Ophir’s CO2 Optics Division to produce TRUMPF’s 40mm lens with embedded RFID chip
Jerusalem, Israel, 22 May 2013 – Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd., a global leader in precision infrared optics, photonics instrumentation and 3D non-contact measurement equipment, announced today that TRUMPF, a world leader in industrial lasers and laser system technology, selected Ophir’s CO2 Optics Division to provide replacement lenses for its latest 40mm lens with an embedded radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. The chip, which is comparable in size to a single grain of rice, wirelessly transfers data over electromagnetic fields.
The RFID chip embedded in the new 40mm lens communicates with an integrated system that can monitor the condition of the lens. With alerts on detected contamination, laser operators can now clean or replace a lens before there is a cutting problem, thus averting unnecessary laser downtime and poor cutting quality.
“We were proud to be named a TRUMPF Premium Supplier between 2010 and 2011,” said Yehiel Plaut, Sales and Marketing Director for the CO2 Optics Division of Ophir Optronics. “By entrusting us to reproduce its latest 40mm lens with an embedded RFID chip, TRUMPF acknowledges our commitment to quality, delivery and innovation.”
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