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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.

Thomas Lübkemeier
Kind regards,
Thomas Lübkemeier
EMVA General Secretary


EMVA Business Conference 2019
Join us in Copenhagen – Registration opens in December

The 17th edition of EMVA’s annual Business Conference will take place 16-18 May in Copenhagen, Denmark. Registration offering reduced ‘Early Bird’ fees will open mid December latest.

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.

The conference covers the different business segments Management, Technology, Innovation, Markets and Marketing and it offers outstanding networking opportunities. We go the step further by providing the necessary organisation and infrastructure for pre-scheduled bilateral meetings matching the individual attendee’s needs!.

Save the date and access conference details and registration at

EMVA Young Professional Award 2019

Prestigious industry award rewards outstanding work with prize money, presentation at EMVA Conference in Copenhagen and free entry at European Machine Vision Forum 2019.

The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or computer vision.
It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association to further support innovation in our industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated machine vision education and to provide a bridge between research and industry. In this context, with the call for applications for the Young Professional Award 2019 the EMVA would like to specifically encourage students and young scientists from European institutions to focus on challenges in the field of machine vision and to apply latest research results and findings in computer vision to the practical needs of the machine vision industry.

Please download the Call for Applications


Five-digit visitor numbers for the first time –
Status as the world’s leading trade fair for machine vision confirmed

ImageWith 11,106 professional visitors and an increase of 14 percentage points compared to the previous event, VISION 2018 sets a new visitor record. The proportion of visitors who came to VISION Stuttgart from abroad rose to a record 47 percent.

Visitors to the 28th VISION are also convinced of the world’s leading trade fair: In the visitor survey, 98 percent of visitors expressed the opinion that the significance of VISION will continue to increase in the future (60 percent) or remain consistently high (38 percent).

Having organised the ‘International Machine Vision Standards’ booth at VISION 2018, the positive sensation of the EMVA team during the trade show days gets confirmed by the official numbers.

Also the high demand to join EMVA’s ‘International Vision Night’ – networking event at the evening before the show starts – already could seen as indicator for a successful trade show.

EMVA members are looking forward to the VISION 2020 taking place 10-12 November 2020.



Member News

Thomas Feichtner is new Director Sales DACH at OPT

Image Thomas Feichtner is new Director Sales DACH at OPT One of the veterans of the Machine Vision Industry is now contributing his experience to the European Business Development of OPT Machine Vision.

Since 1990, he has not just accompanied the growth of the Machine Vision industry in Europe but taken a key role in it. As head of sales of a Japanese OEM of lenses for industrial cameras he came across the great variety of machine vision applications and satisfied thousands of customers and distributors across Europe with his competence, endurance, and authoritative manner.

“We are glad to have Thomas Feichtner supporting our already significant growth in turnover of OPT’s illuminations, lenses, industrial PCs, and software libraries in Europe. Thanks to his industry experience, technical expertise, and his outstanding customer orientation he is a great fit to OPT. Our customers may already be looking forward to the collaboration with him and further members of our sales team!”, explains Sean Wang, Director EMEA of OPT.

New Chair of the VDMA Machine Vision Group

Image The CEO of Silicon Software, Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Machine Vision group in the Robotics & Automation trade association for the next three years on its general meeting on September 28th and 29th.

He succeeds Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec Software GmbH, who held this position for nine years.
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Case Study

Line scan cameras at the Arctic World Archive

ImageOver 2 years ago Vieworks introduced hybrid TDI line scan cameras, based on proprietary sensors combining CMOS and CCD technologies. Since the introduction they have been used in myriad of applications from flat panel displays, semiconductor inspection, genomics to some very unusual and captivating applications.

