Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface. The app, called IVy, offers benchtop Series 2600B instrument users a fast, easy-to-use touchscreen tool for characterizing 2- and 3-terminal devices.
E+E Elektronik’s OILPORT 30 handheld meter accurately measures the water activity (aw) and temperature (T), and calculates the absolute water context x (ppm) of industrial oils. Users can store up to 10 sets of oil specific parameters in the handheld to be used for correct calculations of the water content in various oils.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced its Open Solutions QuantAnalytics software package, an LC/MS/MS data tool for the pain management and clinical markets. The software increases the speed and efficiency of data processing and review by allowing users to highlight and review results that are of specific importance to clinicians.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus LC-MS/MS, a high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) Orbitrap mass spectrometer. The Q Exactive Focus benchtop LC-MS/MS combines high-performance quadrupole precursor ion selection with an HRAM Orbitrap mass analyzer, providing excellent mass accuracy, sensitivity and fast polarity switching.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has introduced the PrimePCR Assays for Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR). The release expands Bio-Rad’s current offering of pre-designed and fully wet-laboratory validated assays by an additional 100 assays for copy number variation (CNV) and 92 assays for mutation detection. Bio-Rad will also be adding 5,620 mutation detection assays that were created using the same algorithms and design rules as the wet-laboratory validated assays.
Teledyne DALSA has introduced its Piranha4 2k quadlinear line scan camera featuring red, green and blue (RGB) outputs plus a near-infrared (NIR) channel for multispectral imaging. The quadlinear Piranha4 is built around Teledyne DALSA’s advanced CMOS image sensor design. Wafer-level dichroic filters enable spectrally independent RGB and NIR outputs, enhancing detection capability for a wide range of machine vision applications, including print, bank note inspection, electronics manufacturing, food and material sorting.
Hamilton’s Laboratory and Sensors Div. has introduced the Hamilton Precision Syringe Drive 6 (PSD/6); a compact, full-height pump for precision dispensing of small to large volumes. The Hamilton PSD/6 is the newest full-height syringe pump to join the Hamilton PSD family, and performs all standard liquid handling functions including dispensing, serial dispensing and diluting.
Marsh Bellofram Corp. has introduced its WESTCON Model 758-9905000, an industrial AC tachometer generator, designed for high-reliability 24/7 jet and diesel engine rotational speed measurements within voltage responsive systems.
The CAPCELL PAK from JM Science is a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column integrating the excellent separation performance of silica-based, polymer-coated packing material. CAPCELL PAK essentially provides columns of reversed phase partition mode, normal phase partition mode, and ion exchange mode.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies has introduced a new benchtop supercritical fluid extractor (SFE), the model SFT-110. This addition to the SFE product line builds upon the strengths of its predecessor, the SFT-100. The re-designed restrictor valve with integrated micrometer allows for very precise flow control, which is essential for demanding applications.
New Star Environmental offers a complete line of calibration gas detector tubes that provide a simple measurement of chemicals in gas samples. The tubes are pre-calibrated, take only a few minutes to complete sampling and the concentration is read directly from the length of color stain.
Brookfield Engineering has introduced the new DV1 Viscometer, the lowest-cost, continuous sensing digital viscometer in the Brookfield family of instruments. The head of the DV1 Viscometer features a new shape and a larger easy-to-read display. Multiple language choices are now included and the user interface has three hot keys for quick access to spindle selection, test speed and other functions.
The Hiden Compact SIMS tool is designed for fast and easy characterization of layer structures, surface contamination and impurities with sensitive detection of positive ions being assisted by the oxygen primary ion beam and provides isotopic sensitivity across the entire periodic table. The ion gun geometry is optimized to be ideal for nanometer depth resolution and near surface analysis.
Omega Engineering has introduced its new series of autoclave temperature data loggers. The OM-CP-HITEMP140 is a rugged, high-precision logger built for use in harsh environments. The stainless steel device is submersible and can withstand temperatures up 140 C (284 F).
Artel has introduced ArtelWare v1.1, providing new functionality for the management of automated liquid handlers. The first in a series of upgrades now in development, ArtelWare v1.1 adds event tracking and management capabilities that give users more information about causes and effects relating to liquid handler performance.
JEOL has introduced an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis in a new benchtop EDXRF spectrometer. The JSX-1000S ElementEye analyzes major to trace components on most sample types, including solids, powders and liquids, with little or no sample preparation.