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June 2019 newsletter now online

June 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2019 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome nPoint and their range of piezo-actuated nanopositioning flexure stages, and Microscope Heaters who do what it says on their tin – heat microscopes with fanless incubation systems. We also announce that our Optical Tweezer systems now come with Microsoft’s Windows 10, and that EXFO have launched the Optical Xplorer – the world’s first OFM. Plus Laser World of Photonics in Munich next week and a whole host of materials science and microscopy trade shows coming up next month.

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nPoint Piezo Nanopositioners now available through Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that it has been selected by nPoint, Inc. to be the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of their nanopositioning solutions.

nPoint specialises in piezo actuator driven flexure stages available in one, two or three axes of motion. In conjunction with their ultra-precision motion control scanners and controllers, users can achieve the highest levels of performance available in the marketplace. Typical application areas are:

Life Science / Microscopy – piezo stages provide accurate, fast, and repeatable motion that enable high-throughput data acquisition and processing for techniques such as super resolution microscopy, sample scanning, autofocus, and cell tracking.

Semiconductor / Data Storage – nanopositioners are used in production, development, and inspection of silicon wafers and hard disk recording heads.

Optics – high speed nanopositioners enable movement of an optic for a multitude of precision applications such as scanning, laser beam steering, phase shifting, dithering and focusing.
AFM / Materials Science – piezo stages have been traditionally used as closed-loop scanners for Atomic Force Microscopes, offering extremely low out-of-plane motion, no piezo drift, exceptional scanning linearity, and longer travel ranges.

Photonics Packaging / Communications – in fibre optics, nanopositioning stages have become critical for speedy and optimal alignment duties.

Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating nPoint technology at various UK trade events this year, and looks forward to enabling researchers and OEMs achieve significant benefits from incorporating nPoint systems within their applications.

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April 2019 newsletter now online

April 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April 2019 Newsletter: In this issue Gamma Scientific introduce a motorised iris for the RS-7 SpectralLED tuneable light source, Lake Shore manage to go low with calibrated Ruthenium Oxide temperature sensors for extreme cryogenic measurements, Siskiyou make mounts movable from above for those tricky optical breadboard set-ups, and we announce that our Applications section packed with useful information for scientists is now live, plus Focus on Microscopy 2019 in Westminster next week.

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We would like to say a big thank you…

We would like to say a big thank you to the people who visited our booth at Photonics West 2019 and met with Dr. Adrian Knowles in his new role as Elliot Scientific’s Managing Director. You certainly made it a successful event all round for both him and us.

Many visitors were impressed by our Elliot|Martock compact stage portfolio. These precision engineered dovetail slides are offered in a range of sizes and travels, delivering smooth backlash-free motion in X, XY, XZ, YZ or XYZ directions. Of particular interest to some were the miniature rotation stages.

Our Optical Tweezers demonstration videos are always attention grabbers, and a number of biophysicists and scientists from other disciplines stopped by to discuss how our cost-effective systems could help them in their projects. Researchers working within tight budgets were delighted to hear that Elliot Scientific laser trapping could be added to their existing (expensive) microscope without the need to buy a whole new instrument.

Elliot|Martock Gold Series Flexure Stages also proved of interest to many involved in light, optics and electronics due to their versatility. These world-renowned devices offer superior manipulation in three axes, and with minimal arcuate displacement they enable nanometre positioning for critical applications that include fiber launch and waveguide alignment. A comprehensive range of standard and customisable accessories are available too.

If you didn’t get to see us and our products at Photonics West, please visit our website or contact us for more information.

 

 


Photonics West opens today – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4660

The annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – opens today and runs till Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting in Booth 4660 – look out for our banner (right) and new background (below).

 

We will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli3 alignment system, as well as showing our Optical Tweezers add-on for professional microscopes.

More information can be found out about Photonics West 2019 here


Elliot Scientific’s 2018 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2018.

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Halloween = <8 … That's sale days left

Our discontinued products sale has been running less than a week and we have already sold more than 600 items from our Lab Essentials opto-mechanics catalogue (PDF download).

That means that quite a few of the more popular products are now very limited stock, and some have completely sold out.

But there’s still time to grab bargains from our POS half inch posts, POH post holder, and kinematic mount ranges while stocks last.

