Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.
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Schneider-Kreuznach announces the availability of new Xenon-Topaz lenses. These low-weight compact lenses are fitted with a C-mount and are suitable for modern 1.1” CCD and CMOS sensors with 12 megapixels and a pixel size of up to 3.0 μm. The image circle has a 17.6 mm diameter.
Schneider Optics introduces 16 new motorized versions of Schneider-Kreuznach’s Cinegon, Xenoplan and Tele-Xenar Compact C-Mount lenses. These high quality lenses have been fitted with industrial P-Iris stepper motors for digital control.
Schneider Optics presents new, lightweight and cost-efficient Xenon-Ruby C-mount lenses from Schneider Optics.
The new Xenon-Sapphire special lens series is designed for the highest requirements of web and surface inspections, and is the first choice for FPD and PCB inspection systems.
In this video, Jim Sullivan, director of sales and marketing for Schneider Optics, tells us about his company’s C-mount lenses, emerald ruby lenses, and xenon emerald lenses at Photonics West 2013.
MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.
In response to the popularity of megapixel cameras and sensors, many lens manufacturers are marketing "megapixel lenses." The problem? There's no such thing.
Continuing advances in high-resolution sensors with higher pixel densities and smaller pixels are challenging optics manufacturers to produce lenses of increased performance. To understand how lenses can affect the performance of imaging systems, it is necessary to grasp the physics behind diffraction, lens aperture, focal length, and the wavelength of light (see “Matching Lenses and Sensors,” Vision Systems Design, March 2009). Additionally, other design limitations also restrict the optical capabilities of a lens, even before manufacturing tolerances are taken into account.
Datasheets can be misleading, so how do you know what you are really buying? To help optical designers and engineers view optical datasheets more critically and ask the right questions of lens providers, this article discusses key datasheet parameters.
The Xenon-TOPAZ lenses are designed for sensors up to 12 megapixel and broadband-coated for the spectral range of 400 – 1000 nm (VIS + NIR). This lens has a 2.0 – 16 F# range, and is 50 mm in length.