inspect-online https://www.inspect-online.com/enen/rss.xml en Automatic Defect Review https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/control/automatic-defect-review Advances in lithographic processing allow for the production of ever smaller semiconductor devices. With decreasing device sizes, nanometer-sized defects on the wafer substrates can already limit the performance of the devices. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/control/automatic-defect-review Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:36:00 +0000 Third Dimension achieves ISO17025 Accreditation https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/third-dimension-achieves-iso17025-accreditation Third Dimension announce their recent accreditation to ISO17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation covers gap and flush measurements across the majority of the company’s GapGun Pro and Vectro sensor head range – covering FOV15 and FOV40 laser triangulation products – and is the first ever such accreditation by UKAS. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/third-dimension-achieves-iso17025-accreditation Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:20:00 +0000 Embedded Vision Europe 2019 Conference presents final Program https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/embedded-vision-europe-2019-conference-presents-final-program From 24 to 25 October, the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart will once again be the European focus of the embedded vision scene. For two days, the Embedded Vision Europe 2019 (eVe) conference will focus on all aspects of this disruptive technology. The conference attendees can expect an extensive range of top-notch lectures, a well-chosen selection of embedded vision solutions in the accompanying table-top exhibition and ample of time for selected networking activities. Opening Keynote from Intel https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/embedded-vision-europe-2019-conference-presents-final-program Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:53:00 +0000 Ximea strengthens the management https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/ximea-strengthens-management Accompanying the growth of the company, Ximea is strengthening its management by appointing Jürgen Hillmann as an additional managing director. Hillmann, who has been working as COO since 2012, most recently as CTO at Ximea, leads various development and sales projects, is responsible for hyperspectral cameras and has previously represented the company as an authorized signatory to the outside world. In his new role Hillmann will now be working with Dr. Ing. Vasant Desai, who has held the position of CEO since the company was founded. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/ximea-strengthens-management Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:20:00 +0000 IDS Application Days: Image processing knowledge about automation, robotics vision and AI https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/ids-application-days-image-processing-knowledge-about-automation-robotics-vision-and-ai During the IDS Application Days 2019, specialist presentations and application examples on automation, robot vision and AI focus on the top issues of industrial image processing. The speakers from IDS and MVTec have different demo systems in their luggage that reflect typical practical requirements. Participants not only experience uEye and Ensenso 3D cameras in action, but also learn how Halcon and Merlic help solve image processing tasks. Registration for the conference is possible until September 13, 2019. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/ids-application-days-image-processing-knowledge-about-automation-robotics-vision-and-ai Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:11:00 +0000 Proglove Introduces New Vice-President https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/proglove-introduces-new-vice-president Proglove gets a new Vice President Human Resources: Eva Fischer is now managing the resort's staff. In this position, she reports directly to CEO Andreas König. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/proglove-introduces-new-vice-president Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:08:00 +0000 Dualis ASIM Symposium: Intelligent Factory Simulation in 3D https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/dualis-asim-symposium-intelligent-factory-simulation-3d What are the advantages of using simulation for the planning, commissioning and operation of modern factory and logistics systems? These and other questions will be answered at the 18th ASIM symposium from 18 to 20 September at the Fraunhofer IWU in Chemnitz. As a member of the ASIM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation), Dualis brings insights into 3D simulation in digitized environments and other topics. The know-how is conveyed by Dualis in a workshop on the 3D simulation platform Visual Components. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/dualis-asim-symposium-intelligent-factory-simulation-3d Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:03:00 +0000 Secure Flash storage platforms for autonomous driving https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/secure-flash-storage-platforms-autonomous-driving Macronix Armor Flash memory will be used in Nvidia's autonomous driving platforms in the future. Armorflash provides high-security, high-quality, and durable data storage solutions for the demanding, competitive market for AI Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) from Level 2+ to Level 5. Nvidia's choice of ArmorFlash represents the company's commitment to improving data security in ADAS automotive electronics applications. