LASER COMPONENTS has launched its new M18 Thread based FLEXPOINT MV18 line laser module that can be easily integrated into standardized systems. The new product was introduced at the Vision Show 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The FLEXPOINT MV18 is designed to deliver homogeneous power distribution along the entire projected line – an important requirement for its use in machine vision. The robust module is available in an extensive range of wavelengths between 405 nm and 850 nm. With an output power of up to 200 mW, the 450 nm version currently is the most powerful of the entire MV series. The FLEXPOINT MV18 can be quickly focused by means of a precise mechanism, which ensures high beam stability and low line drift. The power supply can be connected by an M12 thread at the rear of the module.
Five optics variants with different combinations of line thickness and depth of field are available to match the demands of different applications. In addition to the standard version with adjustable focus, it will also be offered in a low-priced version with factory-fixed focus.
LASER COMPONENTS has also announced the release of its cost-effective SAH series of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in an M1 package. This is the smallest available SMD housing (Surface-Mounted Device), at only 2 mm x 1.4 mm. The new APDs will be presented at SPIE DCS event to be held from April 15 - 19 in Orlando, Florida.
Optimized for wavelengths of 850 nm and 905 nm, these components are mainly designed for range finding applications in which larger detectors cannot be installed due to lack of space. Consumer products are another common field of application. Depending on the version, the diameter of the detector area is 230 µm or 500 µm. Like the SAH versions in M2 and M2F packages, these APDs feature low noise and a particularly short response time as well as operating temperatures between -40°C and +85°C.