Sonntag, 18. März 2018

VISION to show trend themes



The preparations of the trade fair for the machine vision industry, VISION 2018, from 6 to 8 November in Stuttgart, are in full swing. Trend topics at the trade fair are embedded vision, deep learning and hyperspectral imaging.

 - Round Table prior to the fair in Stuttgart.
© Messe Stuttgart
Round Table prior to the fair in Stuttgart.

Over 450 exhibitors are again expected to take part in VISION 2018, the organizer states. According to that, more than 300 companies from all over the world have already registered for the trade fair. In addition to traditional industrial applications, non-industrial applications have also become much more important in the last few years. The exhibitors will therefore present, for example, applications for the areas of traffic, food and beverage technology, and medical technology. Machine vision is also gaining ground in the agricultural sector, for example in sorting tasks during or after harvesting, in so-called precision farming or through greater use of drones, the organizer says.

"We have an exciting VISION year ahead of us, all the signs still point towards growth. The industry is also preoccupied with the megatrends of embedded vision and deep learning," emphasised Florian Niethammer, Team Director at Messe Stuttgart. He continued: "The successful première of the Embedded Vision Europe Conference in Stuttgart last autumn was a foretaste of what companies will present in regard to these topics on their stands in November 2018. Another topic is hyperspectral imaging. In addition to purely recording images, this technology can also generate spectral information from different wavelengths. This information is then used to make statements on the chemical properties of objects. Hyperspectral imaging has become financially affordable in the last few years and its operability has been made so easy that its results can be interpreted, for example, by colour marking of different materials even without special knowledge.“

The "Industrial VISION Days“, the talk forum for machine vision, will again form an integral part of the trade fair. Other special shows, which are being staged with cooperation partners, include the "Application Forum“, the "Integration Area“, "International Machine Vision Standards“ under the overall direction of the EMVA and the IPC4Vision Pavilion which will focus on the topic of industrial PCs.