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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.
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.
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.