As I just launched the OptroMech website, I will write in this blog from time to time about mechanical challenges we’ve met, and how we chose to solve them.
For the time being, I wish you a pleasant browsing in our new website.
I will appreciate your comments about the design and content of the site!
Thank you, and happy holidays,
This project was simple – creating a stepped zoom lens, in a tiny package, with the lowest possible weight.
The first project we made, that included not only the focus/zoom Mechanism, but also folding mirrors and a detector holder as a built in unit, to be used on space limited air-born payload.
This product was an OptroMech innovation, and created under ‘joint-development’ with one of our partners. Our idea was simple: let’s go to a higher f/#, and increase the zoom ratio as much as possible – without exceeding the mechanical dimensions of the popular 15-300mm lens (the ZIV lens, named after it’s designer – OptroMech’s owner).
so instead of 20x – we got 29x, with 7 elements and amazing mechanics.
The latest ‘joint-development’ product is this miniature lens, to be integrated into 4″ payloads. Superior mechanics makes this lens a fair alternative to it’s competition.
OptroMech first innovation and own product under “joint-development” – a 16x continuous zoom lens that balances weight, dimensions, range and performance to create a “fit for all” mechanism.
The trick is not always suggest the most expansive solution, but to keep things simple.
This add-on beam expnder was designed to upgrade existing products, instead of replacing them, by doubling the range.