Autofocus Liquid Lens Cameras

Autofocus Liquid Lenses from PixeLINK

PixeLINK® is the world’s first industrial camera manufacturer to include an electronic, focus-controllable liquid lens in its cameras. Enabling auto focus with no moving parts, our newest USB 3.0 camera models offer low power consumption, high shock resistance, and fast focus change.
PixeLINK USB 3.0 cameras now integrate the Edmund Optics’ Cx line of lenses. See the latest Press Release here. This breakthrough technology allows for optimized compatibility between the camera and the autofocus lens, enabling the user to acquire superb image quality in any fast-moving focus environment.

Click here to download the Autofocus Brochure

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Long Lifespan, Fast Focus
While the typical lifespan of a mechanical lens system is a few hundred thousand cycles, liquid lenses have been tested over 100 million cycles without performance degradation.
Liquid lenses can also reconfigure themselves in tens of milliseconds, making them ideal for high vibration environments and applications that require fast focus changes.

Diagram showing how the auto focus liquid lens works

Focus-Controllable C-Mount Lens
These USB3 machine vision cameras now incorporate the Caspian C-39N0-16 electronic, focus-controllable C-mount lens.
Leveraging Varioptic electrowetting liquid lens technology, the cameras deliver fast, noiseless, controllable auto focus from 10 cm to infinity.
The Varioptic lens offers application-controlled and user programmable-controlled autofocus capabilities in board-level and enclosed PixeLINK cameras.

Here are the some of the applications that benefit from using the Auto Focus Lens:

