Lighting based on the use of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) has reached a point at which the brightness and efficiency they now provide an attractive alternative to tungsten incandescent bulbs and halogen-based illumination systems.
On April 27, I attended the first-ever UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes, England, and found myself pleasantly surprised. One never knows how these first-time events will turn out, but from my perspective it was a great success.
When choosing an LED light, designers of machine vision systems must fully understand the nature of the part that needs to be illuminated. To allow the system’s camera to capture an image with the highest contrast, developers can choose from a number of different lighting products.
Automate 2017 was another great show for Smart Vision Lights. Not only did we experience strong booth traffic, but we were very pleased to see so many customers using our lights in their showcased products. Our unofficial count for the number of booths that featured at least one light built by Smart Vision Lights.
Conference season is in getting into full swing and Smart Vision Lights is looking forward to showing you our latest products, such as our well-received line of miniature lights, new large panel lights, and an economic version of our monster LCHP ultra-high-power linear light for line-scan applications.
When LED light manufacturer Smart Vision Lights (Muskegon, Michigan, USA) joined forces with optical engineers at LumenFlow (Wyoming, Michigan, USA) to create prototypes for a 5-million-lux LED linear light, they expected great results.
September 12 – 17, 2016 McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois hosted one of its largest annual events, the International Manufacturing Technology Show. IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 2,407 exhibiting companies and 115,612 registrants.
When it comes to dome lights, Andrew Atherton from Kendall Electric, knows what he’s talking about: “When I first took it (the DDL Dome Light) out of the box last week I was very impressed by how light it was…when I powered it up and captured some images with it, I was equally impressed by the light output from it and its evenness of illumination.
On June 8-10, Smart Vision Lights will hold our first Innovative Illumination Summit at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.
Reading code and imperfections on rounded or highly reflective products can be a challenge. Smart Vision Lights’ DDL line of LED dome lights meets that challenge by performing product inspection with an even, uniform, and repeatable light intensity.
The Technology Forum Event, hosted by Stemmer Imaging GmbH is held every other November at the Dolce Hotel in Munich. The inaugural event was held in 2013.
You might have heard that Smart Vision Lights has created a new division that will supply bandpass, colorpass, and polarized filters for the machine vision industry. We thought you might want to know more details about those products.
Which type of light bulbs offer the best value for your business? If your answer is LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, you’re correct.
Specializing in multiple package configurations on a variety of blister packaging lines, contract pharmaceutical packager PCI needed the right light architecture to optimize its machine vision inspection.
McNaughton-McKay Electric Company took this year’s $1,000 top prize by showing us how they use Smart Vision Lights products in their automotive panel tab and clip inspection system. Using two Cognex In-Sight® 7020 Vision Systems with L300-625-W Linear Lights in their automotive inspection process, McNaughton-McKay evaluates parts to ensure that the black tabs are bent in place and the brass clips are present.
Everyone was excited to see if the new biennial show format would be a success and improve attendance. Unofficial numbers put the event at around 8,800 attendees over a 3-day period. The first day of the show started out slow in the morning.
October 15th thru the 18th, Smart Vision Lights attended the fall AHTD meetings in Colorado Springs Co. As always it was great to see many of our amazing Distributors from all over the world come together in one place.
Matt Pinter, head engineer of Smart Vision Lights, loves it when a customer throws down the gauntlet, asking for a custom light design that they can’t find anywhere else.
A few weeks ago I was listening to a speaker talk about dreaming big. He posed the question, “When you dream, do you dream like a little kid?” Then he went on to explain.
Why Doesn’t Everyone Have an Internal LED Driver? The answer to that question tells you a lot about the industrial LED suppliers. First, let’s look at the undeniable facts.