inspect-online en Automatica 2020 is canceled The trade fair automatica planned for 8 to 11 December 2020 will not take place due to the current tightening of travel restrictions in connection with the Corona pandemic, Messe München has announced. This decision was taken in agreement and close coordination with the VDMA Robotics + Automation as the conceptual sponsor and the automatica advisory board. Previously, the trade fair, which actually always takes place in June, had been postponed to December. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:52:00 +0000 SVS-Vistek builds new company building SVS-Vistek will move into a new company building in Gilching near Munich in summer 2021. The groundbreaking for the two-story building with an area of ​​approx. 5,200 m² has already taken place. SVS-Vistek will initially use around 2600 m². In the building, among other things, production areas with cleaned air and overpressure with lock systems are provided, which guarantee a dust-protected production of the cameras according to high quality requirements. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:10:00 +0000 IFR: Record 2.7 Million Robots Work in Factories Around the Globe The new World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 2.7 million industrial robots operating in factories around the world – an increase of 12%. Sales of new robots remain on a high level with 373,000 units shipped globally in 2019. This is 12% less compared to 2018, but still the 3rd highest sales volume ever recorded. “The stock of industrial robots operating in factories around the world today marks the highest level in history,” says Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:05:00 +0000 The Wiley Industry Days - register now for the virtual industry get-together Let us entertain you: Dr. Timo Gimbel presents a special kind of virtual event. With its publications GIT SECURITY, GIT SECURITY EMEA, messtec drives Automation and inspect, Wiley organizes the Wiley Industry Days - WIN> DAYS for short. From November 16 to 19, 2020. The visit is free of charge for you. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:26:00 +0000 Microsoft and Sick cooperate on smart 3D cameras Sick and Microsoft want to jointly develop 3DToF technologies for industrial 3D cameras in the context of Industry 4.0 and apply them to Sick's 3D Time of Flight (3DToF) Visionary-T cameras to make them smarter using Azure Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge. The Visionary-T Mini 3DToF camera from Sick is expected to be available for industrial applications in early 2021; prototypes are already available. "We want to remain the technology leader by continuously improving and developing new 3D camera solutions. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:56:00 +0000 AMA survey: sales declining, order situation continues to deteriorate The AMA Association for Sensor and Measurement Technology (AMA) asked its 450 members about the economic development in the second quarter. According to its own information, the industry generated a revenue decrease of eight percent in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. The proportion of AMA member companies that registered short-time work rose to 55 percent in the second quarter. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:39:00 +0000 Allied Vision appoints Carl Lewis as Sales Director for North and South America Allied Vision has won Carl Lewis as the new Director Sales Americas. From the US sales office in Exton, PA, he will manage and support direct sales activities in this region as head of the sales team for North and South America. Carl Lewis brings more than 23 years of experience in the sales of machine vision solutions and in application technology in various market segments and has a remarkable track record in building highly effective teams. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:27:00 +0000 Creaform appoints new sales manager Creaform has appointed Marc-Antoine Schneider as sales manager. Based in Grenoble, France, Schneider will lead Creaform's global strategies and tactics for sales and business development for all regions and application markets. During his time at Creaform, Schneider built and expanded the company's dealer network across several countries. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:18:00 +0000 W3+ Fair Rheintal cancelled at short notice The machine vision and photonics trade fair W3+ Fair Rheintal in Dornbirn, Austria, was prohibited by the Vorarlberg provincial government shortly before its start. The reason is the increasing number of new corona-infections. Actually the fair should have taken place on September 23 and 24. Now a digital event in November replaces the on-site event. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 05:53:00 +0000 A New Way of Developing Machine Vision Solutions with Common Vision Blox Prototyping is an important part of developing machine vision solutions. In addition to allowing developers to explore and learn about the problem in hand, it enables interim solutions to be presented to a customer or stakeholder to make sure everything is going in the right direction. In this way, everyone can see how the ­proposed solution would work and understand how a project is progressing with the added benefit that a better estimation of time and cost for the final solution can be provided. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:03:00 +0000 Integrating Intelligent Lighting into Machine Vision Systems The integration of lighting and lenses into a unified control ­environment for application ­development and operation improves various aspects and paves the way to Industry 4.0. Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:55:00 +0000 Sony Launches Visible and SWIR Based Imagers Sony Semiconductor Solutions has launched two new image sensors that include both the visible and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) ranges in captured images. The IMX990 and IMX991 sensors utilize the industry’s smallest 5µm pixel size of any InGaAs based sensor. Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:07:00 +0000 Next VISION to take place in 2021 Messe Stuttgart will stage the next VISION, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision, from 5 to 7 October 2021. The trade fair organiser is therefore complying with the request by the polled exhibitors and visitors who voted in an extensive survey by a clear majority (75% of surveyed exhibitors and 81% of surveyed visitors) for an attendance event next year. The new date in the odd trade fair year - in parallel with Motek, International Trade Fair for Automation in Production and Assembly - will be retained in the long term. Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:32:00 +0000 Upgrade Package ­Transforms Microscopes into Digital Systems Microscopes are used at practically every research institution and every company. Due to the long service life of the optical and mechanical systems, many of these microscopes are still analog. However, companies do not necessarily have to replace existing microscopes to make their systems fit for a modern digital workflow. With the Autoaim ­microscope upgrade from Invigon, consisting of a powerful industrial camera, a microscope software, and the matching accessories, almost every microscopy system can be upgraded to be state-of-the-art again. Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:49:00 +0000 JAI introduces "Flex-Eye" JAI has combined a configurable design process with its Fusion Series of high performance, prism-based multispectral cameras to make it possible for customers to specify a custom set of multispectral wavebands for their Fusion Series cameras. Tue, 08 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Flexible and Cost-Efficient ­Inspection with Fully Integrated Machine Vision With the goal of making inspection more flexible and efficient, while at the same time saving costs – Christ Packing Systems knew it would have to look beyond light curtains and conventional cameras for its new fully automated ­horizontal case packer, Caseteq. Instead, the packaging machine specialist turned a the fully integrated ­machine vision system. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 08:38:00 +0000 High Speed Camera with Sony 4th Gen Pregius S Sensors The new Atlas10 camera features Sony’s 4th Gen Pregius S CMOS sensors, capable of 1.2Gb/s bandwidth over 10GBASE-T PoE and delivering a new level of imaging performance for high speed applications. Sony’s proprietary back-illuminated pixel structure enables a reduction in pixel size to 2.74 μm while still maintaining excellent image quality compared to previous Sony Pregius generations. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 05:56:00 +0000 CEO of ON Semiconductor to retire in May 2021 Keith Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ON Semiconductor, plans to retire from ON Semiconductor in May 2021. Jackson also intends to give up his seat on the Board of Directors and therefore will not stand for re-election at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 05:22:00 +0000 Faro hires two industry veterans Faro has hired two industry veterans. They will join the management team and manage the global hardware and software research and development teams. Avi Ray-Chaudhuri, Vice President of Hardware Research and Development, and Wesley Tilley, Vice President of Software Research and Development, joined the Company on August 31, 2020. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 05:19:00 +0000 MIPI camera and driver for NVIDIA developer kit Vision Components has added a new starter pack to its MIPI product range for embedded vision projects: users simply connect the camera module and MIPI cable to their NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, and they are ready set to start application development. Additional accessories are included, notably the necessary driver, allowing users to save development time and costs. Customers have the free choice of sensor from the largest available range of machine vision sensors with a MIPI interface. Currently, sensor resolutions up to 20 megapixels are available. Fri, 04 Sep 2020 14:54:00 +0000 Leuze names new Managing Directors in France and Poland Frédéric Gambiny is the new managing director of Leuze electronic SARL France since mid-July. He leads the French Sensor People team and reports to Salvatore Buccheri, Vice President Sales Europe at Leuze. Frédéric Gambiny is an experienced managing director who knows the French market very well and brings along extensive expertise in industrial automation. Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:45:00 +0000 Omron findes new distributor in Israel Omron and Memtech have entered into a strategic sales partnership. The new agreement names Memtech as a distributor of Omron's fully automated inspection products: 3D SPI, 3D AOI and 3D-CT AXI. The company is to expand the area of ​​automated inspection for Omron and to strengthen the market position. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:48:00 +0000 Scanlabs parent company invests in Israel TechInvest Holding, parent company of Scanlab, akquires 25 Percent of shares of HOLO / OR Ltd. The Israeli company is known as a pioneer in the development of diffractive optical elements for industrial applications. By integrating the micro-optic components, or better known as the beam shaper, Scanlab can multiply the use of its scan functions. Diffractive optical elements (DOE) can be used to shape laser beam sight through diffraction effects. With DOEs, the diffractive effect is improved by a microstructure that is etched in a substrate using a lith-controlled method. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:35:00 +0000 SPS 2020 is cancelled After intensive discussions with exhibitors and trade visitors, the organizer Mesago decided to cancel SPS 2020. This is a response to the wishes of the industry, which does not consider it worthwhile holding the trade fair under the necessary hygiene rules, Mesago continued. Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:42:00 +0000 Colibri housing now available with germanium disc As a new option, Autovimation now offers its Colibri housing with a DLC and anti-reflective coated (7-14 µm) germanium disc. Thanks to special seals, 28 mm of the 30 mm disc diameter are available as a free orifice diameter. This minimizes the costs for the germanium window and enables a significantly cheaper housing for small infrared or thermal imaging cameras. The extremely compact Colibri protective camera housings with IP66 are the ideal solution for space-critical applications. Wed, 26 Aug 2020 08:27:00 +0000