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Lambda is a leading supplier of characterisation, measurement and analysis equipment, applied to signals from DC to Light. Our company provides hardware, software and integrated solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

  • Energy Storage Application Note – Water Splitting

    Among the solar fuel technologies, water splitting is a relatively mature technology that uses renewable electricity and water to product H₂. Storing renewable energy as H₂ is a solution for the intermittency problem of solar cells and wind turbines. Moreover, a large amount of H₂ is produced in non-renewable ways every day for important industrial processes. Replacing that H₂ by the H₂ obtained using water splitting would significantly reduce the CO₂ emissions and its impact on the climate.

    Optimisation of complete electromechanical devices.

    CLICK HERE to download the full Water Splitting Application Note.

     

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • Engineering Design Show 2020

    Engineering Design Show.

    Innovation, interaction, inspiration, insight.

    Wednesday 14th to Thursday 15th October 2020.

    Erricsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

    Click here for more exhibition information.

  • Catalysis Application Note – CO₂ Hydrogenation

    CO₂ capturing and utilisation technologies have the potential of decreasing the CO₂ emissions that cause climate change. Utilisation of CO₂ also allows to directly recycle the CO₂ produced in the industry to make the process carbon neutral and to produce value-added products (fuels and chemicals). Methanol is an excellent product for CO₂ utilisation, since it is already produced world-wide in large scales to be used as a fuel and a solvent.

    Engineering complex active sites with VSPARTICLE tools

    CLICK HERE to download the full CO₂ Hydrogenation Application Note.

     

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • Catalysis Application Note - Fuel Cells Research

    Fuel cells

    Storing electricity into fuels is a promising way to solve the intermittency problem of solar cells and wind turbines. However, in order to start implementing renewable fuels, the conversion process from these fuels back to electricity needs to be carried out efficiently and cheaply. Fuel cells are devises that can convert a great variety of chemical fuels into electricity and can be operated in a wide range of operational conditions (eg. temperatures).  This way, advances in fuel cells research can make renewable fuels a reality, which can play an important role in the energy transition.

    Challenges
    One of the most important components in a fuel cell are the catalysts in the anode and cathode of the fuel cell. The size and composition of these catalysts need to be optimised to overcome common catalyst issues, such as low activity and catalyst poisoning. However, not only the catalyst properties need to be optimised in fuel cells but also the way the catalyst is integrated into the device, which may consist of a gas diffusion layer, catalyst support and a membrane (see illustration below). Proper integration of these components should maximize the ion conduction and mass transport in the catalyst layer. Therefore, in order for fuel cell applications to have an economical and environmental impact on our society, research tools are needed to speed up the optimisation of the catalyst and its integration into a fuel cell device for specific fuels and applications.

    CLICK HERE to download the full Fuel Cells Research Catalysis Application Note.

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • New MICRON3D green stereo industrial scanner

    The NEW MICRON3D green stereo industrial scanner will be presented for the first time on the British market during the TCT Show in Birmingham, UK 24-26 September 2019.

    Two detectors, measurement with green LED light, total noise reduction, the ability to perform professional 3D scans independent of changes in external lighting conditions... are the main features of the latest product created by specialists from SMARTTECH3D company. MICRON3D green stereo is a revolutionary optical measuring machine dedicated to modern enterprises.

    The best specialists from the SMARTTECH3D company was working for over two and a half years to create an innovative 3D scanner that, thanks to its properties, perfectly fits into the assumptions of the idea of ​​industry 4.0. It is also a response to the demand from the industrial sector, which expects modern quality control devices. That is why SMARTTECH3D has developed a method of measuring with green LED light with a wavelength of 520nm, which, together with the filters used, reduces the impact of lighting changes on measurements. Thanks to this, we can get results up to 30% better than the traditional method of measuring with white light.

