Smart Vision Lights (SVL), a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative LED illumination solutions, has received patent number US 11,328,380 B2 for its latest machine vision light innovation and standout at the recent Automate 2022 conference and exhibit: the DoAll Light. The patent is the latest addition to the Smart Vision Lights portfolio of patented machine vision–related illumination technology.
“Not being able to gather together the last two years made this year’s Automate 2022 conference in Detroit something special,” noted Matt Pinter, CTO, Smart Vision Lights. “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 DoAll Light is an all-in-one solution that is unprecedented in its flexibility for machine vision illumination applications. A dome light, two angles of dark field illumination, NIR and RGBW ring lights, and a four-quadrant multispectral ring light are all combined in a single unit. The DoAll Light is particularly useful for robotic and other flexible automation systems.
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. The dome light provides diffuse illumination for electronics inspection and other final feature inspection, where hot spots and shadows can pose challenges. The two angles of dark field ring lights provide versatility and can illuminate a wide range of scenes, from fine surface textures to larger features such as screws. Finally, the four-quadrant ring light enables 3D photometric stereo inspection. All these functions and features 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 Light is part of an advanced illumination system that includes the light, a sequencing controller, a 4ZMD (four-zone multi-drive) LED driver, and cables. The DoAll Light comes with many options, including LED colors and optics.
The DoAll Light is now available in limited release for key customers in robotics and automotive manufacturing. The DoAll is expected to be commercially available by the end of the year.