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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the EMVA newsletter! Each month it provides hands-on information on machine vision in Europe and the world. Find out about the latest projects of the EMVA, innovative products, what’s going on in the machine vision industry and interesting events.

Thomas Lübkemeier
Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


Forum ‘Control Vision Talks’ offers 30 presentations during first three trade show days!

At the CONTROL 2018 (24.- 27. April 2018, Stuttgart, Germany) the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), jointly with media partner inVISION and trade show organizer P.E. Schall will organize the 3. EMVA Forum ´Control Vision Talks´.

The presentations of this forum aim to educate the trade show visitor on benefits, applications and methods of machine vision and optical metrology solutions for factory automation. The talks will be held in German or English language and will present technology background as well as dedicated solutions going way beyond mere marketing-oriented product presentations. Towards this goal the three first trade show days will feature presentations for a dedicated technology topic:

Technology Topics ´Control Vision Talks´

a) World of Machine Vision: From 2D to 3D (Tuesday, April 24th )
b) Optical Metrology: Offline – At line – Inline (Wednesday, April 25th)
c) Spectral Imaging: From Infrared to Hyperspectral (Thursday, April 26th)

Visit us in hall 6, booth 6529 and get your free-of-charge entrance right here (limited)

EMVA Business Conference 2018
Hotel Capacity Getting Tight – Register Now!

Meet CEOs, managing directors, corporate strategists, marketing directors, technical managers and other executives of our business to exchange market intelligence and news of innovative technologies.

Conference speakers are confirmed and the final programme will be published soon.
Here two first examples of our top-level presenters:

ImageBranislav Pulis | VP Marketing & Sales at Photoneo

Random Bin-Picking – Is it finally solved?

Branislav graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava in accounting and audit. He has been working as a business consultant
and an auditor for more than 3 years.
Then he accepted an opportunity to manage various improvement and implementation projects in telco and banking environment. He has acquired 4+ years experience with complex project and program management.

Brano is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Prince 2 Project Manager. In 2014, he joined Photoneo founders’ zeal for building a successful hi-tech innovative company.

The annual EMVA Businesss Conference will take place from 7 – 9 June in Dubrovnik.
Starting on Thursday it will end with an optional networking tour on Saturday afternoon.

Don’t miss to join your already 80 registered peers and get your seat at:



Member News

EMVA mourns for long term member, active contributor and friend
Allied Vision CEO Frank Grube Passes Away at Age 53

The visionary manager was a respected personality of the machine vision industry
and turned a small German distributor into a world-leading camera manufacturer.

Frank Grube, Allied Vision’s President & CEO, suddenly passed away on April 14, 2018 while on weekend leave at his family home.
“We are all shocked by this terrible loss,” said Michael Cyros, Chief Commercial Officer of the company and a member of the Management Board. “Our thoughts are with his wife and his family. Frank was a passionate leader and all Allied Vision employees know how much the company owes its success to his entrepreneurial spirit.”

Alexander van der Lof, Chairman & CEO of Allied Vision’s parent company TKH Group, said:
“It is with deep sorrow that we heard of Frank Grube’s death. Frank fought for his company
and the people in the company. Together with his team at Allied Vision, he was on the
right track to disrupt the vision industry.”

EMVA management and board mourns the loss of a long term member, an active contributor since the early days of the association and a dear friend.
“We have been completely shocked by the terrible news of Frank passing away in the prime of his life.” says Gabriele Jansen, EMVA co-founder and board member. “We will miss him as a visionary in our industry, as a passionate and highly ambitious leader and as a deeply humane person with a keen sense of humor. Our thoughts are with his family at this time of sorrow.”

Press release Allied Vision ›


Case Study

Precise Inspection For High Speed Production Lines

Awareness of food safety has increased in recent years, with consumers paying more attention to ingredients, places of origin, and other details when they purchase grocery items. Clear and accurate labeling applied to food products during processing helps consumers make informed choices and maintain peace of mind. The food industry has implemented automated production for many years, with well-evolved procedures for filling, labeling, and shipping. A current challenge for System Integrators involves helping assist food manufacturers with the rapid checking of trademarks and labels on existing, high-speed, automated production lines. Read more ›

3D System Supports Visually Impaired in Daily Life

In cooperation with the CDTM institute of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), FRAMOS® has developed an innovative wearable using real-time 3D technology to support visually impaired people in daily life. The glasses are equipped with the latest Intel® RealSense™ stereo cameras, intelligent algorithms translate the visual impression into haptic and audio information. While audio information relies on object and character recognition, the haptic feedback is provided by a wrist band equipped with vibration motors. This new way of sensing enables visually impaired people to fully understand their environment and to have advanced guidance for safe navigation. Read more ›

