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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.

Thomas Lübkemeier
Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


EMVA Business Conference 2018
2018 edition marks new records

The 16th edition of EMVA’s annual Business Conference taking place 7-9 June in Dubrovnik, Croatia, was very well received. Not only with 120+ attendees registered for the conference but especially with more than 120 pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings the three conference days offered excellent opportunities for business networking.

EMVA Young Professional Award

The EMVA Young Professional Award 2018 goes to Ms. Doris Antensteiner, for her work “Light Field and Photometric Stereo”.

Antensteiner, age 32, obtained a master degree in Computer Science in 2011 and a master degree in Computer Science Management in 2014, both from Vienna University of Technology. Between 2012 and 2015 she worked as “Image Processing Engineer“ in „R&D Video and Sensors“ at Kapsch TrafficCom.

Currently, she works at the Austrian Institute of Technology Center for Vision, Automation and Control and is a PhD Candidate at Graz University of Technology.

Get some more detail insights and download our YPA press release.


EMVA General Assembly 2018
General Assembly elects EMVA Board of Directors

Prior to the opening of the 16th EMVA Business Conference, the General Assembly of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) on 07 June, 2018 in Dubrovnik has unanimously elected EMVA’s new Board of Directors which for the upcoming three-year term consists of nine members, two more than in the previous election period.

Three of the members were voted for the first time into the EMVA Board of Directors:
• Dr.-Ing. Dirk Berndt is Business Unit Manager at Fraunhofer IFF – Institute for Factory Operation
and Automation and representative of the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance.
• Arnaud Destruels is European Product Marketing Manager for ISS (Image Sensing Solution) a
division of SES (Sony Semiconductor & Electronic Solution), division of Sony Europe Ltd.
• Dr. Chris Yates is the Director of Advanced Technology at the Safety, Sensing, and Connectivity
Business Unit of Rockwell Automation Inc.

The EMVA members also confirmed the previous board members Dr. Jean Caron (Euresys); Jochem Herrmann (Adimec); Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne (Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing of Heidelberg University; Gabriele Jansen (Vision Ventures); Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich (Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection); and Michel Ollivier (Tiama). Former board member Toni Ventura-Traveset (Datapixel, Spain) has resigned from the board to concentrate on increased responsibilities in his company.

Jochem Herrmann has again been elected as EMVA President and will serve the association for another three year period.

In addition, Michel Ollivier has been confirmed as EMVA Vice President, and Dr. Jean Caron remains the associations´ treasurer.

AutoSens announces highly anticipated technical agenda ahead of September event

Image AutoSens (http://www.auto-sens.com) returns once again to the spectacular AutoWorld Museum in Brussels, Belgium this Autumn from 17-20 September. The speaker line-up for its European conference has just been revealed.
The challenge of the automotive industry is to design computers and robots that can perform tasks better than humans can, while also causing minimal disruption to a system that will include human driven vehicles for many decades to come. “It’s no easy task,” says AutoSens founder Robert Stead, “after all, many humans find driving a significant challenge.” Read more ›

Member News

New EMVA 1288 Hands-On Training

Image The 1288 standard of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) for objective camera charaterization is adopted worldwide and makes it easier to compare cameras and image sensors of different vendors. In addition, the standard also evolved to an indispensable means to shorten development cycles and improve the quality of cameras and sensors. Read more ›


Case Study

Inline testing of the wettability of material surfaces

With the new bonNDTinspect® system, Automation W+R enables the reliable assessment of surfaces that are to be bonded, painted or otherwise treated in subsequent process steps. The system is based on a patent held by Fraunhofer IFAM and machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING.

“Our bonNDTinspect® system for the inline testing of the wettability of material surfaces is suitable amongst other things for testing the readiness of surfaces to be bonded or painted. It offers numerous benefits in comparison with previously known methods”, explains Célian Cherrier.

