SVL | July 2014 

Do You Still Dream Big?


"We can only achieve extraordinary things if we aspire beyond traditional thinking." - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

A few weeks ago I was listening to a speaker talk about dreaming big. He posed the question, "When you dream, do you dream like a little kid?" Then he went on to explain:

"Remember when you were a little kid and you talked about what kind of car you were going to drive when you turned 16? Your friend said, 'I'm gonna drive a Ferrari that will go 300 mph.' Your other friend said, 'Well my Ferrari is gonna do 500 mph and it will be able to fly.' Not to be outdone, you finally looked at them and said, 'That's nothing; my Ferrari will cruise at the speed of light, fly at Mach speed, and turn into an invisible submarine.'" Now that's dreaming big.

Do you still dream big?....... READ MORE
Dave Spaulding, President, Smart Vision Lights

New Large Light Panel Series Lights
Smart Vision Lights recently introduced its Large Light Panel (LLP) Series lights designed for any industrial lighting application requiring edge-lit product definition. The LLP Series lights are available in back lights (LLP) and large diffuse ring lights (LLP-H). These edge-lit illumination solutions feature four-edge lighting for twice the intensity of previous Smart Vision Light models. The LLP Series lights' new clear anodized profile frame provides a more rigid design for an improved mounting system. For more information, click here

Application Case Study: Checking Print on Pudding Cups
This application required a solution that could check for the presence of black ink-jet printing on the exterior of white and clear pudding cups with multiple colored puddings already in the cup.The main challenges of this application were reflection and contrast. The solution needed a light source that did not produce a large amount of reflection and one that would highlight the ink against the different backgrounds. For more information, click here.

Welcome Chelsey: Our New Procurement Specialist!
We would like to welcome Chelsey Riehl to the Smart Vision Lights team. Chelsey started as an intern at Smart Vision Lights in 2011 and spent time working in many of Smart Vision Lights' departments. Upon finishing her business and accounting degree this spring at Aquinas College, Chelsey was hired full-time as a procurement specialist. Chelsey's responsibilities include all aspects of purchasing and assisting with customer service. Please join us in welcoming Chelsey. To read more click here.

SVL - IR wavelengths of 850nm and 940nm (also called NIR, or near infrared) are commonly used in machine vision. IR can help reduce color of objects, glare, and reflections. To learn more, click here.


November 4-6, 2014: Vision 2014 - Stuttgart, Germany


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