FLIR Systems has announced the new SC8400/SC6500 series of thermal-imaging cameras. Equipped with a cooled InSb detector that produces crisp 1280 × 1024-pixel thermal images, both measure temperatures up to 3000°C with an accuracy of ± 1°C or ± 1%. They come with a full range of connectivity options. For further details, tel +33 160 370 100, e-mail or visit

Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd has introduced copper foam that combines the thermal conductivity of copper with the structural benefits of a metal foam. The foam matrix is completely repeatable, regular and uniform throughout the material, yielding a rigid, highly porous and permeable structure with a controlled density of metal per unit volume. It is available in standard pore sizes of 2, 4, 8, and 16 pores per cm, with densities of 3–12%. For more information, tel +44 1480 424 800, e-mail or see

Optical Surfaces Ltd has announced mounts designed to support mirrors in applications where stability is important, such as off-axis parabola, spheres and flats. Constructed in black, anodized aluminium, four models provide a stable platform for mirror diameters from 100 mm to 254 mm. Angular alignment can be made about two axes by means of dual-action adjusters with fine screw and ultrafine differential micrometer action. For further details, tel +44 208 668 6126, e-mail or visit

Resolve Optics Ltd has introduced a new 15 mm focal-length f2 lens that delivers high image resolution and minimal geometric distortion from 400–750 nm. Manufactured to the highest quality standards from cerium-doped glass or synthetic silica, it can withstand exposure of up to 53 kGy and temperatures of up to 55°C without discolouration. Available in 6 mm, 9 mm, 15 mm and 25 mm fixed-focus formats for use with 1/2", 2/3" and 1" CCTV cameras. For more information, tel +44 1494 777 100, e-mail or visit

Telonic Instruments has introduced the TOS5300 range of Hipot (Flash) withstanding-voltage and insulation-resistance testers manufactured by Kikusui in Japan. The three models are designed for use in tests to help ensure the safety of electrical equipment. They offer control over the rise and fall time for the test voltage and a stable output unaffected by mains voltage variations. Upper and lower current limits can be set within the range of 0.01–110 mA in AC mode and 0.01–11 mA in DC mode. For further details, tel +44 118 978 6911, or e-mail

Wavelength Electronics has announced the PTC series PCB-mount temperature controllers, which operate from a single power supply between 5 V and 30 V. Two models drive ±5 A or ±10 A to a Peltier thermoelectric cooler or a resistive heater, and mount directly onto a circuit board. They interface with a variety of temperature sensors and the bias current is adjustable. For more details, contact Lisa Mueller, tel +1 406 587 4910, e-mail or visit