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TOURMALINE
compact lenses 

Maximum performance up to 1.3"
 


Key Features of the Lenses

  • 1.3" (24 mm) max. sensor size
  • Resolution down to 2.4µm pixel size
  • Low chief ray angle suits all SONY Pregius™ generations
  • 8 focal lengths: 16 mm - 50 mm
  • Initial aperture: F2 - F2.8
TOURMALINE Lens I F2.0 24 mm C-Mount

tourmaline lenses for the industry


With a maximum sensor size of 1.3" (24 mm) and a resolution of up to 2.4µ pixel size, the TOURMALINE lenses offer impressive performance. For one, the flat main beam angle makes them suitable for all SONY Pregius™ generations. TOURMALINE lenses are available as C-Mount and TFL-Mount lenses in 8 different focal lengths from 16 mm to 50 mm. With starting apertures from F2 to F2.8, TOURMALINE lenses allow precise control of the amount of light reaching the sensor. Some models are also available in a ruggedized version for use in harsh environments. In addition, a number of models are available with a motorized iris. TOURMALINE compact lenses are ideal for industrial and demanding imaging applications. With their wide magnification range, high resolution and low distortion, they deliver excellent imaging results. Certain TOURMALINE models were formerly sold under the XENOPLAN name.

All specifications of the TOURMALINE lens can be modified to meet your needs because we control every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. Discover the versatility of our TOURMALINE lenses, available in a variety of configurations. If our standard does not meet your needs, we fit them to your specifications. To take customization a step further, we also work with customers to develop entirely new, tailor-made lenses. Your vision, our commitment – contact us.

Discover the compatibility of TOURMALINE lenses with top sensor brands
Check out the optimal sensor compatibility for TOURMALINE lenses. Our selection includes a variety of compatible sensors from leading manufacturers such as Sony, OnSemi, GPixel, Teledyne e2V, ams. Improve your imaging efficiency and accuracy with the ideal lens-sensor combination.

 

 

 

 

 

F#
f' (mm)
Mount
Sensor Size
Type
Size D x L (mm x mm)
Weight (g)
Filter thread
Code
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 16 mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.8/16 C
2.8 - 16
16
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
39 x 71.1
204
M49 x 0.75 *
1084232

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE F2.8 16mm TFL-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.8/16 TFL
2.8 - 16
16
TFL
1.3" (24mm)
standard
39 x 71.1
204
M49 x 0.75 *
1098691

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens 2.0 20mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/20 C
2.0 - 16
20
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
48 x 62.9
450
M35.5 x 0.5
1056472

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 20mm TFL-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/20 TFL
2.0 - 16
20
TFL
1.3" (24mm)
standard
48 x 62.9
450
M35.5 x 0.5
1098778

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 24mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/24 C
2.0 - 16
24
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
40 x 41.5
120
M37 x 0.75
1071371

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 24 mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/24 C-MI
2.0 - 16
24
C
1.3" (24mm)
motorized iris
50 x 41.5
164
M37 x 0.75
1076613

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 24mm TFL-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/24 TFL
2.0 - 16
24
TFL
1.3" (24mm)
standard
40 x 41.5
120
M37 x 0.75
1098692

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 35mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/35 C
2.0 - 22
35
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
41 x 55.5
160
M37 x 0.75
1006219

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.0 35mm  C-Mount Motorized
TOURMALINE 2.0/35 C-MI
2.0 - 22
35
C
1.3" (24mm)
motorized iris
50 x 55.5
204
M37 x 0.75
1076612

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE F2.0 35mm TFL-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.0/35 TFL
2.0 - 22
35
TFL
1.3" (24mm)
standard
41 x 55.5
160
M37 x 0.75
1098690

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 40mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.8/40 C
2.8 - 22
40
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
34 x 48.3
78
M30.5 x 0.5
1101717

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F4.0 45mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 4.0/45 C
4.0 - 22
45
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
34 x 51.6
78
M30.5 x 0.5
1101715

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.8/50 C
2.8 - 32
50
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
34 x 52.6
135
M30.5 x 0.5
1001976

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm C-Mount Ruggedized
TOURMALINE 2.8/50 C-R
2.8 - 32
50
C
1.3" (24mm)
ruggedized
34 x 52.6
135
M30.5 x 0.5
1062882

