November 2020


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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


Forum for Machine Vision & Optical Metrology at Control 2021
Control Vision Talks – Call for Papers

Trade show organizer Schall, inVision magazine and EMVA look forward to next year’s Control show in Stuttgart, Germany.

At Control 2021, taking place May 4-7, the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) in partnership with trade show organizer P.E. Schall and supported by media partner inVISION will organize the EMVA Forum ´Control Vision Talks´ again.

The presentations of this forum aim to educate the trade show visitor on benefits, applications and methods of machine vision and optical metrology solutions for factory automation.

Get the details and apply for your free-of-charge 20-minutes presentation now at ›

Machine Vision Pioneer Passes Away
EMVA mourns the loss of Ernst Rauscher

Ernst Rauscher, company founder, partner and managing director of RAUSCHER GmbH, passed away on November 5th after several months of serious illness at the age of 74.

Ernst Rauscher founded the company situated in Munich, Germany, in 1984 and continuously expanded it over the past four decades. With his innovative strength, his tireless personal commitment and his innate sense for technologies and markets, he was not only one of the pioneers in the vision industry, he also made RAUSCHER GmbH one of the most successful technology providers in image processing in Germany and the German speaking regions. Read more


Member News

EMVA welcomes new member
Saccade Vision

Saccade Vision is a startup company that develops a novel three-dimensional machine vision solution for Industrial Dimensional Inspection and Vision Guided Robotics. The solution includes two main components: a unique smart hybrid 3D camera and flexible and autonomous software. Employing our proprietary, patent-pending technology, we simulate the way human vision works, by “zooming” into important information on the measured part and by disregarding the non-useful information. Read more

EMVA welcomes new member
Kowa Optimed

Kowa Optimed is part of Kowa Company Limited, one of the largest privately owned companies in Japan.

Founded in 1894, Kowa has grown into a multinational Japanese company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of optics, pharmaceutical, life science, textiles and various consumer products. Read more

EMVA welcomes new member
AT Automation Technology

AT – Automation Technology is a global market leader in the field of special imaging sensor technology.

With our IR and 3D products we develop cross-industry solutions for process optimization, plant inspection or early fire detection, which deliver highly precise and reliable results 24/7. Every component is manufactured and produced according to the highest quality and technical standards in our in-house clean room. Read more

Baumer wins inspect award 2021: Making robots “see”

Image The automated coordinate alignment of the robot-compatible VeriSens XF/XC900 vision sensors from Baumer convinced the expert jury of the inspect award 2021. Out of nine finalist products in the online voting, the sensors were awarded first place in the category Vision. The award granted by the publisher Wiley-VCH every year honors the most innovative products in the field of industrial image processing.

The smart vision sensors scored high thanks to the intelligent calibration target SmartGrid. Chessboard application of the bit pattern allows for unique automated coordinate alignment. Read more ›

PLEORA appoints Jonathan Hou to lead management team

ImagePleora Technologies announced the appointment of Jonathan Hou as President.

Mr. Hou brings extensive management expertise to his new position, including most recently overseeing Pleora’s research & development efforts and long-term technology vision as Chief Technology Officer.
He now leads an expanded management team focusing on continuing growth for the company as it celebrates 20 years in business. In conjunction with management team appointments, Harry Page and Mike Kelly announced their retirement as President and Chief Financial Officer respectively. Both are remaining with the company in advisory roles.
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Case Study

IDS – On position in rough sea

Vision-based positioning for installation and surveying work on underwater facilities

ImageThe underwater world is one of the most hostile working environments. It is not only poor visibility, high pressure and varying currents that make conditions difficult.
Constantly changing environments, corrosion and deposits also make underwater activities a challenge. For the operators of offshore wind turbines or drilling platforms this is part of their daily bread. Both in the construction of the facilities and in their maintenance.
An important basic prerequisite for carrying out any kind of work on the high seas is always precise positioning. Forssea Robotics offers the NAV CAM SUBSEA navigation camera, an all-in-one system for underwater vehicles for accurate determination of the relative and absolute positioning of underwater installations.
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New autofocus-zoom block camera offers affordable high-quality vision systems

