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How can we detect an object that is the same color as the background?


I personally would first look at the material of the part versus the material of your background. I.E. If you are inspecting a metal part and your background is rubber, my initial thought would be an infrared lighting solution. The rubber will absorb the infrared light differently then the metal part giving you a starting point to create contrast. If that alone does not create enough contrast, I would continue testing with filters.

If your part is made from a similar material as your background, darkfield illumination would be something to consider as this should allow you to project majority of the light onto the surface of your part. This should illuminate the surface your part while leaving your background dark.


Adam Pieczynski
adam@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

I am working on outdoor system for detecting fast moving objects. I need an inexpensive solution - 4 cameras shooting @ ~40 fps, 2MP, GIGE, frame level synchronization - in this case minimum 25 ms accuracy (1/40). I need roughly about 100 degrees H viewing angle per camera. The idea is to detect the objects and recreate their positions in X-Y-Z. Does anyone have any idea about the hardware setup? Its really tricky to find the right combination between sensor and optics to achieve the desired FOV at reasonable price (camera + housing + lenses should not be more than 500-600 USD). Another thing is the the synchronization, I want it to be as simple as possible, no additional trigger boxes and cables, so the sync must be done via PTP. The problem is not many cameras support PTP which makes the choice even harder or impossible.


Hello Ivan,

We might be able to assist you. We have worked with a company using vision cameras to look at wood in an outdoor environment. Please see the attached article. http://smartvisionlights.com/applications/measuring-the-od-hardwood-logs

If you would like further assistance with your application, please feel free to contact Casey Segraves casey@smartvisionlights.com or myself.

Thank you,

Dave Spaulding


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

Is there a light combination that can take pictures of light brown plastic bottle with water droplets to detect if the cap is on straight or if it is crooked? Cap is just slightly darker than bottle. Water droplets are causing problems. Can a blue light help or an IR backlight?


John,

We may be able to assist you with this application, The following is an application that we have done. http://smartvisionlights.com/applications/water-bottle-cap-seal-fill-inspection

If you have further questions about this, please feel free to contact Chris Gray at chris@smartvisionlights.com, or call our office at 231-722-1199 and ask for Sean in Tech support,

Regards,

Dave Spaulding


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

Can anyone recommend one supplier who supplies structured light module or digital line projector, including electonic and driver?


Dear Mr. Cao.

Smart Vision Lights can assist you with this. Here is a link to the projector product. http://smartvisionlights.com/products/structured-light

Please contact me directly if you would like more information dave@smartvisionlights.com

Thank you.

Dave Spaulding President Smart Vision Lights


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

I have 2 applications where I need very uniform lighting across a large area (one is 52"x24", the other is 62" x 24", though other designs are possible). There are 2 camera is in the middle of this. I've reached out to several manufacturers/distributors for a light this large and with the specified ~25,000 Lux at .5 meters, but have been unable to get a quote. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who can do this?


Matt,

I believe we can assist you. We have built some very large lights with holes for cameras. We are also just about to release a brand new series of lights called our LLPX. This light is built out of extrusion allowing us to build many large sizes and holes for cameras are not a problem. If you would email or call me with your contact information, I will pass it along to our Smart Vision Lights Business Development Manager to contact you to discuss your needs.

In the mean time you can find more information about our company at www.smartvisionlights.com

Thank you,

Dave Spaulding


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

Hello, Looking to detect a label(the borders) on a brown box in motion. Any suggestions as to which firm can give us a solution to that ?


Good afternoon Anganika. Smart Vision Lights has been supplying lighting solutions for this type of application for many years. We work with many of the largest Logistics companies in the world including Amazon, UPS and more to do just what you are asking for. We will help pull together a full solution. Please feel free to contact me. Best Regards,


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

How do I hire a color science expert for either consulting or full-time employment?


Burton, depending on what you are trying to accomplish I may be able to point you in the right direction for some consulting. Shoot me an email and we can discuss this.

Thanks

Dave


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

We are producing refrigerant, and we would like to make a visual inspection at the end of the process, so we are searching for a proper light color or intensity.


Good morning Deniz,

Smart Vision Lights www.smartvisionlights.com may be able to assist you with this project but we would need more information regarding the project. We have an office in the UK and you can reach out to Tony Carpenter at tony@smartvisionlights.com to go over more details.

Best Regards, Dave Smart Vision Lights


Dave Spaulding - President
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(231) 722-1199

What would be the best lighting solution for inspecting glass parts within a polycarbonate plastic enclosure?


Kyle, thank you for your question. We can help you with this however to do so with the best results there is more information needed. Please reach out to Nolan Greve our Applications Specialist and he would be happy to assist you. 231-722-1199 or nolan.greve@smartvisionlights.com. Also feel free to visit our website at www.smartvisionlights.com.

Thank you, Dave Spaulding


Dave Spaulding - President & CEO
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(616) 994-2664

Does anyone have any data available about the market size / OEM share / channel dynamics for factory automation & logistic vision systems? Am looking to better understand the largest players in the space, long-term growth dynamics, and the role of distributors and integrators within the space. I have seen the general market size data that Cognex puts out, but looking to go a layer deeper. Appreciate any help here.


Good afternoon Brian. I would suggest getting a hold of Alexander Shikany He may be able to give you these numbers. All the best.

Thank you,

Dave Spaulding President & CEO Smart Vision Lights www.smartvisionlights.com 616-994-2664 dave@smartvisionlights.com


Dave Spaulding - President & CEO
dave@smartvisionlights.com
(616) 994-2664