Antireflection coating on lens increases transmission up to 12%

FEBRUARY 17, 2009--Designed for use in machine-vision applications, TECHSPEC compact fixed-focal-length lenses are suited for factory automation, inspection, or qualification.

FEBRUARY 17, 2009--Designed for use in machine-vision applications, TECHSPEC compact fixed-focal-length lenses are suited for factory automation, inspection, or qualification. The lenses feature large maximum apertures, so they can be used in restrictive lighting conditions. Each lens includes a broadband antireflection coating, which increases transmission by up to 12% over standard MgF2 coatings. A locking iris and a focus adjustment with recessed set screws prevent unintentional lens adjustments. The lenses are available in focal lengths of 8.5, 12, 16, 25, and 35 mm and support up to 2/3-in. sensors.
Edmund Optics
Barrington, NJ, USA
www.edmundoptics.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Edmund Optics TECHSPEC
Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses
Ideal for Industrial Machine Vision Applications

Industry-Leading Price to Performance Ratio
January 22, 2009, Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces TECHSPEC Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses. Designed for use in machine vision applications, TECHSPEC Compact Fixed Focal Length lenses are ideally suited for factory automation, inspection or qualification. The lenses have been optically designed with the specific working distance and unique resolution requirements of factory automation and inspection in mind. These high performance lenses feature large maximum apertures, so they can be used in even the most restrictive lighting conditions. Each lens includes a broadband anti-reflection coating, which increases transmission by up to 12% over standard MgF2 coatings on competitive lenses. They are available in focal lengths of 8.5 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm, 25 mm and 35 mm and support up to 2/3 inch sensors.

Edmund Optics' TECHSPEC Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses feature a locking iris and include a convenient focus adjustment with recessed set screws to prevent unintentional lens adjustments. The lenses are packaged in a compact, rugged housing - giving the user greater flexibility in space-constrained applications. Edmund Optics manufactures each lens to a high tolerance, resulting in superior imaging performance and low lens-to-lens variation, assuring easy installation into multiple systems, from the simplest to the most complex applications.

For all of your factory automation optics needs, Edmund Optics' TECHSPEC Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses provide an industry-leading price-to-performance ratio, combining high optical performance, industrial features and compact size with excellent value.

About EO:
Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. Supporting the R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe; EO products are used in a variety of applications ranging from DNA sequencing to retinal eye scanning to high-speed factory automation. EO's state of the art manufacturing capabilities combined with its global distribution network has earned it the position of the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1 800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com.

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