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3.2-megapixel multi-sensor 3-CMOS cameras now available with GigE Vision interface and Mini Camera Link interface

Image JAI announced the availability of two additional interface types in the company’s line of 3.2 megapixel 3-CMOS prism-based area scan cameras.
The new models are the AP-3200T-PGE with GigE Vision interface delivering an output of 3 x 3.2-megapixels at 12 frames/second, and the AP-3200T-PMCL with a dual Mini Camera Link interface delivering an output of 3 x 3.2-megapixels at 55 frames/second. The two new models supplement the AP-3200T-USB with USB3 Vision interface (3 x 3.2-megapixels at 38 frames/second) released earlier this year. All three models feature 3 x CMOS PregiusTM IMX265 1/1.8-inch sensors with 2048 x 1544 pixels and pixel sizes of 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm. Read more ›

New back illuminated pco.panda 4.2 bi from the pioneers in sCMOS technology

Image German-based sCMOS pioneer PCO has just introduced the latest addition to its camera family at San Francisco’s SPIE Photonics West exhibition: the pco.panda 4.2 bi (back illuminated). Only one year ago, the predecessor pco.panda 4.2 with a front illuminated sensor had its first public appearance there.
PCO´s sCMOS family, being the most versatile scientific imaging portfolio on the market, is renowned for its extremely low readout noise of 1.0 e- med, high resolution of up to 5.5 megapixels and dynamic ranges up to 30000:1. Furthermore, maximum frame rates of 100 fps with exposure times from 500 µs to 2 s have proven themselves internationally since their introduction. Read more ›

SUALAB has officially released SuaKIT v2.0

Image SuaKIT v2.0 has opened a new chapter in the machine vision area with a faster speed and more accurate inspection performance.
Sualab, a leading company in the field of smart factory solution based on artificial intelligence has made a big leap once again. It greatly improved inconvenience by releasing ‘SuaKIT v2.0’ on 21st of Feb. SuaKIT v2.0, a deep learning software library for machine vision introduced automated defect inspection in various manufacturing sectors by applying deep learning algorithms.
It not only enabled inspection of various areas that were difficult to inspect by existing machine vision technology, but also introduced more accurate and faster inspection.
Read more ›

Multi-line CMOS camera honored with Gold Innovators Award

Image Teledyne DALSA is pleased to announce that its CMOS multi-channel line scan camera has won GOLD-level honors in the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards in the Vision systems cameras-visible category.
The award was announced during a presentation on April 10th during The Vision Show in Boston, MA. A panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies recognized Teledyne DALSA’s latest CMOS multi-channel line scan camera as an industry leader. Read more ›

New Area Cameras Feature Sony IMX250-MZR Polarized Image Sensor

Image Teledyne DALSA is pleased to introduce its newest Genie™ Nano camera built around the Sony® Pregius 5.1M polarized image sensor. The Genie Nano-M2450-Polarized model features a monochrome quad polarization filter, resolution of 2448 x 2048 pixels, and image capture of 35 frames-per-second. With Teledyne DALSA’s TurboDrive™ technology, frame rates can increase by as much as 50%.

With the addition of the Genie Nano polarized model, Teledyne DALSA is the first company to offer polarization for both area and line scan (Piranha™4 polarization) cameras. Polarization enables detectability of stress, birefringence, through-reflection and glare from surfaces like glass, plastic, and metal. Sony’s newest image sensor, with its pixel-level polarizer structure, enables the detection of both the amount and angle of polarized light across a scene. Read more ›

Laser projector ZQ1 awarded with industry prize „BEST OF 2018“

Image The structured light laser series ZQ1 has been developed for the most demanding measurement applications in the market. Wherever a high output power, exceptional beam performance and industrial-suited design is needed, the ZQ1 series is the right choice. The laser along with its intelligent monitoring functions enables a high stability in performance also in rough environments. It is IP67 rated and shock and vibration proof according to DIN EN 61373:2011-04, Cat 2. The integrated active cooling system keeps the laser diode at a constant temperature. Read more ›




Job offers

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Hannover Fair

23 – 27 April 2018
Hannover, Germany
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Control Vision Talks

24 – 26 April 2018
Stuttgart, Germany
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IVSM Spring 2018 Meeting

14 – 18 May 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
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Framos Sensor Tech Days

15 – 16 May 2018
Hamburg, Germany
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UKIVA machine vision conference

16 May 2018
Milton Keynes, UK
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sps ipc drives Italy

22 – 24 May 2018
Parma, Italy
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Vision, Robotics & Motion

6 – 7 June 2018
Veldhoven, Netherlands
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EMVA Business Conference

7 – 9 June 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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