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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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Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit inspection applications.

August 18, 2015

Available in 7 models, TECHSPEC® SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses serve applications — inspection, sorting, or quality control — operating in short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum from 0.9–1.7 µm. SWIR-optimized, 0.8–1.8 µm anti-reflective (AR) coatings and glass types maximize image quality. Designed to cover large, 25 mm sensors, RoHS-compliant lenses are offered in 25, 50, and 100 mm focal length models with choice of C-Mount, F-Mount, or M42 x 1.0 Mount. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Camera Lenses target sports and entertainment applications.

July 27, 2015

Part of 4K Ultra HD Series, UA22x8 Portable Zoom Lens and UA80X9 Field Lens feature 2/3 in. design and 16-bit encoder. Model UA22x8, offering 22x zoom ratio and focal length from 8 mm in wide angle to 176 mm in telephoto, is suitable for live sports, program production, and news reporting. With 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, UA80x9 is suited for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. Lens covers focal lengths from 9 mm in wide angle to 720 mm in telephoto. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Microscope System utilizes angle measuring eyepiece.

July 14, 2015

Available for modular tool microscope system, AME-5M Goniometer Eyepiece measures over 360° to accuracy of 5' (minutes) by use of rotary Vernier and crosshair eyepiece. Unit features white scale on black background and can be enlarged by 10X magnifier. Modular design enables user to attain magnifications from 3X–800X using choice of 3 microscope body styles, 3 rack-and-pinion mounting brackets, 2 illuminators, and 2 video adapters. System can handle workpieces up to 7 in. in length. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Macro and Telephoto Lenses expand IR camera inspection abilities.

June 18, 2015

Pre-calibrated lenses are precisely engineered germanium optics available for Fluke IR cameras with 320 x 240 and under resolution. While 25 micron macro lens can identify defects that might otherwise be too small to see on such targets as PCBs, 4x telephoto lens provides 4X magnified view of target at distance to enable inspection of such targets as high electrical line or tall flare stack. LaserSharp® Auto Focus button can set focus at optimal distance for lens. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Coated Aspheric Lenses work with high-power Nd: YAG lasers.

April 29, 2015

Featuring precision aspheric designs, TECHSPEC® Laser-Line Coated Precision Aspheric Lenses maximize performance in high-power Nd: YAG laser applications. RoHS-compliant lenses have Laser V-coatings with absolute reflectance of <0.25% at design wavelength, and UV fused silica substrate is resistant to thermal expansion. Supplied in 15 and 25 mm dia sizes, 12 models offer numerical apertures (NA) of 0.60, 0.50, and 0.42 and design wavelengths of 355, 532, and 1,064 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

4K Ultra HD Zoom Lens suits broadcast applications.

April 20, 2015

Designed for 2/3 in. sensor, Model UA80x9 has 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, making it suitable for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. Lens covers focal lengths from 9 mm in wide angle to 720 mm in telephoto. Digital servo’s 16-bit encoding ensures that all lens data output—including position of zoom, iris, and focus—is accurate. Applied to lens, High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating optimizes transmission and color reproduction. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lens targets factory automation applications.

April 2, 2015

With large maximum apertures that enable use in even restrictive lighting conditions, TECHSPEC® 3.5 mm Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses offer high resolution performance on up to 1/1.8 in. camera sensor formats. These C-Mount machine vision lenses, which support up to 2/3 in. sensors and come in ruggedized housing, feature angular field of 102.3°, 425–675 nm BBAR coating, and OD of 50 mm. Uses include factory automation, inspection, and qualification. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Controls & Controllers

Precision Optics are designed for Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

March 18, 2015

Intended for use in Nd:YAG and fiber lasers, precision laser optics include lenses, beamsplitters, polarizing components, super flat mirrors, and high-damage threshold coatings that operate in 1 micron wavelength region. Key specifications, including transmission, wavefront, and laser damage threshold (LDT), are analyzed and measured by technicians and scientists. Subesquently, measurements are tested at RMI facility via high-power Nd:YAG laser. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Zoom Lenses use internal liquid lens to adjust focus.

March 13, 2015

Suited for such applications as microscopy and circuit board inspection, Dynamic Focus VZM Lenses use internal liquid lens to seamlessly adjust focus over 7X range, from 0.65X–4.6X, and offer zoom capabilities. RoHS-compliant lenses measure 248 mm long, provide 2/3 in. max camera sensor format with working distance of 87 mm, and offer lockable iris, zoom control, and rotatable mount for optimal camera orientation. Internal liquid lens is controlled via 6-pin HIROSE connector and USB port. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Telecentric Lenses work with up to 16 MP resolution sensors.

