PLX in the news

April 15, 2016 00:00

Improved Invar mounted USHM, the ultimate in accuracy, shock and vibration resistance.

PLX’s new USHM’s robust mounting and mirror technology offer properties which enable them to perform exceptionally well in critical applications and harsh conditions.

February 03, 2016 00:00

Press Release- PLX LTHR's on ATLAS program

PLX was awarded a contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation for two LTHR’s™ for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) program. ATLAS is the sole instrument on the ICESat-2 satellite scheduled for a June 2018 launch.

December 15, 2015 12:00

PLX's "Metrology System for Inter-Alignment of Lasers, Telescopes, and Mechanical Datum” abstract

PLX’s "Metrology System for Inter-Alignment of Lasers, Telescopes, and Mechanical Datum” abstract / manuscript accepted at SPIE for inclusion in their Library of Technical Papers.

October 26, 2015 00:00

Metrology System for Inter-Alignment of Lasers, Telescopes, and Mechanical Datum

Metrology System for Inter-Alignment of Lasers, Telescopes, and Mechanical Datum: Poster Presentation at OPTIFAB.

September 20, 2015 00:00

The ACT-25 and ACT-HR Electronic Autocollimator and Alignment Telescope systems at OPTIFAB 2015

Don't miss visiting our Poster Presentation at 4:30pm on Oct.14th at the SPIE OPTIFAB Show, learn more about our new All-In-One Electronic Autocollimator and Alignment Telescope solutions.

August 05, 2015 00:00

The new PLX High-Resolution Multifunctional Electronic Autocollimators at SPIE

PLX adds the new high-resolution ACT-HR High-Resolution Electronic Autocollimator to its recently introduced ACT-25 Multifunctional Electronic Autocollimator. See them both at the PLX OPTICS+PHOTONICS Show.

June 01, 2015 00:00

Over 40 Years Experience in Space Optics...

PLX’s space heritage dates back to 1975 when the company provided hollow retroreflectors to the Apollo-Soyuz Russian-American space hookup program. The units were used in the docking procedure to align the two vehicles.

April 14, 2015 00:00

Introducing the new PLX ACT-25, All-in-One Electronic Autocollimator and Alignment Telescope.

A unique feature of the ACT-25 is the ability to focus down to 30cm (12 inches) in the telescope mode. This capability allows the measurement of lateral displacements, as opposed to the autocollimator mode, which measures angular displacements.

March 21, 2015 00:00

The new PLX Tool Cube

The new PLX Tool Cube is designed for setting up optical axes or intuitive alignment of equipment and instruments at right angles to each other or parallel to each other.

December 02, 2014 00:00

New PLX retroreflectors withstand up to 800 degrees F...

PLX has manufactured stainless steel hollow retroreflectors, which can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees F.  These are mounted inside the stacks of coal power plants in programs designed to measure the content of emissions from the plant.

December 01, 2014 00:00

Canadian Astro-H Metrology System (CAMS) Program: PLX Invar-mounted hard mount retroreflectors

Astro-H is a space-based X-ray observatory scheduled to be launched in 2016.  The mission is an international collaboration with participation from institutions in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

November 29, 2014 00:00

Geophysics Interferometer: Long-baseline laser strainmeter in Kamioka uses PLX Hollow Retroreflector

As part of the Geophysics interferometer, PLX manufactured a 15” clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector of 0.5 arc seconds accuracy for the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute.

November 28, 2014 00:00

ICESat-2 program: PLX vacuum-compatible Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflector

LX manufactured a vacuum-compatible Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflector with a 5” aperture, 18.5” separation and 1 arc second accuracy for the ICESat-2 program.

January 22, 2013 00:00

Lockheed Martin 2013 award

The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Preferred Supplier Program, Perfect Performer Award is given for achieving 100 percent Quality and Delivery.

January 07, 2012 00:00

PLX announces a new Ceramic Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflector

These non-magnetic BMR’s are available in 2 center accuracies: within .0005” and within .0001”. They are manufactured in 1 ½”, 7/8" and 1/2"diameters.

January 06, 2012 00:00

Announcing the USHM from PLX

The Ultra Stable Hard-Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM), is a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement, extremely accurate and available in a variety of coatings and configurations.

January 03, 2012 00:00

M.O.S.T.™ achieves superb optical stability, unsurpassed shock and vibration resistance and sub-arc

Developed by PLX, Monolithic Optical Structure Technology (M.O.S.T.™) is a unique optical innovation that combines all of the elements of a complex optical setup into a single monolithic unit.

January 01, 2012 00:00

PLX's Hollow Retroreflectors available in 2mm to 6mm

These Mini Hollow Retroreflectors are miniaturized devices that provide the same laser and interferometer quality wavefronts as our larger Hollow Retroreflectors (available in diameters up to 125mm).

May 04, 2008 00:00

PLX honored with the SBA 2008 subcontractor of the year award in Washington D.C

The award PLX received is granted by the United States Small Business Administration for SBA’S Region 2 covering several states in the northeast and is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Three days of ceremonies were held in Washington DC, including a reception at the White House where President Bush was the keynote speaker.

March 20, 2008 00:00

PLX has been named a “STAR SUPPLIER” by Lockheed Martin

The "STAR SUPPLIER" award signifies PLX’s ability to meet the high-quality standards and delivery requirements for the company.

April 02, 2007 00:00

PLX Awarded Eagle Award for Excellence by Lockheed Martin

The Eagle Award is presented annually to an Arrowhead® supplier with superior quality and schedule performance that also makes a significant contribution to the program.