December 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.

EMVA Season’s Greetings

With 2019 again a very exciting year for us and our industry in general is getting to its end. Despite having experienced very successful event highlights like the Embedded VISION Europe conference we see the economic conditions getting more difficult. EMVA’s quarterly sales surveys confirm the feeling; after having evaluated the first three quarters the growth rate of machine vision sales in Europe will be negative at the end of 2019.

Despite of all economic uncertainties we believe in our industry’s unbroken growth potential especially as fascinating technology trends are under way. Vision technology is and will be even more a key factor for the big global topics like e.g. AI or Industry 4.0.

In 2019 the EMVA again has grown in several aspects; membership increased to more than 130 companies and organisations, two new standardisation initiatives started and the internal team also gained additional resources.

And the EMVA will continue its growth path in 2020 driving forward already established as well as the new Standards and offering several attractive events to the vision community and the users of our technology:

  • Control Vision Talks in Stuttgart, Germany
  • EMVA Business Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • European Machine Vision Forum in Cork, Ireland
  • International Vision Night & Standardisation Booth at the VISION show in Stuttgart, Germany.

We hope to meet you and your colleagues at our highlight events throughout the year.

On behalf of the EMVA Board of Directors and the whole EMVA team I wish you and your family peaceful holidays and a prosperous New Year.

Thomas Lübkemeier
Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


Change in EMVA Presidency
Chris Yates elected new EMVA President

Chris Yates will adopt the role of President of the EMVA effective from the 1st January 2020. Chris will succeed Jochem Herrmann, the current President of the EMVA, who has held the role since 2015 and now decided to step down to be able to spend more time with his family. According to the association statutes, the decision to elect the new President was agreed by the Board of Directors of the EMVA during a recent board meeting in Berlin where Chris Yates was elected unanimously.
The change of President comes after an outstanding term in office, during which Jochem has provided strong leadership and guidance over a period of significant growth for the association and rapid change in the industry. Read more ›

Forum for Machine Vision & Optical Metrology at Control 2020
Call for Papers

From 5-7 May 2020 the EMVA in partnership with trade show organizer P.E. Schall and supported by media partner inVISION will organize the forum ´Control Vision Talks´ again.

Don’t miss the free-of-charge opportunity to give a 20-minute presentation on one of the following topics:

3D Machine Vision
Optical Metrology: Offline to Inline
CT and X-ray
Spectral Imaging: From Infrared to Hyperspectral

Please find more details and the paper submission form via Read more ›

EMVA Business Conference 2020
Early Bird Registration Online

Benefit from reduced Early Bird fees and register now for EMVA’s annual highlight event. The 18th edition of the EMVA Business Conference will take place 25-27 June 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Every year the EMVA brings together business leaders and technical experts within the machine vision industry from Europe and around the world with a well-balanced mixture of high-level speeches and networking opportunities.

In good tradition the conference starts with the EMVA General Assembly at Thursday afternoon followed by a first presentation slot and the ‘Get-together Welcome Drink‘. The conference ends with an optional Networking Tour at Saturday afternoon.

Find the conference details and registration at

EMVA media partner inVision gets international
inVISION Newsletter now in English

Since September, the German inVISION Newsletter has also been published in an English version. The newsletter of the inVISION magazine reports weekly on current news and events in the fields of machine vision, embedded vision and 3D metrology. Registration for the newsletter is free of charge and can be found under the following link:

Member News

EMVA welcomes new member
Matrox Imaging

Image Matrox® Imaging is an industry-leading developer and trusted supplier to top OEMs and integrators, providing innovative yet cost-effective solutions. The components consist of smart cameras, vision controllers, I/O cards, and frame grabbers, all designed to provide optimum price-performance within a common software environment.

Our software, systems, components, and services are tailored for industries ranging from automotive manufacturing, packaging, food and beverage production, semiconductor manufacturing, medical imaging, electronics and flat panel display manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical production, medical device manufacturing, surveillance, and logistics industries. Read more ›

EMVA welcomes new member

Image Voyage81 is working on implementing a custom color filter array on a CMOS sensor, that re-invents conventional RGB imaging under low-light conditions. Our patented technology can increase the combined performance of existing sensors, optics, and even software post-processing by over 100% in low-light conditions, while providing at the same time rich hyperspectral information that facilitates material sensing of objects in the captured image. The material sensing solution can also be implemented as a software only add-on to a standard RGB camera.

The founding team consists of Niv Price (CEO) who headed the Electro-Optical Department of an IDF elite technology unit, Boaz Arad (CTO), a Phd in computer vision, and Dr. Rafi Gidron (Chairman), an accomplished serial entrepreneur (Chromatis, Scorpio, Israel Brain Technologies). Read more ›

Case Study

Safely connected:
Real-time Quality Inspection of Adhesive Beads


Bonding has become a key technology in the modern automotive industry. According to the Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V. (adhesives industry association), a car today contains around 15 – 18 kg of adhesive and runs through dozens of gluing systems during production.

