Machine Vision Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

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10:00 - 10:30Dr Luca Benedetti
Kudan
Visual SLAM in the Wild

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With Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) gaining traction in the world of industrial vision, UKIVA is delighted to welcome Dr Luca Benedetti from Kudan to deliver a keynote address at the 2019 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference. This is entitled: ‘ Visual SLAM in the Wild’, and will describe the real-world challenges of deploying a SLAM system across a variety of applications as well as designing a SLAM system that's versatile both in terms of hardware and software.
14:00 - 14:30Minh-Tri Pham
Winnow
Sustainability in the food industry: AI Vision tools reduce food waste at IKEA.

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Winnow Vision is a new tool which will allow kitchens to automatically track food waste. It uses computer vision (a form of artificial intelligence) to help chefs easily pinpoint waste, cut costs and save time. The system takes photos of wasted food as it's thrown away and, using the images, the machine trains itself to recognise what has been thrown in the bin. Winnow’s test systems have reached and surpassed human levels of accuracy in identifying wasted foods. This means that, over time, these systems will enable your kitchens to automatically register food waste without any human interaction. Food will be thrown in the bin and the data will be captured automatically. This increases data accuracy and ease of use. Winnow has been testing Winnow Vision in the field with two of their pioneering launch partners - IKEA and Emaar Hospitality Group - since late 2017. At IKEA, they’re already live in every store across the UK. Winnow Vision is a game-changer for the hospitality industry and the fight against food waste on a global scale.

Deep Learning & Embedded Vision

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10:30 - 11:00 Jason MacDonald
Matrox Imaging
Effectively training a deep neural network for machine vision

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Deep learning has undeniably taken the machine vision industry by storm. Its apparent simplification of the solution building process certainly justifies the attention, however, misconceptions abound on how to apply the technology to machine vision applications. Training a deep neural network is as much about the knowhow and experience of those doing it as it is about the richness and quality of the software environment used to perform it. This presentation will provide an overview of the activities and considerations needed to train an effective deep neural network for machine vision: from collecting, preparing and using the training data, to setting the hyper-parameters and the potential pitfalls that can adversely affect the process and result.
11:00 - 11:30Dr Jon Vickers
Stemmer Imaging Ltd
Embedded Vision Systems – What, Why, When and When Not

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Embedded is a hot topic in Machine Vision and beyond. Arguably it has been talked about more than it has been applied, so what should the decision process be? In this talk, Jon Vickers defines the terms, discusses the advantages and shows where Embedded Systems can work. But they aren’t always appropriate – where do they not work, where is there no advantage when is it more difficult and more expensive than a traditional system?
11:30 - 12:00Bart Verboven
IDS Imaging Development Systems Limited
Machine vision on edge devices

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The Internet of Things and autonomous working robots are not the only reasons why it is necessary to analyse and react to data at the point of origin. The volume of sensor data and limited available bandwidth also calls for decisions to be made in the edge layer. As machine vision plays a major role in these decisions it is necessary to be able to move machine vision tasks from the PC to edge devices. In this talk we will discuss why a classical vision sensor is often too restricted, why PC-based machine vision is often inappropriate and the concept of IDS NXT, a solution for edge based processing including AI-based machine vision applications. The Internet of Things and autonomous working robots are not the only reasons why it is necessary to analyse and react to data at the point of origin. The volume of sensor data and limited available bandwidth also calls for decisions to be made in the edge layer. As machine vision plays a major role in these decisions it is necessary to be able to move machine vision tasks from the PC to edge devices. In this talk we will discuss why a classical vision sensor is often too restricted, why PC-based machine vision is often inappropriate and the concept of IDS NXT, a solution for edge based processing including AI-based machine vision applications.
12:00 - 12:30Adriano Biocchi
MVTec Software GmbH
Deep Learning – What’s Next?

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AI and Deep Learning are gaining ever increasing attention in the press – in many cases, with rather sensational and disturbing stories depicting a dystopian future! When in fact it is a really exciting time, with research and technology advances making AI an ever more familiar companion, there is no doubt that it will shape our daily life in the future (it already does!). Come discover with MVTec, the leading machine vision software company, which technologies are available right now for the machine vision industry and what the future has in store for us.
14:30 – 15:00Sam Leboe
FLIR Systems Inc.
Inference on the Edge

