ABOUT US

Canon Optoelectronic Components, Integrating the Latest Technologies. Canon has been developing industrial components with super-high levels of precision and accuracys using its optical technologies gained and accumulated for over half a century. Canon now has a line of products that integrate cutting-edge optical technologies, electronic circuit technologies, and super-precision fabrication technologies, meeting the needs of our customers everywhere from research and development to production lines.

 

HOT PRODUCTS

The Surface Reflectance Analyzer RA-532H is designed to measure and evaluate objects' surface conditions. Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements.

The new 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. The scanhead features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes.

Canon’s Machine Vision RV-Series is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. The RV1100, RV500, and RV300 utilize cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies.

The PV-01 from Canon is a compact, high-precision laser Doppler velocimeter with S-100 and S-150Z/200 optical sensors that can measure the velocity and length of moving targets such as items on a conveyer belt,  lopes of  elevator  systems, pipes, cables to be cut at a certain  length, etc.  The PV-01 comes with a free measurement software package to monitor the trend of velocity and analyze data.

The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners is comprised of four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extreme high resolution, precision, and accuracy.

This is a highly miniaturized and high resolution optical encoder ideal for applications involving linear/rotary motion and speed control. It uses an XY-Stage and turntable equipment to provide velocity and positioning information.

Canon USA has developed laser rotary encoders that can provide 81,000 pulses with a 36-mm diameter by using the light-diffraction interference method in conjunction with a semiconductor laser acting as the light-emitting element.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

1 Canon Park

Melville, NY 11747

UNITED STATES

Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON

Contact: Taiki Iida

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION

Canon USA, Inc. Motion Control Products Group

Email: motors@cusa.canon.com
Contact: Asumi Kobayashi

FEATURED ARTICLES AND DOWNLOADS

  • Frameless Brushless DC Motor Datasheet
    11/18/2021

    Canon's DC-motors are custom manufactured to achieve the exact speed, power and current required of the OEM application. Canon motors are RoHS-compliant and are completely designed, manufactured and assembled in our facilities.

  • Motion Control Products: Ironcore Motors Datasheet
    11/18/2021

    Canon’s ironcore motors available in a wide variety of sizes and windings, and are used in many different markets ranging from consumer products to industrial and professional products. A lineup of options such as gears and encoders can provide the optimum solution to fulfill any requirement.

  • Motion Control Products: Brushless Motors Datasheet
    11/18/2021

    Canon’s brushless motors are compact, high-power motors offered in outer rotor types with high rotational stability and quick response, as well as in inner rotor types equipped with reduction gears and encoders.

  • Motion Control Products: Coreless Motors Datasheet
    11/18/2021

    Canon’s coreless motors feature a small footprint, high power output, and a low moment of inertial that provides quick response rates and high controllability. They are ideal for many applications including cameras and pumps. Customization and other options are available on request.

  • Motion Control Products Brochure
    11/18/2021

    Canon offers a variety of brushless, coreless, and ironcore dc-motors that are custom manufactured to achieve the exact speed, power, and currents required for OEM applications. These motors are found in robotic systems, semiconductor process equipment, sporting equipment, currency/credit card acceptor mechanisms, medical devices, entertainment products, diagnostic equipment, pumps, banking and gaming equipment, and much more.

  • Motion Control Products: Actuators Datasheet
    11/18/2021

    Canon’s actuator units are developed and designed by the utilization and implementation of simulation techniques combined with motors. These small, lightweight actuators are designed to customer specifications with very high levels of customer satisfaction.

  • DC Brushless Servo Motor: BY54 Datasheet
    11/17/2021

    Canon's brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Two types are offered with quick response and smooth rotation. Various custom options can be incorporated to fit your applications.

  • DC Brushless Servo Motor: BN22A Datasheet
    11/17/2021

    Canon's brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Two types are offered with quick response and smooth rotation. Various custom options can be incorporated to fit your applications.

  • DC Brushless Servo Motor: BN13 Datasheet
    10/26/2021

    Canon's brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Two types are offered with quick response and smooth rotation. Various custom options can be incorporated to fit your applications.

  • Linear Ultra Sonic Motors: Datasheet
    8/17/2021

    Canon's Linear Ultra Sonic Motor is a high performance and reliable piezo motor used for Canon cameras. Sold with or without an encoder, the motor is compact, light weight, and operates at high speed.

  • Non-Contact Displacement Sensor: PD-704 Datasheet
    8/17/2021

    The PD-704’s contactless measuring system utilizes a profile matching method that works by capturing consecutive images of an object and using these images (profiles) to search for correlations (matches).

