping to open up new applications.“

INGENERIC at „SPIE Photonics West“
San Francisco/USA, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2018:
Stand 5153

Background information on the industry trend

Diode lasers are characterized by their compact design, high efficiency, long service intervals, and long service life. Although the diode laser is already qualified for numerous applications, the achievable brightness is still subject to the structure of the component as the limiting factor. Also, beam quality today is still not sufficient for some applications, such as material processing.

Manufacturers of diode lasers are endeavoring to develop new fields of application for their products. Primary factors are the brightness and beam quality of the diode lasers. All current developments aim to improve these properties, for example to stabilize the wavelengths during multiplexing (DWM) and thus to combine higher powers with thinner fibers, or to make optimum use of the brightness of single-mode bars. Both approaches require special micro-optics for collimation and beam shaping. However, development work is still required in comparison to the established designs that rely on FAC, SAC, deflecting mirrors and coupling optics to bundle the power into a single fiber. The new micro-optics from INGENERIC have the potential to outperform the brightness of established approaches, which would open up new applications.

About INGENERIC

Founded in 2001 in the university-city of Aachen, Germany, INGENERIC GmbH develops and manufactures high-precision micro-optic components for high-power applications, along with optical and laser systems including fiber couplers, homogenizers and collimation modules for science, medicine and measurement technology.

Today, INGENERIC is one of the few manufacturers in Europe to develop and manufacture glass micro-optics for beam shaping in semiconductor diode lasers according to the individual specifications of its international customers. The company handles the entire process chain from the lens design and the development of prototypes through to the small-batch production and serial manufacture.

INGENERIC also produces high-power laser systems. For the HiLASE or XFEL project, for example, INGENERIC supplied a number of high-energy lasers delivering 10 pulses per second with an energy of 250 Joules and an average power output of 2.5kW.

Company-Contact
INGENERIC GmbH
Christina Ferwer
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49.241.963-3951
Fax: +49.241.963-1349
E-Mail: ferwer@ingeneric.com
Url: http://www.ingeneric.com

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VacuBond® Revolutionizes Assembly of Industrial Displays

VacuBond® Revolutionizes Assembly of Industrial Displays

3.2 TFT display with very small bezel

Distec reacts to trend of more fragile TFT displays and the increasing use of touchscreens and front glasses with an innovative production method

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – responds with the new vacuum-bonding assembly technology VacuBond® to the current development towards more fragile TFT display structures, touchscreens and front glasses. „The previous TFT generations included extensive mechanics such as metal frames or sheet metal housings that could make good use of an assembly with double-sided adhesive industrial tape or of the necessary dam construction in the traditional bonding methods, such as wet bonding,“ explained Bernhard Staller, Managing Director of Distec. „The latest TFT generation does not feature these mechanics anymore, and thus neither the tape assembly nor the wet bonding is a mounting option. The current technology trend therefore requires completely new methods such as VacuBond® for the assembly of TFT displays with touchscreen and protective glass.“

Precise and faultless bonding

With the vacuum-bonding system at Distec’s headquarters in Germering, a touchscreen, a protective glass or a combination of both is applied to a TFT display. The assembly is made with the bonding/lamination material Opto-Gel over the complete surface, in pure vacuum and in vertical production direction. A CNC machined tool ensures the precise position of the components according to the product configuration. The process itself is fully automated and carried out in a clean room to avoid dirt inclusions. The production tool always guarantees consistent manufacturing tolerances and the careful handling of the fragile components. VacuBond® enables faultless assembly and makes a cosmetic specification superfluous.

Diversity and robustness meet industrial requirements

The strength of the protective glass is freely selectable and all common touchscreen technologies can be used: resistive analog, glass/glass, AMR touch or projected capacitive. The Opto-Gel for VacuBond® is a specially developed high-performance material and available in 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 1 mm and 1.8 mm thickness. Opto-Gel not only connects the individual components, but also contributes to the absorption of strong mechanical influences such as vibration or shock. The VacuBond® technology already proved its worth in the essential drop-ball tests for public terminals, the very strict test runs for railway approval and also easily passed through the certification to IEC 60721-3-7 and MIL-STD 810F. The VacuBond® process is carried out at room temperature.

