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Article | August 15, 2014
Smart Vision Lights: LED lights
The TL305 On- and Off-Axis Light reduces hot spots and glare in pharmaceutical blister pack inspections.
Smart Vision Lights introduces its TL Series lights designed for pharmaceutical blister pack inspection. The lights work well with capsules, tablets, and clear gel caps on various backgrounds, including foil or clear.
The unique design reduces hot spots and glare while delivering better imagery on gel caps and increasing the color response of the camera. The challenge of inspecting multicolored products is also less of a concern as this new light eliminates “halo” reflection and blurred-edge contrast.
TL305 delivers “light tent”-like illumination architecture while offering user control of both on-axis and off-axis intensity from the company’s own internal driver to mitigate product or package variation. Smart Vision Lights expects to see expanded use of this revolutionary light approach for any application incorporating a line-scan camera over a conveyor.
Inspecting curved, reflective blister packs requires diffuse lighting to properly illuminate the transparent packaging and pocketed foil to ensure product quality. TL Series lights provide uniformity and intense output, eliminating reflection, glare, and hot spots while providing the most accurate view of the package’s contents.
The features and benefits of TL Series lights include:
• Five-pin M12 quick disconnect
• Built-in SMART driver—no external wiring to a driver
• Simple 24-vDC and GND hook-up
• Independent remote control for on-axis and off-axis intensity control
• Continuous operation or optional strobe/pulse mode
• Individual intensity control for each axis
• Optional analog intensity 0−10-vDC signal
• Custom lengths and multiple LED colors/wavelengths also available
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