inspect-online en Machine Vision Ensures Orderliness In High-Bay Warehouse When thousands of completely different parts need to be stored in a high-bay warehouse, size and weight of the goods meticulously have to be matched with the available storage space. The customized combination of legacy equipment with high-end cameras and imaging software overcomes the challenge. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:20:00 +0000 Digility becomes independent 2018, Digility will take place in parallel with photokina as an independent event. Following its successful premiere in 2016, Digility 2017 has shown considerable growth with 65 exhibitors and more than 1,400 visitors. Digility is well on its way to becoming the European hotspot of the digital reality scene. For the visitors of photokina, the proximity with Digility opens up a new dimension of imaging with an impressive breadth of offerings. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:58:00 +0000 Control expects growth The 32nd Control will be held at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 24th through 27th of April, 2018. With more than 900 exhibitors, just under 30,000 expert visitors and growth amounting to roughly 10% in all exhibition segments the international trade fair for quality assurance 2017 set the benchmark for the 32nd Control. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:46:00 +0000 BitFlow Identifies Five Machine Vision Trends for 2018 In an industry such as machine vision where new standards and technologies are being launched at an unprecedented rate, emerging trends are multiplying faster than cameras on an automation line. Some trends are inevitable developments that are years in the making, while others are more disruptive, bleeding in from areas unknown. Consider, for example, how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has fundamentally altered manufacturing, paving the way for companies to achieve new milestones in product quality, cost efficiencies, and greater visibility throughout the enterprise. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:18:00 +0000 VisiConsult was awarded as growth champion VisiConsult was awarded by the Focus Line Extensions GmbH and the Statista GmbH as one of the fastest growing companies 2018 in the mechanical engineering category. The company which has doubled its headcount within the last two years ranks number four of 21 in the category “Machinery and Plant Engineering” and 174 out of 500 in the overall ranking. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:49:00 +0000 Yxlon CT User Conference demonstrates diversity This September, the Yxlon CT User Conference took place in France. They accepted the invitation from their partner and leading company for launch systems and space applications Ariane Group to hold the conference in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. In two days, eleven experts from ten international firms and institutions presented their unique insights into CT to 85 participants. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:03:00 +0000 Laser Seam Inspection with the innovative HDR-HR sensor Viro WSI automated weld seam inspection systems help automotive manufacturers & suppliers ensure that components are inspected precisely, objectively, and efficiently 24/7, and that the quality is automatically documented. It is equipped with the well-established HDR sensor for MIG/MAG seam inspection, and Vitronic has now added an HDR-HR sensor to the Viro WSI weld seam inspection system, which also inspects fine laser and brazed seams inline at 6m/min and with an exceptionally high degree of accuracy. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:21:00 +0000 Compact infrared camera with microscope optics Optris extends the product line of non-contact temperature sensors with compact, high-resolution infrared cameras with microscope optics. In addition to images of the entire circuit board, detailed macro images of individual components are possible and can be measured reliably. The macro images are possible with a spatial resolution of 28 μm. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:16:00 +0000 The Software PolyWorks delivers a universal 3D metrology workflow PolyWorks is a leading universal hardware-independent 3D metrology software platform. PolyWorks fully supports probing and laser scanning on stationary CNC CMMs, and delivers a truly universal 3D metrology workflow that will allow users to operate any type of portable metrology and CNC CMM measurement device within a common framework, from a single software module, and using similar tools and methods. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:12:00 +0000 inspect award 2018: And the winners are… The decision has been made: The readers of inspect and messtec drives Automation have voted throughout the summer on who should receive the coveted inspect awards 2018 in the categories Vision, Control and Automation. The following companies and products were selected: 1st place in the category Vision: Edmund Optics - Robust lens series Cr Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:02:00 +0000 Opto Engineering celebrates 15th birthday Opto Engineering has been in business for 15 years and has taken the opportunity to present in Mantua the latest innovations in machine vision components, bringing together the industry's leading players. On Friday, September 29, at the Claudio Monteverdi Auditorium of the Lucio Campiani Conservatory in Mantua, five technical sessions dedicated to illuminators, telecentric optics and special 360 ° optics, entocentric and infrared optics, cameras, software and the first vision system artificial intelligence dedicated to the food industry called Albert were carried out. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:23:00 +0000 Date Announced For UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition 2018 The UKIVA is delighted to announce that its next Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Arena MK, Milton Keynes, UK. It will follow a similar format to the highly successful inaugural event held in 2017, which attracted more than 300 visitors. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:36:00 +0000 New cameras with IP 65/67 protection ensure reliable operation from -40 °C to 70 °C The new CX series cameras with IP65/67 protection are ideal for demanding applications under extreme conditions thanks to the extended temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C. Selected models eliminate the need for additional cooling or heating units and therefore ease thermal integration, saving time and system cost. The IP 65/67 rated housing protects all sensitive camera elements against dirt, water jets and short-term immersion and makes additional housing protection unnecessary. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 VisionCam XM: With 1 Gbit/s ready for application developers Imago has introduced a new embedded vision industrial camera. Their 5 MPixel Python (OnSemi) delivers high-resolution images - these are processed with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor. Cortex-A15 benchmarks show the progress compared to older ARM Cortex-A9 variants. A Debian-based Linux runs on the machine, optionally with RT Linux kernel. On the chip, there are coprocessors for special tasks, be it a GPU or continually fast dual-core DSPs especially for image processing algorithms, are still fast dual-core DSPs. Two RISC processors can be used e.g. for fieldbus connections. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:18:00 +0000 Intelligent Software Enables Automated Scene Analysis Two of the buzzwords used in the field of computing are connected with the future of the intelligent image processing: Deep learning and cloud computing. Advanced software already enables the future today – without the need for special expertise. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:08:00 +0000 Record attendance at the Machine Vision Technology Forum More than 750 participants visited our Machine Vision Technology Forum, which took place on the 17th and 18th of October in Unterschleissheim, showcasing state of the art technology and the latest developments. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:32:00 +0000 Qioptiq Opens Showroom for Inspection Tests Photonics specialist Qioptiq has set up a showroom for its Optical Inspection product area at its headquarters in Feldkirchen near Munich. The company develops and manufactures innovative optics and photonics solutions for research and industry, which include e.g. in the inspection of displays and semiconductors or in medical fluorescence microscopy. For the first time, the Showroom offers customers the opportunity to test various inspection procedures for demanding objects in advance. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:21:00 +0000 Creaform: Educational Offer with 50 free bundle licenses Creaform announced that educational institutions can receive 50 free bundle licenses of the VXmodel scan-to-CAD software and VXinspect dimensional software with the purchase of any of the company’s 3D scanners or portable CMMs. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +0000 MVTec strengthens its embedded vision business with Christoph Wagner Christoph Wagner is responsible for expanding the embedded vision business at MVTec. The mechanical engineer and certified economist has accumulated more than ten years of experience in product management, technical support and research and development. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:52:00 +0000 Opto presents its new sales Manager In support of our expanding UK business, OptoGroup is pleased to announce the full time appointment of Grant Hurley as UK Sales Manager joining the Opto UK team at their facility in Daresbury UK. Grant brings with him a wealth of experience gained over many years experience in microscopy sales and technical instrument servicing. In this role, Grant will be responsible for increasing sales of Opto’s expanding microscope accessories product families, along with other complimentary products including specialist microscopy systems and novel illumination components. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:50:00 +0000 Premiere event of Embedded Vision Europe was great success The first Embedded Vision Europe conference (EVE) closed at the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart on Friday with a fully booked attendance of about 200 participants. The event has brought top-notch speakers from companies like Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, The Math Works, Xilinx, and others to Stuttgart. They have shared with the audience their insights about latest developments in vision processing, image acquisition and deep learning. “Machine Vision is a 10+ billion Euro industry with annual growth rates north of 10 percent. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:57:00 +0000 USA location of InfraTec celebrates its 10th anniversary Ten years ago, InfraTec opened its first international branch. What began in 2007 in Grapevine within close proximity to the Dallas metropolis of millions, has been continued for several years by employees a few miles east in Plano. "At that time, we approached the project very cautiously. Today, we are talking here about a key cornerstone of our sales strategy," says Matthias Heinze, the Managing Partner of the Infrared Sensor Division. "In the meantime, we have branches in China and Great Britain. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:21:00 +0000 inspect international has been published The inspect team is breaking new ground and presents the first issue of inspect international. In the three regular sections Vision, Automation and Control, inspect international will provide competent, detailed and up-to-the-minute information about components, technologies, turnkey systems and applications, as well as material testing and measurement systems. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:38:00 +0000 Twin concept from software and camera With the twin concept from the Smart Camera mvBlueGemini and the "mvImpact Configuration Studio", mvImpact-CS, users without programming know-how and developers without image processing knowledge can implement complete inspection tasks visually, quickly and cost-effectively. This is made possible by the intuitive and simple operating concept of the mvImpact-CS, which guides the user efficiently through inspection inspection via Wizards. An uncomplicated and fast entry into the industrial image processing is thus guaranteed. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000 Flexible and modular image processing With the APAS inspector, Bosch offers a comprehensive construction kit of hardware and software for the realization of individual solutions in visual inspection and quality control. Whether used as complete system or integrated into existing machines and lines – innovative technologies and 3D imaging methods guarantee reliable results, even in rough production environments. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:46:00 +0000