June 28, 2022
Smart Vision Lights (SVL), which designs and manufactures innovative LED illumination sources, has announced it received a patent (U.S. 11,328,380 B2) for its latest machine vision light innovation, the DoAll Light. The new light adds to SVL’s portfolio of machine vision-related lighting technology.
The DoAll Light is an all-in-one solution that provides flexibility for machine vision illumination applications. Within a single unit includes a dome light, two angles of dark field illumination, NIR and RGBW ring lights, along with a four-quadrant multispectral ring light. SVL said the light is useful for robotic and other flexible automation systems.
“Not being able to gather together the last two years made this year’s Automate 2022 conference in Detroit something special,” said Matt Pinter, CTO of SVL. “But the icing on the cake for us was the incredible reception we received from early showings of our DoAll Light for robotic inspection and complex assembly applications. The DoAll doesn’t just combine six different types of machine vision lights with 32 control channels. It gives users the flexibility and advanced control they need for solving complex assembly and inspection tasks, including deep learning solutions.”
The ring lights can be independently controlled and have red, green, blue, white, and 850 nm NIR channels that can be mixed for any color, or for VIS + NIR inspections, SVL said. The dome light provides diffuse illumination for electronics inspection, and other final feature inspections, where hot spots and shadows can pose challenges. Two angles of dark field ring lights can illuminate several scenes, from fine surface textures to larger features such as screws. Finally, the four-quadrant ring light enables 3D photometric stereo inspection, all of which are packaged in a single light enclosure.
Initially designed to be mounted at the end of a robotic arm, the DoAll Light includes multiple ports for connecting auxiliary lights, such as spots or linear lights. The DoAll is also part of an advanced illumination system that includes the light, a sequencing controller, a four-zone multi-drive (4ZMD), LED driver, and cables. LED colors and optics are also available.
SVL said the DoAll Light is available in limited release for key customers in robotics and automotive manufacturing, with commercial availability by the end of the year. For more details, visit the Smart Vision Lights website here.