As project manager, the application engineer from Automation W+R has accompanied the development of the system, which recently went into pre-production, from the first steps about two years ago and describes the basic idea as follows, taking bonding as an example: “In order to achieve a good bonding result it is imperative to monitor the state of the bonding surfaces before bonding and to check the surface pre-treatment in order to detect contamination, e.g. due to release agent or fingerprints. Surfaces must fulfil certain criteria in order to enable a secure bonded joint.”. Read more ›

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Business video production with media training

Image Videos are an important element of the business communication strategy to present business ideas, services, projects, explain products and more.
For those who would like to produce their own videos to win customers, our training course with video production is the ideal start. On August 7 and 8, 2018, many practical exercises get you acquainted with the situation of presenting to an audience behind the camera. Read more ›

The new LX series 10 GigE cameras with Sony Pregius sensors capture the finest detail in dynamic applications

Image With the expansion of the LX series by eight new models, Baumer combines the latest Sony Pregius sensors with the innovative, cost-effective 10 GigE interface. The global shutter LXT cameras with 3, 5, 9 and 12 megapixel resolution stand out by supreme image quality, a wide dynamic range of 71 dB and high frame rates of up to 216 fps.
Capturing finest details even in highly dynamic applications at fast throughput, the CMOS cameras provide the basis for easy and reliable image evaluation with long-term stability. Series production begins in the 4th quarter of 2018. Read more ›

TECHSPEC® UCi Fixed Focal Length Lenses designed for instrumentation integration

Image Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces TECHSPEC® UCi Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses. Designed for space-limited applications, these lenses are ultra-compact instrumentation (UCi) versions of EO’s UC Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses, utilizing the same optics. TECHSPEC® UCi Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses are the ideal solution for OEM applications requiring small, robust, and lightweight imaging tools.
TECHSPEC® UCi Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses feature 4K resolution. They are designed for small pixels less than 2,2 µm and are offered in multiple fixed apertures for a wide variety of applications. Read more ›

Sony’s New 4K Block Cameras with 30x Equivalent Optical Zoom

Image Sony launches two new industrial 4K functional camera blocks, the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550, providing QFHD resolution video from an 8.5 Megapixel back-illuminated image sensor for superb clarity and detail.
Two new Sony industrial 4K functional camera blocks, the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550, provide QFHD resolution video from an 8.5 Megapixel back-illuminated image sensor for superb clarity and detail in applications for situational awareness, surveillance, video sharing, remote learning and content development in full 4K.
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Sony’s IMX397 Supports Ultra-Fast Embedded Industrial Applications

Image The Sony IMX397 is a very small 1/6.4” CMOS Global Shutter sensor with a pixel pitch of 3,45µm, and providing VGA resolution. It is a low noise, low power imager with a small footprint and a high-speed throughput of 240 fps at full resolution. These qualities, together with MIPI output and a compact package, make this embedded low-cost imager a perfect candidate for Factory Automation, industrial applications, and sensing.

The monochrome-only small image sensor is 4.63 mm by 3.67 mm in a very thin package. The MIPI CSI-2 I/F can connect to general purpose ISP, and this feature makes the Sony IMX397 a very good choice for Embedded Vision projects in an industrial environment. Read more ›

LightBridge 2 VCL as a Mobile Frame Grabber on Site

Image Silicon Software GmbH, manufacturer of frame grabbers and intelligent image processing solutions, presents the external
image acquisition and processing device LightBridge 2 VCL with double the bandwidth and flexible power supply requirements. Due to its compact size, the device can be installed on the factory floor for image acquisition, pre-processing and processing
along with signal processing, while the image analysis can be accomplished on an industrial PC at a remote location. It is graphically programmable with VisualApplets using data flow diagrams. Read more ›

Powerful New Portable X-Ray Generator featured at EU Conference for Non-Destructive Testing

Image Teledyne ICM, and Teledyne DALSA, both Teledyne Technologies companies and global leaders in high-performance x-ray solutions, will take part in the European Conference for Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT). Teledyne ICM will officially announce the launch of the CP275D, a new addition to its CPSERIES of portable x-ray generators. ECNDT takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 11-15. Both companies will exhibit in booth #C03:21.

Teledyne ICM’s CP275D has an output voltage range spanning from 20 to 275kV. This constant potential portable generator is able to penetrate up to 60 mm of steel, and weighs only 23 kg, which makes it the lightest x-ray generator capable of producing such power. Read more ›

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Upcoming Highlights


Heidelberg Image Processing Forum

3 July 2018
Karlsruhe, Germany

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European Machine Vision Forum

5 – 7 September 2018
Bologna, Italy
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AutoSens Brussels

17 – 20 September 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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Photonex Europe

10 – 11 October 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom
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