To ensure a permanent supply and a comprehensive risk management, an identical VacuBond® unit has been installed in the U.S. site in Ronkonkoma, NY. Thus production could be shifted to the other side of the Atlantic at any time in case of elementary problems such as water, fire or power failure. Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group (www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering/Munich (Germany), the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions offering the full range from components to final products. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products of Data Display Group are available at:
Europe – Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
Italy: REM Italy s.a.s. di Michieletto Flavio & C., Trebaseleghe
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: Display Görüntüleme Teknolojileri A.S.
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Distec GmbH
Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 4363 0
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.datadisplay-group.com/

ahlendorf hueggenberg
Mandy Ahlendorf
Tannenweg 11
82319 Starnberg
+49 8151 9739098
ma@ahlendorf-hueggenberg.com
http://www.ahlendorf-hueggenberg.com

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Strong Layer 2 hardware encryption on optical transport system

Strong Layer 2 hardware encryption on optical transport system

Layer 2 encryption vs. thieves and burglars on clients data

Keeping data secure and ensuring the clients valuable assets of sensitive information are protected, will leverage any operator above the rest.

As part of Cube Optics‘ Transport Cube series, the Cypher Cube offers a strong Layer 2 hardware encryption. The encryption is based on IEEE 802.ae compliant MAC security with FIPS approved AES block cipher, placed right on the transponder card of the optical transport system. Layer 2 also essentially prevents any tracking of sender-to-receiver information. The key management is automated, by the end-point physical transport system. Making it simple plug-and-play.

The Cypher Cube has superior throughput with lowest latency of less than 5 microseconds, making it ideal for even the most demanding real-time, latency-sensitive applications. Cube Optics‘ Cube is simple to implement, requiring little or no configuration and maintenance. It operates at full wire speed of 1Gig Ethernet or 10Gig Ethernet, making it the fastest encryption technology out there.

The Transport Cube series is a comprehensive carrier grade, cost effective and very flexible modular platform, that combines multi-protocol transport for metro applications. CUBO’s Transport Cube enables network operators to implement a wide range of signal boosting, media conversions, optical protection switching and last but not the least Ethernet security. The Encryption Unit is a compact unit that fits into 1 slot of any of the Transport Cube chassis and protects the Ethernet against eavesdropping and harmful manipulation.

Find out more on http://www.cubeoptics.com/encryption . Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

Cube Optics AG (Cubo) has a decade long track record of excellence and market leadership in CWDM/DWDM passive optical transport systems and optical components, based on its patented „Color Cube“ technology that breaks the size limitation and flexible barriers faced by other wave division multiplexing technologies. Headquartered in Mainz Germany, with remote sales locations covering the globe, Cube Optics has over 40,000 successful network nodes in operation worldwide. Using its stacking cube approach to add features when required, Cube Optics customers have the advantage of cost effectiveness combined with high quality, precision and reliability. Over the last several years, Cube Optics has extended its leadership in optical components with market leading 100Gbps core technology that is being integrated by major transceiver and equipment suppliers. For further info write us at marketing@cubeoptics.com or browse our website cubeoptics.com.

Cube Optics AG
Roland Spahn
Robert-Koch-Str.30
55129 Mainz
06131698510
roland.spahn@cubeoptics.com
http://www.cubeoptics.com

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VacuBond® – Next Generation Optical Bonding

VacuBond® - Next Generation Optical Bonding

Direct conglutination of the glass plates reduces light refraction and improves contrast

Distec Bonds Touch Screens and Protective Glass onto TFT Displays and Optimizes Readability and Robustness of Industrial Displays

