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How to Choose or Custom-Design the Right Machine Vision Lens for Your Application

Jul 21, 2021
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Kowa American Corp.
Although commonly overlooked, a lens is the first component in the composition of a vision system. Using a low-quality lens will result in poor image quality, even if the lens is paired with hardware that is top of the line. Therefore, it is important to choose the right optics to maximize overall system performance. Andrew Kam discusses key optical features to consider when selecting a machine vision lens for your application. He also presents a brief overview of advancements in custom optical design, with a focus on weather-proofing and improving ruggedization. 

***This presentation premiered during the 2021 Vision Spectra Conference. For more information on Photonics Media conferences, visit

About the presenter:
Andrew KamAndrew Kam is the national sales manager for Kowa American Corp. He has over 10 years of experience in optics and is responsible for all sales in North and South America for Kowa's Vision Systems division. He holds a double Bachelor of Arts in economics and international studies from the University of California, Irvine.

About the sponsor:
Kowa is a leading manufacturer of high-quality lenses for a wide range of applications, including but not limited to CCTV (closed-circuit television), machine vision, cinematography, aerospace, and robotics. Kowa has over 70 years of optical experience and offers an extensive product lineup of lenses, ranging from superwide-angle 2.7-mm to ultratelephoto 2200-mm focal lengths.
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