Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit machine vision applications.

May 4, 2016

Designed for pixels that are ≤2.2 µm, TECHSPEC® UC Series provides resolution of >200 lp/mm across sensor and is built specifically for machine vision working distances and resolution requirements. RoHS-compliant ultra-compact lenses are available in 5 focal lengths from 4–25 mm. Although lenses are optimized for 1/2.5 in. sensors, number of focal lengths support sensors up to 1/1.8 in. Compatible with C-mount cameras, lenses feature locking iris and focus adjustment with recessed set screws. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Vision Systems

LeddarTech's LeddarOne Sensor Includes ElectriPlast

April 1, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., today announces that LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ optical detection technology, includes ElectriPlast material to produce lens barrels in its latest release of its LeddarOne Sensing Module, a compact and low-cost... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Telecentric Lenses suit volume inspection applications.

March 8, 2016

Available in 40 models with working distances from 40&ndash;300 mm and magnification from 0.5&ndash;8x, TECHSPEC® Compact Telecentric Lenses provide solution for machine vision applications. All offer in-line illumination option, which uses port to connect fiber optic light guide or LED module. RoHS-compliant lenses feature telecentricities of <0.2° and distortions of <0.2%. With fixed aperture and lockable focus, lenses are suited for assembly lines and factory floors. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

NAB 2016: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens Offerings

March 4, 2016

Wayne, N.J., – At the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its entire range of 4K Ultra HD Series, Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the popular XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch zoom and XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens. The company will exhibit in Booth C7125 during the show, which runs from April 16-21 at... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire and Ruby Balls create short focal length lenses.

February 18, 2016

Featuring 9 Moh hardness, Meller Sapphire and Ruby Balls come in 42 in. and metric sizes from 0.1&ndash;0.5 mm diameter with 0.000025 in. sphericity and ±0.0001 in. basic diameter tolerance. Units can be precision ground into plano-convex lenses with surface finishes to 80&ndash;20 scratch dig. Unaffected by fast moving dirt and impervious to most chemicals, solvents, and detergents, balls crafted into lenses for micro air vehicle applications are available A/R coated and provide 85&ndash;98% typical transmission. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

GS Plastic Optics Features Precision Polymer Optics at Photonics West 2016

February 17, 2016

Rochester, NY – GS Plastic Optics, a leading manufacturer of precision polymer optics, will feature diamond turned, injection molded, and thin-film coated lenses at the SPIE Photonics West 2016 exhibition, February 16-18 in San Francisco. Every day GS Plastic Optics works with executives and program managers to solve complex optical challenges. The company manufactures polymer optics... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sony Launches New G Master(TM) Brand of Interchangeable Lenses

February 10, 2016

Three new models including 24-70mm F2.8 Zoom, 85mm F1.4 Prime and 70-200mm F2.8 Zoom deliver unrivaled imaging experiences NEW YORK, – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their flagship G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses. Sony's new brand includes three new E-mount full frame... Read More

Services, Vision Systems

Empire to Showcase Precision Molded Optics for Medical Device, Other Applications at Photonics West

February 1, 2016

Representatives at booth 633 will discuss molding, diamond turning, coating and assembly services Rochester, N.Y. — Empire Precision Plastics, a manufacturer of injection molded opaque parts and optics, will feature its molded and diamond turned polymer lenses at the 2016 SPIE Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco. Empire provides injection molded polymer optics, single... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Ross Optical's Photonics West Exhibit to Highlight Smartphone Applications of Micro Optics

February 1, 2016

Visit booth 316 to learn about current projects, including micro optics for smartphone-based diagnostic tools El Paso, TX – Ross Optical Industries, a provider of precision OEM lenses and engineering services, will discuss micro optics applications, including a smartphone diagnostics case study, at the 2016 Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco. The growing use of... Read More

Vision Systems

Tokyo-based Video Firm Conducts Independent, Hands-on Research into Performance of Primes vs. FUJINON Zooms

January 25, 2016

Wayne, N.J. – Tokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount... Read More

Vision Systems

Achromatic Lenses offer 500-1,100 nm broadband transmission.

