MORITEX SCHOTT high brightness lighting solution leverages the potential of machine vision system more effectively
The redesigned “High Brightness LED Light Line” from Moritex SCHOTT for machine vision applications can be operated in a water-cooled manner or with passive or active air cooling and offers peak lighting intensity in excess of two mega lux.
April 6, 2011 (Mainz, Germany) – Today, faster and faster belt speeds, coupled with more complex and custom inspection processes set the pace in the world of industrial machine vision. The redesigned “High Brightness LED Light Line” from MORITEX and SCHOTT supports this trend by offering a light line capable of producing 2 million lux of light intensity, with high uniformity and strobe capability. In addition, a modular cooling concept and slim design allows for more flexible system integration.
When it comes to temperature management, the line light is available in three different versions: passive air-cooling, active air-cooling or water-cooling. The latter version achieves the peak value of more than 2 million lux of lighting intensity.
“This demonstrates our market leadership; we have managed a five-fold increase in performance over the previous version. With this level of brightness and excellent system design, the process speed in line scanning can be increased significantly. This further enhances the performance potential of the line scan cameras that are capable of operating at ever faster speeds allowing them to be leveraged more effectively,” notes Matthias Endig, European Sales Manager for Machine Vision at SCHOTT.
The high light intensity is mainly attributed to the rapid advances in modern LED technology. The sophisticated design and precise adjustment of the lenses and the light generator that make it possible for light to be focused easily in an exceptionally uniform manner also play an important role, especially when it comes to the high uniformity of the light beam. This applies for every possible standard illumination width that can range from 300 to 3,000 millimeters in 150 millimeter increments.
The “High Brightness LED Light Line” offers high flash capabilities at frequencies of up to 100 kilohertz. Therefore, it can also be used in machine vision processes that require integration of various types of alternative illumination during a single inspection phase. Product versions are available that are optimized to illuminate diffuse, non-reflective (standard version) as well as reflective surfaces (reflective surface version). This means a broad field of applications can be covered with respect to objects for inspection including wood, paper, goods on conveyor belts, glass, semiconductor wafers, solar panels and LCD displays. Last, but not least, the slim design and light weight of the line light makes system integration and installation extremely easy by MayTec profiles.
• Lighting intensity: up to 2 million lux
• High light uniformity: + 5% deviation at maximum light intensity
• Flash frequency: up to 100 kilohertz
• LED colors: white, red
• Illumination widths: 300 to 3,000 mm in 150 mm increments
• Standard working distance: 50 to 100 mm
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