SVL | January 2018
Dave Spaulding
Y ou Ask: "What If?" We Answer: "Why Not?"
Every year, I attend the A3 Business Forum in Orlando, and every year I'm reminded why: Smart Vision Lights gets to learn from the brightest minds inside and outside the automation industry. Economist Alan Beaulieu told the crowd that the latest sales forecast for the automation market is trending upward (after initial projections indicated a slight dip over the next few years). Couple that with 50 percent growth in conference attendance, and you can see why machine vision and automation are poised for success in 2018. 

But what made me think the most was the opening keynote address, which posed the question "What if?" Machine vision has a long history of asking, and answering, this question. And so does SVL. "What if?" leads us to develop innovative features like Multi-Drive.™ "What if?" prompts us to build an in-house LED testing laboratory. "What if?" allows us to offer the machine vision industry's only 10-year warranty. 

We especially like it when our customers ask us this question. Because even with the most challenging lighting application, SVL will always answer, "Why not?"

Dave Spaulding, President 
Smart Vision Lights
RM140 Mini Ring Light
SVL Introduces RM140 Mini Ring Light
The compact and powerful RM140 is a low-angle mini ring light that works best for dark-field ring applications. The light features a sealed, IP65-rated aluminum housing and Smart Vision Lights' built-in Multi-Drive™ constant current driver, which allows the light to operate continuously or in OverDrive™ strobe mode. Read more.
New SWIR Tester Features Six Wavelengths
Smart Vision Lights has released the IR Test Box, which tests to determine which shortwave infrared (SWIR) wavelengths work best on a vision application. The easy-to-operate device features six LEDs across the SWIR band: 940 nm, 1050 nm, 1200 nm, 1300 nm, 1450 nm, and 1550 nm. It includes up to two hours of continuous operation and recharges in six hours. Read more
Tony Carpenter Promoted to Director of Sales for Europe and Asia
Smart Vision Lights has promoted Tony Carpenter to Director of Sales for Europe and Asia. Since joining SVL in October 2016, Carpenter has been instrumental in the company's growth in this region. In this new position, he will continue developing critical relationships while helping guide our strategic partnerships in the Eastern Hemisphere.   Read more
Fred Saintamour Joins SVL as U.S. Midwest/Western Regional Sales Manager
SVL welcomes Fred Saintamour, an accomplished sales manager, to our team. Saintamour worked at LEDVANCE for 7 years as Regional Sales Manager, a role in which he sold LED lighting and electronics through distribution and performed training in his territory. He is certified in sales training, business coaching and training, and as a Six Sigma Green Belt.  Read more
SVL Expands Services in Eastern Europe
Trifid Automation in Bratislava, Slovakia, has signed on as SVL's newest distribution partner. The company, which provides machine vision solutions for quality control and inspection in industry, will distribute SVL products in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read more.

High-speed BB in Slow Mo
Is there anything more gratifying than watching a balloon pop in slow motion? See SVL's ODS75 Brick Spot Light with OverDrive™ operate at 2000 SPS (strobes per second) as it captures a high-speed BB obliterating a balloon.     
Events Calendar
Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018:  SPIE Photonics West 2018, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

April 10-12, 2018: The Vision Show, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts

April 24-27, 2018:  AHTD Spring Meeting, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California. Email Dave at if you would like to meet at this event.
May 16, 2018:   UKIVA Machine Vision Conference, Milton Keynes, UK. Email Tony at  if you would like to meet at this event.   
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