Laser Photonics Introduces the CleanTech™ Titan Large Format Laser Cleaning System

Laser Photonics Introduces the CleanTech™ Titan

Large Format Platform for Surface Cleaning and Preparation

Orlando, Florida – Fonon Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of CleanTech™ Titan, the latest in their CleanTech product line. Marketed under the Laser Photonics™ brand, the industrial-grade CleanTech laser products are used for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. CleanTech Titan is based on Laser Photonics’ large stationary flatbed platform with sizes up to a 6’ x 13’ flatbed.

The large format allows for applications such as cleaning automotive tire rims, mold cleaning, phlanges for the oil and gas industry, or even sheets for a hull. CleanTech laser systems offer a non-abrasive cleaning system that is safer, easier, and more eco-friendly than traditional methods of surface cleaning. Incorporating proprietary Flexion technology allows the CleanTech systems to clean materials more quickly and more fully than other systems on the market.

CleanTech Titan Large Format Laser Cleaning

“Fonon is proud to offer yet another CleanTech system for those who specifically need large format, high throughput equipment.” said Dmitriy Nikitin, CTO of Fonon. “Now we have a complete product line to offer companies anywhere from small machine shops to large global corporations.”

Some of the features and benefits of the CleanTech Titan include a Direct Drive Motion System, an integrated laser and cooling system, and industrial-grade reliablility with a MTBF of 100,000 hours.

Included in the product line are the CleanTech Megacenter, also a stationary unit, and the portable CleanTech Handheld which is useful in the field or on the factory floor. Made in the USA, the CleanTech systems operate with full compliance to OSHA, FDA, CDRH conforming to “Push a Button” laser safety industrial operation. The CleanTech systems offer Class 1 enclosures for the Class 4 lasers. Additionally, CleanTech has an integrated dust and residue collection system and can allow for a 3D scanner option to clean parts with complicated shapes. To learn more, visit Laser Photonics

 

Fonon Introduces Flexion™ Technology in CleanTech Laser Surface Cleaning Products

Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2017 – Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON) today announced the release of Flexion™ technology to be incorporated in the CleanTech™ product line. Marketed under the Laser Photonics™ brand, CleanTech laser products are used for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. The newly released CleanTech systems offer a non-abrasive cleaning process that is safer and more eco-friendly.

Flexion technology provides a distinct advantage over other laser cleaning systems on the market. Flexion technology allows CleanTech to remove rust, paint, anodization, and other surface materials in areas that are typically difficult to reach. Most other systems are statically positioned which limits the laser cleaning ability to only the static path of the trajectory beam.

As an analogy, imagine the sun and the direction of its rays hitting an object at 12 o’clock noon. The sun’s rays either hit the object directly over the top or depending on the object’s angle from the sun, it will hit the side of the object that is exposed to the sun’s rays, thereby leaving the other areas unaffected.

The CleanTech Megacenter with Flexion technology offers a motion control stage that operates in both x and y axis, allowing the ability to move in various directions and clean nested parts under the path of the trajectory beam path (Figure 1). This unique technology allows the laser cleaning process to efficiently affect 100% of all sides of the exposed parts. The Megacenter is available as a standalone or can easily be integrated into a production line.

Flexion Technology in Cleantech laser cleaning products “Fonon’s Flexion technology opens the door for smaller companies to adopt the most advanced laser technology for modern manufacturing,” said Dmitriy Nikitin, CEO of Fonon. “Unlike other products, which are often simplistic and sometimes not even safe; we have invested the effort, the degree of difficulty, and the vision needed to build our Laser Cleaning Equipment with full compliance to OSHA, FDA, CDRH conforming to Class 1 Laser Safety “Push a Button” Industrial Operation. We are proud that our advanced line of CleanTech products is unmatched in the industry for meeting safety requirements and turnkey operation.”

Dr. Nikitin continued,“We’ve already started booking orders for the first U.S.-based line of industrial laser cleaning equipment and the applications are endless; whether it’s aerospace depainting, marine rust removal, automotive pre-welding ablation, or hi-tech parts cleaning for bonding applications.”

