Opto Engineering TCUV series bi-telecentric lenses are specifically designed to ensure the highest image resolution today available in the machine vision world.

No other lenses in the market can efficiently operate with pixels as small as 2 microns. For this reason TCUV bi-telecentric lenses are a MUST for all those using high resolution cameras and seeking for the highest system accuracy.

Common lenses and traditional telecentric lenses operate in the visible light (VIS) range. The maximum resolution of a lens is given by the cut-off frequency, that is the spatial frequency at which the lens is no longer able to yield sufficient image contrast.

Since the cut-off frequency is inversely proportional to the light wavelength, common optics are useless with very small pixel sizes (such as 1.75 microns) which are becoming increasingly popular among industrial cameras.

Detector type Optical specifications Mechanical specifications Datasheet
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Part
number
Mag. 1/4″
w x h
(3.6 x 2.7)
1/3″
w x h
(4.8 x 3.6)
1/2″
w x h
(6.4 x 4.8)
1/1.8″ (7)
w x h
(7.13 x 5.37)
2/3″
w x h
(8.8 x 6.6)
WD f/# Telecentricity Distortion Field
depth
CTF
@70 lp/mm
Mount Length Diam.
(x) (mm x mm) (mm x mm) (mm x mm) (mm x mm) (mm x mm) (mm) (deg) (%) (mm) (%) (mm) (mm)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Object field of view (mm x mm)
TCUV 12036 0.175 20.5 x 15.4 27.4 x 20.5 36.5 x 27.4 40.6 x 30.6 diam. = 37.6 98.7 8 < 0.1 < 0.08 21.0 > 40 C 142.3 61.0
TCUV 12048 0.133 27.0 x 20.2 36.0 x 27.0 47.9 x 36.0 53.4 x 40.2 diam. = 49.4 130.7 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 37.0 > 40 C 176.1 75.0
TCUV 12056 0.114 31.5 x 23.6 42.0 x 31.5 56.1 x 42.0 62.4 x 47.0 diam. = 57.8 154.0 8 < 0.1 < 0.08 51.0 > 40 C 198.4 80.0
TCUV 12064 0.100 36.0 x 27.0 48.0 x 36.0 64.0 x 48.0 71.3 x 53.7 diam. = 66 176.0 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 66.0 > 40 C 219.7 100.0
TCUV 12080 0.080 44.8 x 33.6 59.8 x 44.8 79.7 x 59.8 88.8 x 66.9 diam. = 82.2 221.0 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 102.0 > 40 C 264.3 116.0
TCUV 23036 0.241 14.9 x 11.2 19.9 x 14.9 26.6 x 19.9 29.6 x 22.3 36.5 x 27.4 98.7 8 < 0.1 < 0.08 11.0 > 40 C 160.4 61.0
TCUV 23048 0.183 19.6 x 14.7 26.2 x 19.6 34.9 x 26.2 38.9 x 29.3 48.0 x 36.0 130.7 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 20.0 > 40 C 160.4 75.0
TCUV 23056 0.157 22.9 x 17.2 30.6 x 22.9 40.8 x 30.6 45.4 x 34.2 56.1 x 42.1 154.0 8 < 0.1 < 0.08 27.0 > 40 C 160.4 80.0
TCUV 23064 0.137 26.2 x 19.7 34.9 x 26.2 46.6 x 34.9 51.9 x 39.1 64.1 x 48.0 176.0 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 35.0 > 40 C 160.4 100.0
TCUV 23080 0.110 32.6 x 24.4 43.5 x 32.6 58.0 x 43.5 64.5 x 48.6 79.7 x 59.8 221.0 8 < 0.08 < 0.08 54.0 > 40 C 160.4 116.0

Notes

  1. Working Distance: distance between the front lens and the object. Set this distance within +/- 3% of the nominal value for maximum resolution and minimum distortion.
  2. Working F-number: the real F-number of a lens when used as a macro. Lenses with smaller apertures can be supplied on request.
  3. Maximum slope of chief rays inside the lens: when converted to millirad, it gives the maximum measurement error for any millimeter of object displacement. Typical (average production) values and maximum (guaranteed) values are listed.
  4. Percent deviation of the real image compared to an ideal, undistorted image: typical (average production) values and maximum (guaranteed) values are listed.
  5. At the borders of the field depth the image can be still used for measurement but, to get a very sharp image, only half of the nominal field depth should be considered.
  6. Measured from the front end of the mechanics to the camera flange.
  7. With 1/1.8" (9 mm diagonal) detectors, the FOV of TCUV 12 XX lenses may show some vignetting at the image corners, as these lenses are optimized for 1/2" detectors (8 mm diagonal).

TCUV 12036
TCUV 12048
TCUV 12056
TCUV 12064
TCUV 12080
TCUV 23036
TCUV 23048
TCUV 23056
TCUV 23064
TCUV 23080

Technical documents

Data table XLS
Product user guide PDF
Telecentric lenses tutorial PDF
OE Bi-Telecentric technology PDF
Back focal length adjustment PDF
Safety warning UV/IR PDF

Press & marketing content

Telecentric lenses brochure PDF
Opto Engineering 2014 catalog PDF
Caps inspection and measurement PDF
Telecentric applications PDF
Bi-TC tech for accurate measurement PDF

Layout files

TCUV 12036
TCUV 12048
TCUV 12056
TCUV 12064
TCUV 12080
TCUV 23036
TCUV 23048
TCUV 23056
TCUV 23064
TCUV 23080

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TCUV Bi-telecentric lenses operate in the 365/425 nm range and deliver much higher image contrast at high spatial frequencies, being therefore compatible with the tiniest pixel sizes.

Moreover, when used in combination with normal cameras, the resolution of these lenses is so high that they can tolerate much larger object displacements (higher field depths) than common lenses before the image gets defocused.

Limit performance

The graph shows the limit performances (diffraction limit) of two lenses operating at working F-number 8.

The standard lens operates at 587 nm (green light) while the UV lens operates at 365 nm.

CTF and MTF

The CTF function, which expresses the contrast ratio at a given spatial frequency is much higher with TCUV lenses.

The vertical bars show the cut-off frequencies of each lens: TCUV lenses still yield some contrast up to 340 lp/ mm!