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machine vision conference program

Keynote Speakers

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10:00 - 10:30Professor Tony Pipe
Deputy Director
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
The Venturer project: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and the enabling technology

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At 10 AM, Professor Tony Pipe, Deputy Director at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE will talk about the Venturer project. The Venturer Consortium consists of ten public, private and academic experts. such as BAE Systems, Williams, Bristol Robotics and Atkins. This wide-reaching project looks at both the users of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) as well as the enabling technology (including vision), in order to understand the crucial factors that will influence wide scale adoption of CAV capability. Two practical trials have already been completed.
14:00 - 14:30Henry Harris-Burland
Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies: Challenges, innovation and the future of self-driving delivery robots

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The second keynote presentation for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be delivered by Henry Harris-Burland, VP Marketing at Starship Technologies, creators of self-driving delivery robots. Henry will give a presentation outlining the capabilities of the robot and discuss the future, what they have learned so far, the challenges they have faced, social acceptance and more. Starship robots are advanced personal delivery devices that carry items within a 2-mile (3-km) radius, using pavements to make their deliveries. The robot is equipped with several cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors that create an “awareness bubble,” allowing it to detect and avoid obstacles, such as pedestrians, cars and cyclists. A proprietary positioning system, which includes GPS, accurate down to 2 cm, to find the exact delivery location.

Deep Learning & Embedded Vision

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10:30 - 11:00Adriano Biocchi
MVTec Software GmbH
Hot Topic "Deep Learning"

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Since Google's 'AlphaGO AI' beat Lee Sedol, one of the world's best players, in the strategy board game Go in 2016, deep learning is on everyone's lips. In this presentation, Adriano Biocchi, Sales Manager at MVTec, gives answers to the questions: • Which applications deep learning can be used for? • What are the big advantages of deep learning? • How deep learning can be used in MVTec HALCON?
11:00 - 11:30Dr Jon Vickers
Stemmer Imaging Ltd
Machine Learning

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Deep learning has been a hot topic in industrial machine vision for the last couple of years and in research for tens of years. Deep learning is a part of the larger ‘machine learning’ body of work that this talk aims to summarise. Machine learning has some strong advantages in applications that are traditionally easy for human perception, but difficult for classical programs. The aim of this talk is to take the audience from zero knowledge to understanding the state of the art, showing the kinds of applications that typically succeed and, crucially, where machine learning is not the correct choice. As part of the talk, comparisons are made between different types of learning tools including neural networks.
11:30 - 12:00Jason MacDonald
Matrox Imaging
Demystifying Machine Learning for Machine Vision

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Artificial intelligence (AI)—or more precisely, machine learning (ML)—is going through a resurgence driven by fairly recent breakthroughs in neural network (NN) technology, the rise of practical parallel processing, and the availability of data. Together, these events form the basis of deep learning (DL), the cutting-edge manifestation of ML technology. DL touches many aspects of computer science, none more than computer vision, the latter specifically through the application of the convolutional neural network (CNN). It promises to do away with the labor-intensive tasks of figuring out what relevant features to extract from images and how to correctly do so for the analysis at hand, tasks which are both time consuming and require a great deal of skill. This session will begin with a brief historical overview of the technology, discuss its applicability and limits for Machine Vision and touch on the benefits and challenges with applying it effectively.
12:00 - 12:30Frans Vermeulen
Active Silicon Ltd
High-speed image acquisition with real-time GPU processing

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Meeting the rising demand for increased speeds and higher resolutions in image processing can be challenging. In this presentation, Active Silicon will look at solutions using frame grabbers in combination with GPUs, examining transfer times, processing times and bandwidth. Modern GPUs offer extremely efficient processing and present inspiring opportunities in deep learning as their parallel structures allow large blocks of data to be processed simultaneously. Through the use of case studies, we will look at ways to optimise different vision systems using GPUs.
14:30 – 15:00Tim Miller
NET New Electronic Technology GmbH
New potentials of embedded vision systems in industrial inspection through smart vision architectures

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With the rise in popularity of Embedded Vision Systems, driven by the availability of more powerful and cost-effective image processing units and their useful application in vision architectures, this talk explores the new potentials of smart Embedded Vision architectures for OEMs, system integrators and machine builders. Today´s Embedded Vision Systems can meet the shortcomings of traditional PC-based systems in many different ways. In order to provide guidance to Embedded Vision system developers, this talk discusses how the combination of CMOS technology in the camera and sequential and parallel processing opens up potential new machine vision architectures. NET will provide real case studies to illustrate the key advantages and limitations of different Embedded Vision System architectures to industrial inspection applications.
15:00 – 15:30Stuart Chaston
FRAMOS Electronics Ltd
What is Embedded Vision?