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Deep learning is revolutionizing image processing, enabling new capabilities with significantly lower power footprints. Leveraging adoption in consumer devices and autonomous vehicles, many industrial applications are evaluating deep learning or will be soon. Where do you start? How can we leverage available technologies? Learn how FLIR is ready to help you deploy neural networks with new Firefly camera.
15:00 – 15:30Suraj Vaitha
Cognex
Deep Learning-Based software for Industrial Image Analysis
A breakthrough in Complex Inspection, Part Location, Classification and OCR

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Suraj will be sharing Cognex’s new breakthrough artificial intelligence ViDi, offering insights into how the technology can help leading industries (such as Automotive, Food, Packaging) in QC.
15:30 - 16:00Dennis Chen
Neousys
Edge AI Inference Platform for Smarter Vision Inspection

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16:00 - 16:30Minkyeong Park
SUALAB
Deep Learning Vision Solutions In the Age of Industry 4.0

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SUALAB will be presenting Deep Learning-based Machine Vision solutions, which are indispensable for inspection automation in this smart factory era. To this end, she will introduce detailed technical features of SuaKIT, a deep learning-based MV software library created by SUALAB, and how it has been solving challenges in the inspection of actual production lines of its customers.

Understanding Vision Technology

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10:30 – 11:00Ryan Wilson
Alrad Imaging
Lighting and the Importance of getting it right

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Lighting is a valuable commodity in every application and getting it right is crucial. You will be guided through the basic principles of light, why we need it and how we can utilise it to improve our efficiency in the work place.
11:00 – 11:30Simon Hickman
Multipix Imaging
Like Magic! - See Beyond the Visible with Short Wave Infrared Technology

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The use of Short Wave Infrared imaging enables you to “See Beyond the Visible”. Creating powerful vision solutions, SWIR sensors give the ability to see beyond standard cameras and the human eye. SWIR imaging can be used in a variety of applications including electronic board inspection, identifying and sorting, surveillance, anti-counterfeiting, process quality control, and much more. Come and see for yourself how bruising on fruit appears before your eyes! How objects hidden behind thick fog and haze become clear and products packaged in opaque container become visible.
11:30 – 12:00Allan Anderson
ClearView Imaging Ltd
How to Specify and Design a 3D Vision System

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With 3D Vision Systems becoming more popular and accessible, this presentation will start with reviewing the main purpose of 3D before going into more detail on the main 3D acquisition techniques (laser triangulation, stereo, time-of-light and structured light), covering the key technologies and presenting the pros and cons of each one. Finally, this session will cover 3D analysis, providing examples to show what is possible with 3D. Overall, this talk is aimed at anyone who is new to 3D Vision Systems and wants to understand more about the core technology and what can be achieved with 3D Vision.
12:00 – 12:30Cameron Millar
Keyence UK Ltd
Multi-Spectrum Lighting: A Year in Applications

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Since its launch last year, KEYENCE Multi-Spectrum Illumination Technology has proven instrumental in introducing stable inspections across a host of challenging, and even seemingly impossible applications. In this must-see seminar for users of machine vision, we revisit the main concepts behind Multi-Spectrum Lighting, and illustrate its potential using real-life examples from solved applications. Senior Machine Vision Applications Engineer, Cameron Millar, covers the key features and benefits of Multi-Spectrum Illumination for creating your own stable inspection applications, including colour discrimination, glare removal and simplified optimisation of lighting conditions.
14:30 – 15:00Jack McKinley
TPL Vision UK Ltd
How to improve imaging inspection results over large fields of view

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This short presentation will give a brief explanation of Parallax, the typical imaging problems caused by it in Machine Vision applications, and how they can be solved with innovative Illumination solutions. It will discuss how to: • Produce sharper images • Eliminate “hot spots” in images • Ensure a uniform light distribution over the field of view • Reduce the cost of illumination and will also introduce illumination solutions which can help to eliminate the effects of Parallax in a wide range of applications.
15:00 – 15:30Dr Boris Lange
Edmund Optics
What MTF curves can and cannot tell you

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The fast-paced developments in sensor technology enables machine vision systems to enter new markets every day. As a result, both the camera and lens portfolio available on the market diversifies more and more, making the choice of the optimum hardware components a non-trivial task. The goal of this presentation is to help vision system designers finding the optics with the best cost-to-performance ratio when creating an imaging system. Modulation Transfer Functions (MTF) of imaging lenses are a great tool when comparing the performance of different imaging lenses, but are not easy to understand and there are certain pitfalls one should avoid looking at these information-dense data sets. Accompanying examples will illustrate the impact of application specific parameters on MTF performance, such as F/#, working distance and wavelength. Last, it will be demonstrated how MTF data can be used to analyze or derive depth of field requirements.
15:30 - 16:00Danny Reed
PPMA BEST
Addressing the Engineering Skills Gap

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Danny Reed from PPMA BEST will update you on the work that PPMA BEST are doing to address the engineering skills gap and on the new T Levels that are being introduced by the department of education.

