ALRAD IMAGING - Division of Alrad Instruments Ltd

Turnpike Industrial Estate
Turnpike Road
RG14 2NS
01635 30345(0)

The company is a Machine Vision and Photonics component supplier and offers various CCD & CMOS camera products, inc. Digital Line-Scan, Area-Scan, Board/PCB modules, Colour & monochrome (PAL, RGB, Y/C, CCIR, NTSC, EIA), Firewire, Camera Link, CoaXPress, GigE vision, USB 2.0 and 3.0 cameras and Smart cameras with integral FPGA or Power PC. InGaAs Infrared cameras, PC frame grabbers (B/W & colour) for analogue & digital cameras. Machine vision and microscopy lighting solutions. Machine vision, Telecentric and Macro lenses. CMOS and CCD and InGaAs sensors and contact image sensors. Our Photonics division supplies Line lasers, Thermopile and Photodiode detectors, laser diode drivers, Filters and Gratings and laser distance measurement.

Management Personnel

  • Technical Sales Director: Ian Alderton
  • Managing Director: Graham Alderton
  • Machine Vision Sales Manager: Dave Cass
  • Machine Vision Sales Manager: Raf Slotwinski

Products Supplied

CCD and CMOS cameras, line scan, area scan, high resolution cameras, high speed cameras, machine vision cameras, SWIR cameras and LWIR cameras.
Frame grabbers:
Analogue and Digital frame grabbers.
Full range of C mount, F mount, S mount, machine vision, telecentric and speciality lenses, also unmounted high precision optics.
Machine vision software.
Lighting solutions:
LED lighting, Fibre Optic lighting.
Image sensors:
CMOS Linear and Area sensors. InGaAs SWIR sensors.
High Speed Cameras:
For inspection of high speed line including maintenance and problem solving.
High voltage pulsers and current monitors:
High frequency lighting to provide stop action on moving objects.
Long Range Microscopes:
Objective lenses for remote viewing i.e. looking into a Vacuum chamber or Furnace to view objects of a few microns.
Ruled gratings for spectrometers.
Precision optics:
Infra Red Detectors:
PbS and PbSe and Thermopiles.
Machine vision and alignment lasers, Line lasers for 3D metrology. Eye protection glasses.
Laser Protection:
Eye protection glasses.
Radiation Detectors:
Geiger Muller Tubes.
Optical Filters:
For spectroscopy and imaging applications.
SWIR Infra Red cameras:
InGaAs cameras for 900 to 1700 nm. Beyond the Visible spectrum.
Smart camera and systems:
For use independent of PC in system control.
Laser part marking:
Small OEM module.
Sub TeraHertz Imaging:
Both sources and detectors - good to find foreign bodies in food products including high speed line scan system for conveyors.
Overseas Reps

There are no overseas Rep descriptions registered for this organisation

UK Reps

Companies represented in the UK

Image analysis software.
Agiltron, USA:
PbS & PbSe infra red detectors.
Apogee Imaging Systems, now an Andor company:
Cameras for Spectroscopy, Life Scienes and Astronomy.
Applied Image, USA:
Calibration tools.
Artray, Japan:
Digital machine vision cameras.
Azure, China:
Machine vision lasers.
Bach, USA
Gratings for Spectrometry
Bitflow, USA:
Frame grabbers.
Centronic, UK:
Radiation detectors; GM tubes; electro optics; photo diode.
Cianflone, USA:
X-ray spectrometer.
CMOS Sensor, USA:
Contact Image Sensors.
Coherent Lasiris, USA:
Machine vision lasers.
DCM Sistemes, Spain:
Machine Vision Lighting.
Dexter, USA:
Thermopiles, infra red temperature sensors.
Dr. Sjuts, Germany:
Ceramic channel multiplier.
Dynamax Imaging, USA:
CMOS Linear and Area sensors.
Eldim - France:
2D Photometers, calorimeters, display inspection systems and precision optics.
Elmed, Germany:
Stroboscopic illumination.
Epix Inc., USA:
Frame grabbers, PC Card grabbers, silicon video cameras.
Fujinon, Japan:
Machine vision Lenses.
ISG Image Solutions Group Inc., USA:
USB 3.0 Custom and Firewire cameras.
IXYS Colorado Inc., USA:
DEI High voltage pulsers, laser diode power supplies.
JAI oy was TVI Vision OY, Finland:
Colour and Mono CMOS linescan cameras.
Kowa, Japan:
Machine vision lenses.
Laserex, Australia:
Laser diode modules.
Lasershield, USA:
Eye laser projection glasses.
Matrix Vision, Germany:
GigE, USB and smart cameras. Frame grabbers.
Telecentric Lenses, Machine Vision lenses and lighting solutions.
New Imaging Technologies, France:
InGaAs SWIR sensors and Cameras, CMOS sensors and USB 3.0 test camera.
NorPix, USA:
High speed recording & image analysis software.
Omron Sentech, Japan:
Small OEM and machine vision cameras.
Opto Germany:
Telecentric lenses and high speed vision systems.
Panasonic, Japan & UK:
Pearson Electronics Inc., USA:
High voltage current monitoring transformers.
Photonic Optics, Germany:
Machine vision and microscopy lighting including LED.
Questar, USA:
Long range microscope.
Reynard Corp, USA:
Optical components and thin film coatings.
Ricoh - Pentax, Japan:
Senko, Japan:
Machine vision lenses.
Techniquip, USA:
Machine Vision Lighting.
TELEDYNE e2v Semiconductors, France:
Linescan cameras.
TeraSense, USA:
Terahertz Imaging Systems.
The Imaging Source, Germany:
Machine Vision Cameras, Board Cameras and grabbers / usb converters.
Tobias, USA:
Film densitometers.
TPL Vision, France:
LED lighting for machine vision.
Digital cameras for scientific and machine vision.
VDS-, Germany:
High-res cameras repair and replacement only.
Volpi, Switzerland:
Light sources and fibre optics.
VS Technology, Japan:
Machine vision and telecentric lenses. LED illumination.
Watec, Japan:
Analogue cameras.
World Star Technology, Canada:
Laser Diode modules, laser part marking module.
Z-laser, Germany:
2D & 3D Projection lasers and linelasers for alignment.
Trade names

Trade names

  • Advision

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