STUTTGART, Germany — Machine vision plays a very important role in automated production and supports both quality inspections and optimisation tasks. In order to cope with these challenges more easily, the world trade fair VISION 2014 (November 4-6, 2014) will examine the key topic of "VISION 4 Automation“ for the first time.

"More and more processes are being automated and networked. This means that automation is becoming more detailed and more complex," said Thomas Nepstad, Product Marketing Manager Vision at Cognex. This is posing greater challenges for integrators and application engineers since "processes must also remain reliable, simple and easy to manage, operate and maintain," Nepstad added.

The key topic of "VISION 4 Automation" will look more closely at the connection between machine vision and automation. Different events aimed not only at machine vision experts, but also at primarily automation users, will accompany the key topic.

The "VISION 4 Automation" initiative will include the following: the VISION 4 Automation Tour, the joint stand IPC 4 VISION, a special topic block "Machine vision for automation“ under the umbrella of the Industrial VISION Days, advanced training courses within the framework of the VISION Academy, the Integration Area, the première of the Inspect Application Forum containing tailor-made talks on automation and finally also the special show "International Machine Vision Standards" of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA). The main media partner of the VISION 4 Automation initiative is TeDo-Verlag (publishing company) with the trade journals "SPS Magazin" and "inVISION."

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