These crazy prices will not be repeated – once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Oh, and as it’s Halloween, here’s a spooky story.

 

 


Our discontinued stock sale has started – considerable savings to be had

From today and until close of business on November 7th, Elliot Scientific is offering dozens of high-quality products from our discontinued Lab Essentials range of opto-mechanics at crazily reduced prices.

Now is your chance to grab the bargains from our ranges of …

  • Locking Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Standard Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Kinematic Component Mounts
  • Fixed Mirror Holders
  • Lens Mounts
  • Iris Diaphragms
  • and Posts, Post Holders, Clamps and Bases

… at prices much lower than the leading brands.

Act fast because some products are limited stock and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Visit our Discontinued Stock pages to see what’s on sale.


Photonex Europe Live! opens in Coventry tomorrow – Stand B10 for Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific returns to stand B10 at Photonex in Coventry tomorrow and Thursday, offering the chance to experience the quality of our internationally renowned Elliot|Martock range first hand.

Exported the world over, our XYZ flexure stages are used for alignment and fiber launch in research and production environments, while our portfolio of miniature translation and rotary stages are often incorporated into OEM products for the optical and semiconductor industries.

For the first time at Photonex we will have items from the Siskiyou catalogue, including their sought after IXF mirror mounts so you can discover how they deliver their exceptional pointing stability in thermally demanding situations.

Also new for 2018 are high speed lasers from IPG Photonics. Operating in the pico and femtosecond regimes, these green and IR lasers are ideal for scientific and medical research.

Finally, life scientists love our Prizmatix ultra high power LED light sources, so we thought you might like to see them too.

 


October 2018 newsletter now online

October 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue, how Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages support quantum research around the globe; Gamma Scientific forge ahead with an SWIR of their RS-7 SpectralLED light source; Siskiyou products for positioning; and Accurion‘s amazing vibration isolation systems. Plus chain mail and Photonex Live!

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September 2018 newsletter now online

September 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue Optogenetics is to the fore with Prizmatix ultra high power LED light sources and Siskiyou’s spot positioner, plus CODIXX polarisers, Elliot|Martock automated alignment equipment and next month’s Photonex Live!

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August 2018 newsletter now online…

August 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue an IPG laser, Lake Shore temperature sensors and Siskiyou IXF components are used in a breakthrough Los Alamos & University of New Mexico all optical cryocooler; microscopists can benefit from Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers, the Mad City Labs RM21 platform, and microspectroscopy from CRAIC Technologies; plus ICEC27-ICMC 2018 in Oxford and more…

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Siskiyou add to IXF range with single axis platforms and mounts

Siskiyou Corporation continually develop their popular series of IXF mounts, the latest additions being single axis platforms and mirror mounts.

Mirror Mounts
The new IXF SA series single axis mirror mounts for optics in the 12.7 to 50.8 mm (½” to 2″) diameter range for OEMs. A variety of mounting configurations are available, including bulkhead placement with either front or rear (through the bulkhead) adjustment options, making the mounts particularly useful for space constrained applications. The mounts are currently available in both steel and aluminium versions.

Platforms
Two IXF-based platforms, each containing an arrangement of both threaded and clearance M4 (or 8-32) holes on both sides, are now available. The IXF.05S is a single-axis ½” square flexure with one M4 (8-32) tapped hole for mounting, as well as one on the top for attachment. The IXF1.0S is a larger 1″ square version with seven tapped and two counterbored holes.

Aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel
The IXF series offer exceptional stability at a low price point. Performance is achieved through the use of monolithic flexure construction, in which the entire mount – both plates and springs – are fabricated from a single piece of aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel.

Steel construction offers superior mechanical and thermal stability, while aluminium confers lower weight and vacuum compatibility.

Please contact us for more information.


July 2018 Newsletter Out Now

July 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we congratulate Kinetic Systems for their 50 years of designing and manufacturing vibration isolation systems, get a new angle on Siskiyou Corporation’s range of tilt platforms, and look at NoIR’s trendy yet practical laser safety eyewear. Plus robust polarizers from CODIXX and more…

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Kinetic Systems celebrates 50 years in the vibration control business

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation SystemBack in 1968 a new company was incorporated in Boston…

Kinetic Systems.

