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Nidec Copal Corporation

Nidec Copal Corporation

The or Copal, is a Japanese manufacturer of optical, electronic and mechanical equipment, primarily for the photographic industry. It has been a subsidiary of Nidec since 1998, and was formerly known as the Copal Corporation. The company began operation in 1946, with small-scale production of photographic shutters; these are still one of the company's best-known products.

The company began producing in the 1960s the well-known Copal Square vertically-travelling metal blade focal plane shutter, which was very successful and was used in cameras by many prominent manufacturers.

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