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Alrad are pleased to announce their appointment as the exclusive UK representative of Reynard Corporation, San Clemente, CA, USA
Reynard Corporation manufactures custom optical components & thin film coatings from 0.2um to 50um (UV to far IR) to demanding specifications for military, aerospace, medical and telecommunication applications. In-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography, component sub-assembly and MIL-Spec environmental testing.
Reynard’s extensive manufacturing programme includes:-
Alrad win recognition from Coherent
The award was presented to Alrad as recognition of achieving the highest ‘year on year’ growth (in terms of % increase) amongst Coherent’s European ‘Machine Vision’ distribution network
ALRAD launch new trading division -ALRAD PHOTONICS.
ALRAD is proud to announce it has formed its third trading division.
ALRAD PHOTONICS joins its other two existing trading divisions of ALRAD ELECTRONICS and ALRAD IMAGING.
"We thought the time was right to give our PHOTONICSproducts there own identity. The product range has grown significantly in recent years and we hope the new division will make it easier for customers to deal with us for the products they need" said Ian Alderton, Sales Director at Alrad.
New Laser Diode supplier
ALRAD is well for its range of Laser diode modules. Well now customers will have an even greater selection as we can now offer products from World Star Tech.
World Star Tech is a dynamic company started in 1996, focusing on laser applications.
As the company grew, they expanded their product line into sensor, measurement, biomedical, bioanalytical and laser illumination area. Today, they are a leading manufacturer and designer of laser modules and laser sensors.
Their products have been successfully used in a wide range of diversified applications from machine vision, alignment, process control to biomedical technology. World Star Tech's product line includes an extensive range of laser modules and systems with wavelengths ranging from 405 nm to 1064 nm with various power range.
Together with World Star Tech's experienced, highly skilled and dedicated technical staff ALRAD will help you to solve your design problem and help with your selection of either a stock or custom product.
April 2012 - Alrad sign distribution agreement with ISVI-CORP
Alrad are pleased to announce they have signed a distribution agreement with ISVI-CORP for their range of very high resolution cameras.
This dynamic young company have their engineering and development division in Korea and the main camera assembly facility is in the USA. The company specializes in high resolution, high speed camera technology for the automation machine vision industry. ISVI-CORP has developed cutting edge camera technology to meet the needs of many machine vision applications. Camera resolutions range from 5 Mega Pixels up to 25 Mega Pixels. All cameras have a CameraLink interface. The cameras are ideal for a range of applications including automated optical inspection, solder paste inspection, package inspection and back light unit inspection.
More information on ISVI-CORP cameras
Focus & Commitment - Your Success is our Mission
The Coherent Commitment to Your Success - Excellence, Teamwork and Leadership
As part of Coherent ongoing commitment to your success, they continue to refine and improve the products and resources they provide beyond the expectations of our customers.
· Coherent has increased its dedicated sales force to directly service the Machine Vision global community. Their people are experienced and innovative with a proven track record of success.
· Coherent is expanding its application support to Machine Vision customers. The combination of their engineering expertise and their ability to work in partnership with customers enable them to provide application expertise with the commitment to deliver results.
· Coherent continues its development of Beam Shaping technology to deliver repeatable, highly uniform laser lines. Born from our unparalleled experience in Machine Vision technology and their expertise applying it into Bioinstrumentation/medical applications, they continue their track record of delivering world class solutions.
Alrad sign distributor agreement with ISVI-CORP
ISVI specializes in cutting edge camera technology featuring High resolution and high speed for Automation, high speed inspection, PCB and wafer inspection.
More information on ISVI cameras
JOIN US AT PHOTONEX LONDON 26 April 2012- Imperial College - London - Stand S10
ALRAD INSTRUMENTS BOOK STAND AT PHOTONEX
Once again ALRAD will be attending the Photonex exhibition. This year it will be held at the Ricoh Centre, Coventry and we have booked Stand C10. The exhibition will be held on 18th and 19th October so put the dates in your dairy now and come and join us.
ALRAD INSTRUMENTS BOOK STAND AT PPMA
See us at PPMA ( The Processing and Packaging Machinery Association exhibition at the NEC -Birmingham 27-29th September 2011 on stand G69.
