August 2020



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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


Corona impact on industry events continues
SPS 2020 will be held only virtually

After intensive discussions with its exhibitors and visitors, trade show organizer Mesago has decided to implement the SPS exclusively in virtual form this year due to the significant changes in the surrounding conditions caused by the corona pandemic.

Mesago is thus responding to the wishes of the industry, which is questioning the dialogue at the exhibition – characterized by intensive technical discussions and partly confidential consultations – under hygiene and distance regulations. SPS 2021 will take place in Nuremberg from 23. – 25. November 2021.
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Member News

Save the Date
2020 EMVA General Assembly as Virtual Meeting

For the first time ever the annual General Assembly of the European Machine Vision Association will take place in a virtual format in 2020.
EMVA General Secretary Thomas Lübkemeier informed that the General Assembly is scheduled to take place in the afternoon hours of October 15th, 2020. Representatives of the more than 130 EMVA members are kindly asked to save the date.

According to the EMVA Statutes the formal written invitation will be sent to all member entities in due time before the General Assembly.

Case Study

Machine Vision for the big drill

ImageThe University of Leoben in Austria has developed a robust image recording system to analyse the rock and monitor the construction progress as well as for geological documentation during tunnelling, using machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING.

With drill head diameters of up to 15 metres and several metres in length, modern tunnel boring machines (TBM) are some of the largest tools in the world. These gigantic machines are used for excavating tunnels such as the Brenner Base Tunnel and help improve the infrastructure of railway and car traffic.
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Sony® Launches the IMX990 SXGA and IMX991 VGA Visible and SWIR Based Imagers

Image 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.

These sensors leverage Sony’s original SenSWIR technology and are SXGA 1/2-type and VGA 1/4-type imagers that are being made available by decades-long partner and vision expert, FRAMOS®. Both these products utilize a 5µm square pixel that can capture light wavelengths that are both visible and nonvisible to the human eye. Read more ›

MIPI camera and driver for NVIDIA developer kit

Image 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. The starter pack also includes a lens holder (C/CS-mount or S-mount) and a shielded 200-mm FPC cable. Read more ›

Large Format CIS for Machine Vision

Image CIS was initially developed for the use in documents scanning machines like fax machines, scanners and copiers, and banknote and check reading machines like banking terminals. Those applications can be totally satisfied under a scanning width between 100mm to 300mm.
Along with the popularization of CIS which replaced demagnification optical system CCD, the demand for large format CIS that enables the scanning of large objects, such as large-scale prints and cloth has increased.
Since there is a large volume of reading data in large format CIS, advanced technological hurdles, such as the requirement for high-speed reading must be overcome. Large format CIS with various specifications that satisfies such requirements is now beginning to appear.
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Smallest industrial USB3 camera with 18 Mpix is released into production

Image XIMEA has prepared for production the smallest industrial USB3 imager with the highest resolution yet.
It started with camera models based on 5 Mpix sensors using USB 2.0 interface and now XIMEA made accessible for the general public the first miniature cameras with On Semiconductor CMOS sensor providing 18 Mpix at more than 20 Fps. The newcomer called MU181 is a part of the xiMU line of industrial USB3 cameras enhanced with the ever popular USB 3.1 Gen1 interface.

All mini cam models from the xiMU family have the same front side housing format of mere 15 x 15 mm and can be equipped with S-mount lenses (M12) or C-mount through attaching a simple adapter. Read more ›

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Upcoming Highlights

As the organization of and participation in events in the near future are currently subject to significant disruption in the context of Covid-19, we monitor the situation closely and we will inform you of any cancellation, necessary arrangements, planned postponement, or alternative forms of holding our EMVA events.


chii2020 – Conference on Hyperspectral Imaging in Industry

28 – 29 October 2020
Graz, Austria
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SPS smart production solutions

24 – 26 November 2020
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automatika 2020

08 – 11 December 2020
Munich, Germany
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