Optics & Photonics

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Image Sensors enhance front-facing smartphone/tablet cameras.

November 10, 2015

Built on 1.12-micron PureCel® technology and supplied in package with z-height of <4 mm, 1/5 in. OV5675 can capture full resolution video in native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 fps or 720p and 1080p video at 60 fps. Utilizing 1.4-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel architecture, ¼ in. OV5695 can capture full resolution video in native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 fps, 1080p video at 30 fps, or 720p video at 60 fps with support for interlaced high dynamic range (iHDR). Read More

Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Fiber Laser combines efficient and dynamic laser cutting.

November 6, 2015

Powered by solid-state doped fiber laser source, Phoenix FL has 19 in. touchscreen control and modular automation options and processes various sheet thicknesses and types. Lightweight, high rigidity beam delivery system allows dynamic processing, and welded steel frame construction minimizes deformation caused by acceleration. Integrated automatic shuttle table system, which allows one table to be loaded while machine is cutting on other, maximizes uptime. Table change time is 30 sec. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

TEM Sample Preparation System aids failure analysis labs.

November 5, 2015

Available in FX and HX models, Helios™ G4 DualBeam Series offers 7 nm TEM lamella preparation solution for semiconductor manufacturing and failure analysis applications. Flexible FX system delivers STEM resolution down to sub-three Ångströms and enables images to be obtained within minutes of completing lamella. HX model, geared specifically for high-throughput TEM lamella production, features automated QuickFlip holder that minimizes sample preparation times. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Progressive Scan Microscope Cameras deliver UHD, Hi-Res images.

November 5, 2015

OcularCINEMA™ progressive scan, c-mount camera systems target clinical, research, and industrial imaging applications. While OcularCINEMA 4K CMOS UHD color microscope camera package delivers real-time, true progressive scan Ultra High Definition (UHD) video to large displays, OcularCINEMA HD CMOS-based color imaging camera package delivers true progressive scan, real-time, Hi-Res video to large displays/computers simultaneously. C-mount 0.35x optical adapter is included in both packages. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools

Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler offers sub-micron measurement.

November 5, 2015

Using moving slits, NIST-calibrated NanoScan™ 2s measures beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. Offering of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100 µm and beyond. Digital controller, by providing 16-bit digitization of signal for dynamic range up to 35 dB power, enables measurement of beam size and pointing with 3-sigma precision to several hundred nanometers. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser One Micron Optics have low-absorption coatings.

November 3, 2015

Featuring low-absorption (<50 ppm at 1.03–1.08 microns), fused silica substrates, 1 Micron Optics include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for OEM high-power fiber laser systems. AR coatings on lenses and windows have high laser-damage threshold (>10 J) for extended life, while minimal absorption ensures quality cutting without thermal lensing and focus shift. With pinpoint focal length tolerance of ±0.5%, Fiber optics suits all 1 micron applications in 1,030–1,080 Nm range. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Reference Cables support network verification.

November 3, 2015

Available in singlemode and multimode versions, HLC® SCRATCHGUARD® Test Reference Cables feature hardened lens contact technology. Laser process produces tempered mating surface that extends life span of assembly. Shipped with optical performance data, interferometric data, and Fiberchek inspection data, cables are suited for fiber optic performance testing, manufacturing lines, fiber loss test sets, optical return loss meters, and lab instrumentation. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Safety & Security Equipment

Security Camera Sensor offers low light sensitivity, HD video.

November 2, 2015

Designed for high-performance security cameras, OV2718 leverages OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture for optimal low-light sensitivity, high dynamic range (HDR), and 1080p HD video. This 1/3 in. HD CameraChip™ sensor, suited for mainstream security and surveillance systems, can record 1080p HD video at 30 fps in HDR mode. Use of in-pixel HDR technology enables capture of crisp, clear images and video when recording in high- and low-light environments. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Image Sensor brings 4K video to security/surveillance.

November 2, 2015

Offered in chip-scale package and designed for security and surveillance systems, OV10823 consists of 1/2.6 in. CameraChip™ sensor that utilizes 1.4 micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture for optimal low-light performance and ultra high definition 4K output. Feature set enables such surveillance functions as automatic tracking and detection, high-quality digital zoom, and video analytics. This native 16:9 CameraChip sensor supports 4K video at 30 fps with EIS or binned 1080p HD video at 60 fps. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

Machine Vision Filters match with LED lights.

November 2, 2015

Machine Vision Filters include bandpass filters for blue, cyan, green, amber, red, and deep red LEDs; colorpass filters in red and deep red; and infrared bandpass filter to maximize contrast under IR lighting. Linear polarizer, used to eliminate glare, comes with rotating locking screw to maximize versatility. Step down adapter from 27 mm to 25.5 mm and step up adapter from 27 mm to 30.5 mm are also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Global Safety Light Curtains provide on/off detection.

