Optodyne, Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets laser-based precision measurement equipment for machine tool calibration and compensation, metrology, OEM, and a wide variety of other industrial applications. A California based company, Optodyne operates two facilities for manufacturing and marketing in Compton, California. The company's worldwide sales have continued to increase since its inception in the early 80's.


Optodyne believes that quality improvements will be the key to improving productivity in manufacturing. The company is dedicated to making quality affordable for its customers by incorporating laser technology in precision measurement equipment. The company's goal is to continue to provide innovative, superior quality products while maintaining the industry's best price/performance ratio. Optodyne will continue to improve and redevelop its product line to keep pace with the needs of the industry.


Optodyne's products are based on the Laser Doppler Displacement Meter (LDDM), proprietary, patented technology developed by one of its founders, Dr. Charles Wang. Having undergone over forty years of development, laser technology has become a most reliable, durable, and economical device, and is now poised for widespread industrial application. Optodyne has effectively combined the most recent developments in laser technology with microelectronics, computer, electro-optics, and heterodyning technologies to offer sophisticated instruments with practical industrial applications.


The foundation of Optodyne's product line is the Laser Doppler Displacement Meter (LDDM). The LDDM provides a efficient and high-precision displacement measuring device. The technology, coupled with the instrument's small physical size and light weight, makes it ideal for many different applications requiring precise displacement measurements. Based on LDDM.
MCV Series
This series is targeted for machine tool applications. In some combination, these packages measure linear displacement, pitch, yaw angles, straightness, surface flatness, parallelism, squareness and rotary displacement. The new MCV-500 series is a compact system designed for the measurement and compensation of the “volumetric” errors and the dynamic performance of a CNC machine tool.
VS Series
This series is designed for non-contact vibration applications in hard disk drive assembly, xy-stages, and CNC machine tools. The vibration sensor measures low or high frequency vibration, velocity and acceleration, settling time, dynamic response, power spectra density, and shock response spectra.
LDS Series
The Laser Doppler Scale (LDS) series is designed for both precision and high speed positioning of machine tools, coordinate measuring machines (CMM), xy-stages and linear measuring machines. The LDS is compact, has high speed, high accuracy and long range capability and is affordable. The LDS is a single aperture laser system. With a multiple-pass optical adaptor, Angstrom resolution can be achieved for MEMS or nano-technology applications.