The annual Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition is set to showcase the very best in machine
vision and industrial technology. Now in its seventh year, MVC is an established industrial vision
confex that regularly attracts more than 500 visitors a day and features a wealth of sector-specific
exhibitors and expert presentations.
Organised by UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association), the MVC event promotes the use of image
processing technology throughout UK industry and allows visitors to experience the benefits of
automated inspection, combining the latest machine vision systems with automation.
Taking take place at the Coventry Building Society Arena between 20 and 21 June 2023, MVC will be
its usual content-packed event, providing visitors with a wealth of new, up-to-date information with
more than 40 technical seminars dedicated to machine vision users and engineers.
Alongside the conference is an industry focused exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in
industrial vision. Combined, the confex is a must attend event for anyone looking for a vision solution
for their business.
Highlights for the show include a wealth of new solutions from some of the leading names in the
machine vision sector.
TPL Vision (Stand 45) has extended its Modular range with the addition of the Modular Tiny Bar light
(M-TBAR). The addition of this to the Modular range improves flexibility for users, providing a
convenient way of expertly illuminating small-scale vision applications that require a robust lighting
Capitalising on its 15 years of expertise and continuous R&D input, Hikrobot (Stand 13) has recently
launched a full range of new products, many of which will be on display during the show. The new
products include specially designed industrial cameras and data interfaces for high-speed
applications, VM4.3 software with better algorithm performance, more versatile code readers from
fixed to handheld, new smart cameras with compact size and powerful built-in algorithms, and new
3D cameras for high-precision measurement and robotics applications.
IDS Imaging Development Systems (Stand 39) will also be displaying new products, with the
resolution and accuracy of its Ensenso N series 3D cameras benefiting from advanced resolution and
Acrovision (Stand 18) will be demonstrating at least two examples of user-friendly AI / Machine
Learning Vision, helping conclude Identification or Inspection problems that traditional vision tools
have so far been unable to resolve.
The demonstrations will be using technology that challenges the assumption that AI / Deep Learning
vision has to be expensive or difficult and time consuming to implement, using easy to setup Smart
Cameras not requiring external PC’s or software.
For its Conference presentation, Acrovision will be concentrating on explaining the benefits of using
AI OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for various identification tasks. Whether it is a laser-etched
serial number on an automotive part or a Use-by-Date on a wrinkled consumer product packaging,
the company will demonstrate how new Edge Learning tools are making these previously
problematic applications easier to solve.
With its 12 Mpixel sensors, the new BVS 3D-RV1 3D camera from MATRIX VISION (Stand 3) achieves a
level of detection accuracy that is required for handling small and complex parts in a larger viewing
area. As a result, the camera is suitable for demanding bin-picking applications in industrial
automation and logistics.
An integrated pattern projector optimises the detection of difficult parts or scenes with little visual
texture. The supplied software library ensures compatibility with the GigE Vision and GenICam
standards and therefore flexible integration with customers’ own applications and third-party 3D
For the first time this year, MVC is co-located with Automation UK, the new exhibition being staged
by PPMA stablemate, BARA (the British Automation & Robot Association). The co-location offers
visitors to MVC the opportunity to share in the expert seminar programme as well as tour the sister
show, which highlights the latest products, developments and solutions in robotics and automation.
Big names exhibiting at Automation UK include ABB, CKF, FANUC, FESTO, KUKA Robotics, Mills CNC,
Piab, PILZ Automation, RM Group, Schubert and Yaskawa. Joining them will be nearly 40 other
companies all active in the sector and looking to raise their profiles and generate new business.
As the voice of the industrial vision industry, the UKIVA is uniquely placed to guide and shape the
content of the event, promoting the use of image processing technology throughout UK industry,
helping visitors to learn new processes and find out about the new technology designed to provide
businesses with a competitive edge.
For first-time visitors and those new to the sector, the event will seek to inform, educate and demystify machine vision. Demonstrating new technology and preconfigured packages can ease
implementation in different applications and different industries, significantly simplifying installation
Both the UKIVA and BARA are members of the PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery
Association) group of trade associations. The PPMA is the UK trade association for suppliers of
processing and packaging machinery to both the domestic and overseas markets. With more than
550 member companies, the association’s principal objective is to help members sell more products
and services through the PPMA Group’s various exhibitions, publications and training.