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/secure-flash-storage-platforms-autonomous-driving Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:02:00 +0000 Soldis becomes Zeiss Business Solutions Partner in Poland https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/soldis-becomes-zeiss-business-solutions-partner-poland With the appointment of Soldis Sp.z o.o as Zeiss Business Solutions Partner, the Zeiss Group is further expanding its competence in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in the Polish market. Soldis has long had a close partnership for the distribution and implementation of the Zeiss Guardus software platform in Poland. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/soldis-becomes-zeiss-business-solutions-partner-poland Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0000 Carefree Integration for Probing and Scanning https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/carefree-integration-probing-and-scanning A versatilesoftware that provides scalability, high performance, and ease of use makes the measurement experience seamless and easy for users. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/carefree-integration-probing-and-scanning Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:35:00 +0000 How Infrared Cameras Capture Beyond the Visible https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/control/how-infrared-cameras-capture-beyond-visible With infrared and thermal imaging, we are able to see what, in the past, was unseen. They enable us to analyze different levels of light and heat to better manage and understand our environment. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/control/how-infrared-cameras-capture-beyond-visible Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:45:00 +0000 EMVA Business Conference Explores Numerous Opportunities for the Use of Embedded Vision https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/emva-business-conference-explores-numerous-opportunities-use-embedded-vision The machine vision landscape has already changed considerably in recent years due to powerful further developments in the field of embedded vision - and it will continue to do so. What effects this will have was discussed by high-ranking participants at this year's EMVA business conference in Copenhagen in mid-May. Three board members of the VDMA machine vision division participated. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/emva-business-conference-explores-numerous-opportunities-use-embedded-vision Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:29:00 +0000 The Importance of Strobe Lighting Operation and LED Strobe Controllers for Machine Vision https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/importance-strobe-lighting-operation-and-led-strobe-controllers-machine-vision LED strobe controllers allow machine vision engineers to achieve consistent light levels which are paramount to guarantee repeatable results. Lighting is one of the most critical elements of a machine vision system and is key to achieve stable and repeatable results. Incorrect illumination and non-constant image brightness may result in extensive and time-consuming image processing or, in the worst case, in crucial loss of information. There is no software algorithm capable of revealing features that are not correctly illuminated. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/importance-strobe-lighting-operation-and-led-strobe-controllers-machine-vision Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:58:00 +0000 100 Years of Excellence https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/100-years-excellence The German edition of inspect – World of Vision magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  A leading global company that has been in the market for five times as long is Olympus, this year celebrating its 100-year anniversary. We spoke with Senior Vertical Market Specialist Markus Fabich about the history and future of the microscopy division. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/100-years-excellence Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:50:00 +0000 Mechanical engineering: Order drop of 9 percent in the first half of the year https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/mechanical-engineering-order-drop-9-percent-first-half-year Mechanical engineers in Germany recorded a significant drop in their order books in the first six months of the current year. In the first half of 2019, they posted an order decline of 9 percent in real terms compared to the previous year, with the same amount at home and abroad. "This decline is due to the weaker global economy, the numerous mostly politically motivated upheavals and the profound structural change in the automotive industry," explained VDMA economic expert Olaf Wortmann. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/mechanical-engineering-order-drop-9-percent-first-half-year Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:22:00 +0000 Fraunhofer Vision organizes practice seminar on surface inspection https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/fraunhofer-vision-organizes-practice-seminar-surface-inspection With the seminar »Inspection and Characterization of Surfaces with Image Processing« on 4 and 5 December 2019 at the Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe, the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance continues its seminar series. The practical seminar teaches expertise in surface inspection technology and provides information on its potential applications in industrial quality assurance. Content of the seminar on surface inspection https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/fraunhofer-vision-organizes-practice-seminar-surface-inspection Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:14:00 +0000 Sherlock vision system software now includes Shape Extraction https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/sherlock-vision-system-software-now-includes-shape-extraction Teledyne DALSA is pleased to announce the introduction of Shape Extraction to its Sherlock 7 vision software platform. This feature offers a robust solution to the ever-increasing demands of the machine vision industry. The new Sherlock SE offers a solution for extracting and inspecting features on parts or assemblies based on their 3-dimensional shape. This includes features that are raised, such as embossed characters or features that are impressed or indented, such as stamped and engraved markings. