inspect-online en Martin Buchwitz joins inspect team The editorial team of inspect, the specialist magazine for applied machine vision and optical metrology, has been reinforced: Martin Buchwitz, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, will bring in his many years of automation expertise. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:29:00 +0000 Basler Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary After the record sales year in 2017, Basler AG is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Ahrensburg-based company can look back on an eventful and successful past. What began as a two-man operation in the technical center in L├╝beck has developed into the world's leading manufacturer of industrial cameras. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:08:00 +0000 Macio Design for Yxlon CT Systems lands a win at the German Innovation Awards Developed by Macio for Yxlon International, the user interface for their new generation of industrial computer tomography systems has been chosen as the winner at the renowned German Innovation Awards 2018. The coveted German Innovation Awards showcase innovative products and projects, as well as their manufacturers and designers, in two competition classes: "Excellence in Business to Consumer" and "Excellence in Business to Business". In the "Excellence in Business to Business“ category, macio and Yxlon can be delighted with their successful joint project. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:09:00 +0000 Doris Antensteiner receives EMVA Young Professional Award 2018 The EMVA Young Professional Award 2018 goes to Ms. Doris Antensteiner, for her work “Light Field and Photometric Stereo”. Antensteiner, age 32, obtained a master degree in Computer Science in 2011 and a master degree in Computer Science Management in 2014, both from Vienna University of Technology. Between 2012 and 2015 she worked as “Image Processing Engineer“ in „R&D Video and Sensors“ at Kapsch TrafficCom. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:28:00 +0000 IVSM Spring 2018: Breakthrough for CLHS/CoaXPress and record attendance From 14 to 18 May 2018, more than 140 technical experts from all over the world met at the VDMA to jointly work on standards for machine vision industry and discuss new projects. With highly satisfactory results: "The IVSM Spring 2018 was a very intensive week. All working groups made good progress", said Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO of Silicon Software GmbH and member of the Board of VDMA Machine Vision. "For the CLHS/ CoaXPress Roadmap Committee, the IVSM Spring 2018 brought the breakthrough. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:35:00 +0000 Matrix Vision: PC version of the Smart Vision software now available Release Version 2.2 of the “mvImpact Configuration Studio”, or mvImpact-CS for short, has been issued; it comes with a cascade of new features and is now also available for use on a PC. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:56:00 +0000 Baumers new LX series capture the finest detail in dynamic applications With the expansion of the LX series by eight new models, Baumer combines the latest Sony Pregius sensors with the innovative, cost-effective 10 GigE interface. The LXT cameras with up to 12 MP resolution stand out by supreme image quality, a wide dynamic range of 71 dB and high frame rates of up to 216 fps. Capturing finest details even in highly dynamic applications at fast throughput, the cameras provide the basis for easy and reliable image evaluation with long-term stability. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:41:00 +0000 Industrial Vision Days 2018: Call for Papers Do you want to present your machine vision innovations to a highly qualified, international public? Then use the Industrial VISION Days Forum and impress visitors to VISION 2018 with your presentation. Apply with your brief abstract (max. 1.000 characters). Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:58:00 +0000 Who is your favourite for the inspect award 2019? The inspect award jury made a preliminary selection and nominated 10 new products each in the Vision and Automation + Control categories. But which new development is really innovative, offers the user the greatest benefit or claims the decisive USP for itself? Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:39:00 +0000 3rd European Machine Vision Forum in Bologna The EMVA is preparing the 3rd European Machine Vision Forum, which will taking place in Bologna, Italy, September 5-7, 2018. The focal topic will be "Vision for Industry 4.0 and beyond". The forum is hosted by the Bologna Business School and supported by Datalogic S.P.A. as the sole sponsor. Wed, 30 May 2018 11:44:00 +0000 Embedded Vision Alliance Announces Vision Product of the Year Award Winners The Embedded Vision Alliance announced the 2018 winners for the Vision Product of the Year Awards at the Embedded Vision Summit. The Awards recognize the innovation and excellence of the industry’s leading technology and end-product companies that are enabling the next generation of machines that see. The winning entries for the inaugural 2018 Vision Product of the Year Awards are: Thu, 24 May 2018 12:32:00 +0000 Flir Systems Receive Innovation Award Flir Systems received a Technology Innovation Award for its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, the GF320 and GFx320 at the recent Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards surrounding the Global Methane Forum in Toronto, Canada. The award, given by the Center for Clean Air Policy, Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defence Canada, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pembina Institute, recognizes Flir for its leadership and innovation in the creation of gas detecting cameras that are used in the Oil and Gas industry to identify and stop fugitive gas emissions. Thu, 24 May 2018 11:50:00 +0000 Zeiss acquires software supplier Guardus Zeiss and Guardus have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zeiss Group. Mon, 07 May 2018 13:35:00 +0000 Inspect metal components faster Designed for the observation and inspection of metal