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New at FRAMOS: "Anti-Shock & Vibration" Lenses
19 February 2018, 11:39 am – OptoIndex

New at FRAMOS®: Fujinon Brings Robust "Anti-Shock & Vibration" Lenses for Robotics and Industrial Applications

Fujinon has researched the robustness of lenses and developed a dedicated "anti-shock & vibration" design. The HF-12M and HF-5M series are already equipped, available through the global vision specialist FRAMOS®. Industrial imaging systems dealing with motion, shock, or vibration benefit from consistent image quality and less maintenance. The new Fujinon design has been tested under 10G and sine wave vibration at up to 500 Hz and 100 m/s², and is particularly suitable for applications in robotics and in high-vibration environments.

Most machine-vision installations utilize cameras with C-mount lenses with fixed focal lengths, which need to provide consistent image quality even irrespective of harsh conditions. Modern robotic arms are so powerful that they can move loads with several multiples of the acceleration due to gravity (unit G, 1 G = 9.81 m/s²). Robot-guided image processing systems must withstand these accelerations and are additionally exposed to the vibrations at the tip of the robot arms. The same applies to camera-lens setups on large machines with rotating elements.

Stephanie Simon, Lens Expert at FRAMOS, highlights the importance of using ruggedized lenses: "Industrial vision systems are often exposed to severe mechanical stress and environmental factors. Bumping and vibration often cause a significant decrease in resolution and a shift in the optical axis. For customers with robotic applications, mobile systems or even fixed solutions in harsh environments, choosing a rugged and durable lens design is essential to ensure high image and analysis quality."

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