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/sherlock-vision-system-software-now-includes-shape-extraction Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0000 Change in the management of Silicon Software https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/change-management-silicon-software Silicon Software GmbH and Basler AG announce a change in the management of their subsidiary. Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG, will take over the management of Silicon Software GmbH until further notice. Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, former Managing Director of Silicon Software GmbH, will assume strategic responsibilities at Basler AG with immediate effect. The ceremonial handover took place at this year's International Sales Meeting in the presence of our distribution partners. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/change-management-silicon-software Tue, 30 Jul 2019 10:36:00 +0000 Stemmer Imaging successfully closes acquisition of Infaimon https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/stemmer-imaging-successfully-closes-acquisition-infaimon Stemmer Imaging confirms it has successfully  concluded the acquisition of the Spanish group Infaimon. Stemmer is acquiring 100 per cent of the shares in the supplier of software and hardware for machine vision and robotics after approval of the transaction by all the relevant antitrust authorities. The latest acquisition will be consolidated by Stemmer starting from 1 July 2019, as previously announced. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/stemmer-imaging-successfully-closes-acquisition-infaimon Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:52:00 +0000 High-resolution 31 megapixel cameras for USB 3 and dual GigE https://www.inspect-online.com/en/products/vision/high-resolution-31-megapixel-cameras-usb-3-and-dual-gige With the IMX342 Pregius sensor, Sony has launched a high-resolution global shutter CMOS sensor, which is very sensitive to light with a pixel size of 3.45 μm and provides a very high dynamic range. Due to the high resolution and size of the APS-C sensor, Matrix Vision has opted for an M42 mount, which can be adapted to other lens connections via adapters. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/products/vision/high-resolution-31-megapixel-cameras-usb-3-and-dual-gige Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:04:00 +0000 Red Dot Design Award for two Shimadzu instruments https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/red-dot-design-award-two-shimadzu-instruments Shimadzu has been awarded two Red Dot Design Awards 2019 in the product design category for its new Nexera UHPLC series LC-40 and UV-1900 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The award ceremony was held in Essen in northwestern Germany on July 8, 2019. An actual Nexera series instrument and an explanatory panel showing the UV-1900 will be displayed in the city’s Red Dot Museum for the next year. Experience New Benchmarks: the Nexera UHPLC series LC-40 https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/red-dot-design-award-two-shimadzu-instruments Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:39:00 +0000 More Models in Series: Basler Med Ace USB 3.0 Cameras https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/more-models-series-basler-med-ace-usb-30-cameras Basler’s camera series designed specifically for the Medical & Life Sciences market is being expanded with additional models: Now eight more color and monochrome models of the Basler Med Ace are in series production. The USB 3.0 cameras with 9 MP and 12 MP resolution are equipped with a good CMOS sensor technology and offer frame rates of up to 42 images per second. This means that the number of Basler Med ace cameras has grown to a total of 18 models. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/more-models-series-basler-med-ace-usb-30-cameras Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:14:00 +0000 Multi-element tube system https://www.inspect-online.com/en/products/automation/multi-element-tube-system Edmund Optics now offers the new Techspec multi-element tube system. It works as a complete system by combining multi-element outer tubes with multi-element inner single-optic holders and multi-element inner pair optic holders. The outer tubes have M29 threads running the full length; the inner single and inner pair optics mounts have M29 male threads so they can be placed anywhere within an outer tube. With this construction, the optical distance is infinitely adjustable along the optical axis. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/products/automation/multi-element-tube-system Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:08:00 +0000 Inline Quality Inspection of textile and industrial fabrics https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/inline-quality-inspection-textile-and-industrial-fabrics Industrial fabrics need to have specific characteristics according to industrial standards. Inspection units examine kilometers of textile to detect any defects affecting the reliability and quality of the fabrics. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/topstories/vision/inline-quality-inspection-textile-and-industrial-fabrics Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:02:00 +0000 Successful chii academy 2019 https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/successful-chii-academy-2019 Building on the success of the three previous chii conferences, the chii academy 2019 was held for the first time this year in Graz (Austria). More than 40 engineers and application developers from 11 countries discussed issues, problems and applications of hyperspectral imaging technology. https://www.inspect-online.com/en/news/successful-chii-academy-2019 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:18:00 +0000