Made in America, Laser Photonics’ CleanTech product line can be used for various applications across a multitude of industries including:

  • paint and epoxy removal for items such as aviation parts
  • mold cleaning for the rubber and tire industries
  • weld preparation
  • metal parts cleaning
  • anodizing removal
  • surface conditioning for better adhesion
  • corrosion removal for items such as surgical instruments
  • rust removal
  • degreasing

Included in the line are the CleanTech Megacenter Stationary Unit; and the portable CleanTech Handheld which is useful in the field or on the factory floor. The CleanTech systems offer Class 1 enclosures for Class 4 lasers.  Additionally, CleanTech has an integrated dust and residue collection system and can allow for a 3D scanner option to clean parts with complicated shapes. To learn more, visit http://www.laserphotonics.us/

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Fonon Corporation Unveils Update to Laser Marking Systems for Circumferential Marking Applications

Latest system more economical, efficient than dot peen or inkjet marking

LAKE MARY, FL, April 11, 2016 – Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON)  today announced an update to the LaserTower Professional CM Series, a line of direct parts marking system with advanced programming capabilities and an integrated rotary axis, providing the ability to perform full circumferential marking of cylindrical items.  The LaserTower Professional CM can now processes the widest variety of industrial materials of any laser, including materials made from highly-reflective metals.

Equipped with a removable rotary indexer, the LaserTower Professional CM scribes text, barcodes, 2D codes, custom artwork, and other images or graphics onto curved, arched, or rounded surfaces of a production line component.  The system is also designed for marking flat, non-curved objects.

The LaserTower Professional CM provides a fast, simple way to mark, etch, engrave, or ablate the widest possible variety of industrial materials, from plastics, wood, marble, stone, and fabrics to highly-reflective metals such as aluminum, chrome, steel, copper, brass, and titanium.  It also works well with composites, acrylics, wood, and fabrics.

A member of the Laser Photonics product family, the updated system now ships with either a standard CO2 laser for processing organic materials and plastics or a fiber laser for processing most inorganic materials and metals.

The advanced fiber laser option is ideal for marking and engraving highly-reflective metal parts, and allows the LaserTower Professional CM to mark and engrave metal at a speed more than three times that of CO2 lasers of equal wattage. Power consumption by the advanced laser is less than one quarter the consumption of a comparable C02 marking system, and the advanced laser is maintenance-free and requires no consumables.

Industries which process highly-reflective metals, including manufacturers of construction equipment, aluminum vehicles, kitchenware, copper and brass gaskets, food processing equipment of any kind, and materials used in the aerospace and defense industries can now avail of advanced laser marking capabilities.

Currently used for direct parts marking in a wide variety of industries, the LaserTower Professional CM is ideal for marking pipes, baseball bats, tubes, automobile shocks and other parts, metal bars, backlit buttons, and medical devices.  The system is capable of marking the most delicate, sensitive components without disrupting the surface finish or changing dimensions, and the resulting mark is not affected by metal finishing processes that may be performed after marking.

The updated system includes a removable rotary motor to mark raster images on cylindrical parts as large as 19” x 19” x 8.” Operators can take advantage of the large chamber size by removing the rotary indexer, and mark flat parts as large as 31” x 19” x 10.”  Additional custom sizes are available, and systems can be built to address specialized applications.

“Customer communication and input are two of the driving forces behind innovation at Fonon,” said Ben English, Chief Marketing Officer of Fonon. “High speed, high quality, and permanent marking solutions continue to replace slower and less-reliable technologies such as dot-pin stamping or inkjet marking.  Fonon has developed a value-priced, durable laser processing platform that incorporates high performance and ease of use.  We’re proud to introduce such a complete solution to the marketplace.  The LaserTower Professional CM is truly a no-compromise solution for our customers.”

The LaserTower Professional CM Series is currently in production.  Contact Fonon for more details.

