Canon Optoelectronic Components, Integrating the Latest Technologies. Canon has been developing industrial components with super-high levels of precision and accuracys using its optical technologies gained and accumulated for over half a century. Canon now has a line of products that integrate cutting-edge optical technologies, electronic circuit technologies, and super-precision fabrication technologies, meeting the needs of our customers everywhere from research and development to production lines.
Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
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Contact: Taiki Iida
The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.
The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.
Canon’s new Galvano Scanner is a scan head instrument comprised of a number of Canon component technologies including the Galvano motor, scan head, motor driver, control board, and a focusing unit. This new product is developed for precise hole drilling and is able to achieve high-speed and precise laser processing via Canon's original beam shifter technology.
We were fortunate enough to meet with Taiki Iida at Canon to hear about two brand new releases.
Ronald Travis, sales manager with Canon USA, introduces us to his company’s line of miniature optical encoders, galvano scanners, laser Doppler velocity sensors, and rotary encoders at Photonics West 2013.
Ron Travis, sales manager at Canon U.S.A., tells us about their SR Series of ultra-miniature optical encoders, laser rotary encoders, laser doppler velocity sensors, and galvano scanners. These products are used in a wide variety of applications such as motion and speed control, robotics, manufacturing equipment, and more.
This video contains information on Canon’s Laser Rotary Encoders, or rotation angle sensors, and describes their benefit over conventional rotary encoders.
This video provides information on Canon’s high speed, high precision laser system and how it’s used to detect angle positions and to control galvano mirrors.
This video showcases how Canon’s Laser Doppler Velocimeter utilizes the Doppler effect of its laser beam to measure the speed, speed irregularities, and length of anything with a light diffusing surface.
Canon’s latest series of digital encoder galvano scanners are ideal for laser ophthalmic surgery, confocal microscopy, OCT scanning, laser marking and scribing, laser projection and imaging, and micromachining and processing applications. There are several models available in the series with varying specifications depending on your need. Download the datasheet to learn more.
If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” This new parameter goes beyond IC and DOI to enable measure of non-glossy surfaces such as textured surfaces, matte paint, and matte paper.
3D machine vision systems “see,” analyze, and make decisions to meet production requirements of high accuracy, speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.
The Surface Reflectance Analyzer RA-532H is a device designed to comprehensively measure and evaluate the surface conditions of objects. The RA-532H can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.
The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit.
The new 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. It features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes, a proprietary LED optical digital encoder, and a patented high speed beam shifter with operation at standard wavelength ranges of 515 – 532 nm, and 1030 – 1064 nm.
The Machine Vision RV-Series utilizes cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies. The series is capable of three-dimensional recognition of randomly assembled production line parts that range from those with complex shapes to those with very few distinguishing features. The systems’ simple preparation with CAD data and image files, and the ability to accurately recognize various parts facilitates the automation and acceleration of parts-provision processes.
The PV-01 from Canon is a compact, high-precision laser Doppler velocimeter with S-100 and S-150Z/200 optical sensors. Features include a visible light semiconductor class 2 laser source, diffraction gratings, and a free measurement software package for detecting multiple types of irregularities in OA equipment, AV equipment, and manufacturing equipment.
The SR Series by Canon is an optical encoder that features an ultra-miniature design and high resolution.
Canon's family of laser rotary encoders provide highly accurate angle sensing for applications involving robotic engineering, stage position control, direct motor control, measurement instruments, and more. The available datasheet contains information on electrical, mechanical, and environmental specifications for each laser rotary encoder in the product line, as well as additional information on Canon's light-diffraction interference method.
Canon GM1000 Series digital galvano systems can be used for laser steering systems on rapid prototyping systems, confocal microscope, laser ophthalmic surgery, laser welding and drilling, laser projection marking and scribing. In addition, these units can be used for ocular coherence tomography for high-resolution cross-sectional imaging.