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What exactly is Embedded Vision and how is it different than regular vision? This seminar will provide clarity on this topic and why the industry as a whole is migrating to Embedded Vision. Understanding of the Vision of Things (VoT) and why it is becoming more important and how it relates to the Internet of Things (IoT) will be examined.
15:30 - 16:00Bradley McEwan
Beckhoff Automation Ltd
IPC platforms, integrated vision and control

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Tight integration of vision and control systems allows for more efficient real time data acquisition. Beckhoff’s open automation and network philosophy ensures reduced total cost of ownership, reducing engineering effort for delivering scalable solutions.
16:00 - 16:30Keith Lorenz
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
High data rate embedded machine vision

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Deploying embedded vision solutions in an industrial setting can often be costly in terms of labour for programming, testing and integration. To overcome this there are now several integrated development environments available for vision specific FPGA programming. This presentation will pay attention to Silicon Software Visual Applets and how this can be used to rapidly deploy a solution. Furthermore, the current state-of-the-art for vision FPGA programming will be discussed.

Understanding Vision Technology

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10:30 – 11:00Jean Caron
Euresys
CoaXPress state of the art and future perspectives

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This presentation is going to give an overview of the CoaXPress standard including the key features of this technology. Benefits for the Machine Vision users will also be described especially for some typical use cases. In addition, an update relative to the latest version of the CoaXPress standard will be tackled. Finally, the extensive series of CoaXPress frame grabbers from Euresys called Coaxlink will be introduced to illustrate the possibilities of the CoaXPress standard in designing high performance and modern Machine Vision systems for various applications.
11:00 – 11:30Raf Slotwinski
Alrad Imaging
Current Vision Sensors and what lenses to use with them

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Every year brings new developments from many sensor manufacturers, with new CMOS, InGaAs and other designs. Lens manufacturers are in the process of catching up in terms of resolution, format and other design parameters. The choice of the correct optics can present a challenge. We aim to discuss these challenges and suggest solutions.
11:30 – 12:00Andrew Moran
Baumer Limited
The technology of vision sensors – capabilities & limitations

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12:00 – 12:30Brian Davies
Cognex
Solving manufacturing challenges with Machine Vision

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Tens of thousands of applications worldwide inspect billions of products each day, many products that simply could not be manufactured without machine vision technology. Whether verifying the fill levels of soda bottles travelling on a conveyer, guiding robots to pick-and-place items in the packaging process or reading codes on high speed manufacturing lines, machine vision technology performs highly-detailed tasks on high-speed production lines. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price. Cognex products are used for automated process across all industries. In this presentation we will cover a wide range of applications using examples from the food and beverages industry and explain how Cognex vision can help you overcome manufacturing challenges.
14:30 – 15:00Allan Anderson
ClearView Imaging Ltd
"Vision Systems Don’t Work!"

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Machine Vision technology and systems are created and deployed to automate processes and solve many different problems - and generally make life easier. However, even though Machine Vision technology is becoming more mainstream and more mature, many systems still fail, fail frequently and even fail spectacularly! All of this causes frustration, with the loss of time and money. This presentation will examine the key areas where failures most frequently occur and offer guidance on how these failures and mistakes can be avoided.
15:00 – 15:30Peter Dietrich
IDS Imaging Development Systems Limited
Camera sensitivity – compare and contrast

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In their day-to-day business camera suppliers often receive enquiries from customers asking for the "most sensitive camera" in their portfolio. What constitutes a sensitive camera? Before this question can be answered in a meaningful way, one has to be aware that there are several competing concepts of sensitivity. Standard committees like EMVA and ISO try to help sort things out by defining procedures for measuring several key performance parameters of a camera or camera system, respectively. In the presentation we introduce these quantities and show how they can be used to help the customer choose the camera that is not only the most sensitive but also makes the most sense for their application.
15:30 - 16:00Andreas Bayer
MBJ Imaging GmbH
LED Lighting for Robot Vision

