Are Off-The-Shelf Lenses Always the Best Solution?

Today there exists a huge number of off-the-shelf lenses for mass market applications where unit cost per lens is the dominant driving force. An informative white paper addresses the commonly asked question “Are off-the-shelf optics always the best...

Specialist Lenses for Vision Applications

In many vision applications the trend is for cameras and sensors to offer ever increasing resolution, what role does the lens fulfil in these devices and are suitable lenses generally available? 
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Machine Vision Cameras – predictions for the future

The growth in the adoption of machine vision, has been driven by the convergence of advanced imaging analysis, robotics, machine learning, and related automation. These technological advances are leading to creative, never-before-seen solutions, to unique challenges...

Trends in Machine Vision

A recent informative article in Quality Today takes a look at the most talked-about machine vision technologies, their practical uses and limitations, and which will have a long-lasting impact on your current and future applications. In the specific area of machine...

Looking to Monitor a High Temperature Process?

Non-invasive monitoring of high temperature processes such as incineration, recycling, smelting and chemical manufacturing places great demands on optical systems. For such high temperature applications, optical systems need to be designed to ensure performance is...

2019 – A Great Year for Scientific Advances

A large number of significant scientific events have occurred during 2019. These have included the New Horizons space probe flying by the Kuiper belt in January. A British woman became the first person in the world to have gene therapy for age-related macular...