January 25, 2016

Consisting of 2 optical components cemented together to form doublet, TECHSPEC® YAG-BBAR Coated Achromatic Lenses provide alternative to air-spaced focusing doublets. Lenses are available in 12 models with diameters from 6.25&ndash;25 mm and focal lengths from 12.5&ndash;200 mm. With surface quality of 40-20, units are optimized for less than 0.25% absolute reflectivity at 532 nm and 1,064 nm. Lenses can be used to focus Nd:YAG lasers and correct on-axis spherical and chromatic aberrations. 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.<br /> Read More

Vision Systems

DSLR Camera Lens features weather-resistant design.

October 2, 2015

Compatible with full-frame, 35 mm image sensors, HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70 mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens features large f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and 24&ndash;70 mm focal-length, minimizing need for tripod in low-light conditions. By incorporating 3 Extra-low Dispersion optical elements and 4 aspherical optical elements, K-mount lens assures sufficient light levels even at edges of image field, and compensates for aberrations. Built-in Supersonic Direct-drive Motor provides high-speed autofocus. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Micro Lens System enables inspection of shiny surfaces.

September 14, 2015

Featuring LED coaxial illumination, Micro Lens System minimizes glare and provides flat, even lighting without shadows across full area of electronic components, metal parts, biological specimens, or other shiny surfaces. Microscope accessory also includes 1x C-mount coupler, 1x objective lens, and 7 detents that let users calibrate lens for repeated measurements. Field of view is 6 x 8 mm at low magnification (0.6x) and 0.8 x 1.2 mm at high magnification. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Zinc Sulfide Optics perform across broad wavelengths.

September 14, 2015

Manufactured using Hot Isostatic Pressing for optimized clarity, hardness, and scratch resistance, ZnS Optics are suited for single aperture, multi-spectral systems that must perform over broad wavelength spectrum of 0.4&ndash;12 microns. Sizes range from 0.5&ndash;3.0 in. OD or diagonal with typical tolerances of ±0.001 to ±0.005 in. and thickness to ±0.002 in. Available as lenses and windows in plano-convex, -concave, meniscus, and flat configurations, optics are used in military applications. Read More

Vision Systems

Zoom Lens retains same pixel resolution across entire field.

September 11, 2015

Suited for industrial and life science applications, MicroMate 3X Zoom Lens images onto sensors with diagonals up to 22.5 mm with no vignetting. Lens offers fixed N.A. over entire zoom range and can be combined with any infinity corrected microscope objectives to achieve magnifications from 1X&ndash;150X. Located in fixed position between objective and zoom module, pupil allows use of coaxial illumination source, as well as fluorescence, DIC, and darkfield imaging. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Vision Systems

Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015

September 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES –  Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8-200 LED Fresnel and Newz on-camera LED light at IBC2015 (Stand 11.E38), which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam. The F8-200 is designed for location shoots or studio installations, while the compact Newz is built for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications. Built... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fast-growing China Laser Market Now Has Direct Access to More than 1,600 Edmund Optics Stock Laser Optics

September 1, 2015

Reinforces company's commitment to being a global powerhouse in the design, manufacture, and sales of high performance optical components Barrington, NJ USA – Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announces that customers in China now have direct access to over 1,600 high performance laser optics from Edmund Optics' large inventory of stock optics... Read More

Vision Systems

4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd during First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day

August 31, 2015

Wayne, N.J., – It was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra... Read More

Vision Systems

RMI's Next Generation of Precision Cylindrical Lenses: Enhanced Cylindrical Lens Line Includes a Range of Materials from DUV to FIR

August 26, 2015

Lafayette, Colorado — By developing a proprietary manufacturing process that includes state-of-the-art equipment and technical know-how, Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) has enhanced their custom lens product line with a new generation of custom and standard precision cylindrical lenses. Available in a variety of size, shapes and materials, RMI offers high quality cylindrical lenses that... Read More