MVTec showcases 25 years of machine vision expertise at automatica

• Focus on new deep learning and 3D vision features • Live demos provide practical insights into machine vision applications • MVTec invites machine vision community to a get-together

Munich, May 24, 2022 - MVTec Software GmbH (www.mvtec.com), a leading international provider of machine vision software, will showcase its machine vision expertise accumulated over the company's 25-year market presence at this year's automatica. The leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics opens its doors in Munich from June 21 to 24, 2022. At booth 303 in hall B5, visitors can learn more about MVTec's comprehensive machine vision software portfolio. A primary focus will be new features in the context of deep learning and 3D vision. Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec, comments: "After a long period without trade shows, we are looking forward to interacting in person with our customers, partners, and other interested parties again. Backed by a quarter century of machine vision experience, we'll provide an impressive demonstration of our technology leadership. With our customers as sparring partners and our strong team of experts, we'll continue to be a stable force in the global machine vision market for the next 25 years."


MVTec will use its trade fair appearance to introduce some brand-new technologies at automatica. These include the Global Context Anomaly Detection deep learning feature, which will be introduced with the release of MVTec HALCON 22.05. For the first time, this allows logical anomalies such as incorrectly arranged components to be detected in images. The technology can be used, for example, as part of quality control for completeness checks and defect detection. In a live demonstration, MVTec experts will show how this new feature can be used to inspect electronic components on printed circuit boards (PCBs), for detecting both local, structural defects, such as scratches, and logical defects.

First-time combination of 3D vision and deep learning for bin picking
In addition, MVTec will present at the trade show a deep-learning-based bin-picking application. This combines for the first time 3D vision and deep learning, with the goal of robustly detecting gripping surfaces on arbitrary objects. Unlike typical bin-picking applications, this eliminates the need to train object surfaces. Therefore, no prior knowledge of the specific objects is required. This allows for a faster and thus much more cost-efficient implementation of typical applications, such as those in the logistics industry. In a live demonstration with a machine-vision-based robotics system, MVTec will show how, in the future, MVTec HALCON can be used to grasp, move, and put down objects with unknown shapes.

MVTec will also present further demos in cooperation with long-standing partners. At the booth of IDS Imaging Development Systems, for example, it will be demonstrated how MVTec software and IDS cameras can read bar codes and data codes regardless of orientation - even if the module width is less than one pixel or the code is partially obscured.

Machine vision community meets for a get-together
This year, MVTec also offers an attractive supporting program: To celebrate the company's 25th anniversary, on June 22 MVTec is inviting long-time companions, existing customers, partners, and interested parties to a get-together at the Kunst Location not far from the Messe München trade show grounds. Visitors can look forward to an entertaining and multifaceted program that will provide interesting insights into the history and future of machine vision from different perspectives as well as an amusing retrospective of MVTec's machine vision history. Participants will also be enchanted by a magical special guest. The event will be rounded off by relaxed networking in a summery atmosphere accompanied by food, beverages, and music. Interested parties can register for free until June 14 at www.mvtec.com/25years.

About MVTec Software GmbH
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, surface inspection, automatic optical inspection systems, quality control, metrology, as well as medicine and surveillance. By providing modern technologies such as 3D vision, deep learning, and embedded vision, software by MVTec also enables new automation solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things aka Industry 4.0. With locations in Germany, the USA, and China, as well as an established network of international distributors, MVTec is represented in more than 35 countries worldwide. www.mvtec.com

About MVTec HALCON
MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON's flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. MVTec HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, special instruction sets like AVX2 and NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in hundreds of thousands of installations in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification. The software provides the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as comprehensive 3D vision and deep learning algorithms. The software secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, in particular by supporting standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision. By default, MVTec HALCON runs on Arm®-based embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various target platforms. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded and customized systems. www.halcon.com, www.embedded-vision-software.com

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