January 2022


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

EMVA and Khronos Group

Call for Participation New Camera API Working Group

The EMVA, leading European industry association dedicated to vision technology, announces the formation of a new Working Group together with the Khronos® Group, an open consortium of industry-leading companies creating advanced interoperability standards, to develop an open, royalty-free API standard for controlling camera system runtimes in embedded, mobile, industrial, XR, automotive, and scientific markets.
The Working Group will be hosted by the Khronos Group and is the result of an EMVA/Khronos-hosted Exploratory Group, held in 2021, during which over 70 companies participated to develop a Scope of Work document that will guide the direction of the API design.
Design work of the Working Group is expected to start in February 2022, and any organization is invited to join to participate. Read more ›

EMVA Business Conference 2022 | Brussels

Preliminary Program Published

Taking place at Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Brussels from 12 – 14 May 2022, the EMVA Business Conference again will be annual highlight for the Vision Tech industry.

The 20th EMVA Business Conference has an agenda packed with highly topical talks from industry leaders combined with many  opportunities to network with those players defining the future of machine vision. Topics including  industrial cybersecurity, non-visible imaging, artificial intelligence, and the future of sensing will provide participants with crucial insights into the continuing evolution of the vision market.
Just recently EMVA’s event team published first details of the planned content which may be found via SPEAKERS and AGENDA at the event web platform www.business-conference-emva.org.

New Time – New Venue

VisionChina 2022 (Shanghai) postponed to July 13-15

The CMVU (China Machine Vision Union) and Messe Muenchen Shanghai announced that the China (Shanghai) Machine Vision Exhibition and Machine Vision Technology & Application Conference scheduled on March 23-25, 2022 in Shanghai New International Expo Center, will be postponed to July 13-15, 2022 at National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai). Read more ›

EMVA welcomes new member

Opto Engineering

Opto Engineering®, OPTICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES, designs, manufactures and markets imaging componentsin order to solve every machine vision application.

Opto Engineering®, The Telecentric Company, has evolved through the years, releasing hundreds of new, diverse products and developing multiple areas of expertise. Today the company specializes in Optical Imaging Technologies.
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Kiran Ramakrishnan new CEO of Z-LASER GmbH
Effective December 20th, the Freiburg-based laser specialist will be led by a new CEO. Kiran Ramakrishnan takes over the position from Hans Ebinger, who successfully ran the company since 2018.

Ramakrishnan, 50, has more than 25 years of experience in senior management positions with global players in the semiconductor industry. He joined Z-LASER in spring 2021 to elevate sales and marketing activities to an international level. This gave him the opportunity to learn the company’s capabilities and earn the respect of the leadership team. When the position of CEO needed to be filled, Kiran was the candidate of choice for both the Z-LASER management team and the Exaktera Group, of which Z-LASER is a part. A handover program took place to ensure continuity of operations. Read more ›

High Performance: Imaging for reliable engine block inspection

Polytechnik Schmidt relies on machine vision systems from Teledyne DALSA to inspect sealing surfaces of cast aluminum engine blocks.

The engine represents the heart of every automobile. Performance and fuel consumption depend to a large extent on the quality of the engines used, which is why all parts of the drive system must perfectly correspond to the design specifications. This also applies to the sealing surfaces of engine blocks, as defects negatively affect the tightness of engines reducing both performance and life span. Read more ›

Extending IP Connectivity to Autofocus-zoom Cameras

We’re excited to launch our first IP Ethernet autofocus-zoom block camera, adding IP network capability to our Harrier camera and interface board range.
Applications for these versatile cameras are numerous and range from networked surveillance to connected industrial inspection. For example, the Harrier 10x AF-Zoom IP Camera with Tamron MP1010M-VC offers a lightweight and compact 1080p camera solution which is ideal for remote monitoring, traffic & transport, robotics and ROVs. Read more › 

Online training on EMVA 1288

Release 4.0 of the worldwide standard for objective camera and image sensor characterization is now effective for more than a half year. Learn from an expert about the exciting new features to also become an expert. Read more ›    

Noise-free 3D Scans Thanks to AT‘s MultiPeak Feature

For 20 years now, AT – Automation Technology has repeatedly made a name for itself as a pioneer in the 3D image processing industry and is constantly developing new innovations in the field of special sensor technology. Like now. As part of the first product launch of its new 3D C6 series, the technology company from Northern Germany recently integrated the globally unique feature MultiPeak into its new cx4090HS sensor module, which for the first time will enable noise-free recording of 3D profile data via laser triangulation for the first time.

Characterization of a CMOS Camera – Online Training

2-3- March – Target Group:
Everyone who is interested in understanding how to obtain the performance characteristics of a CMOS image sensor/camera and how to communicate the results to their peers and customers. The training is accessible to designers, development, and test engineers that deal with CMOS image sensors and CIS cameras.
The training is primarily an in-depth technical class. Because the training is very technical, participants need to have a technical background, preferably in the field of digital imaging. Read more ›

Launch of Atlas™ SWIR IP67 Camera Featuring Sony SenSWIR 1.3 MP IMX990 and 0.3 MP IMX991 InGaAs Sensors
LUCID Vision Labs, Inc. announced the launch of the new Atlas™ SWIR IP67-rated 1.3 MP and 0.3 MP cameras.
The Atlas SWIR is a GigE PoE+ camera featuring wide-band and high-sensitivity Sony SenSWIR 1.3 MP IMX990 and 0.3 MP IMX991 InGaAs sensors, capable of capturing images across both visible and invisible light spectrums, and boasting a miniaturized pixel size of 5μm. The camera’s capability of imaging on the short-wavelength infrared light spectrum opens a world of industrial applications with greater precision in fruit inspection and sorting, packaging, IR microscopy, semiconductor inspection, material sorting and more. Read more ›

Machine Vision with focusable lenses
Focusable lenses can simplify and accelerate inspection solutions. They make industrial inspection systems more flexible in their tasks, faster and less complex in the application. SVS-Vistek now offers the new SVS-EF adapter, which enables the control of Canon EF-mount lenses directly from the camera.

Many current industrial inspection solutions still work with fixed focal length lenses. However, the trend here is toward more flexible solutions and the demand for focusable lenses is growing. An inspection solution should be able to be quickly adapted to new products or even better, in the sense of Industry 4.0 (batch size 1 piece), to adapt to the respective object. 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.

EMVA Spotlight Series
Event #4

17 February 2022
Online Event
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EMVA1288 Course, New Release 4.0

14 – 16 March 2022
Online Event, AEON
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20th EMVA Business Conference

12 – 14 June 2022
Brussels, Belgium
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