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Founded over 25 years ago, Z-LASER is seen as the emerging leader in providing structured laser light for industrial inspection, automation, medical device and bio-photonic applications in the North America marketplace. With more than 30,000 lasers sold in North America alone in the past few years, certified as ISO 9001:2008 since 1994 and offering access to our dedicated R&D team ready to discuss your custom laser requirements or to our highly trained staff knowledgeable in many areas of machine vision and 3D using our standard products, we can fulfill your most demanding requirements. All design and manufacturing is done at our state of the art factory in Germany. With a product range that spans from 1mW to 7000mW, wavelengths from 404nm to 950nm, lasers as short as 2”, lasers that offer the best "bang for the buck" with standard IP67 build, to the industry’s first fiber coupled laser on a OEM PCB design, we have the product and the knowledge to answer any laser requirement.

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Z12 Laser Family with Improved Powell Lens

POSTED 01/04/2012

Z-LASER achieves 5% homogeneity with improved Powell lens for the ZM12 and ZM18 laser families

Z12 Laser Family from Z-LaserFreiburg, Germany – Z-LASER, a leading manufacturer of lasers and laser systems, is pleased to announce that its ZM12 family of small lasers now supports homogeneous light distribution (HLD). Following the successful integration of the new Powell lens technology into its ZM18 laser family, Z-LASER has adapted the improved HLD technology to their ZM12 family of lasers, which were previously only available with Gaussian light distribution.

Encased in a 45 mm housing, the ZM12 laser projects a line with an unprecedented +/- 5% homogeneity of light distribution. With guaranteed light distribution across the projected line, machine vision algorithms will produce results with greater accuracy than with Gaussian light distribution. “Improving the performance of the Powell lens technology is quite an engineering feat,” explains Ralph Tesson, Director, Z-LASER America. “This kind of homogeneity can produce excellent results, especially when using slightly longer camera exposures for applications that previously might have required a speckle-reduced laser.”

About ZM12 laser family
The ZM12 production series is a compact, entry-level laser product and offers an excellent price-performance ratio for profiling or positioning applications in the machine vision, automotive, medical equipment, or textile industries. 

About Z-LASER
Established in 1985, Z-LASER is a recognized developer of laser systems for industrial, medical and laboratory applications. Staffed by a team of creative engineers, Z-LASER finds innovative solutions and applications for optoelectronics and laser technology.
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