October 23, 2014

Designed for semiconductor and electronics inspection, measurement, and gauging applications, TECHSPEC® High Resolution Telecentric Lenses for 1 in. Sensors feature high-light throughput f/6 designs while exhibiting <0.1° telecentricity and <0.1% distortion. Double-sided telecentric design promotes sharp image while minimizing errors for optimal measurement accuracy. Lenses support up to 16 mm max diagonal sensors and accommodate up to 16 MP resolution sensors. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Acylinder Lenses focus light in one dimension.

August 27, 2014

Used for creating sharp, thin line profiles, TECHSPEC® Acylinder Lenses are designed to reduce spherical aberration along focusing axis and provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in one dimension. There are 8 models available, and all can be supplied uncoated or with MgF2 anti-reflection coating. Diameters include 12.5 and 25 mm, and focal lengths include 10, 12.5, 20, and 25 mm. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Germanium Meniscus Lenses offer spherical correction.

June 19, 2014

Intended for demanding IR applications, TECHSPEC® Lenses are manufactured from Germanium, which offers transmission range of 2–16 µm, density of 5.33 g/cm³, and Knoop Hardness of 780. Material is inert to air, water, alkalis, and all acids, with exception of nitric acid. Available uncoated or with anti-reflection coating, lenses comes in 25 or 50 mm diameters with focal lengths from 25–100 mm. Applications include IR imaging or surveillance, remote sensing, or IR spectroscopy. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Variable Magnification Lenses feature adjustable field of view.

April 16, 2014

TECHSPEC® Variable Magnification Lenses have adjustable iris for depth of field control. Units’ C-mount compatible design with 2/3 in. sensor coverage eases system integration. Providing low distortion images, lenses can be used in semiconductor or electronics inspection and factory automation. Products are available in .5-1.0x Variable Magnification version and 0.5x, 0.75x, and 1.0x Fixed Magnification versions. Read More

Vision Systems, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Services

Shoulder-Mount Camcorders offer HD streaming for live broadcast.

February 11, 2014

Along with interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders feature three 1/3 in., 2.07 effective megapixel CMOS sensors that capture full 1920x1080 images. Built-in streaming engine, as well as secure FTP and 4G LTE connectivity, allows real-time HD transmission directly from camera. Also included, Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time feedback of streaming status. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Instrumentation Imaging Lenses offer f-numbers in wide range.

November 6, 2013

TECHSPEC® Compact Instrumentation Imaging Lenses include f11 and f16 lenses with 16, 25, and 35 mm focal lengths. While range of available f-numbers maximizes flexibility with which to choose depth of field and throughput to meet application requirements, broadband anti-reflection (AR) coating and degree of lens-to-lens variation optimizes light transmission. Lenses have adjustable, lockable focus that lets user set best position prior to integration into instrumentation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Bi-Telecentric Lenses serve precision inspection applications.

September 30, 2013

With built-in adjustable iris, MagniStar® C-mount bi-telecentric lenses are designed for precision measurement and inspection applications. Models cover 0.128X, 0.528X, 0.05X, 0.243X, 1X, and 2X magnifications and are designed to work with camera formats of 2/3 in. and smaller. Supporting megapixel cameras with 3.5 µm pixels, lenses do not have any parallax error and feature <0.1% image distortion. Areas of use include inspection of industrial and electronic parts. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Timers & Clocks, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Functional Modules integrate RTC and solid state battery.

September 30, 2013

Housed in 10 x 12 mm SMD package, Real Time Plus™ Modules integrate Real Time Clock with 2-wire I2C control, RoHS solid state battery, trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit, and 32 kHz watch crystal. Devices also incorporate 8 Bytes of RAM and 2 Bytes of EEPROM. Providing 4-, 20-, and 90-day battery backup, respectively, Models CRTPN05, CRTPA12, and CRTPA5 are suited for consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military markets. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Materials & Material Processing

Quartz Crystal features nominal frequency of 32.768 kHz.

July 23, 2013

Housed in 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.75 mm package, Model SC-32S is available with load capacitance of 7, 9, or 12.5 pF. Ceramic quartz crystal uses tuning-fork resonator processed in photolithography technology, which assures low aging of 3 ppm/year and optimized shock and heat resistance. Ion gun trimming method allows tight frequency tolerance over temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Device is 100% Pb-free and suitable for automatic and high density surface mounting. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Miniature IR-Corrected Lenses deliver 2 MP image quality.

June 19, 2013

Built with glass optics and anodized aluminum housings, 2.9 mm V-4702.9-2MP-VIS-IR and 4.0 mm V-4704.0-2MP-VIS-IR provide fixed focus position throughout Near UV (400 nm), Vis, and NIR (1,000 nm) ranges for day/night imaging applications as well as any application where several light sources are present. Both lenses feature M12 mount and offer 2 MP image quality, sharp focus, and low distortion at near zero light. IR correction lets lenses pick up detailed images in virtual darkness. Read More