    What additionally distinguishes the MICRON3D green stereo scanner among the offers on the market is the use of high-quality two monochrome detectors, which allows for a more accurate representation of the structure of the scanned surface. Each object is scanned in Stereo Mode: from two independent directions at the same time, and the measurement result is a registered common part. The new projection method included in MICRON3D green stereo - Double Directed Stripes (DDS) means that the light stripes are now projected at each object perpendicularly – as were used in previous models and horizontally which is the novelty. Stereo Mode and DDS projection method technology results in lower uncertainty of scanning results, lower number of errors and noise reduction in scanning results.

    The shockproof carbon-fibre cover is temperature resistant while HAPA filers preserve it from dust.

    The MICRON3D green stereo scanner is dedicated mainly to the industrial sector and thanks to its properties it is ideally suited to quality control or reverse engineering.

    The latest SMARTTECH3D scanner will be presented for the first time on the British market during the TCT Show in Birmingham on September 24th-26th, 2019.

    We also invite you to the official lecture at the TCT Introducing Stage, which will take place on September 25th at 15:00. Our products will also be available at stand number E35.

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    About Lambda Photometrics Ltd
    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

    About SMARTTECH Ltd
    SMARTTECH3D is a recognised Polish manufacturer of 3D scanners in the world. The company was founded in 2000. The company's offer includes a full range of professional non-contact measuring devices for various applications, quality control, and reverse engineering software. SMARTTECH provides design-implementation services for advanced machine vision systems and 3D measurement services around the world. Satisfied customers include NASA, Boeing, Lufthansa, Orlen, Military Police, KRONES, Central Office of Measures as well as many educational units.

  • Catalysis Application Note - CO2 Electroreduction

    CO2 Electroreduction

    CO2 electroreduction is a promising technology that uses intermittent renewable electricity and CO2 emissions to product fuels (e.g. methanol) and other economically relevant products (e.g. syngas). One of the great promises of this technology is to recycle the CO2 produced by factories, reducing CO2 emissions and its impact to climate change.

    In order for CO2 electroreduction to play a major role in the energy transition, the main components of a CO2 electroreduction device, the electrocatalysts, need to be optimised to produce fuels or chemicals efficiently and selectively.

    CLICK HERE to download the full Catalysis application note.

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • AN-117 Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss of Hybrid Cables in OPL-MAX

    Obtaining connector-level insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) for hybrid cables is complicated by the different connector types on either end of the cable. Hybrid cables cannot simply be flipped to test the reverse direction when the reference and device under test (DUT) connectors are no longer compatible. A test setup comprised of the OP940 IL and RL Meter with two detectors, the OP725 Benchtop Optical Switch, and OPL-Max Application Software solves the compatibility issue and allows for hybrid cable testing with high speed, accuracy, and repeatability.

    CLICK HERE to download the AN117 application note.

     

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • How Can You Accurately Test Performance of Hybrid Cables?

    Fibre patch cables, also known as patch cord or jumper cables, are fibre optic cables that are terminated with connectors on both ends. When the connector types on each end are different, the cable is aptly dubbed a HYBRID CABLE. These hybrid cables can serve to link otherwise incompatible infrastructure in existing fibre systems, such as those found in networks or data centres. They can be used to connect newer racks to legacy hardware, in distribution hubs to branch lines from high density panels to the nodes they serve, or to connect between devices from different manufacturers.

    How Can You Accurately Test Performance of Hybrid Cables?
    While the hybrid nature of these cables makes them ideal for these types of applications, it does present some challenges when evaluating the performance of the cables, whether during production or prior to installation. Like most other passive components that are added to networks or data centres, hybrid cables typically need to have both sides qualified for insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL), along with interferometry and visual inspection.

    The challenge comes from mating the different connectors of the hybrid cable to the reference cables and detectors used to measure IL and RL, which must be done since each side of the cable must be tested. This can be achieved by having twice as many reference cables and detectors, two of each in the case of a simplex cable.

