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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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Laser users love novel flip filter design that modifies eye protection

NoIR LaserShields are now shipping the CE-certified Frame 40 spectacle. With its novel flip mechanism, which allows for a secondary filter to be brought into play in certain applications, users can benefit in situations where a modification of the passband of the fixed filter is required.

In this example, the fixed filter is FG1 glass for IR sources above 900 nm, and the secondary filter is the AXX which blocks UV and IR in between 700 and 900 nm.

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For more information about this and other laser and high intensity light source protection filters from NoIR, contact us now.


December 2016 Newsletter Out Now

December 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2016 Newsletter: In this issue we cover the new range of Vibrating Sample Magnetometers designed by Lake Shore Cryotronics for materials characterisation science, look at the latest laser filters from eye protection specialist NoIR LaserShields, and find out about distributed temperature and stress measurement with Nufern’s speciality fibre-optics and Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry from OZ Optics.

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More laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields continues to expand their range of CE-approved filters for laser safety. Recent additions include the CT2 for use in the visible, and CTR, HYG and YGH filters for the infrared region of the spectrum.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers and other ultra-bright light sources
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and clinicians)
  • Laser pens (For pilots and the emergency services)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. Academics, beauticians, clinicians et al, we can protect your eyes from laser mishaps.

Contact us with details of your laser or ultra-bright light source application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters for spectacle frames or goggles.


More eye protection from lasers: NoIR LaserShields expands range in UK

With the news of multiple high-profile incidents involving laser pens being pointed at passenger aircraft; Elliot Scientific welcomes the recent addition of four more CE-certified laser filters and several new stylish frames to our existing NoIR LaserShields® range. The filters are:female-31

AG4 – blocks UV and 532 nm green light sources

YG5 – blocks IR lasers operating around 1064 nm

RT1 & RT2  – attenuate UV, 532 nm green and near-IR from about 800 to 1064 nm, making them ideal for visual alignment applications or laser pointer protection

Eyes can be permanently damaged by direct or reflected exposure to lasers, high-power LEDs and plasmas – arc welding for example.

NoIR safety eyewear is designed to absorb specific light energies, and must be selected by considering source wavelength(s) and peak irradiance, required optical density (OD), visual light transmittance, field of view, effects on natural colour rendition and frame comfort.

A number of frame styles are now also available in white, while an extra small model has been introduced for petite faces, adolescents and pre-teens. This will allow paediatric, medical and dental services involving laser treatments to offer better eye protection for children.

Your eyesight is important! Please contact us if you work with, or might be affected by, lasers or any other intense light source.

Retinal injury occurs from exposure to visible, such as the possible Blue Light Hazard effect, or near IR energy (400-1400 nm), while corneal or lens damage results from UV (190-400 nm) and IR (1400-11000 nm) exposure.

 

 


New additions to laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields has had ten of their existing filters for laser safety CE-approved. These are the: 10, 50, 60, 90, 92, 5032, 6032, RT1, RT2 and YG4.

NoIR also revealed, at the recent Laser World of Photonics exhibition, a breakthrough polymer filter for Holmium-doped fibre lasers operating between 2 and 3 microns – the HOY.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and Clinicians)
  • Laser pens (Pilots and Police)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. From academics, beauticians and clinicians… we protect the alphabet of laser users. Contact us with details of your laser or application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters, spectacle frames or goggles.


July 2015 Newsletter Out Now

July 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce Energetiq’s new EQ-400 high power, ultra-bright Laser-Driven Light Source, reveal new filters for laser safety eyewear from NoIR LaserShields and Honeywell Sperian, uncover the latest in temperature and hydrogen gas resistant coatings on Nufern fibres, look forward to future events, the International Year of Light and more…

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Countdown to Photonex 2014 – only 4 weeks to go!

Photonex2013_1Next month sees the opening of Photonex 2014 – the showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue, and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

We will be displaying the Mad City Labs nanopositioning range, our own portfolio of Elliot|Martock micropositioning systems and accessories, and other piezo-driven systems from mechOnics.

Lasers from IPG Photonics, Integrated Optics, and FEMTOLASERS will be on show, along with Honeywell Sperian and NoIR Laser protective eyewear. In addition, the latest version of the popular laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq will be demonstrated alongside Spatial Light Modulators and diffractive optics from Holoeye.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand on October 15th or 16th, where you will also discover an exciting new range of products we are introducing.

For information about the Show, visit the Photonex website.


Photonex UK and InterOpto Japan open this week: Elliot Scientific attending both

Wednesday sees the opening of the 22nd Photonex, the UK’s showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue for the show and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

Photonex 2013We will be demonstrating our Elliot|Martock range of precision micropositioning stages, fibre launch, and waveguide alignment systems, plus the piezo-driven nanopositioning systems of Mad City Labs . Experience the amazing super-fine and super-smooth 254 TPI precision screw adjusters of Kozak Micro, and the controlability of the mechOnics‘ piezo inertial drives.

The ground-breaking laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq is present, while lasers from IPG Photonics and Femtolasers will be shown alongside our ranges of protective laser eyewear.  The popular Spatial Light Modulator range from Holoeye, is also being put through its paces .

On the same day, InterOpto, a major Far East photonics exhibition, opens. It is taking place in Yokohama, Japan and Elliot Scientific will be there, joining our Japanese distributor Autex in Booth I-057 to demonstrate our Flexure StagesMiniature Slides and a full working Optical Tweezers System.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stands from October 16th to demonstrate these products and more.

For information about these shows, visit the Photonex and InterOpto websites.


August 2013 Newsletter Out Now

August 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at NoIR LaserShields, the OZPEN carbon dioxide cleaning system for optics, FEMTOLASERS’ new datasheets, CRAIC Technologies’ new software, Kinetic Systems’ new mounts, QuAMP 2013, and more.

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NoIR LaserShields® introduced by Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific’s existing laser safety portfolio is now complemented by our introduction of the NoIR LaserShields® eyewear product range.

NoIR LaserShields®, who have been manufacturing laser safety eyewear for multiple applications since 1996 following its creation by parent company NoIR Medical Technologies, offer a comprehensive group of filters for protection against specific or combined laser wavelengths, a broad choice of frames to suit your face and pocket, and additional products for patient/client protection and pilots.

More details on the NoIR LaserShields® Elliot Scientific offers can be found within the comprehensive product pages that show the filter groups, frame styles, and extras, along with datasheets and CE Certificates.

If you have a requirement for laser eye protection, do contact us for advice on choosing the right eyewear as we always recommend you consult your laser safety officer, appropriate laser safety standards, and/or laser system documentation to ensure correct choice of eyewear and safe laser use.

Remember, laser safety eyewear only offers protection against incidental exposure to specified beam energies so incorrect choice and use may lead to serious personal injury or blindness.


Laser Protection from Honeywell Sperian: New Prices and Products for 2013

Sperian Laser Safety EyewearHoneywell Sperian, a trusted and leading brand in laser eye protection, has released a new price and product list for 2013.

The revised range of polymer and glass-based styles, which are designed to maximise visibility while providing unsurpassed attenuation, have been complemented with the Laser-Gard® range of aviation spectacles – to protect pilots against the hazard of laser pointers – and configurable optical table laser barrier systems.

In addition, Honeywell Sperian also offer a range of protective goggles and window materials for use in the laser lab.

Manufactured to stringent European and ANSI standards in an ISO certified state-of-the-art facility, Honeywell Sperian’s products offer superior performance, with their eyewear ensuring comfort and style like no others.

To discuss you laser safety requirements, please contact us.