Expanded range of machine vision lighting products

Paul Boughton
Microscan is expanding its Nerlite machine vision lighting product line so that it now includes approximately 300 standard lighting configurations in multiple geometries, sizes, and wavelengths. Expansions include the addition of infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), blue and white wavelengths for most standard geometries of lights. Basic Nerlite geometries include ring lights, area arrays, bar lights, dome lights, dark field and high-intensity lights. Nerlite specialty configurations include Edge to Edge backlights, and DOAL, CDI and SCDI illuminators.
Microscan has also optimised the product range for factory automation applications by standardizing on 24V power, standardising on industrial connections, allowing operation to 40 degrees C, and using a single-point controller for any light. The new Nerlite NL-200 lighting controller is an Ethernet-based product that can be accessed and controlled via any internet browser. It also offers precise light intensity control, plus fast and microsecond-accurate timing for strobe control in high-speed applications.
Dr Katsuji Takasu, Microscan product manager, states: "The updated Nerlite product line allows our customers to focus on the critical lighting requirements of their machine vision application, such as the wavelength (colour), field of view (size) and required geometry to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio of acquired images. This means Nerlite customers do not need to be concerned with choosing the right controller, determining the correct voltage, or picking the right connector for a successful installation."
In addition, all Nerlite machine vision lights are 100 per cent LED-based, which has the advantage of fast response, long life, multiple wavelengths and high-intensity capability. Nerlite lights are backed by a three-year warranty, with standard lights in stock and ready for rapid delivery.
For more information, visit www.microscan.com