    Tailored Solution for a Challenging Problem
    The OP940 IL and RL meter serves as the base for our simplex hybrid cable test system, built with two detectors to accommodate the different connectors. Introducing the OP725 optical switch allows us to use two reference cables by toggling which cable the light travels through.
    This configuration provides both ease of use and flexibility. Having multiple reference cables connected at once allows the user to test both sides of the device under test without having to swap cables in and out. This particular example uses LC and SC cables, but testing different connector types is as simple as substituting different reference cables. A similar substitution can be done for the adapters on the detectors. In fact, if the different connectors have the same size ferrule (i.e. FC and SC), the configuration can be simplified to use one detector with a universal adapter.

    A Note on Hybrid Mating Adapters:
    While hybrid mating adapters can allow different connector types to be mated together, these types of adapters can cause issues for IL testing. LC to SC mating adapters in particular often induce extra loss into the measurements. The difference in ferrule size between the two connector types makes their connection within the hybrid mating adapter unreliable for IL testing. For this reason, the better approach is to use a different reference cable for each type of connector being tested.

    CLICK HERE to download further information.

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • OptoTest Releases 16f MTP, Duplex LC, and CS Adapters for the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere

    OptoTest is pleased to announce the release of new adapters for testing duplex LC (including unibody), 16f MTP, and CS connectors. With these adapters, insertion loss and return loss are tested across all fibres of the connectors without the need for moving or sliding the adapter.

    The new adapters were designed for the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere to expand the testing capabilities of existing systems. Using the same magnetic interface as existing OP-SPHR adapters, the new adapters are easily interchangeable to accommodate testing hybrid cables and help to promote highly flexible production environments.

    A redesign of the OP-SPHR accommodates the higher fibre density that these new adapters call for and is backwards-compatible to existing adapters and applications, all while maintaining the stability and repeatability that OptoTest is known for. As the needs of customers evolve, they are committed to being a leader of innovation in fibre optic testing.

    For further information, application support, demo or quotation requests  please contact us on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • Lambda Photometrics Ltd partners with VSPARTICLE BV

    Lambda Photometrics has been appointed the technical distributor for VSPARTICLE in the UK and Ireland in support of the growth in the production and use of nanoparticles for a wide variety of applications. The nano particle generator, sizer and deposition chambers can be used to rapidly produce consistent materials at ambient temperatures without the need for highly complex processes.

    Ian Ramsay, Lambda’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that VSPARTICLE BV have chosen to work with Lambda in the UK and Ireland. VSPARTICLE 's innovative and simple to operate equipment can only be of benefit to our customers that need to produce nanoparticles for example, in the areas of Catalysis, Toxicology, micro and nano sensor fabrication, etc. We are all excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to working with the VSPARTICLE team”.

    Maarten Kamp, VSP Global Operations Manager, “We see a trend world-wide in combining expertise in characterisation, measurement and analysis with novel synthesis tools, so there is a strong connection between the activities of  Lambda and VSP. With their great team and extensive experience in sales and support we believe this will be an important collaboration to further speed up research, looking forward to it!”

    A table-top, user-friendly nanoparticle generator that is the basis of all VSPARTICLE products. With the VSP-G1, a stable and clean flow of well-defined pure nanoparticles can be generated, without the use of precursors, surfactants or highly complex equipment.

    Follow the links to see VSPs latest innovations:

    VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator

    VSP-A1 Diffusion Deposition

    VSP-A2 Filtration Deposition

    VSP-A3 Impaction Deposition

    Changing the Future with the touch of a button video: click here to see the video from VSPARTICLE.

    About Lambda Photometrics (Lambda)
    Lambda Photometrics Ltd is a leading supplier of equipment, for the characterisation, measurement and analysis of materials and devices.  Celebrating over 40 years of sales and support in the UK and Ireland, Lambda staff pride themselves on understanding customers applications and providing excellent communication, support and advice.

    About VSPARTICLE BV
    Born out of the TU Delft research and with over 20 years experience in the synthesis of aerosols, VSPARTICLE develop and manufacture equipment to enable automated nanoparticle production, applied to most elements in the periodic table.  We support this process by making nanoparticle-based manufacturing as easy as pushing a button and providing research and industry with the tools to rapidly advance the field of nanotechnology.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineers please email us at contact@lambdaphoto.co.uk  or call us on 01582 764334.

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