Alrad Instruments Ltd

Through its five trading divisions Alrad Instruments ltd is a leading UK supplier of machine vision, imaging products, Electro Optical detectors, lasers, medical and  products.

Alrad Imaging supplies imaging components, equipment and services to both industrial system integrators, OEMs, scientific and research customers.

Alrad Electronics provides a wide range of optical detectors, laser products, high voltage components, optoelectronic sockets, analytical systems and densitometers.

Alrad Photonics offers Infrared detectors, power supplies, laser diode modules, photodetectors, optoelectronic components , optical filters, diffraction gratings and laser accessories.

Alrad Medical is responsible for the marketing and sales of air disinfection systems, endoscope cameras, medical screening, molecular detection, personal protection equipment, temperature screening, UV sterilization and UV C Germicidal LED Lighting.

Alrad Thermal is responsible for marketing and sales of automotive thermal cameras, commercial vision thermal cameras, thermal industrial cameras, thermal security cameras and thermography thermal cameras

If you need any help in selecting the right product for your application
please call our friendly sales office on 01635 30345
who will be pleased to assist you.

Happy Easter From Alrad

Happy Easter From Alrad

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US AT ALRAD! OUR OFFICIAL MARCH NEWSLETTER IS NOW HERE. This month we are focusing on our photonics division with a glimpse of lighting and custom CMOS sensors!

With OVER 40 Years of experience it is our mission to take your desired application and turn it into a reality to provide your company with more efficiency, quality and competitive edge! So, CONTACT ALRAD today for advice and quotations from our experienced sales team!


High Power Laser Grating from Bach Research

  • Gratings ruled directly into Gold deposited onto Copper, Invar or Stainless Steel.
  • 95% absolute efficiency guaranteed at 10.6 microns with high damage thresholds.
  • Peak efficiencies can be adjusted from 9 to 11 microns
  • Efficiencies to 99% are achievable, if required.
  • Standard line spacings offered, including 15 l/mm, 150 l/mm and 200 l/mm.
  • Custom line spacings, blaze wavelengths and substrates considered.


Bach Research offers a comprehensive range of ruled master and replica gratings both plane and curved for a variety of applications:

  • For Laboratory Instrumentation – eg monochromators and spectrophotometers -where substrates are typically float glass or pyrex 
  • For High Power Lasers – used as both intracavity components and output couplers – where substrates are typically copper, stainless steel or invar.

The master grating list includes line spacings from 6.61 to 3600 lines per mm and blaze wavelengths from 75 nm to 77 microns.

Bach offers competitive custom ruling service when the requirement is not covered by one of their extensive master inventory.

Bach have a particular expertise in the manufacture of Echelle type gratings and in satisfying the demanding requirements of one-of-a-kind optical hardware that has found itself booked on many space missions, from Voyager to the James Webb Space Telescope due to launch in 2018.

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