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These days machine vision is getting more and more common for an industrial (and even non-industrial) robotic application. This also includes the lighting as an integrated parts of a machine vision system. What are the specific requirements for a robotic light?
16:00 - 16:30Danny Read
PPMA Best
PPME BEST Initiative 2018/2019 Academic Year

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Systems & Applications

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10:30 – 11:00John Dunlop
Bytronic Automation
CamView – integrating vision with machine performance for the Internet of Things

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CamView, the latest product from Bytronic’s collaboration with LineView, is an IoT tool for capturing slow-motion video of faults. The small battery-powered cameras can be positioned to record the effects of machine faults and is triggered by the monitoring system to upload video to cloud-based storage. Clips can then be recalled via a web client from any location and viewed alongside performance data. This assists users to maintain and improve manufacturing lines, maximising their output.
11:00 – 11:30Paul Cunningham
Acrovision

How Cobots are revolutionising Vision Systems

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Acrovision will talk about how they are seeing a break-through in using Collaborative Robots (Cobots) with Vision Inspection Systems. From Robot Guidance to Pick and Place, to Multi-Part Inspection, all with cost-effective, inherently safe collaborative robots capable of working beside and with humans.
11:30 – 12:00Phil Dearnaley
Crest Solutions

How machine vision helped this pharmaceutical site to reduce rework by 1 tonne per day

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Learn how to achieve compliance using machine vision integration in a pharmaceutical environment. In this case study, Phil Dearnaley will describe the challenges facing a manufacturing site, as well as providing insight into how the right vision application has dramatically increased site efficiencies while achieving full compliance with FDA regulations.
12:00 – 12:30Neil Sandhu
SICK (UK) Ltd
Robotics & Vision, a Match made in Perfect Harmony

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Robots and Cobots (Collaborative Robots) are now becoming more and more part of daily life and even more so within industry. This seminar will look at the overview of Robotics and Machine Vision and showcase their symbiotic nature in development from initial systems to the present day and looking into the future which is fast approaching and already with us to an extent. Reviewing how Machine Vision and Robotics complement each other in todays industrial world, providing solutions such as Inspection and Picking and Placing. As well as utilising both worlds to enhance the others ability and scope for problem solving. Differing Vision technologies from 2D and 3D to interfacing and communications made simple will be on show to demonstrate the complexity of this perhaps 'black art' becoming less.
14:30 – 15:00Paul Wilson
Scorpion Vision Ltd

Using 3D in Food Processing

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Paul will be presenting the latest Scorpion 3D Vision Camera, a low profile 3D camera which utilises stereo vision and random pattern projection. This single camera has split optics which have the ability to create a very compact 3D camera able to measure depth and length of small objects, with universal application across all industry sectors
15:00 – 15:30John Eicholtz
Mettler Toledo Ltd
Vision Technologies for Round Consumer Packaging

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15:30 – 16:00Neil Walker
B&R Industrial Automation Ltd
Integrated Machine Vision – More Than Embedded

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Machine vision is playing an increasingly important role in modern manufacturing. Self-optimizing production processes, for example, rely on real-time feedback from imaging-based inspection. So far, however, even the most advanced machine vision systems have been impaired by inadequate integration into the control system at large. B&R's new fully integrated solution is now set to unleash the full potential of machine vision.
16:00 - 16:30Crescenzo D'Alessandro
Sondrel
Machine Vision in Silicon - an Implementation Story

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The development of machine vision solutions in silicon presents significant challenges in terms of architecture and implementation. The high speed and bandwidth requirements alone require the systems to achieve the highest performance levels. In addition, enabling re-use for derivative solutions whilst committing to an aggressive time-to-market in a fast-moving landscape pushes the challenges beyond technical implementation considerations. Everything from architecture to code structure to software hooks needs to align seamlessly. In this talk Sondrel will share some examples and experiences of developing SoC solutions for machine vision applications.
16:30 - 17:00Darren Tyrrell
Munro Vision Systems Ltd
Vision Box: Simplified multi-camera quality inspection

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3D Vision

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10:00 - 10:30Professor Tony Pipe
Deputy Director
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
The Venturer project: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and the enabling technology

