inspect-online en MBJ Group moved to Ahrensburg Shortly before Christmas 2020, the MBJ Group moved its headquarters from Hamburg to nearby Ahrensburg. This became necessary because the existing company premises did not offer space for the necessary expansions, which is why the decision was made to move in 2019. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:18:00 +0000 LMI Technologies Transitions to New CEO Terry Arden, LMI’s Chief Executive Officer, will be stepping down from his full-time CEO role. This has been a carefully taken decision during 2020 and is based on the desire from Terry to have a better work life balance. Mark Radford, LMI’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Arden as CEO. Terry will continue on a part-time basis with LMI as Chief Brand Officer to support the LMI Executive in product and business strategy development while enjoying more time off with friends and family and the pursuit of other interests. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:14:00 +0000 JAI opens new office in Singapore JAI opens a new office and production facility in Singapore to further strengthen its global sales, support and manufacturing activities. The new office in Singapore is in addition to the company’s offices already operating in Denmark, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, China and Japan. To head this new office, JAI has per 1st January 2021 hired Kevin Dominic Cordeiro as new Regional Sales Director for the Asia region. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:56:00 +0000 UltraFast Innovations and Edmund Optics enter into partnership UltraFast Innovations (UFI), a manufacturer of high-precision laser optics, and Edmund Optics are working more closely with immediate effect. EO is now the exclusive global sales partner for UFI optics. In addition to offering customer-specific solutions, EO will maintain a global inventory of UFI standard components that shorten the typically long delivery times of high-precision laser optics. UFI products are already in stock and ready for immediate dispatch. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:49:00 +0000 Antares Vision buys Applied Vision Antares Vision acquires Applied Vision Corporation, a supplier of high-speed inspection systems based in Akron, Ohio, USA, for USD 45 million. Applied Vision's systems are used in particular for glass and metal containers in the food and beverage industry. With this acquisition, Antares is expanding its position in the food and beverage sector and also strengthening its geographical presence in the USA. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:06:00 +0000 Teledyne to pay 8 billion dollars for Flir Teledyne Technologies plans to buy Flir Systems, a company known for its thermal imaging cameras, for around 8 billion US dollars in cash and shares. The two companies signed an agreement to this effect at the beginning of January 2021. The transaction is expected to be completed by the middle of the year, provided the authorities and shareholders approve. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:27:00 +0000 CCS opens EMEA Headquarters in the Netherlands CCS has opened CCS Europe Holding B.V. (CCSEH), strategically located near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. CCSEH will form the EMEA headquarters for CCS and support the European CCS Group companies CCS Europe, Effilux and newly integrated Gardasoft Vision. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:47:00 +0000 B&M Optik appoints deputy managing director Thomas Scheu is now Deputy Managing Director of B&M Optik. Together with Alois Baldus, who founded the company in 1991, Scheu will form a new dual leadership in the thirtieth year of B&M Optik GmbH. This will lead the company together in the future. Baldus, with his profound know-how and many years of experience in the optics industry, will remain with the company as managing owner. Scheu can look back on more than 30 years of professional experience in various management positions. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:43:00 +0000 Bosello changes name Bosello, an Italian provider of solutions for industrial X-ray systems, is now fully part of the Zeiss Group and will henceforth operate under the name Carl Zeiss X-ray Technologies Srl. Fri, 11 Dec 2020 14:06:00 +0000 Laytec announces new management board Thomas Zettler, major founder of Laytec, is to step down as CEO and president of Laytec AG at the end of this year. Volker Blank and Kolja Haberland will join the management board of Laytec effective January 1st, 2021. Volker, Laytec’s designated CEO, has been working for Laytec since 2012. Kolja, as cofounder, has been with Laytec since 1999 and will continue working as CTO. For supporting this process, Thomas will continue working for Laytec in an advisory role as “Vice-President Strategic Business Development”. Fri, 11 Dec 2020 13:44:00 +0000 Jenoptik expands site in Florida Jenoptik is expanding its Jupiter site in Florida, USA, with the addition of a further Class 5 cleanroom, additional production space, and manufacturing and testing capacity. The new cleanroom complements existing capacity and features advanced molecular filtration technology to enable applications with demanding cleanliness requirements, for example with extreme ultraviolet light (EUV) and vacuum. Fri, 11 Dec 2020 11:05:00 +0000 AMA Association reports more sales and orders in the third quarter of 2020 The AMA Association for Sensor and Measuring Technology e.V. (AMA) surveyed its approximately 450 members on economic development in the third quarter. According to the survey, the industry generated an increase in sales of 1 percent and an increase in orders of 4 percent in the third quarter, both compared to the previous quarter. Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:10:00 +0000 Opto expands its dealer network Opto and 1st Vision will work together in the future. Founded in 1999, 1st Vision, based in Andover, Massachusetts, is the largest distributor of machine vision and automation technology products in North America. The 1st Vision team of sales engineers brings more than 200 years of accumulated imaging experience to the market. Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:31:00 +0000 Visualization and Analysis of CT Data Philipp Dobberkau speaks about the Visulisation and Analysis of CT Data Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:22:00 +0000 ON Semiconductor appoints new CEO Following the announcement in September of the resignation of Keith Jackson, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ON Semiconductor, the semiconductor manufacturer is appointing Hassane El-Khoury as his successor with immediate effect. As of December 7, 2020, El-Khoury is President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the US corporation. Jackson will continue to serve the company as a consultant until the end of May 2021 to ensure an effective leadership transition. Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:33:00 +0000 CEO Hans Wimmer leaves B&R From January 1, 2021, Clemens Sager will take on the role of interim president of the Machine Automation Division (B&R). ABB announced this on November 25, 2020. Sager succeeds B&R managing director Hans Wimmer, who will leave the company at the end of the year in order to seek new perspectives outside the company. The search process for a new division president is initiated. Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:52:00 +0000 Laser 2000 offers spectroscopes from B&W Tek Laser 2000 expands its product portfolio with B&W Tek's spectrometers to include spectroscopy solutions, including a range of high quality spectroscopy systems, modular spectrometers and specialized accessories, as well as custom solutions for specific application requirements. Laser 2000 will distribute these products in the DACH region, Scandinavia and France. Laser 2000 advances in high-tech spectroscopy Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:27:00 +0000 Xilinx Acquires Assets of Falcon Computing Solutions Xilinx announced it has acquired Falcon Computing Solutions, a privately-held leading provider of high-level synthesis (HLS) compiler optimization technology for hardware acceleration of software applications. The acquisition will make adaptive computing more accessible to software developers by enhancing the Xilinx Vitis™ Unified Software Platform with automated hardware-aware optimizations. Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:04:00 +0000 Polytec founder receives Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon Polytec founder and philanthropist Liselotte Lossau has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her charitable hospice work. The award of the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon took place at the Polytec headquarters in Waldbronn and, due to the corona, only in a small group. Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:58:00 +0000 Imago hosts free live webinar Imago is offering a repeat appointment on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. for a free live webinar followed by a question and answer session about the ViewIT framework. ViewIT should help users to shorten the development time for their own vision apps. Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:07:00 +0000 Creaform installs robot-guided measuring system Creaform has installed a second robot-guided measuring system at Walter Automobiltechnik GmbH (WAT) in Berlin. WAT has received the development and series order for the engine mount of the new BMW Mini Cooper SE and uses the Creaform system MetraSCAN-R to measure complex tubular space frames for this type of vehicle. WAT is a system supplier of metal assemblies for the automotive industry. The focus is on complex welded assemblies such as motorcycle frames and engine mounts. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:05:00 +0000 Camera manufacturer Raptor appoints new sales manager Raptor Photonics, manufacturer of SWIR, CCD, EMCCD and CMOS cameras, has appointed Peter Hagen as Sales Manager. From now on he will be responsible for the worldwide sales growth. Hagen previously held management positions in the automotive industry. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:51:00 +0000 IDS moves into new technology center IDS has expanded its headquarters in Obersulm-Willsbach - after around one and a half years of construction, the technology center b39 was ready to move into. A total of 52 offices and six completely differently designed conference rooms as well as an event room with space for up to 200 people are located on a total area of ​​more than 4500 square meters. The multi-storey car park behind the building is also new and has 262 parking spaces and charging stations for electric cars. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:37:00 +0000 EMVA and EPIC increase cooperation The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) signed a collaboration agreement on the last week of November 2020, bringing together members and knowledge to better serve and strengthen the Photonics and Machine Vision industries. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:10:00 +0000 Cretec Cybernetics founded The start-up Cretec Cybernetics GmbH is now active. The new establishment in October 2020 offers its customers turnkey solutions for complex automation and quality assurance tasks. Complete, scalable, easy-to-use application solutions with the synergy effects from machine vision, robotics, lighting and control technology, plant construction, up to and including increased efficiency through AI algorithms. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:06:00 +0000