April 2019


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Dear ,

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


EMVA Business Conference 2019
Dr. Bernd Liepert to give Opening Keynote

We proudly announce that Dr. Bernd Liepert, President of euRobotics and former Chief Innovation Officer at KUKA, will open the 17th edition of EMVA’s annual Business Conference.
The opening keynote titled ‘Robotics needs Vision – Vision needs Robotics’ will give insights to the world of robotics and especially to the ongoing projects to uptake robotics in Europe supported by the European Commission.

Dr. Bernd Liepert is the President of euRobotics aisbl, the international non-profit association for all stakeholders in European robotics which was founded in September 2012 and has become the private side of SPARC, the European Public-Private Partnership in Robotics in 2013. As president of these associations Dr. Liepert has been leading the European robotics community and representing it at high political levels since 2008, where he became President of EUROP, the European Robotics Technology Platform.

Dr. Liepert earned his diploma in mathematics in 1990 at the University of Augsburg and his honorary doctor degree at University of Magdeburg in 2008. Since 1990, he has worked in various positions for KUKA. From 1990 to 1996 he worked as mathematician and developer at KUKA Schweissanlagen + Roboter GmbH before he took charge as head of research and development of the newly founded company KUKA Roboter GmbH until 1997. From 1998 to 1999 he was a member of KUKA Roboter GmbH Board of Management, responsible for development and design.

From 2000 to 2009 Dr. Liepert was CEO of KUKA Roboter GmbH and from 2010 to 2015 the CTO of KUKA AG, a worldwide leading manufacturer of industrial robots and provider of robot-based automation solutions, responsible for technology and development of the whole KUKA Group. Afterwards he was nominated the Chief Innovation Officer at KUKA AG. In this position he could contribute his vast robotics experience at the interface between technological innovation and the market.

The 17th edition of the EMVA Business Conference will take place 16-18 May 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Join in now at www.business-conference-emva.org




Vision community mourns the loss of Andy Wilson

ImageAndrew (Andy) Wilson, journalist for more than 30 years and founding editor of Vision Systems Design passed away in the UK on April 7.

Andy honored a lot of EMVA’s conferences and events with his attendance and by writing related articles with integrity and expertise. And having him in the audience allways was a great pleasure, not just but also because of his extraordinary sense of humor.

The vision industry has lost an authority on vision and the EMVA a long years media partner and friend. Andy Wilson will be sadly missed but never forgotten.


Member News

Dale E. Lehmann Joins the Board of Directors for Adimec’s Americas Business Office


Adimec, a world leader in application-specific, leading edge camera solutions, today announced the appointment of Dale Lehmann, to the Board of Directors of Adimec Electronic Imaging , Inc., their North and South America sales and support business office.

Mr. Lehmann has served in executive management positions in major corporations supporting the defense & aerospace global security markets for over 30 years.

“We are delighted to welcome Dale to our board and look forward to his contributions,” said Gretchen Alper, Adimec’s Director of Business Development, Americas. “Dale is a proven leader in the global security industry and he will be a great asset in our further expansion into more long-range observation systems with our rugged color day cameras. Read more ›

ACTIVE SILICON expands in the UK

Image Active Silicon has announced the opening of its new production and operations facility in Langley, UK, following weeks of fit-out and preparation. The company has re-located its assembly, testing, inspection and supply chain functions to the new site. All R&D, design, support and Head Office responsibilities will remain at the flagship office in Iver, just a couple of miles up the road.
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FRAMOS Launches Web Store for Intel and Sony Products


Select Intel® and Sony products can now be ordered directly from the new FRAMOS web store. Quick access to directly available vision technology is offered by this global vision partner. The new web store can be accessed at shop.framos.com with plans to extend it further with product lines targeting Embedded Vision applications in the future.

As a global expert in imaging technologies, FRAMOS wants to make it easy for its customers to develop innovative vision systems. The online store will initially offer 3D cameras from the Intel® RealSense line as well as Sony Spresense™ Developer Boards. Further lines and products for Embedded Vision applications are planed in the near future. Read more ›




FRAMOS – Tech Days 2019

Latest technical news, comprehensive research and measurement talks for sensor engineers given directly by SONY Japan, ON Semiconductor and Intel® RealSense™

22.05.2019 – 23.05.2019
Munich, Germany
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New EMVA 1288 Standard – Hands-On Training


The 1288 standard of the EMVA for objective camera characterization is adopted worldwide and makes it easier to compare cameras and image sensors of different vendors.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne
20.05.2019 – 21.05.2019
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Case Study

FoodPhone: Fighting Diabetes, Fake Food and Food Waste


Advanced Vision Technology Turns Regular Mobile Phones into Precise Food & Nutrition Analysis Devices Using AI, 3D and Hyperspectral Approaches.

