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Machine Vision & Factory Automation Lenses

Kowa Optimed, Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of top quality CCTV and machine vision lenses and has been in business for over 60 years. Uniforce Sales offers Kowa Lenses and will help you find the right custom lens solutions for your project needs.

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Kowa Industrial FA Product Catalog

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1/2” NCL Series:

With a metal body and locking screws, the 1/2″ LM4NCL can be used in a variety of machine vision and robotics applications where high resolution is required.

Feature & Benefits

High Performance and Compact: This high performance lens is optimal for a wide range of applications

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm)
LM4NCL LM4NCL C 1/2″ 3.5
LM5NCL LM5NCL C 1/2″ 4.5
LM6NCL LM6NCL C 1/2″ 6
LM12NCL LM12NCL C 1/2″ 12

1/2″ NCL Series Flyer

1/2” 3CCD NC3 Series:

Introducing a lineup of megapixel lenses specially designed for 1/2 inch 3CCD megapixel C-mount cameras, the 1/2″ 3CCD megapixel NC3 lens series reproduces highly accurate colors with little chromatic aberration and low distortion.

Feature & Benefits

Ideal for Megapixel cameras. Assists megapixel cameras in producing large, high resolution images

NC3 lens series reproduces highly accurate colors with little chromatic aberration and low distortion.

  • For 1/1.8″, 1/2″, & 1/3″ 3CCD C-Mount Cameras
  • For megapixel application
  • Excellenct corner brightness
  • Wide product range: 5 lenses total
  • Low Distortion
  • Low Chromatic aberration
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM4NC3 LM4NC3 C 1/2″ 4 PDF
LM6NC3 LM6NC3 C 1/2″ 6 PDF
LM12NC3 LM12Nc3 C 1/2″ 12 PDF
LM25NC3 LM25NC3 C 1/2″ 25 PDF
LM50NC3 LM50NC3 C 1/2″ 50 PDF

1/2″ 3CCD NC3 Series Flyer

1/3” NF Mount NF Series:

Kowa’s lineup of 1/3″ NF-Mount NF series lenses offer high resolution and their compact bodies make these lenses ideal for any NF-mount camera.Kowa-Industrial-Machine-Vision-Factory-Automation-Lenses-LM3NF

Low Distortion
Kowa’s design solves distortion issues to create an accurate reproduction of the environment

Ideal for 4K Line Scan Cameras

Suitable for Close Distance Applications
Perfect for factory applications that require high quality, close range machine vision

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM3NF LM3NF NF-Mount 1/3″ 2.7 PDF
LM5NF LM5NF NF-Mount 1/3″ 4.5 PDF
LM9NF LM9NF NF-Mount 1/3″ 9 PDF

Locking Screw PIC_JCM-V Lens2/3” JCM-V Ruggedized Series:

The NEW JCM-V Ruggedized Series is made for use in high Vibration and high shock enviroments.

With a design based on standard JCM lenses, this new ruggedized megapixel lens series is ideal for applications that require increased durability and hight optical performance.

Features & Benefits:

  • Interchangeable iris plates are used to select the F-Stop
  • For megapixel applications requiring a sensor size of 2/3″ or smaller
  • Unique mechanical design to guard against strong vibration shock
  • Two way reversible nut is utilized to tightly lock the focus adjustment ring in place
  • All internal glass elements are glued to the inside housing to improve stability
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM8JCM-V LM8JCM C 2/3″ 8 PDF
LM12JCM-V LM12JCM C 2/3″ 12 PDF
LM16JCM-V LM16JCM C 2/3″ 16 PDF
LM25JCM-V LM25JCM C 2/3″ 25 PDF
LM35JCM-V LM35JCM C 2/3″ 35 PDF
LM50JCM-V LM50JCM C 2/3″ 50 PDF

JCM-V Ruggedized Flyer PDF

2/3” JCM Series:

The 2/3″ megapixel JCM lens series provides extremely high megapixel resolution and utilizes Kowa’s floating mechanism design. With a close minimum object distance, low distortion, and compact design, these lenses are ideal for machine vision applications.

