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Machine Vision Conference Program

Deep Learning & Embedded Vision

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Jason MacDonald
Matrox Imaging
Effectiveness of CPU-based deep learning inference for machine vision

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This presentation will explore the use of deep leaning technology in machine vision applications. It will specifically explore the effectiveness of CPU-based deep learning inference including the benefits and considerations to choosing that approach.
Jean-Marie Jolet
Euresys
Choosing the Most Appropriate Deep Learning-based Tool for your Application

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"In this presentation, we will review classical deep learning-based tools such as classifiers, segmenters (semantic, as well as unsupervised), and objects detectors. Focusing mainly of their advantages and drawbacks, we will explain how these tools meet typical requirements of machine vision applications, and how to choose between them.
Neil Sandhu
SICK UK
Achieving Simple Deep Learning Success

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An overview of utilising a method of AI/Deep Learning from initial challenge to solution deployment. The session will look at the types of challenges that the technology can help solve, methods of structuring the teaching process and then how to deploy and continually evolve and optimise.
Dr. Antje Aufderheide
MVTec
Anomaly Detection Based on Deep Learning

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"In this video, you can see a detailed demonstration of MVTec’s anomaly detection based on deep learning. MVTec’s deep-learning-based anomaly detection significantly facilitates the automated surface inspection for, e.g., detection and segmentation of defects. The technology is able to unerringly and independently localize deviations, i.e., defects of any type, on subsequent images. You only need a low number of high-quality images for training because defects of varying appearance can be detected without any previous knowledge or any preceding labeling efforts. Training a new network can mostly be done in a matter of seconds, allowing users to perform many iterations to fine-tune their application without sacrificing a lot of precious time.
Tim Miller
NET New Electronic Technology GmbH
Ready-to-integrate smart vision solutions

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NET introduces latest smart vision technologies for a faster ´going smart´. The discussed, freely configurable smart vision solutions reduce complexity and allow a faster time-to-market. Concrete applications examples are given.

Understanding Vision Technology

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Simon Hickman
Multipix Imaging
Discover Real Colour Imaging – the advantage of a modern multi-sensor cameras

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"Multipix will take you on a journey to discover colour, when using multi-sensor area scan and line scan cameras. Learn how colour space can be used for separation and feature extraction based on true RGB data. We will explore 3 and 4 sensor cameras encompassing visible and IR.
Luke Nicholls
Quantum Design
Hyperspectral? Thermal? Visible and SWIR imaging? – What camera technology is right for my application?

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At Quantum Design UK and Ireland we offer a range of different camera technologies that cover a wide spectral range. At times it is hard for customers to know which technology is right for their application. In this talk I will summarise the suitability of each technology and what our cameras can do for you.
Allan Anderson
ClearView Imaging
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.

Systems & Applications

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Carl Wilson
VistaLink
In Line quality inspection of Reusable Transit Packaging within the logistics industry

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With a combination of 2D and 3D imaging, plastic crates are inspected after the washing process for damage and cleanliness. Using artificial intelligence / deep learning, the system is flexible in detecting a huge variety of physical defects and can differentiate true contamination from normal wear. With an intuitive graphical environment, the system can easily be trained for all types of crates. Discover the QCrateCheck solution in this presentation.
Conor O'Kelly
Crest Solutions, a CXV Global company
Packaging Line Goals: Deliver more uptime, centrally manage all line peripherals, full compliance with CFR21 Part11.

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The value of standardising device management for all stakeholders: Operations, Quality, Engineering. How production capacity can be unlocked by radically shortening down-time during batch-set and line clearance activities. How non-compliant devices (cameras, printers, lasers, checkweighers) lacking user authentication or audit trail, can be rendered compliant with CFR21 Part 11 without rip & replace. How recipe management can standardise batch set-ups and engineer-out operator error that compromises batch integrity and patient safety.
Tim Irons
Jenton Dimaco
Label Inspection: How to successfully specify and implement Food Label Inspection