Bonding is becoming more and more a new alternative to welding, screwing or riveting. The reasons are simple: safety and economy. But to be able to guarantee this, a high-precision adhesive and sealant application is necessary. The French company AKEOPLUS has developed the AkeoBI sensor that checks adhesive beads in real time directly on the production line and thus ensures 100% quality in material deposition.
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Faster, smarter vision systems created by new FireBird CoaXPress frame grabbers

Image The FireBird Quad CXP-12 3PE8 frame grabber is one of the the latest members of Active Silicon’s state-of-the-art FireBird frame grabber family.
FireBird is designed for ultimate performance using Active Silicon’s proprietary DMA Engine technology, “ActiveDMA”. This technical innovation applies RISC based processor techniques and guarantees high speed, low latency image data transfers and zero CPU intervention.
The FireBird Quad CXP-12 3PE8 supports either one 4-link camera, two 2-link cameras, or up to four 1-link cameras, all up to CXP-12. Read more ›

Novel Visible-NIR hyperspectral lightings with single broadband LED

Image EFFILUX is pleased to introduce its new hyperspectral lighting HSI range, created from a single proprietary LED developed by CCS Inc. that offers a continuous spectrum from 400 to 900 nm, which can be easily integrated into wide variety of lighting for machine vision and scientific imaging.
CCS has successfully developed a proprietary, single LED illumination source that stays highly consistent across the 400nm and 900nm spectrum, overcomes the limitations of halogen (lifetime, heat dissipation, stability, and environmental issues) and multiple narrow band LED based hyperspectral lighting solutions (spatial and spectral uniformity, continuous spectrum, cost issues). Read more ›

IP67 Cameras with GIGE POE

Image Imperx, Inc. provides long-term durability and exceptional imaging performance with their line of robust IP67-rated GigE cameras. Designed for use across all industries and offered in a lightweight and compact 42 x 48 mm size, Imperx IP67 cameras are ideal for any machine vision imaging system.
The cameras’ protective housing eliminates the need for additional enclosures as they come equipped with solid particle defense (from dust, dirt, sand) and allow the camera to be safely submerged in water levels up to 1 meter in depth for 30 minutes. The camera utilizes an industry standard M12 plug to isolate the camera from water, dust and other contaminants. Read more ›

Blob shape matching feature new machine vision version

Image The block analysis is the most common tool in the machine vision. Innomiles release the new version to enhance the function about aiming and filter the different shape by more speed.
The block function is important for the analysis the different characters. If we want to judge whether the two blocks are similar, we can usually distinguish them by the features of the area centroid. To identify those area centroids are not sufficient to clearly distinguish between different blocks. So if implement another feature can effectively picky up different block. The Vision OVK Blob module proposes a new library of extended functions to assist the user in quickly extracting all the block shape features detected in the image and comparing them with the standard sample blocks one by one and sort it out even the size is enlarge or smaller in different are and similar degree. Read more ›

Three new industrial color line scan cameras with SFP+ optical interface

Image JAI has added the “Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable” Interface (SFP+ for short) to three high-speed megapixel color line scan cameras in the Sweep and Sweep Plus Series. The new models that all run on a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network architecture are the prism-based SW-4000T-SFP model with 3 x 4096 pixels CMOS sensors (97 kHz line rate), the prism-based SW-4000Q-SFP model with 4 x 4096 pixels CMOS sensors (72 kHz line rate) for simultaneous R-G-B + NIR imaging and the trilinear color line scan camera model SW-4000TL-SFP also with 4096 pixels (66 kHz as maximum line rate). Read more ›

Introduces Atlas10 camera featuring Sony Pregius S IMX530 Sensor over 10GBASE-T PoE

Image By combining a fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet PoE interface with a 4th generation Sony Pregius S image sensor, Atlas10 delivers a new level of performance for high speed applications. The first model in the Atlas10 camera series features the 24.5 MP Sony Pregius S IMX530 global shutter 4/3” CMOS image sensor offering up to 50 frames per second at full resolution. It utilizes Sony’s proprietary back-illuminated pixel structure which enables a reduction in pixel size to 2.74 μm while still maintaining excellent imaging performance compared to previous Sony Pregius generations. The Atlas10 features active sensor alignment which minimizes sensor tilt and rotation and helps to maximize optical performance of large sensors with small pixels such as the IMX530. Read more ›

Imaging Module IM linea S – Camera with Integrated Optics and Illumination

Image Opto’s IM linea S is one of a family of Opto‘s Imaging Modules, a group of integrated ‘plug and play‘ imaging devices, featuring an optimised combination of onboard camera, optics, illumination, and electronic control interface that together deliver a perfect image first time – every time for virtually any imaging application.

Designed for smart production, and many ‘Industry 4.0’ applications, Opto Imaging Modules bring an unprecedented level of intelligent, easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate, imaging performance to any production environment – from measurement machines to test systems or roundness analysis to bio imaging instrumentation.
Each Module is provided with its own SDK and image acquisition software, making it simple to integrate into any network or system. Read more ›

Teledyne DALSA
Two-camera smart system for automation supporting Visible, LWIR and 3D sensors

Image Teledyne Dalsa announced its newest smart system, VICORE™.

This flexible system offers excellent performance for inspection applications using traditional 2D, thermal, and 3D imaging or a combination thereof. Its small, book-style format consumes minimal cabinet space and provides convenient, front-accessible connections for cameras, I/O and system components. This includes a dedicated industrial Ethernet port that offers efficient communication with complementary factory devices using Ethernet/IP or Profinet. VICORE can be setup and deployed as a standalone system, with attached HDMI display and keyboard, or as a remotely accessible networked device through its LAN port.. Read more ›

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Upcoming Highlights


A3 Business Forum

13 – 15 January 2020
Orlando, FL, USA
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SPIE Photonics West

1 – 6 February 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Hannover Fair

20 -24 April 2020
Hannover, Germany
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Control Vision Talks

5 – 7 May 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
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