Universe Kogaku’s optical lenses are used by many of the major companies in the automotive industry. Automobile manufacturers use Universe lens assemblies in the robotic equipment found on their automated assembly lines and inside their cars as well. These lenses are used in back up cameras and other location sensing devices. Universe has a lens for many automobile industry applications. The following lenses are designed to work well for automotive needs, as well as other high resolution, vision applications. At the bottom of this page you will find excerpts of Optics News articles related to the automotive industry. If you are looking for a specific lens for your next optical project, please contact us for personal assistance from a design engineer.
The manufacturing industry keeps evolving and advancing in terms of technological developments. In the past, humans were involved in every aspect of manufacturing; the industry thrived on manual labor. Yes—machines [...]
In this day and age, photoelectric sensors are among the most important mechanisms behind the successful functioning of several manufacturing industries as they help manufacturers discover the presence (or lack) of objects. […]
Many manufacturing facilities are outdated and inefficient. That’s why so many companies are looking at retooling. Not only have the products changed, but the flow of the facility has become more of a challenge. Manufacturers [...]
When it comes to monitoring large commercial vehicles, like a bus, limousine, or a semi-truck, a commercial vehicle surveillance system allows the driver to keep tabs on even the hardest-to-see areas. Truck camera systems are [...]
As of May 2018, federal law has required that all new passenger cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds be equipped with rearview monitoring technology. And in most cases that means [...]
With three major accidents in 2018, autonomous driving has experienced some major setbacks. However, thermal imaging can improve autonomous driving. Also known as infrared imaging, there’s great promise on the horizon in relationship to decreasing [...]
Barcode scanners are extremely simple devices that can read and output printed barcodes to a computer. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, [...]
M12 Lenses, also referred to as S-Mount Lenses or Micro-Video Lenses, are board lenses used to focus an image onto a camera sensor. They are used in a variety of applications including automotive, forensics, pharmaceutical, [...]
3D scanning is all about capturing real-world data and converting it into a 3D model. Until recently, 3D scanners were mainly used for industrial applications. 3D printing is becoming more common, especially for hobbyists, and [...]
In today’s automotive environment, there are a variety of in-car cameras. These automotive cameras provide solutions to different problems. Safety is the first priority, followed by security. In many of the vehicles being made today, [...]
Terahertz radiation is used in a wide variety of applications including airport security checks and material analysis in a lab. The wavelength of this radiation is significantly larger than the wavelength of visible light, as [...]
Someone throws a ball. The other person catches it. Simple, right? No, not really. This is one of the most complex processes science has ever attempted to comprehend, let alone recreate. Inventing a machine to [...]
Sometimes known as photo eyes, photoelectric sensors emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment, or changes in surface conditions. When the emitted light is [...]
We live in a day and age where new technologies are being brought to the market at what seems like lightening speed. One advancement leads to another, and then another. New products, based on emerging [...]
Robots that offer point-to-point delivery are poised to become hot sellers for e-commerce companies and businesses that are looking to improve inventory control, order processing methods and labor efficiency to speed up operations. E-Commerce in [...]
Imagine knowing enough about Earth’s atmosphere to predict climate trends, or knowing enough about a hurricane to get the right people evacuated. Consider a time when advances in medical procedures retire the scalpel to the [...]
Intelligent robotics is one of the technologies that has the potential to fundamentally alter society. From both an industrial and social perspective. “Smart perception” is a key concept that will drive this evolution toward intelligent [...]
In 2013, on the streets of Parma, Italy, an autonomous vehicle successfully navigated a route on a public roadway without a driver. The course was relatively short, but, it did include a series of complex [...]
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