Systems & Applications

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10:30 – 11:00John Dunlop
Bytronic Automation
Artificial Intelligence Powered Vision in Logistics

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This presentation looks at the increasing use of artificial intelligence based vision systems in the logistics sector. Traditional vision systems are limited by the need for parametrisation and binary machine logic, which presents a problem in an environment of human classification and every increasing data set – such as the logistics industry. Imagine having to measure dimensions of every stock article in a distribution centre to determine whether it’s a small, medium or large parcel. But artificial intelligence brings the ability to “learn” in a similar manner to a human building their experience. This cognitive technology can be utilised in many varied areas of logistics to reduce the number of manual processes and reduce the potential for costly human decision errors and its rapidly becoming a valuable tool in this expanding market sector.
11:00 – 11:30Neil Sandhu
SICK (UK) Ltd

Vision Solutions - It's not just the Camera

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Wanting to apply Machine Vision within your industry or environment has caused a few headaches in the past. Some say, a black art, some say almost wizardry. In this session we explore those aspects of wanting to deploy a solution and - hopefully - remove the mysticism and perhaps complexity of understanding that has surrounded these solutions in the past. Looking into the aspects of the simple steps of setting up a successful system and points to look for when considering what you want out of it - how do I see what is going on? Can I see how many times it has taken the picture? Can I see how many inspections have passed or failed the criterial I have set? How do I go about making changes to the criteria ? In this world of Industry 4.0 and access to data - seeing how easy this can be made available.
11:30 – 12:00Phil Dearnaley
Crest Solutions

True Cost of Production Line Changeovers

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In this presentation Phil will address the challenges, risks and true costs facing the pharmaceutical industry when completing production line changeovers.
12:00 – 12:30Jason Biddulph
Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd
Solving the challenge of Automatic, Inline Surface Defect Detection: Form, Shape, Waviness, Scratches, Dents, Bumps… and more

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Production of completely defect free parts with perfect surface finish is a challenge for many industrial sectors. Yet the expectation by the user of the appearance of these parts is ever increasing. Even the smallest of defects that are only visible under special lighting conditions can result in a part being rejected by the user, even though it’s functional performance is not compromised. Usually the defects to be detected are smaller than the manufacturing tolerance of the part, making it a challenge for conventional CAD-based comparison measurement systems to detect them. sufaceCONTROL is a 3D vision inspection system with patented artificial intelligent, AI algorithms, developed to detect and quantify the dimensions of surface defects, even to single microns in an inline industrial environment. Its measurement capability and ease of integration for both offline and inline environments, has opened up new opportunities for automated visual inspection which is not possible with current industrial 3D vision technology. Applications are being solved in the aerospace and automotive industry, medical part production, domestic appliances, consumer electronics, hand held devices any many more. The presentation will present the technology, system configuration and performance, and present used case examples for several industrial sectors.
14:30 – 15:00Dr Russell Sion
Jenton Dimaco

Sustainability – Our (machine) Vision for reducing food processing waste

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This presentation will discuss the use of industrial machine vision to help increase sustainability in the food processing industry. In particular, the speaker will look at how, by adding machine vision to existing processes, food waste both during production, and later in store, can be significantly reduced. Examples will be given of stand-alone solutions and, where machine vision is added to an existing waste reduction technology. In this case it will be shown that by using machine vision in combination with vibration analysis it was possible to create a system to detect leaking ready meal trays, whilst still in the factory, with a much higher detection capability than previously possible.
15:00 – 15:30Mike Hughes
AutoCoding Systems Ltd
Addressing the Challenges of Packing Line Print Inspection

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The coding and marking industry is capable of printing variable information at production speeds using a variety of technologies, such as laser, thermal inkjet and continuous inkjet. The accuracy and legibility of this information on consumer products is critical and manufacturers often have to deal with problems such as partially printed information, poor quality or even missing codes. The task of checking all products manually as they come off the packaging line is both time consuming and extremely risky, but the reading and inspecting of printing codes automatically at speed has proven to be particularly difficult due to the many application specific variables …… until now. In this seminar, Mike Hughes will consider some of the challenges of using vision technology to automatically inspect printed information. However, he will explain how these challenges can be addressed by using new and innovative methods of automatic print inspection; methods which include no font teaching, no configuration of regions of interest and no line-side PC.
15:30 – 16:00Rainer Schönhaar
Balluff Ltd
Intelligent Interfacing with Machine Vision

