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News Article | November 24, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

YOKOHAMA - ADVANCE RIKO, a supplier of advanced thermal management and evaluation systems, has developed a new system which evaluates thermoelectric modules (TEMs) that generate power from waste heat in the atmosphere. Based on patents developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the new 'F-PEM' Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System goes on sale from November 2016. Technologies using new methods to recover waste heat emitted from devices including incinerators and engine rooms and converting it into renewable energy have attracted growing attention. Among them, conversion of thermal energy into electricity using thermoelectric materials without any moving parts has drawn particular interest as a maintenance-free and clean technologies. ADVANCE RIKO has traditionally provided thermoelectric material and module evaluation systems used in developing power generation technologies. The F-PEM Evaluation System, however, has been designed to operate in harsher environments where thermoelectric modules are actually deployed, evaluating temperature differences, maximum power generation and heat flow, and calculating conversion efficiency.  Evaluation testing by long-term operation and thermal cycling tests can also be performed not only for developing new modules, but for evaluating durability under conditions in which commercial modules are actually installed as well. Features: - Module output can be evaluated due to continuous load at high temperature - Repeated Pmax measurement at regular intervals while applying long load - Measurement applying constant load as well as modules set environment  Applications: - Evaluation of module's maximum power and heat flow in atmosphere under load - Calculate module's conversion efficiency from maximum power and heat flow - Evaluation mesure of module's long-hours durability Specifications: - Measurement: Power generation, heat flow and thermoelectric conversion efficiency - Temperature range: Room temperature to 600 celsius (heat value) - Size of module: 40mm-square - Measuring atmosphere: Atmosphere  Image: F-PEM Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System https://www.acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_20161124.jpg List Price:  JPY7,000,000-. Domestic price; accessories, freight, tax excluded Sales start: November 2016 Sales target first year: 10 units Exhibition information: We will participate in '2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit'  Nov. 27th through Dec. 2nd in Boston, U.S.A. About ADVANCE RIKO, Inc. ADVANCE RIKO, Inc., a memember of the CHINO Group, manufactures thermal analysis and thermo-physical property measuring systems, infrared gold image furnaces and applied instruments. On December 25th, 2014, the company changed its name from ULVAC-RIKO, Inc. to ADVANCE RIKO, Inc., following the transfer of all its shares from ULVAC, Inc. to CHINO Corporation. For more information, please visit http://advance-riko.com/en/. About CHINO Corporation CHINO Corporation, based in Tokyo, manufactures temperature and humidity thermometers and regulators. Effective utilization of resources and global environmental problems are being noticeably highlighted and the reformation is being promoted from the global point of view. CHINO is satisfying versatile and highly advanced needs through the development of new technologies based on abundant accumulated experience. CHINO will continue challenging the infinite possibilities as a most thoughtful enterprise which contributes to humanity. For more information, please visit www.chino.co.jp/english/.  Contact information: ADVANCE RIKO, Inc.  Toshifumi Saito, Sales Department TEL: +81-45-931-2285 FAX: +81-45-933-9973 Website: http://advance-riko.com/en/


