Machine Vision & Inspection
Aurora Classic LED line sources deliver Megalux Illuminance with passive cooling
By Alyssa Dalton
Jun. 8, 2015 – Innovations in Optics says its Aurora Classic LED line source illuminators deliver Megalux illuminance using passive cooling. According to the company, the Aurora Classic line sources use non-imaging optics and high brightness LED arrays with superior thermal management. Using passive cooling only, the white line source produces 2.8 Mlux of illuminance which “outshines many commercial LED line source products that require water-cooling.” With the forced air cooling option, the illuminance will reach 4.5 Mlux. The solid-state line sources are ideal for FA/machine vision, especially high-speed line scan systems, notes the company, as high brightness and highly uniform illumination enables ultrafast image acquisition to boost process rates and enhance image resolution. Five different models are available that vary in line length from 4 to 24 inches. Its embedded system adds network control with 10/100Mbps Ethernet connectivity and field-programmability.