OptiCentric® Linear – Rotation-free Centration Measurement Increases Speed and Flexibility

Centration inspection of a lens in horizontal position without rotation
Centration inspection of a lens in horizontal position without rotation

Centration measurement with OptiCentric® Linear uses the precise and error-compensated linear path of motion of the autocollimator focus as a reference axis. This means measurements are carried out independent from the orientation of the sample and without rotation. Position-sensitive lenses, such as those with integrated stabilizers, can be positioned flexibly. The system also allows samples in mass production to be checked quickly for the required quality.

Key Features

  • Fast measurements with rotation-free measurement principle by the precise and error-compensated linear axis as a reference
  • Flexible sample mounting in the linear measurement setup
  • Measurement accuracy < 1 µm

Applications

  • Centration measurement independent from the sample position, e.g. even when positioned horizontally
  • Centration measurement without rotation for motion-sensitive samples and to increase inspection Speed

 Specific examples:

  • Final inspection in mass production of e.g. digital camera lenses
  • Alignment of single optical elements with respect to each other in mass production
  • Inspection of sample optics that is fixed in space (e.g. optics that is already integrated in large heavy machinery)