Lens has 6X optical telecentric zoom

JULY 14, 2009--The latest addition to a line of telecentric Machine Micro Lenses (MMLs), the lens has a working distance of 70.9 mm and is equipped with a 6X optical telecentric zoom for adjustable iris and focus.

JULY 14, 2009--The latest addition to a line of telecentric Machine Micro Lenses (MMLs), the lens has a working distance of 70.9 mm and is equipped with a 6X optical telecentric zoom for adjustable iris and focus. Available with an optional integrated illumination system, the lens covers the entire view of all types of objects with the very high optical resolution needed for 5-Mpixel cameras. Applications include component recognition and automated visual inspection in semiconductor manufacturing, electronic equipment, electro-optical systems, machine-vision imaging systems, telecommunications, information technology (IT), bio-science and laboratory automation.
Moritex
Tokyo, Japan
www.moritex.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Moritex Unveils 5 Mega Pixel Telecentric Zoom Lens for High Resolution Imaging

Expands Family of Telecentric Machine Micro Lenses

June 1, 2009 (Tokyo, Japan) - Moritex Corporation, a leader in the field of lighting systems based on LED and fiber optic technology, today unveiled the latest addition to its family of telecentric Machine Micro Lenses (MML) with a new high resolution zoom lens to exploit the full potential of 5 Mega Pixel (MP) sensor cameras.

Unique in the 5 MP spec, the zoom lens has a long working distance of 70.9 millimeters and is equipped with a 6X optical telecentric zoom for adjustable iris & focus. Available with an optional integrated illumination system, the lens covers the entire view of all types of objects for easy and accurate recognition. Furthermore, the lens is loaded with lots of lenses but still with the very high optical resolution needed for 5 MP cameras.

"Today's release of the new 5 MP Zoom Lens is indicative of our commitment to meet and exceed rising resolution challenges inherent in industrial applications and microscopic imaging labs," said Matthias Endig, Product Manager for Machine Vision. "Together with SCHOTT, Moritex is focusing on providing vision engineers the best possible image for repeatable and accurate machine vision image processing."

The release of the new 5 MP lens marks the latest addition to Moritex's family of small, lightweight, C-mountable, and telecentric MMLs that provide high resolution and high contrast images for virtually any imaging application. Extensively used in high tech industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, electronic equipment, electro-optical systems, machine vision imaging systems, telecommunications, information technology (IT), bio-science and laboratory automation, the lenses are ideal for component recognition, and automated visual inspection.

About SCHOTT and MORITEX

The international technology group SCHOTT, based in Mainz, Germany, acquired a majority interest of 70.8% in Moritex Corporation, Tokyo, in November, 2008 as a result of the tender offer bid that was submitted for Moritex Corporation on September 25, 2008. The 5 Mega Pixel Zoom Lens is the first product unveiled by Moritex following the competition of majority ownership by SCHOTT.

Prior to the tender offer bid, SCHOTT and Moritex both signed a letter of intent on strategic cooperation in June, 2007 and have been working together successfully in the areas of sales, purchasing and research and development since then. MORITEX's technological expertise exists in areas of interest for the markets that SCHOTT addresses, including the medical technology, aviation and automotive industries. SCHOTT offers outstanding technological potential in hot forming, fiber drawing and automated manufacturing processes. The relationship between both companies - SCHOTT with its strong presence in Europe and the United States and Moritex with its strong presence in Asia - will improve access to markets of strategic importance.

SCHOTT has been present in the Japanese market for over 40 years and currently generates 10% of its sales here.

About MORITEX
MORITEX develops, manufactures and distributes lighting and imaging solutions serving machine vision, digital imaging, and optical components and systems. As an established leader in machine vision systems with an impeccable track record of innovation, MORITEX is the only provider that can service all different levels from system design to integrated system solutions.

MORITEX Corporation was founded in 1973 and has been listed in the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange since 2000. MORITEX has production sites in Japan, Singapore and China with a distribution and sales network across Asia, Europe and the USA.

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