Lenses News

  1. Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System
    11/1/2016

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduced the Fetura+™ Advanced Zoom Lens enabling high speed and reliable optical performance for the machine vision and inspection markets. Fetura+ features a unique linear rail design coupled with precision optics to enable it to travel through the 12.5:1 zoom range in less than one second. Due to this unique design, Fetura+ offers a service life in excess of one million cycles and delivers exacting repeatability in any orientation.

  2. Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors
    10/27/2016

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.

  3. “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose
    9/30/2016

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  4. Robotiq And Varioptic Announce The Availability Of The Robotiq Camera
    7/15/2016

    Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera specifically designed for Universal Robots.

  5. Microscan, Varioptic Launch Autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers
    7/13/2016

    Microscan and Varioptic announce the availability of autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers. The MicroHAWK is the world’s smallest platform for barcode reading to advanced machine vision.

  6. 3D-Printed Camera Small Enough To Be Injected Through a Syringe
    7/1/2016

    German scientists have produced a camera, using additive manufacturing with a femtosecond laser printer, capable of building free-form optics. Researchers claim that technology opens possibilities for micro- or nano-optical devices, such as endoscopes and mini-robots with autonomous vision, and paves the way for a “paradigm shift” in medical imaging that could be injected into the body through a syringe.

  7. Varioptic Introduces New Liquid Lens With Increased Operating Temperature Range
    5/2/2016

    Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot Drones SAS, announces today the availability of a new variable focus liquid lens, with extended operating temperature range, the Arctic 25H series.

  8. High-Resolution Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors
    2/17/2016

    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.

  9. DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates
    2/4/2016

    DSI now offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. They also provide extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals with their company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process. DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 & Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

  10. Optical Surfaces Aspheric Lenses And Mirrors
    10/8/2014

    Using proprietary production techniques, Optical Surfaces Ltd is a supplier of aspheric parabolic mirrors with off-axis angles approaching 30° and focal lengths as short as 100 millimetres (mm).