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optical design
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Welcome to Schneider-Kreuznach, a full-service system house for the design and manufacture of complex optical projects. Our team of top optical engineering specialists offers a unique expertise in the manufacture of precision lenses, filters and custom optical systems. Our approach is to work closely with industrial partners to understand their unique requirements and transform visionary ideas into tangible, high-quality solutions.

Our consulting services cover various aspects of optical and imaging technologies, including lens design, optical system integration, image quality assessment and customized solutions for specific applications. Whether it's advising on product development, optimizing manufacturing processes or providing technical support, Schneider-Kreuznach's consulting team leverages its extensive expertise and technology to deliver innovative solutions and ensure the success of its partners and customers.

Consulting for  optical projects

From initial project analysis and feasibility studies to detailed requirements gathering and project planning, we provide comprehensive support to ensure project success. Our team of experienced consultants leverage their expertise in optical engineering and project management to deliver customized solutions that meet the unique needs of each project. Consulting with Schneider-Kreuznach offers many benefits, including access to our team of expert consultants with extensive experience in optical engineering and project management. Our collaborative approach ensures that customers receive innovative, customized solutions that address their specific needs and objectives. By leveraging our consulting services, clients can mitigate risk, optimize resources, and achieve their project goals with confidence.

Ready to take the next step? Contact us to learn more about our consulting services and how we can help you achieve your optical project goals. Whether you're in the initial planning stages or facing challenges during implementation, our team is here to provide the expert guidance and support you need to succeed. Don't leave the success of your project to chance - partner with Schneider-Kreuznach for industry-leading consulting services.


Choosing Schneider-Kreuznach for consulting services offers several advantages
At Schneider-Kreuznach, we recognize that successful projects require more than just cutting-edge technology - they require strategic planning and expert guidance. Our consulting services are designed to support customers at every stage of their projects, ensuring optimal results and maximum value. Through comprehensive analysis we help align solutions with client goals to ensure that each project delivers tangible results. From concept to execution, our team provides invaluable guidance, minimizing risk and maximizing opportunities for success.

Optical consulting at Schneider-Kreuznach

No matter how complex your project, our experts are ready to help. Get in touch with our experts.


Quality assurance: Schneider-Kreuznach is committed to delivering high quality consulting services. Our rigorous quality assurance processes ensure that projects are executed to the highest standards and meet or exceed client expectations.

Customer focus: Schneider-Kreuznach places a high value on customer satisfaction. We prioritize clear communication, transparency and collaboration throughout the consulting process, fostering strong relationships with our clients.

Long-term partnership: Schneider-Kreuznach values long-term partnerships with its clients. Beyond the initial consulting engagement, we strive to provide ongoing support and guidance to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

Expertise: With more than 110 years of experience in optics and imaging, Schneider-Kreuznach brings unparalleled expertise to consulting projects. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with in-depth industry knowledge.

Customized Solutions: Schneider-Kreuznach understands that every consulting project is unique. We excel at developing customized solutions to meet our clients' specific needs and challenges, ensuring optimal results.

Innovation: As a leader in optical technology, Schneider-Kreuznach is at the forefront of innovation. We leverage the latest advances in optics, imaging and related fields to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive business success.

Global presence: With a global presence and a worldwide network of partners, Schneider-Kreuznach is well positioned to support customers wherever they operate. This global reach enables us to provide comprehensive consulting services across different markets and regions.

Custom Optics and development

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.

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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

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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