MUNICH - With increasing performance and simpler operation, 3-D vision systems are going to revolutionize robot technology and complete automation systems. Numerous examples from practice for 3-D vision can already be seen at the leading international trade fair for automation and mechatronics, AUTOMATICA 2010, which will take place on the grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Center June 8 to 11, 2010.

Machine vision systems, also called vision systems or machine vision, have achieved notable successes in very different industrial user branches over the past years and developed into a far-ranging system world. The technologically simpler 2-D systems and vision sensors still dominate. However, 3-D applications are clearly on the advance in machine vision. Patrick Schwarzkopf, head of VDMA Machine Vision, says "According to our market analysis, already 10 percent of overall industry sales are handled solely with three-dimensional measurement tasks – with an upward trend! Additionally, there are the already existing applications in automation. Consequently, it is going to be very exciting at AUTOMATICA 2010, because a lot of innovations are going to be presented in the 3-D area."

The exhibitors of machine vision will exhibit their products and novelties in Halls A2 and B2. Visitors also have the possibility in the "Machine Vision Know-How Lounge" in Hall B1 to discuss with experts from machine vision. An all-day, free technology seminar (in German and English) will be offered there in collaboration with the Vision Academy June 9 and 10, 2010.

AUTOMATICA is the international trade fair that brings together all areas of robotics and automation under one roof. It has been held every two years at the New Munich Trade Fair Center since 2004. The aim of the fair is to present the entire value-added chain in robotics and automation.

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