Features & Benefits:

  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • Super Wide Angle Optical Design: Wide angle optical design for a large field of view
  • Resistant to Vibration and Shock: Able to perform even in the most difficult environments
  • Extra Low Distortion: LM5JC1M: under 0.5%, LM3NC1M: under 0.4% TV Distortion
  • Ideal for Megapixel Cameras: Assists megapixel cameras in producing large, high resolution images
  • Clear Resolution at Center and Corner: Provides a clear image throughout the center and edges of the image
  • High Transmission: Provides high performance even in dark lighting conditions
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM5JC1M LM5JC1M C 2/3″ 5 PDF
LM8JCM LM8JCM C 2/3″ 8 PDF
LM12JCM LM12JCM C 2/3″ 12 PDF
LM16JCM LM16JCM C 2/3″ 16 PDF
LM25JCM LM25JCM C 2/3″ 25 PDF
LM35JCM LM35JCM C 2/3″ 35 PDF
LM50JCM LM50JCM C 2/3″ 50 PDF

JCM Lens Flyer PDF

2/3” 10MP JC10M Series:

The 2/3″ 10 megapixel JC10M lens series provides 200lp/mm resolution and low distortion in order to maximize performance for high-end applications. Incorporating Kowa’s broadband coating and floating mechanism design, the JC10M lens series greatly reduces chromatic aberration at any distance and maintain a high transmission from visible to NIR.

Features & Benefits

  • Floating Mechanism Design:Kowa’s floating mechanism design virtually eliminates optical abberations from close distance to infinity
  • XD Extra Low Dispersion: Kowa’s wide-band multi-coating effectively reduces glare and refraction
  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • 200lp/mm Resolution and Low Distortion: 200lp/mm resolution and low distortion will maximize performance for high-end applications
  • High Transmission from visible to NIR: JC10M Series incorporates wide-band coating and a floating mechanism design to maintain a high transmission from visible to NIR
  • Easy Installation: Short minimum object distance and compact design using aspherical lenses (5 models/F-5 ~ 25mm) will allow for easy installation in compact machine vision systems

Model Name

Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm)

Data Sheet

LM5JC10M LM5JC10M C 2/3″ 5 PDF
LM8CJ10M LM8CJ10M C 2/3″ 8.5 PDF
LM12JC10M LM12JC10M C 2/3″ 12 PDF
LM16JC10M LM16JC10M C 2/3″ 16 PDF
LM25JC10M LM25JC10M C 2/3″ 25 PDF
LM35JC10M LM35JC10M C 2/3″ 35 PDF
LM50JC10M LM50JC10M C 2/3″ 50 PDF

JC10M 10MP Lens Flyer PDF

2/3” 5MP Plus JC5M2 Series:

The 2/3″ 5 megapixel JC5M2 lens series provides the optical performance that meets the rigorous demands of any high quality 5 megapixel camera. The JC5M2 lenses are compact, lightweight, and have a fast F-stop of F1.4.

Features & Benefit:

  • Floating Mechanism Design: Kowa’s floating mechanism design virtually eliminates optical abberations from close distance to infinity
  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • High Resolution: Creates crisp, clear images even at long distances
  • Lightweight and Compact Design: Capable of fitting numerous applications
  • Fast F-Stop of F1.4: Able to create extremely shallow depth of field in low lighting situations
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM12JC5M2 LM12JC5M2 C 2/3″ 12 PDF
LM16C5M2 LM16C5M2 C 2/3″ 16 PDF
LM25JC5M2 LM25JC5M2 C 2/3″ 25 PDF
LM35JC5M2 LM35JC5M2 C 2/3″ 35 PDF

2/3” JC Series:

The 2/3″ JC lens series has a long standing tradition of providing support to a wide range of vision systems. These lenses have low excellent resolution, and with a focal lengths ranging from 6mm to 100mm, the JC lenses can be used in a wide variety of applications.

