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MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power/Energy Meter with Sophisticated Graphical Display and Advanced Math Functions

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power/energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time.

The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline. Available in single and dual-channel versions, the Centauri is compatible with all standard Ophir thermal, photodiode, and pyroelectric sensors, including the award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size sensors.

"Generally, smaller meters have smaller screens and larger screens are only found in bigger and bulkier equipment," stated Gary Wagner, General Manager, Ophir Photonics (U.S.). "The Centauri changes all that with its sleek, modern design. It combines a big screen with a small form factor. That makes it easy to read measurements and to relocate the meter between work stations. Add to that the meter's sophisticated graphical displays and advanced processing and you have all the functionality of a high-end, benchtop instrument in a compact, portable meter."

The Centauri's graphical functions include Digital with Bargraph, Analog Needle, Line Plot, Pulse Chart, Pass/Fail, Position, Stability, and Real Time Statistics displays. The dual channel option supports split and merged graphical displays. Sophisticated power and energy logging allows logging of every point at up to 10kHz. The Centauri's math functions can be mixed together and the results displayed graphically and logged.

Outputs include USB and RS232 for real-time integration into larger systems and USB Flash Drive output for nearly unlimited data storage. A TTL output can be used in conjunction with Pass/Fail limits to inform an outside controller when the source is out of bounds.

Availability & Pricing
The Centauri laser power/energy meter is available now. OEM prices available on request.

Centauri Laser Power/Energy Meter DATA SHEET is available here

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