This new software is designed to work on MIDAC's FTIR spectrometer systems. Building on the original AutoQuant software, AutoQuant Pro uses a version of the multivariate CLS algorithm created by NASA at the Kennedy Space Center to boost computational speed and performance. A new graphic user interface includes organized displays and menus for tasks ranging from setting instrument parameters to building accurate analytical methods for quantifying components of complex mixtures. The software gains a more accurate sample analysis by allowing multiple calibration points and spectra over the anticipated concentration range, which uses the point closest to the actual concentration of the sample. It also contains enhancements for CEM/CPM applications such as improved data output capability, multiple data collect options, and printable concentration charts and absorbance spectra.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.