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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 General Secretary
EMVA Quarterly Sales Survey
European Machine Vision Market Growth Negative in 2019
Indicators already pointed into the direction of negative growth for most industrial sectors in 2019 including our machine vision industry. For many years the EMVA performs a quarterly survey on the ‘European Machine Vision Sales’ in different product categories. Now for the first time annual growth rates are getting negative after years with usually two-digit growth.
After having concluded the survey on 4Q-2019 the current EMVA report shows a drop of nearly -2% in machine vision sales in and to Europe compared with 2018. While in 2018 sales of products and services got up to over 3.7 billion Euro in 2019 a total sales volume of 3.64 billion Euro was achieved.
“Predictions of future growth by the survey contributing market players suffer high volatility – quite obvious as not only our industry is facing many current uncertainties. As a counterpart we see a lot of new application fields with growth potentials in example related to robots, autonomous machines, AI and more“, commented EMVA General Manager Thomas Lübkemeier the report results.
EMVA Quarterly Sales Survey
European Machine Vision Forum 2020 – Research Meets Industry
Submission of Contributions Is Online
The 5th edition of EMVA’s ‘Research Meets Industry‘ initiative, the European Machine Vision Forum, will take place 10-11 September 2020 in Cork, Ireland.
This year the forum is headlined with the focal topic ‘Accuracy, Reliability and Limits of Machine Vision‘ and again players from both industry and research are invited to actively contribute with their expertise and experience. Call for Contributions ›
Contributions may be submitted until May 8th, 2020.
Supported by and in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, the technology forum will offer valuable presentations, outstanding networking and a supplementing table-top exhibition.
Find all details at www.european-forum-emva.org
Exam for EMVA1288 Certificate announced
The EMVA offers EMVA1288 Cerification on User and Expert Level. The next opportunity to join the respective exam is announced for May 7th, 2020, at the Control Show in Stuttgart.
You already have acquired a certain specific EMVA1288 knowledge or will join one of the next EMVA 1288 courses to do so and you would like to get your expertise certified?
In that case don’t miss the opportunity and register right now.
Read more ›
The EMVA again is presenting the ‘Control Vision Talks‘ at the Control Show.
From 5-7 May the Forum for Machine Vision & Optical Metrology will offer interesting presentations and panel discussions in hall 8, booth 8507. The exam for EMVA1288 Certificate will also take place in hall 8.
Embedded World, Nuremberg
Difficult trade show times and call for embedded vision standardization
Embedded World 2020 took place under the difficult circumstances of the Corona virus having finally arrived in Europe, resulting in a significant cancellation rate of exhibitors and a much lower visitor density than in previous years.
Most of the machine vision exhibits, however, opened their booths and even showed overall satisfaction of the lower quantity but equally good quality of the contacts. One highlight from machine vision perspective was the panel discussion “Embedded Vision Everywhere!?” moderated by inVISION editor-in-Chief Peter Ebert.
As to the rise of embedded vision technology it was stated that the consumer sector has finally triggered both a downward spiral of prices and at the same time an upward spiral of performance of embedded vision systems.
One clear statement made by the panelists who consisted of vision hardware and software representatives as well as users of the embedded vision technology was the almost unanimous call for further standardization of embedded vision systems.
In 2019 the EMVA launched the emVision – Embedded Vision Interface Standard – initiative.
Vision Show China postponed
Due to the sudden and fierce outbreak of the novel corona virus (2019-nCoV), Shanghai government has initiated a first-level response to major public health emergencies. Strict measures have been implemented by the central and regional governments to prevent and control the outbreak.
In order to follow the Shanghai Municipal government’s guidelines of epidemic prevention and control, the trade show organisers announced that Vision China (Shanghai) scheduled on March 18-20, 2020 in Shanghai New International Expo Center, will be postponed. Read more ›
EMVA welcomes new member
Phase One Industrial
Phase One Industrial, a division of Phase One A/S, researches, develops and manufactures medium format digital photography systems, software and imaging solutions for industrial markets. Solutions range from aerial image acquisition to machine vision applications and cultural heritage preservation. Whether mapping the globe, executing industrial inspections or preserving priceless works of art and documents, the focus is on imaging accuracy.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Phase One Industrial is dedicated to delivering exceptional image quality, productivity and user experience. With offices in Colorado, Cologne, Tel Aviv, Beijing and Tokyo and with its expert teams of global partners, Phase One Industrial serves and supports its customers worldwide. Read more ›
PLEORA and perClass Partner to Simplify Deployment of Hyperspectral Imaging for Inspection Applications
Pleora Technologies and perClass BV today announced a technology partnership that simplifies the deployment of machine learning hyperspectral imaging for inspection applications.
