Edmund Optics® Acquires Ealing's Reflecting Objectives Product Line
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Barrington, NJ, 08007
Press release date: January 6, 2010
Expands ReflX(TM) Objectives to 30 Options
January 6, 2010, Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, broadens their ReflX(TM) Objectives brand with the acquisition of the Ealing-Beck Reflecting Objectives product line. The addition of these 18 new TECHSPEC® Adjustable ReflX(TM) Objectives, now manufactured and distributed by Edmund Optics, augments their already outstanding offering of microscope objectives. These Objectives are free from problems of chromatic aberration and material absorption associated with standard microscope objectives. Their finite conjugate design and RMS Threading integrate easily into many objective setups and are available in three coating choices. Ideal for applications requiring high throughput and excellent resolution, these mirror-based objectives provide excellent beam delivery or color corrected image quality for a number of applications, including FT-IR Spectroscopy and microscopy, photolithography, thin film measurement, semiconductor inspection, and laser etching.
Adjustable internal mirror centration allows end-user customization
These TECHSPEC Adjustable ReflX Objectives units are configured for a 160 mm tube length with a 0.17 mm cover glass during their assembly and are precision aligned for optimal performance. However, unlike conventional fixed objectives, these adjustable objectives feature the ability to adjust the centration of the internal mirrors using the Allen wrench hex keys, which are included with each objective along with detailed adjustment instructions. Objectives with higher magnifications of 36X, 52X and 74X also allow for adjustments to the tube length and the cover glass correction via a special moving collar. These unique features allow the useful life of the objective to be extended indefinitely into the future, reducing costs and saving time.
Three coating options for a wide range of applications
There are three coating options available for EO TECHSPEC Adjustable ReflX Objectives to suit a wide range of applications. Aluminum with a magnesium fluoride overcoat is designed for the NUV-Visible wavelength range, DUV Enhanced Aluminum is suited for the DUV-NUV wavelength range and Gold is ideal for the IR wavelength range. Please contact Edmund Optics' Application Engineering Department to discuss custom coatings, tube length configurations and cover glass corrections.
Information about the TECHSPEC Adjustable ReflX Objectives can now be found at www.edmundoptics.com/reflecting-objectives. This will include product specifications, pricing, and a cross listing of Ealing part numbers against the new EO part number.
TECHSPEC Adjustable ReflX Objectives will be on display at Photonics West booth 1312.
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the new interactive catalog, the website at www.edmundoptics.com, or requesting their print catalog.
Director Global Marketing Communications
Edmund Optics®, Inc.
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Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.
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