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Industrial image processing is indispensable for modern, flexible manufacturing. It ensures product quality and enables efficient manufacturing processes. Vision solutions open up a variety of powerful applications for visual quality control, identification and positioning. Smart cameras can identify and check workpieces for quality and position. This ensures transparency in your production and helps to make your manufacturing processes even more efficient. During the seminar the following subjects will be covered: • Getting into Machine Vision solutions by intuitive operator configuration and intelligent integrated software • General Machine Vision Software / Graphical User Interface independent of hardware options • Easy adaptation into an industrial network environment

3D Vision

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10:30 - 11:00Sergio Manuel
Photonfocus
Different 3D vision techniques and applications and where they are applied

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The appropriate 3D technique must be selected according the application, measurement task, object and material the object is built with. Every single 3D technique has it’s pros and cons and can only guarantee a certain accuracy level. In this seminar we compare different 3D techniques and 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 – 11:30Lucien Vleugels
LMI Technologies
Multi-view processing for 3D inline inspection

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In a growing number of inline inspection applications, the quality control engineer needs to create a single 3D height map of a target that is larger than the field of view of the sensor (or sensors). Multi-view processing offers a powerful solution to this common inspection challenge. In this presentation, attendees will learn how multi-view processing can be accomplished either by (1) using multiple sensors to scan the different views of a part in order to build a fully digitized 3D model, or (2) using a robot to stitch several scans into a single model. For the multi-sensor approach, the presentation will address how to lay up and align multiple sensors to a common coordinate system. For the robot approach he will focus on the calibration of the robot to the sensor; how separate scans are stitched into one 3D model. For both approaches, the presenter will explain on how to measure features (from point cloud to height map) leveraging a dedicated inspection acceleration introduced for multi-sensor networking.
11:30 – 12:00Tomas Kovacovsky
Photoneo

MotionCam-3D: The highest resolution and highest accuracy 3D camera for sensing in rapid motion.

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This Seminar will offer an insight into the revolutionary innovation - MotionCam-3D from one of its co-developers, Photoneo CTO Tomas Kovacovsky. It is the best close and mid-range 3D camera for sensing in rapid motion yet, due to the highest resolution and highest accuracy in its category (ten times higher than competing technologies). Tomas will elaborate on the patented technology of Parallel Structured Light the Camera is based on, its unique features, wide array of its applicability and future plans.
12:00 – 12:30Neil Sandhu
SICK (UK) Ltd
3D Vision - From Buzzword to Brilliance!

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From the initial concept of utilising 3D technologies in Machine Vision applications to gain the extra dimension, this session will explore how the technologies have advanced over such a short space of time and evaluate differing technologies. Seeing what applications, industries and pain points within today's industrial environments can be aided and resolved using 3D Machine Vision Technologies. How the systems work and where they can be used. Driving Industry Forward with the latest technology.
14:30 – 15:00Thor Vollset
Scorpion Vision Ltd


Real-time 3D microscope based on 3D Stereo Vision - 1 micron resolution

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A new Scorpion 3D Stinger innovation from Tordivel targets OEMs. An industrial compact single camera uses 3D stereo vision to create micrometer images on the fly. Baseline from 15 mm - perfect for ID with Scorpion NeuralOCR and 3D tracking.
15:00 - 15:30Mike Waters
Intel
Bridging the Gap between Consumer Sensors and Industrial 3D Imaging

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Intel® RealSense™ technology is changing the future of 3D imaging by providing high-speed stereoscopic vision in a low-cost embedded package with a large depth of field. STEMMER IMAGING has developed a GenICam Transport Layer (GenTL) for the Intel® RealSense™ cameras to make them GenICam compliant. This greatly enhances the use of Intel® RealSense™ imaging technology in machine vision systems by providing connectivity to all GenTL-compliant software packages for further processing and analysis.
15:30 – 16:00Torsten Wiesinger
Lucid Vision Labs

Advanced Material Handling with Sony DepthSense™ Time of Flight Technology

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Material handling automation is a growing application area for both industrial and logistic markets. Automating the pick and place task helps to increase efficiency and reduce labor cost. Many existing solutions use expensive structured light to capture a 3D point cloud in order to get an accurate representation of the object. LUCID’s new 3D camera features Sony’s new DepthSenseTM Time of Flight sensor. The new camera is designed to work indoors in local, high accuracy or coarse, high speed inspection applications.