About Fonon Corporation

Fonon designs laser-based material processing technologies for advanced industrial manufacturing and manufactures state of the art equipment utilizing those technologies.  The company products empower manufacturers in the areas of application-specific 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing), and 2D and 3D laser cutting, marking and engraving applications (subtractive manufacturing).  Our products and technologies are used today in every sector of any manufacturing industry from food and beverage to medical, aerospace and semiconductor.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving risks and uncertainties. Results, events and performances could vary from those contemplated. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results, expressed or implied, to differ from predicted outcomes. Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to product demand, market competition and the company’s ability to meet current and future plans. Investors should study and understand all risks before making an investment decision. Readers are recommended not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Fonon is not obligated to publicly release revisions to any forward-looking statement, to reflect events or circumstances afterward, or to disclose unanticipated occurrences except as required under applicable law.

Fonon Corporation Announces Laser Marking Systems for Ballistics Identification Applications

Controversial microstamping identification requirements now achievable via advanced laser marking and engraving systems

LAKE MARY, FL, April 3, 2016 – Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON) today announced application-specific advancements in the controversial area of microstamping, a method of tracing bullet casings and cartridges back to the weapons from which they were fired.  The application involves using the advanced laser technology found in Laser Photonics systems to engrave microscopic markings onto the tip of a firing pin or onto the breech face of a firearm; individually-identifiable markings are transferred to the cartridge by the pressure created when a round is fired.

Variants of the controversial law, first signed in 2007 in California by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and currently under consideration in seven other states, mandate that certain types of firearms be fitted with at least two mechanisms inside the internal workings of the gun which imprint microscopic serial numbers onto the cartridge.  Under these laws, each serial number must be unique to the gun from which it was fired.

Expenses associated with compliance have proven prohibitive. Citing increased costs of manufacturing, the two largest handgun manufacturers in the U.S., Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., announced in 2014 their intent to stop selling new semi-automatic handguns in California.

Previous methods for physically creating a reliable microstamp on the highly-reflective metal parts used in firearm construction, including dot peen marking, have proven ineffective, creating microstamps which lose definition and clarity as the weapon is repeatedly fired.  Conventional laser marking methods, involving CO2 lasers, are not effective or efficient at marking highly-reflective metal parts.

Fonon’s advanced laser technology supports a variety of microstamping applications for firearms, and is particularly effective at marking and engraving highly-reflective metal surfaces, including all metals used in firearm construction.  When compared to contemporary CO2 laser technology of equal wattage, Fonon laser technology is three times faster when processing steel.

Power consumption by Fonon laser equipment is less than five percent the consumption of a comparable C02 system, and the lifespan of Fonon equipment is rated at a five to ten times longer.  Additionally, the Fonon laser is maintenance-free and requires no consumables.

Laser marking, engraving, and cutting systems in the Laser Photonics product family have been selling into the gun manufacturing industry for several years, used to engrave designs, unique identifiers, and inventory numbers on such items as barrels, handles, and hammer pins.

“The Laser Photonics MegaCenter, the Canyon deep engraving system, and several of our specialized systems have proven quite popular in the gun manufacturing and weapons accessory industries,” said Jay Schlegel, vice president of Fonon Corporation. “The microstamping requirement is controversial and potentially costly for firearm manufacturers and consumers, but the capability of our systems to rapidly and accurately engrave highly-reflective metal surfaces will certainly shoulder the burden of satisfying the requirement, and in the long run reduce costs.”

Laser marking, engraving, and cutting systems from Fonon are now available for microstamping and other weapons marking and manufacturing applications.

For more information on ammunition microstamping, see the Fonon blog articles on “Laser Marking for Microstamping and Ballistics Identification,” by following this link, and “Best Practices in Weapons Marking, Etching, and Engraving,” by following this link, or contact Fonon for additional details.

About Fonon Corporation

Fonon designs laser-based material processing technologies for advanced industrial manufacturing and manufactures state of the art equipment utilizing those technologies.  The company products empower manufacturers in the areas of application-specific 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing), and 2D and 3D laser cutting, marking and engraving applications (subtractive manufacturing).  Our products and technologies are used today in every sector of any manufacturing industry from food and beverage to medical, aerospace and semiconductor.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving risks and uncertainties. Results, events and performances could vary from those contemplated. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results, expressed or implied, to differ from predicted outcomes. Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to product demand, market competition and the company’s ability to meet current and future plans. Investors should study and understand all risks before making an investment decision. Readers are recommended not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Fonon is not obligated to publicly release revisions to any forward-looking statement, to reflect events or circumstances afterward, or to disclose unanticipated occurrences except as required under applicable law.

