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Brighter Unilux LED-12 Leads Second Generation of Handheld Strobe Lights Featured

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Faster, more flexible response to production and maintenance inspection needs

Unilux has introduced the LED-12, the first handheld strobe light in its H2LED Series of second-generation LED inspection lights for the printing, converting, papermaking, metals and textiles industries. The lights are designed for additional applications, including maintenance, speed measurement, machine vision, camera inspection, motion timing and motion analysis.

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The LED-12 has twice the light output of its predecessor and is available in standard and UV models. The UV strobe light is available as an optional fixed-mount unit. The second generation adds an internal phase control for greater flexibility in handling production and maintenance operations. Its narrow-beam spot illumination covers a 45cm diameter when 90cm from the target.

“LED technology continues to get better and better,” said Mike Simonis, President, Unilux. “Our second-generation handheld inspection lights raise brightness to the levels of our traditional strobes and deliver superior UV inspection capabilities that are so critical to the security needs of label and package printers. With much more extensive controls for more inspection and motion analysis capabilities, we can now provide an effective tool for product quality improvements and machine maintenance.”

The LED-12 features an adjustable flash rate from 300 to 50,000 flashes per minute, internal and external phase control, flexible triggering sources and white light approaching the visible spectrum of sunlight. Its environmentally friendly diodes are ozone-free. The rechargeable battery provides up to one hour of continuous use for the standard LED and up to four hours for the UV model, depending on usage patterns.

Unilux LED strobe lights use the stroboscopic effect to visually freeze detailed images of flat surfaces or machine parts moving at full production speed. Images allow process operators, technicians and engineers to use their knowledge and experience to spot and determine the causes of defects and to implement repair solutions. 

Simonis said the new Unilux lights should help users reduce waste, unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs while raising yield.

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