A Norwegian company called PIQL AS ( from Drammen, has been known in the past for digitizing film. Recently they have converted their technology to a new surprising use: scanning data, digitizing it and converting it to filem with the purpose of storing this data offline in an Arctic World Archive. Read more ›

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Harrier camera interface board supports long-reach, real-time HD video transmission

Image Active Silicon launches the new Harrier interface board in 75 Ohm and 50 Ohm variations, offering long-reach, real-time HD digital and analog video transmission for the Tamron MP1010M-VC and MP1110M-VC cameras, as well as various Sony FCB and other autofocus zoom cameras.
Fitting perfectly to the side of the camera, the Harrier interface
board provides a cost-effective solution to take full advantage of the high definition digital video output, providing superior image quality and supporting all the 3G-SDI and HD-SDI modes of the camera up to 2.97 Gbps.
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High-speed image processing with 8 GB internal image memory

Image The Baumer QX series 10 GigE cameras feature 8 GB internal image memory and extended functionalities. Process monitoring applications benefit from inspection times increased by a factor of 4 as well as flexible usage of the memory. The new function package is available by a firmware update starting the 1st quarter of 2019.
With the expansion of the internal image memory from 2 to 8 GB, more images can be stored, which significantly increases the recording time: 2 s at a frame rate of 335 fps with 12 MP resolution. Flexible memory management, for example 2 MP resolution in a ROI (Region of Interest) nearly provides more than 4 s recording time at a rate of 1000 fps. Two further image buffer modes added to Burst Mode enable even more memory flexibility. Read more ›

New SWIR Filters and Wire-Grid Polarizers

Image Midwest Optical Systems (MidOpt), a worldwide leader in manufacturing machine vision filters specially designed to enhance contrast and image quality, showcased their new Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Filters and Wire-Grid Polarizers at VISION Messe Stuttgart early November.

SWIR Filters enhance the image quality of InGaAs camera technology for a variety of machine vision applications and are useful for applications imaging from 900-2300nm. Wire-Grid Polarizers are effective in both the visible and infrared, ranging from 400-2000nm.
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CMOS Sensors are Now a Great Replacement for High-Resolution CCDs

Image CMOS image sensor technology has turned into the new normal. Well, not entirely… For high-end resolutions above 30 Megapixels, users still require CCD imagers to acquire high-resolution images. But now, CMOS sensors are available with high and super-high resolution, and bring numerous benefits for developers of demanding applications in terms of quality, speed, pricing, and time-to-market.

Sony’s decision to execute their CCD end-of-line (EOL) opened the way to a secure CMOS transition in all areas, with reliable ten-years transition plans. This evolution has boosted CMOS development since then and changed the whole vision industry. Read more ›

Small, versatile and fast – Launch of a new generation of high-speed 3D cameras with Ranger3

Image Industrial applications are calling for precise 3D measurements at faster and faster speeds in flexible production processes. Zero tolerance, even in the case of the tiniest errors and irregularities, is the order of the day. The technology used for this purpose must remain in the background, must not take up too much space, and should enable low-energy, low-maintenance operation.

With a CMOS sensor and ROCC technology, SICK is taking 3D vision to the next level and setting new standards with Ranger3. Read more ›

New 5 Mpixel, 1/1.8 inch CMOS image sensor for machine vision

Image Teledyne e2v announces the expansion of its Emerald family of CMOS image sensors with a new 5 Megapixel device.

The EmeraldTM 5M is designed for machine vision, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), and factory automation applications that require higher resolution images of objects in motion, with no distortion. Available in both monochrome and color, this sensor has a small 1/1.8 inch optical format, containing a 2.8 μm, low-noise, global shutter pixel, and arranged in a 2,560 x 1,936 array. The device can also stream video at 50 fps at 10 bits, over a 4 wire, MIPI CSI-2 interface. Read more ›

Linea ML CMOS multiline cameras for high-speed vision applications

Image Teledyne DALSA introduces its newest Linea cameras. The cutting-edge multiline CMOS camera, Linea ML™ will transform the way line scan cameras are used, including options for monochrome/HDR, color, and multispectral imaging for various machine vision applications.
Based on the latest CMOS sensor technology from Teledyne DALSA, the Linea ML cameras deliver spectacular images at a maximum line rate of up to 300 kHz using the next generation CLHS fiber optic interface. Sequential exposure with independent start and stop integration for each channel allows versatile illumination configurations using the latest LED lighting technologies. Read more ›

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ITE 2018

5 – 7 December 2018
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