Distec GmbH – leading German specialist for TFT-LCD flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – uses the currently world’s most advanced optical bonding technology VacuBond®. „Processing the high performance silicone optoGel from the Japanese Taica company with a vacuum-bonding device the VacuBond® technology offers enormous advantages compared to traditional bonding methods,“ stated Bernhard Staller, Managing Director of Distec GmbH. „In particular, small TFT displays with an extremely compact design in sizes from 2.4″ to 7″ can be bonded reliably, precisely and cost-effectively with this new vacuum process.“ High-precision serial production is guaranteed by the automated process and the homogeneous silicone material. Clean room conditions ensure that no dust or dirt particles affect the result. The manufacturing equipment is capable of directly bonding TFT displays in custom bezels and front housings with integrated protective glass. Moreover, the VacuBond® process is reversible: individual components can be recovered, simplifying repairs and reducing repair costs.

Optical bonding is an enhancement process for TFT displays in which a protective glass, a touch screen, or a combination of both is applied to a TFT display. Optical bonding eliminates the air gaps between the components and thus reduces the reflections of incident light by 99 percent. The result is optimum contrast and exceptional color brilliance even when the TFT display is used outdoors and under intense ambient light. The readability is improved significantly without increasing the brightness or power consumption.

Protection Certifications including Explosion Protection

Distec’s VacuBond® technology is also a good choice for environments that require explosion protection. Free air spaces within the display itself, which lead to restrictions in protection certifications, can be avoided or eliminated by „free air exclusion“ bonding. This is an alternative to the very expensive and often irreversible conventional methods such as filling the space with glass beads or injecting silicone into the gap between layers. Additionally, Vacubond® technology allows for quick-turn prototyping.

High Quality through Automation and Production Jigs

Distec further streamlines production through automated processes and the use of production jigs. These are durable molding tools which guarantee the correct position of the individual components during the bonding process and provide consistent quality when producing large quantities. The basis for any new combination of TFT display and glass is an exact measurement of the contact angles and the physical adhesion forces. This measurement is made with a modern instrument and software that decodes surface energy in polar and dispersion components by using special liquids. Such a measurement protocol is the basis for every new project.

Distec provides the optical bonding service for every display up to a size of 24″ in combination with touch screens of all technologies and/or protective glasses. In March, an identical VacuBond® manufacturing cell will be installed at Distec’s U.S. facility in Ronkonkoma, NY, improving risk management by redundancy.

For more information: http://www.datadisplay-group.com/optical-bonding/ Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group (www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering/Munich (Germany), the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions offering the full range from components to final products. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products of Data Display Group are available at:
Europe – Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
Italy: REM Italy s.a.s. di Michieletto Flavio & C., Trebaseleghe
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: Display Görüntüleme Teknolojileri A.S.
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Distec GmbH
Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 4363 0
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.distec.de

alvacon pr
Mandy Ahlendorf
Tannenweg 11
82319 Starnberg
+491704048469
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.alvacon.com

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Die Premium-Alternative zu Bluetooth

Hochwertige, kabellose und lippensynchrone Tonübertragung an mehrere HiFi-Anlagen

Die Premium-Alternative zu Bluetooth

Audiofly sendet Signale digital zum Empfänger mit 2fach-Digitalausgang

(k-press) Das neue Audiofly Revel System ist ideal für alle, die Ihre Musik kabellos und lippensynchron an die HiFi-Anlage übertragen wollen. Ohne Verzögerung und Signalausfälle verbindet sich ein Sender nach Wahl synchron mit bis zu vier Empfängern. Die Übertragung erfolgt in glasklarer CD-Qualität und ohne Wandlung bei Verwendung der digitalen Ausgänge Coax und Toslink. Für die Wandlung des analogen Ausgangssignals ist ein 24bit/96kHz Wandler integriert. Die Lautstärkeregelung erfolgt digital auf Empfängerseite und wird per Funk von der Quelle aus gesteuert. So wird ein Dynamikverlust vermieden.

Die Reichweite der Audiofly Sender beträgt im Innenbereich von 15 Metern bis zu 50 Metern und reicht im Außenbereich noch deutlich weiter. Dank zeitsynchroner Tonübertragung sind Audiofly Revel Systeme perfekt dazu geeignet, den Sound von Filmen und Spielen drahtlos über die eigene HiFi-Anlage wiederzugeben. Audiofly lässt sich ohne Aufwand in weniger als einer Minute anschließen. Software, Treiber, WLAN oder Bluetooth werden nicht benötigt.