SOURCE: Fonon Corporation

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Laser Marking for Microstamping and Ballistics Identification
Best Practices in Weapons Marking, Etching, and Engraving

Fonon Corporation Introduces Updated Mid-sized CNC Laser Cutting System

CNC-programmable SBM-1200FL combines plug and play industrial laser metal processing and a compact 4 x 4 form factor

LAKE MARY, FL, March 28, 2016 – Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON) today unveiled the newest addition to its line of industrial mid-size CNC laser metal cutting, marking, and engraving systems, the SBM-1200FL.  The SBM-1200FL benefits from the same improvements made recently to its Titan FX line of laser metal cutting systems, including the latest advancements in laser technology, user interface improvements familiar to any CNC machinist, and additional hardware improvements—all in a four by four form factor.

Available standard with Fonon’s advanced laser technology, the SBM-1200FL is offered in a wide range of customizable laser wattages, up to 1kW.  Its advanced laser eliminates the external mirrors and delicate equipment which plague flying optics systems, instead delivering the laser via progressive fiber optics and allowing the beam to achieve cutting speeds of three to four times that of other cutting systems of comparable wattage.

The SBM-1200FL can processes the widest range of industrial materials possible, and its advanced laser is particularly effective at cutting highly-reflective metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, titanium, stainless steel, nickel and bronze.

Programmable by any machinist in native G-code, the SBM-1200FL is driven by a PC-based CNC closed-loop motion control unit.

As with other recent product releases in the Laser Photonics family, the SBM-1200FL is equipped standard with Direct Drive Motion System technology, a magnetic, linear drive system which effectively levitates the cutting head smoothly and quickly across the working surface area.

“The rising tide of customer demand for industrial laser processing in a four by four form factor continues to direct a spotlight on the SBM-1200FL,” said Jay Schlegel, vice president of Fonon Corporation. “The ability for machinists to program the system natively in G-code, the most widely-used programming language for computer-aided manufacturing, combined with the latest advancements in laser technology, place the SBM-1200FL as a crowning addition to our flat-bed laser cutting lines. “

Fonon’s advanced laser cutting technology is scheduled to be included as optional equipment in all cutting, marking, and engraving products available under the Laser Photonics brand during Q2 2016.

The SBM-1200FL is available immediately.

Fonon Corporation’s Micro-Stamping Technology Enhances Ballistics Identification Allowing Traceability to Firearms

Micro-engraving unique ID Codes on firing pins provide forensic scientist with new tools for solving crime scenes

LAKE MARY, FL-(August 18th, 2015)- Fonon Corporation (“Fonon”) is pleased to announce recent advances in laser micro-engraving technology allowing the precise, microscopic stamping of unique ID codes on firing pins making it possible to link shell casings recovered at crime scenes to the firearm that fired them.  When the firearm is discharged, a unique alpha-numeric code identifying the weapon’s make, model and serial number is “fingerprinted” onto the primer or rim of the cartridge case.

Fonon’s advanced micro-stamping technology now provides firearm manufacturers with new tools that help law enforcement deter gun trafficking.  Traffickers generally purchase guns with the intent to illegally transfer the weapon to others.  Traffickers who purchases guns for this purpose would now be on notice that the cartridge shell could be used to trace the gun back to them if the gun was used in the commission of a crime.

081815The American Bar Association (ABA) has recommended that federal, state, and territorial governments enact microstamping laws that would enable law enforcement officers to identify the weapon used in a crime and the purchaser of the firearm.  The ABA concluded, “Microstamping technology will be a material aid to law enforcement in the effort to solve crimes committed by use of guns.”  With California taking the lead, similar legislation continues to be discussed in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Wisconsin and Illinois with other states monitoring the legislation progress.

