inspect-online en Sherlock vision system software now includes Shape Extraction Teledyne DALSA is pleased to announce the introduction of Shape Extraction to its Sherlock 7 vision software platform. This feature offers a robust solution to the ever-increasing demands of the machine vision industry. The new Sherlock SE offers a solution for extracting and inspecting features on parts or assemblies based on their 3-dimensional shape. This includes features that are raised, such as embossed characters or features that are impressed or indented, such as stamped and engraved markings. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0000 Change in the management of Silicon Software Silicon Software GmbH and Basler AG announce a change in the management of their subsidiary. Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG, will take over the management of Silicon Software GmbH until further notice. Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, former Managing Director of Silicon Software GmbH, will assume strategic responsibilities at Basler AG with immediate effect. The ceremonial handover took place at this year's International Sales Meeting in the presence of our distribution partners. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 10:36:00 +0000 Stemmer Imaging successfully closes acquisition of Infaimon Stemmer Imaging confirms it has successfully  concluded the acquisition of the Spanish group Infaimon. Stemmer is acquiring 100 per cent of the shares in the supplier of software and hardware for machine vision and robotics after approval of the transaction by all the relevant antitrust authorities. The latest acquisition will be consolidated by Stemmer starting from 1 July 2019, as previously announced. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:52:00 +0000 High-resolution 31 megapixel cameras for USB 3 and dual GigE With the IMX342 Pregius sensor, Sony has launched a high-resolution global shutter CMOS sensor, which is very sensitive to light with a pixel size of 3.45 μm and provides a very high dynamic range. Due to the high resolution and size of the APS-C sensor, Matrix Vision has opted for an M42 mount, which can be adapted to other lens connections via adapters. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:04:00 +0000 Red Dot Design Award for two Shimadzu instruments Shimadzu has been awarded two Red Dot Design Awards 2019 in the product design category for its new Nexera UHPLC series LC-40 and UV-1900 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The award ceremony was held in Essen in northwestern Germany on July 8, 2019. An actual Nexera series instrument and an explanatory panel showing the UV-1900 will be displayed in the city’s Red Dot Museum for the next year. Experience New Benchmarks: the Nexera UHPLC series LC-40 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:39:00 +0000 More Models in Series: Basler Med Ace USB 3.0 Cameras Basler’s camera series designed specifically for the Medical & Life Sciences market is being expanded with additional models: Now eight more color and monochrome models of the Basler Med Ace are in series production. The USB 3.0 cameras with 9 MP and 12 MP resolution are equipped with a good CMOS sensor technology and offer frame rates of up to 42 images per second. This means that the number of Basler Med ace cameras has grown to a total of 18 models. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:14:00 +0000 Multi-element tube system Edmund Optics now offers the new Techspec multi-element tube system. It works as a complete system by combining multi-element outer tubes with multi-element inner single-optic holders and multi-element inner pair optic holders. The outer tubes have M29 threads running the full length; the inner single and inner pair optics mounts have M29 male threads so they can be placed anywhere within an outer tube. With this construction, the optical distance is infinitely adjustable along the optical axis. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:08:00 +0000 Inline Quality Inspection of textile and industrial fabrics Industrial fabrics need to have specific characteristics according to industrial standards. Inspection units examine kilometers of textile to detect any defects affecting the reliability and quality of the fabrics. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:02:00 +0000 Successful chii academy 2019 Building on the success of the three previous chii conferences, the chii academy 2019 was held for the first time this year in Graz (Austria). More than 40 engineers and application developers from 11 countries discussed issues, problems and applications of hyperspectral imaging technology. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:18:00 +0000 IERA Award 2019 goes to hospital robots The 15th Innovation and Entrepreneur Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) goes to the "UVD Robot" from Blue Ocean Robotics. The collaborative robot drives autonomously through hospitals, emitting concentrated UV-C light to eliminate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. As a result, the clinics achieve a 99.99% rate of disinfection, thereby reducing the risk for patients, staff and visitors of becoming infected with dangerous pathogens. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:56:00 +0000 Vision & Control finds new distribution partner in China Vision & Control expands its distribution network with a new partner in China, Eide Tech. Together with its parent Shanghai Xiangshu Europe Trade Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd., the Chinese partner is now taking over the distribution of all Vision & Control products in the Chinese market, in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:54:00 +0000 Photonics will enable at least eleven percent of globally agreed CO2 savings in 2030 Photonics makes a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change: through reduced electricity consumption, CO2 emissions or fertilizer use, through the saving of materials or through new recycling processes and technologies for environmental protection. 