components, the new Olympus GX53 inverted metallurgical microscope features an LED light source for ultra-long life and low power consumption. The GX53 microscope also incorporates the latest version of OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software (v. 2.3) for improved observation and reporting capabilities. Mon, 07 May 2018 13:15:00 +0000 3,500 Fps high speed camera Following the release of the initial model with 12 Mpix at 333 Fps, XIMEA is now ready for orders of two additional versions with speeds up to 3500 frames per second. The fast PCIe interface allows the xiB-64 camera family to stream data at speeds as high as 64 Gbit/s over distances of up to 300m without the need of expensive frame grabbers or special, complicated software. Resolution range of this camera line starts from 1 Mpix to 16 Mpix and is further enhanced with a Canon lens EF-mount that allows remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization. Mon, 07 May 2018 13:12:00 +0000 New High-Performance Smart Camera A brand-new, ultra-powerful smart camera is about to hit the market to help businesses in a wide range of industries streamline their operations. This smart camera, the Hawk MV-4000 from Omron quadruples the processing power of the previous generation. It boasts up to six times the frame rate of its predecessor, achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA (field-programmable gate array). Mon, 07 May 2018 13:08:00 +0000 Automated Alignment of Doublets At present, two methods are primarily used for aligning doublets: manual alignment and automated active alignment. Since switching between these methods is a big step both financially and procedurally, many users of the traditional manual method are wary about making the change. Mon, 07 May 2018 13:05:00 +0000 Embedded Vision Camera Modules with MIPI CSI-2 Interface Basler adds models with a BCON for MIPI interface to their dart camera module series. This innovative product concept combines the established MIPI CSI-2 interface from the embedded arena with the high camera standards and the typical long-term availability of the machine vision industry. Mon, 07 May 2018 12:56:00 +0000 Real-time GPU processing support Active Silicon announced that all our frame grabbers are compatible with both AMD‘s DirectGMA and Nvidia’s GPUDirect for Video. These APIs enable many filter, convolution and matrix-vector-operations to be performed directly on data from a frame grabber using a GPU without the need to be processed by system buffers or by the CPU. This makes data acquisition very fast with very low latency as the GPU memory is made directly accessible to the frame grabber. Mon, 07 May 2018 12:54:00 +0000 Control 2018: Innovative, International and Bigger With 833 exhibitors from 31 countries, Control retains its title as the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance. The trade fair promoted by P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG presented world-class quality assurance at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 24th through the 27th of April. Control Business Platform: “Business is Conducted Here!” Mon, 07 May 2018 12:37:00 +0000 Allied Vision Opens Office in Silicon Valley Allied Vision has opened a new Sales and Support office in Cupertino, California . Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, this site will allow the company to provide better service to the growing customer base in the high-tech industries. “Our business has experienced strong growth in Silicon Valley over the past the few years”, explains Michael Troiano, Sr. Director, Worldwide Sales at Allied Vision. “It is a global hub for technological innovation which extends into developing new imaging applications. Mon, 07 May 2018 12:31:00 +0000 Selecting the most suitable technique for coating inspections Whether a coating is used as a protective barrier or merely for decoration – coating quality matters. When coatings protect the underlying material against air or moisture, it is often the thickness of the coating that determines its efficacy and longevity. Also, the presence of flaws plays a key role in coating quality. When it comes to inspection, the vast range of coating options has meant that there are several inspection techniques, which are well suited for coating inspection. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:33:00 +0000 Metrologic Group and Creaform agree to partnership Metrologic Group and Creaform have entered into a partnership in which Creaform integrates Metrologic Group’s software suite with its new Cube-R 3D automated dimensional inspection solution. This laser scanning, all-in-one solution features Metrologic Group’s advanced 3D measurement programming and inspection software packages, Silma and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, and combines efficiency and reliability of robotization in an automated industrial measuring cell. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:50:00 +0000 EMVA Announces Keynote Speaker at 16th EMVA Business Conference in Dubrovnik The EMVA announces Mr. Jeremy White giving his keynote titled ‘The Rise of Artificial Intelligence’ at the 2018 edition of the EMVA Business Conference taking place June 7-9 in Dubrovinik/Croatia. Jeremy is executive editor of Wired, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future. He is in charge of analyzing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will impact consumers and businesses alike. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:30:00 +0000 Hikvision receives Red Dot Award 2018 Hikvision's MR-Q3-LR series of intelligent warehouse robots stood out from the submissions from 59 countries and won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The robots boast concise and versatile design. By adopting the concept of "handling complexity by simplicity", Hikvision's MR-Q3-LR series of intelligent warehouse robots provides excellent technical performance and human-machine interaction capabilities. In addition, the exquisite workmanship and the flexible customization feature also help the series win the heart of the jurors. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:39:00 +0000