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Optics Manufacturing

solutions tailored to your Project

Schneider-Kreuznach is uniquely equipped to meet the precise requirements of optical components for industrial applications.

Our focus on precision, quality, and reliability guarantees long-term solutions.

Precision, quality and reliability are the key to exactly fit optics for successful products.

We provide precise solutions that meet your projects needs, with a focus on custom and volume manufacturing. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert technicians ensure the highest quality control, resulting in optimal performance and reliability in every product. Schneider-Kreuznach is committed to delivering efficient and excellent service, from lens design to assembly.

Whether you need custom solutions for specific projects or mass production for widespread deployment, we are your reliable partner. Explore our wide range of optics suitable for machine vision, surveillance, medical imaging, automotive, and aerospace industries. Our precision, quality, and innovation enhance your imaging systems. Please contact us today to discuss your project needs. Discover how we can help you achieve your vision with our world-class optical solutions.




We offer consulting services for complex projects in the optical and mechanical fields.


Custom optics



We have the capability to customize all types of lenses and filters to your specifications. 




We have the capability to do a wide range of lens production and manufacturing.





Find more information about our wide range of production capabilities.


Custom Optics

Some projects require custom products. With local design and manufacturing, we can provide our customers with the best solution for their most challenging projects. From custom adaptations of our standard products to full development of imaging solutions, we work closely with the customer. We design and manufacture the optics to suit the user's requirements.

Schneider-Kreuznach Icon Standard Portfolio

Standard Portfolio


  • Large choice of industrial lenses
  • Optical filters
  • Polarizers
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Modification of products


  • Minor mechanical changes
  • Fixed aperture
  • Assembly of components
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Custom solutions


  • Lenses
  • Optical filters
  • Opto-mechanical systems

Infinite Possibilities

We believe in customization. Schneider-Kreuznach designs and manufactures custom optics and is ready to partner with you to turn your unique visions into reality. We continue to set the standard in the optical industry, ensuring that our customers always have access to the solutions they need to achieve their goals.

Production of custom-made lenses.

We're turning visions into reality, with each lens and filter designed to open new possibilities and enhance performance in a variety of applications. Our commitment to quality, innovation and precision makes us a trusted partner in the optical industry.

The customized solution process

  • Consulting
  • Development
  • Prototyping
  • Series Production
  • Quality assurance
  • Service

Custom optics Manufacturing


To achieve exceptional image quality, we set strict standards for materials and manufacturing processes. Our expertise extends beyond manufacturing individual optical components; we oversee the entire process from raw glass to finished lens, capable of handling all common glass types. Our lenses and optics are enhanced with special coatings that give them the precise optical characteristics that are required to achieve superior performance.

Our mechanical manufacturing capabilities are exceptional as well. To develop robust and durable filters, we use the latest technologies and machinery. Our high-end 5-axis CNC milling machines provide best-in-class machining capability, enabling high precision and flexibility. This results in intricate geometries and sophisticated contours in the mechanical components of our lens housings with high repeatability. In addition, we perform electroplating in-house under strict environmental conditions, allowing us to customize surface coatings to meet the specific needs of our customers.

To ensure a contaminant-free environment, our lenses are assembled in dedicated clean rooms. Precise adjustments and calibrations are performed by experienced and skilled personnel to meet the highest standards of quality and the tightest tolerances.

Our rigorous testing and quality assurance protocols demonstrate our commitment to excellence. We use advanced technologies such as interferometers and 3D coordinate measurement technology to thoroughly test our lenses to ensure they meet our high standards. Our processes are certified to ISO 9001, and our metrology rooms and procedures ensure consistent and reliable production that meets our customers' expectations.


You must constantly rethink and innovate if you want to push the boundaries. The same goes for manufacturing technology. That is why we are constantly developing our production technology, often in collaboration with renowned research institutes. In this way, we can always manufacture what is still just measurable in order to produce the best possible products for you.

