LehightonElectronics Inc.has enhancedits 1800 seriesdevices forcharacterizingsolar cells, flatpanel displays, wafers up to 450 mm in diameter and coated glass panels. The systems aresuitable for in-line integration into the manufacturing of solar products, semiconductors, architectural and automotive glass, microwave foodsusceptors and plastic substrate products. Sensor heads are used for in-line monitoring, andautomated conveyor models monitor the uniformity of indium tin oxide, transparent conductiveoxide, thin films and other coatings on nonconductive substrates. Optional statistical processcontrol software provides a warning when uniformity or sheet-resistance measurements areout of the desired range.
Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd. has announced the FL series high-power fiber lasers. The FL x75 and FL010 output 750 and 1000 W, respectively. Thebeam can be coupled with 50- to 600-µm-di-ameter fiber optics, resulting in beam quality of2.5 to 30 mm ; mrad. The lasers can be usedto weld small parts with low thermal distortion