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At 10 AM, Professor Tony Pipe, Deputy Director at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE will talk about the Venturer project. The Venturer Consortium consists of ten public, private and academic experts. such as BAE Systems, Williams, Bristol Robotics and Atkins. This wide-reaching project looks at both the users of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) as well as the enabling technology (including vision), in order to understand the crucial factors that will influence wide scale adoption of CAV capability. Two practical trials have already been completed.
10:30 – 11:00Marcel Kirst
Photonfocus
Comparison of 3D algorithms to ensure accurate 3D inspection

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Depending on the application, measurement task, object and material the object is built with, different 3D algorithms are needed. Every single 3D algorithm has it’s pro and cons and can only guarantee a certain accuracy level. In this speech we compare different 3D algorithms and we distinguish between ideal and real case situations for measurement and inspection. To meet customer requirements 3D camera manufacturers need to be close to the an external 3D software development team or even better they should be the owner and programmer of the 3D algorithm.
11:00 – 11:30Simon Hickman
MultiPix Imaging

Deeper into the 3rd Dimension

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Multipix Imaging will set the scene of 3D Imaging technologies, currently an exciting growth area within Vision solutions. This includes the introduction of a new and incredibly accurate 3D projection method that is transforming camera integration with robots and cobots, helping the Industry 4.0 drive.  Watch examples of applications and learn that single robot ‘pick and place’ solutions are just the first step… See an impressive example of robots interacting with each other using this technology!
11:30 – 12:00Peter Dietrich
IDS Imaging Development Systems Limited
3D Vision – complementing 2D rather than replacing it.

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In this presentation we discuss how 3D data can be combined with 2D information to provide a more effective system when considering challenges like localisation and verification. The technologies are not always mutually exclusive.
12:00 – 12:30Thor Vollset
Scorpion Vision Ltd


FishTech - Realtime 3D Robot Vision as a Salmon Killer

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Automation in Norwegian fish farms is increasing to keep up with the ever rising volume in fish farms. A recent innovation is using robots and advanced realtime 3D machine vision to kill the Salmon while moving on a conveyor
14:00 - 14:30Henry Harris-Burland
Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies: Challenges, innovation and the future of self-driving delivery robots

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The second keynote presentation for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be delivered by Henry Harris-Burland, VP Marketing at Starship Technologies, creators of self-driving delivery robots. Henry will give a presentation outlining the capabilities of the robot and discuss the future, what they have learned so far, the challenges they have faced, social acceptance and more. Starship robots are advanced personal delivery devices that carry items within a 2-mile (3-km) radius, using pavements to make their deliveries. The robot is equipped with several cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors that create an “awareness bubble,” allowing it to detect and avoid obstacles, such as pedestrians, cars and cyclists. A proprietary positioning system, which includes GPS, accurate down to 2 cm, to find the exact delivery location.
14:30 – 15:00David Lievesley
ifm Electronic Ltd

3D vision application solutions in the industrial and mobile industry

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IFM’s range of 3D vision systems have provided an inspection solution to many challenging applications. We will demonstrate various solutions where our systems been applied within the industrial and mobile industry . These applications will cover robotics where 3D vision provides guidance and the AGV market where the 3D vision is used for obstacle avoidance. We will also cover our mobile range of 3D solutions where 3D cameras are utilized for people detection and collision avoidance on large plant machinery.
15:00 – 15:30Lucien Vleugels
LMI Technologies

Multi-3D Sensor Set-ups and Acceleration Capabilities Made Easy

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In this talk, learn how multi-sensor support allows users to configure sensor layouts and align to a common coordinate system with point-and-click functionality. Discover how built-in support for pairing, alignment, and stitching can be embedded into smart hardware and software. After scanning, 3D smart sensors output a single, dense 3D point cloud ready for measurement. Various sensor configurations, use cases and applications will be shared. Accelerate and combine multiple sensors without requiring any additional IT resources to build and maintain an external controller. Learn about LMI’s new hardware acceleration platform with plug and play installation. Offload the processing from sensors and PCs to dedicated edge computing devices, ultimately resulting in cycle time efficiencies.