Camera Technology

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10:30 – 11:00Andreas Lange
Teledyne Dalsa

Camera Interface for 2019 and beyond

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A review of the current camera interfaces available, and then a look to the future: what is coming, focusing on 5GigE and upwards, adapting to sensor speeds, advantages and restrictions, date rates and system architecture.
11:00 – 11:30Wojciech Majewski
Vieworks
The Emergence and Application for Ultra High Resolution Cameras

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There are more ultra high resolution cameras, in excess of 100 megapixels, coming to the market. We will explain why these cameras are needed and what applications they are used for.
11:30 – 12:00Sanna Leinius
Basler AG
Spectral Imaging – Time to move out of the lab

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Are you looking for affordable spectral imaging solutions for industrial applications? Join this interactive session to learn about a new type of spectrometer, designed to be far less expensive than existing technology. Let us explore the potential of this innovation project and let us discuss example applications and use cases. The innovation department of Basler AG is continuously looking for novel technologies to meet the evolving demands of the machine vision market.
12:00 – 12:30Paritosh Prayagi
JAI A/S
Multi-Spectral Imaging: Getting the best out of Prism Cameras

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Multi-sensor prism cameras offer significant advantages over single sensor cameras used in machine vision applications. Bayer, multi-line color line-scan and also hyperspectral sensors featuring color filters on top of each single pixel block-out most of the light falling onto the sensor. In contrast, multi-sensor cameras don’t block but separate the light by use of dichroic prisms: Thus (almost) no light gets lost. Advantages of prism design include better signal-to-noise ratio, higher color contrast, much lower crosstalk between color channels, lack of color interference effects as often seen in Bayer images as well as lack of halo effects as often seen in images taken with multi-linear line scan cameras. For multi-spectral applications channel separation can be customized by adapting the dichroic coating of the prisms. With the traditional machine vision industry merging with intricate measurement technologies; consistent, reliable, high-fidelity colour and spectral imaging are playing key roles in industrial quality control.
14:30 – 15:00Sean Wood
ClearView Imaging Ltd
Choosing the Best Camera Interface for Your Application.

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Choosing the right camera interface for your application is a critical part of ensuring any Machine Vision system works well. There are many interfaces to pick from and it can be difficult to make the right decision. This presentation will cover all available Machine Vision interfaces and explore the pros and cons of each one.
15:00 – 15:30Nathan Cohen
Imperx Inc.
The secrets of how to utilise cameras in extreme environments

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It is important to understand how to select a camera for extreme temperatures and harsh environments. I will explain the selection and proper implementation of extreme temperature systems and systems in extreme environments. Implementing a camera system where temperatures extend beyond standard commercial grade 0 to 50C can create challenges in imaging performance, lifespan and potential failures. Selecting the right camera and utilization of existing technologies for the system can provide a useful image, protect your investment, increase your yield and decrease imaging system downtime.
15:30 – 16:00Philippe Morin
IO Industries Inc.
Coaxpress: An Evolving High-Speed Video Interface

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CoaXPress is a high-bandwidth digital video interface designed for transmission of uncompressed video data through a point-to-point connection. It combines high-speed serial transceiver technology and low-cost coaxial cables to form a bidirectional link between video sources (ie. cameras) and video receivers (ie. vision processors or video recorders). A CoaXPress connection incorporates a high-speed downlink (video data), a low-speed uplink for control and triggering, and DC power delivery to the camera, all within a single coaxial cable. For higher-bandwidth applications, link aggregation allows multiple cables to be used in parallel. First introduced in 2009, the standard continues to evolve. Revision 2.0 is in the process of becoming ratified, with the main advancement being faster downlink rates – up to 12.5Gbps. This ongoing improvement, combined with the scalability of the CoaXPress interface, means current and future high-performance video systems can be designed and implemented with fewer restrictions.
16:00 – 16:30Stefan Waizmann
SVS-Vistek GmbH
Advantages of camera-based light and focus control in industrial imaging.

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Increasing computing power and reduction of camera size with even better camera performance was a machine vision business driver in the last few years. The basic principles of creating an original camera image – in most cases with limited lens control and external strobe control – hasn’t changed too much, though. Putting focus control and light control into the camera housing reduces the complexity of the image generation. This results in better development speed, reduced complexity of the application and reduced production costs.

