Machine vision lighting technology enables machine vision and auto ID systems to perform reliably through optimal lighting to ensure readability. If the camera can’t see a poorly illuminated part or mark, then it can’t be read and or inspected.
The product catalog includes our wide range of solutions for track, trace, and control applications in industrial automation, and includes products such as the award-winning AutoVISION® machine vision suite and latest MicroHAWK® imaging platform.
Did you know 90% of the success of any machine vision application is through proper lighting? If the camera can’t see a poorly illuminated part or mark, then it can’t be read and or inspected.
Lighting plays a key role in the performance of a machine vision system. Optimal lighting yields high contrast images that are read reliably and consistently by the vision system, saving time, effort, and money in the long run. This white paper outlines eight helpful tips for choosing the optimal lighting solution for a machine vision application.
Machine vision light selection is dependent upon the part size, surface features, part geometry and system needs. The following chart can help you select a light for your application.
This video shows what happens when different colors of light are applied to a multicolored Omron Microscan logo.
Gigabit Ethernet allows for high-speed data transfers at one gigabit per second. Omron Microscan's Visionscape® GigE Camera is ideal for machine vision inspection and barcode reading applications. In this video, the GigE Camera and a NERLITE® Smart Series DOAL® 100 light are used to read CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printed Data Matrix symbols from the bottom of vegetable cans at 800 cans per minute, tracking each item for final packaging.
Models in the NERLITE Edge to Edge Backlight Series (patent pending) provide sharp contrast to outline a part's shape, find edges and view openings such as drilled holes, allowing for various vision operations. High intensity and uniformity are packed into a low-profile industrial package providing optimal thermal management to the LEDs. The "Edge-to-Edge" lighting design of models BL-47x59, BL-71x88, BL-100x100 and BL-50x200 provides the unique ability to mate multiple lights to provide larger illuminated areas.
This video showcases the NERLITE Dome Light. NERLITE Dome Illuminators provide diffused, uniform light. They deliver an economical and practical solution for applications with shiny, bumpy surfaces. Models are available with strobed, continuous or fiber optic sources.
This video demonstrates the DOAL (Diffuse On-Axis Light) from NERLITE by Omron Microscan. With the DOAL's coaxial (on axis) illumination, light rays reflect off a beam splitter directly on to an object at nearly 90°. This coaxial lighting approach allows specular surfaces perpendicular to the camera to appear illuminated while surfaces at an angle to the camera appear dark. Non-specular surfaces absorb light and appear dark.
Models in the NERLITE Edge to Edge Backlight Series (patent pending) provide sharp contrast to outline a part's shape, find edges and view openings such as drilled holes, allowing for various vision operations. High intensity and uniformity are packed into a low-profile industrial package providing optimal thermal management to the LEDs.