New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has upgraded the lifetime specification
and provided new repeatability data for its miniature M3-F focus module,
which replaces fixed lens holders in compact board cameras for biometric
detection, medical diagnostics, machine vision and other applications. Based
on continuous design improvements and testing, the new lifetime specification
is >2 million cycles mean time before failure in a fixed orientation or
>500,000 cycles in random orientation. The position repeatability is ± 5
microns uni-directional and ± 20 microns bi-directional, demonstrating best-
in-class performance for high-resolution imaging applications. With a total
footprint of 20 x 22 x 16 mm and no external control board, the M3-F easily
replaces fixed lens holders over CCD or CMOS image sensors without adding to
the camera size.
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