UNIBLITZ FS Series Shutters & VLM1 Interface Module
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UNIBLITZ FS Series Shutters & VLM1 Interface Module

The FS25 and FS35 uni-stable optical shutters from Vincent Associates®, manufacturer of UNIBLITZ® shutter systems, are now available for use with our new VLM1/VLM1B Interface Module. +5VDC directly across the coil opens the shutter, while removing the +5VDC (0VDC) closes the shutter. A simple control circuit can be used to operate the shutter device from…

What’s New at Vincent Associates
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What’s New at Vincent Associates

As everyone around the world can attest, 2020 has brought many challenges. Here at Vincent Associates, we continue to strive to maintain production and move forward with new products: FS Series High-Value Shutters The Uniblitz FS series shutters are designed and optimized to operate directly from +5VDC and do not require a separate driver. Removing…

What Drives Optical Shutters?
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What Drives Optical Shutters?

Behind every good electromechanical shutter is a good actuator; here, novel actuators with uniform force throughout their stroke are described. From laser scanning mirrors to micropositioning slides, electromechanical actuators are used in many areas of optical design. In the case of optical shutters, actuator technology is often shrouded by other features and specifications. As the…

The MS150B 150mm Optical Shutter – The Next Big Idea
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The MS150B 150mm Optical Shutter – The Next Big Idea

Vincent Associates is proud to announce the Uniblitz MS150B – A bi-stable 150mm aperture optical shutter. This patent pending design is a bi-stable optical shutter featuring our largest aperture to date. The Uniblitz MS150B is suitable for large-scale imagers or where a large optical path needs to be reduced to zero transmittance. The shutter’s lifetime…

Optical Shutters: Asking the Right Questions Leads to the Best Shutter Design
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Optical Shutters: Asking the Right Questions Leads to the Best Shutter Design

The need for a shutter in an optical system sometimes becomes clear late in the development process. Answering some specific questions can help detect this need as early as possible. Electromechanical shutters are vital components in a broad spectrum of optical assemblies and systems. Shutter requirements are sometimes not apparent nor considered during optical system…