inspect-online en Athinodoros Klipfel becomes Head of Sales at Automation Technology Dr.-Ing. As of now, Athinodoros Klipfel is the new Head of Sales at AT Automation Technology and will no longer only take over the sales management of the 3D sensors, but also that of the infrared division. Klipfel has been part of the North German company AT Automation Technology for more than 16 years and, according to a company spokesman, has contributed a lot to the success of the company. AT has made a name for itself in the field of special imaging sensors. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:54:00 +0000 Precision and throughput for electronics manufacturing Industry 4.0, internet of things, cloud computing, autonomous driving, electronic health, augmented reality or artificial intelligence benefit from advanced technology that the semiconductor and electronics industry are currently making available. At the same time, these growing markets are presenting them with great challenges: Even smaller components with higher functional density, shorter innovation cycles, and a growing diversity of end products. Positioning solutions for different process steps Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:02:00 +0000 Schneider-Kreuznach introduces new managing director Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ullrich took over the management of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH. He succeeds Dr. Thomas Kessler, whose contract expired on December 31, 2019. In the meantime, the group of companies was managed by interim managing director Heiko Kober (CFO) as well as authorized officers Dirk Christian and Frank Jocham. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:48:00 +0000 Yokogawa acquires Danish AI and image processing specialist Yokogawa took over all shares of the Danish company Grazper Technologies ApS on March 20, 2020. This company specializes in artificial intelligence (AI) for image recognition and image analysis. Yokogawa intends to apply these technologies in various business areas and use them to develop industrial AI solutions. For example, the company sees potential in security monitoring, image analysis and the use of robots on production lines. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:28:00 +0000 Stemmer Imaging gains COO and loses CTO The Supervisory Board of Stemmer Imaging appointed Uwe Kemm as Chief Operations Officer (COO) with effect from April 1, 2020. In this position he will be responsible for the implementation of the corporate strategy in addition to operational organizational units. At the same time, Martin Kersting (CTO) resigned from the Management Board for personal reasons on March 31, 2020, leaving the company. However, he will continue to support Stemmer in an advisory capacity. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:33:00 +0000 Arnoud de Kuijper is the new Managing Director of Stemmer Imaging B.V. Stemmer Imaging B.V. has a new Managing Director. Arnoud de Kuijper has officially taken up his post on 17 March 2020 as the successor to Dietmar Serbée, who has been associated with the company for 25 years. Previously, De Kuijper was the Business Development Director of PDM, an expertise agency specialised in the optimisation of production environments and the development of technology. Before that, De Kuijper worked for Averna and T&M Solutions Netherlands. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:10:00 +0000 Former Managing Director of Stemmer Imaging UK passed away On March 21, 2020, David Hearn, the former Managing Director of Stemmer Imaging UK, succumbed to his long and serious illness. Hearn had been at the helm of the UK subsidiary from the acquisition of Firstsight Vision in 2004 until his departure due to illness last year. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:22:00 +0000 Basler announces financial figures for 2019: Sales and orders above 2018 Basler has presented the audited financial statements for 2019. In a declining market environment in 2019, consolidated sales continued to grow at a high level and amounted to 162.0 million Euro (previous year: 150.0 million Euro). At 166.5 million Euro, incoming orders also exceeded the previous year's figure of 154.0 million Euro. The pre-tax result fell to Euro 16.9 million (previous year: Euro 24.5 million, -31 %), in particular due to planned strategic investments in the form of personnel expansion. The return before taxes thus totaled 10.4 % (previous year: 16.3 %). Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:04:00 +0000 Automatica postponed to December Due to the increasing worldwide spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) and on the basis of the recommendation of the Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München has decided to postpone Automatica 2020. This step is carried out in coordination with the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association as the ideal sponsor and responsible for the health of exhibitors and visitors. Automatica 2020 will now take place from December 8th to 11th, 2020. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:20:00 +0000 Hannover Messe cancelled for 2020 The Hannover Messe cannot take place this year after all. The reason is the increasingly critical situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a prohibition order of the Hannover region. Accordingly, the industrial fair may not be organized in the planned period. It is the first time in the 73-year history of the fair that the event is not being held. As a replacement, a digital offer is to replace the exhibition stands on site. The next Hannover Messe is then to take place in 2021 from 12 to 16 April 2021. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:38:00 +0000 Jenoptik grows in fiscal year 2019 despite difficult market situation Following Jenoptik's publication of the preliminary figures for the 2019 fiscal year in February, the official figures are now being submitted: At 855.2 million euros sales were up 2.5 percent on the previous year. The momentum increased in the course of the year, with the fourth quarter, as expected, being the strongest in terms of sales at 259.5 million euros (plus 7.6 percent compared with the previous year). Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Allied Vision expands management The german camera manufacturer Allied Vision, a member of the TKH Group, is adding a third position to the management team. In addition to Andreas Gerk and Peter Tix, the Chief Commercial Officer of SVS-Vistek, Henrik Ilsby, is now part of Allied Vision's top management team. SVS-Vistek has also been part of TKH since last fall, which is why Ilsby will keep his job there. