An automated dry film thickness measurement station has been developed by NDSU to measure the thickness of coatings deposited onto our array panels. The system is outfitted with a Fischerscope MMSTM system with measurement probes for both aluminum and steel substrates. The thickness data is automatically up loaded to a central database and is accessible through a web portal. This system is valuable in the long-term study of self-polishing ablative coatings since the same measurement points can be consistently read from day to day and month to month.
C-Cell – A food structure image analysis instrument:
C-Cell enables food manufacturers to evaluate aerated food by taking a sample snapshot, for example a slice of bread or a piece of cake so that the internal or external features can be analyzed for information on its cellular structure. Data relating to size, shape and location of cells aid in establishing a blueprint for future production.
The C-Cell instrument was developed and manufactured in the UK by Calibre Control International and is used globally within the food industry to objectively analyze baked products to:
The Cary 5000 is a high performance UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer with superb photometric performance in the 175-3300 nm range. Using a PbSmart detector, the Cary 5000 extends its NIR range to 3300 nm making it a powerful tool for materials science research. Controlled by the Cary WinUV software, a modular Windows-based software, makes it easy to perform powerful analysis and control a number of optional accessories. The large sample compartment can be expanded to hold large accessories and integrating spheres for spectral and diffuse reflectance.
The CR-410 Chroma Meter is a handheld, portable measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color of objects, particularly with texture, uneven surface conditions, or a lot of color variation. Through standard or customized evaluation formulas, this high accuracy, reliable colorimeter helps users control the color quality, consistency, and appearance of their samples in a more efficient, streamlined process internally and throughout the supply chain.
An automated system for measuring color and gloss has been developed at NDSU. This system is compatible with all of the flat substrates generated by the CMRL. The on-board computer up-loads the data to a central database for easy access through a web based browser. Color measurements are made with an X-rite integrating sphere spectrophotometer while gloss measurements are made with a BYK-Gardner gloss meter reading at 3 different angles.
The Agilent 1290 Infinity II Diode Array Detector FS (fixed slit) is based on the Agilent Max-Light cartridge cell with optofluidic waveguides that improve light transmission to near 100% efficiency without sacrificing resolution caused by cell dispersions effects. With typical detector noise levels of < ± 0.6 µAU/cm the revolutionary 60 mm flow cell gives up to 10 times higher sensitivity than detectors with conventional flow cells.
PV Measurements turn-key I-V measurement systems save time and money by enabling you to measure your devices quickly and accurately.
This system includes the light source, the measurement electronics, computer, and software needed to measure solar cell I-V curves. Its solar simulator illuminates the test device while the electronic load sweeps the cell voltage from a reverse-bias condition, through the power quadrant, and beyond Voc. The system's computer gathers data, calculates solar cell parameters, generates printable test reports, and saves test data in text files.