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Laser Diode Specification: The trade-offs

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When specifying the optimum laser diode for your application, there will be some inevitable trade-offs to consider between performance, cost and lifetime. Here is our guide to ensuring you make the best possible choice. Performance versus Lifetime Performance versus lifetime is an important consideration when selecting a laser diode. For  [Read More…]

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About Osram Laser Diodes

About Osram Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Osram laser diodes, including the range of green and blue laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use an Osram laser diode.  This is the second in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About Osram Osram Opto Semiconductors  [Read More…]

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New UV LED Curing System

New UV LED Curing System

ProPhotonix recently announced an extension to its range of UV LED curing systems with the introduction of the COBRA Cure FX2. This post outlines the specifications of the new system, the advantages of LED systems in UV curing applications as well as the unique features of the new UV LED  [Read More…]

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About QSI Laser Diodes

QSI Laser Diodes

This post will provide overview of QSI laser diodes, including the range of laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use a QSI laser diode.  This is the first in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About QSI QSI was established in 2000 and has  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Modules 101

Laser Diode Modules 101

This post explains the fundamentals of laser diode modules, the options available to you when specifying a module and the benefits of choosing a laser diode module. What is a Laser Diode Module? Fundamentally, a laser diode module incorporates a laser diode, a lens, drive electronics and module housing. Laser  [Read More…]

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Specifying UV LED Curing Systems

Specifying UV LED Curing Systems

In our previous post on UV LED Curing, we discussed the many advantages of UV LED Curing versus traditional technologies. When specifying a UV LED Curing System, however, it is important to note that not all UV LED systems are the same. This post outlines important factors for comparison in  [Read More…]

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New Compact Green Laser Diode

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ProPhotonix has recently announced the extension of its range of green laser diodes, with the release of the new 520nm, PL520B from Osram. This post looks at the features and applications of the new green laser diode. Key Specifications Wavelength – 520nm Output power  – 80mW Compact TO-38 I-cut package  [Read More…]

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Advantages of UV LED Curing

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UV LED curing lamps now provide an alternative to traditional technologies in a wide range of industries. This post looks at the advantages of UV LED curing versus traditional technologies in the print industry. The rapid growth of UV LED technology in curing applications in the print industry is hardly  [Read More…]

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Enhancing Quality with Machine Vision Lighting

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There are several factors that must be considered when seeking to enhance the quality of your throughput utilizing machine vision lighting. Three of the most important factors are wavelength, uniformity and angle of illumination. This post looks at these three important factors and their impact on image quality. In machine  [Read More…]

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New 10mW Green Laser Diode

Green Laser Diode

ProPhotonix has added a new low power green laser diode from Osram to its product range. This post reviews the benefits of the new PLT5 510 laser diode, outlines its features and provides examples of the types of applications for which it is suitable. Green Laser Diodes Since Osram introduced  [Read More…]

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How Machine Vision Lighting Can Optimize Throughput

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  Ensuring you have optimum illumination in terms of quality, speed, safety and cost is essential if you are to detect defects quickly and easily, thereby improving your processing times and throughput. The importance of quality Quality, undoubtedly the most critical factor and it’s achieved by utilizing a high-quality machine  [Read More…]

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Machine Vision Lighting FAQs Part 3

Machine Vision Lighting FAQs

In this post, part of our series on Machine Vision Lighting FAQs, we’ll look at an important consideration which is all too often overlooked until late in the design of vision systems; that of form factor in Machine vision lighting. Why is form factor important? This may seem obvious but  [Read More…]

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New UV LED Curing Lamp

New UV LED Curing Lamp

This post will look at a new UV LED Curing lamp from ProPhotonix, the advantages of UV LED lamps versus traditional technologies and the benefits of the new COBRA Cure FX. UV LED Curing Lamps vs. Traditional Technologies LED illumination offers significant benefits versus traditional UV lamps. A typical UV  [Read More…]

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Machine Vision Lighting FAQs Part 2

Machine Vision Lighting FAQs

In our previous post on machine vision lighting, we looked at wavelength and intensity in machine vision lighting. This post will look at the types of machine vision systems in use, as well as how this element will impact on your machine vision lighting selection. Machine Vision Applications There are  [Read More…]

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Machine Vision Lighting FAQs Part 1

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This post is the first in a series on machine vision lighting FAQs. These posts will outline the key questions to be considered by vision system designers when selecting the optimum machine vision lighting for their system. In this post we will discuss the importance of wavelength and intensity. What  [Read More…]

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IR Laser Diodes

IR Laser Diodes

ProPhotonix provides a wide range of IR laser diodes from high quality manufacturers such as Ushio (formerly OCLARO/Opnext), QSI and Sony. This post will discuss the range of wavelengths available, the applications for IR laser diodes and some of the support available to you in selecting the optimum IR laser  [Read More…]

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