Although commonly overlooked, a lens is the first component in the composition of a vision system. Using a low-quality lens will result in poor image quality, even if the lens is paired with hardware that is top of the line. Therefore, it is important to choose the right optics to maximize overall system performance. Kam discusses key optical features to consider when selecting a machine vision lens for your application. He also presents a brief overview of advancements in custom optical design, with a focus on weather-proofing and improving ruggedization.
About the presenter
Andrew Kam is the national sales manager for Kowa American Corp. He has over 10 years of experience in optics and is responsible for all sales in North and South America for Kowa's Vision Systems division. He holds a double Bachelor of Arts in economics and international studies from the University of California, Irvine.