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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.

Thomas Lübkemeier
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Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


Update on EMVA’s annual Business Conference
EMVA Business Conference Special Edition 2021 announced.

Driven by the current pandemic situation the EMVA decided to postpone the annual
EMVA Business Conference originally planned to take place in in Sofia, Bulgaria, to 12-14 May 2022.

Registration is open for special online edition in 2021

The EMVA Business Conference Special Edition 2021 will take place 10-11 June 2021 in an online event format.

  • Afternoon Conference Track from 12am – 4 pm. CEST
  • Keynotes, Invited Talks, special slots for Member News & Start-up Pitches, Panel Discussion, Fireside-Chat
  • Pre-scheduled Individual Video Meetings before and after the conference sessions

The EMVA Business Conference Special Edition 2021 offers an agile format with top-notch talks, excellent networking and interactive sessions.

New Standards Initiative
EMVA and Khronos successfully invited to join kick-off meeting

Call for Exploratory Group participation to all sensor and camera manufacturers, silicon vendors, and software developers working on vision and sensor processing

Impressive attendance of 65 participants at peak on the kick-off meeting for Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group initiated by EMVA and Khronos. Aim is to explore industry interest in the creation of open royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors.

All people with an interest are open to join the continuing dialogue. Read more

Release 4.0 Published

The EMVA Standard 1288 for objective characterization of industrial cameras, which is successfully used worldwide, has a successor in the new Release 4.0, which now takes into account the rapid development of camera and image sensor technology. The release candidate was published on March 16 and the detailed standard texts can be viewed here.

Until the previous Release 3.1 dated back December 2016, the application of the EMVA 1288 standard with a simple linear model was limited to cameras with a linear response and without any pre-processing. While this model is being continued with some improvements in the ’Release 4.0 Linear’, a new module ‘Release 4.0 General’ has been added in the latest release. Read more ›


Member News

ACTIVE SILICON and Solid State embark on a new chapter

We have always kept you informed of merger and acquisition activity in the vision industry, and today we’re excited to share our own news. Following a successful acquisition, we’re becoming part of the Solid State group.

Solid State plc is a value-added electronics group supplying industrial and military markets with ruggedised and durable components, assemblies and manufactured units, often for use in harsh environments. Operating through two main divisions, Manufacturing (Steatite) and Value Added Supplies (Solid State Supplies and Pacer), the group specialises in complex engineering challenges often requiring design-in support and component sourcing for computing, power, communications, electronic and optoelectronic products. Read more ›

Teledyne e2v and Yumain announce collaboration to create AI-based imaging solutions for machine vision

Teledyne e2v announces a new technology and industrial collaboration with Yumain (Dijon, France), a leading AI vision solution provider serving a broad range of industrial applications. Together, the companies will develop cutting-edge bio-inspired vision solutions that can enable innovation in industrial applications.

The recent emergence of AI for industry has rapidly demonstrated its benefits over traditional rule-based methods which have been proven to be unsuitable for applications with high variability e.g. the inspection of complex surfaces with irregularities (brushed aluminum, wood etc.). Read more ›

Case Study

Top hit rates in bin picking for BENTELER Automotive

Bin picking of metallic workpieces for BENTELER Automotive

At BENTELER Automotive, oily steel components are often gripped, for example for axle systems. Machine Vision must be able to detect their gloss without any problems.
Another obstacle was the boxes to be cleared out, because they are delivered unsorted.

The uneven floor of the load carriers also makes it difficult to distinguish between part and box. Nevertheless, the right parts have to be detected, correctly gripped and deposited in an oriented manner. Read more ›

How Perseverance’s Diverse Set of Cameras Will Perform Science on Mars

The latest rover has 23 cameras to help it navigate the surface of the red planet and perform scientific experiments.

A gentle breeze blowing at less than five kilometers an hour is the first sound that humanity has recorded from the surface of another planet. But the two microphones on NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover are a curiosity, a nice-to-have on a mission with far greater ambitions. The real excitement comes from Perseverance’s cameras.
The rover has 23 cameras. Nine of those are engineering cameras, which monitor the rover and its surroundings, helping determine where it’s going and if there are any hazards inon the way. Another seven cameras were for entry, descent and landing (EDL).
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Additional opportunity for online training on EMVA 1288 due to high demand

Image Release 4.0 of the standard for objective camera and image sensor characterization is now published and is expected to become effective in June. That is why now is an excellent moment to acquire in-depth knowledge about this standard during an intensive training held by the chair of the EMVA 1288 working group. Read more ›

IRS Calilux – Smart Blackbody for Infrared Cameras

Image With the IRS Calilux, AT – Automation Technology has extended its IRS family of intelligent thermal imaging products with a Smart Blackbody. This new development is a perfect addition to infrared cameras to increase their temperature measurement accuracy to the limits of what is technically possible to +/- 0.3 °C.
This makes the IRS Calilux a real precision wonder when it comes to imaging temperature measurement technology. With its unique features, the use of the AT Smart Blackbody with infrared cameras offers considerable advantages for numerous applications in a wide range of industries and allows the reliable setup of suitable and fail-safe temperature monitoring systems. Read more ›

Teledyne Imaging’s Linea HS 32K TDI camera wins SPIE Prism Award

Image Teledyne DALSA is pleased to announce that its charge-domain CMOS TDI camera, the Linea HS 32K TDI is the winner of the SPIE Prism Award under the Quality Control category.