Die sehr kompakten Empfänger im Aluminiumgehäuse geben das Signal entweder mittels 24bit/96kHz Wandler analog über die Stereo-Cinch-Verbindung aus oder direkt digital und ohne Wandlung über einen der Digitalausgänge Coax und Toslink. Die wandlungsfreie digitale Ausgabe bringt einen äußerst klaren, ausgewogenen Klang.

Audiofly bietet passionierten Heimanwendern und professionellen Nutzern ein sehr komfortables System zur Vermeidung weiterer Kabel. Audiofly Revel konfiguriert sich vollautomatisch ohne Treiber und ist jederzeit einfach erweiterbar.

Audiofly basiert auf einer patentierten Technologie, die eigens für hochwertige, kabellose Audioübertragung entwickelt wurde und unabhängig von Bluetooth oder WLAN funktioniert. Die extrem hohe Übertragungsgeschwindigkeit und die Plug & Play Installation machen Audiofly zum idealen Kabelersatz. Nicht nur für reinen Musikgenuss, sondern auch für kabellose Tonübertragungen, Konferenzen, Spiele und Filme. Bestehende Audiofly Systeme können wahlweise auf Knopfdruck um weitere Sender und Empfänger erweitert werden. Audiofly kann direkt online beim deutschen Hersteller sowie bei ausgewählten Handelspartnern bestellt werden.

Made in Germany

Das Audiofly Team setzt sich aus deutschen und internationalen Experten aus den Bereichen der Halbleiter- und Funktechnik zusammen. Ein Großteil der Audiofly Produkte werden im firmeneigenen Entwicklungszentrum in Deutschland entwickelt und gefertigt. Die Audiofly Empfänger stammen aus deutscher Produktion und unterstützen damit unseren Wirtschaftsstandort.

Das Audiofly Revel Digital Starter Set (1 Sender + 1 Empfänger) kostet 258,00 Euro, das Analog Starter Set 198,00 Euro.

Made in Germany

Audiofly Produkte werden im firmeneigenen Entwicklungszentrum in Mülheim an der Ruhr entwickelt und gefertigt. Ein Großteil der Komponenten stammt aus deutscher Produktion und unterstützt damit den Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland. Die Nähe zwischen Entwicklern und Servicefachkräften am gleichen Standort sorgt für einen reibungslosen, kundennahen und kompetenten Kontakt durch die Mitarbeiter.

Das Audiofly Team setzt sich aus deutschen und internationalen Ingenieur-Spezialisten aus den Bereichen Halbleiter- und Funktechnik zusammen. An der Audiofly Basis-Technologie wird bereits seit den 90er Jahren geforscht. Die hohe Innovationskraft der Region Rhein-Ruhr bietet mit ständig neuen Impulsen die ideale Grundlage für ein gesundes Unternehmenswachstum und Reifen der Produktpalette.

Kontakt
AUDIOFLY by GREATech GmbH
Christoph Grundig
Lindenstrasse 66a
45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr
+49 (0) 208 / 74 04 92 7-27
info@audiofly.de
http://www.audiofly.de / www.greatech.de

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Pixargus: Automatic defect density evaluation takes yield management out of the grey area

Pixargus: Automatic defect density evaluation takes yield management out of the grey area

ProfilControl Surface systems inspect the surfaces of profiles made of plastics or rubber.

Inline inspection of profiles made of plastics or rubber: New surface inspection module has a handle on complex user requirements specifications

At „K 2013“, Pixargus will be presenting its new „Defect Density Management“ solution for the surface inspection of profiles made of plastics or rubber. With this system, it is possible to combine the evaluation of surface defect types and count over a defined length of the product. Profile manufactures will be able to fulfill even highly complex requirements specifications set up by their customers, while minimizing the out-of-spec rate.

