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Edmund Optics® wins Inspect Award for the 4th year in a row – 3rd place for new CA Series Lenses

11/11/2019, Barrington, NJ USA   —

Edmund Optics® (EO), leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies, and imaging components, has won an Inspect Award once again.

Inspect, an imaging and machine vision magazine from the Wiley publishing house, awards these honors on a yearly basis. After the magazine compiles a short list of the most innovative products from the submissions, readers select the product they find most trendsetting. This year, Edmund Optics submitted their new CA Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses, which are designed for Sony’s new APS-C sensors. They offer a TFL-mount, which is significantly more robust and stable than a T-mount while still covering large full-frame sensor formats and making them more suitable for industrial applications. Also, TFL-mounts allow for a more compact lens design when compared to F- or M42-mounts. Dr. Boris Lange, Manager of Imaging for Europe, states, “Edmund Optics always listens to market trends and its customers and the CA Lenses are a result of the latest development. We are aiming to bring the technology a good step forward by serving the market with a lens fulfilling the current gap between 1.1" and full-frame format. Being one of the winners is a proof that we are moving in the right direction.”

This innovative product convinced Inspect readers with its robust, compact, and standardized design applicable for the new APS-C sensor format with 28mm diagonal. TFL-mount can be considered the “big brother” of the well-established C-mount for smaller sensor formats as it has an M35 x 0.75 thread and a flange focal distance of 17.526mm. The TFL-mount is standardized by the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), which enables system designers and integrators to use and combine components from multiple suppliers without comparing technical details.

EO provides complete imaging solutions with a large product line, technical expertise, manufacturing capabilities, and technical support for customers to maximize the performance of their imaging system. From items in the catalog to customized versions of imaging lenses, EO is your partner in advanced imaging optics!

In 2017, Edmund Optics won a Silver Inspect Award for its Cx Series lenses. In 2018, its Ruggedized Cr Series Lenses were awarded Gold, and, in 2019, EO received another Silver award for the Liquid Lens M12 Imaging Lenses. Edmund Optics is very proud to again be amongst the recipients of the 2020 Inspect Awards and very much appreciates the involvement of the readers.

Edmund Optics offers a portfolio of over 34,000 products and a large inventory of optical components for immediate delivery. Both standard or customized products are available in small and volume quantities, for various industries. Headquartered in the US, EO has manufacturing sites in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. In collaboration with a global team of experts in optical design and manufacturing and a global distribution network, EO supports its customers along the entire value chain - from design to prototype and volume production - and has what is needed to enable the success of their projects. The Future Depends on Optics® and EO is ready to support its customers on that journey.

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense since 1942. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of optical components, multi-element lenses, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of stock and custom products. With locations in more than seven countries across the globe, EO employs over 1,000 employees and continues to expand. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog or the website at