SVL | May 2018
Dave Spaulding
AHTD Conference Takeaway: Be Smart  
Smart Vision Lights has been a supporter of the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) for many years - and for good reason. Value-add distributors are a big part of our go-to market strategy, and we're grateful for the roster of partners that have made us one of the world's largest machine vision lighting companies.
This year's spring conference was another opportunity to learn about the best practices that help OEMs and distributors work together to mutual benefit - and we did learn. We learned that we need to make buying easier. (Stay tuned for some big announcements in that area very soon.) We learned that the markets may slow down in 2019, but we'll see if the automation market can buck expectations as the world continues to adopt our productivity-gaining solutions. We also learned that companies need to shift from growing in any direction to growing smartly. While in recent years, ITR Economic's Alan Beaulieu had suggested borrowing to buy anything, the song now is: Buy that house but buy on water.
In other words: Be smart. Alan, we're right there with you, and our customers are too.
Best wishes,
Dave Spaulding, President 
Smart Vision Lights 
SVL Enlightens Attendees at UKIVA
Smart Vision Lights had a successful showing at the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition in the United Kingdom this month. SVL's Director of Sales in Europe and Asia, Tony Carpenter, was on hand to personally showcase several of our products including the new SX30 (N4) and RM140 lights. Read more. 
ODDM3X-T Offers More Light for DataMan Readers, Laser Aimer
Smart Vision Lights introduces the ODDM3X-T, our newest light module for the Cognex DataMan series of cameras. Designed specifically for bar coding systems, the ODDM3X-T can mount to multiple Cognex cameras to provide support to the laser aimer and laser profiler accessories for quick, uniform alignment. Read more.
"Mini-Lini" Lenses Extend Lighting Distance
The LM Series of lights from Smart Vision Lights now offers 16-degree (N16) and 25-degree (N25) lenses. These new narrow lenses extend the range of lights out from 1000 mm for standard lenses to 2000 mm. Read more.
It's Not About Your Favorite Color      
In a recent article by Industrial Photonics magazine, Matt Pinter, Smart Vision Lights Director of Engineering, explains what needs to be accounted for when determining the best possible illumination environment for machine vision process. Wavelength, lighting configurations, lenses, and more can make a difference with the end result. Read more.
MV Applications Benefit From UV Improvements
Advancements in UV lighting for machine vision applications have increased over the years. Through the use of filters and color cameras, UV lighting is providing successful inspections, whereas in the past results were often disappointing.  Learn more.  
Events Calendar
June 6-7, 2018: Vision, Robotics and Motion 2018, NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Email Tony at if you would like to meet at this event.  
June 7-9, 2018: EMVA Business Conference 2018, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Email Tony at if you would like to meet at this event.   
June 19-22, 2018:Automatica 2018,  Messe M√ľnchen, Munich, Germany. Email Tony at if you would like to meet at this event. 
June 26, 2018: UK Electronics Expo, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Email Tony at if you would like to meet at this event. 
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