Leica Camera establishes optical system subsidiary for industrial inspection

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Leica Camera has established LC Light and Imaging Systems, a subsidiary that will focus on developing customer-specific optical systems for industrial applications, such as 3D inspection.

Jakob Bleicher (pictured) is managing director of the Munich-based subsidiary and, together with Leica board member Markus Limberger, is responsible for the management of LC Light and Imaging Systems.

LC Light and Imaging Systems’ team of eight specialists, led by Bleicher, possesses many years of in-depth experience in the fields of industrial optics, photographic and laboratory technology, as well as in consulting services for the optical and optoelectronic sectors.

The team of developers will also be able to take advantage of the manufacturing facilities operated by Leica Camera in Wetzlar, Germany, and at its second factory in Portugal, for the production of components for industrial optical systems. The company will develop of optical systems for applications like 3D measurement and high-performance inspection in industrial contexts.

Bleicher commented: ‘From our point of view in Munich, the founding of LC LIS brings extremely attractive benefits for our customers. Thanks to Leica Camera’s two high-tech production facilities, we now have the opportunity to offer our customers the complete product cycle – from optical design and construction to prototyping and serial production of high-end lenses.’

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