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CRAIC Technologies launch GeoImage™ for petrographic analysis

GeoImage™ is the latest Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System from CRAIC Technologies and is used to determine the grade of coal and coke by vitrinite reflectance as per the ISO 7404-5 and ASTM D2798 standards. These procedures ensure that coal blends used in energy generation and steel making are optimal and consistent from batch to batch.

Designed for use with petrographic microscopes, GeoImage™ can also be used in conjunction with CRAIC’s microspectrometers to also acquire reflectance and fluorescence spectra of coal samples, and take high resolution colour images too.

GeoImage™ also features an automated point counting module where hundreds of points are measured on the sample. Using statistical data analysis, the amount of vitrinite* in the coal blend, its thermal maturity and thus its energy content can be quickly determined.

For more information about GeoImage™ and other products from CRAIC Technologies, please contact us.

* Vitrinite is a maceral of coal and is comprised of various polymers, cellulose and lignin. Measuring the amount of light reflected by vitrinite macerals is a key test to determine the thermal maturity of the coal blend and its suitability for steel production. The procedure has been standardised by a number of international bodies including both ISO and ASTM.

 

 

 

 

 


Oxford Lasers’ Micromachiner Makes Light… Work!

Oxford Lasers' Alpha Micromachining System

Containing many features found only in larger systems, the Oxford Lasers’ Alpha is an extremely capable micromachining system for metals, ceramics or polymers that fits onto a tabletop-sized workbench. It is suitable for R&D and small scale production of parts up to 200 mm in diameter.

The system’s Cimita control software brings vision, motion and laser control together into a single, simple interface making Alpha easy to use. Initial choice of laser, scanners, stages and trepanning heads required for the work that you want to carry out is best determined in conjunction with our knowledgable experts — so you know your system will work straight out of the box. Applications include:Oxford Lasers' Alpha Micromachining System

  • Process development
  • Small-scale production
  • Sample preparation
  • Diamond milling
  • Foil cutting
  • University Labs

For more information on this versatile system, please contact us.


Tabletop laser micromachining is Alpha’s forté

Oxford Lasers' Alpha Micromachining System

Containing many features found only in larger systems, the Oxford Lasers’ Alpha is an extremely capable micromachining system for metals, ceramics or polymers that fits onto a tabletop-sized workbench. It is suitable for R&D and small scale production of parts up to 200 mm in diameter.

The system’s Cimita control software brings vision, motion and laser control together into a single, simple interface making Alpha easy to use. Initial choice of laser, scanners, stages and trepanning heads required for the work that you want to carry out is best determined in conjunction with our knowledgable experts — so you know your system will work straight out of the box. Applications include:Oxford Lasers' Alpha Micromachining System

  • Process development
  • Small-scale production
  • Sample preparation
  • Diamond milling
  • Foil cutting
  • University Labs

For more information, please contact us.