Is your facility using particle counters? If so, you have most likely experienced one or more laser failures by now and learned all about the costs associated with equipment downtime, renting equipment, expensive repairs, expensive re-calibration costs, freight costs and delays and then often having to re-program equipment onsite before it can be placed back online.
IT’S 2017 AND BETTER, SMARTER SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE FOR SOME YEARS NOW
Laser diodes commonly fail in many particle instruments after about 4 to 5 years. If you are long term user of particle counters, then you will most likely already know this. Some particle instruments however such as Lighthouse Particle Counters utilize the latest ultra-long life laser diode technology with a greater than 20 YEAR MTBF (meantime before failure). The great news is that these particle instruments cost NO more and can easily integrate into existing or new monitoring systems and facilities.
This better diode technology is what all of the new facilities we work with are using and countless other facilities are now upgrading to. Most URS documents we receive even now mandate ultra-long life laser diode technology knowing this will reduce their ongoing costs and save them valuable time and money over the life of each and every particle counter.