Features & Benefits:

  • High Resolution: Creates crisp, clear images even at long distances
  • Lightweight and Compact Design: Capable of fitting numerous applications
  • Excellent Corner Brightness: No fading along edges of the image
  • Low Distortion: Kowa’s design solves distortion issues to create an accurate reproduction of the environment
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM6JC LM6JC C 2/3″ 6 PDF
LM8JC LM8JC C 2/3″ 8 PDF
LM12JC LM12JC C 2/3″ 12 PDF
LM16JC LM16JC C 2/3″ 16 PDF
LM25JC LM25JC C 2/3″ 25 PDF
LM35JC LM35JC C 2/3″ 35 PDF
LM50JC LM50JC C 2/3″ 50 PDF
LM75JC LM75JC C 2/3″ 75 PDF
LM100JC LM100JC C 2/3″ 100 PDF

 

1” 6MP Plus SC Series:LM16SC

Kowa’s brand New 1″ C-mount lenses are perfect for those in between the HC Series and XC Series producing high resolution images at 6MP plus.

The SC Series feature aspherical XD, or extra low dispersion glass, in a metal body to deliver the most accurate images. These compact High Performance lenses in this series are optimal for a wide range of applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Floating Mechanism Design: Kowa’s floating mechanism design virtually eliminates optical abberations from close distance to infinity
  • XD Extra Low Dispersion: Kowa’s wide-band multi-coating effectively reduces glare and refraction
  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • High Resolution: Creates crisp, clear images even at long distances
  • Clear Resolution at Center and Corner: Provides a clear image throughout the center and edges of the image
  • Metal Body with Locking Screws: Prevents manual adjustments from sliping out of alignment and helps the lens maintain exact user specifications
  • Aspherical Lens: Reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • Metal Housing: Increases durability and life of the lens
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM12SC LM12SC C 1″ 12 PDF
LM16SC LM16SC C 1″ 16 PDF
LM25SC LM25SC C 1″ 25 PDF
LM35SC LM35SC C 1″ 35 PDF
LM50SC LM50SC C 1″ 50 PDF

1” HC Series:

Introducing Kowa’s lineup of megapixel lenses designed for 1″ megapixel cameras. 1″ megapixel HC lenses have low distortion, excellent light transmission, and can be used with smaller format size cameras.

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent Corner Brightness: No fading along edges of the image
  • Perfect for Large Format 1″ Megapixel Applications: Assists the megapixel camera in producing large, high resolution images
  • Low Distortion: Kowa’s design solves distortion issues to create an accurate reproduction of the environment
  • High Performance and Compact: This high performance lens is optimal for a wide range of applications
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM6HC LM6HC C 1″ 6 PDF
LM8HC LM8HC C 1″ 8 PDF
LM12HC LM12HC C 1″ 12.5 PDF
LM16HC LM16HC C 1″ 16 PDF
LM25HC LM25HC C 1″ 25 PDF
LM35HC LM35HC C 1″ 35 PDF
LM50HC LM50HC C 1″ 50 PDF
LM75HC LM75HC C 1″ 75 PDF

1” SWIR HC-SW Series:

Incorporating Kowa’s special coating technology, the 1″ format HC-SW series maintains high transmission from 800nm to 2000nm. These lenses are designed for NIR and Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) applications.

Features & Benefits:

  • High Transmission from 800nm to 1900nm: Incorporating Kowa’s special technology, the 1″ format HC-SW Series maintains high transmission from 800nm to 1900nm
  • Infrared: Designed for Near Infrared (NIR) and Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) applications
  • IR Corrected Design: IR-Corrected lens is designed to produce crisp and bright images, no matter how dark or bright the surrounding environment may be.
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM8HC-SW LM8HC-SW C 1″ 8 PDF
LM12HC-SW LM12HC-SW C 1″ 12.5 PDF
LM16HC-SW LM16HC-SW C 1″ 16 PDF
LM25HC-SW LM25HC-SW C 1″ 25 PDF
LM35HC-SW LM35HC-SW C 1″ 35 PDF
LM50HC-SW LM50HC-SW C 1″ 50 PDF

1″ SWIR Lens Flyer PDF

1” HC-V Series:

Kowa’s New HC-V series is made for use in high vibration and shock environments. With a design based on Kowa’s standard 1” HC lenses, this new ruggedized megapixel lens series is ideal for applications that require increased durability and high optical performance.