News Article | November 25, 2016
Site: www.acnnewswire.com

ADVANCE RIKO, a supplier of advanced thermal management and evaluation systems, has developed a new system which evaluates thermoelectric modules (TEMs) that generate power from waste heat in the atmosphere. Based on patents developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the new 'F-PEM' Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System goes on sale from November 2016. Technologies using new methods to recover waste heat emitted from devices including incinerators and engine rooms and converting it into renewable energy have attracted growing attention. Among them, conversion of thermal energy into electricity using thermoelectric materials without any moving parts has drawn particular interest as a maintenance-free and clean technologies. ADVANCE RIKO has traditionally provided thermoelectric material and module evaluation systems used in developing power generation technologies. The F-PEM Evaluation System, however, has been designed to operate in harsher environments where thermoelectric modules are actually deployed, evaluating temperature differences, maximum power generation and heat flow, and calculating conversion efficiency. Evaluation testing by long-term operation and thermal cycling tests can also be performed not only for developing new modules, but for evaluating durability under conditions in which commercial modules are actually installed as well. Features: - Module output can be evaluated due to continuous load at high temperature - Repeated Pmax measurement at regular intervals while applying long load - Measurement applying constant load as well as module environment Applications: - Evaluation of module's maximum power and heat flow in atmosphere under load - Calculate module's conversion efficiency from maximum power and heat flow - Evaluation mesure of module's long-hours durability Specifications: - Measurement: Power generation, heat flow and thermoelectric conversion efficiency - Temperature range: Room temperature to 600 deg C (heat value) - Sample size: 40mm (square) - Measuring atmosphere: Atmosphere Image: F-PEM Atmospheric Thermoelectric Module Evaluation System http://www.acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_20161124.jpg Price: JPY7,000,000- Domestic price Sales start: November 2016 Sales target first year: 10 units Exhibition: We are participating in '2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit' held in Boston from Nov 27 - Dec 2. Website: http://advance-riko.com/en/info/2016112501/ About ADVANCE RIKO, Inc. ADVANCE RIKO, Inc., a member of the CHINO Group, manufactures thermal analysis and thermo-physical property measuring systems, infrared gold image furnaces and applied instruments. On December 25th, 2014, the company changed its name from ULVAC-RIKO, Inc. to ADVANCE RIKO, Inc., following the transfer of all its shares from ULVAC, Inc. to CHINO Corporation. For more information, please visit http://advance-riko.com/en/. About CHINO Corporation CHINO Corporation, based in Tokyo, manufactures temperature and humidity thermometers and regulators. Effective utilization of resources and global environmental problems are being noticeably highlighted and the reformation is being promoted from the global point of view. CHINO is satisfying versatile and highly advanced needs through the development of new technologies based on abundant accumulated experience. CHINO will continue challenging the infinite possibilities as a most thoughtful enterprise which contributes to humanity. For more information, please visit www.chino.co.jp/english/. Contact information: ADVANCE RIKO, Inc. Toshifumi Saito, Sales Department TEL: +81-45-931-2285 FAX: +81-45-933-9973 WEB: http://advance-riko.com/en/


Sun G.,Tokyo Metroplitan University | Saga T.,Chino Corporation | Shimizu T.,Chino Corporation | Hakozaki Y.,Japan Self Defense Forces Central Hospital | Matsui T.,Tokyo Metroplitan University
International Journal of Infectious Diseases | Year: 2014

Objective: Infrared thermography systems have been used for fever screening at many airports since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. However, many of these systems are expensive and non-portable. Therefore, we developed a cost-effective and compact (2.9 × 5.8 × 2.0. cm) thermopile array for fever screening of patients with infectious diseases in the clinical setting. Methods: The array was created with small pixels (48 × 47 = 2256 pixels) fabricated on a silicon wafer using microelectromechanical systems technology. We tested this array on 155 febrile and afebrile patients (35.4. °C ≤ axillary temperature ≤ 39.3. °C) with seasonal influenza at the Japan Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital. Results: The maximum facial temperature, measured by the array at 0.3 m from the subject, exhibited a positive correlation with axillary temperature measured using a contact-type thermometer (r = 0.71, p < 0.01). The sensitivity and specificity of the thermopile array in identifying the febrile subjects were 80.5% and 93.3%, respectively, setting the threshold cut-off of maximum facial temperature at an appropriate value. Conclusions: Our cost-effective thermopile array appears promising for future close-range fever screening of patients with infectious diseases at primary care doctor clinics, health care centers, and quarantine stations in developing and developed countries. © 2014 The Authors.


Ogura H.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Numajiri H.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Kobayashi T.,Chino Corporation
Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference | Year: 2011

To examine the reliability of thermocouple comparison in industry at high temperature, thermocouple comparison measurements were performed around 1324 °C in nine laboratories by using two Pt/Pd thermocouples and one type R thermocouple following calibration at Co-C eutectic point. It was found that the standard deviations of the emf values of the Pt/Pd-2 (one of the Pt/Pd thermocouples) and type R thermocouples among nine participating laboratories were 4.2 μV (0.2 °C) and 5.0 μV (0.4 °C), respectively. © 2011 SICE.