The new Defect Density Management (DDM) module makes it a lot easier for profile manufacturers to produce exactly to customer specifications. They will from now on also ship products which in the past would have been graded as „out-of-spec“ because of a subjective evaluation based on vague criteria.

The module belongs to the family of Pixargus ProfilControl Surface (PCS) systems, which inspect the surface condition of profiles in an inline procedure.

Optical inline inspection systems have reached a high standard in detecting and classifying surface defects on profiles. However, the contextual evaluation of defects, which includes logical operations between defect criteria, has so far remained in the grey area.

In numerous specifications, especially those set up by automotive producers, the „ship or block“ decision depends on OR-operations. A customer may reject a profile, for example, if over a specified length of the product there is one severe defect or one medium defect plus several small defects.

Human inspectors would be unable to cope with such logical operations while doing visual inline inspections of the product. They would be able to base their decisions but on subjective impressions. The Defect Density Management solution, however, weights every single surface defect and sums up the obtained values over a certain length of the product. The inspection system sends out a signal as soon as the value exceeds a defined threshold. The signal can be used to mark out-of-spec sections of the profiles or control downstream cutting and sorting equipment. This relieves the human inspector from the monotonous task of visual checks and painstaking sorting of the profiles into good or bad.

The direct feedback of ProfilControl 6 data into the process makes it possible to correct the production process without delay, ensuring that defects do not continue along the profile.

Pixargus at „K 2013“ in Düsseldorf (October 16 -23, 2013): hall 11 / stand E14

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide almost all major manufacturers of automotive rubber and TPE profiles use Pixargus systems for surface inspection and profile measurements. The underlying image processing technology is also the basis for the recent foundation of the company GoalControl GmbH and for the soccer goal-line technology of the same name, which proved successful during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Based in Würselen near Aachen/Germany, Pixargus GmbH is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

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52072 Aachen / Germany
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http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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Pixargus at „Medtec 2013“: Optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes

Pixargus at "Medtec 2013":  Optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes

Precision tubing in the gap between the LED light ring (right) and the camera unit (left).

„Free Fall Inspection“ system checks cut pieces of tubes on the fly

At Medtec 2013, Pixargus is for the first time presenting its new ProfilControl 6-FFI system for optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes for medical applications, which have to comply with extremely exacting surface and edge quality demands.

The system is used for 100 percent inspection of hypo and precision tubes used in medical instruments and apparatuses as well as for cannulas made of metal and plastics. The system detects and classifies surface defects, such as inclusions, grooves, scratches or dents, over the complete product length. Furthermore, by means of a newly developed algorithm it checks whether the edges have been properly cut and/or feature no burrs. This ensures that only products completely checked and free of flaws are shipped.

With the development of the new system, Pixargus has bridged the gap between optical inspection of endless and cut products. So far the systems of the ProfilControl 6 series had only been used to inspect continuously manufactured products such as sections or cables. As the new systems can also inspect individual cut pieces, it can be used not only in the manufacturing process but also by the purchasers of the products for checking incoming material.

In order to make sure that the tubes are checked around their complete circumference from several angles all at the same time, the feeding system is provided with a gap. While the tubes are flying through this gap, their surface can be captured by the cameras from all perspectives.

Inside the measuring head, the surface of the tubes is uniformly illuminated by an LED light ring and scanned by six high-resolution line-scan cameras arranged at angles of 60 degrees around the tube. With these six line-scan cameras of more than 2,500 pixels each, the system detects surface defects down to 30 micrometer.

As soon as the system has detected a defect on the surface or at one of the cut edges, the system displays the defect graphically and sends a signal to the device that will sort out the defective material. The PC 6-FFI system operates so fast that defective tubing can be removed just a few centimeters after the measuring head. This makes the system extremely space-saving.

PC 6-FFI features an automatic lighting control system, which automatically adjusts to mat or shiny surfaces.

Pixargus supplied the first such system to a Japanese customer who has been using it in three-shift operation since its commissioning. It had been designed for inspecting mirror-finished tubes of diameters between 5 and 20 mm and lengths between 40 and 100 mm.

