Machine vision is a dynamic field: STEMMER IMAGING and our suppliers are the world´s leading manufacturers for machine vision components and solutions, introducing many brand new developments several times a year.
The LXE300 Direct Connect line light and Connect-a-Light line light, Prox spot light and Brick spot light ranges of machine vision lights from Smart Vision Lights are now available in SWIR (Short Wavelength InfraRed) wavelengths. This opens up an extensive number of application opportunities not possible using visible light.
CCS has introduced the TH2-CR series of flat light units with a camera window which provide light from the same axis as the camera. The wide emitting surface combines wide-field imaging with highly uniform illumination, making these new lights an attractive alternative to coaxial and dome lights.
Part of the new TH2 series of flat machine vision LEDs from CCS Inc, the high output
TH2-PM family of backlights have been optimised to give highly directional illumination. This makes them ideally suited to dimensional measurements where accurate imaging of the outline of objects is needed and other transmission imaging applications.
Smart Vision Lights (SVL) releases a number of high power LED light models with built-in Multi-Drive™ technology. This novel feature relieves users from deploying an additional lighting controller, instead, allowing operation directly from a camera’s strobe output line.
As of November 1, FiberOptic AG in Spreitenbach (Switzerland) has taken over the entire production of the Volpi standard products for machine vision. This applies to light sources, fibre optic systems as well as to LED illumination solutions. STEMMER IMAGING now has responsiblity for the worldwide distribution of the new FiberOptic portfolio and will continue to provideits customers with the usual reliable service – from consulting and order processing to delivery.
Dome light units offer excellent results in a variety of machine vision tasks. However, due to their design they have not been suitable in applications where space is at a premium. With the launch of the LFX3 series, CCS has responded to these demands by combining the qualities of dome lights with a new flat design.
The ZQ1 is the latest addition to the ZQ family of structured laser light sources from Z-Laser GmbH. Combining high performance with outstanding beam properties, the ZQ1 has been developed for the most demanding applications in machine vision, 3D-measurement, metrology, road and rail inspection as well as metal inspection.
Founded in 1999 in Cambridge, England, Gardasoft Vision Ltd are world leaders in LED lighting controllers and very high brightness lighting. This UK company is one of STEMMER IMAGING´s main suppliers. In this interview, Gardasoft CEO Peter Bhagat talks about trends and future developments from his point of view.