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Gardasoft announces FP220 series of lighting controllers for machine vision

Gardasoft announces FP220 series of lighting controllers for machine vision

March 28, 2019- Gardasoft Vision has announced the launch of the FP220 series of lighting controllers for machine vision. This generation of dual channel controllers combines capabilities for high frequency, high power LED pulsing with low output current performance, making them suitable for a range of machine vision applications.

Designed for use with any LED lighting rated up to 3A, the FP200 series provides reproducible current control to deliver continuous or pulsed light output. It utilses technology for faster pulse rise times, with trigger frequencies up to 10kHZ for high speed pulsing applications such as line scan imaging. With a maximum pulse current of 20A, applications requiring high power, long lighting pulses such as UV curing can also be easily handled. Naturally full control of overdriving, pulse width and pulse delay are provided.

With overdriving capabilities up to 999% of the continuous LED rating value for high intensity short pulses, FP220 users benefit from Gardasoft’s SafeSense andSafePower technologies. SafeSense regulates the pulse width timing and duty cycle according to the amount of overdriving in order to deliver the maximum light possible for the application without any possibility of damage to the LED.SafePower provides automatic flexible operation with low heat dissipation for the controller itself.

The FP220 Series also offer performance for low current applications, extending the application range for these controllers. Output current below 300mA can be controlled in 100µs steps and in 6 mA steps for higher currents.  The accuracy and repeatability of output current below 300mA is ±1%, providing the levels of control needed for applications that are sensitive to lighting variation.

Versions compatible with Gardasoft’s triniti intelligent lighting platform are also available. The triniti platform provides an API and GigE Vision interface to control the light, and LEDs featuring a ‘triniti chip’ can exchange relevant performance data with the FP220 controller. 

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