Camera Technology

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10:30 – 11:00Sören Böge
Basler AG

Going up – Higher bandwidth Interfaces widen the Machine Vision World

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New technologies and price pressure trigger the sensor manufacturers to offer new high resolution sensor models – high bandwidth interfaces like CoaXPress exhaust the sensor performance to the full extent. CoaXPress combines the simplicity of coaxial cabling with high-speed serial data technology and offers with the new standard version 2.0 data rates up to 12Gbps. Furthermore CoaXPress is a reliable and accepted interface in the machine vision market. Next to CoaXPress rumors about 5GigE and 10GigE – known from the consumer market – pull through the machine vision market. But the step to a machine vision standard for the xGigE interfaces is needed to exploit the maximum potential of these interfaces. In this presentation you will get an introduction about these interfaces, their individual assets and drawbacks and possible applications and use cases. Basler AG watches this important market for high resolution and high bandwidth interfaces closely to offer the best product portfolio for challenging applications.
11:00 – 11:30Myriam Beraneck
FLIR Systems, Inc. (formerly Point Grey)
Transitioning From GigE to 10 GigE

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10GigE combines high bandwidth with ease of use, low latency, and long cable length. This makes it the ideal interface for the next generation of machine vision systems. The 10GBASE-T implementation of 10GigE builds on the strengths that have propelled Gigabit Ethernet to its position as the dominant machine vision interface. This talk will begin with a brief overview of consumer and industrial 10GigE hardware trends. The impact of network infrastructure, cable choice, and host configuration on overall system performance will be covered, followed by the challenges and opportunities presented when Transitioning from GigE to 10 GigE.
11:30 – 12:00Horst Mattfeldt
Matrix Vision GmbH
Using on camera functionality to optimise whole system performance

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Horst Mattfeldt has more than 25 years’ experience at the heart of the machine vision industry. This year he will present some of the most interesting new features in Sony's brand new third generation Pregius CMOS sensors such as; even better dynamic performance from sensor based HDR, two exposure/gain modes within one image to help you pick out the smallest details in contrast or a sensor based self trigger function which can make the external trigger line obsolete. Horst will also show you how easy it is to connect and operate a liquid lens with a camera and even control a sophisticated motorized macro lens from Opto Engineering.
12:00 – 12:30Nathan Cohen
Imperx, Inc.
How TDI and WDR in area scan cameras increase imaging performance

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There are ways to achieve imaging performance beyond the specifications of the sensor. TDI and WDR can increase sensitivity as well as add dynamic range in less than optimal lighting conditions. There are several techniques that can take the average sensor and make it work in incredible ways to provide performance that can benefit many types of imaging applications.
14:30 – 15:00Paritosh Prayagi
JAI
Superior Colour Imaging with Multi-Sensor Cameras

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Multi-sensor cameras (3CCD) are well established in applications requiring high fidelity, true colour imaging such as broadcasting, print-inspection or medical diagnostics. With the introduction of multi-CMOS line and area scan cameras, multi-sensor cameras have also become the technology of choice in applications utilising colour information to differentiate material composition for example sorting of food, recycling material, metal or electronic components and in agriculture applications. Key-advantages of multi-sensor cameras include higher spatial resolution, higher colour contrast and thus better colour differentiation, almost no colour cross-talk, interferences or halo effects and better overall S/N ratios. Multi-sensor cameras are thus a much higher performing alternative to standard Bayer or multi-line sensor based cameras and a more robust and significantly more cost efficient solution than hyperspectral cameras. Multi-sensor cameras are available as two sensor (RGB+NIR, 2 InGaAs, HDR), three sensor (R+G+B, BG+R+NIR) and four sensor (R+G+B+NIR) solutions.
15:00 – 15:30Sebastian Bachmann
SVS-Vistek GmbH
Lens Control & Industrial Cameras Finally Merge!

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For many years, creators of Vision Systems have struggled to make cameras and lenses truly function as one. Typically changing camera settings, means manually modifying lens settings, or even sticking to fixed lens settings and then working with a reduced set of parameters to obtain the optimal image. During this session, SVS Vistek will explore how, with the latest lens and camera technology, full control of lenses and an industrial camera is now possible. Starting with the history of lens control, discussing auto iris technology, through to the latest Micro-Four Third mount and liquid lenses, this presentation will give Vision System designers new hope in how to tackle the age-old problem of camera and lens control.
15:30 – 16:00Wojciech Majewski
Vieworks
Hybrid TDI Cameras Technology

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Vieworks' TDI line scan cameras are based on new innovative “hybrid” sensor technology. The sensors combine CMOS and CCD. The base sensor has is a classic CMOS structure with much faster readout speeds and lower power consumption. However the sensors use CCD photo cells to capture the images and CCD technology still offers higher dynamic range and better image quality. In addition, the integration and transfer of stages is done by moving charge in CCDs, making this process virtually noiseless. The TDI line scan cameras based on these new hybrid imaging sensors allows image captures as fast as 250 kHz line rates with up to 256 stages. They are designed for applications where faster line rates and higher sensitivity are critical.

