MERCRON manufactures precision, high-frequency Light Controllers (regulated lamp ballasts) specifically for Machine Vision/Color Imaging Systems, using either: fluorescence, metal halide, tungsten, high-pressure Sodium, IR, or UV lamps; also, LED prototypes.
Each light source has its respective strong points and potential drawbacks, counteracted by MERCRON’s signature, 1/4 or better regulation feature, as well as with instantaneous light-feedback, extra wide-range variability, remote control capability, power factor correction, and an All’s Well signal.
Sodium lamps offer the highest luminous efficacy of all practical light sources and a fixed spectral output regardless of operating level. MERCRON’s solution-designed controllers curtail tendency of thermal hysteresis and runaway.
Tungsten (Halogen) is a main source of infrared light, offering continuous spectral output, perfect for small targets illumination and fiber-optic bundles. MERCRON eliminates common “start-up shock” and counters typical socket corrosion that otherwise produces erratic output. It also increases life time by 50%-to-100%.
Metal Halide lamps have highest CRI of any H.I.D. lamps, providing excellent color rendering. Very powerful, long-lasting lamps emit white light and are available in a variety of sizes, especially useful in compact installations. MERCRON allows them to operate with a fixed color spectrum.
Fluorescent lighting is a versatile, linear light source with low heat risks, ideal for Imaging. Very efficient, twice as efficient as LEDs. When MERCRON-driven, they are extra bright with a continuous flicker-free, ripple-free output. Come in multiple shapes, lengths, widths, output ranges, phosphors, and with several sized-apertures.
White LEDs are phosphor-based lamps known for their extreme brightness. However, since they are much like Fluorescents in several ways, they encounter many of the same problems, but just as with Fluorescents, MERCRON helps counter potential drawbacks.
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Ken Zeiler, CEO, Dir. Engrg./R&D