August 2021


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.

Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary

5-7 Oct. in Stuttgart, Germany

EMVA and Vision industry looking forward to VISION show

EMVA presenting international vision standards at Vision show but announces the traditional International Vision Night will not take place.

In Hall 8, stand 8B50, machine vision experts present the most commonly used digital interface standards in the industry in their current versions and stand by for advice on which standard should be used best for a certain application.
Furthermore new standards initiatives will be introduced.

International Vision Night

The Corona pandemic still has a strong impact on our private and business activities and obviously this is valid also for the upcomming Vision 2021 in Stuttgart. Trade show organiser ‘Messe Stuttgart’ already had dismissed all usual evening events like booth parties and the well known show highlight, the ‘Exhibitor’s Eve’. Now the EMVA follows that example and informs that the popular Vision Night networking event on the evening before the trade show will not be held this time.

We are very disappointed that current restrictions have not allowed the EMVA to host the popular traditional International Vision Night’, said Thomas Lübkemeier, EMVA General Secretary. ‘Local rules in Baden-Wurttemberg are pointing exactly against everything the EMVA likes to achieve with a networking event. Meeting and the direct personal exchange with peers in a pleasant setting is very unlikely to be possible this year, but we look forward to the return of the International Vision Night in the future when restrictions have eased‘.

EMVA Board of Directors
Constituent meeting of new elected Board

Current Corona situation allows in-person meeting of new EMVA Board.
The EMVA General Assembly voted on the new EMVA Board of Directors June 1st, 2021. Now the pandemic rules opened the opportunity for the elected

(all vaccinated twice of course)

Board members to have the constituent meeting in the highly appreciated ‘old-fashioned’ in-person format on August 4-5, 2021, at the premisses of EMVA member Zeiss Automated Inspection Systems.

According to the EMVA Statutes the Board members elected the Board roles as follows,
Dr. Chris Yates (Vision Ventures) continues leading the EMVA as President, Prof. Bernd Jähne (Heidelberg University) serves as Vice President and Arndt Bake (Basler) monitors the financials as Treasurer.

More info on all Board members may be found at the EMVA Website.

EMVA welcomes new member

Bright Machines

Bright Machines was founded in 2018 by industry veterans who saw a unique opportunity to leverage a software-first approach to transform manufacturing. With our deep engineering expertise in software and hardware, coupled with domain experience gained from best-in-class manufacturing companies, we have built a full-stack solution for industrial automation. Read more ›

Motek fair parallel to Vision show
INSPEKTO presents Autonomous Machine Vision at the Motek show

Inspekto, global pioneer of Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV), will present its AMV system INSPEKTO S70 Gen.2 for industrial quality inspection during the Motek trade fair from October 5th to 8th, 2021 in Stuttgart. The recently introduced second generation of this system enables reliable quality checks in numerous applications. Based on artificial intelligence and easy to set up and deploy, the system creates the conditions for end-to-end automation. Read more ›

Lidar makes its points at Europe’s dams

Terrestrial lidar scanners and sophisticated new mathematical models help engineers model dams to understand safety and risks.

Europe has a lot of dams. While most were built after World War II, some of the continent’s 7,000 large dams can be traced back to the Roman Empire. They serve many purposes, protecting cities and farmland from flooding, and generating 13% percent of Europe’s electricity from hydropower.

Dams are also some of our biggest and potentially most dangerous civil engineering projects. It’s vital for engineers to generate highly accurate models of these structures for safety testing. What are the risks? When will dams need to be repaired or replaced?  Read more ›

GigE Industrial Cameras & HALCON: A Proven Imaging Solution

TIS Cameras: “Easy to Work with in a Complex Automation System”.

Industrial automation solutions provider Teomsi Electric Company recently worked with Ecolor and WIP Industries Romania, manufacturers of flat-pack furniture, in the development of inspection systems to detect drill holes on furniture components. For the vision systems, Teomsi selected The Imaging Source’s DMK33GX264, GigE industrial cameras, and MVTec’s comprehensive machine vision software, HALCON.