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM8HC-V LM8HC-V C 1″ 8 PDF
LM12HC-V LM12HC-V C 1″ 12.5 PDF
LM16HC-V LM16HC-V C 1″ 16 PDF
LM25HC-V LM25HC-V C 1″ 25 PDF
LM35HC-V LM35HC-V C 1″ 35 PDF
LM50HC-V LM50HC-V C 1″ 50 PDF

1″ HC-V Lens  Flyer

4/3” XC Series:Kowa-Industrial-Machine-Vision-Factory-Automation-Lenses-LM8XC

The 4/3″ megapixel XC lens series provides a large image format of Φ23mm(C-mount). These high precision aspherical lenses greatly reduce distortion and produces a high definition picture. XC lenses maintain megapixel resolution thoughout the entire image even if the iris is fully open. In addition, Kowa’s wide-band multi-coating effectively reduces glare and refraction.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Floating Mechanism Design: Kowa’s floating mechanism design virtually eliminates optical abberations from close distance to infinity
  • XD Extra Low Dispersion: Kowa’s wide-band multi-coating effectively reduces glare and refraction
  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • Large Image of Φ23mm (C-mount)
  • Consistent Megapixel Resolution: Megapixel resolution is maintained throughout the entire image, even if the iris is fully opened
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM8XC LM8XC C 4/3″ 8.5 PDF
LM12XC LM12XC C 4/3″ 12 PDF
LM25XC LM25XC C 4/3″ 25 PDF
LM16XC LM16XC C 4/3″ 16 PDF
LM35XC LM35XC C 4/3″ 35 PDF
LM50XC LM50XC C 4/3″ 50 PDF

Kowa-XC-Series Flyer -PDF

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Large Format NIR Series:

Kowa is proud to introduce its large format, IR corrected lens with broadband coating and low distortion. The LM50-IR maintains its superior performance from visible to near infrared wavelengths (NIR) without any focus shift. The LM50-IR is available in F-mount or P-mount (M42x1.0). In addition, Kowa now offers the LM50-IR-P lens which provides all of the same outstanding capabilities as the LM50-IR, but now provides M42-mount capabilities.

  • IR Corrected Design
  • Bright F-Stop of F1.9
  • F-mount and P-mount Available
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LLM50-IR LM50-IR F 50 50 PDF
LM50-IR-P LM50-IR-P P 50 50 PDF
Kowa-LM28LF-pic

Φ46 LF Series:

Kowa’s 4k line scan lenses are ideal for high resolution, low distortion, and close distance surface inspection using line scan cameras. This series offeres six lens options with focal lengths ranging from 28mm to 50mm.

Model Name

Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm)

Data Sheet

LM28LF LM28LF F 46 28 PDF
LM28LF-48 LM28LF-48 TFL-II Mount 46 28 PDF
LLM35LF LM35LF F 46 35 PDF
LM35LF-48 LM35LF-48 TFL-II Mount 46 35 PDF
LM50LF LM50LF F 46 50 PDF
LM50LF-48 LM50LF-48 TFL-II Mount 46 50 PDF

Wide Angle Megapixel NCM Series:Kowa-Industrial-Machine-Vision-Factory-Automation-Lenses-LM6NCM

The Wide Megapixel lens series offers extremely high resolution and utlizes Kowa’s floating mechanism design. The wide angle 3.5mm and 5mm megapixel models will pave the way for new possibilities in machine vision systems.

Features & Benefits:

  • Low Distortion: High precision aspherical lens greatly reduces distortion and produces a high definition picture
  • Super Wide Angle Optical Design: Wide angle optical design for a large field of view
  • Resistant to Vibration and Shock: Able to perform even in the most difficult environments
  • Extra Low Distortion: LM5JC1M: under 0.5%, LM3NC1M: under 0.4% TV Distortion
  • Ideal for Megapixel Cameras: Assists megapixel cameras in producing large, high resolution images
  • Clear Resolution at Center and Corner: Provides a clear image throughout the center and edges of the image
  • High Transmission: Provides high performance even in dark lighting conditions
Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM3NC1M LM3NC1M C 1/1.8″ 3.5 PDF
LM4NCM LM4NCM C 1/3″ 4.4 PDF
LM6NCM LM6NCM C 1/2″ 6 PDF
Kowa-LM35CLS pic

30 CLS Series:

Designed for use with 3CCD color line scan cameras, Kowa’s 3CCD Large Format Ø30 CLS series lenses are useful in obtaining accurate color information. Using a standard F-mount, these lenses offer ultra high resolution, low chromatic aberration, and excellent corner brightness.

