inspect-online en MVTec launches Halcon 18.11 MVTec Software, provider of modern machine vision technologies, announces the new version 18.11 of its standard software Halcon for November 2018. Halcon 18.11 will officially be introduced at Vision 2018 and, amongst other things, will include new AI technologies, specifically from the fields of deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNNs). Moreover, the latest release offers new and expanded options for embedded vision as well as updated USB3 Vision interfaces. In addition, core technologies will be further improved. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 05:49:00 +0000 Liquid Lens Telecentric Lenses Are a Combination of Two Technologies that Taps New Potentials The introduction of liquid lens telecentric lenses saves time and money, and applications that could hardly be realized before are now within reach. This article informs about telecentric and liquid lenses and highlights the benefits of a combination of both. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:14:00 +0000 Leading suppliers of illumination to present developments at VISION 2018 World-leading manufacturers of illumination systems for machine vision will present their latest developments at VISION 2018 from 6 to 8 November 2018. Companies such as Advanced Illumination, Büchner, CCS, Effilux, Falcon Illumination, Gardasoft, Laser Components, Metaphase, Phlox, Smart Vision Lights, TPL Vision and Z-Laser, most of whom have been exhibiting at VISION for many years, use the leading world trade fair to provide information on new methods in illumination technology and machine vision. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:11:00 +0000 Allied Vision: Pole position for high bandwidth Bonito PRO is Allied Vision's brand new high speed / high-bandwidth camera series with CoaXPress interface. Equipped with four CXP-6 high-speed connections the camera is capable to transmit 25 Gbps image data. Its rugged, fanless housing design, and comprehensive feature set make these cameras an ideal choice for all demanding inspection applications that require high-definition imaging, high throughput, robustness, and design-in flexibility. Applications include PCBA inspection, flat panel inspection, syringe inspection, semiconductor inspection, and 2D/3D surface inspection. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:32:00 +0000 New seminar series for machine vision In October 2018, the provider of standard software for machine vision MVTec will launch a seminar series titled “MVTec Technology Day – Deep Learning”. It will offer background information about the use of modern deep learning technologies in machine vision applications. Two different dates are offered for this all-day workshop in Munich: October 9 and October 17. Furthermore, a short two-hour seminar will take place at Vision in Stuttgart. Participants will be able to obtain practical professional knowledge that can be implemented immediately. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:41:00 +0000 Basler Acquires Silicon Software With the acquisition of Silicon Software Basler complements its product portfolio towards the performance segment of the Computer Vision Market. Basler takes over 100% of the shares of Silicon Software with immediate effect. The two managing directors Klaus-Henning Noffz and Ralf Lay will be working for Silicon Software and Basler in the future. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Thermal Imaging Camera for Smartphones and Tablets Flir Systems announced today the launch of the Flir One Pro LT, a new point thermal imaging attachment for smartphones in the Flir One Pro series. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:31:00 +0000 Sony to preview new machine vision cameras Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division is set to demonstrate the first in a new category of machine vision cameras at Vision 2018. At the Stuttgart-based trade fair, it will unveil a new polarised-light module based on its 5 MP GS CMOS device. Details of the camera will be made available to select customers at the show, with a public announcement made in Q4. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:07:00 +0000 Yxlon: New climate chambers for development and production Responding to the growing demand for CT metrology applications, Yxlon has invested in four additional climate chambers in Hamburg, Germany. Two chambers are dedicated to R&D for new and ongoing technology development; the other two are part of production, where the FF20/35 CT metrology systems are fine-tuned for accuracy. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:01:00 +0000 Basler: joint venture with distributor Beijing Sanbao Xingye Industrial camera manufacturer Basler is strengthening its position in the Chinese market by joining forces with Beijing Sanbao Xingye (MVLZ) Image Tech., a Chinese distributor of image processing components. Basler signs a joint venture agreement with its distributor, Beijing Sanbao Xingye (MVLZ) Image Tech. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:44:00 +0000 VISION 2018: “Training, Not Programming” with Deep Learning Solutions Spurred by ever-increasing computing performance and methodological breakthroughs, deep learning has developed into a megatrend in the machine vision industry – one that will help shape VISION 2018. Florian Niethammer, project manager for VISION at Messe Stuttgart, sees these technical advancements as compelling reasons why this year’s event will be one of the most thrilling ever. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:06:00 +0000 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 Lübeck has developed into the world's leading manufacturer of industrial cameras. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:08:00 +0000 3D Inspection System Examins Connector Pin Height The global market for the Connectors industry is estimated to reach USD 80.3 billion by 2022, driven by the growing demand for reliable, fail-safe electronics in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and defense/ military. Faulty connectors buried deep within a major electronic subsystem in a car or an airplane can have catastrophic results. Failures in inspection systems can lead to loss of life and costly, massive product recalls. A new 3D inspection system could be the solution. Save lives, reduce costs Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:38:00 +0000 10GigE Increases Fairness in Sports In sports and entertainment, 10GigE cameras deliver the necessary Full HD and 4K UHD resolution to support refereeing decisions and deliver slow-motion replays for the spectators. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:31:00 +0000 Optical Sensor System for Targeted Cleaning in Hygiene-Sensitive Areas A new Mobile Cleaning Device is able to identify cleaning requirements, determine the relevant parameters for need-based and efficient cleaning and then carries them out autonomously. The Mobile Cleaning Device (MCD) developed by Fraunhofer IVV Dresden has an optical sensor system for soiling detection that enables it to handle the entire cleaning process. For this purpose, the MCD is moved through the installation on the system conveyor belt. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:15:00 +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 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. Thu, 07 Jun 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. Thu, 07 Jun 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). Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:08:00 +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