Optics & Illumination

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10:30 – 11:00Jools Hudson
Gardasoft
Solving common machine vision lighting challenges

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Machine vision systems frequently often throw up unexpected challenges when designing and implementing lighting systems. Production systems that produce complex parts, high-speed throughput and plastic, metal or paper web production each have their own, specific requirements and difficulties. Unexpected challenges may cause project delays or additional expense for the unwary designer of machine vision systems. This presentation examines the issues that commonly arise in typical applications and describes the most effective and cost-effective solutions. The result will be machine vision systems that have suitable, consistent lighting and create reliable, repeatable results from your investment.
11:00 – 11:30Steve Kinney
Smart Vision Lights
Standards, System Benefits Drive Convergence of Machine Vision, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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While IIoT is one of today’s coolest buzz words, machine vision solutions have been at forefront of machine-to-machine communications since the vision industry’s inception in the 1980s. Mainly because there is no automated solution unless the machine vision data – whether it be an offset, pass/fail judgement, or other critical data – is communicated to nearby robots, manufacturing equipment and the engineers, technicians and management that operate them for subsequent action. In the past, machine vision solutions passed data along a variety of transport layers, whether it be consumer interfaces, such as gigabit ethernet, USB, or dedicated industrial interfaces such as Camera Link. Supporting data interface, transport and library standards such as GigE Vision and GenICam further improved the ease at which machine vision solutions could communicate with nearby machines. Today, these standards now extend further into the system beyond just defining the camera component through standards such as the Local Interconnect Network (LIN), Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) that enable cost-effective electronic device design and sub-assembly communication. At the same time, wired networks such as industrial gigabit ethernet, coaxial, and others are being complimented by wireless edge networks that will enable more plug-and-play operation and control with all system peripherals, not just the camera-PC pipeline. This presentation will explore how these old and new standards are enabling new, cost-effective machine vision solution designs.
11:30 – 12:00James Gardiner
Metaphase Technologies
Get the Glare Out! New Polarized Sensors paired with LED Lighting Solutions

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Polarization has become a hot trend in machine vision with the launch of Sony’s polarized sensor series with many camera manufacturers embracing the technology. While polarized sensors and cameras can help make polarization easy, you need more than a polarized sensor or camera to have a perfect polarized image. Polarized lighting can make or break a polarized image. Techniques such as cross polarization and different lighting styles that help a user produce the best polarized image. We will go in depth how polarized lighting works and how it interacts with Sony’s polarized sensor. In the presentation we will go in-depth on Sony’s Polarized sensors and best practices on paring Metaphase Polarized LED illumination, and the application that can solved using polarization technology.
12:00 – 12:30Yukihide Nakazato
Fujifilm Europe GmbH
Advanced optical technology in Fujinon lenses: Anti-shock & vibration and high relative illumination design  

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The technical advancement of image sensors for Machine Vision brings higher spatial resolution resulting in larger sensors and smaller pixels. Based on innovative optical design, Fujifilm developed Machine Vision lenses to meet these requirements and added new technologies like anti shock & vibration and high relative illumination lens design. We would like to explain the benefits of our technologies for your imaging system in our presentation.
14:30 – 15:00Mark Peterson
Theia Technologies
Optical correction of barrel distortion in ultra wide angle lenses.

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Ultra wide angle lenses with low or no barrel distortion can be challenging to design and manufacture but they have many advantages in some applications. For aerial mapping and positional guidance, these rectilinear, no-distortion lenses can maintain object sizes and relationships regardless of their position in the field of view. This is important when aligning one image to another to create maps and when high speed calculations are required as in self-driving cars. However there are some other aspects such as 3D stretching that need to be considered as well. This presentation will cover the advantages and challenges of using ultra wide rectilinear lenses. Theia has developed and used ultra wide rectilinear lenses in space-borne applications, cinematography, and environmental monitoring applications to name a few.
15:00 – 15:30Francesco Mondadori
Opto Engineering
New CORE PLUS series: Compact measurement systems for large FOVs (Field of View)

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The length and working distance of a telecentric lens strongly impacts the size of a vision system. This is especially critical when a large FOV telecentric lens is used with a telecentric illuminator, as the overall system dimensions are doubled. TC CORE PLUS series are large FOV telecentric lenses for area scan cameras, with an extremely innovative opto-mechanical design ideal to measure large objects in a reduced space. Both the working distance of TC CORE PLUS lenses and their mechanical length has been optimized to make a measurement system as compact as possible: compared to any other telecentric lens and illuminator of similar FoV, the TC CORE PLUS series are up to 45% shorter. TC CORE PLUS lenses also feature a built-in mounting flange and standard aluminium T-slot profiles for easy mounting without additional clamps, making their integration easy and cost-effective
15:30 - 16:00Graeme Thursfield
Ricoh International B.V. German Branch
Floating Focusing Mechanism - Maintaining resolution at all working distances