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Superficially, a label inspection system seems simple. You just point a camera at the label, program in any data and that off you go. Unfortunately, this sort of system isn’t terribly useful and, in all likelihood, will not work at all. The difficulties can be placed in several different categories principally optical, mechanical, print, data, integrity and audit. This presentation will examine each in turn, based on JentonDimaco’s experience over nearly twenty years of designing such systems. We will highlight the likely technical issues and offer proven solutions to each in turn. Specifically, the presentation will consider the real-world practical problems of running a vision system operated by non-specialist personnel whilst ensuring 100% label verification, minimal false rejects, and highly accurate production data sets.
Jonathan Newton
HuaRay Technology Co. Ltd.
How HuaRay DWS solutions can help automate Logistic companies

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With the booming growth of the eCommerce industry, the overall demand for Logistic automation is growing significantly year after year. Machine vision can automate logistics companies and bring tangible benefits, such as helping customers realise reduced costs, improving efficiencies, and increasing overall output. In this presentation, we will inform you of HuaRay’s innovative DWS solution and our success story.
Mark Hilhorst
Jekson Vision Ltd
New generation blister inspection system

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BiSmart blister inspection solution uses deep learning and AI capabilities for enhanced  user friendly setup enabling quick product turnaround and reduced human intervention.

3D Vision

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Tim Dodd
IFM Electronic Ltd
Achieve your Vision with Low Cost Time of Flight 3D Vision Camera’s and Sensors

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3D ToF technology is not new. The way in which the technology is used has changed significantly over the last 10 years. Thanks to the relatively low cost of the hardware, combined with 1000’s of hours of development to optimise the use in different environments, the cost effective solution to many applications is at hand. Whether it is guided vehicles, shelf checking or volumetric weighing systems for the logistics industry, 3dToF technology could be the technology of choice.
Glenn Wedgbrow
Micro-Epsilon UK
SurfaceCONTROL 3D: Next generation, high resolution, 3D snapshot sensor for geometry, shape and surface defect inspection

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Micro-Epsilon has introduced a new range of high precision 3D snapshot measurement sensors that are suitable for automated, inline measurement of geometry, shape and surface quality of objects. The sensors stand out due to their extremely high resolution and repeatability, as well as their large measuring area. The new surfaceCONTROL 3D 3500 has a compact design and extremely high resolution in the Z-axis (from 1.0 µm). With a repeatability up to 0.4µm, the sensor sets a new benchmark in high precision 3D measurement technology. In this presentation you will learn more about the capabilities and application possibilities of this new 3D sensor product portfolio.
Christian Benderoth
LMI Technologies
Typical Applications for 3D Smart Sensors in Electric Vehicle Inspection

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John Jackson
Cognex UK
Minimizing complexity of 3D inspections

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The challenges of deploying 3D vision systems have limited its widespread adoption. From a lack of quality 3D vision tools to the need for an external PC to overcome processing limitations, 3D inspections technology is typically too complex, time consuming, and costly to deploy. However, the latest advancements in 3D vision technology overcome many of these challenges. In this webinar, we’ll discuss these advancements and why 3D is finally as easy to use as 2D to solve guidance, inspection, and measurements applications accurately, simply, and reliably.
Michael Jacoby
LUCID Vision Labs, Inc.


Bin Picking with Helios2 – High Precision 3D Time of Flight Camera for Industrial Use

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For applications that demand real-time object detection such as 3D bin-picking, Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology enhances 3D depth performance and simplifies application complexity over traditional stereo vision camera systems. The Helios2 ToF camera combines a “factory tough” design with exceptional 3D precision and accuracy into a compact IP67 machine vision camera. In this presentation you will learn how to improve your point cloud with challenging objects such as shiny metals or plastics and maximize the 3D depth performance of your automation tasks.

Camera Technology

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Gabriele Cobelli
GET Cameras
Basics in cost optimization for camera selection

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How to choose the best and most convenient camera for the project, covering camera main characteristics and features, selecting the connection type, choosing resolution.
Julian Parfitt
Alrad Instruments
GigE Cameras – The growth in Speed and Application Areas

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The growth of Gigabit Ethernet Camera applications with the increase in bandwidth and speed from the standard or 10 Gigabit Ethernet , through 25, 50 to the latest 100 Gigabit Ethernet camera technology with high resolution and high frame rates. This presentation also explores the corresponding development of image acquisition technology and data transmission methods for lower system cost whilst increasing performance.
Janice Lee
Vieworks Co
How Hybrid TDI technology can benefit customers with case studies