ImageIn response to requests for a low-cost autofocus-zoom block camera, we’ve added a new high-quality and cost-effective addition to our product range.
The Harrier 10x AF-Zoom Camera is now available with LVDS/EX-SDI, USB 3/HDMI and 3G-SDI video output options. With our advanced Harrier technology, it delivers flexible, robust and cost-effective image processing.
The LVDS/EX-SDI camera supports VISCA and Pelco-D/P Control Protocols, while the USB/HDMI version supports UVC, USB VISCA and serial VISCA control protocols. The 3G-SDI module also offers HD-VLC™ technology for video transmission over extremely long cable lengths and slip rings. Read more ›

More wavelengths for AEON Camera Calibrator ACC2

Image The ACC2 model is now optionally available with fourteen wavelengths instead of only four or eight. Furthermore, for all ACC models the wavelengths can be in the range from UV to SWIR within the same device.
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Neon-DIF Frame Grabber is BitFlow’s Upgrade Solution to Older Machine Vision Systems Running Differential Cameras

Image Older machine vision systems are difficult and costly to upgrade, especially those based on RS422 and low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) type interfaces. Incompatible with most modern frame grabbers, these legacy differential systems can now be brought up to speed using the BitFlow Neon-DIF differential frame grabber. Designed on the latest PCI Express (PCIe) platform, the Neon-DIF will upgrade an older differential system to acquire images up to 32 bits at 85 MHz from an existing LVDS camera, providing greater control, plus the convenience of running on Windows 10 or Linux OS.
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New high-resolution CoaXPress cameras engineered for long-term reliability in harsh environments

Image Teledyne DALSA announced its new Genie Nano-CXP 67M and 37M cameras based on the Teledyne e2v Emerald color and monochrome sensors.

The newest Genie Nano models are easy-to-use and feature a CoaXPress interface. The cameras are engineered for industrial imaging applications requiring high-speed data transfer, such as industrial automation, electronics manufacturing, packaging inspection, semiconductor inspection, PCB-AOI (Automated Optical Inspection), and general machine vision. Read more ›

EURESYS & Sensor to Image promote CoaXPress-over-Fiber with new products

Image CoaXPress is arguably the number one interface for high-bandwidth computer vision applications. It provides robust, stable, jitter-free image acquisition and is suitable for machines and applications that require the highest standard of reliability.
Euresys is leading the development of CoaXPress with its Coaxlink series of frame grabbers. “In 2019, our CoaXPress frame grabber sales have exceeded our Camera Link frame grabber sales”, says Marc Damhaut, CEO of Euresys. “Coaxlink is now the number one product of Euresys”. This trend is continuing in 2020 with very strong sales and growth. Read more ›

FRAMOS Virtual Technical Summit 2021 – The Vision Industry Meets to Discuss Image Sensor Technology

Image On February 10, 2021 from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM (CET), FRAMOS is hosting a one-day virtual Technical Summit featuring top-class experts from Sony, Prophesee, and FRAMOS.
This exclusive event is a conference and exhibition in one and it connects industry professionals and businesses who are looking to bring innovative solutions to the market using the latest technologies, setting new trends in the Imaging. Participants will have direct access to live presentations, demonstrations, and breakout training sessions, combined with a unique opportunity to discuss specific projects with the experts in one-to-one sessions to gain practical solution ideas for specific tasks. Read more ›

BMW chooses Inspekto to bring AI to the factory floor

Image BMW is a strong believer in bringing AI-based technologies to the shop floor, so plant managers were on the lookout for a more intuitive quality assurance technology — an out-of-the-box product that could be easily installed and used by any employee on the production line. Enter Inspekto, the leader of Autonomous Machine Vision.

Inspekto then introduced BMW to the world’s first Autonomous Machine Vision system, the INSPEKTO S70. Read more ›

Breathtaking digital mirrors for breathtaking cars!

