PETERSFIELD, England, April 10, 2012 — For machine vision automation applications, Multipix Imaging Ltd. has launched the Microscan NERLITE Smart Series lighting with a built-in controller to adjust intensity continuous mode and high-output strobe mode. The series includes the Hi-Brite area/floodlight, diffuse on-axis lighting (DOAL) and ringlighting. Hi-Brite illuminates small to large areas, featuring IP67 industrial sealing and bright LEDs. The compact lights include a built-in controller for use in rugged automation environments. Versatile 10° spot and 50° flood lens options allow them to be used at both near and far distances to accommodate a variety of applications. The DOAL illuminators provide diffuse, uniform illumination for flat specular surfaces. With the coaxial lighting approach, specular surfaces perpendicular to the camera appear bright, while surfaces that are marked or embossed absorb light and appear dark. Providing good uniformity, DOALs increase machine vision accuracy and repeatability. The ringlights are for diffuse illumination of surfaces. With subtle adjustments to working distance and angle of light delivery, ringlights deliver good image contrast.