Optics & Illumination

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10:30 – 11:00Vincent Guenebaut
CVR Lighting
Hyperspectral and Reciprocal Lighting and Imaging

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The ability to image an object in colour adds a new dimension to the data space. Equally to the spatial representation of an object, the intensity of its features in the image is key to its analysis. This intensity varies differently depending on the wavelength of the incident lighting because of many factors (change in absorption, reflection, etc). The segregation between the signals coming from various wavelengths is however a complex undertaking, and is highly limited by the imaging technology. Hyperspectral imaging offers a powerful way of achieving this segregation. When used in conjunction with a proper lighting system, it can produce astonishing results. During this talk, CVR Lighting will present a new unique approach which optimises the capabilities of Hyperspectral imaging
11:00 – 11:30Vincent Le Siou
Effilux
Are standardization & lighting compatible in machine vision?

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It’s well-know that standardization is a key trend for cost savings nowadays. It’s also true that a “all in one” standardized vision system allows machine vision stakeholders to save time and money. Lighting is maybe the most important part of a vision system ; it would be a great saving to standardize it. However, it’s difficult to standardize machine vision lighting due to the diversity of industrial applications (reflective, color, size, material etc.). Nevertheless, some solutions are existing to allow the user to have a “all-in-one” lighting system. We will introduce EFFILUX technologies and innovations which try to do their best to get a modular and interchangeable machine vision lighting system in order to solve this machine vision lighting standardization issue
11:30 – 12:00Tony Carpenter
Smart Vision Lights
A look at  latest advances in MV LED lighting

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This presentation will look at 3 main areas that we are facing and being asked for in the supply of MV LED Lighting based on the continuing trends of faster production lines, multi-product production lines, and the optical performance necessary to answer both of these manufacturing trends. As CMOS sensor manufacturers continue to increase frame rate and resolution in response to faster production speeds, lighting suppliers will move from millisecond to nanosecond response times. At the same time, machine vision lights need to be able to deliver more than one wavelength of light as more powerful machine vision solutions conduct multiple inspections – each with its own spectral illumination requirements –  necessitating more powerful lights un nonvisible spectrums, and more intelligent lighting control systems. Finally, the optical performance of new classes of high performance lights requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes electronic, electrical, and optical engineering skillsets to optimize and balance the performance of each component within the lighting solution design.
12:00 – 12:30Graeme Thursfield
Ricoh International B.V. German Branch
Not all lenses are created equal - Working at short MOD

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As the industry progresses towards higher resolution, demands on optical design have increased to not only provide high resolution images at all working distances from Minimum Object Distances to Infinity but also from the centre to cover the entire sensor. With technical advancements like ‘Floating’ Focusing Mechanisms and S-Rank optical performance Ricoh is designing lenses for the future!
14:30 – 15:00Jools Hudson
Gardasoft
Solving vision problems through lighting control

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Illumination is a critical component of machine vision systems because it determines how the object appears to the camera. Many different factors can affect LED light output and cause variations in intensity which can result in poor measurement reproducibility. This presentation covers practical examples which illustrate the cause of poor results and highlights the benefits of precision lighting control. The talk will also cover the ability of dedicated lighting controllers to reduce hardware costs and enable new application opportunities and in both area scan and line scan imaging by creating multiple lighting schemes.
15:00 – 15:30Tristan Smith
Keyence UK Ltd
Increasing Inspection Stability, with Multi-Spectrum Illumination

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Tristan Smith, KEYENCE Product & Technical Manager for the UK & Ireland, introduces the latest innovation in Machine Vision technology: Multi-Spectrum Lighting. Beginning with the main concepts behind multi-spectrum lighting, we explore the features and advantages of full-spectrum illumination across a range of different industries and applications. Learn how the use of different wavelengths of light can assist in the achievement of stable sorting or discrimination of colour, glare removal and the simplified optimisation of lighting conditions. Suitable for novice and experienced users of Machine Vision alike, this seminar aims to help educate attendees on how the latest Lighting and Machine Vision Technology can assist engineers in overcoming challenging, or even the most seemingly impossible, applications.
15:30 – 16:00Dr Heather Booth
Comar Optics
The Pitfalls of Optics Sourcing; Reducing Costs and Hassle

