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5 Reasons To Use A Lighting Controller

Illumination is a critical component of machine vision systems since it is lighting that determines how an object appears to the camera. This application note discusses when a dedicated lighting controller can be an essential part of a machine vision system. Version 002 2018

Date updated:
May 2020

A History of Machine Vision Part 1: The Birth of Machine Vision

Since its beginning at the start of the 1980s, the machine vision industry has become a huge success story. This white paper examines machine vision’s comparatively humble beginnings and the key factors that propelled it to its current dominance. WP10022 v005 July 2020.

Date updated:
July 2020

A History of Machine Vision part 2: An Enabling Technology

Forty years after the first embryonic machine vision systems saw the light of day, the machine vision industry has grown into a mature core technology. This second white paper describes the current capabilities of Machine Vision. WP10023. v002 March 2020

Date updated:
May 2020

A History of Machine Vision part 3: The Future

Machine vision is a fascinating technology. Although vision-based automatic inspection is well-established, all the core technologies are continuing to develop and innovate. This white paper explores the likely future of machine vision. WP10028 v002 May 2020

Date updated:
May 2020

Embedded Lens Control White Paper

There is increasing demand for small, self-contained vision systems for use where space is limited. This white paper describes the application of compact, embedded drivers for the control of motorised lenses and liquid lens parameters, including zoom, focus, aperture, pan and tilt. (July 2018).

Date updated:
September 2019

Enhancing the Performance of Line Scan Systems

Line scan techniques have existed for many years but recent technological advances allow systems to run at very high speed. Inspection costs can be reduced by combining multiple inspections in a single camera station. This white paper explains the key considerations to improving line scan performance. WP10021 v001 Sept 2019
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Date updated:
May 2020

In-line barcode and optical character verification

In-line barcode and optical character verification v001c September 2018 This white paper describes the imaging requirements for effective OCR and OCV.
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Date updated:
October 2018

Intelligent Lighting White Paper

A White Paper detailing the advantages of Intelligent Lighting within Machine Vision Systems. Version 001b

Date updated:
September 2019

Lighting Controllers - Automation Magazine Jan 2018

Why a dedicated lighting controller can be essential to a machine vision system

Date updated:
July 2018

Liquid Lens Technology for Machine Vision

This summary paper has been produced to create awareness and guidance on a broad range of considerations when implementing liquid lens technology into machine vision applications. Version 003.

Date updated:
May 2020

Maintaining Constant Image Brightness in MV Systems

Machine vision systems are used throughout industry to make critical measurements. Whenever these measurements determine fitness for purpose for progression through the manufacturing process it is essential that the measurements made are both accurate and repeatable. This white paper describes how to achieve reliable illumination. WP10024 Version 002 2016

Date updated:
May 2020

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (Chinese)

Date updated:
September 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (English)

Version 002c

Date updated:
September 2019

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (French)

Date updated:
September 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (German)

Version 1.2

Date updated:
September 2019

Six Essential Considerations For Machine Vision Lighting

Image processing software generates intelligence from data captured by the camera sensor. Even the most sophisticated software cannot deliver information that is not available in the original image, which means that the quality of system illumination is crucial. This describes the six essential considerations for enhancing machine vision lighting. WP10020 V004 June 2019.
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Date updated:
May 2020

Voltage Drive & Current Drive Lighting Controllers

This white paper describes the differences between Voltage Drive and Current Drive for lighting controllers and the benefits of each. WP10026: V002 May 2020.

Date updated:
May 2020