Where traditional cameras capture images in broad red, green, and blue wavelengths to match human vision, hyperspectral imaging provides narrower wavelengths to include ultraviolet or near infrared information for each pixel on an inspected object. With the ability to capture the entire electromagnetic spectrum, hyperspectral imaging is being increasingly adopted across multiple industries to analyze, detect, and classify materials. Read more ›
Wilco Imaging becomes new US distributor
Vision Components welcomes Wilco Imaging as its new distribution partner in the U.S. Based in El Dorado Hills near Sacramento (CA), Wilco is an expert in machine vision and embedded vision systems of long standing, serving customers across North America. In addition to supplying quality imaging products, Wilco builds custom solutions for industrial, robotics, medtech, and other applications. The team boasts a deep understanding of sensors, optics, lighting, and computational power and is excellently situated to serve the growing demand for vision technology.
The German-based manufacturer Vision Components is the home of embedded vision, having started business in 1996 with the launch of the very first industrial embedded camera. The VC portfolio includes freely programmable embedded vision systems: board cameras, cameras with a protective housing, and laser profilers for 3D imaging along with versatile software libraries. Read more ›
Vision system ensures speed and accuracy for automotive industry
Hand-counting piston rings as small as 0.29 – 0.79 mm in width and packaging them in various batch counts, was not only adding to labor costs, but also proving unreliable in the highly competitive automotive sector. A far more reliable answer came in the form of a custom machine vision solution.
Pundits predict that India’s automotive sector will emerge as the world’s third-largest passenger-vehicle market in the next decade. One of the peripheral industries that supplies this burgeoning market is the piston and piston ring market — a market that owes its success mainly to the automotive industry and its demand for higher-powered engines. IP Rings, based in Chennai, India is a major player in the piston and piston ring market. Read more ›
Presenting first high-speed camera with CoaXPress Standard 2.0
The EoSens® 2.0CXP2 camera is equipped with four CXP-12 connections.
The EoSens® 2.0CXP2 is the first CoaXPress Standard 2.0 of the EoSens® generation. This CoaXPress Standard 2.0 offers several new functions and is also backwards compatible with CoaXPress.
With four CXP-12 connections, the CoaXPress 2.0 link is able to support a data transfer rate of up to 12.5 GBit/s per channel. Equipped with a high-speed CMOS sensor, the EoSens® 2.0CXP2 offers full 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution at an outstanding speed of 2,220 fps. Read more ›
Prophesee and Sony Corporation jointly developed new Event-based vision sensor
The new stacked Event-based vision sensor detects changes in the luminance of each pixel asynchronously and outputs data including coordinates and time only for the pixels where a change is detected, thereby enabling high efficiency, high speed, low latency data output. This vision sensor achieves high resolution, high speed, and high time resolution despite its small size and low power consumption.
This accomplishment was made possible by combining technical features of Sony’s stacked CMOS image sensor, resulting in small pixel size and excellent low light performance that are achieved by the use of Cu-Cu connection*2, with Prophesee’s Metavision® Event-based vision sensing technologies leading to fast pixel response, high temporal resolution and high throughput data readout.
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32k TDI camera delivers the industry’s highest resolution in line scan imaging
Teledyne DALSA announced the release of its newest charge-domain CMOS TDI camera – the Linea HS 32k TDI camera using patent-pending pixel offset technology.
“One of the greatest challenges in machine vision today is to increase resolution while maintaining or even reducing system-level costs. Our new Linea HS 32k TDI camera provides an innovative solution to meet such contradictory requirements. OEMs can readily integrate the new camera into existing systems to achieve much higher performance without needing to change any components,” said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager for Teledyne DALSA’s line scan portfolio. Read more ›
MIPI camera boards with largest sensor variety
Vision Components adapts the widest range of machine vision image sensors on MIPI camera modules and is the first manufacturer to also integrate non-native MIPI sensors such as Sony Pregius IMX250 and IMX252.
The portfolio currently comprises 10 sensors with resolutions up to 20 MP and is being continuously expanded. It includes global shutter, rolling shutter, and global reset shutter versions.
The latter offer significant price advantages over global shutter variants with roughly the same functionality. The compact, only 23.5 mm wide VC MIPI boards feature a 22-pin MIPI CSI-2 port for FPC (flexible printed circuit) cables. Read more ›