VISION 2012: First VDMA Technology Days

VISION 2012 is beaming with an excellent framework programme for education, exchange of knowledge and technology transfer in machine vision

The “VDMA Technology Days Industrial Machine Vision” is celebrating a première at the 25th VISION 2012, the international trade fair for machine vision. Under the motto “Research meets industry” research institutes from several countries are for the first time at VISION providing visitors with an insight into the core focus of their future technology for industrial machine vision technologies. On all three trade fair days from 6 to 8 November the public can get excited about novel 3D technologies, innovative methods for object classification, ultra-quick machine vision algorithms and lots lots more. The special show takes place on an area of approximately 150 square metres directly in the foyer in front of the main entrance to exhibition hall 1. In the integrated Innovation Lounge the knowledge can be intensified as representatives from exhibiting institutes will hold presentations there in German and English. “The research projects on display all have a high application and market potential”, states Patrick Schwarzkopf, Manager of the Industrial Machine Vision Department in the VDMA, which is responsible for the organisation of the special show. “At the VDMA Technology Days experts from research and industry can exchange information and ideas directly and establish contacts for possible cooperation ventures. VISION is thus strengthening the transfer of technology from research to practical applications”, explains Schwarzkopf.

Largest machine vision form worldwide: Industrial VISION Days 
With over 40 first-class presentations the Industrial VISION Days has developed into the largest machine vision forum worldwide over the last 15 years. It is traditionally organised by the VDMA, Industrial Machine Vision area. “The secret to success”, according to Schwarzkopf, “is based on three important cornerstones: topicality, practical approach of the presentations, as well as the very professional competence and experience of the keynote speakers. We are expecting approximately 3,000 forum visitors at VISION 2012.” Rapid further developments in CMOS technology will be examined, current solutions for 3D vision presented, the latest innovations in cameras revealed, as well as the development in digital interfaces addressed, among other things.

Podium discussion: Make or buy? Standardisation for machine vision
Standardisation is becoming a priority in the world of machine vision. Whether it now addresses GenICam, the generic programming interface for cameras, or for example the standardisation efforts in data interfaces as has been experienced recently with CoaXPress or CameraLink HS, they all have one thing in common: they are customised especially to the industrial machine vision issues. But standardisation is also connected with a high workload and costs for the manufacturing companies. How does this affect the market? Are special standards still necessary in the future or are perhaps standards from the world of consumer electronics such as USB 3.0 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces sufficient? Visitors to VISION 2012 can look forward to a lively podium discussion on the topic: Make or buy? Standardisation for machine vision. The discussion round is arranged by the trade journal INSPECT and takes place on the second trade fair day from 14.00 to 15.00 within the framework of Industrial VISION Days.

VISION Academy: Be successful with machine vision!
The further training offer of VISION 2012 is a mecca for all those hungry for knowledge on machine vision. The education offering of the VISION Academy is aimed at both newcomers and end users, as well as system houses and mechanical engineers. The VISION Academy provides half-hour learning modules on all three trade fair days. “We support companies in becoming more efficient and future-oriented and communicate how machines can be made faster, vision projects more effective and details in products more reliable”, states Ingmar Jahr, Training Manager of Vision Academy GmbH. The user seminars provide a guide on how the use of machine vision can lead to success, shows tips and tricks on how the quality of images can be improved with optics and illumination, provides a brief overview of the options for generating 3D images and presents new usage options of Sercos, the real-time field bus. The seminars are organised in conjunction with Messe Stuttgart and Vision Academy GmbH, Erfurt.

VISION 2012, the world’s largest and most important annual trade fair event for the machine vision community, has even more to offer for a wide-ranging audience such as the Medical Discovery Tour and the Integration Area, directly for the end users. The exhibition presents the latest machine vision components such as cameras, sensors, frame grabbers, illumination, lasers, optics, software, as well as machine vision systems, application solutions and services, at the Stuttgart trade fair grounds directly beside the airport. Around 360 exhibitors and over 7,000 visitors are expected at the event which celebrates its silver anniversary this year.

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International Trade Fair for Machine Vision
Messe Stuttgart – Mitten im Markt
06.11. – 08.11.2012
www.vision-fair.de
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