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A new start
MAchIne VISIon
cASe STudIeS
Hosted by ImAgIng And
mAcHIne VIsIon europe
2pm, Wednesday 25 March
at VTX
Fully automated inline inspection of
batteries at Renata, Switzerland
Christophe Medernach
Panasonic Electric Works Europe
Renata, a battery maker based in Basel,
Replacing the former IPOT event, VTX (25-26 March, NEC,
Switzerland, required a vision solution to meet
the quality criteria set by an automotive client.
Birmingham, UK) promises to be a leading UK event for the
The overall cost of the complete machine was
a very critical aspect of the design. The system
vision industry – and there is even a special afternoon of
needed to be capable of identifying each battery
outside the specified tolerance, while tolerating
case study seminars hosted by Imaging and Machine Vision
material aspect variations caused by the glossy
surfaces properties of the battery cell.
Europe, as Warren Clark reports
Reducing labelling errors in food
packaging
This year’s VTX (Vision Technology running a 60-seat auditorium, with a programme
Rick Marshall, Sales Manager
Exhibition), which runs alongside several other of papers planned to cover all aspects of vision,
Machine Vision Technology
interlinked exhibitions and seminars under the with different topics for both newcomers and
Premier Foods required a vision system to
Advanced Manufacturing UK banner, promises experts. Although there will be one session in
help eliminate the risk of mislabelled products.
to build on last year’s good work by new owners which UKIVA members will have the opportunity Machine Vision Technology worked to develop
Canon Communications. to showcase some of their new products, there a product verification system, which compared
Alongside the exhibition (of which there is a general switch away from the commercial
container product codes to bar codes taken
is a preview of highlights over the following viewpoint towards the benefits that vision can
from the same database. The system had to
pages), there is a comprehensive programme of offer to industry. As ever, there will be no charge
overcome problems such as a production rate
free seminars, run by the UK Industrial Vision for admission to any of these seminars.’
of 10,000 units per minute, and the need to
reject rogue products automatically, ensuring
Association (UKIVA). The ‘Vision For All’ Places can be booked by emailing seminars@
the uninterrupted flow of good product.
seminar programme includes a session hosted ukiva.org with name and contact details.
by Imaging and Machine Vision Europe magazine, Attendees who register their email address at the
A mobile machine vision system
which focuses on detailed individual case studies, VTX event will receive an email pointer to the
delivers energy savings
giving attendees a real insight into how a specific presentations on the website as soon as they are
Dave Blain, Thermascan
vision challenge was met and overcome. available there, and may alternatively request a Creating a solution to integrate a real-time
om
UKIVA director Don Braggins said: ‘We will be free CD of the presentations. decision-making system incorporating thermal
ope.c imaging with GPS, map-based information, a
eur database look-up and LabView, has resulted
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Alrad Imaging (www. computer using a new EPIX ECB1 notebook
in a national campaign to help the UK achieve
its Kyoto targets. The complexity of the
www alrad.co.uk) will be frame grabber. This is a low cost solution for use
project shows how traditional machine vision
exhibiting several new with a notebook computer. Also from Sentech

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technology can be used in novel ways.
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products at the show, visitors will be able to see the new 2 Megapixel
including a new range of USB 2.0 camera.
Automated vision inspection at
CMOS contact sensors and the VDS Vosskuhler Imaging Solutions Group will be represented
Aston Martin Lagonda
new NIR600 near infrared camera incorporating by a display of its 5 Megapixel camera as part Crispin Moakler, Bytronic

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an InGaAs sensor and Gig-E interface. of the company’s extensive range of cameras for Aston Martin Lagonda is using a multi-camera
ope The Matrix Vision intelligent cameras will be OEM applications.
automated vision inspection system for the
displayed in conjunction with a moving turntable Other products will include a wide range of
quality control of car chassis components. The
enabling visitors to see the mvBlueCougar and the lighting products for machine vision, including
system, designed and installed by Bytronic,
mvBlueFox performing a live inspection task. many new LED lighting products and a new LED
inspects around 280 variants of the chassis
components. The system is used for the 100
Another live demonstration will be the e2v light source for fibre optic light guides together
per cent inspection of components for the
colour and monochrome EliiXA line scan camera with Z-laser machine vision lasers with various
presence of fittings and verification that the
with a Bitflow Karbon frame grabber. optics.
correct part variant is fitted.
In addition there will be displays of the Sentech Flir (www.flir.com) will be exhibiting the
CCD cube camera being driven from a notebook A-Series smart infrared cameras that have the
Programme subject to change
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