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM28CLS LM28CLS F-Mount 30 mm
28 PDF
LM35CLS LM35CLS F-Mount 30 mm 35 PDF
LM50CLS LM50CLS F-Mount 30 mm 50 PDF

Kowa-CLS-Flyer_PDF

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Macro Series:

The Kowa Macro Zoom lens series offers four models in 2/3, 1/2, and 1/3 inch formats.
This series of lenses is extremely useful in production processes such as character recognition,
pattern matching, measurement, and inspection. These high performance lens are optimal for a wide range of machine vision applications

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LMZ50M LMZ50M C 4.8×3.6(Ø6) 8.5 ~ 90 (10.6x) PDF
LM45T3 LMZ45T3 C 8.8×6.6(Ø11) 18 ~ 108 (6x) PDF
LMZ68M LMZ68M C NA 8-48(6x) PDF
LMZ69M LMZ69M C NA 11.5-69(6x) PDF

Maro Zoom Series Flyer

Telecentric 2/3”Kowa-LM50TC

A telecentric optical system is often critical in machine vision systems. The LM50TC is Kowa’s unique optical design seamlessly incorporates zoom capability with telecentric function.

Features Variable Magnification
Wide telecentric “magnification” range from 0.5x to 1.0x, 0.3x to 1.0x for macro-use

Model Name Part Number Mount Sensor Size Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LM50TC LM50TC C 2/3″ 50 PDF
LM1119TC LM1119TC C 4/3″ NA PDF
LM1121TC LM1121TC C 2/3″ NA PDF
LM1122TC LM1122TC C 2/3″ NA  PDF
LM1123TC LM1123TC C 2/3″ NA  PDF

 

Kowa-LMVZ4411 varifocal lens pic

Varifocal Lens Series:

Introducing Kowa’s lineup of megapixel varifocal lenses designed for 1 and 1/1.8 inch megapixel cameras.The Varifocal lens series offers compact, low distortion lenses in three focal lengths.

 

 

Model Name Part Number Mount Focal Length (mm) Data Sheet
LMVZ1040 LMVZ1040 C 10-40 (4.0x) PDF
LMVZ4411 LMVZ4411 C 10-40 (4.0x) PDF
LMVZ166HC LMVZ166HC C 16 – 64mm (4x) PDF
LMVZ655 LMVZ655 C  6.5-52 (8x) PDF
LMVZ655A LMVZ655A C  6.5-52 (8x) PDF
LMVZ990A-IR LMVZ990A-IR C 9 – 90mm (10x) PDF
LMVZ990-IR LMVZ990-IR C 9 – 90mm (10x) PDF

Varifocal Lens Flyer PDF

Accessories

Spacer RingsKowa-MV-FA-CCTV-Accessories-Spacer-Rings

Model Number: Spacer Rings
Accessories → Spacer Rings

Kowa’s spacer ring increases system magnification while reducing the minimum working distance, which is helpful when attempting to zoom in closer when the camera cannot be repositioned. Kowa’s spacer ring also enables the user to attach a C-mount lens to a CS-mount camera.

Comes in the length of 1 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 20 mm, and the set of all four length.

C to CS-Mount AdapterKowa-MV-FA-CCTV-Accessories-C-CS-Adapter-Ring

Model Number: C/CS-Mount Adapter
Accessories → C to CS-Mount Adapter

This C to CS Mount Adapter allows the user to attach a Kowa c-mount lens to a CS-mount camera.

2x Extenders

Model Number: LMZ2EX
Accessories → 2x ExtendersKowa-Accessories-2x Extender

Kowa’s 2x extenders are designed to give Kowa lenses the extra power needed to have clear images at an even farther distance.

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