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High-intensity, air-cooled, VCubed line
lights for linescan applications
As line-scan speed increases, the illumination also needs to increase
in intensity to enable high quality image acquisition and the VLX range
of LED lights is designed specifically to meet this need. With light intensity
orders of magnitude higher than conventional LED line light technology,
the VLX lights provide an extremely powerful, focussed line-of-light at
More efficient than Fibre Optic Lights
Historically, applications requiring a high intensity line light source
employed fibre optic solutions due to the light's narrow profile. The
VLX lights have been designed with a narrow form factor, providing a high-intensity,
solid-state lighting solution for these applications
Heat and lights
With any LED light, the fundamental failure mechanism is heat; the LEDs
become hot and the lifetime of the LED degrades. Thermal management of
LEDs is critical for long life time performance. The VLX range of lights
are designed to ensure maximum cooling and thermal stability of the LEDs.
The VLX range offers both air and water cooling depending on the model
chosen. They have an internal temperature limit and will automatically
shutdown should the temperature exceed the limit. In the unlikely event
that an LED fails, this can also be diagnosed via the serial interface.
All settings are stored in non volatile memory.
- High-brightness LED Line lights: Ideal for high-speed/high resolution
Gardasoft VCubed VLX1 air-cooled linelights give
very bright, uniform lighting focussed to a narrow beam.
The VLX1 overcomes the limitations of many linescan systems by employing
an air-cooling system to give very bright, uniform lighting focussed
to a narrow beam. Using the high brightness VLX1 lighting line scan
cameras can run faster for higher production speeds and/or higher
Providing a better alternative to Fibre optic light sources, the
VLX1 does not have costly bulbs to change, saving costs and reducing
process down-time. The VLX1 LED lights also offer a more stable
colour over time and temperature than conventional filament or discharge
Greater reliability, efficiency and consistent operation are enhanced
by the VLX1 which manages heat with very low thermal resistance
path bonding of its LEDs to the heatsink. It also offers a forced-air
version for even more effective cooling.
An RS232 communications interface is provided to allow full control
of the VLX1 and make measured status information available. The
light output from the units can be varied over a very wide range
and is either preset or controlled via a communication interface.
System temperature and individual LED failure detection can be monitored.
Typical applications for the VLX1 include:
** Pharmaceutical quality control
** PCB and assembly inspection
|Standard line lengths
|100mm - 500mm (in increments
of 100mm); 1000mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, 2000mm. Other lengths available
|37mm fixed or 90mm to 150mm variable.
Other options available
|(at working distance) 3mm
|24V to 26VDC
|(at 100% brightness) 10A per metre max*
|(degrade to 70% brightness)
>50 000 hours at 100% (depends on ambient temperature)
|Width = 41mm; Height (37mm
WD) = 95mm (plus cable entries); Length = lighting length plus 20mm
|Operating: -20C to +50C
(will affect intensity performance). Storage: -20C to +70C
|740nm, 850nm, 940 nm
ambient cooling is sufficient to achieve 100% output