Pixargus at Medtec 2013: stand 1N44

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide, renowned manufacturers, e.g. B. Braun, Medtronic, Biotronik and Hansemed, use Pixargus systems for surface control and profile measuring tasks.

The company, based in Aachen/Germany, is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

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52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Computer IT Software

Bis zu 1000 Mal Aufnehmen mit den Blu-ray-Disks von Verbatim

Eschborn.
Bis zu 1000 Mal Aufnehmen mit den Blu-ray-Disks von Verbatim
Verbatims neue wiederbeschreibbaren Blu-rays

Verbatims neue Blu-ray Disks BD-RE DL 2X haben eine Speicherkapazität von 50 GB. Sie sind damit ideale Medien für tagtägliche Backups, für Beta-Tests von Videos und Softwareprogrammen oder für die kurzfristige Speicherung von privaten Videos und Videocontent für professionellen Rundfunk. Mit den neuen BD-RE DL 50GB 2x-Disks bietet Verbatim jetzt alle auf dem Markt verfügbaren Blu-ray-Formate an. Die neuen Blu-ray-Disks sind jetzt im Handel erhältlich und kosten im 5er-Pack Jewel Case 63 Euro (UVP).

-Neues Format BD-RE DL 50GB 2x
-50 GB Speicherkapazität – das entspricht der zehnfachen Speicherkapazität eines Standard-DVD-Rohlings
-Hervorrangende Wiedergabeleistung
-Hard Coat-Schutzschicht gegen Kratzer, Fingerabdrücke, Staub, Öl und Wasser
-SERL-Technologie (Super Eutectic Recording Layer) für ausgezeichnete Aufnahmekompatibilität und Wiederbeschreibbarkeit bis zu 1000 Mal ohne Qualitätsverluste

Blu-ray Disks werden als Aufnahme- und Archivmedien immer attraktiver – sowohl für den Gebrauch zu Hause, als auch im professionellen Bereich. Verbatim kommt der erhöhten Nachfrage mit den neuen Blu-ray-Rohlingen BD-RE DL 50GB 2X nach, die eine zehnfach höhere Speicherkapazität als normale DVD-R-Rohlinge haben und eine verlässliche und sichere Methode zur kurzfristigen Datensicherung darstellen – von privaten Fotos und Videos bis hin zu Bürodokumenten. Sie haben eine ausgezeichnete Wiedergabequalität und können dank der Hard Coat-Schutzschicht und der bewährten SERL-Technologie bis zu 1.000 Mal wiederbeschrieben werden ohne an Qualität zu verlieren.

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Über Verbatim:
Verbatim prägt seit 1969 die Entwicklung der Datenspeicher-Technologie – von der Floppy-Disk über magneto-optische Speichermedien, CD- und DVD-Formate bis hin zu dem aktuellen High-Definition-Medium Blu-ray. Zudem bietet Verbatim qualitativ hochwertige Produkte in den Segmenten USB-Keys, Flash-Speicherkarten sowie externe Festplatten im 4,57cm (1,8″) Pocket, 6,35cm (2,5″) Portable und 8,89cm (3,5″) Desktop-Format und eine breite Palette an nützlichem Computerzubehör an. Verbatim profitiert dabei als Teil der Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Group von einer herausragenden Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilung, deren Innovationen den Markt für Speichermedien maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben. Strengste Qualitätskontrollen während des Herstellungsverfahrens garantieren die Hochwertigkeit von Verbatim-Produkten, die in zahlreichen internationalen Vergleichstests ausgezeichnet wurden. Das Unternehmen ist weltweiter Marktführer für optische Medien. Weitere Informationen unter www.verbatim-europe.com .

Verbatim ist 2010 in den weltweiten Markt für energieeffiziente LED- und OLED-Beleuchtungslösungen eingestiegen. Die zugrunde liegende Technologie stammt von Verbatims Muttergesellschaft Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Weitere Informationen unter www.verbatimled.eu.

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