What’s New at Vincent Associates, March 2024

Wishing Steve Pasquarella the Best in His Retirement

Please join us in extending best wishes to Steve Pasquarella, who is retiring from Vincent Associates on April 1, 2024, after 45 years of service! Steve started at Vincent Associates under Andrew Vincent in 1979. In 1984 he became part owner, where Steve’s hard work and dedication built this company to what it is today.  As current President of our company, Steve’s leadership and innovation have kept us ahead in the optical shutter world. Though Steve will be missed, we wish him the best in his retirement!

A message from Steve:

To my colleagues, customers, staff, and friends, I am pleased to announce that after 45 years here at Vincent Associates, I am retiring as of April 1st, 2024! It has been a fantastic journey working with all of you and, of course, most importantly, learning from you. I have been blessed with an exciting and challenging career. I enjoyed it immensely. I would also like to announce that my business partners, Adam Lamb, Dave Viglione, and Mark Stevens will be taking over the business and I am confident that I am leaving the company in capable hands. I will certainly miss their comradery, advice, and laughter on a daily basis. Leaving will not be easy. I have genuinely enjoyed working with our customers and staff over the years. I have been so fortunate to have been in the optics industry and able to provide products and solutions that have been used in some amazing applications. Special thanks to my wife, Karen, for always being there, my daughter, Stephanie (VA Sales Manager), whom I rely on day to day, Andrew Vincent, who believed in me 45 years ago, my dad, Elvio, who knew I was on the right track working here, and finally to our awesome staff who really make all our products and solutions a reality.

The Uniblitz® DSS20 is Back

The Uniblitz® DSS20 is a 20mm bi-stable optical shutter that features an extremely low-profile construction. The device’s lack of an external protruding actuator makes it very slim and flexible for system integration. The inherent reliability of the DSS20B comes from the fact that it contains only two moving parts: the drive ring and the blades. It is guaranteed to operate for 2,000,000 operations. This shutter is once again available and part of our standard catalog – no special order or MOQ required!

The Uniblitz® ES6B’s New Guarantee

The Uniblitz® ES6B now has a guaranteed lifetime of 50,000,000 actuations! The Uniblitz ES6B is a 6mm bi-stable laser shutter with a very low-profile construction. The lack of an external protruding actuator makes it very slim and flexible for system integration. Precision exposure control and laser switching are applications that benefit greatly from the precise, highly repeatable characteristics of the ES shutter series.

Uniblitz ES6B 6mm Laser Shutter

Value Packs are Now Available

Value packs are now available for our Uniblitz® FS series shutters (in 6mm or 25mm apertures), and they include a Uniblitz® VLM1 Interface module. These value packs offer a complete shutter system that can quickly and easily be set up for tabletop/lab use. There are no optional substitutions available, and value packs are only available for purchase from our website.

Join us at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2024

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2024
We’ll be showcasing the latest in Uniblitz technology at this live event in National Harbor, Maryland.

April 23 – 25, 2024
Booth number: 937