inspect-online en 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 Optical Control is one of Germany's fastest growing technology companies Optical Control was awarded the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award last week. Placements are based on percentage revenue growth over the past four fiscal years (2014-2017). Optical Control achieved growth of 235 percent during this period. The self-developed technology of optical control contributed significantly to this sales growth. With the OC-SCAN CCX, the fully automatic X-ray based electronic device counter, the work of the electronics industry was simplified overnight. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:50:00 +0000 Schneider-Kreuznach relies on new corporate strategy Schneider-Kreuznach is increasingly focusing on the growth engine industry. In the last three years, the organizational structure has been completely changed. The company is now well prepared for the rapidly growing market segment. "We touched everything: organization, management, production, development and sales," Dr. Thomas Kessler, Managing Director of the Schneider Group. Above all, higher speeds and flexibility are required in the industrial sector. Developments are driven forward together with customers. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:43:00 +0000 Imaging the Future: Framos’ Highlights of this Year’s Vision Show The leading global partner for vision solutions launched a new Embedded Vision product line and showed top-notch live demonstrations at the world’s leading exhibition for vision technology. “Framos would like formally thank all customers, prospects and peers for visiting our booth at the 2018 Vision Show in Stuttgart. We hope your conversations with our Framos’ team of experts were informative, helpful and a great guidance. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:34:00 +0000 Dr. Dirk Berndt as EMVA representative elected in the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is pleased to announce that Dr.-Ing. Dirk Berndt in his role as member of the EMVA Board of Directors has been elected in the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders (BoS). The Board of Stakeholders is the main decision-making body of the European Technology Platform (ETP) Photonics21. With currently more than 2.500 members Photonics21 unites the majority of the leading photonics industries and relevant R&D stakeholders along the whole economic value chain throughout Europe. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:03:00 +0000 Thomas Feichtner is new Director Sales DACH at OPT One of the veterans of the Machine Vision Industry, Thomas Feichtner, is now contributing his experience to the European Business Development of OPT Machine Vision. Since 1990, he has not just accompanied the growth of the Machine Vision industry in Europe but taken a key role in it. As head of sales of a Japanese OEM of lenses for industrial cameras he came across the great variety of machine vision applications and satisfied thousands of customers and distributors across Europe with his competence, endurance, and authoritative manner. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:15:00 +0000 CCS Acquires Effilux CCS  acquires 100% of the shares of Effilux SAS (Effilux, France) as a wholly owned subsidiary as of October 22, 2018.  Headquartered in France, Effilux and its sales subsidiary in Germany, specialize in developing, manufacturing and selling LED lighting for machine vision image processing applications in Europe. It offers a specific product lineup and custom capability corresponding to market needs and customers’ requests. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:59:00 +0000 High-speed thermal imaging cameras in MWIR and LWIR The Flir X6900sc and X6900sc SLS are exceptionally fast and highly sensitive infrared cameras for scientists, researchers and engineers. With extended triggering capabilities and internal RAM recording capability with an additional SSD hard drive, these cameras offer everything you need to capture world-class stop-motion images of high-speed events, both in the lab and at the test site. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:02:00 +0000 Laser-assisted Weld Seam Inspection In the body production of the Audi R8 sports car factory a laser projection system assists the staff in the manual inspection of around 1,500 welds per body. This has to happen within the cycle time to prevent delays in the manufacturing process. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:22:00 +0000 Acceptance of 3D Scanning in Quality Control Due to its high accuracy, probing gained the approval of quality control and quality assurance professionals over the last few decades. However, the major players in the industry are now moving toward 3D scanning, which was once reserved for product development. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:02:00 +0000 Marius Westermann new CEO at Smartray Marius Westermann is the new CEO of Smartray. He manages the company, which specializes in 3D sensors for measuring tasks for quality control and robot guidance, together with company founder, owner and managing director Mathias Reiter. Marius Westermann has more than 25 years of experience in industrial image processing and automation technology, including executive positions in Asia, Europe and the US for companies such as Cognex and Ametek. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 03:46:00 +0000 Phytec builds Technology Campus Phytec celebrates the laying of the foundation stone for the first two buildings of the Phytec Technology Campus. In the summer of 2019, Phytec intends to move into the new premises, which offer the employees of the innovative microelectronics manufacturer an optimal working environment and 10,000 m² of space for further growth. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 03:42:00 +0000 inspect live on Vision Being there is everything: The Vision 2018 will open its doors in the Messe Stuttgart from 6 to 8 November. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 03:36:00 +0000 Edmund Optics introduces liquid M12 lens series Edmund Optics´ liquid lens M12 lens series utilizes the Varioptic liquid lens to enable the user to quickly focus anywhere between the minimum working distance and infinity. With the optical design being optimized to account for the liquid lens, this lens series offers high image quality on large sensor formats of 1/2” or even 1/1.8”, depending on focal length. With the liquid lens being positioned at the aperture stop, all lenses operate at a very fast F/2.4. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:49:00 +0000 Online Event "Precise Camera Module Manufacturing and Testing" The increased demand for camera systems used in safety-related and automated object recognition and classification, results in new and higher requirements for the characterization of camera modules. With ProCam Align Smart Trioptics offers a solution to actively align, assemble and test complex camera modules in order to control and overcome critical issues in the production. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:45:00 +0000 Detect defects in glass, carbon fiber fabrics and reflective surfaces using CX polarization cameras The new CMOS-based CX series polarization cameras with GigE and USB 3.0 by Baumer, uses the polarization properties of light and thus allows a wide range of new industrial image processing applications, e.g. for quality control in glass production, carbon fiber fabric (CFRP) or reflective surfaces. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:46:00 +0000 Mantis Stereo Microscope - Incomparable 3-dimensional view Mantis is an ergonomic eyepiece-less stereo microscope from Vision Engineering, offering superb optical perform Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:12:00 +0000 Fetura+ Advanced Zoom Lens System for Automated Imaging Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, will showcase the enhanced Fetura+ high-speed zoom lens at VISION 2018. The programmable lens system for magnifications from 0.045x to 41x is infinity-corrected on both sides of the zoom optomechanics and features improved contrast in the edges of the FoV. The mechanics and electronics are engineered for superior stability and focus repeatability throughout an extended service life of over one million zoom cycles. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:08:00 +0000 CCS features high-performing OLED Series, Intelligent Lighting, and other new technologies at VISION Stuttgart CCS returns to VISION Stuttgart with highperformance developments in core illumination technology, as well as in important drivers for the lighting sector: seamless integration of lighting and real-time lighting data. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:06:00 +0000 Smartek Vision becomes Framos Embedded Engineering Framos announces that Smartek Vision will become part of the Framos Group. As Framos Embedded Engineering, the Croatian team will focus on Embedded Vision development, custom solutions, IP and sensor modules. The newly incorporated vision manufacturer Smartek Vision was founded in 2001 and is located in Cacovec, Croatia. Bought by Framos in 2014, the complete facilities including all 30 employees now become an integrated part of the Framos group, operating as their Embedded Engineering department. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Yxlon wins Global Technology Awards Yxlon has been awarded two prestigious Global Technology Awards in the categories of Metrology and Inspection, X-ray for its Cheetah EVO PLUS X-ray Inspection System and the FF35 CT Metrology System. The awards were presented to the company during a ceremony which took place during SMTA International. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:28:00 +0000