If a standard product from our portfolio is not suitable for your challenges, we will manufacture customized solutions for you. Our R&D staff design products that are 100% suitable for the designated application.

Complete vertical integration

  • Full service: From planning to development to series production
  • Customized lenses
  • Mechanical and optical adaptions of our standard lenses
  • Customized filters
  • Special coatings for filters and lenses
  • Lenses with integrated filters
  • Filters in special sizes and outlines
  • Mechanics
  • Optical components e.g. cylindrical lenses
  • Pre-cuts

Core competencies

  • Optics design
  • Mechanical design
  • Measurement technology for optical systems
    (MTF, interferometry, spectrophotometry, etc.)
  • High-quality optics manufacturing, 
  • Precision mechanics, 
  • Thin-film systems (design and manufacture)


Benefits of Schneider-Kreuznach

Tradition meets Innovation: over 110 years of Optical Manufacturing Experience

Ever since the foundation in 1913 our staff have been perfecting our knowledge and technologies to bring you the best products in optics. Our manufacturing facilities in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, guarantee outstanding quality – Made in Germany. We continuously invest in our state-of-the-art machinery and in the education and training of our staff. Select your perfect lens from our large portfolio. 

If you need a customized solution, we are your partner from the kick-off to the Project completion. Our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of applications enables us to provide you with solutions that are perfectly tailored to your needs. As a family owned company, we are passionate and committed to our customers and their success. You can expect long-term relationships based on trust and shared goals with us.

Custom Lenses for maximum flexibility

All Schneider-Kreuznach industrial lenses are designed for total flexibility and adaptability. Not only are they available in a range of standard designs, but they can also be completely customized to meet your needs. The possibilities are virtually unlimited. Whether you want to adjust working distances, require specific housing dimensions, or are looking for custom coatings for specific wavelengths, we can make it happen. We understand that every project is unique and we will do our best to provide you with the perfect solution. 

Our focus on quality and innovation is evident in every industrial lens we modify. By working closely with our customers, we ensure that we can make your requirements a reality. Discover the possibilities of our custom industrial lenses and rely on our years of experience and expertise in the optical industry. Here are just a few examples of the modifications that can be made to our industrial lenses:  

  • Ruggedized & stabilized lenses for extreme conditions
  • Fixed aperture lenses for consistent and reliable images 
  • Optimized imaging performance for specific working distances
  • Custom coatings for specific wavelengths 
  • Size and weight adjustments for optimal integration into your system 
  • Accessories such as beam splitters and integrated optical filters

Contact us, to find the right solution for you.

A worthwhile investment: increasing efficiency through new lens development

Any Schneider-Kreuznach standard lens can be modified to meet your needs. However, there are some applications that require new, customized lenses. Our product development department can develop custom lenses for your needs. This can even result in cost savings by tailoring the lens to your needs, thus avoiding unnecessary complexity.

Our custom lenses offer user-friendly integration into existing systems. The adaptability of our product designs allows engineers to seamlessly integrate lenses. We are a trusted partner because of our commitment to research and development and our decades of experience in the optical industry. With our custom lenses, we help our customers overcome challenges, open up new possibilities and take their technical applications to the next level.

Highest quality and reliability: Our lenses put to the test

Quality and reliability are top priorities at Schneider-Kreuznach. Our lenses undergo rigorous quality control to ensure maximum reliability. Before a lens leaves our factory, it is carefully inspected and tested. This ensures that it meets our high quality standards. We use only high quality glass from reputable manufacturers to achieve very low manufacturing tolerances. As a result, our filters are of consistently high quality. Their use allows you to accurately reproduce results, as the lenses will perform nearly identically even after years of use.

Our industrial lenses are rigorously tested to DIN and ISO standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These include extreme temperature testing from -25°C to +70°C, humidity testing from 80% to 95% relative humidity, and shock testing at 50 g / 11 ms and sinusoidal vibration testing to ensure robustness, shock and vibration resistance. Of course, we can also design and manufacture lenses to meet even more demanding requirements. Contact us for more information.

