Major interest from exhibitors in VISION 2014

With just under a year to go before the trade fair starts, 75 percent of the exhibition space is already taken up - More room for industry PCs

The first VISION to take place in the new two-year cycle is already almost full, 11 months before it starts: to date, a total of 240 exhibitors have registered for VISION 2014. The bookings for around 75 percent of the stand space in Messe Stuttgart's Hall 1 have already been confirmed with options available for a further 15 percent. "With VISION 2014, we are expecting to exceed the previous exhibitor record of 372," says Florian Niethammer, Project Manager of the leading world trade fair for machine vision, confidently. "It is our goal to crack the 400 mark with the exhibitors."

And, indeed, the signs are looking good for VISION 2014, which will be taking place from 4 to 6 November, taking into consideration the current market situation for the industry. "Our positive forecast of plus 5 percent turnover for the German machine vision sector in 2013 has strengthened the situation. The VDMA statistics for machine vision show a 5 percent increase of orders during the first ten months of 2013 when compared with the preceding year. There were clear incentives coming from abroad, in particular from the EU states," explains Patrick Schwarzkopf, Head of VDMA Machine Vision.

A comprehensive programme of accompanying events will once again feature alongside the main exhibition in 2014, which will be of particular benefit to the visitors. Above all, the world's most important machine vision forum 'Industrial VISION Days', which will be providing visitors once again with further inspiration and incentives. This has been guaranteed by management of VDMA Machine Vision, who are responsible for its content. Anyone looking for very specific production solutions, who wants to know more about current state-of-the-art applications or who, as a newcomer to the industry, wants to find out more about the possibilities of machine vision, will find the right expert here who can provide the answer.

The special show "International Machine Vision Standards" will help clarify any confusion about standardisation, organised in conjunction with the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). Here, the findings from global standardisation efforts made by the machine vision industry will be presented and discussed. A unique platform with expert knowledge on a topic that makes machine vision technology even more user-friendly.

The theme of Industry PCs (IPCs) will be given more space at VISION 2014. There will be a joint stand for IPCs for the first time, at which visitors will find a comprehensive selection of targeted information.

"Research meets Industry" is the motto of the VDMA Technology Days. During a special show, institutes and universities will present their findings from research projects which boast promising user potential, as well as opportunities for tapping into new markets. Everything from new 3D technology to innovative methods of object classification, high-speed machine vision algorithms to concrete applications.

The "VISION Award 2014" will be presented for the 21st time, a prize which demonstrates the innovative power of the machine vision industry. Special attention is paid to submissions which set high technological standards, applications that display a particular innovativeness, as well as the importance of the development for the machine vision industry and the end user.

Around 400 exhibitors are expected to attend VISION 2014, among them market leaders such as Allied Vision Technologies, Basler, Baumer Optronic, Framos, IDS Imaging Development, ISRA Vision, Keyence, MaxxVision, MVTec Software, Omron, Stemmer Imaging and Teledyne Dalsa.

You can download the text file, photos of the last VISION and exhibition logos from the Internet at

Featured Product

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.