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Traditionally, Machine Vision Lenses were designed to produce their best resolution at close working distances of 250-300mm. When used at different working distances the lens has changes in its aberrations that affect resolution and distortion. Ricoh have been looking for a solution to this problem to satisfy JIIA (Japan Industrial Imaging Association) the S-Rank Standard (LER-007-2012Rev2) for high performance lenses where declared specification is available over the entire image area. Using technology gained from our Imaging Systems (Photographic) Division, we have managed to integrate floating focusing mechanisms into our extremely compact high-resolution lens designs. The introduction of these floating focusing mechanisms have revolutionised the design of our machine vision lenses, allowing them to be used not only for factory automation but a wide variety of machine vision applications.

Vision Innovation

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10:30 – 11:00Jason Zhang
Hangzhou Hikrobot Technology Co., Ltd.

Machine Vision Solution in Logistics

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As the demand rockets from clients, global logistics industry are facing rising pressure. All express companies are seeking to replace manual work with automation solutions, among which the automatic information collection system is indispensable. Barcode and volume are the 2 most important information of a parcel. Barcode is the identification of a parcel, while volume are important billing criteria. In response to the demand of modern logistics industry, vision solution has been deployed in many logistic process and improve work efficiency and reduce cost.
11:00 – 11:30Federico Garro
Sony Image Sensing Solutions
Using Sony Polarisation technology for challenging inspection applications – ‘adding a new dimension’ to inspection

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Sony continues to support new developments of disruptive inspections system. The use of polarization cameras will prove vital in a wide range of applications. The Sony XCG-CP510 polarised camera along with our award winning SDK, has developed models to disrupt challenging inspection environments. These markets include weakness detection (stress monitoring), vital in industries such as glass, PET and phone displays. Such Polarisation technology can be further utilized for inspection for ITS with reflection removal, scratch identification or tire and carbon fiber inspection. These are just a few applications where our unique Sony Polarisation technology can add significant value.
11:30 – 12:00Gion-Pitschen Gross
Allied Vision Technologies GmbH

Machine Vision versus Embedded Vision: Moving Closer Together

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For some years machine vision and embedded vision have coexisted side by side without interfering much with each other. But with the rise of powerful single board computers (SBC) and system on modules (SOM), those two worlds are moving ever closer together. Even though the pure processing power of embedded systems still falls behind traditional PC-based systems, they often employ dedicated hardware to accelerate certain tasks directly on the board. In this seminar, we will give an overview of the two worlds and what differentiates them. We further discuss the different approaches on the camera level. In the third part, we will address the challenges of future systems and how they will look like.
12:00 – 12:30Pascal Auer
Photon Lines Ltd
High speed stereo line scan imaging for 3D inspection

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On the Photon Lines Ltd booth Chromasens will present the 3DPIXA stereo line scan camera series with optical resolutions from 2.5 to 200 micron per pixel. The stereo concept provides major advantages compared to other 3D technologies. Providing colour images and height data simultaneously open up new applications for precise and fast 2D and 3D measurements. Adapted light conditions depending on the object surface can be used, e.g. co-axial light or cloudy day illumination. Another advantage is the perpendicular orientation of the camera to the object minimizing occlusions. The factory calibrated 3DPIXA stereo cameras use fast stereo algorithms running in real-time on GPU. The CS-3D-API gives access to the height map or the 3D point cloud. The CS-3D-API is integrated in common machine vision libraries. CS-3D-API is available for LabView of National Instruments and for Halcon of MVTec. Applications include inspection of metallic surfaces and of printed circuit boards.
14:30 – 15:00Tim Dodd
ifm Electronic Ltd
*CANCELLED*Time of Flight technology for guided vehicles - Reducing cost while adding reliability

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*CANCELLED*For more than 10 years ifm electronic have been developing solutions using their ToF 3D sensors and cameras. ToF offers a low cost reliable solution for many areas of automation, vehicle guidance and area monitoring. At the UKIVA show ifm electronic will present a number of applications and case studies highlighting the capabilities and uses of the their Industrial and Mobile versions of the 3d ToF camera/sensors.
15:00 - 15:30GeT Cameras | Daheng Imaging

Embedded Vision: How to select the right vision camera and embedded processor board

