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Many factors must be considered when developing a solution that requires a thermal imager or infrared (IR) camera, such as the application, waveband requirement, minimum resolution, pixel size, and the ability to scale production.   Continue Reading..
Innovation In AR Lens Coatings: High Quality Coatings For High-Power Lasers
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Simplifying Integration With Flexible Design Capabilities
Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration
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How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design
When laying out a site design for surveillance using currently marketed uncooled thermal cameras, it is important to understand the coverage capability of the cameras under evaluation in terms of field of view and range.   Continue Reading..
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Time-Resolved Infrared Multispectral Imaging of Gases
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How To Measure Luminance With Light Meters
There seems to be a never-ending list of ways light meters are used in a wide range of industries. These powerful luminance meters give technicians an accurate appraisal of the characteristics of any number of light sources and are used for quality control and other important purposes. By Jay Catral, Technical Sales and Applications Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing  Continue Reading..
Application Note: Ball Lenses For Telecom & Datacom Applications
Ball lenses from DSI are affordable, durable and feature very low insertion loss. DSI's new IsoSphere Ball Lenses are scratch-resistant, antireflection (AR) coated, and available in sizes from 200 microns to 10.0 mm diameter  Continue Reading..


Schneider Optics offers the Macro Varon and Macro Varon with a beamsplitter for PCB/ FPD/ OLED/ LED inspection, flat glass inspection, quality control, wafer inspection, line scan, and other web and surface inspection applications. They are ideally suited for 12k line scan with pixel sizes from 3.5 μm up to 5 μm.

Schneider Optics offers the Unifoc 58 and Unifoc 76 helical mounts used for focusing enlarging lenses that do not contain any internal focusing mechanism. They feature a total focus range (Z-axis travel) of 25.7 mm and differ only by their rear mount. The Unifoc 58 has a “male” T2 thread (M42 x 0.75). The Unifoc 76 has a “male” M58 x 0.75 thread.

Line scan imaging is most commonly used for complex web and surface inspections and therefore, require a camera and lens with smaller pixel sizes and increased sensor resolution. Makro-Symmar, Micro-Symmar, Componon, and Apo-Componon lenses are designed for industrial machine vision applications and satisfy even the most stringent requirements of next generation 12k line scan applications.

The Xenon-Diamond series comprises a family of line scan lenses specifically designed for large magnifications such as -2.6x or -3.5x. Optimized for the highest resolution and image quality, these compact and robust cameras are ideal for FPD inspection, PCB/OLED inspections, web and surface inspections, line scan, and other quality control applications.

Schneider Optics offers the Xenon-Zirconia series of lenses for a variety of line scan applications. These lenses are optimized for pixel size 5 μm for use with 12k (62.5 mm) line scan sensors but can also be used with 16k (82 mm) lines.

The Xenon-Sapphire series of high-resolution, high-speed lenses are designed for 16k pixel line scan sensors, with several models optimized for a certain magnification range. These lenses feature pixel size of 3.5 µm, and are compact, robust, and lockable in distance and apertures.

Schneider Optics offers a series of 2/3” lenses featuring an extremely high relative aperture of 0.95, making them ideal for low light applications. They are corrected and coated for the visible range from 400 to 700 nm.

Schneider Optics' Xenon-Emerald series is designed for large format cameras with up to 29 MP sensors. These compact, low-distortion lenses feature an image diameter of 43.2 mm and are lockable in distance and aperture.



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