Image The flexible camera monitor system CMS HDR Mirror from manufacturer Kappa optronics has taken the lead position in the hyper car market, e.g. with projects for Aston Martin (Valkyrie), KTM (X-Bow GT2) and Gordon Murray (T.50).
The mirror replacement system consists of a camera, a controller, and a display. It combines state-of-the-art camera technology and expertise gleaned from numerous hyper car projects. It’s hardware and software were designed to comply with the ISO 26262 (ASIL B) functional safety standard. Read more ›

New Kowa 1.1″ 24MP Lens Series Optimised for Sony Sensors

Image Kowa has launched a new ultra high resolution lens series for 24MP cameras with a chip size of 1.1″. The new FC24M series is optimised for a pixel size of 2.5μm and fits perfectly with Sony IMX183, 530/540, 531/541, 253/304 sensors.
The optics are coated with a broadband coating, which effectively reduces glare and reflection effects and provides high transmission from the visible to the near infrared wavelength.
The series is available in focal lengths of 6.5mm, 8.5mm, 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm.

The new Kowa C-Mount lens series is designed for use in industrial environments: The 1.1″ lenses are compact, robust and temperature resistant.
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pco.dicam C8 – 8 channel intensified sCMOS technology for nano second ultra speed challenges

Image For imaging demands far beyond the capabilities of conventional CMOS high speed cameras, the pco.dicam C8 combines unrivaled gating performance of high end image intensifiers with the sensitivity, dynamic and resolution of sCMOS sensors.
Based on the well established optical design of the pco.dicam C4, the light of a single optical input is equally distributed and guided to 8 connected intensified channels. This unique set-up allows e.g. the acquisition of 8 images with 4ns exposure time “back to back” within 32ns or alternatively 16 images with 20ns exposure time within 640ns. Read more ›

Century Arks: Launching the first industrial grade camera natively compatible with Prophesee Sensor and Software

Image Prophesee ecosystem partner, Century Arks, announces the launch of SilkyEvCam, the first industrial grade event camera featuring full native compatibility with Prophesee’s Metavision® sensor and Metavision® Intelligence software. Making this camera your ideal out-of-the-box pathway to Event-Based Vision.

Experience next generation machine vision performance that is out of reach for traditional sensors and reveal the invisible to your machines.
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The FXO: Outstanding image and the latest interfaces

Image The brand new FXO series combines the outstanding image quality of the Sony Pregius S sensor with the most modern high-speed interfaces. 10GigE and CoaXPress-12 are supported. The integrated strobe controller facilitates the construction of slim applications.
The fourth generation of the Pregius S sensor from Sony with global shutter shines with outstanding image quality and is the heart of the FXO series. The 2.74 µm pixel has a high sensitivity to light and at the same time very low noise. The excellent homogeneity and dynamic range of the image is setting standards. Read more ›

New high-end sensors with MIPI interface

Image Vision Components presents various new camera modules that combine high image quality and frame rates with the advantages of the MIPI CSI-2 interface and consist of the sensor board and a fully integrated MIPI adapter board.
Thereby high-end image sensors from the Sony Pregius and Sony Starvis series, which have no native MIPI interface, can be used for flexible embedded vision designs based on popular processor boards.
The low-cost and easy-to-integrate VC MIPI camera modules come with monochrome or color sensors and are suitable for commercial solutions and long-term available like all VC cameras. Read more ›

xiSpec is back! – Relaunch of the hyperspectral camera series

Image The new generation of the xiSpec hyperspectral camera series is out.
XIMEA and imec have intensified their cooperation and together have developed an improved version of the xiSpec hyperspectral cameras.
While maintaining the previous dimensions of the cameras of only 26.4 x 26.4 x 32 mm and a flyweight of only 32g, the camera housing and the bandpass filters have been optimized to improve the performance of the cameras, with a spectral range varying from the visible to the NIR and up to 150 spectral bands.
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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.

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