Ogura H.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Numajiri H.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Kobayashi T.,Chino Corporation
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2013

Recently, the eutectic points are being studied by many national institutes, and considered being useful for the calibration laboratories in industry to improve their uncertainty of thermocouple calibration at high temperature. To conduct a cooperative research for investigation on the reliability of thermocouple calibration in industry at high temperature, a working group has been established within the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). AIST and nine domestic laboratories participated to this working group. In this working group, thermocouple comparison measurements were performed at around 1300 °C in nine laboratories by using two Pt/Pd thermocouples and one type R thermocouple following calibration at Co-C eutectic point. It was found that the uncertainties of calibration at around 1300°C in industry would be improved by utilizing the calibration at Co-C eutectic point. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.


Iwasaki T.,Chino Corporation | Yamada Y.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Ishii J.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Shimizu T.,Chino Corporation | Kadoya S.,Chino Corporation
Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference | Year: 2013

Two techniques to compensate for unknown distributed emissivity of the object for measuring surface temperature with a thermal imager are presented. For both techniques, the reflected image of an auxiliary source is superimposed on the thermal image of the object. To demonstrate both methods, a radiation thermometry system with a specially designed compact thermal imager has been developed. In this paper, the design, function, and performance of the system are presented.


Ishibashi S.,CHINO CORPORATION
IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems | Year: 2016

The introduction of the method to calculate PID control parameters suitable for the controlling response that operators expect. Specifically, I calculate the most suitable parameter from the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) method using a sensory evaluation and the experimental design using the orthogonal design. © 2016 The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.


Tei R.,Chino Corporation | Yamazawa H.,Chino Corporation | Shimizu T.,Chino Corporation
2015 54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2015 | Year: 2015

This paper introduces a new low power wireless sensor network technology-Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The BLE wireless communication is not only very low power consumption, but also it can be very easy to cooperate with smart terminators (smart phones and tablet PCs). In this paper, we estimate the power consumption of the BLE and report some BLE applications we are developing, including a wearable health thermometer and SMoB (Smart Manufacturing over BLE) technology for industrial 4.0. © 2015 The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers-SICE.


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CHINO Corporation | Date: 2015-11-16

Semiconductor manufacturing machines and systems comprising semiconductor wafer processing machines for manufacturing semiconductors; semiconductors forming apparatus, namely, thin film machines for manufacturing semiconductors; electric arc welding machines; vacuum film deposition apparatus, namely, thin film forming machines; alternators. Laboratory apparatus and instruments, namely, homogenizers; laboratory apparatus and instruments, namely, heaters and coolers for testing semiconductors; optical machines and apparatus, namely, optical readers; photographic machines and apparatus, namely, photographic cameras; cinematographic machines and apparatus; measuring or testing machines and instruments, namely, gas testing instruments; calorimeters; thermal analysis instruments, namely, photovoltaic thermal module; resistance measuring instruments. Heating furnaces for industrial purposes; industrial furnaces; fittings, shaped, for furnaces. Repair or maintenance of vacuum thin film deposition apparatus and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of laboratory apparatus and instruments and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of heaters and coolers for testing and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of optical machines and apparatus and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of photographic machines and apparatus and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of cinematographic machines and apparatus and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of measuring and testing machines and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of calorimeters and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of thermal analysis instruments and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of resistance measuring instruments and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of heating furnaces for industrial purposes and providing information relating thereto; repair or maintenance of semiconductor manufacturing machines; repair or maintenance of alternators. Industrial research, testing and analysis services in the field of physics and chemistry and providing information relating thereto; industrial research, testing and analysis services in the field of semiconductors and providing information relating thereto; design and development of industrial testing and analysis methods, namely, development of chemical production methods; design of analytical equipment and measuring instruments, namely, design of traffic control equipment; analysis and evaluation of product development for others to assure compliance with industry standards; calibration being measuring; measurement evaluations of heat, thermal distortion, electromagnetic force, light beam, ultrasonic, pressure and flow rate; measurement evaluations of radiation dose; rental of analytical equipment, measuring instruments and other measuring equipment, namely, equipment for measuring electricity consumption.


Hiraka K.,Chino Corporation | Yamada Y.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Ishii J.,Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Oikawa H.,Chino Corporation | And 3 more authors.
Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference | Year: 2012

A new compact fixed-point blackbody furnaces covering the temperature range from the In point to the Cu point have been developed by chino conjointly with NMIJ. The new furnace is improved temperature uniformity, can eject and replace fixed-point unit and fixed-point cell design easily. The design and performances of the new blackbody furnace are described in this paper. © 2012 SICE.

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