VISION Show, leading machine vision trade fair, returns to Stuttgart
Machine vision professionals from around the world will gather at Messe Stuttgart in Germany next week for the return of VISION, October 5-7. The biennial show was canceled in 2020.
“As the world’s leading trade fair has not been held for three years, we look forward to a homecoming atmosphere,” Florian Niethammer, VISION project manager, told Photonics Media. The event will highlight the latest trends and topics in machine vision, including hyperspectral imaging, robotic vision and on-board vision.
Attendees can look forward to a conference and exhibition program showcasing new solutions, ideas and perspectives, Niethammer said.
The exhibition areas of the show will cover systems and components, applications and services. The systems and components will include cameras, machine vision software and sensors. Applications, such as optical character recognition (OCR), print inspection and 2D and 3D robotic vision, will be presented. Consultation, training and specialized literature will be among the services offered during the event.
The exhibition will reflect current and emerging industry market dynamics, ranging from emerging players focused on automation technology to expanded businesses and newly formed business constellations – such as the TKH Group and the Teledyne Group of Companies. Imaging – which have been forged by recent mergers and acquisitions, he said.
In collaboration with VDMA (The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), the organizers are planning the return of Industrial VISION Days, a forum in which live presenters present innovations, trends and new products in the machine vision industry. The forum will be broadcast live and offered on demand for the first time.
The VISION Award, which rewards the best innovations in the field of machine vision, will also be presented live on stage. The winner will be announced by a jury of industry experts.
New companies attending the event include those attending the premiere of VISION Start-up World, which will highlight approaches and innovations in camera technologies, artificial intelligence and deep learning software, and advanced image processing systems, Niethammer said. Visitors can also talk to system integrators and solution providers, who will showcase their products and services for various application markets in the trade fair integration area.
The Motek and parts2clean trade fairs are also new this year and will run alongside the VISION trade fair. Participants of the two guest fairs will have the opportunity to visit the VISION fair free of charge.
For more information about the fair, visit www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision/en.