Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan), an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces the market launch of a series of fixed-focal lenses for machine vision use that support full 5-mega-pixel resolution for 1/1.2” imagers in industry-leading compact bodies: Model: M112FM12/M112FM16/M112FM25.
*In machine-vision lenses that are compatible with a 1/1.2” imager and 5-mega-pixel resolution (survey by Tamron, effective as of October, 2016)
|M112FM12 / M112FM16 / M112FM25|
|Market-launch date||Suggested retail price|
|November 8, 2016||Open|
Mega-pixel cameras used for machine-vision applications including production equipment, substrate mounting equipment, various test equipment, and various engineering machines migrate toward larger-size imagers and higher resolution.
Market offers an extensive selection of lenses that fit each application. However, a camera-and-lens combination needs to be optimized for the individual installation condition. Some specific production equipment, substrate inspection equipment, and industrial-use printers mandate lenses that can be installed in a limited space, and ensure high resolution and high contrast imaging in a close-shooting distance.
Tamron’s machine-vision mega-pixel lens portfolio currently offers lenses for 1.1” imagers (4 models in M111FM series), 1/1.8” imagers (6 models in M118FM series), and 2/3” imagers (7 models in M23FM series, 3 models in 23FM series). With addition of new compact lenses for 1/1.2” imagers (M112FM series), the portfolio offers the widest selection of high-resolution lenses that address customers’ particular needs.
Tamron, as an integrated lens manufacturer, aggressively develops distinguished high-resolution fixed-focal lenses that address customers’ critical requirements in machine vision, particularly for high optical performance that assures high-fidelity over the whole image, and advanced user utility.
The new models are compatible with both 5.86μm pixel-pitch 1/1.2” imagers and 3.45μm pixel-pitch 2/3” imagers, and assure an equivalent resolution of full 5 mega-pixels, an industry-leading resolution and contrast in φ29mm machine-vision lenses. Tamron’s proprietary optical design offers equal first-class performance in all different focal lengths of the models.
＜Imager Size Examples＞
*(image circle diameter: 13.8mm)
Tamron’s state-of-the-art optics and advanced coating technologies assure distinguished optical performance, particularly in contrast and resolution, and superb optical transmissivity for crisp and clear images.
The new lenses assure high-quality imaging in frequently-used close-shooting distances.
Critical performance in resolution is thoroughly examined from the center to the periphery of images, assuring high-contrast and high-resolution, devoid of unbalanced blurring, throughout the entire lens view.
Rotational torque is increased to improve maneuverability for focusing and iris adjustment. Lock-screw positions are increased to four instead of the three of the former models, assisting easier installation for users.
A metal barrel is employed to improve durability and robustness against vibration, giving a cool and rugged exterior look.
A lock-screw used in previous models is replaced with an embedding-type setscrew, making the lens barrel free of a screw-head to enable installation in a compact space.
|Iris range||F/2.0 ～ 16||F/1.8 ～ 16|
(horizontal x vertical)
|1/1.2"||(4:3)||49.2°x 37.6°||37.4°x 28.4°||24.1°x 18.2°|
|(16:9)||53.2°x 30.6°||40.5°x 22.3°||26.2°x 15.0°|
|2/3"||(4:3)||40.9°x 31.1°||31.0°x 23.4°||19.9°x 15.0°|
|(16:9)||44.4°x 25.5°||33.7°x 19.2°||21.7°x 12.3°|
|Focusing range||0.1m ～ ∞|
|Operation||Focusing||Attached with a manual lock|
|Iris||Attached with a manual lock|
|Filter-screw diameter||M27 P=0.5mm|
|Spectrum range of imaging||Visible light|
|Range of operational temperature||-20℃ ～ +60℃|
*Specifications and exterior looks are subject to change without notice.
*Information effective as of the date of market-launch announcement (November 1, 2016).