2030 is a stopover on the way to climate neutrality, which should be achieved according to the 2050 climate change agreement. The aim of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:48:00 +0000 Imaging Technology Symposium was a great success For three days Yxlon International and the Museum of Natural History Berlin (MfN) had invited to the Imaging Technology Symposium. Under the title "Advances in computed tomography (CT) technology for the life science sector and collections of natural history museums", renowned scientists from international universities and institutes shared their experiences on CT imaging in natural science applications. Around 60 participants from the fields of biology, morphology, paleontology and zoology met at the MfN from 12 to 14 June to attend ten top-class lectures, among others. by Prof. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:43:00 +0000 Allied Vision launches Alvium series production in Stadtroda The camera manufacturer Allied Vision has installed a new, highly automated production facility for mass production of its Alvium camera series at the company headquarters in Stadtroda. The new production line was specially designed for the requirements of the manufacturing process of the camera series and produced in Germany. In an automated, sealed clean room system, the required individual parts such as electronics, optical filters and housings are assembled automatically. Each component is automatically cleaned by a patented process before assembling the camera. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:40:00 +0000 Konica Minolta acquires Eines Systems Konica Minolta has taken over the Spanish Eines Systems, a leader in the field of automated visual inspection. Konica Minolta's Sensing business is being strengthened for the growing ICT and automotive industries to provide a variety of products and solutions with added value. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0000 Photo contest: What is the future? What is your future? To answer this question, all you need to do is put the subject in front of your lens and give a brief explanation of why you chose it. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:37:00 +0000 EMVA names Keynote speaker for Embedded VISION Europe The EMVA announces that David Austin, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corp., will give the opening keynote at the upcoming edition of Embedded VISION Europe taking place from 24-25 October 2019 at the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart. The conference is organised by the EMVA and supported by Messe Stuttgart as event partner. The topic of the speech will be Flexible and Practical AI for Industrial Deployment. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 09:35:00 +0000 Laser-assisted Weld Seam Inspection In the body production of the Audi R8 sports car factory a laser projection system assists the staff in the manual inspection of around 1,500 welds per body. This has to happen within the cycle time to prevent delays in the manufacturing process. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:22:00 +0000 Acceptance of 3D Scanning in Quality Control Due to its high accuracy, probing gained the approval of quality control and quality assurance professionals over the last few decades. However, the major players in the industry are now moving toward 3D scanning, which was once reserved for product development. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:02:00 +0000 Galvo scanner for laser micromachining and additive manufacturing Aerotech presents the AGV-SPO, a new galvo high performance scanner. It offers a wider field of view than conventional 2D scanners, reduces laser spot distortion, and is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of mirror surfaces for a variety of laser wavelengths. As a result, the laser scanner offers an extremely wide range of applications, from additive manufacturing to medical technology. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:58:00 +0000 MVTec: Dr. med. Wolfgang Eckstein retires as Managing Director Dr. Wolfgang Eckstein, co-founder, co-owner and one of the managing directors of MVTec Software GmbH in Munich, will change his role within the company. In the coming months, he will gradually concentrate more on his tasks as a co-owner. In the course of the year, he will eventually retire from his role as Managing Director. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:54:00 +0000 EMVA appoints new standards manager The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has appointed Werner Feith as the new EMVA Standards Manager. In the future, he will promote EMVA's European standardization activities worldwide, coordinate the development of image processing standards, and identify new areas of standardization in the rapidly changing industrial and manufacturing environment. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:51:00 +0000 Stemmer Imaging acquires Infaimon Group Stemmer Imaging has the Spanish Infaimon S.L. acquired, a supplier of software and hardware for the field of industrial image processing and robotics. Under the agreement, Stemmer Imaging will pay a low double-digit million euro amount for the acquisition of 100% of the group's stake. As a result of the acquisition, the Management Board of Stemmer Imaging AG expects an additional revenue contribution of approximately EUR 18 million and an EBITDA contribution of approximately EUR 3 million in the 2019/2020 financial year. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:28:00 +0000 EMVA Young Professional Award 2019 The EMVA Young Professional Award 2019 goes to Dr. Ing. Johannes Meyer for his work "Light Field Methods for the Visual Inspection of Transparent Objects". Johannes Meyer, 31 years old, completed his Bachelor and Master studies in Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from 2008 to 2014. He then worked as a research associate in close cooperation between the Department of Interactive Real-Time Systems (IES) of the KIT and the Visual Inspection Systems Division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Evaluation (IOSB). Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:14:00 +0000 The 17th EMVA Business Conference was a great success The 17th EMVA Business Conference 2019 from 16th to 18th May, which this time took place in Copenhagen, was again attended by more than 100 representatives of the entire international vision industry. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:09:00 +0000