Flexible Keyboard Tester
This device is used for testing the resistive, capacitive
and bitmapping properties of all types of flexible keyboards
in order to detect their defects (short circuits and open
circuits) during manufacturing.
The system has been used in manufacturing flexible keyboards
and keypads for lottery terminals and some models of automatic
teller machines. The result has been a considerable improvement
Antistatic Detection Probe
This is an electronic circuit board with embedded software
that makes it possible to determine the surface resistance
and antistatic capacity of materials. The small device,
which is held in one hand, automatically selects a sensitivity
scale depending on the material.
Optical Etchings Location Device
Manufacturers of optical discs and eyeglass lenses place
faint engravings (± 5 microns) on their surface,
marking the focal point, the position of progressive focal
points, etc. When an anti-scratch or anti-glare coating
is applied to the surface of the lens, these marks are
no longer visible using conventional reflective methods.
Using a laser light source and an optical diffusion system,
this device makes it possible to locate the guides. To this
end, the disc or lens is placed on a turntable that is moved
along two axes by servomotors.
Self-Diagnostic System for Telephone Lines
A micromodule placed at the entry point of each residential
line and a diagnostic device installed in the telephone
exchange allow telephone companies to perform periodic
automatic testing of their lines. This device provides
precise diagnostics even if one of a line’s two wires
is cut. The company for which this product was designed
and built already holds a patent for this application.
Nanometric Layer Generator
With extreme precision, this device produces atomic-scale
layers of material using different molecules and particles
fed into it. Highly automated, fast and efficient, it can
cover large surfaces with one or more nanometric layers.
High Voltage Detector
This device detects the presence of direct or induced current
on high-voltage electrical transmission lines (35 kV).
It establishes its grounding reference using a radio link.
It is used by maintenance personnel at Hydro-Québec’s