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Light source provides versatility
Homan observes, "It's simple for the user to unplug and replug a new LED module into this device," and adds that the unit is designed to accept upgrades easily. The Colibri unit controls LEDs opto-electronically, thus preventing vibration that reduces image quality. The product's LEDs provide high-contrast images that permit users to detect weak signals and fine details.
Freeze dryers speed process
Thompson notes that the Revo series dryers use exposed-coil condensers. As ice builds up on the coils, their surface area increases, thus resulting in more efficient condensing. In addition, the dryers include numeric and graphic data collection as a standard feature, which Thompson remarks is uncommon for such units. The machines also offer 10 ft2 of total shelf area, more than that of comparable systems, Thompson observes.
Process indicator simplifies control
Users can link the indicator to a computer network through the device's Ethernet interface. The machine can thus instantly transmit weight values and process-status messages. Rodina says the indicator has "an upgraded processor in it, so the process time is much improved." Fieldbus allows the unit to be integrated into automation systems easily.
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