While off-the-shelf lighting and lenses are perfectly capable for many conventional machine vision applications, there exist a rapidly growing number of areas where custom optics can offer a significant size or performance advantage. These include 3D imaging, robotics, and embedded cameras. Customization is necessary when clients require tight integration of the camera and light source, advanced performance, or when there’s a size constraint such as a 3D sensor on the end of a robot arm. Ultimately, there can exist any number of reasons for why a client may need a custom solution and fortunately, this is where Greenlight Optics truly shines.
They are unique in that they offer a true turnkey solution based on their ability to handle everything in house— from design to fabrication to assembly and testing. Their speed results from the fact that they don’t need to wait for suppliers’ long lead times, as they are capable of fabricating the optical and mechanical components themselves. The combination of these distinctive skills allows them to deliver high-quality custom service at an unprecedented speed and cost.
In many instances, Greenlight Optics has displayed its prowess as a leader in the machine vision industry.
Our in-house capability is equipped to handle design and manufacturing and all the steps in between to deliver custom optical solutions
Greenlight Optics has many client success stories that showcase their proficiency in offering customized solutions that exceed expectations. One client, an early autonomous vehicle startup was having difficulty with an off-the-shelf optical system that simply was not reaching performance standards. O’Keefe explains, “Greenlight was brought on board to help. We designed custom transmit-and-receive optics and rapidly delivered working prototype optical modules that exceeded our customer’s expectations. Armed with the new high-performing prototypes, the company received additional funding and formed partnerships in their target industries. The company has moved into pilot production and Greenlight continues to support them with injection molded optics and custom optical assemblies.”
As manufacturing and automation take off, Greenlight Optics remains poised to offer solutions to whatever customization needs the future requires. With a complete range of design and manufacturing capabilities in house, their aim is to offer custom optics to enable advanced vision in a broad array of markets, including robotics, medical equipment, and even UAVs.