Hand Lens

A Guide To Hand Lenses

Hand lenses are utilized in many industries including jewelry but they also serve the earth science fields as a great tool to view objects at a magnified scale, on site and without the bulkiness of other magnifying devices. A hand lens comprises of 2 parts, the first being the optics or lens and the other […]

Hurricane North America

Hurricane Study And Detection

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility of announcing and categorizing all hurricane and cyclone activity in and around North America. This includes the expected track of the storm, the size, rainfall, storm surges and other aspects that go along with Atlantic and Pacific storm formations. These storms are forecasted using specific models for […]

Medical Robots

Medical Robots

Robots have been, and still are, a staple of Sci-Fi movies and novels. However, the evolution of technology is quickly bringing them into the medical fields as well. According to one report by Credence Research, the global medical robotics market was valued at $7.24 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow to $20 billion […]

Area Scan Camera

Area-Scan Or Line-Scan Cameras

There seems to be endless options from which machine vision integrators can choose when it comes to designing an inspection system. Quite possibly the most critical option is whether to use area-scan or line-scan cameras. While the roles they perform are similar, the technology employed in each is miles apart in how they capture any […]

Kitchen Robots

Kitchen Robots

Every day in kitchens throughout the world, people prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often times it is as simple as popping something in the microwave or may involve preparing a meal from scratch.  However, after a long, stressful day sometimes people just don’t want to bother. Imagine coming home and plopping all the ingredients into […]

Laser Diode

Laser Diode

An injection laser diode (ILD), diode laser, or laser diode (LD), is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which a laser beam is created at the diode’s junction.  Laser diodes can directly convert electrical energy into light. Driven by voltage, the doped p-n-transition allows for recombination of an electron with a hole. Due to the […]

solar Cell

Mirrors And Fresnel Lenses

Solar power has been utilized for many years, however, if it is going to play a major role in the future of energy, it’s going to have to get bigger and far more efficient. Concentrating solar power can be the answer to solving both issues, as concentration paves the way for larger, higher-efficiency solar power […]

Portable Scanner

Portable Scanners

Smaller, portable scanners are popping up in many different areas. Some are marketed to reach the average consumer who would rather scan and digitize their personal items. Handheld image scanners are suitable for recording any kind of document, including letters, invoices, blueprints and plans. Typically, a handheld image scanner requires you to place the device […]

Medical Proton Imaging

Medical Proton Imaging

The recent research on medical proton imaging is by and large motivated by the desire to gather information using a less invasive source such as X-rays.  With the use of a proton microscope, it is possible to image biological tissue without leaving any radiating material behind in the tissues of the patient. Proton beam therapy […]

Laser Cutter

What Is Laser Technology

To answer the question, what is laser technology and where it can be used, it’s important to understand exactly to what the term laser refers. The term itself originated as an acronym ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. in other words, ‘laser’ is a device that emits light through the process of optical amplification, […]