inspect-online en inspect international 01 2019 on the horizon With 10,000 printed and 1,500 e-paper copies, inspect international has established itself and evolved as a key source of information for the industrial vision industry. Part of the freshly re-designed German inspect – World of Vision magazine, we strive to provide engineers, experts, and specialists across Europe and the world with the necessary information for the use and purchase of technologies, solutions, products, and components. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:24:00 +0000 Stemmer Imaging releases Imaging & Vision Handbook in fourth Edition The fourth edition of the Stemmer Imaging Imaging & Vision Handbook is now available in both print and digital in German and English. It combines about 460 pages of specialist knowledge of current technologies with product information from all areas of image processing. The reference work also includes chapters on image processing systems, lighting, optics, cameras, cables, image acquisition, software and image processing computers in the fourth edition. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:09:00 +0000 Embedded World: Hardware and Software for OEMs Vision Components presents new software and hardware products for machine vision OEMs at Embedded World at two booths. The main booth (# 2-444) is all about the VC-Z series embedded vision systems. For these there is now an even larger selection of CMOS sensors, for example from the Sony Pregius series. Vision Components achieves outstanding speeds in integration, for example 88 fps at resolutions up to 3.2 MP or 170 fps at 1.6 MP. In addition, all VCnanoZ cameras are now available as an option with application-specific LED lighting in a standard housing. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:33:00 +0000 The nominees for Embedded Award 2019 The Embedded Award is presented for especially innovative products and developments in the categories hardware, software and tools. For the first time this year, prizes will also go to submissions in the new categories embedded vision and start-ups. For the 15th time in succession, a jury of industry experts will reward outstanding development achievements on the first day of the fair, which this year falls on 26 February. The coveted awards will be presented as part of the international press tour. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:21:00 +0000 Experts talk about embedded intelligence More than two decades ago, the event that was the precursor to the embedded world conference had put the spotlight on embedded intelligence. Back then, it was more of a vision of the future; in the meantime, embedded intelligence is becoming more and more relevant and is shaping an increasing number of systems, from autonomous vehicles, image recognition and embedded vision to preventive and needs-based maintenance in Industry 4.0 applications, and from small embedded micro-controllers to high performance Cloud servers. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:18:00 +0000 AI helps sell the original Sacher cake If you buy an original Sacher cake these days, you do not have to queue anymore. Thanks to sophisticated artificial intelligence, the patented end-to-end solution automatically recognizes all 60 available products from the Sacher product range and directly initiates the payment process. This shortens the waiting time for customers, keeps the stock up-to-date and at the same time relieves the employees, who thus have more time for advice and service. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:11:00 +0000 Creaform presents at Hannover Messe At this year's Hannover Messe, Creaform will focus on automated quality control, which is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Creaform's MetraSCAN 3D-R provides a robotic measurement solution that seamlessly integrates with production automation processes. A robot-mounted 3D scanner performs fast, high-precision automatic inspections on complex surfaces. The automated measuring system is available as a turnkey complete or customized solution and can be installed directly in production. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:07:00 +0000 Outstanding Results for SPS IPC Drives 2018 SPS IPC Drives opened its doors for the 29th time at the end of November. A total of 1,631 exhibitors showcased their latest products and solutions before a highly qualified international audience and provided information on current innovations and trends in an accompanying program of product presentations and talks. Dirk Miller, Executive Vice President Marketing, Rittal GmbH summed up the event as follows: “This exhibition is a constant source of inspiration and provides us with an opportunity to participate in detailed discussions. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:01:00 +0000 Edmund Optics and II-VI cooperate Edmund Optics has announced a partnership with II-VI to ensure immediate delivery of Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) optical components. Zinc selenide (ZnSe) planoconvex (PCX) lenses, zinc selenide (ZnSe) aspherical lenses, CO2 beam expander, and lens tension tester are available now. This collaboration makes it much easier to acquire optical components for infrared applications throughout the design, prototyping and production cycle. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:51:00 +0000 Call For Papers: EMVA Young Professional Award 2019 The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or computer vision. It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association to further support innovation in our industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated vision technology education and to provide a bridge between research and industry. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:10:00 +0000 Spectronet celebrates Silver New Year The SpectroNet innovation cluster was awarded with the Silver Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). In an audit, the SpectroNet cluster management led by Dr. Nick Leithold and Paul-Gerald Dittrich proved that the SpectroNet cluster meets the European-wide standardized requirements for excellent cluster management. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:05:00 +0000 Matrox Imaging Announces New Distributor in Mainland China Matrox Imaging welcomes a new Chinese addition to their global network of representatives. Attuned to the needs of their customers, Matrox Imaging stands by their five core advantages, ensuring customers benefit from a global network of distributors who offer complementary products and support, and integrators who build customized vision systems. Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:49:00 +0000 EMVA awards Young Professional Award 2019 The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or computer vision. The prestigious industry award rewards outstanding work with prize money, presentation at EMVA Conference in Copenhagen and free entry at European Machine Vision Forum 2019. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:40:00 +0000 MVTec launches Merlic 4 MVTec will issue its new Merlic 4 software release on February 15. It contains many new and improved features that make the creation of machine vision applications even easier, more efficient, and more user-friendly. The range of functions has also been streamlined with regard to obsolete technologies and thereby optimized for users developing real world solutions. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:56:00 +0000 Teledyne image sensors power cameras onboard NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars Teledyne Dalsa participates in NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars by providing color CCD image sensors for both the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) and the Instrument Context Camera. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:30:00 +0000 Framos Tech Days Coming to San Francisco and Munich Once Again For the second time, the popular Framos Tech Days event will be held in North America on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Happening on the last day of Photonics West Show (Feb 2-7), Framos Tech Days features exclusive presentations from leading embedded vision technology experts from SONY, INTEL, XILINX, the Embedded Vision Alliance and Pyxalis, and will be discussing current vision development and future innovations. Framos Tech Days Europe will take place in Munich on May 22-23, 2019. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:02:00 +0000 Basler With Highlights at embedded world 2019 Basler will once again be represented at embedded world in Nuremberg from 26 to 28 February 2019. Basler presents highlights from its portfolio: With new Embedded Vision Kits, Basler expands the variety of supported embedded platforms and offers answers to various customer requirements for different processors and camera interfaces. These development kits and the system software provided by Basler enable customers to easily integrate vision into embedded applications with plug-and-play convenience. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:19:00 +0000 Excelitas completes acquisition of Axsun Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering customized photonic solutions, has completed the acquisition of Axsun Technologies (Billerica, MA USA). Axsun specializes in the development and production of MEMS-based optical engines for medical imaging, industrial spectroscopy, and telecommunications applications. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Antares Vision and ALP.I merge Antares Vision and ALP.I SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) sign a merger agreement ten months after the initial public offering of ALP.I. The merger of the two companies is intended to further support and accelerate the growth path of Antares Vision. Therefore, ALP.I will invest 70 million euros, which means about 12 percent of the shares. The Annual General Meeting for the approval of the business combination will take place in February 2019. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:10:00 +0000 OPT Machine Vision GmbH Founded With the establishment of OPT Machine Vision GmbH, based in Berlin, the Chinese Machine Vision specialist OPT is strengthening its position as a globally active provider of innovative high-performance products and services for the industry. From its locations in Berlin and Stuttgart, OPT Machine Vision GmbH will now offer its customers in Europe more intensive consulting and far-reaching support in the development of specific Machine Vision applications. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:29:00 +0000 The Future of Vision – Are we entering a new era? The future of image processing was discussed within the framework of the VDMA panel discussion at Vision 2018: Joachim Hachmeister (inspect), Dr. Andreas Franz (Framos), Dr. Olaf Munkelt (MVTec), Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz (Silicon Software & VDMA Vision ), Dr. Christian Ripperda (Isra Vision), Dr. Bahram Torabi (Sick), Dr. Mark Williamson (Stemmer Imaging). You can see the complete panel discussion here: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:45:00 +0000 The winners of the inspect award 2019 The winners have been announced: The winners of the inspect Award 2019 were presented on Tuesday evening at the inspect booth during a ceremony at the vision trade fair Vision. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:06:00 +0000 Bird's eye view for VeriSens vision sensors and ColorFEX in compact devices Baumer has expanded its XF series of VeriSens vision sensors with models using the multiple award-winning ColorFEX technology, which for the first time simplifies color checks in a compact design with integrated lens and lighting. In addition, with release 2.10 of the Application Suite, a software update has been made available that meets numerous customer requests for encrypted data transmission and function extension. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:07:00 +0000 VISION Award 2018 for high resolution 3D camera Coinciding with the opening of the 28th edition of VISION, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision, the jury announces the winner of the VISION Award 2018 innovation competition. Worth 5,000 euros, the award for the most innovative development in the machine vision sector goes to Slovakian company, Photoneo for its PhoXi 3D camera. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:02:00 +0000 World's leading trade fair VISION achieves record result With 11,106 professional visitors and an increase of 14 percentage points compared to the previous event, VISION 2018 sets a new visitor record. The proportion of visitors who came to VISION Stuttgart from abroad rose to a record 47 percent. „VISION is the world’s leading trade fair in the sector and was the pulse for machine vision for three days. In particular, the quality of the discussions and the great visitor interest in concrete solutions are impressive”, says Dr. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:59:00 +0000