Wells Research Inc

Company Overview

Wells Research provides flexible optical test systems and high-value application consulting to customers around the world. Our unique catalog of modular instruments allows us to provide high-performance, cost-effective solutions in a timely manner.Company history


May 2, 2013: On to the next show! We are exhibiting in Munich, Germany May 21-25 at the Laser World of Photonics in Hall B2, Booth 307. Come to see the ImageMaster Compact and learn about other new developments from TRIOPTICS.

April 22, 2013: Wells Research is exhibiting with TRIOPTICS in Booth 1749 at the SPIE Defense Sensing and Security expo Tuesday April 30 through Thursday May 2. Come to see live MTF testing demonstrations using the ImageMaster® Compact. Fill out our questionnaire on site, and receive a free USB memory stick loaded with several interesting white-papers on optics and lens testing. Read more about the ImageMaster Compact

January 24, 2013: The ImageMaster® Compact will debut at the Photonics West exhibition in Booth 1608, San Francisco, Feb. 2-7 2013. Live demonstrations of this latest instrument from Wells Research and TRIOPTICS will be available. The ImageMaster® Compact is the result of close co-operation between the two firms, whose combined experience and know-how of both companies has created a cost-effective instrument to quickly generate reliable measurements. Read more

January 20, 2012: Wells Research has signed an agreement to be acquired by Triooptics GMBH, the world leader in MTF testing. Under this agreement WRD will operate independently and continue to provide the same line of innovative products. Read more

October 1, 2011: Wells Research announces release of V5.0 PixelScope software. Along with many new measurement features, V5.0 supports 64 bit Windows 7.Read more

May 26: 2011: Ben Wells honored as "2011 Massachusetts Small Business Exporter of the Year" by the US Small Business Administration.Read more

Wells Research & Development

Announcing the new ImageMaster® Compact: a cost-effective, horizontal table-top instrument capable of measuring image quality (MTF) and other optical parameters e.g. EFL, distortion, astigmatism. Its modular design permits testing of a wide range of lenses and optical assemblies, and makes changing between different setups very simple, and optimal for R&D applications. Download a brochure.

Flexible Configuration Options

The standard instrument is configured for testing optical systems with object at infinity. A motorized pivot arm with the measurement head and sample holder rotate to quickly generate reliable on- and off-axis measurements up to ± 130°. An optional upgrade allows testing with object and image at finite conjugates. Changing between the infinite and the optional finite conjugate system is accomplished in just a few movements.

Sophisticated Software

ImageMaster® Compact also comes with a new integrated edition of the Wells Research PixelScope software. PixelScope provides user-friendly controls and permits operators to make reliable measurements without the need for advanced knowledge. Four levels of user access are defined:

  • Administrator: creates user accounts and sets password access

  • Setup Engineer: can access component settings and configure

  • Test Supervisor: creates project test procedures and measurement sequences

  • Operator: performs specified measurements to generate detailed reports