SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH launches Xenon-SAPPHIRE lenses for high-resolution line-scan cameras


Bad Kreuznach, (PresseBox) - At VISION 2012, Schneider-Kreuznach presents nine high-performance Xenon-SAPPHIRE lenses for 12k and 16k line-scan cameras with a line length of up to 62.4 mm. These lenses have been developed to meet the stringent requirements of web and surface inspections and are the first choice for FPD and PCB inspection systems. They are broadband coated ensuring an optimum transmission for the range from 400 to 1000 nm, and both excellent optical and mechanical properties. With a resolution of more than 100 lp/mm, the lenses can be used for sensors with a pixel size of 3.5 µm.

Xenon-SAPPHIRE lenses are available with a magnification range from β' = -0.02 to β' = -1.75, including a version for the use with an 80 mm beam splitter for coaxial illumination. Precise fine mechanics and very low manufacturing tolerances minimize contrast loss. The lenses are attached to the customer's camera via a V70 interface.

For more information on Schneider-Kreuznach products, come and see us from 6 to 8 November at VISION 2012 in Stuttgart, hall 1, booth G72. Or visit our website at

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Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH designs, manufactures and markets optical and precision components and assemblies for machine vision and other image processing applications. Our high-quality optical solutions for image processing help system integrators and machine manufacturers improve their image processing systems.

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Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider Kreuznach Isco Division (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 640 employees worldwide, with 330 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.

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