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Fujinon Anti Shock & Vibration Technology at Vision 2018
Fujifilm North America-Optical Devices Posted 10/04/2018
Industrial imaging systems are frequently subject to strong accelerations, shocks, and vibrations. This is especially true for mobile systems, like robot-guided 3D scanners, but also for fixed installations. Such mechanical stress often causes a significant reduction of the resolution and a shift of the optical axis – severe problems for machine vision, optical metrology applications and optically calibrated systems.
Fujifilm has investigated the impact of shocks and vibrations on industrial fixed focal lenses via a dedicated test procedure. Depending on focal length and model the optical axis is shifted up to 26 µm, which corresponds to approx. 7 pixels with 2nd generation Sony Pregius sensors. Such kind of specification is not presented in most datasheets, but crucial in the selection process of lenses for optical metrology.
Further investigations led to the development of the Fujinon Anti-Shock & Vibration technology. The new lens design is based on an elastic and patent pending fixation of the internal lens arrangement. With this new technology incorporated into several Fujinon Machine Vision lenses the shift of the optical axis can be reduced down to just 4 µm and the resolution degradation is minimized. The new mechanical design makes lenses maintain their high optical performance despite the shocks and vibrations that unavoidably occur in industrial imaging systems.
The following lenses are already equipped with the FUJINON Anti-Shock & Vibration design:
- All lenses of the HF-12M series for pixel sizes from 2.1 µm and sensors up to 1“
- HF-5M series for pixel sizes from 3.45 µm and sensors up to 1.1“:6mm and 50mm focal length
Link to the video of the testing procedure and robustness of the Anti-Shock & Vibration design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxN8V2K0j6A
About FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH
FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH is responsible at its Kleve location for the sales, marketing and servicing of professional FUJINON lenses for TV and film productions, CCTV and Machine Vision as well as FUJINON Binoculars in Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.
For many years, FUJINON has been creating award-winning lenses. It develops and produces innovative, cutting-edge solutions for almost every application in the entertainment industry, security systems and industrial image processing.
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Thanks to the Megapixel-Zoom and Megapixel-Varifocal lenses, CCTV systems are becoming high resolution. The steadily growing portfolio of precise Machine Vision lenses for industrial image processing ensures minimal distortion for highest image quality, even under harsh conditions.
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