Pumping up Productivity: How Robotics are Used in the Oil and Gas IndustryPublished 22nd Mar 2023 at 15:59
Robotics and automation have greatly enhanced the development of oil and gas by improving maintenance and repair, production efficiency, and safety monitoring. These systems are often equipped with advanced components such as sensors and cameras, with optical components being particularly crucial to their performance. Here, Knight Optical, a leading provider of high-precision optical components, explores the application of robotics and autonomous technology in the oil and gas industry.read more news
What is a Cobot? Bridging the Gap Between Robots and HumansPublished 13th Mar 2023 at 09:52
As we reflect on history, we can observe numerous systems with resemblances to robots. In fact, some concepts of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are speculated to date back to ancient times. The resourceful Ancient Greeks, for instance, created sophisticated automated puppet theatres1, while the Ancient Egyptians devised ingenious mechanical operating systems embodied in figurines2. Fast-forwarding to the present era, significant progress has been made since the days of Ancient Greece and Egypt. Nevertheless, it is evident that the fundamental mechanics of some contemporary systems bear similarities to those of antiquity.read more news
Education Through the Lens: Optical Components for Medical UniversitiesPublished 1st Mar 2023 at 10:39
Scientific Optical components play a crucial role in medical research and diagnosis in universities worldwide. In laboratories, they’re used to examine biological specimens, create images, and perform other important tasks. From microscopes to spectrophotometers, optics are essential in advancing medical knowledge and treatment. As a trusted global supplier of high-quality optical components for dominant medical universities, here Knight Optical provides insight into some of the optics that are found in these labs and the applications they’re being used for.read more news
In The Spotlight: Calomel Infrared (IR) PolarisersPublished 8th Feb 2023 at 12:38
Knight Optical, the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optics, is proud to announce that it now offers a new range of high-spec components, Calomel Infrared (IR) Polarisers. In this Spotlight blog, we run through everything you need to know about these highly birefringent crystal polarisers and uncover some of their typical uses.read more news
Knight Optical to Exhibit Range of High-Performing Optical Components at Subsea Expo 2023Published 18th Jan 2023 at 11:08
Knight Optical, the leading supplier of metrology-tested stock and custom-made optical components, has announced that it will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2023. Set to take place from 21st to 23rd February at Aberdeen’s state-of-the-art event venue P&J Live, Subsea Expo is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference.read more news
Year in Review: 2022’s Top New and Emerging TechnologiesPublished 6th Jan 2023 at 10:48
With another year over and more global issues to address, not only are there many technologies and innovations to reflect on this year, but there are also exciting new developments on the horizon for 2023. In this two-part blog, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – looks at its favourite technologies from 2022 and predicts some of the biggest trends for 2023.read more news
Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep WatersPublished 22nd Oct 2022 at 10:56
At Knight Optical, we work with a variety of subsea companies on everything from high-precision optical components for cameras and lights through to lasers, sensors and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs).read more news
Picture-Perfect Underwater Photography Shots : Dome Ports Vs Flat PortsPublished 4th Dec 2022 at 12:40
There’s an endless list of difficulties to encounter when working in underwater environments, especially for imaging and photography applications. Whether it’s a handheld underwater camera for professional, beautifully captured aquatic wildlife photography or a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) that’s kitted out with all the imaging equipment to deliver vital information back to shore, humans and machines often share the same visual complications when diving into the deep.read more news
What Are Fresnel Lenses Used For?Published 25th Nov 2022 at 13:41
You may know them best for their original use in lighthouses, where they’re famously recognised as “the invention that saved a million ships”. Or perhaps you initially think of their employment in traffic light design, where they’re used for the same inherent advantages. But, in recent years, Fresnel Lenses, and their unique characteristics, have been recognised and tapped into by a different sector – the virtual reality (VR) industry.read more news
Knight Optical Launches Three Brand-New Laser Optic Product LinesPublished 21st Aug 2022 at 14:31
Knight Optical, the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optics, has revealed its latest product offering – a trio of components that are suitable for a wide range of laser varieties, particularly ultrafast laser systems.read more news
Knight Optical: Bringing Quality Into Focus
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Knight Optical has been operating for over 30 years, with our managing director Colin Overton at the helm. Over this time, we have become a global leader in the production and distribution of scientific optical components and bringing quality into focus for all of our products and services that we provide.
Our 2022/2023 Catalogue
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