 

About Fonon Corporation

Fonon Corporation is the recognized leader of industrial-grade 3D Additive and Subtractive laser-based material processing systems.  Our systems are used world-wide in the semiconductor, flat panel display, automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries with a portfolio of intellectual property, knowhow & inventions placing our company in the unique position to offer both standard 3D material processing systems or our specialty of tooling 3D laser-based transforming systems designed around the unique applications of our customers.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
NOTE: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving risks and uncertainties. Results, events and performances could vary from those contemplated. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results, expressed or implied, to differ from predicted outcomes. Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to product demand, market competition and the company’s ability to meet current and future plans. Investors should study and understand all risks before making an investment decision. Readers are recommended not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.  Fonon is not obligated to publicly release revisions to any forward-looking statement, to reflect events or circumstances afterward, or to disclose unanticipated occurrences except as required under applicable law

Upgrade, Rent Or Trade-In Your Laser Marking And Engraving System

First Time User:
Looking to incorporate laser based marking and engraving services for value added revenue or upgrading to a faster laser based printing technology for Direct Parts Marking that is permanent, non-removable and legible?  Rent a LaserTower Compact or MarkStar Professional to gain the experience and market your new services before you decide to buy.  Renting is lower risk, less expensive and requires no capital equipment funding.

View the Rental Program Details here

Upgrade Your Current System:
Upgrade your older 20W Fiber laser marking and engraving system with a new 50W Fiber laser essentially resetting the MTBF clock back to zero and more than double your throughput rate.  Upgrading your existing system makes since to expand capacity without having to purchase a new system.  Easer to upgrade from operational funding sources than the challenging process to secure approval through your company’s capital equipment funding process.

Trade-In Your Older System: 
When it is time to purchase a new marking and engraving system, trade-in your old system to receive credit towards the purchase of a new Fiber laser marking and engraving system.  Fonon will perform a QC diagnostic test to determine what hardware is salvageable for our applications lab or refurbished system program and receive credit towards the purchase of a new marking and engraving system from our extended family of LaserTower Marking and Engraving Systems.

View the Family of Laser Tower Systems here

3D Laser ZWLCT Glass Cutting Systems

Fonon’s 3D Laser ZWLCT™ Glass Cutting Systems Have No Peers…

Fonon Technologies’ patented Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology (ZWLCT™) is a major discovery that remains the superior technology of choice today by Mother Glass Foundries. The demand for these systems remains high as new off-shore Flat Panel Display, Semiconductor and Electronic manufacturing facilities continue to emerge globally to support new market growth and cost reduction initiatives.

Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology has been optimized for thin-glass applications up to 1.0mm.

No other competing technology comes close to matching the superior performance of Fonon Technologies’ ZEROKerf™ glass cutting technology. Our patented process significantly increases edge quality and strength. Edge Impact Strength is increased up to 10 times when compared to full-contact mechanical scribe and break systems, while overall Glass Component Strength is improved up to 80%. ZWLCT™ splits materials at the molecular level under a non-contact process with tremendous speed resulting in no material loss, chips, lateral cracks, protrusions, hooks and flares or any other forms of contaminants.

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ZWLCT™ eliminates surface degradation 100%, resulting in zero yield loss due to particulate damages across the glass surface caused by undesirable contaminates created by conventional mechanical scribe methods.

ZWLCT™

At the molecular level, Fonon Technologies’ patented ZWLCT™ generates a controlled MicroCrack™ to any selectable depth through glass (and other brittle materials) at a controlled, optimized angle to the surface of the material. By controlling the laser beam’s energy distribution under a proprietary temperature stress profile, the process creates scribe lines in a prescribed manner with no molecules leaving the surface of the glass, dramatically improving the substrate separation process.

The ZWLCT™ method incorporates cooling of the glass surface following controlled heating with the correct power density profile. This creates the intermolecular separation of the glass substrate to a predetermined depth.

Fonon Technologies’ 3D Laser ZWLCT™ Glass Cutting Systems can also be modified to enable the crossing of the laser cuts to provide a complete turnkey ZeroCut™ high-volume wafer dicing station.

Manufacturers and consumers benefit immediately from higher material strength as Fonon Technologies’ patented ZWLCT™ technology reduces production and handling damages at the factory while reducing premature latent product failures in the field due to shock.