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Embedded Vision is one of the hot topics in the machine vision camera market. During this presentation GeT Cameras, the official distributor of Daheng Imaging’s industrial cameras will explain what embedded vision means, the different interpretations that exist and how you can benefit from an embedded vision camera solution. We will show you an overview which embedded development boards, like Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Firefly and Up Board, are commonly used and which machine vision camera technology is available for these boards. After our presentation you will be able to understand the meaning of Embedded Vision, the technical implications of it and you are able to select the right embedded development board and vision camera based on costs, performance and time to market. If you can’t wait till the exhibition, and you need to have information earlier about machine vision camera technology and embedded boards, please contact us.
15:30 - 16:00Susanne Rehrl
Mikrotron GmbH

Embedded, high-speed solutions

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The processes in industrial applications are increasing in speed and at the same time ever more details are required. These trends generate a huge amount of data, which must be handled, transferred and processed, often in real time. From the other side customer expectations are driving smaller, more cost-effective, easy-to-use integrated solutions, made evident by market initiatives like Industry 4.0, IoT, Embedded Vision and others. Based on higher performing image sensors and new technologies all these demands can be brought together. New image sensors combined with a sophisticated range of interfaces and embedded building blocks are the essence of Mikrotron’ s next generation of Machine Vision Cameras, allowing customers to obtain a tailor-made, but still flexible solution completely matching their requirements.

Vision In Robotics

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10:30 – 11:00Bart Verboven
IDS Imaging Development Systems Limited

Vision Guided Picking Applications

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One of the fastest growing technologies in industrial production is robotics. The major challenge is describing the environment to the robot so that it is able to interact with it and react to different situations appropriately. In general a robot is a blind recipient of fixed programmed orders and not able to process variable requirements. To be able to adapt is essential if the robot is to become an autonomous working colleague. 3D stereo vision systems like Ensenso give the robot the ability to see and understand its surroundings so that it can reliably perform its tasks and also know how it can move without harming or damaging other equipment. With application examples like bin picking and part handling, we will discuss in this talk the possibilities of a 3D vision system in combination with machine vision and autonomous path planning, enabling a robot to become a colleague.
11:00 – 11:30Paul Wilson
Scorpion Vision Ltd
Large Object 3D Robot Vision Case Study

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Picking and De-palletising applications for large objects. Robust factory automation systems for less-than-ideal-environments using enhanced stereo 3D Vision for multiple robot brands.
11:30 – 12:00Peter Soetens
Pick-it

How 3D Vision is the only easy way to get pick-and-place robots everywhere

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In this presentation, you will learn how 3D vision can easily solve robotic pick-and-place problems that are very hard to do with classical 2D camera technology. Robot users are looking for a way to teach a part-to-pick in one step, and for the robot to pick the best part available. We will show how combining new technologies, such as deep learning and 3D vision, can achieve the reliability industrial processes require.
12:00 – 12:30Frans Vermeulen
Active Silicon Ltd
HD Digital Video in Robotics

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Robots are being brought to life by the gift of vision in applications all over the world. The quality and speed of image transmission is now a USP for OEMs and system integrators involved in designing and implementing vision systems in factories, surveillance operations, automated vehicles and surgical environments. Advancements in Machine Learning are also bringing exciting new opportunities to production lines. This presentation will examine the reality of HD digital video transmission in robotics and provide guidance on which technology and hardware will provide the most appropriate combination for your application. Where long cables, lighting-fast transmission and the use of slip rings present challenges, this talk aims to offer some solutions.
14:30 – 15:00Paul Cunningham
Acrovision
Hand-Eye Coordination – Cobots and Vision working together!

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With collaborative robots taking the Automation World by storm, many of their applications are in need of a Vision system to be the eyes of what it is looking for and where it is going. From Pick and Place to Machine Tending, Quality Inspection to Process Tasks, Cobots and Vision work together to become the perfect partners in a controlled and safe environment. And with the cost of both technologies coming down, such applications are now affordable for small to medium enterprises. Acrovision will take you through the benefits of working with Cobots and present examples of robot related 2D and 3D Vision applications.
15:00 – 15:30Mike Wilson
BARA (British Automation & Robot Association)
Does UK Manufacturing Need More Robots?

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The presentation will discuss the current market for robot automation in the UK, the opportunities and the benefits that would come from an increased application of robots. The assistance BARA can provide is also described including the new Robot Integrator Certification Scheme.
15:30 – 16:00Bradley McEwan
Beckhoff Automation Ltd
TwinCAT Vision: Integrating Machine Vision into Robotic Automation

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14 May 2020, 0900 - 17:00

Marshall Arena, MK Stadium

Stadium Way

Bletchley

Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

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