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VLX2

VLX2
  • VLX2 LED Line Light
  • VLX2 LED Line Light
  • VLX2 LED Line Light
  • VLX2 LED Line Light

VLX2 Ultra High Brightness LED Line Lights

Key features:

  • Ultra high intensity Line Light solution (up to 2.3 Million Lux)
  • Liquid cooled for maximum LED brightness
  • Ideal for high speed / high resolution Line Scan imaging
  • Choice of Wavelengths: White (Cool White), Green (530nm), Red (627nm), Green (530nm), Blue (470nm), IR (740nm, 850nm, 940nm)
  • Full profile control for true flat field correction
  • Narrow form factor
  • Available in lengths from 250mm to 3500mm

For a full specification please refer to the VLX Series datasheet

Typical applications:

Web inspectionSurface inspectionPharmaceutical quality control
Road and Rail inspection

Gardasoft's VLX2 series water cooled LED Line Lights provide ultra-bright, uniform lighting focused to a narrow beam, and are ideally suited to Web Inspection and Surface Inspection linescan illumination applications. The limiting factor in many Line Scan systems is the intensity of the Line Light being used. By using high intensity VLX2 LED lighting the Line Scan acquisition can run many times faster than with conventional air-cooled LED lights allowing the highest production speeds and/or the highest resolution images.

The VLX2 range of LED line lights are designed to thermally manage the LEDs ensuring maximum lifetime of the light whist gaining maximum emission from the LEDs. This thermal management allows the liquid cooled lights to output up to 2.3 Million Lux.

The VLX2 also gives you the ability to profile the light. Along its length the LEDs are controlled in sections which you have complete control over. If your application requires flat field correction, you can increase the light intensity at each end of the light offering you true flat field correction rather than compromising with software adjustment.

There are two options for the optics; short working distance optics (37mm) or long working distance (adjustable between 90-150mm) which will give you a highly homogeneous line 3mm wide at the subject. For highly reflective or specular surfaces, an additional holographic diffuser film can be added to the optics to further enhance line profile.

The VLX2 range of lights is available in a standard range of lengths and wavelengths, and is compatible with Line Scan cameras such as Basler, Dalsa and E2V. If your application requires something outside these standards, please contact Gardasoft as we also manufacture custom lights to match specific application requirements.

Specifications
ParameterVLX2
Line uniformity>95% excluding the end 40mm for SWD and 50mm for LWD
Standard Line Light lengths250mm, 375mm, 500mm, 1000mm, 1500mm, 2000mm.
Other lengths available on request
Profile adjustment resolution62.5mm segments
Working distance optionsSWD option - 37mm fixed
LWD option - 90mm to 110mm variable
Line thickness at 37mm Working Distance3mm
Supply voltage15V to 26V DC (specific to wavelength)
Typical supply current at 100% brightness16.5 A per metre maximum (<16.5A for Red, UV and IR)
Control/communicationRS232
Lifetime (degrade to 70% brightness)>50000 hours at 100%
~20000 hours at 140%
Width30mm
Height (37mm WD)109mm
Length (without Cooling or Fans)Lighting length plus 52mm
MountingM5 tapped holes
WeightApprox 5.6Kg per metre
Operating temperature-20°C to +50°C
Storage temperature-20°C to +70°C
Environmental protectionIP50 standard, others on request