  • High-Pulse Laser Rotary Encoders: Positional Angle Mastery In A Tiny Package
    12/18/2019

    The use of high-pulse optical-digital laser rotary encoders benefits applications where sensing or controlling the rotation and position of a mechanical system with high accuracy and exceptional resolution is required.

  • Laser Rotary Encoders For Highly Accurate Angle Sensing Datasheet
    9/20/2019

    Canon's family of laser rotary encoders provide highly accurate angle sensing for applications involving industrial and medical robotic engineering, stage position control, direct motor control, high-precision measurement instruments, and more. The available datasheet contains information on electrical, mechanical, and environmental specifications for each laser rotary encoder in the product line, as well as additional information on Canon's light-diffraction interference method.

  • Digital Encoder Galvano Scanner: GM-1000 Series Datasheet
    5/31/2019

    Canon’s latest series of digital encoder galvano scanners are ideal for laser ophthalmic surgery, confocal microscopy, OCT scanning, laser marking and scribing, laser projection and imaging, and micromachining and processing applications. There are several models available in the series with varying specifications depending on your need. Download the datasheet to learn more.

  • 3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series Brochure
    4/2/2019

    The Machine Vision RV-Series utilizes cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies. The series is capable of three-dimensional recognition of randomly assembled production line parts that range from those with complex shapes to those with very few distinguishing features. The systems’ simple preparation with CAD data and image files, and the ability to accurately recognize various parts facilitates the automation and acceleration of parts-provision processes.

  • New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously
    1/18/2018

    If surface appearance quality is critical, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF), including Canon’s new parameter, “Scattering C20, C60.” 

  • Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do All This?
    2/14/2017

    The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit.

  • 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead Datasheet
    2/1/2017

    The new 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. It features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes, a proprietary LED optical digital encoder, and a patented high speed beam shifter with operation at standard wavelength ranges of 515 – 532 nm, and 1030 – 1064 nm.

  • Laser Doppler Velocity Sensor: PV-01, S-100, & S-150/200 Brochure
    8/6/2015

    The PV-01 from Canon is a compact, high-precision laser Doppler velocimeter with S-100 and S-150Z/200 optical sensors. Features include a visible light semiconductor class 2 laser source, diffraction gratings, and a free measurement software package for detecting multiple types of irregularities in OA equipment, AV equipment, and manufacturing equipment.

  • Ultra Miniature Optical Encoder: SR Series Datasheet
    3/29/2012

    The SR Series by Canon is an optical encoder that features an ultra-miniature design and high resolution.

  • High Resolution Digital Galvano Scanner: KP-1 Series Datasheet
    2/23/2012

    Canon GM1000 Series digital galvano systems can be used for laser steering systems on rapid prototyping systems, confocal microscope, laser ophthalmic surgery, laser welding and drilling, laser projection marking and scribing. In addition, these units can be used for ocular coherence tomography for high-resolution cross-sectional imaging.

  • 3D Machine Vision: One Small Step For Robots, A Giant Leap For Factory Automation

    3D machine vision systems “see,” analyze, and make decisions to meet production requirements of high accuracy, high speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.

  • The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Canon’s new Galvano Scanner is a scan head instrument comprised of a number of Canon component technologies including the Galvano motor, scan head, motor driver, control board, and a focusing unit. This new product is developed for precise hole drilling and is able to achieve high-speed and precise laser processing via Canon's original beam shifter technology.

  • We were fortunate enough to meet with Taiki Iida at Canon to hear about two brand new releases.

  • Ronald Travis, sales manager with Canon USA, introduces us to his company’s line of miniature optical encoders, galvano scanners, laser Doppler velocity sensors, and rotary encoders at Photonics West 2013.

  • Ron Travis, sales manager at Canon U.S.A., tells us about their SR Series of ultra-miniature optical encoders, laser rotary encoders, laser doppler velocity sensors, and galvano scanners. These products are used in a wide variety of applications such as motion and speed control, robotics, manufacturing equipment, and more.

  • This video contains information on Canon’s Laser Rotary Encoders, or rotation angle sensors, and describes their benefit over conventional rotary encoders.

  • This video provides information on Canon’s high speed, high precision laser system and how it’s used to detect angle positions and to control galvano mirrors.

  • This video showcases how Canon’s Laser Doppler Velocimeter utilizes the Doppler effect of its laser beam to measure the speed, speed irregularities, and length of anything with a light diffusing surface.