Fonon Technologies optimizes each 3D Laser ZWLCT™ Glass Cutting System in response to continual advancements of customer applications.

Advantages of ZWLCT™ include:

  1. High cutting speed  up to 1000 mm/sec
  2. Extremely high accuracy up to 10 microns achievable
  3. No post treatment of edges, such as grinding or edge seaming required
  4. Process unlimited component sizes up to Gen-10 and higher
  5. Easily adaptable to glass thickness changes during production
  6. Increased glass strength with no material loss or latent defects
  7. Excellent surface integrity of cut surface with no cracks or chips
  8. Precise edge geometries with almost any possible contour
  9. Edge Impact Strength up to 10X that of mechanical scribe & break methods
  10. Cut edges free of stress with Glass Component Strength improved 80%

image FLAT PANEL DISPLAY
Processing Flat Panel Display Glass with ZWLCT™ technology improves edge impact strength up to 10 times and overall component strength up to 80% compared to conventional mechanical scribe methods. Fonon’s ZWLCT™ glass cutting systems reduce manufacturing costs, increase profit margins and dramatically increase yields providing a turnkey system that simultaneously laser scribes and breaks in one system.
image THIN FILM TRANSISTORS (TFT)
TFT liquid crystal displays improve image qualities including addressability and contrast in computer monitors, mobile phones, navigation systems, hand-held video game systems and television sets. Incorporating ZeroCut™ technology ensures the break line is the scribe line with no lateral cracks, serrations, surface deterioration or abasement. Fonon’s patented ZWLCT™ increases both the number of die and yield count of each TFT wafer continuing to lower production costs and increasing profit margins.
wafers GLASS SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS
Wafers have the highest value at the dicing stage. It is critical from this point forward through the rest of the manufacturing process to maintain the highest yields and die count. Wafer Carriers, LEDs, Optical Sensors & Detectors, CMOS Image Sensors and Bonding Silicon-On-Insulators to glass wafers incorporating ZWLCT™ allow closer die spacing increasing the number of die/wafer. With no material breaching or fissures, yields are dramatically improved lowering production costs while eliminating potential latent field failures.
image OPTICAL COLOR FILTERS
Optical color filters are widely used in CRT Display, LCD, FED, CCD, Electronic Instrumentation, Telecommunication and Medical Devices. With 3D ZEROKerf™ processed glass, there are no chips, protrusions, scallops or hooks & flares materially increasing quality and longterm reliability while measurably reducing production costs.
image SOLAR PANEL WAFERS
Solar Panel Photovoltaic Wafers enhanced with ZWLCT ™ boost yields as scribe lines are created in a predetermined manner with no molecules leaving the surface of the material. Solar Panel manufacturing throughput rates increase dramatically. ZWLCT™ lowers manufacturing costs, increases profit margins and improves the quality of Solar Panel Wafers.
image SCANNING MIRRORS
Even Fonon’s 3D Metal Printer Systems and 3D Material Processing Systems benefit from ZEROKerf™ processed scanning mirrors used on Galvo Scan Heads as there is no breaching of the breaking crack into the body of the material. Fonon’s patented ZWLCT ™ provides the highest quality and long-term reliability for all glass cutting applications
image HARD DISK DRIVES (HDD)
Hard Disk Drives store and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating platters coated with magnetic material. Fonon’s patented ZWLCT ™ Technology is a non-contact 3D laser stress-free process that dramatically increases yields as there are no contaminants generated to degrade the working surface of data storage disks.
image MULTI-VESSEL PRESSURE WINDOWSHigh-Strength Pressurized Windows in spacecrafts, high-altitude aircraft and deep sea submersible vessels demand ZWLCT ™ when edge strength is critical. Combined with Fonon’s patented Extra Low Pressure Grinding Technology (ELPGT™), grinding, lapping and polishing multi-vessel pressure window applications ensures the highest quality and reliability when there is no margin for error.
image DNA HISTOLOGY GLASS SLIDESFonon Technology has ZWLCT ™ application specific cutting systems that manufacture highvolume histology slides creating no glass particulates that could contaminate the entire working surface potentially corrupting DNA samples

 

Fonon Introduces SolarTower™ Dual Axis Photovoltaic Tracking System

New Generation PV Solar Tracker to Feature an Integrated Solar Array and Bifacial Solar Panels

Arlington, VA. February 20, 2013 – Fonon Corporation, a leading of  manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) equipment, components, and provider of turnkey alternative energy generating systems, today announced it has launched its next generation SolarTower – a dual axis PV tracking system featuring an integrated solar array and bifacial solar modules.

