VCubed Ltd has appointed Stemmer Imaging Group as the preferred European distribution channel for its range of intelligent light sources, meaning that these high-performance products can now be obtained in the UK from Firstsight Vision. These high-intensity light sources can be used in a host of industrial vision applications.
The comprehensive range of area, linear, strobe and ultra-high-output LED light sources feature intensity and thermal management to ensure efficient, reliable and consistent operation and fast warm-up time. The 'Smart Design Concept' ensures that all the control electronics are integrated into the unit so no external controllers are required. Powerful on-board intelligence includes detailed diagnostic feedback, detection of LED device failure and advanced strobe timing control, with remote control of all operations and settings available via Ethernet, serial or USB interfaces. As well as the standard product range, customised versions can be built for special applications.
Firstsight Vision Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Williamson, says: "We are delighted to be able to offer the VCubed high-intensity lighting products. They complement our existing portfolio perfectly, with the CCS range of LEDs covering lower-intensity applications. High-power LED line lights, for example, provide a viable alternative to fibre optic systems, overcoming the inherent problems of high cost of ownership and relatively short bulb life".
High-intensity light sources can be used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including inspection of webs, glass and metal sheet, road surfaces, railway tracks and PCBs. Systems have even been developed as 'battlefield effects' explosive blast lighting simulators for use in training environments.