Keep up to date with our build up to the show here
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New Application Brief available on linescan cameras
If you are interested in high speed, high resolution cameras, frame grabbers, lighting or optics this application brief is for you.
Entitled Talking linescan imaging - Don't miss it - Download here
Cognex support Matrix Vision VisionPro
Cognex has integrated MATRIX VISION hardware to VisionPro. As of now, VisionPro users won’t have to miss the innovative products from MATRIX VISION anymore.
Primarily, VisionPro is characterized by its comprehensive tool set, which covers all vision demands from geometric object location and inspection to identification and measurement.
The software is proven in more than 500,000 installations worldwide.
See Alrad at Midlands Manufacturing exhibition 6-7th April 2011 Stand 1347 at the NEC Birmingham
Alrad sign official distributor agreement with Artray
Alrad is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to act as an official distributor for Artray.
Based in Japan, Artray is a leading manufacturer of cameras designed specifically for industrial, scientific and thermal imaging applications.
Amongst its extensive product range are industrial cameras with either CCD or CMOS sensors and a USB2.0 output, making them easy to set up and integrate into many applications; thermal imaging cameras for a wide variety of infrared monitoring and measurements; HDMI + USB2 dual output cameras allowing connection to a high resolution monitor or a PC.
Ian Alderton, Director, Alrad said “We have been reselling Artray cameras for a number of years now and this agreement cements the relationship between the two companies. It also shows Artray is determined to step up its activities in the British market place, and in co-operation with Alrad will enhance its support to customers in the UK and Irish markets - which will be of benefit to everyone”.
For more information on Artray products click here
The Photonex 2010 was held at Telford in November and the picture shows our stand with Dave Cass and Raf Slotwinski eagerly awaiting stand visitors. Just two of our professional sales team always available to assist customers select the right product for their application.
If you need assistance and good advice call Dave or Raf or any of their experienced colleagues now on 01635 30345.
Our Stand at Sensing Technology 2010
If you missed us at Sensing Technology why not catch up with us at Photonex 2010
See us at TOTAL 2010 - Stand No. 5940F
Visit our stand at VTX Exhibition
VTX 2010 - NEC Birmingham - 27-28th April 2010 -Stand No 1540
VTX or Vision Technology Exhibition is the showcase of vision related systems and components for the UK and Ireland. Strategically co-located alongside the Machine Building and Automation and MTEC, Sensors and Instrumentation Exhibitions, VTX offers the new and expert users face to face contact with the leading manufacturers and distributors of vision systems and downstream components including:
• Vision Systems
• Cameras and Components
• Image Processing Systems
• Associated Identification and Inspection Technology
• Photonics and Optical Technology
More information on the VTX exhibition
New e2v linescan camera details
We have a new publication detailing the range of line scan cameras available from e2v. A copy (pdf file) can be downloaded here.
With 25 years experience in the CCD field, since the development of its first digital camera prototype, e2v is now recognized as a key supplier in the machine-vision market. e2v digital CCD camera technology delivers better image quality compared to analog cameras. In digital CCD cameras, the digitization takes place in the camera and results in better dynamic range and a higher image accuracy, while image quality is clearly one of the most important features to machine-vision applications. They are competing in this machine-vision market by supplying line scan cameras coupled with services at an excellent price to quality ratio.
New offices at last!
After the floods of July 2007 the Alrad office refurbishment has been completed.
Do you need more information on lens terminology or help in calculating the specific lens you need then we have two handy technical guides that can help you:-
Alrad Flooded- The day the rain came down!!
On the 20th July 2007 the Alrad offices were flooded after heavy rains in Newbury. However due to a fantastic effort by all staff this has caused minimum disruption to business. The offices were flooded to a level of 2 feet. Fortunately flood waters receded quickly so salvage work was able to start very rapidly and services restored within a short period. The company can assure all customers and suppliers that normal service has now been restored although it could be some months before the building is back to looking like its old self.
Technical Support and Site Map added to the web site
In order to better serve our customers we have added a technical support link to our web site. Any existing customer with a technical issue can use this technical support enquiry page.
We have also now included a site map page so if you cannot find the page you want go to site map and look down the list of index items
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