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HD Vision Systems is the VISION Start-up of 2020 // Viewers convinced by the topic of „Light field and Deep Learning-based Machine Vision“
Together with VDMA Machine Vision and VDMA Startup-Machine, VISION, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision, is calling on start-ups from the machine vision industry to apply for this year's VISION Start-up Pitch Session on 11 November.
Ralf Winkelmann, Managing Director of FANUC Deutschland GmbH and Vice President FANUC Europe Corporation, has been appointed by the Board of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association as a new member of this committee.
Robotics and automation from Germany cannot escape from the economic consequences of the corona crisis: VDMA R+A is currently expecting a drop in sales of at least 20 percent for 2020. The fundamental growth prospects of the industry, however, are positive for the time after COVID-19.
  • Robots accelerate test procedures
  • Automation providers ramp up production of protective face masks
  • Robots bring family members virtually to the nursing home
Messe München develops new event format for summer 2021 in cooperation with the industry - Further expansion of digital offering - Next automatica to take place June 21 to 24, 2022
Panel discussion on Embedded Vision on 26 February at the embedded world in Nuremberg – Statements from panelists
Dr. Lars Friedrich, Member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG and Head of the Application Technology Division, is a new member of the Board of VDMA Robotics + Automation.
  • The VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative has successfully released Part 1 of the OPC UA Machine Vision Companion Specification.
  • With standardized interfaces for machine vision, the machine vision industry is now ready to play a major role within the Industry 4.0 paradigm.
The German robotics and automation sector cannot escape the economic slowdown in the mechanical engineering industry: For 2019, the industry expects sales to fall by 5 percent to 14.3 billion euros.
Hardware and software manufacturers for embedded vision components must work together to promote the effective use of this pioneering technology. The potential applications of embedded vision in combination with machine learning are enormous.
Five-digit visitor numbers for the first time / Status as the world's leading trade fair for machine vision confirmed
  • 2017: German machine vision industry grew by 17.5 percent
  • Record sales of 2.6 billion euros maintained for 2018
Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three-year term.
At the members’ assembly of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, the VDMA Machine Vision sector group (VDMA MV) elected a new Board for a three-year term.
  • 2017: German machine vision industry posts 17 percent growth
  • New multimedia report showing the world of vision
VDMA Machine Vision records a 17 per cent rise in turnover / Success of the industry again produces record numbers for VISION 2018
automatica 2018 (June 19 to 22) sets new records: more than 46,000 visitors (+ seven percent) and 890 exhibitors (+ seven percent).
In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces.
• 2017 bringt Rekordumsatz, Prognose 2018: plus 5 Prozent • China baut Position als führender Markt für Robotik deutlich aus • automatica macht Schnittstelle von Mensch und Maschine erlebbar

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Anne Wendel
Anne Wendel
VDMA Robotics + Automation, Director of the VDMA Machine Vision Group
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Silvia Roether
VDMA Robotics + Automation, Assistant to the Managing Director
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