Z-LASER's ZM12 series devices feature homogeneous light distribution

The ZM12 production series from Z-LASER is a compact, entry-level laser product for laser profiling or positioning applications.

Apr 2nd, 2012
Z-LASER's ZM12 series lasers feature homogeneous light distribution with Powell lens
Z-LASER's ZM12 series lasers feature homogeneous light distribution with Powell lens

The ZM12 production series is a compact, entry-level laser product for laser profiling or positioning applications in the machine vision, automotive, medical equipment, or textile industries. The lasers now integrate Powell lens technology to support homogeneous light distribution (HLD). Encased in a 45-mm housing, the ZM12 laser projects a line with +/-5% homogeneity of light distribution. With guaranteed light distribution across the projected line, machine-vision algorithms are expected to produce results with greater accuracy than with Gaussian light distribution.
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Freiburg, Germany

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Z-LASER achieves 5% homogeneity with improved Powell lens for the ZM12 and
ZM18 laser families

Freiburg, Germany – Z-LASER, a manufacturer of lasers and laser systems, is pleased to announce that its ZM12 family of small lasers now supports homogeneous light distribution (HLD). Following the successful integration of the new Powell lens technology into its ZM18 laser family, Z-LASER has adapted the improved HLD technology to their ZM12 family of lasers, which were previously only available with Gaussian light distribution.

Encased in a 45 mm housing, the ZM12 laser projects a line with an unprecedented +/-5% homogeneity of light distribution. With guaranteed light distribution across the projected line, machine vision algorithms will produce results with greater accuracy than with Gaussian light distribution. “Improving the performance of the Powell lens technology is quite an engineering feat,” explains Ralph Tesson, Director, Z-LASER America. “This kind of homogeneity can produce excellent results, especially when using slightly longer camera exposures for applications that previously might have required a speckle-reduced laser.”

About ZM12 laser family
The ZM12 production series is a compact, entry-level laser product and offers an excellent price-performance ratio for profiling or positioning applications in the machine vision, automotive, medical equipment, or textile industries.

About Z-LASER
Established in 1985, Z-LASER is a recognized developer of laser systems for industrial, medical and laboratory applications. Staffed by a team of creative engineers, Z-LASER finds innovative solutions and applications for optoelectronics and laser technology. For more company information, visit www.z-laser-america.com.

For more information, please contact
Ralph Tesson, Director, Z-LASER America
ralph@z-laser-america.com
Tel:1-800 958-1572

SOURCE: Z-LASER

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