Lighting used in sorting applications falls into many different categories. For standard logistics code-reading applications, simple white or colored LED (RGB) lights provide adequate illumination, depending on the packaging used. For many sorting applications, infrared (IR) light is particularly useful. For example, IR light in fixed warehouse scanners reduces the negative effects of flashing lights on nearby workers while also helping infrared cameras distinguish between rocks and nuts in waterfall sortation of raw food stuffs.
Lighting Used in Sorting Applications
LED Bar Code Lighting
The growth of e-commerce has created significant demand for compact light sources used in barcode reading applications. Metaphase manufactures embedded LED barcode lighting for sorting applications for most major OEM barcode readers. It offers plug-and-play barcode lighting solutions for sorting applications from Keyence, Teledyne Dalsa, Cognex, SICK, Datalogic, Basler, SensoPart, Allied Vision, and other manufacturers. With the option of different lens angles Metaphase can provide a working solution from close to far working distances.
Logistics Barcode Lighting
In addition to using barcodes, many warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment locations are automating materials handling as much as possible to keep up with demand while also reducing shipping costs. These highly autonomous systems may use structured light projectors to measure 3D volumes and to ensure safe operations. They may use light curtains to project safety zones around collaborative robot installations. Metaphase can handle all your logistics needs, from providing solid-state fluorescent replacements to reducing overhead costs to supplying robust systems for industrial and machine vision imaging.