Qioptiq presents the new lens series flo.x with liquid lens focusing:

P R E S S R E L E A S E │ LASER World of Photonics, May 2013 │Hall B1, Booth 107
Qioptiq presents the new lens series flo.x with liquid lens
Extreme missions, like the detection and
documentation of underground drainage
Anke Weinreich
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37081 Göttingen
Tel: +49 551 6935 - 135
Fax: +49 551 6935 - 166
systems, make great demands on the
robustness and focusing features of an
inspection system. Wherever compact
equipment and high speed are needed in
object detection, special lenses are
required – lenses that combine excellent
refocusing capabilities with a ruggedness
that ensures a long service life, even in
harsh environments.
The new flo.x 2.8/3.35 mm lens developed by Qioptiq with internal high-speed
liquid lens refocusing maintains a constant image quality over a large object
distance range. The first lens in this new series is extremely compact and features
virtually constant high resolution, excellent color correction, and minimal
brightness drop over a long service life. The autofocus function is implemented
entirely without moving parts.
The new flo.x inspection lens series exemplifies Qioptiq's own high standards, with the
sophisticated electronic focusing optics packaged in a compact housing – just 22 mm
long with a diameter of 16 mm – that can withstand even the roughest conditions. The
flo.x is ideal for industrial inspection applications that require not only a long service
life of all components, but also maximum image quality with a refocus function. The
short focal length of 3.35 mm is perfect for the 4 mm image diameter and thus for a ¼"
sensor. The fixed aperture makes the lens easy to use in even the tightest spaces while
helping to prevent operator error.
Like all inspection lenses from Qioptiq, the flo.x can be integrated in tailored solutions
for specific customer requirements.
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Electronic focusing: operating distance: 15 mm to ∞
Imaging performance: image-space contrast > 45% @ 80 lp/mm
All-metal housing
M12 thread for camera connection
Image diameter: 4 mm (¼" sensor)
1:2.8/3.35 mm
Spectral range: 430 – 680 nm
Ambient conditions:
Shock test: 100 shocks with 10 g on all 3 axes, in acc. with DIN ISO
Vibration: 10-55 Hz @ ± 0.35 mm, 55-150 Hz with 5 g on all 3 axes, in
acc. with DIN ISO 9022-36-07.1
Operating temperature range: –20 °C to +60 °C
About Qioptiq
Qioptiq designs and manufactures photonic products and solutions that serve a wide
range of markets and applications in the areas of medical and life sciences, industrial
manufacturing, defense and aerospace, and research and development. The company
is known for its high-quality standard components, products and instruments, its
custom modules and assemblies, its leading-edge innovation, its precision
manufacturing and its responsive global resourcing. Through a series of acquisitions,
Qioptiq has an impressive history and pedigree, and benefits from having integrated
the knowledge and experience of Avimo, Gsänger, LINOS, Optem, Pilkington, Point
Source, Rodenstock, Spindler & Hoyer and others. Qioptiq has a worldwide presence
with locations throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, employs over 1,900 people, and
generated revenues of approximately US$346 million in 2012. For more information,
visit www.qioptiq.com
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