Over 200 Million people deal with Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes as well as obesity worldwide. Vision technology now helps in fighting these diseases by taking a smartphone picture of a meal on a plate and instantly knowing its nutritional contents in scientific-like precision – as easy as sharing on social media.
FoodPhone™ provides a mobile solution using Intel®’s RealSense™ (RS) 3D technology to determine the volumes, texture and shapes of all types of food, with seemingly only one image capture. Besides identifying carbohydrates and counting calories, this new phone case, equipped with Embedded Vision, detects the ingredients of commercially prepared food based on their chemical composition and instantly displays FDA-formatted nutrition labels. Read more ›

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Cameras with fiber optics interface

Image Five new models with a 10 GigE Vision compliant interface for use with optical cables expand the Baumer LX series.
The cameras are ideal for applications requiring a high bandwidth of 1.1 GB/s over long distances. In accordance with the SFP+ module used, long-distance solutions can be achieved up to 10 kilometers – without the need for media converters.
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Sony Semiconductor Announces 4th Generation “Pregius S” Sensors

Image The newly developed Pregius S line is the 4th generation of Sony CMOS image sensors incorporating Pregius™ technology. The Pregius S reaches higher performance in a smaller package with stacked image sensor technology that is based on Sony’s proprietary Global Shutter function, and a back-illuminated pixel structure. This technology allows smart embedded applications in industrial vision to benefit from imaging performance that is improved by 1.7X, while the form factor of sensor design is reduced by 40 percent. First samples of Sony’s new Pregius S line will be available from global vision partner FRAMOS®. Read more ›

IMPERX announces cost-effective Cheetah Industrial CMOS Cameras

Image Imperx, Inc., announces the release of its Cheetah 5-MP, and 3-MP CMOS cameras using Sony Pregius image sensors. The camera’s GigE Vision PoE interface and streamlined dimensions simplify camera installation while the camera’s efficient and flexible feature set jumpstarts your system integration. The cameras extended temperature range increases durability making these cameras perfectly suited to industrial, automation, and machine vision applications.
The cameras are both outfitted with a standard “C” type lens mount, but the 5-MP camera has a larger 2/3” optical format while the 3-MP camera has a 1/1.8” format. Both cameras provide selectable 8, 10, or 12-bit outputs. The Sony Pregius sensors have global shutter and 3.45-micron square pixels delivering high sensitivity and dynamic range up to 71dB.. Read more ›

Launch of 12.3 MP and 31.4 MP Atlas™ Camera Featuring 5GBASE-T PoE

Image LUCID Vision Labs announced the entry into serial production of its Atlas 12.3 MP and 31.4 MP cameras over 5GBASE-T PoE.
The Atlas industrial camera is designed for applications requiring high bandwidth and high resolution in a compact size. The 5GBASE-T Ethernet interface is 5 times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, 50% faster than USB3.1 Gen1 and offers similar bandwidth as CameraLink, allowing the use of standard CAT5e and CAT6 cables up to 100 meters. Atlas features Power over Ethernet (PoE) that simplifies integration and reduces cost. Despite its compact 55 x 55 mm size, Atlas supports large format APS-C image sensors and operates over a wide ambient temperature range of -20°C to 55°C. Read more ›

solino® – Surface analysis for tiny defects on large objects

Image Non-Contact Reflection Analysis of Surfaces – from Opto.
solino® Software from Opto visualizes all anomalies including scratches, holes, waviness and other surface defects in one single high definition image. Depending on the module version, solino works on all surface types.
solino analyses the visual appearance of surfaces (Texture, Structure, Waviness) based on proprietary ‘Reflectance Imaging Technology’. Using varying lighting conditions, solino processes the reflection behavior for each object point whilst significantly increasing the lateral resolution of detectable object failure modes.
solino reveals μm resolution surface phenomena from macroscopic images. Read more ›

New microDisplay X from Runtime 5.7

ImageWith the release of Runtime 5.7 the new microDisplay X has been published, our software tool for easy set-up of image processing solutions with all Silicon Software frame grabbers. In addition to the integration of GenICam Explorer, the completely revised user interface guides the user easily and safely to the first image acquisition of a camera frame grabber system. The new Line Profile and Line Histogram functions (which provide information on individual pixel values as well as the distribution of a line) make it much easier to set up line scan camera systems. Read more ›

New High-Speed XR256-FIBER Light

Image Smart Vision Lights launched its new compact and mountable high-speed XR256-FIBER Light at the Automate 2019 conference and exhibition.
Designed to match the intensity of a Xenon source, the XR256 Fiber Light is a more versatile LED-powered alternative with T-slot mounting features. Its high-power LEDs boast a life span of more than 100,000 hours versus the 2,000 hours typical of Xenon bulbs.
XR256-FIBER Xenon Replacement Strobe LightThe XR256-FIBER Light leverages SVL’s OverDrive™ driver, allowing the light to operate strobe mode. Read more ›

Teledyne DALSA
New vision sensor targets error proofing, identification and robotic guidance applications

Image Teledyne DALSA announced its new, low cost BOA™ Spot XL vision sensors for industrial automation and inspection.
Designed for error proofing, identification, general inspection and robot guidance, BOA Spot XL vision sensors deliver the performance and capabilities to rival any product in its class. The all-in-one BOA Spot XL comes with integrated LED lighting, lens cover and easy-to-use application software, providing high value capabilities at a low cost of ownership. Robust embedded vision tools include positioning, part locating, pattern matching, measuring, feature or defect detection and identifying, including automatic reading of characters (OCR) based on a pre-trained AI (Artificial Intelligence) inference network. Additional features include extensive image preprocessors and advanced calibration for image correction and system coordinate mapping. Read more ›

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Upcoming Highlights


Control Vision Talks 2019

7 – 9 May 2019
Stuttgart, Germany
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EMVA Business Conference

16 – 18 May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark
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European Machine Vision Forum

5 – 6 September 2019
Lyon, France
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Measurement World

24 – 26 September 2019
Paris, France
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