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:48:00 +0000 Chii 2020 postponed to October The postponement and cancellation of events due to the coronavirus continues. Now the organizers of the Conference on Hyperspectral Imaging in Industry (chii) in Graz, Austria, have decided to postpone the conference planned for this May to October, more precisely to 28 and 29 October, 2020. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:35:00 +0000 W3 + Fair 2020 in Wetzlar ended successfully With around 180 exhibitors and more than 2,800 trade visitors, the W3 + 2020 recorded a slight increase compared to the previous year. 33 percent of the exhibitors came from Central Hesse, 46 percent from other regions in Germany and another 21 percent from abroad. Overall, the organizers were satisfied with the fair, which would like to combine the user areas of med tech, life science, tools & machinery, automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:11:00 +0000 International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry as new President The Executive Board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) elected Milton Guerry of SCHUNK USA as new President. Klaus Koenig of KUKA Robotics has been appointed as IFR´s new Vice President. Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:01:00 +0000 Control 2020 cancelled What was only likely this morning is now certainty: The organizer P.E. Schall cancels Control 2020. This means that the trade fair for industrial quality assurance will not take place this year. The reason for this is the corona crisis. Actually, the trade fair should have taken place from 5 to 8 May in the halls of the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. Today, the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre has already cancelled all events in April. This now extends into May as well. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:31:00 +0000 Vision Engineering opens Tech and Training Center in USA Vision Engineering opened a new technology collaboration and training facility in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles, LA. The new Vision Engineering Tech Center serves as a venue for supporting training and demonstration events, both online and offline. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:42:00 +0000 Messe Stuttgart: No more events until end of April Messe Stuttgart had no choice: because the corona virus is spreading increasingly, the responsible public order office in Leinfelden-Echterdingen has banned all events until the end of April. This applies to its own events and to guest events at the trade fair site. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:29:00 +0000 Isra Vision cancels annual general meeting Camera manufacturer Isra Vision from Darmstadt is cancelling its annual general meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020. The new date is 27 April 2020. The reason for the postponement is an ordinance of the Hessian state government to combat coronavirus, which prohibits events with more than 100 participants. The resolution on the appropriation of profits and the dividend payment will be postponed accordingly. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:16:00 +0000 Keyence Germany appoints new managing director The Japanese measuring instrument manufacturer Keyence has appointed Andreas Wörz as Managing Director of its German subsidiary Keyence Deutschland with effect from 1 March 2020. Wörz was previously sales manager for the product groups machine vision and inline measurement technology. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:34:00 +0000 Hahn+Kolb includes Mitutoyo products in its sales program The supplier of tools and services Hahn+Kolb now also sells the length measuring technology of the Japanese manufacturer Mitutoyo. This means that the portfolio of the company based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, will grow by about 10,000 articles. Mitutoyo is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality length and production technology. Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, the company's portfolio ranges from precision calipers and micrometers to high-precision image processing and contour measuring solutions and CNC coordinate measuring machines. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:04:00 +0000 Jenoptik takes over Japanese subsidiary completely Jenoptik takes over the outstanding 33.42 percent of the shares in Jenoptik Japan Co. Ltd. from its joint venture partner Kantum Ushikata. Jenoptik Japan thus becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Jenoptik regards Japan as a strategically important market and intends to invest in particular in local sales in the future. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:11:00 +0000 Vitronic: Generation change in the management On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of his company Vitronic, the founder Norbert Stein takes the opportunity to carry out the generational change at the top of the company: Daniel Scholz-Stein will take over his position as CEO with immediate effect. Scholz-Stein has been active in his previous professional career as manager and sales director and has experience in the automotive and image processing industry. He has special expertise in the areas of sales, market launch strategies, international business growth, marketing and building strategic partnerships. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:40:00 +0000 European Machine Vision Forum: Call for papers began The European Machine Vision Association EMVA calls on researchers and developers to contribute to the 5th European Machine Vision Forum. All interested parties can submit their research results and product developments in the form of a summary to be presented as talk or poster at the event. This year's European Machine Vision Forum will take place on September 10th and 11th in Cork, Ireland. It was initiated by EMVA in 2016 and aims to bring together machine vision and academic research. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:52:00 +0000 Boston Vision Show cancelled Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the parent organization of the organizer Global Association for Vision Information (AIA), has decided to cancel the Vision Show in Boston, USA. It should have taken place from 9 to 11 June 2020. The next time it will take place is two years from now, in June 2022. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:49:00 +0000