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In 1969, Vincent Associates shipped the first UNIBLITZ® electronic shutter. In the years since, we have established ourselves as a leader in manufacturing electronic shutter systems. Over the years, Vincent Associates has consistently been able to provide high quality, high performing devices to loyal customers worldwide.

Vincent Associates' shutter product line began with a two bladed, one inch aperture shutter. Since then however, the UNIBLITZ® line of shutter devices has continuously expanded into a multi-series offering of products with apertures ranging from 2mm - 90mm.

Microscopy, medical imaging, CCD, video, and low-level laser switching are among the many applications in which users have benefited greatly due to the successful shuttering solutions delivered by UNIBLITZ® Shutter Systems.

Today, our UNIBLITZ® Shutter Systems, are available in seven series including:

The VS and LS series are the legacy products of the UNIBLITZ® line of shutter systems. In terms of design and capability, VS and LS series have set Vincent Associates apart from all other shutter manufacturers worldwide. With over 45 years of manufacturing know-how built into the VS and the LS devices, customers with challenging applications continue to require what these devices can provide: speed, reliability, repeatability, and overall quality.

The CS Series is of special interest to applications where special constraints require a smaller format than the VS series while maintaining the long operational lifetimes UNIBLITZ® Shutters are designed and known for.

The NS and DSS Series have proven to be popular in OEM applications where we have blended long operational lifetimes with a reduction in moving parts and overall size.

The TS Series is best suited for OEM applications that may normally choose a flag type shutter due to its low cost, small size and scalability.

Vincent Associates, XRS shutter series provide customers using x-rays the capability to switch x-ray energy with the same ease and reliability as our products that control light energy.

Not finding the right product to fit your application? Vincent Associates has the capability to customize any product to fit the exact specifications you need. Click here to see some of the customized products that have made for their customers and inquire about creating an application specific to your needs.

Along with the UNIBLITZ® Shutter Systems, they also offer a full line of complementary products including Electronic Driver Interfaces, Interconnecting Cables, Video Adapters and Microscope Adapters to address your specific applications.

Vincent Associates' continued dedication to shutters includes continual product testing so every customer can confidently apply Vincent Associates shutters to any application.

For more information or to inquire about any of the Vincent Associates products on our site, please feel free to contact us and a member of the Vincent Associate team will be happy to assist you.

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June 26 - 29, 2017

Vincent Associates®, the manufacturer of Uniblitz® Shutter Systems, will exhibit their line of Uniblitz devices at LASER World of Photonics, Booth #547

Vincent Associates has years of experience in custom modifications as well as special electronic shutter designs. Please contact us during normal business hours to discuss your particular requirements with one of our specialists.
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