A CCD-based design kit for OEM engineers seeking a turnkey set-up for convenient and reliable evaluations for spectroscopy and spectrophotometer applications is available from Hamamatsu. The kit contains a highly-sensitive CCD detector head, a 12- or 16-bit A/D converter, LabVIEW drivers, and cable assemblies for an easy-to-use, ready-to-run tool. The scientific-grade CCDs feature low dark current, low readout noise, wide dynamic range, and 90% quantum efficiency at 600 nm. Results can be displayed as a 2-D image or in-line binning mode.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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