Smart Vision Lights’ LED Light Manager (LLM) addresses lighting control needs of multi-light machine vision solutions, including photometric 3D, multispectral, and other multi-light or large-area inspection systems. The LLM drives up to four separate lights of virtually any type or up to four individual quadrants or channels within an integrated photometric or multispectral ring light solution. The LLM can manage multiple lights operating in continuous, Multi-DriveTM, or OverDriveTM modes. By capturing successive images of a stationary object as it is illuminated by a sequence of lights, photometric image processing software can determine the 3D surface orientation of every pixel across the object’s surface. The same technique can generate 2D images of multiple regions of interest using separate lights and/or cameras. LLM’s intuitive browser-based user interface makes it possible for technicians of any skill level to set image sequences and program intensities for each light.
Keely Portway looks at some of the miniature imaging technology used in endoscopes
Damir Dolar, managing director of Croatian firm Smartek Vision, spoke at the European Machine Vision Association’s business conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in June. Here, he gives his view on the European industrial imaging market
Matthew Dale discovers that polarised imaging could soon see a surge in uptake in industrial inspection, thanks to a new sensor from Sony
Active Silicon turns 30 in September. Greg Blackman speaks to founder Colin Pearce (below) on building the company and the importance of FPGA technology
Greg Blackman on the deep learning software tools now being deployed in industrial imaging