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm C-Mount Motorized
TOURMALINE 2.8/50 C-MI
2.8 - 32
50
C
1.3" (24mm)
motorized iris
50 x 52.6
179
M30.5 x 0.5
1076168

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm TFL-Mount
TOURMALINE 2.8/50 TFL
2.8 - 32
50
TFL
1.3" (24mm)
standard
34 x 52.6
135
M30.5 x 0.5
1098689

Datasheet
Stepfiles
TOURMALINE Lens F4.0 60mm C-Mount
TOURMALINE 4.0/60 C
4.0 - 22
60
C
1.3" (24mm)
standard
34 x 63.2
135
M30.5 x 0.5
1101716

Datasheet
Stepfiles

 

 


Mounts for the TOURMALINE lenses

C-Mount

A C-mount is a specific mechanical connection widely used in the industry for cameras and lenses. It is defined by a diameter of 1 inch (25.4 mm) and 32 threads per inch (C-mount thread). This mount allows lenses to be easily and securely attached to cameras and is widely used in machine vision and other applications.


C-mount connectors provide a robust and proven solution for connecting lenses to cameras. The standardization of C-mount also makes it easy to change lenses to meet the changing needs of different applications.

TFL-Mount

A TFL-Mount is a specific mechanical mount used in the industry for cameras and lenses. The term "TFL" stands for "Treaded Filter Lens" and describes the thread system used with this mount. TFL-Mounts are also known as "M30.5x0.5" because they have a thread with a diameter of 30.5 mm and a pitch of 0.5 mm.

The technical characteristics of the TFL-Mount are based on this standardized thread and diameter, which allows high compatibility between different lenses and cameras. This mount is widely used in industrial vision systems and other applications where precision and consistency are important.

 

Product features




Product sheet PDF

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Download the TOURMALINE lens product sheet for details of the lens family. It provides a comprehensive overview of the features, specifications and capabilities of each lens in the family.

 

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Ruggedized Lenses

TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm C-Mount Ruggedized


With exceptional shock and vibration resistance, our ruggedized lenses are ideal for harsh environments. They offer longer life, greater ruggedness and lower maintenance costs. They are used in aerospace, automotive, automated optical inspection and other industries where high reliability and durability are critical.

More information


Motorized lenses

TOURMALINE Lens F2.8 50mm C-Mount Motorized


Schneider-Kreuznach offers high-quality lenses with motorized iris for industrial applications. They offer precision and flexibility in changing lighting conditions. The motorized iris adjusts to the lighting conditions by an electric control and offers maximum precision in various industries such as transportation and aviation.

More information


Environmental Facts of the TOURMALINE lenses


Our TOURMALINE compact lenses are tested to DIN standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests check the durability of the compact lenses, their resistance to temperature changes and their ability to withstand shock tests and sinusoidal vibration. This ensures that the industrial lenses are up to the task in demanding industrial applications such as machine vision or automated optical inspection, providing consistent performance and reliability over time.

Slow temperature cycling

-25°C - +70°C
5 cycles a 12h

DIN ISO 9022-2-14-03 -1
Damp heat, cyclic

-23°C - +40°C
80% - 95% rel. humidity

DIN ISO 9022-2-16-01-1
Shock testing

50 g / 11 ms
18 shocks

DIN ISO 9022-3-30-06-1

Sinusoidal vibration

2 g
10-500 Hz

DIN ISO 9022-3-36-04-1

optical filters


By protecting the lens, eliminating unwanted wavelengths and enhancing contrast, optical filters improve the image quality of your lens in industrial applications.

 

ACCESSORIES FOR OUR tourmaline LENSES


Maximise the potential of your industrial lens with our high-quality accessories including camera adapters, extension tubes, filter holders and UNIFOC.

 

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.

Optics
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.

Mechanics
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.

Assembly
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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MORE COMPACT LENSES


Our range of C-Mount or TFL-Mount compact lenses. They're compact, robust and available in ruggedized, stabilized or motorized versions. Ideal for demanding applications like automated optical inspection, 3D measurement and machine vision in industrial environments.

 

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