Stability for extreme conditions: ruggedized and stabilized lenses

Our industrial lenses are tough and durable by design. But we offer even more: Ruggedized and stabilized lenses. These lenses are exceptional. They offer superior performance and durability. Even in the harshest conditions, you can count on our lenses to deliver reliable, accurate results.

Stabilized Lenses
Stabilized lenses are specifically designed for precise measurement applications such as 3D measurement and complex triangulation systems to avoid image shift.  With their secure mechanical design, these lenses ensure a stable image position and minimize image shift during movement. They provide highly accurate and reliable results without having to constantly re-calibrate. Stabilized lenses are ideal for robotic applications, especially robot vision.

Ruggedized Lenses
Our ruggedized lenses are ideal for harsh environments. Ruggedized C-mount lenses resist shock and vibration. With shock resistance up to 100g and robust mechanics and optics, they offer exceptional durability in extreme conditions such as rocket launches into space.

Precision down to the last detail: Our high vertical integration

We are proud of our technical expertise, which we consistently apply to the production of our lenses and optical filters through our high level of vertical integration at our Bad Kreuznach site. Each of the Schneider-Kreuznach products is manufactured with the utmost care and precision to provide you with the best possible performance and reliability.

We demand the highest standards of materials and manufacturing processes to ensure excellent image quality, starting with the production of the optics. Our standards go beyond the production of individual components. We master the entire production process from raw glass to finished lenses and are able to process all common types of glass. Our special coating technologies give the optics or lenses the desired optical properties.

We do mechanical manufacturing in-house. We use the latest technologies and machinery to develop robust and durable filters. With our high-end 5-axis CNC milling machines, we have world-class machining capabilities that give us exceptional precision and flexibility. These powerful milling machines allow us to realize complex geometries and sophisticated contours in the mechanical components of our lens houses while maintaining high reproducibility. Electroplating is performed in-house under strict environmental conditions, allowing us to customize the surface coatings of our products to meet the specific requirements of our customers.

Our lenses are assembled in dedicated clean rooms that provide a clean and controlled environment and ensure they are free of contaminants. Our qualified staff with many years of experience and expertise perform precise adjustments and calibrate the optics to the highest quality with the lowest tolerances.

Testing and Quality Assurance
Our test technology and quality assurance reflect our high quality standards. We use state-of-the-art technologies such as interferometers and 3D coordinate measurement technology to test the lenses we manufacture to ensure they meet the highest standards. Our ISO 9001 certified processes, metrology rooms and procedures ensure consistent and reliable production to meet our customers' high expectations.

Different needs, individual solutions: Let us advise you

Our sales and engineering professionals provide customers with a high level of expertise and responsiveness. We understand that the needs of our industrial customers can be diverse and complex. Whether it's technical specifications, the exact application environment, special customizations, or other unique requirements, we take the time to understand each customer's unique needs and provide customized solutions. Our advice ranges from selecting the right lens to assisting with integration into existing systems. You can count on our experts to provide the best support and find the perfect solution.

Our in-depth application knowledge and proven optical expertise enable us to provide customized solutions that combine mechanical robustness, reliability and the highest imaging accuracy. This is the result of our decades of experience with extremely tight tolerances. We even go so far as to design and build our own manufacturing and metrology systems if there is no equipment available on the market that is accurate enough. Our customers value us not only for our technical expertise, but also for the dedicated and customer-focused advice we provide. We listen. We answer questions and make recommendations. It is important to us that our customers have all the information they need so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best possible results.

Contact us - we will be happy to advise you.

All products at your glance - our digital product brochure (PDF)

Discover our wide range of high quality lenses, optical filters and accessories in our interactive eBrochure. Find the detailed compilation of all standard products currently available from Schneider-Kreuznach. Our product brochure gives you a comprehensive overview of our entire product range, including all technical information. Whether you are looking for specific products or want to compare different options, our eBrochure has it all in one place. Click on the link below to download our product brochure.


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