Schneider Gauss Optics
is a new software program that simplifies the task
of determining the parameters for lenses needed for
virtually any application. This innovative software
allows mechanical and electrical engineers to readily
explore, analyze, modify and specify the optics and
structure of their products at any stage of design
or manufacturing, without direct assistance from an
on-site optical engineer.
Typical industrial products
requiring a lens assembly include scanners, diagnostic
instruments, automatic readers, robotic vision systems,
process control systems, security systems, and all
kinds of machine vision systems.
Schneider Gauss Optics Software
also allows traditional photographers to determine
the precise focal lengths of lenses required to achieve
appropriate image circles under varying circumstances
of subject size, distance and film size. This software
calculates depth-of-field and depth-of-focus tables
at any object distance, magnification and f-number
even when dealing with macro images.
Originally developed at the
optical engineering and manufacturing facilities
of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke Kreuznach GmbH & Co.
KG, in Germany -- a world leader in optical design
for over 85 years -- Schneider Gauss Optics is now
available in an English language version.
With Schneider Gauss Optics, the user simply enters
a few basic known parameters. These can include height
of subject (Object Size), preferred distance from subject
to lens (Object Distance), and size of film or sensor
surface (Image Plane). With the provision of just a
few specifications, the software automatically calculates
all other relevant parameters, suggests suitable existing
lenses, and provides charts, tables and diagrams necessary
to document the selection.
Schneider Gauss Optics runs
on Windows 3.x, Windows 95, or Windows NT and is
easily installed from a single 3.5'' floppy disk.
Documentation is straightforward and can be viewed
and printed from any word processing program to provide
assistance with installation and program usage. Help
menus are afforded for rapid access during operation.
Free telephone field support is available from Schneider
Optics, Inc, by telephone, fax, email and on the
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