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"Advantages of Hybrid TDI Line scan cameras and successful case studies - Comparison between single/dual line scan and TDI line scan - Introduction of Hybrid TDI technology combining CCD + CMOS sensor structure - Real-world applications and case studies"
Steve Kinney
Smart Vision Lights
The Importance of Syncing Camera, Software and Lighting in High-Speed Imaging Applications

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High-volume, mass-consumed products, such as packaged food, are subject to both government regulation and stringent quality assurance requirements that, in turn, demand high-speed performance from the components comprising machine vision inspection systems. Camera components must deliver sufficient frame rate or acquisition speed; image processing software requires a computing platform able to execute fast commands; and the LED lighting must trigger and come to full power quickly to freeze inspection images at the precise time. Additionally, all components of the machine vision system (camera, software, and LED lighting) must work in unison to achieve the accuracy, consistency, and performance required for these challenging applications. This presentation will discuss these challenges in detail and showcase advancements that are helping to enhance high-speed automated imaging applications.
Andrew Searle
IO Industries Inc.
New High-Resolution, High-Speed Cameras with CoaXPress-over-Fiber Outputs

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The Redwood™ family of industrial video cameras from IO Industries Inc. push the boundaries for high-resolution industrial and scientific imaging, wide area observation, virtual reality content creation and special effects.  The first model released is the 654G71-CX, based on Gpixel's GMAX3265 65.4MP global shutter CMOS image sensor.  Maximum output of this camera is 9344H x 7000V @ 71fps over a quad CoaXPress 2.0 coaxial interface or the new CoaXPress-over-Fiber interface. Following this is the 447X52-CX model, based on the 44.7MP ON Semiconductor XGS 45000 sensor. This again features global shutter capability, with 8192H x 5468V resolution and up to 52fps output over either quad CoaXPress 2.0 coaxial or CoaXPress-over-Fiber interface.  This presentation will review the specifications and capabilities of these new products, discuss surrounding infrastructure requirements and recommendations, as well as explain how these cameras can make a big impact in several application areas.
Paritosh Prayagi
JAI A/S
Customized multispectral cameras: Making spectral imaging viable for mainstream machine vision

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Multi-sensor prism cameras offer significant advantages for color imaging. Bayer, multi-line color line-scan and 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. 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. In the midst of this convolution, high speed prism-based technology realizes the true potential of imaging metrology due to its unique advantages and capability of the prism block to spectrally adapt to the needs of an application.

Optics & Illumination

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Dr Boris Lange
Edmund Optics
How Imaging Optics react to changing temperatures

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From high-end factory automation to autonomous systems - the thermal behavior of imaging systems and consequently imaging optics is gaining importance in many applications. This presentation focuses on how temperature changes affect imaging optics and what system- and optical designers should be aware of in order to circumvent performance losses.
Dr Boris Lange
Edmund Optics
Imaging Optics – beyond the spec sheet

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Selecting the right lens for an imaging system can be a challenging task. A wide choice of product is available on the market, and even good spec sheets might not give you the full picture. This presentation focuses on aspects that might not be called out explicitly, but still have a significant impact on the overall system performance.
Cameron Millar
Keyence UK Ltd
Component Inspection through 3 Dimensional Change

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KEYENCE Illumination Technology has proven instrumental in enabling stable inspection industry-wide, without influence from target surface conditions and contrast or variations between good parts. In this must-see seminar for users of machine vision, we visit the main concepts behind KEYENCE lighting systems, 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 KEYENCE Illumination Technology for accurately capturing target appearance and using lighting adjustments for stable detection of difficult to spot variations.
Daniel van de Sandt
Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH

Lenses for SWIR applications

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What is SWIR? What are the advantages of SWIR applications? Application examples
Mark Peterson
Theia Technologies LLC.
Ultra wide angle lens without distortion using Linear Optical Technology

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Theia Technologies has created a patented optical design that allows ultra wide angle field of view up to 135deg horizontally without barrel distortion.  This technology has uses in navigation, robot arm movement calculation, pick and place systems, and other applications where the curved barrel distortion would affect calculations of the object position.
Jack McKinley
TPL Vision
Improving imaging results in large Fields of View applications 

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In all Machine Vision applications there are two key components you need from your vision application features, especially from your illumination: Brightness and Homogeneity. The larger the field of view the harder it becomes to achieve these two elements. It is well known that the brightness of light is strongly correlated with the working distance, this relationship is called the ‘inverse square law of light’, this means that the intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of the distance. The latter is especially critical on large Fields of view because the larger the field of view. In this session you will explore this challenge, and learn all about the most advanced lighting methods available to achieve reliable, high quality images for inspection. You will learn that Modularity is key; you don’t need a large and expensive lighting system to illuminate a large FOV, all you need is a modular, off-the-shelf illumination, easy to change and adapt to your production environment. Learn how to get the best read-rates possible by creating the Curve Effect: an innovative method to quickly find the best illumination angle and get incredibly homogeneous imaging results. 

