B&R lighting system optimizes machine-vision performance

B&R’s integrated vision system features innovative lighting components. The flexible light bars and backlights ensure optimum results even in difficult lighting situations. Lighting control is synchronized with the automation system in the sub-µs range.

As integral parts of the automation system, both cameras and lighting are easy to synchronize with other sensors, motor positions and events in the machine application. Lighting control with microsecond precision is even guaranteed when synchronizing multiple cameras and light sources.

The flexible light bars come individually or arranged as ring lights in groups of four, six or eight. The backlights come in two sizes. Each light can feature up to four different LED colors at a time. The selection ranges from white and various visible colors to infrared and ultraviolet. This makes it possible to reach just the right contrast, color, illumination and intensity for any application.

B&R has integrated machine vision into its automation system. The portfolio includes intelligent cameras, quality lenses, flexible lighting and powerful image processing algorithms. The high degree of integration can be found at every level of the B&R system, with machine vision fully incorporated into the engineering tool, real time operating system and machine application. Any automation engineer is now able to implement a large portion of machine vision applications on their own.

B&R’s light bars feature electronic angle adjustment from -40° to 90°. When producing multiple products on the same machine, the lighting angle can be optimized between batches. Once it has been set, it can be saved as part of the batch recipe. All other lighting parameters are configurable at runtime to optimize illumination or adapt to new products. Combining LEDs of different colors makes it possible to adjust the wavelength at runtime to optimize contrast. For more information, visit br-automation.com.

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