On January 9th, RICOH Industrial Solutions Inc. (President: Hiroshi Takemoto) is launching a new 8mm 5MX lens to expand the line-up of the four existing 2/3" 12, 16, 25 and 35mm 5MX lenses for 5 Megapixel cameras released in 2018-2019.
The new model provides the widest angle of view of RICOH 5MX lenses, while still providing high resolution images right up to the periphery.
With the shortest focal length of the existing lineup, this lens has the ability to be incorporated into a narrow installation space and reduces the number of cameras in the system.
As well as the previous 12, 16, 25 and 35mm lenses, which have been receiving good reviews, the new 8mm model uses JIIA (Japan Industrial Imaging Association) lens standards, that satisfy S Rank* (Best Performance Class) criteria, allowing the lenses to take high resolution, high contrast, sharp images over the entire sensor at all working distances. The introduction of a floating mechanism provides high resolution, high contrast performance over a wide range of imaging distances, from 0.1m to infinity. No matter the imaging distance, this lens will maintain a sharp picture with high performance over the entire area of the screen, meeting machine vision market needs for stable, high inspection/detection precision.
The lens provides a high resolution image right up to the periphery and has low distortion, making it ideal for a variety of applications. 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 imperfections and in making detailed inspections of a wide range of objects. Furthermore, this new high-resolution lens can also be used as a visual sensor in any machine's vision system. Even with its' wide viewing angle this lens performs in these various applications superbly, adhering to these features along with all the RICOH 5MX lenses.
The market, that requires high levels of inspection and detection accuracy, is transitioning to higher resolution lenses. By extending our line-up of high-performance 5 Megapixel lenses, we are now able to respond further to the diverse market requirements.
Our goal is to continue developing new products and further expand our business in the Machine Vision market.
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