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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canon laser Doppler velocimeters, equipped with diffraction gratings, take advantage of an optical system (diffraction laser light Doppler method) that will not dependent on the laser wavelength. Therefore, the measurement precision is unaffected by fluctuations in the semiconductor laser wavelength due to changes in temperature. Not only are these sensors environmental stability they can be used for a wide variety of applications; since we use an E/O frequency shifter, they are capable of taking measurement from a still as well as a running state.
Laser Doppler Velocimeters by Canon provide contact-free measurement of the velocity of semiconductor lasers. They feature Canon’s original laser-light Doppler optical system, which provides accurate velocity measurements of semiconductor lasers, regardless of the lasers wavelength.
Canon's family of laser rotary encoders provide highly accurate angle sensing for applications involving robotic engineering, stage position control, direct motor control, 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.