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INFICON received two R&D 100 Awards for their Micro GC Fusion and Stripe Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge. Referred to as the “Oscars of Invention,” the R&D100 Awards recognize the top 100 technology products of the past year.
The two winning Inficon products for the R&D 'Oscar' Awards were the micro GC fusion and the stripe capacitation diaphragm gauge. The micro GC fusion is the first temperature programmable Micro GC that offers fast temperature ramping using capillary columns. It expands the horizons of fast and transportable gas chromatograph (GC) applications with innovations needed for accurate on-site analysis. Building on proven Micro GC technology, coupled with rapid temperature ramping, Micro GC Fusion covers up to C12 gas phase analysis with excellent sensitivity and repeatability.
Meanwhile the Stripe High-speed Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge provides a 0.33 ms refresh rate and a response time of less than 1.0 ms. Stripe is 20 times faster than the current industry standard for vacuum pressure measurement. Operators see pressure fluctuations that were previously averaged out. Stripe also allows for fast, precise pressure regulation, which is of great importance in the process industry.