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Recommended Mechanical Shutters

UNIBLITZ® shutters are mechanical in nature and are controlled electromagnetically. The nature of the UNIBLITZ® mechanical shutter device is that a metal or other low mass material blade is actually moved in and out of a light path by a magnetic actuator.

This is opposed to a crystal or optical shutter type device that interposes a dark state into a light path (i.e. Liquid Crystal Device type) via an electrical pulse. By utilizing the low mass blade material, UNIBLITZ® mechanical shutters have the advantage of completely turning off the light with an opaque blade or set of blades, providing a 100% contrast ratio. As opposed to crystal or optical shutter types that achieve contrast ratios of less than 100%.

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January 28 - February 2, 2017

Vincent Associates®, the manufacturer of Uniblitz® Shutter Systems, will exhibit their line of Uniblitz devices at SPIE Photonics West, Booth #615

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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