“We are delighted that the Linea HS 32K TDI camera has been recognised with an award that acknowledges the best optics and photonics products on the market. At Teledyne we strive to provide solutions that make a difference and improve quality in industrial applications,” said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager for Teledyne DALSA’s line scan portfolio.

The Linea HS 32k TDI camera can capture 32,768-pixel data using patent-pending super-resolution technology with unique pixel offset designs. Read more ›

INSPEKTO offers virtual demos of the company’s flagship product

ImageTo deliver live demonstration when travel and visits are restricted, Inspekto is offering private and personalised online presentations of its flagship product, the INSPEKTO S70, thanks to its new virtual demonstration capabilities. The company invested in state-of-the-art presentation technology to showcase the features of the INSPEKTO S70 from a variety of perspectives. Manufacturers can send their own parts for demos, with a guarantee of confidentiality. The Inspekto team will be able to simulate their production conditions while respecting social distance requirements.

Interested manufacturers can send their product samples directly to Inspekto’s demo centre in Heilbronn, Germany. Information about the samples and the manufacturer’s quality assurance processes will be treated confidentially. The Inspekto team will create a dedicated and customised proof of concept, showing prospective clients how the INSPEKTO S70 can solve their quality inspection challenges. Read more ›

Teledyne Imaging expands its Lt camera series with new 20-megapixel models

Image Teledyne Imaging is pleased to announce the release of its new 20 megapixel Lt Series USB3 cameras. Like all Lt Series models, these newest cameras have a robust and compact enclosure, fully locking USB3 connectors, and are built for rugged 24/7 use. They are available from Teledyne Lumenera, a part of the Teledyne Imaging Group.
Equipped with the Sony® IMX183 20 MP CMOS sensor, with rolling shutter, and back illumination technology, these new cameras perform in a wide variety of low-light and changing light conditions, including aerial imaging, Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), robotic inspection solutions, and life sciences. Read more ›

New MidOpt® BP450 Indigo Bandpass Filter and BN450 Narrow Indigo Bandpass Filter

Image Enhance viewing of subjects illuminated by a 450nm blue LED or laser light source.

MidOpt® introduces the BP450 Indigo Bandpass and the BN450 Narrow Indigo Bandpass, two new filters designed for multi-application use.
The MidOpt BP450 Indigo Bandpass Filter is commonly used in fluorescence applications with an emission ranging from (430-460nm). It is suitable for use with LED or laser diodes with higher than normal ambient lighting conditions.

Blue LED Illumination and UV Excited Blue Fluorescence Applications:
The BP450 is an excellent choice for enhancing viewing of subjects illuminated by a 450nm blue LED. For UV Fluorescence applications, …. Read more ›

SVS VISTEK goes SWIR with fxo990 and exo990

Image SWIR applications have a reputation for being complicated and expensive. The new cameras exo990 and fxo990 from SVS-Vistek cover an extremely wide wavelength range from the visible VIS to the invisible SWIR range, are inexpensive and as easy to use as normal industrial cameras due to their GenICam interface. The possibility of covering VIS and NIR wavelengths with a single camera allows extremely compact applications.

With the SenSWIR sensor, Sony has developed the new copper-copper bonding (Cu-Cu bonding) technology. With this new sensor technology, the InGaAs boundary layer becomes thinner, which leads to a significant increase in quantum efficiency (in the NIR range almost up to 100%).
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Embedded vision system with miniature footprint for OEM projects

Image Vision Components presents VC picoSmart®, an embedded vision system the size of a conventional image sensor module that greatly facilitates and speeds up the development of vision sensors.
Image capture and processing are integrated on a 22 x 23.5 mm board. With the image sensor, processors, memory, and operating system already proven to work together perfectly, OEMs can focus on their vision sensor’s application-specific programming and hardware design. Target applications include object detection, position detection, code reading, edge detection, and fill level detection. Read more ›

High-Speed 1500mm CIS for Battery Film Inspection

Image XPL series CIS can realize 1500mm scanning width. Resolution is switchable between 300dpi and 600dpi.Max scanning speed is 8.26m/sec for 300dpi/mono. Focus position is 14.8mm from glass surface. The interface is Camera Link BASE or Camera Link FULL. The merits include 1:1 image output, no image distortion, easy assembly, compact size and customization.
Together with CIS, 1500mm external light source named HLU series is also developed. The light is white or color with specified LED. HLU is controlled by CIS board, no need of extra control box.
Both 1500mm CIS and HLU have been used in battery production successfully, such as production process of coating, press, and slit. The inspection contents include foreign substance, dimension, match, etc. It is also suitable for web inspection, printing inspection, PCB inspection, etc.

Adding New Models To sCMOS xiJ Camera Family

Image Continuous progress in scientific fields places ever higher demands on the tools used in various research application areas.
To meet these increased requirements XIMEA has integrated the newest technologies improving the parameters important for the scientific community.
This progress started with the introduction of the newest Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) sensors by Gpixel company, assembled mainly under GSENSE family.
The XIMEA team chose to start with models based on GSENSE5130, GSENSE400, GSENSE6060 and especially GSENSE2020 including the BSI versions. Read more ›

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