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The UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition 2018 was a hit! We absolutely loved the event and had such amazing responses at the ClearView stand. Our managing director, Allan Anderson also hosted a very successful and well-received presentation on understanding vision technology, titled "Vision Systems Don't Work!"

"The 2nd UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition ran in Milton Keynes on Wednesday the 16th and was a roaring success. Along with our partners at Matrox Imaging, FLIR, Photonfocus, NET, SVS Vistek, Vieworks, CVR Lighting and Munro Vision, we had a fantastic event, giving various presentations and running live demos on our booths.

After only two years, the UKIVA MVC event has become the most important event for the Machine Vision industry, in the UK, and we are proud we have played our part in getting this event off the ground. The conference was attended by our industries finest, with speakers and exhibitors coming from all over the world. In addition, visitors came from all over the UK and also many more international visitors compared with the 2017 event, so we now have a truly independent event for both the UK and international users of Machine Vision technology."

- Allan Anderson, Founder and Managing Director, ClearView Imaging

We've made all the slides from our presentation at the UKIVA MVC 2018 available for you to view and download at your leisure. As a bonus we've secured presentations from our partners and fellow presenters on the day who agreed to make their slides available as well. Find some of our favourite presentations in the slides below:

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Victor Amary, ClearView's engineer demos some of our vision systems at the ClearView stall

Understanding Vision Technology

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ClearView managing director, Allan Anderson presenting on vision systems

ClearView Imaging Ltd - "Vision Systems Don't Work!" (Allan Anderson)



Machine Vision technology and systems are created and deployed to automate processes and solve many different problems - and generally make life easier. However, even though Machine Vision technology is becoming more mainstream and more mature, many systems still fail, fail frequently and even fail spectacularly! All of this causes frustration, with the loss of time and money. This presentation will examine the key areas where failures most frequently occur and offer guidance on how these failures and mistakes can be avoided.
 

Matrox Imaging - Demystifying Machine Learning for Machine Vision (Jason MacDonald)



Machine Vision technology and systems are created and deployed to automate processes and solve many different problems - and generally make life easier. However, even though Machine Vision technology is becoming more mainstream and more mature, many systems still fail, fail frequently and even fail spectacularly! All of this causes frustration, with the loss of time and money. This presentation will examine the key areas where failures most frequently occur and offer guidance on how these failures and mistakes can be avoided.

 

 Camera Technology

FLIR Systems, Inc. (formerly Point Grey) - Transitioning from GigE to 10 GigE (Myriam Beraneck)

 
10GigE combines high bandwidth with ease of use, low latency, and long cable length. This makes it the ideal interface for the next generation of machine vision systems. The 10GBASE-T implementation of 10GigE builds on the strengths that have propelled Gigabit Ethernet to its position as the dominant machine vision interface. This talk will begin with a brief overview of consumer and industrial 10GigE hardware trends. The impact of network infrastructure, cable choice, and host configuration on overall system performance will be covered, followed by the challenges and opportunities presented when Transitioning from GigE to 10 GigE.


3D Vision

Photonfocus - Comparison of 3D algorithms to ensure accurate 3D inspection (Marcel Kirst)

 
Depending on the application, measurement task, object and material the object is built with, different 3D algorithms are needed. Every single 3D algorithm has it’s pro and cons and can only guarantee a certain accuracy level. In this speech we compare different 3D algorithms and we 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.

 

 Camera Technology

SVS-Vistek GmbH - Lens Control & Industrial Cameras finally merge! (Sebastian Bachmann)

For many years, creators of Vision Systems have struggled to make cameras and lenses truly function as one. Typically changing camera settings, means manually modifying lens settings, or even sticking to fixed lens settings and then working with a reduced set of parameters to obtain the optimal image. During this session, SVS Vistek will explore how, with the latest lens and camera technology, full control of lenses and an industrial camera is now possible. Starting with the history of lens control, discussing auto iris technology, through to the latest Micro-Four Third mount and liquid lenses, this presentation will give Vision System designers new hope in how to tackle the age-old problem of camera and lens control.

 

Deep Learning and Embedded Vision
NET New Electronic Technology GmbH - New potential of embedded vision systems in industrial inspection through smart vision architectures (Tim Miller)

 

 
With the rise in popularity of Embedded Vision Systems, driven by the availability of more powerful and cost-effective image processing units and their useful application in vision architectures, this talk explores the new potentials of smart Embedded Vision architectures for OEMs, system integrators and machine builders. Today´s Embedded Vision Systems can meet the shortcomings of traditional PC-based systems in many different ways. In order to provide guidance to Embedded Vision system developers, this talk discusses how the combination of CMOS technology in the camera and sequential and parallel processing opens up potential new machine vision architectures. NET will provide real case studies to illustrate the key advantages and limitations of different Embedded Vision System architectures to industrial inspection applications.

 Camera Technology

Vieworks - Hybrid TDI Cameras Technology (Wojciech Majewski)

 


Vieworks' TDI line scan cameras are based on new innovative “hybrid” sensor technology. The sensors combine CMOS and CCD. The base sensor has is a classic CMOS structure with much faster readout speeds and lower power consumption. However the sensors use CCD photo cells to capture the images and CCD technology still offers higher dynamic range and better image quality. In addition, the integration and transfer of stages is done by moving charge in CCDs, making this process virtually noiseless. The TDI line scan cameras based on these new hybrid imaging sensors allows image captures as fast as 250 kHz line rates with up to 256 stages. They are designed for applications where faster line rates and higher sensitivity are critical.
 

Optics and Illumination

CVR Lighting - Hyperspectral and reciprocal Lighting and Imaging (Vincent Guenabaut)

 

 
The ability to image an object in colour adds a new dimension to the data space. Equally to the spatial representation of an object, the intensity of its features in the image is key to its analysis. This intensity varies differently depending on the wavelength of the incident lighting because of many factors (change in absorption, reflection, etc). The segregation between the signals coming from various wavelengths is however a complex undertaking, and is highly limited by the imaging technology. Hyperspectral imaging offers a powerful way of achieving this segregation. When used in conjunction with a proper lighting system, it can produce astonishing results. During this talk, CVR Lighting will present a new unique approach which optimises the capabilities of Hyperspectral imaging.

 
Systems and Applications

Munro Vision Systems Ltd - Vision Box: Simplified multi-camera quality inspection (Darren Tyrrell)

 

 

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Sean Wood, our business development manager doing what the sales team does best

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Engineer Victor Amary again delving into some of our machine vision components at the ClearView stall

For those of you who missed the Machine Vision Conference, we've got some great news. ClearView will be back with another invaluable event in June - the Vision Innovations Event 2018. This time we'll be partnering with FLIR Systems to bring you a FREE-to-attend event at the MTC, Coventry. Learn more about what to expect at our event.   

Register on our website to reserve your seat (fill in the form on the pop-up to your left) or contact us here.

DATE: Tuesday, 26th June 2018

VENUE: MTC - The Home for Inspiration of Great British Manufacturing, Antsy Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU

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