Opto Engineering Lenses

Opto Engingeering is a leading manufacturer of high quality lenses with outstanding performance for scientific, medical, industrial, and other machine vision applications. Opto Engingeering lenses include telecentric lenses, macro lenses, and 360° pericentric lenses.

The number of lenses and options can be overwhelming. Our Sales Engineers are can provide expert advice and guidance. Contact us if you need help selecting the right lens for your application.

Telecentric Lenses
bi-telecentric lens

Telecentric lenses are necessary for developing imaging systems requiring dimensional measurement. Among the most important features peculiar to TELECENTRIC lenses.

Telecentric lenses unique features include:

  • No Parallax error: the lens captures only the image of surfaces that are orthogonal to the main optical axis.
  • No Change of Magnification within the depth of field: moving back and forth the object from the best focus distance, the object's image size doesn't change.
  • Increased depth of field: in comparison with a common macro lens with the same working F/# and magnification, a telecentric lens exhibits a larger depth of focus.

Macro Lenses

Macro lenses are suitable for macro-based accurate imaging. While not suitable for measurement applications, macro lenses perform very effective close-range inspections and provide impressive optical performance in terms of resolution and lack of distortion. Opto Engineering macro lenses include zero distortion macro lenses, and macros lenses for line scan camera.

360 degree Pericentric Lenses
360 degree pericentric lens


Opto Engineering 360° pericentric lenses make 3d peripheral vision of objects possible without any aid of mirrors. Just one camera shot is enough to capture the top and side views of an object or the bottom and inside views of ah holed object. The name “pericentric” is due to the special path of the rays inside the objective: the aperture pupil is seen from object space as to be moving around the peripheral zone of the front optical group.

Advantages of 360° pericentric lenses:

  • Just 1 camera instead of 4 or more cameras placed around and over the object to capture an image.
  • No image matching, typical of “multi-point” imaging systems, is necessary.
  • All the orthogonal sides have the same magnification because the object is seen from its top, not from one side.
  • There's enough space between the object and the lens in order to enable the passing of pieces in on line applications.
  • Almost any kind of illumination sources can be integrated.