Segmented Ring Lights
* Has a very diffused output and comes with four independently controllable quadrants.
* Ideal for your typical Photometric Stereo applications or High Dynamic Range applications.
* 7 different sizes and in 4 different wavelengths per size.
- Has a very diffused output and comes with four independently controllable quadrants.
- Ideal for your typical Photometric Stereo applications or High Dynamic Range applications.
- 7 different sizes and in 4 different wavelengths per size.
Photometric Stereo (PMS)
Photometric stereo allows the user to separate the shape of an object from its 2D texture. It works by firing segmented light arrays from multiple angles and then processing the resulting shadows in a process called “shape from shading.” It is useful for the detection of small surface defects and 3D surface reconstruction. PMS is a height driven process which can enhance surface details like scratches, dents, pin holes, raised printing, or engraved characters. Because the final image is a computed surface based on the shading information surface coloring or features without height are removed.
This can make visually noisy or highly reflective surfaces easier to inspect. This capability is rapidly becoming popular in the MV market. Numerous machine vision suppliers are offering photometric stereo tools. A basic PMS system uses a ring light with four 90 degree quadrants to cast a directional shadow around raised features on an object. The feature map can be applied through different algorithms to show surface details that are hard to find or can’t be detected in pure visual images.
Tire inspection with PMS
The images in this example were captured with a ring light with four 90 degree quadrants. The quadrants were fired in sequence to create the West, North, South, and East images as shown on the right. Images of the Tire Texture and Tire Shape are then created by combining these images in software as shown. The PMS routine removes the visual noise and leaves only the features of interest.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
All imagers have a limit to the ratio of the brightest object to the darkest object that can be distinguished in a single image. This is called the dynamic range. Many machine vision applications involve bright, shiny, or dark objects that challenge the dynamic range of the camera. To solve these cases, a series of images with different exposure levels can be captured to create a single HDR image with all the detail that needs to be included for the inspection.
This HDR image is created from 3 images with different exposures. Image 1 lets you see the LED die and surrounding package, but no other details are visible. Image 2 exposure allows the silkscreen and brightest parts of the components to be seen, but the LED is oversaturated.
This HDR image is created from 3 images with different exposures. Image 1 lets you see the LED die and surrounding package, but no other details are visible. Image 2 exposure allows the silkscreen and brightest parts of the components to be seen, but the LED is oversaturated. Image 3 allows the barrel connector and other dark components to be seen, but the text and component leads are oversaturated; the LEDs are completely washed out. The HDR image allows correct exposure of the bright LEDs, proper saturation of the silkscreen and component leads, yet the dark components can still be seen.
The LSS-2404 Light Sequencing Switch is a special-purpose programmable LED Lighting controller designed to switch external +24 VDC power for up to 4 channels of lights. Upon receiving an external system trigger, the LSS- 2404 executes a pre-programmed sequence of lighting on the 4 channels and outputs a set of correlated camera triggers, automatically synchronizing a series of external camera exposures to the programmed lighting sequence. Arbitrarily complex lighting sequences are possible to support any combination of Computational Imaging (multi-shot) and conventional (single-shot) image capture. Bundled software allows the user to configure the controller and update the firmware.
Machine Vision Applications
Line (Convergent Lighting)
Line (Diffused Lighting)
Line (Oblique Angled Lighting)
UV Lights [Ultraviolet Lighting]
IR Lights [Infrared Lighting]
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Intensity Control Units [Light Units with Intensity Control Unit ]
Line-type Ultraviolet Irradiation Units
Human Vision Inspection and Microscope Applications
High Power Strobe Control Unit
Digital Control Units
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LED Light Controller
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High-capacity Analog Control Unit
High-capacity Constant-current Control Units
Controller with EtherNet/IP Interface
PoE Enabled Controller
Extension Cable [for PF Series]
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2-way Cables [EL connector type]
Straight Cables for metal connector (7 pins)
Straight Cables for metal connector (37 pins)
Straight Cables for M12 connector
External Control Cables
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