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UV-Cut Filters &
IR-cut Filters



Looking for high performance UV-Cut or IR-Cut filters? Our UV-blocking filter blocks ultraviolet light and passes only visible light to reduce unwanted UV radiation, while an IR-blocking filter blocks infrared light and passes only visible light to minimize unwanted infrared radiation, improving image quality in optical applications such as cameras or optical sensors.


Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filters

UV-cut filters and Ir-Cut filters for the industry

Protective filters from Schneider-Kreuznach are used to protect lenses from dust, damage, moisture or dirt. UV/IR blocking filters also have the task of eliminating the partially disturbing UV/IR component (UV below 680 nm, IR above 780 nm) of the light. The filters do not affect color rendering in the visible range.

What is the function of the filters?
UV and IR blocking filters fulfill an important function: They reduce the spectrum reaching the sensor to the visible range by blocking the UV light and IR light.  The UV blocking filter blocks the ultraviolet spectrum below approx. 380 nm and thus also reduces the blue component of the light, to which modern sensors are sensitive. In the case of IR blocking filters, this is correspondingly the case for the long wavelengths, longer than 780 nm. The IR blocking filters block these wavelengths and allow cameras with IR sensitive sensors to operate without interfering wavelengths in the IR range.

​​​​​​​UV/IR blocking filters are also popular as protective filters for the sensor or lens, as it is easier and cheaper to replace a filter than the camera or lens!

Where are the filters used?
In industrial applications, UV-Cut and IR-Cut filters are used in a wide range of applications, including machine vision and in the traffic and suveillance sector. 


  • High transmission: Allow significant amounts of desired light while blocking UV or IR.
  • High reproducibility: Maintain consistent performance across multiple units.
  • Cost-Effective protection of sensitive equipment: Economically shield sensitive components from harmful UV or IR radiation.
  • Can also be used as a protective filter: Protect your equipment from dust and dirt.



Order name
Wavelength range [nm]
center Wavelength [nm]
Bandwidth [nm]
Filter Series
Filter mounted
Thread size
Filter glass unmounted
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Transmission data
Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter LP 365 (010)
LP 365 E
LP 365 E
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Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter BP 540-300 HT
BP 540-300 HT
BP 540-300 HT
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Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter SP 700 (489)
SP 700 E
SP 700 E
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Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter BP 515-270 HT
BP 515-270 HT
on request
BP 515-270 HT
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Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter BP 520-280 HT
BP 520-280 HT
on request
BP 520-280 HT
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Schneider-Kreuznach Protection Filter VIS-85 HT
on request
420-640nm / 830-870 nm
420-640 / 830-870
530 / 850
220 / 40
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Applications & Markets of UV-Cut and IR-Cut Filters

Lens protection

Lens protection

To protect lenses from scratches and external influences, optical filters are used.


Sensor protection

Sensor protection

Optical filters are used to protect sensors from damage or interference by selectively blocking or reflecting certain wavelengths of light.

Mounts for UV-cut and IR-Cut filters


Defined by 1” (25.4mm) diameter and 32 turns per inch pitch, C-Mount thread is a popular camera mount in machine vision industry. Schneider-Kreuznach offers for most filters a CMT mount option. So that filters can go in any C-Mount based mechanics in vision systems.

Another popular application, CMT mounts can easyly be used for, is placing a filter in front of the sensor into the camera. The extension of the back flange distance has to be considered for imaging applications.

Key features:
Fits in C-Mount cameras
Black Anodized Brass

To be mounted in C-Mount cameras
Vision Systems based on C-Mount mechanics

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
1'' - 32 25.4 mm 21.1 mm 3.6 mm


Filter C-Mount




Schneider-Kreuznach offers a variety of mounts with common thread sizes to fit on most camera lens systems. SH-Mount is the standard, when high flexibility is needed. Filters are held by retainer rings. SH-Mounts are extreme robust.

All SH-Mounts have a female and male M-thread, and can be stacked if several filters must be combined.

Key features:
Black Anodized Brass

Mounted on lenses in imaging applications
Mounted on measurement instruments

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
M 25.5x0.5 29.5 mm 20.8mm 6.4 mm
M 27.0x0.5 31.0 mm 21.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 35.5x0.5 39.5 mm 29.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 37.0x0.75 41.0 mm 31.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 39.0x0.5 43.0 mm 33.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 40.5x0.5 44.5 mm 35.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 43.0x0.75 47.0 mm 37.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 46.0x0.75 50.0 mm 40.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 49.0x0.75 53.0 mm 43.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 52.0x0.75 56.0 mm 46.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 55.0x0.75 59.0 mm 49.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 58.0x0.75 62.0 mm 52.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 62.0x0.75 66.0 mm 56.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 67.0x0.75 71.0 mm 61.8 mm 6.9 mm


SH Filter-Mount



SN1-Mount was designed for in machine vision industry popular M30.5x0.5 thread. With its high clear aperture, vignetting can be avoided, even for wide angle applications. The filter is glued into the mount, in order to secure it against vibrations when integrated into robots or production lines. It is ideal to be used in automated fabrication.

SN1-Mounts have a male and female M-thread, and can be stacked if several filters must be combined.

Key features:
Maximum Clear Aperture
No vignetting
Black Anodized Brass

Mounted on lenses in imaging applications
Mounted on measurement instruments

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
M 30.5x0.5 32 mm 28 mm 6.5 mm


SN1 Filter-Mount



Product Highlights

Protection Filter -

Schneider-Kreuznach Bandpass Filter VIS-85 HT

The function of protection filters is quite simple. They are designed to protect the lens from external influences such as mechanical damage (scratches, knocks, blows) and all kinds of dirt. According to the motto: it is better to change the filter than the whole lens. The filters also protect against unwanted wavelengths such as UV and IR light, which can cause unwanted effects such as stray light.

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Environmental Facts of the UV-cut and IR-cut filters

Our industrial optical UV-cut and IR-cut filters are tested to DIN standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests check the durability of the UV-cut and IR-cut filters, their resistance to temperature changes and their ability to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental stressors. This ensures that the UV-cut and IR-cut filters are up to the task in demanding industrial applications, 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
Adhesive tape test

<<1 s a 25 mm
jerky pull-off

DIN ISO 9211-4-02-03

Chemical resistant

24 h
45 g NaCl in 1 | deionised water | 23 ± 2°C

DIN ISO 9211-4-04-05


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 filter from our large portfolio of optical filters. 

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 Optical Filters for maximum Flexibility

We design and manufacture both the mechanics and the coatings of our filters at Schneider-Kreuznach. This enables us to produce customized optical filters that meet your exact requirements and guarantee the highest quality standards.

Improve the performance and accuracy of your machines by using our optical filters. Reduce annoying reflections, minimize unwanted wavelengths, and increase the efficiency of your processes. Our filters are the key to the smooth and efficient operation of your industrial systems. They are durable and robust, ensuring long-term use. 

Contact us to find the right solution for you.

Highest Quality and Reliability: our Filters put to the Test

Quality and reliability are top priorities at Schneider-Kreuznach. Our filters undergo rigorous quality control to ensure maximum reliability. 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 filters will perform nearly identically even after years of use.

Our industrial optical filters are rigorously tested to DIN and ISO standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests evaluate their temperature stability and ability to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental stressors. As a result, our filters excel in demanding industrial applications, providing consistent performance and reliability over time.

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 filters 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 filters 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 filter 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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