  1. PCB inspectionPixeLINK camera with auto focus lens attached
    As PCBs become smaller, more complex, there is a growing need for auto focus.
    Evaluation of component placement prior to reflow.
    Bare board and solder paste inspection.
    Checking for open or short circuits.
  2. Biometrics
    Biometric applications require the ability to quickly autofocus on the target feature. A growing number of airports are adding kiosks that perform facial recognition and compare it to a biometric passport.
  3. Medical
    Imaging of live cells, tissues and organisms benefits from autofocus by quickly being able to focus on specimens entering the field of view. Autofocus can compensate for thermal drift or uneven culture dishes.
  4. Parcel processing – inspection of bar codes
    Required at most post offices and shipping companies for data collection and sorting. Bar codes can be located on multiple sides of the package. Packages can be of varying sizes. This implies the need for autofocus technology.
Please click on the Model number to access the datasheet.
ModelMega PixelsSensorColor SpaceLens Focal LengthLens FormatPixel Pitch
PL-D7715CU-S-BL-AF9.615Aptina (MT9F002)Color9.6 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-S-BL-AF7.515Aptina (MT9F002)Color7.5 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-AF1615Aptina (MT9F002)Color16 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AFE3515Aptina (MT9F002)Color35 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AFE2515Aptina (MT9F002)Color25 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AFE1215Aptina (MT9F002)Color12 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-S-BL-AF2.615Aptina (MT9F002)Color2.6 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AF2515Aptina (MT9F002)Color25 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AF1615Aptina (MT9F002)Color16 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-AF2515Aptina (MT9F002)Color25 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D7715CU-BL-AFE1615Aptina (MT9F002)Color16 mm1/2.2"1.4μm
PL-D729MU-AF259.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono25 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AFE259.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono25 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-S-BL-AF2.69.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono2.6 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-S-BL-AF7.59.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono7.5 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AFE129.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono12 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AF259.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono25 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-S-BL-AF9.69.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono9.6 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AF169.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono16 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AFE359.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono35 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-BL-AFE169.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono16 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D729MU-AF169.5On Semi (Mano 9600)Mono16 mm2/3"2.4μm
PL-D755CU-BL-AF165.0Sony IMX250Color16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D775CU-BL-AF255.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-BL-AFE355.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color35 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-BL-AFE255.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-BL-AFE165.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-BL-AFE125.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color12 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-S-BL-AF9.65.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color9.6 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D755MU-AF165.0Sony IMX250Mono16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-AF255.0Sony IMX250Mono25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AF165.0Sony IMX250Mono16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AF255.0Sony IMX250Mono25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AFE125.0Sony IMX250Mono12 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AFE165.0Sony IMX250Mono16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AFE255.0Sony IMX250Mono25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-BL-AFE355.0Sony IMX250Mono35 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-S-BL-AF2.65.0Sony IMX250Mono2.6 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-S-BL-AF7.55.0Sony IMX250Mono7.5 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755MU-S-BL-AF9.65.0Sony IMX250Mono9.6 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D775CU-BL-AF165.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-AF255.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-S-BL-AF7.55.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color7.5 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-S-BL-AF2.65.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color2.6 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775CU-AF165.0Aptina (MT9P006)Color16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D755CU-AF255.0Sony IMX250Color25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-AF165.0Sony IMX250Color16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-BL-AF255.0Sony IMX250Color25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-BL-AFE165.0Sony IMX250Color16 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-BL-AFE255.0Sony IMX250Color25 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-BL-AFE355.0Sony IMX250Color35 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-BL-AFE125.0Sony IMX250Color12 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-S-BL-AF2.65.0Sony IMX250Mono2.6 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-S-BL-AF7.55.0Sony IMX250Mono7.5 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D755CU-S-BL-AF9.65.0Sony IMX250Mono9.6 mm2/3"3.45µm
PL-D775MU-BL-AFE165.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-BL-AFE255.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-BL-AFE355.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono35 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-S-BL-AF2.65.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono2.6 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-S-BL-AF7.55.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono7.5 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-S-BL-AF9.65.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono9.6 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-AF165.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-AF255.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-BL-AF165.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono16 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-BL-AF255.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono25 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D775MU-BL-AFE125.0Aptina (MT9P031)Mono12 mm1/2.5"2.2μm
PL-D722MU-AF162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-AF252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AF162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AF252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AFE122.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono12 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AFE162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AFE252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AF162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-S-BL-AF9.62.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color9.6 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AFE352.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color35 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-S-BL-AF2.62.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color2.6 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AFE252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AFE162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AFE122.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color12 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-BL-AF252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-AF162.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color16 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-S-BL-AF7.52.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono7.5 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-S-BL-AF2.62.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono2.6 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-BL-AFE352.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono35 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-AF252.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722MU-S-BL-AF9.62.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Mono9.6 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D722CU-S-BL-AF7.52.3On Semi (Vita 2000)Color7.5 mm2/3"4.8μm
PL-D732MU-NIR-BL-AFE162.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)NIR16 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-NIR-BL-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)NIR25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-BL-AFE252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-BL-AFE352.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Mono35 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-NIR-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)NIR25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-BL-AFE162.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Mono16 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732CU-BL-AFE352.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Color35 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-BL-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Mono25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732CU-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Color25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732CU-BL-AF252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Color25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732CU-BL-AFE162.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Color16 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732CU-BL-AFE252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)Color25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-NIR-BL-AFE252.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)NIR25 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D732MU-NIR-BL-AFE352.2CMOSIS (CMV 2000)NIR35 mm2/3"5.5μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AF251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-AF251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AF161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AF161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-AF161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-S-BL-AF7.51.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono7.5 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-S-BL-AF2.61.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono2.6 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AFE121.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color12 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AFE161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AFE251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AFE351.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color35 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-AF161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-S-BL-AF7.51.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color7.5 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-S-BL-AF9.61.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color9.6 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-S-BL-AF9.61.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono9.6 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-AF251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-BL-AF251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AFE121.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono12 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AFE161.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono16 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AFE251.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono25 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721MU-BL-AFE351.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Mono35 mm1/2"4.8μm
PL-D721CU-S-BL-AF2.61.3On Semi (Vita 1300)Color2.6 mm1/2"4.8μm