Lasers for Science, Medical & Industrial Applications

  • January 11, 2013

Types of Lasers: Scientific

There are many different types of lasers. The laser medium can be a solid, gas, liquid or semiconductor. Lasers are commonly designated by the type of lasing material employed:

  • Solid-state lasers have lasing material distributed in a solid matrix (such as the ruby or neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet “Yag” lasers). The neodymium-Yag laser emits infrared light at 1,064 nanometers (nm). A nanometer is 1×10-9 meters.
  • Gas lasers (helium and helium-neon, HeNe, are the most common gas lasers) have a primary output of visible red light. CO2 lasers emit energy in the far-infrared, and are used for cutting hard materials.
  • Excimer lasers (the name is derived from the terms excited and dimers) use reactive gases, such as chlorine and fluorine, mixed with inert gases such as argon, krypton or xenon. When electrically stimulated, a pseudo molecule (dimer) is produced. When lased, the dimer produces light in the ultraviolet range.
  • Dye lasers use complex organic dyes, such as rhodamine 6G, in liquid solution or suspension as lasing media. They are tunable over a broad range of wavelengths.
  • Semiconductor lasers, sometimes called diode lasers, are not solid-state lasers. These electronic devices are generally very small and use low power. They may be built into larger arrays, such as the writing source in some laser printers or CD players.

Types of Lasers:  Medical
Commonly used lasers in health care

Medical Laser Use Chart

Types of Lasers: Industrial

There are two main types of industrial laser of interest to structural fabrication; CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers.

Applications for Lasers:

  • Laser micro-machining
  • Laser cooling systems
  • Laser cutting
  • Laser engraving
  • Arc Welding
  • Steel –foraging
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Hydro-cutting systems
  • Laser show systems
  • Medical devices, surgical lasers, laser therapy for tissue
  • Particle image velocimetry systems
  • Photonics
  • Semiconductor
  • Photovoltaics

Sales Opportunity:

ChemTec’s flow monitors are currently employed in the cooling systems of industrial, scientific & medical lasers.

Chemtec LCA-500-B Adjustable Flow Monitor

LCA-500-B (custom B-783 unit shown here)


Chemtec FS Series Non-Adjustable Flow Monitor

FS Series (custom unit in PVC shown here)


Chemtec LPH-375-A Non-Adjustable Acrylic Flow Monitor

LPH-375-A (standard options shown here)


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Product Seminars and Facility Tours

  • December 11, 2012

A heartfelt “Thank You!” goes out to our sales reps Tony Kent and Ian Taylor from Boiswood Ltd in Great Britain and Rick Duemling from Tempresco Inc. in California for visiting us recently. We enjoyed giving the tour of our new facility, discussing ChemTec products and potential application ideas for each of your markets.

At the end of the day, we all agreed the time was well spent and very productive. So much so, we decided in 2013 to offer 3 separate opportunities to visit our new facility, participate in application discussions and product training seminars.

We highly recommend everyone making the trip to take part in one of our seminars. If none of the dates work for your schedule, please let us know and we can make separate arrangements to accommodate your travel schedule. Contact Shannon Kantor at or Matt Donoghue at for more information.

Week of March 4, 2013
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Week of October 14, 2013

ChemTec: Built to Last

  • October 2, 2012


EDF Energy of Great Britain recently contacted us to inquire about ChemTec’s 125-316-BP flow monitor. The picture below is an actual unit still in use at EDF Energy. The unit is over 30 years old, with the serial number 34 and our first address in Pompano Beach, FL.

Chemtec's 125-316-BP Flow Monitor

Chemtec Catalog Now Available in iBook Format

  • September 4, 2012

Chemtec is pleased to announce that the Catalog is now available in iBook format- making it easy for anyone on the go to access the information on their iPad. The download is available here.

Once you click the link to download:

1. Save the file to your computer
2. When asked which program to use to open the file, chose “iTunes.”
3. The book will automatically show up in the iTunes Book section.
4. Sync your iPad with iTunes and the Chemtec Catalog will be placed on your device.

Next Generation Technology, ChemTec & You

  • July 1, 2012

ChemTec prides itself on being an innovative company. Our product designs and ability to customize any product keeps us a step ahead of the rest. We’ve adopted that same philosophy with our sales materials.

Going Mobile: ChemTec is very excited to announce the launch of our mobile website. Many of you have told us you use your mobile device during sales calls and access to our digital catalog & product information would be most beneficial while in the field.  We hope you find this new mobile site convenient and easy to use.

ChemTec’s mobile site can be accessed from any mobile device (Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, etc) by accessing your phones internet service & entering our web address into the address bar. A link to our full site and direct contact information is located at the bottom of each page.

Chemtec Mobile              Chemtec Mobile

iBook Store.

Coming soon – a digital catalog available on your iPad or iPhone bookstore. Information when you need it, and fast

ChemTec’s digital catalog will also be available for download on your tablet or eReader. We will let you know when the digital catalog is ready available for download.

Chemtec iBook                  Chemtec iBook

Turn The Tube On.

Training videos on YouTube will soon be available. If you’ve been joining the online sales webinars with Rajen and Matt, you’ve seen the presentation. Now it will be available for viewing at anytime! We will let you know when they are posted live.
We appreciate the feedback we receive. Please let us know of any issues or questions you may have. As always, you can reach us at 800.222.2177or

In With The New.

Effective August 1, 2012 Chem Tec Equipment Company, Inc. will have a new address. Please be sure to update your files. Phones, fax and email will remain the same.

Chem Tec Equipment Company’s new address:
3077 SW 13thDrive
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442

Phone: 954-428-8259/TollFree: 800-222-2177
Fax: 954-428-8745

Thank you for your patience while we make our move.

Excess Flow Valves for Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations & Hyrdrogen Generators

  • May 15, 2012

ChemTec’s excess flow valves are in-use at CNG (compressed natural gas) filling stations, housed within NGV’s (natural gas vehicles), and hydrogen generators. Our EFV-250-B (also available in 316 SS) customized for hydrogen generators installed at the base of cell phone towers.  Our HP-EFV-750-S in fully working CNG filling stations; installed on the  supply line.


Helping Hand

  • May 6, 2011

Collecting donations for Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Kelly Alabama Tornado Relief