For fifty years the company has been at the forefront of vibration isolation and control, developing many state-of-the-art technologies used in vibration isolation, damping, and structural design thanks to continuous research into the effects of vibration on equipment and structures.

Kinetic Systems is a trusted name in academic, industrial, and government research facilities worldwide. The company offers the best in advanced vibration isolation and optical tables for metrology, interferometry, laser research, semiconductor manufacturing, and virtually any other application where external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of precision equipment.

If you have a vibration isolation problem then please contact us for further information.

 


June 2018 Newsletter Out Now

June 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we reveal new ultrafast fiber lasers from IPG Photonics, uncover new fiber-optic thermometry systems by Rugged Monitoring, reintroduce Tecella patch clamp amplifiers to the UK and Ireland, and announce new mounts for square optics from the Siskiyou Corporation, plus Photonex Scotland and more…

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On Thursday, Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh

Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh on Thursday, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Edinburgh’s South Hall complex.

Elliot Scientific will be among the 25 companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want.

Come and talk to us about your project.


We’re at the SU2P Symposium in Glasgow today only

SU2P LogoElliot Scientific is exhibiting at the Ninth Annual SU2P Symposium today only, May 21st, at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

The two-day Symposium, which concludes tomorrow, includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics. For example, sessions will discuss quantum photonics, optogenetics, and lasers in technology.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the products Elliot Scientific offers from this afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there.


May 2018 Newsletter Out Now

May 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we appreciate the optogenetic products manufactured by Prizmatix, cover the intense broadband light sources designed by Energetiq, summarise linear translation stages from Siskiyou, and follow up on Fibrecryst and their high power laser systems. Plus the International Day of Light and SU2P Symposium

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Siskiyou launch a new range of ‘industry first’ diffraction grating mounts

A new range of diffraction grating mounts with a large clear aperture also combine independent and precision rotational adjustment of square components in all three axes – an industry first from Siskiyou Corp.

Siskiyou GMx series mounts can hold 12½ mm, 25 mm and 50 mm square reflective or transmissive optics of any thickness greater than 2 mm, and offer up to 8° of total rotation in each axis, with a resolution as low as 3.2 arcseconds.

All adjustments are accessed from the top of the mount to enable use in space restricted environments, and they can be either table or post mounted for maximum flexibility.

A typical application for GMx mounts would be in the construction of the stretchers and compressors used to manipulate chirped ultrafast laser pulses in laboratory setups, or as OEM components in instruments such as monochromators and spectrometers.


April 2018 Newsletter Out Now

April 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we see how Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages are used by leading scientists around the globe, discover Lake Shore Cryotronics new Teslameter range for magnetics researchers, find out that Siskiyou Corporation fibre translators have a soft touch, and look at the latest night vision spectroradiometers from Gamma Scientific. Plus our new 2018 Product Overview brochure and more…

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Superior pitch adjuster screw sets from Kozak Micro are perfectly matched

Kozak Micro manufactures super-smooth adjustment screw sets with threads as fine as 508 TPI (0.05 mm pitch). Available through Elliot Scientific in the UK and Ireland, these adjusters can be purchased in single or OEM quantities.

Proprietary manufacturing on a variety of customised machine tools enables Kozak Micro to produce adjusters in a range of pitches that are superior to industry standards.

Elliot Scientific offers 6 imperial and 4 metric thread pitch ranges of matched-set micropositioning adjustment screws and unbraked bushings that deliver the highest precision and smoothest movement by far for the most demanding of applications. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 


March 2018 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce the Hyperchromator from Mountain Photonics as an efficient tuneable broadband light source, Siskiyou Go Large with bigger IXF mounts in a choice of materials, Gamma Scientific push into the near infra-red with their latest RS-7 SpectralLED light source, and EXFO expand their range of benchtop test and measurement equipment. Plus Magnetism 2018 and Photonex London

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February 2018 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Accurion and their Halcyonics range of vibration isolation systems, take a look at Siskiyou’s probe manipulators for the life scientist interested in electrophysiology, survey the temperature measurement and control equipment from Lake Shore Cryotronics, and announce two new handheld instruments from EXFO for analysing optical powers and frequencies in fibre networks.

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