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As OEM manufacturers, the ideal situation in sourcing optics for industrial systems is that you get the right parts, at the right time, in the right quality and at the right price. However, when buying optics, there are many difficulties which add cost and complexity to the development process and ongoing production. This presentation discusses the nature of the optics industry, the common pitfalls when sourcing optics and solutions to overcome them. We will present real examples of issues and discuss the hidden costs when specifying and buying production optics. At COMAR Optics we believe in making optics procurement hassle free and work in partnership with you to deliver consistent quality and supply of optics from design to production.
16:00 - 16:30Antony Wong
Metaphase Technologies
Multispectral, SWIR, & Hyperspectral - Next Generation of LED Illumination

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Vision Innovation

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10:30 – 11:00Kane Luo
Hikvision

Vision guided warehousing robots

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11:00 – 11:30Neil Sandhu
SICK (UK) Ltd
Smart Vision developing into the App World, the Cloud and Beyond...

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This session will explore where Machine Vision Inspection has come from and how well it has been utilised throughout Industry going towards current trends, methods and practices with an insight into a future that is already with us. The ability to tailor the inspection needs to the solution and be able to provide robust, repeatable systems. These systems can then not only carry out the Inspection needed to the highest quality, but also make available the relevant data which gives the optimum information to create knowledge about the processes with opportunity to act and optimise. Both two dimensional and three dimensional technologies will be discussed as well as differing Vision technologies, such as Time of Flight, Stereo Vision and Laser Triangulation
11:30 – 12:00Andreas Lange
Teledyne Dalsa

The future of Thermal Imaging in Machine Vision

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Due to the availability of smaller, more sensitive and cheaper solutions, long-wave infrared technologies are of increasing interest in a very wide variety of application areas. The aim of the session is to illustrate specific technological requirements during the development and manufacturing process of uncooled LWIR detectors, inform you about the next big trend like wafer-level packaging, and highlight different techniques that allow the implementation of specific feature sets to meet the different conditions in industrial applications. Finally, an outlook on future designs and market trends will be given to the audience.
12:00 – 12:30Patrick Buvé
Navitar
4k Imaging Combining Cameras and Lenses

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14:30 – 15:00Matthew Simons
Alysium-Tech GmbH
Industrial Assemblies – How to choose the right assembly for your application

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Noisy Environment, Longer distance, C-Track & Torsion stress, increasing bandwidth. How choosing the correct Cable Assembly can solve your application based challenges, before they even appear.
15:00 – 15:30Yusuke Suzuki
Sony Image Sensing Solutions
The benefits of ‘embedded’ optical filters for machine vision applications

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We can see machine vision technology being utilised in multiple new application inspecting a variety of materials. These new materials often can prove challenging to inspect, with lighting causing a refraction or glare, which is then absorbed by the camera, washing out image contrast and creating anomalies. Many machine vision systems will typically use a cumbersome external polarisation lens attached to the camera to overcome these refracted light challenges. As market leader in image sensing technology, Sony is leading the way with a unique solution using a ‘pixel level polarisation filter’ applying reflection removal directly on the CMOS image sensor, negating the need for external filters. Such suitable applications for this technology include flat surface area inspection, stress glass analysis, ANPR and many more
15:30 - 16:00Dany Longval
Lumenera Corporation

Multispectral Imaging: More Than Just a Picture

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As a global market leader in HD digital cameras, Lumenera provides an extensive range of imaging solutions with unique combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity. Our cameras satisfy the demand of any imaging applications where true-to-life reproduction is required. Our diversity provides our customers with superior price-to-performance and fast time-to-market.
16:00 - 16:30Barry Long
Optel Group
Why use Artificial Intelligence, how to find the right direction on your projects

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Does artificial intelligence have real potential for your organization? How to analyze your business model and effectively question your data in order to know which AI project will create value in the business? Using concrete examples, the purpose of this presentation is to reflect OPTEL's thinking that each company must do before embarking on an AI project. Learn: • How to define what you want to do; • What is your real need for AI? • How to define a real project and a promising project; • What organizational skills to develop; • How to use business intelligence tools to better understand your AI needs.

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Thursday 6th June 2019, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

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