Vision Innovation

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Paul Wilson
Scorpion Vision
The evolution of the agritech camera

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Agriculture is a sector that is seeing unprecedented technological growth. The nature of the subject matter dictates that where machine vision is used, the challenges and demands made of the technology are far greater than in most traditional factory automation applications. Scorpion Vision is a leader in Agritech and this presentation covers the struggles, challenges and evolution of the technology.
Rob Webb
IDS Imaging Development Systems Ltd
What are the latest innovations in machine vision camera sensors and how can they benefit your application?

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Today's industrial cameras impress with high frame rates and outstanding image quality. To achieve this, camera manufacturers are taking advantage of the innovative technologies and powerful pixel operations that have been integrated directly into sensor chips in recent years. In this session, we will give you a brief overview of the sensor technologies and features available today, what the machine vision world can expect in the future, and of course, what benefits will come with these sensor innovations.
Justin Qu
Hikrobot Technology Co. Ltd
VISION FOR IMAGINATION—Hikrobot New Machine Vision Product Introduction

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As the world’s fastest growing machine vision product provider, Hikrobot brings many exciting new product this year, including 2nd generation industrial camera, 10GgE camera family, line scan camera family, deep learning based ID reader family, AI based smart camera family, we are glad to bring a new and good choice for UK customers.
Michael Busch
Beckhoff
TwinCAT Vision: Integrates image processing into automation

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PC-based control specialist Beckhoff has expanded its established, highly successful TwinCAT product range to include TwinCAT Vision, an integrated image processing solution. This addition underscores the increasing importance of image processing as a quality factor across mechanical engineering, particularly in applications like Industrie 4.0, quality optimization and track-and-trace.

Vision In Robotics

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Amit Chohan
Baumer
How to Control your Universal Robot using a Smart Vision Sensor

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Presentation to outline the ease of using vision guided robotics with Universal Robots with a smart vision sensor solution. Outlining the ease of setup, a unique calibration tool with the fastest setup time.
Simon Banks
Acrovision
Vision in Robotics

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"A growing requirement in logistics and manufacturing markets is automatic Pick and Place using Cobots / Robots and Vision. Saving time and improving accuracy / efficiency are the key drivers. However, this is not a one size fits all situation. Acrovision will show where different vision technologies are used for different Pick and Place requirements. Acrovision Sales Director Simon Banks presents this live demo presentation.
Neil Sandhu
SICK UK
Robot Guidance Simplified

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A look at the various Machine Vision Technologies and how they can be easily adopted by Robotic Solutions to provide the guidance and vision, needed to carry out their tasks with reliability and accuracy. The session will look at how the differing technologies can use their specific advantages to give the most robust solutions.
Andrew Mason
RAR UK
Plug & Play Vision Solutions for Collaborative Robots (Cobots)

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For years, machine vision systems have provided the technology necessary for robots to see. Today, our plug and play technology is enhancing cobots – collaborative robots that work alongside humans without safety fencing - with pick-and-place, machine tending, assembly, and even complex bin-picking operations. With the choice of 2D and 3D vision to guide your cobot, the vision systems I’m going to talk about can complement and boost almost any picking task.
Sanna Leinius
Basler AG
Merge ToF depth and 2D color data for 3D robot perception

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Computer vision can make robots "smarter" and helps to expand their fields of application. Time-of-Flight cameras capture precise 3D depth data in real time and offer compact and robust 3D vision solutions. For some robotic applications, it is useful to merge the depth data with the RGB data from a 2D color camera. The result is a point cloud in the object’s true colors. This compensates for missing depth information, assists in classifications based on object color, or enables neural networks pre-trained on 2D color data. Listen in to learn more about 3D and 2D vision-guided robotics.

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