The dual-axis solar tracker is designed to maximize solar tracking performance while reducing costs and operational risks for large commercial and utility scale solar power plants. The solar tracker uses a motor and GPS (Global Positioning System) to turn the solar PV panels both from east to west and up and down to ensure the panels always follow the sun’s elevation.

The solar tracker system includes six high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules. Compared to a fixed array of the same production capacity, the Fonon solar tracker will produce up to 37% more electricity.

SolarTower is the first PV tracker to feature an Integrated Solar Array (ISA) – an innovative design solution that reduces the cost of balance of systems (BOS) and solar panels. It fully integrates the solar PV modules into the mounting structure thereby eliminating the aluminum frame, grounding wire, clips, nuts, and bolts.

SolarTower will offer bifacial solar panels – dual sided glass modules (G2G) that generate more electricity by converting direct, radiant and scattered solar energy on both the front and the back side of the module. A thinner tempered glass means less light trapping inside the glass increasing overall module efficiency. Proprietary IR resistant encapsulate will increase the life expectancy and energy production over the lifetime of the module, while maximizing the time per day modules can generate electricity from sunlight. Together these features can result in additional energy output as much as 30%.

Fonon Corporation is a diverse product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, and technology services to aerospace, construction, defense, energy, industrial, photonics, and PV solar customers worldwide. For a quarter century, Fonon has been a technology innovator in equipment, components and fabrication. Today, the company is leading the way for America to go from energy efficiency to energy independence. www.fonon.com

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Fonon to Develop Energy Generating Vehicles with Battery Energy Storage System

Deployable photovoltaic mobile power generation designed for smart tactical micro grids.

Arlington, VA, USA, November 27, 2012–Fonon™ Corporation, a diverse product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, and technology services to global companies, today announced it is developing a new energy generating vehicle (EGV) as a solution for energy use on the battlefield.

EGV’s allow for mobile deployment of vehicles that produce energy at the source it is consumed. Equipped with photovoltaic energy generating systems, these vehicles can be used to power the on-board systems or to energize a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

Used as a stand-alone energy source, a BESS provides remote locations with a dependable source of energy. They can be deployed fully charged or in conjunction with energy generating vehicles, can be recharged while deployed in order to provide a constant energy source for mobile command stations or emergency management scenarios.

The Fonon EGV is a mobile energy hub that can be used for all tactical and support vehicles.

A battery energy storage system can exist as part of an EGV or a stand-alone armored unit. An armored container can serve as electrical power storage housing and forms a power hub. Any military or emergency response vehicle can be directly connected to a power hub.

The Fonon EGV features a 50kW mobile array of bifacial cell dual sided glass modules. Bifacial modules generate more electricity by converting direct, radiant and scattered solar energy on both the front and the back side of the module. Glass-to-Glass (G2G) modules provide dual sided protection of silicon materials from extreme weather conditions. Thinner glass ensures less heat, thermal stability, resistance to impact and elimination of micro fractures: thereby reducing the probability of mechanical damage to the modules.

Reducing demand for energy on the battlefield is a goal for the DoD.  EGVs help to increase the energy efficiency of operations; limit the risk troops face as they use, transport and store energy; and minimize defense dollars spent on consuming energy. The DoD Operational Energy Strategy is to “integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy into our forces, installations, base camps and operations around the world.”

Fonon ™ Corporation

Fonon Corporation is a diverse product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, and technology services to global aerospace, construction, defense, energy, industrial, photonics, and solar companies.  For a quarter century, Fonon has been an innovator leading the way from energy efficiency to energy independence. www.fonon.com

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