Automate 2023 – Wrapping Up a Great Show

Automate 2023 in Detroit was an incredible event, showcasing the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, motion control, AI and more. It was great to be a part of the show and meet with customers, while making new connections. Couldn’t make it to the show? Here are a few highlights.

The Smart Vision Lights team at Automate.

Unveiling Hidden Strobe – the best thing you’ll never see

Strobing an LED light helps freeze images of fast-moving objects but the flashing lights can be disorienting and cause issues for employees. Our patent-pending Hidden StrobeTM technology offers the benefits of strobing without the annoying flicker. No more shielding the lights to hide the strobe. No more being limited to non-visible light. Hidden Strobe all the benefits of strobing without the headaches.

Learn more about Hidden Strobe

Demos at Automate

DoAll inspecting a Harley Davidson

Our DoAll light for robotic inspection was hard at work inspecting a Harley Davidson motorcycle. This demo turned a few heads when it rolled into the show!

Learn more about the DoAll

LZEW washdown light: Built to do your dirty work

Our newest washdown light is available in stainless steel or FDA-compliant non-stick coating. It spent the show flaunting its IP68 rating and non-stick capabilities while illuminating a tank of motor oil.

Learn more about the LZEW washdown light

Lightgistics lights scan barcode from high speed ping pong balls

You may have heard that Lightgistics lights with award-winning Dual OverDrive are brighter, faster, and better, and you could see for yourself in our Automate booth.

Learn more about Lightgistics

Hidden Strobe

Our new, patent-pending Hidden StrobeTM technology was on display at Automate and left many people saying “Wow!” You could see the light in regular strobe mode with the strobing flashes. Then switch it to Hidden Strobe mode, which functions as a strobe but appears to your eyes as continuous light. The difference is obvious – the strobe isn’t.

Learn more about Hidden Strobe

SVL products on display

Of course we have our products on display in our Automate booth, but did you know you could find Smart Vision Lights throughout Automate? Here are some of the companies using our products at Automate 2023.

APG Vision

Components Express


EAM Vision 



Lake Superior State University


LUCID Vision Labs

MVTec Software GmbH

Plus One Robotics

Remtec Automation

Want to see your company here next year?

Contact us – we’ll get you set up with lights for the show, feature you on our LinkedIn page during the show, and in other materials after the show.

Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards

Two SVL products were recognized for excellence in machine vision by Vision Systems Design’s 2023 Innovators Awards program. The DoAll light, designed for robotic inspection, received the platinum, while Dual OverDrive technology, found in Lightgistics Series lights, received the bronze. The award program recognizes the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry.

Learn more about the awards

Happy Hour

We had a great time meeting with customers at our booth Happy Hour at Automate. Tacos, drinks, and good times – thanks to those who joined us!

News Coverage

WDIV, the NBC news affiliate in Detroit, had a great video from Automate. Check it out and look for our LHI lights illuminating a very high speed can inspection in EAM Vision’s booth. 

Watch the video