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Edmund Optics® wins inspect Award for the 5th year in a row – 3rd place for new LT lens series

11/18/2020, Mainz, Germany   —

Edmund Optics® (EO), one of the leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies and imaging components, is once again amongst the winners of the inspect Award.

This acknowledgement is awarded by the imaging and machine vision magazine inspect from the publishing house Wiley on a yearly basis. After selecting the most innovative products amongst the applications, readers have to choose between the shortlisted products and select the product they find most trend-setting and treasure most. This year Edmund Optics applied with their new TECHSPEC® LT Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses, featuring a high-resolution f/2,8 optical design with an integrated Optotune liquid lens for fast electronic focus and won the inspect award in bronze in the category vision.

Dr. Boris Lange, Manager Imaging Europe, states: “Edmund Optics always listens to market trends and customer’s requirements and the LT lenses are a result of the latest development. Using liquid lenses in combination with large sensors was not possible, as their small size leads to vignetting, preventing the light from reaching the corners of the sensor. We are aiming to bring the technology a good step forward by serving the market with a lens fulfilling the current gap.”

This innovative product convinced the readers with up to 12 MegaPixels and 3.45µm pixel size. The C-Mount lenses are optimized for 1.1” sensors and have front filter threading to integrate imaging filters to meet application requirements. TECHSPEC® LT Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses are ideal for machine vision and factory automation applications where focusing at multiple distances is required, such as quality inspection systems, rapid automation, and package sorting. The lenses will be released in 2021.

EO provides complete imaging solutions with a large product line, technical expertise, manufacturing capabilities, technical support, and assists customers to maximize the performance of their imaging system. From stock items in the catalogue to customized versions of imaging lenses: EO – Your Partner in Advanced Imaging Optics! The first time Edmund Optics won an inspect Award was in 2017 in Silver with its Cx series of compact and flexible lenses. In 2018 the Ruggedized Cr lens series was awarded with Gold, followed in 2019 by another Silver award for the Liquid Lens M12 Imaging Lenses series. In 2020, EO was awarded with Bronze for the CA lens series. Edmund Optics is very proud to again be amongst the recipients of the inspect Award 2021 and very much appreciates the involvement of the readers.

Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. With a portfolio of over 34,000 products and a large inventory of optical components, EO offers products for immediate delivery, standard or customized, in small quantities and large volume, for various industries. With its headquarters in the US, EO has manufacturing sites in Asia, Europe and the Americas. In collaboration with a global team of experts in optical design and manufacturing and a global distribution network, EO supports its customers along the entire value chain - from design to prototype and volume production - and has what is needed to enable the success of their projects. The FUTURE DEPENDS on OPTICS and EO is ready to support its customers on that journey.

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense since 1942. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of optical components, multi-element lenses, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of stock and custom products. With locations in more than nine countries across the globe, EO employs just over 1,000 employees and continues to expand. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or on the website at