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Advantages of UV LED Curing

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

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

Machine Vision Lighting

  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 FX1. 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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Selecting the optimum Machine Vision Lighting

Selecting the Optimum Machine vision Lighting

When you need a machine vision system that maximizes throughput and performs consistently, your machine vision lighting is critical. This post details the services available to help you optimize machine vision lighting for your vision system. Why focus on Machine Vision Lighting? Much has been said about the importance of  [Read More…]

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New Fiber Coupled Laser Diode Modules

Fiber Coupled Laser Diode Modules

At Laser World of Photonics 2015 in Munich, ProPhotonix introduced a new range of fiber Coupled laser diode modules, the Fiber Pro series. This post will explore the features and benefits of the new range as well as its applications. What is Fiber Pro? Fiber Pro is a compact fiber  [Read More…]

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New Red Laser Diode

Red Laser Diode

ProPhotonix recently added a new red laser diode from Ushio to their product range. This post reviews the benefits of the new red laser diode, as well as the range available from ProPhotonix. The new red laser diode The new HL63263DG offers high optical output power (200mW) at a wavelength of 638nm. This  [Read More…]

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LED Solar Simulators

LED Solar Simulators

This post summarizes an article recently published in Photonics Spectra about the advantages of LED Solar Simulators over traditional technologies. A solar simulator is an instrument that provides illumination approximating natural sunlight and is primarily used to measure the electrical characteristics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules and accelerated lifetime  [Read More…]

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Wavelength Stabilized Laser Diodes

Laser Diodes

With over 20 years’ experience in laser diodes, ProPhotonix works with laser diode manufacturers to ensure that we provide the right laser diode for each specific application. A common requirement for applications such as spectroscopy, metrology, sensing, or bio-instrumentation is wavelength stability. For these types of applications, Ondax laser diodes  [Read More…]

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New LED Line Light

LED Line Light

LED line lights in machine vision applications are often associated with shorter working distances. In some applications, however, the stand-off distance (the distance between the light and the target) is longer and a long throw LED line light is required. This post looks at the new Infinity LED line light  [Read More…]

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IP67-rated Machine Vision Lighting

IP67 Machine Vision Lighting

ProPhotonix has just announced a new IP67-rated compatible enclosure for its SpecBright range of LED area, ring and spot lights.  Below, we will discuss this new standard feature and its applications. What is IP67? The IP rating (or ingress protection rating) of a product refers to the product’s protection against  [Read More…]

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