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The Impact of Lighting Geometry on Image Contrast Enhancement

There are four image contrast enhancement concepts (Cornerstones) used for vision illumination: geometry, the spatial relationship between light and object; pattern, or structure — the shape of the light projected on the object; wavelength, or color — how light is differentially reflected or absorbed by the object and its immediate background; and filters, which differentially […]

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New White Paper: Selecting an Optimal Machine Vision Lighting Controller

Choosing the right lighting controller is crucial for optimal machine vision results. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive 12-page white paper, “A Guide to Selecting An Optimal Machine Vision Lighting Controller.”  Our experts, Daryl Martin and Brett Thrailkill, break down the key considerations in this informative guide: Access your copy using the link below.  Choose […]

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Advanced Illumination is attending Photonics West 2024

SPIE Photonics West brings together the brightest minds in photonics, and Advanced Illumination is excited to be a part of the conversation! Join us at booth 4040 from January 30th to February 1st as we connect with the industry’s leading developers and innovators. We’ll be joined by our Exaktera sister companies, Z-Laser and ProPhotonix, showcasing […]

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How Machine Vision Shaped the General LED Market

The Machine Vision Industry has had an interesting and critical role to play in the overall development of the LED Lighting Market.  Most people are unaware that the first commercially available LED lights were made exclusively for the Machine Vision Market.  This is easy to understand when you realize that the first LEDs with enough […]

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Mastering Machine Vision Inspection: Optimizing Bright Field and Dark Field Illumination Techniques

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023Time: 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDTSponsor: Advanced IlluminationDuration: 1 Hour Summary This informative webinar will explore the nuances of optimizing bright field and dark field illumination, offering practical solutions for overcoming the most demanding machine vision inspection challenges. Combining the fundamental concepts of angle of incidence and solid angles […]

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Exaktera announces acquisition of Advanced Illumination Inc.

BOSTON, Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Exaktera LLC, (“Exaktera”), a Union Park Capital (“Union Park”) portfolio company, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Advanced Illumination Inc. (“Advanced Illumination”), a long-established design and manufacturer of specialty LED lighting assemblies and drivers for machine vision, industrial imaging, bio-medical and related imaging applications.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. […]

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Food Contact and Aseptic Environment Considerations

Preventing contamination is a common priority for Food and Beverage processors. As these facilities grow and increase in efficiency, a single production run impacted by contamination can lead to a product recall and impact the health of tens of thousands of consumers. Until recently, metal detectors and X-rays played the dominant role, but increasingly the trend favors machine vision systems which have proven more effective at identifying small plastics and rubber contaminants. Continued implementation of machine vision for Extraneous Materials detection will help reduce food waste as well as lower costs and the risk of recalls.

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