More ways to solve high-speed inspections with
the expanded PF Series lineup
Solves your xenon flash lamp problems

High Power Strobe Lights
PF Series

10 Series 76 models lineup

Expanded 4 Series Lineup
Flat Dome Type, Coaxial Type (High-Resolution),
Flat Type and Low-Angle Square Type
Added Sizes
Bar Type and Diffused Ring Type

Features of PF Series

The PF Series is a line of extremely bright LED lighting and power supplies designed exclusively for strobe illumination. It is ideal for high-speed image processing inspections because of its high-power strobing in steps of 0.1 μs. Since its release in May 2016, it has become a widely used lighting solution for inspecting electronic components, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, packages, and more.

“Extreme Power” Strobe Lights

Ultra-powerful lighting reduces exposure time. No blurred images even on high-speed lines!

Strobe time: 1 to 100 µs 991 levels (0.1 µs increments)Peak illuminance: 15.5 million lx

* Measured using LDL-PF-33X8SW (LWD=10 mm)

Conventional product

Dim Line speed: 1x Strobe time: 56 μs

PFSeries

Bright Line speed: 14 x Strobe time:4 μs

Comparison between the LDR-PF-36SW and LDR2-32SW2 Light Units
(conventional products).

Imaging comparison versus conventional products

Short light emission time allows for clear image acquisition.
Reduce exposure time and speed up inspection lines.
Shorten emission time to approx. 1/10 of conventional products on overdrive.

Workpiece

Electronic components

Electronic components

Conventional product FPQ3-48SW + POD

Conventional product FPQ3-48SW + POD

PF Series FPQ-PF-48SW + PF

PF Series FPQ-PF-48SW + PF

Light emission time 100 µs

Brightness Comparable to Xenon Flash Lamps

Achieved the same inspection speed made possible by xenon lamps.

15 W xenon flash lamp
Strobe time: 1.75 µs (measured value)

15 W xenon flash lamp Strobe time: 1.75 µs(measured value)

High Power Strobe Light Unit
Strobe time: 15 µs

High Power Strobe Light Unit Strobe time: 15 µs

Example

Using the Flash As a Camera Shutter

15 W xenon flash lamp Strobe time: 1.75 µs(measured value)
High Power Strobe Light Unit Strobe time: 15 µs
Conventional product
PF Series

Conventional product

Long strobe time due to lack of brightness leads to image blurring.

PFSeries

High power emission enables instantaneous imaging.

Eliminating Image Blur

Horizontal Blur

Conventional product

Long exposure period and insufficient
brightness result in image blur.

The image is blurred in fast moving production lines.

The image is blurred in fast moving production lines.

PFSeries

High brightness allows for short
exposure time and reduces blur.

Applicable to fast moving production lines.

Applicable to fast moving production lines.

Vertical Blur

Conventional product

Adjusting aperture to compensate for dim
lighting reduces depth of field.

Vibration causes image blur.

Vibration causes image blur.

PFSeries

High brightness allows for smaller
aperture and increased depth of field.

Image unaffected by vibration.

Image unaffected by vibration.

Freely Adjustable Flash Timing

You can use the lighting delay time setting of the Control Unit to adjust the timing of the flash to be within the exposure period of the camera.
(For the detailed information on the High Power Strobe Control Units)

Exposure period of camera

Strobing before the exposure period of the camera leads to an insufficient amount of light.

- Dedicated Control Units

PF-A4048-2

PF-A4048-2

  • - 2 channels
  • - Light intensity: 512 levels
  • - Strobe time: 1 to 100 µs
  • - Lighting delay: 0 to 100 µs
    (in steps of 0.1 µs)
  • - Compatible with Ethernet and parallel communications
  • - Light intensity range options, etc.
  • PF-A4048-2 model page

PF-A16048-4

PF-A16048-4

  • - 4 channels
  • - Light intensity: 512 levels
  • - Strobe time: 1 to 500 µs
  • - Lighting delay: 0 to 100 µs
    (in steps of 0.1 µs)
  • - Compatible with Ethernet and parallel communications
  • - Selectable light intensity ranges
  • - Trigger link, etc.
  • PF-A16048-4 model page

PF Series Common Specifications

Input voltage 48V DC max.
Lighting conditions Maximum strobe time : 500 µs, Maximum duty ratio: 1%
Connector EL connector (ELP-04NV / ELP-09V)
Cooling method FCB-PF Series (sold separately)
Cooling method Natural air-cooling
Operating temperature and humidity Temperature: 0 to 40°C, Humidity: 20% to 85%RH (with no condensation)
Storage temperature and humidity Temperature: -20 to 60°C, Humidity: 20% to 85%RH (with no condensation)
CE marking Safety standard: Conforms to EN 62471-1
Environmental regulations RoHS compliant