Sergiu Vais, project manager at Teomsi, noted that his company selected The Imaging Source’s industrial cameras for the projects’ vision systems because the cameras are “easy to work within a complex automation system.”  Read more ›

Camera characterization according to new EMVA 1288 release

Major release 4.0 of the worldwide standard for objective camera and image sensor characterization became effective in June 2021. This is why AEON offers two more exciting interactive online trainings within 2021. Read more ›    

Teledyne DALSA
New AI software allows learning at runtime

Teledyne announces its Sapera Vision Software Edition 2021-07 is now available. Sapera™ Vision Software from Teledyne DALSA offers field proven image acquisition, control, image processing and artificial intelligence functions to design, develop and deploy high-performance machine vision applications.
The new upgrades to the Sapera Vision Software include enhancements to its AI training graphical tool AstrocyteTM and the image processing and AI libraries tool Sapera Processing.

Teledyne FLIR
New 16 MP Blackfly S that Breaks Through GigE Barriers

Introducing the latest additions to our Blackfly S camera lineup – the BFS-PGE-161S7M and BFS-PGE-161S7C deliver a high-resolution sensor in a compact form factor, superior price to performance ratio and exceptional low-light performance.
The 16 MP Sony IMX542 (Pregius S series) features back-illuminated sensor (BSI) pixel technology, significantly improved quantum efficiency (QE), reduced pixel sizes, and enables the use of less expensive and more compact optics.

Heavy-duty lenses:
New FUJINON HF-XA-1F with rugged mechanical design for demanding machine vision applications

FUJIFILM introduces a new series of industrial lenses specially designed for demanding applications requiring a high resistance to shocks and vibrations. The new FUJINON HF-XA-1F series is suitable for image sensor sizes from 2/3” to 1/1.2” and resolutions up to 5 Megapixel resulting in 3.45µm pixel sizes. This segment, which is the core of the industrial machine vision market, has been successfully addressed by the popular HF-XA-5M lenses so far. The HF-XA-1F series carries over the optical design and performance of the HF-XA-5M lenses into a completely new mechanical design optimized for shock and vibration resistance.
Read more ›    

Vision Controller for Machine Vision Application

Neousys’ Nuvis vision controllers are highly integrated solutions for the machine vision market today. With abundant vision-specific I/Os, camera interfaces, microsecond-scale real-time I/O control and supporting AI inference, it can simplify system integration complexity and reduce the cost of ownership.
The powerful capabilities are the results of stringent development to dramatically boost its machine vision powers beyond traditional products to meet diverse automated optical inspection (AOI) applications such as Electronics & semiconductor, Food & beverage, pharmaceuticals & medical devices. Read more › 

New compact Xenoplan 1.3” C-Mount lenses for high-resolution sensors

The three lenses combine the optical design principle of the Componon lenses with the robust and stable mechanics of the Schneider-Kreuznach C-Mount lenses.
They are suitable for high-resolution sensors and from short to very long WD.
The lenses deliver accurate geometrical reproduction and are fully useable even at low light. The compact design makes the new Xenoplan lenses fit into small spaces. The robust design guarantees a stable image position and long-term durability.

High resolution with global shutter

High resolution cameras are usually equipped with a rolling shutter, which is easier to manufacture but can cause problems, especially in applications with moving objects. The new industrial cameras hr49, hr51 and hr65 from SVS-Vistek offer an extremely wide range of applications with their combination of high resolution, global shutter and modern interfaces. The Gpixel GMAX sensors used in the new HR camera models are a high-performance alternative to the already discontinued CCD and CMOS cameras. All cameras presented below have a global shutter. Read more ›    

Shortcut to series production: modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit from AU-Zone, Toradex and Vision Components

For proof of concept, rapid prototyping and small series production, AU-Zone and Toradex, working in close cooperation with Vision Components, have developed the modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit. The developer kit is based on a Toradex Verdin i.MX 8M Plus System-on-Module and a carrier board, which AU-Zone designed for vision applications and which accommodates up to two VC MIPI camera modules. The kit is scheduled to be ready for shipping in Q3 2021. Featuring a neural network processor unit and an integrated image signal processor, the i.MX 8M Plus processor from NXP is ideally suited for demanding embedded vision applications. Read more ›   

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.

Measurement World

07 – 10 September 2021
Eurexpo Lyon, Lyon, France
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Vision 2021

5 – 7 October 2021
Stuttgart, Germany
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