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Two New RICOH FA Lenses with 12 and 16mm focal lengths

Stronger line-up with the addition of S-Rank (Best Performance Class) High Performance Lenses for 5 Megapixel Cameras

October 24, 2018
RICOH Industrial Solutions Inc.

On October 24, 2018 RICOH Industrial Solutions Inc. (President and CEO: Katsunori Nakata) proudly announces the introduction of two new 12 and 16mm high performance image processing lenses for 5 Megapixel cameras to complement its three current 2/3" 5 Megapixel lens range.



The new models use JIIA (Japan Industrial Imaging Association) lens standards and satisfy S-Rank* (Best Performance Class) criteria. This allows the lenses to take high resolution, high contrast, sharp images over the entire sensor. The lenses provide a high resolution image right up to the periphery and have low distortion, making them ideal for visually inspecting high density printed circuit boards, confirming hairline cracks and other surface defects on sheet metals, checking for missing pixels on LCD monitors, inspecting multiple aspects simultaneously such as the shape, color and surface of food and pharmaceuticals for errors and in making detailed inspections of a wide range of objects. These lenses can also be used as visual sensors in any machine's vision system making them perfect for robot vision applications.

The new lenses feature a Φ33mm compact design. Despite their 5 Megapixel high resolution, their size allows a high degree of freedom incorporating them into wide range of equipment positions.

Lenses up to 2 Megapixels are currently dominant in the FA camera market. However, the market is transitioning to higher resolution lenses. By extending our line-up with two high-performance 5 megapixel lenses, we are able to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Our goal is to continue developing new products and further expand our business in the FA lens market.


* JIIA Technical Report LER-007:
Recommended specifications for high definition camera lenses
  • Applications (S-Rank): For applications requiring higher resolution over the entire image
  • Evaluation Criteria (S-Rank): Resolving spatial frequency corresponding to the Nyquist frequency over the entire image

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