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Ruggedized Lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach ruggedized lenses are specially developed to withstand harsh environmental conditions including shock and vibration. This line of precision C-mount lenses is the perfect choice for many demanding industrial applications. These lenses are characterised by their exceptional resistance to shock, and vibration.

Key features 
Shock resistance up to 100 g
Secured mechanics
Ideal for harsh environments
Vibration resistant

Most of Schneider-Kreuznach lenses are available as ruggedized versions on request
Optional fixed aperture on request
Motorized p-iris for several lenses on request
For more customized lenses please contact us


 Overview Standard lenses Ruggedized lenses Stabilized lenses
Ruggedized  -
Stabilized - -
Shock resistance up to 50 g 100 g 100 g
Secured mechanics -
Stabilized image position - -
Image position shift typically <1μm - -
Vibration resistance  -

What are ruggedized lenses?


Ruggedized lenses are lenses that are more robust than conventional lenses due to their design and materials. They are designed to withstand the demanding conditions of industry, where they are often used in harsh environments.

The rugged Schneider-Kreuznach lenses are bonded internally to prevent individual elements from coming loose by shock and vibration.

Benefits of ruggized lenses


Production of ruggedized lenses

By using ruggedized lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach, customers can benefit from longer lifetime, higher reliability and lower maintenance costs. So the lenses offer higher quality and better performance in demanding environments.

If you are looking for rugged lenses for your industrial applications, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you and together we will find the right solution for your requirements.

Applications for ruggedized lenses


Crash test with ruggedized lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach's ruggedized lenses are used in shock- and vibration-sensitive environments like vehicle speed monitoring, aerospace, highway toll control, railway inspection, and automotive crash testing. Their rugged properties make them ideal for applications where high reliability and long service life are required.