FCT ACTech is a company which brings scientific methods to combustion engineering for the process industries. In recent years, a subsidiary of FCT has carried out a major research program developing a new suite of on-line analysis instrumentation.
Don Alan has recently delivered a custom design of two modules with Internet connectivity which are tailored to this customer’s requirements. Working with this customer Don Alan provided two modules tailored for FCT ACTech to make the Nova SxD high speed X-Ray detector for lighting fast X-Ray diffraction measurements.
Using state-of-the-art silicon strip detector technology, the Nova SxD offers a high count rate detector for demanding applications where high dynamic range and rapid high quality data collection is required. The Nova SxD detector is maintenance free, not requiring any cooling or detector gas, and comes as a complete system with detector, power supply and interface software, making it immediately ready to use.
“These units have a lot of data going them and we need to get that data from some quite specialized sensors with unique interfaces to a conventional network. Ultimately our contribution was electronics that enables a product. Electronics that simply works and does the job – without design iterations and revisions. Sometimes the best thing we can do for our customers is to make it look easy. We just take the risk and complexity of the electronic aspects of their project away.” said Donald Kay, CEO & Senior Engineer at Don Alan.