October 30, 2015

Designed for machine guarding solutions that do not require blanking or muting capabilities, Series F3SG-RE offers finger and hand protection models with 14 mm and 30 mm resolution, respectively. Smartclick™ connectors and optical synchronization simplify set up and wiring, while DIP switches change light emission intensity to prevent interference with other sensors. Supplied in IP67-rated housing, light curtains withstand water washdown without additional protective tubes. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

H.264 Image Processor delivers high-resolution 4K video.

October 30, 2015

Based on ARM Cortex A5 MP 400 MHz x 2 CPU, Milbeaut Model MB86S27 provides up to 4x magnification, 360° distortion correction, and other image processing functionalities suitable for surveillance cameras, drones, action cameras, and drive recorders. Interfaces include: 1 Gbps RGMII v1.3; PCIe Gen2, 2 lanes x 1 channel; or PCIe Gen1, 1 lane x 2 channels. When operating with 4K at 30 fps, power consumption is 1.3 W. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Digital Microscope offers button-actuated capture of HD images.

October 30, 2015

Designed for QC, testing, inspection, and documentation, EVO Cam offers magnification options up to 300x, full auto focus, live video streaming, and full-HD 1080p/60 fps image quality. Integral image capture direct to USB memory stick negates PC requirements, while integral 8-point LED ring light ensures shadow-free illumination. Other features include 30:1 optical zoom, which enables viewing of whole samples, as well as various stand and objective lens options. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Safety & Security Equipment

HD Image Sensors enhance battery-powered cameras.

October 29, 2015

While OV9732 consists of traditional Bayer sensor, OV9733 is equipped with RGB-IR pixels that can replace traditional mechanical IR cut filter. Both HD CameraChip™ sensors, based on OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel technology, are suitable for security systems and wireless, battery-powered, smart-home cameras. Chief ray angle of 9° supports consumer-grade optical lens systems and reduces image artifacts. When operating in low-power mode, ¼ in. OV9732 requires 115 mW to capture 720p HD video at 30 fps. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Temperature Monitoring System supports wallboard production.

October 28, 2015

Featuring dustproof, Ethernet-enabled design, TIP900 Non-Contact Infrared System creates highly detailed thermal images of wallboards as they leave dryer. Analyzing these, software detects moisture and density variations and identifies any faults. Thermal images and any flaws are instantly displayed on touchscreen, allowing line operator to adjust dryer for maximum board quality. Tolerances for rejects, alarm settings, and report generation are user-configurable. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Video Management Software offers optimized network security.

October 28, 2015

In addition to server-based motion detection, Ocularis 5 provides strong network security with encryption between clients and servers. Software also provides storage management with automatic optimization of hard drive volumes and load balancing across multiple storage components. Scrambled video database ensures protection of video evidence, while optimized Network Address Translation enables access to servers outside Ocularis Base machine or firewall. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Highly Sensitive CMOS Cameras capture images in varying light.

October 22, 2015

Able to capture images of even weak fluorescing substances, industrial cameras with Sony Full HD WDR Sensor IMX174 include GigE (PoE) and USB 3 versions available in monochrome and color. Respective max frame rates at full HD and VGA resolutions are 54 and 120 fps, and standard features include automatic modes, integrated High/Wide Dynamic Range, barcode SDK, multiple drivers, and software for on-screen measurement and image capture. Industrial housing is available with C/CS- or S-Mount. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

AR-Coated Cylinder Lenses focus light in one direction.

October 21, 2015

TECHSPEC® Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses serve applications that require light to be focused in only one direction, including light focused into slit or line scan detector. With <0.25% reflection at laser output wavelength, anti-reflective (AR) coatings for common wavelengths maximize transmission. RoHS-compliant lenses, which come in 24 models with 12.5 or 25 mm dia, feature N-BK7 substrate and 60-40 surface quality and may be used in pairs to collimate and circularize diode laser output.
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Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Palm-Sized Camera features 42.4 MP full-frame image sensor.

October 19, 2015

Based on back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, Cyber-shot RX1R II utilizes fixed focal length ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm F2 Lens to ensure all images are sharp from center to corners. Sensor features 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover about 45% of image area. Based on user preference, optical variable low pass filter can be set to off, standard, or high. Built-in retractable 2.4 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder pops up and down with one-push operation. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Optics & Photonics

Auto-Darkening Filter promotes visibility for welders.

October 15, 2015

Equipped with optics that enhance detail, contrast, and color, Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) Kit 9100XXi improves experience for welders using 3M™ Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100. External grinding feature lets welders seamlessly switch into grinding mode. Also, welders can access 2 pre-set welding modes via external button on helmet's silver front panel; removal of safety gloves or helmet is not required. Grab and go feature automatically turns welding filter on to last setting.
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