North American machine-vision event set for May 4-6
FEBRUARY 3--Practical solutions for companies planning to apply machine-vision technology is the focus of The Vision Show and Conference East at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, May 4-6, 2004.
FEBRUARY 3--Practical solutions for companies planning to apply machine-vision technology is the focus of The Vision Show and Conference East at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, May 4-6, 2004. Some 100 machine-vision suppliers will exhibit at the trade show, which is reportedly North America's largest showcase of machine-vision components and systems. Among the companies slated to exhibit are Advanced Illumination, Basler, Cognex, Coreco Imaging, DALSA, Data Translation, Datacube, DVT, Edmund Optics, Hamamatsu Photonic Systems, JAI Pulnix, Matrox, National Instruments, PPT Vision, RVSI, Sony, StockerYale, Toshiba, and Volpi.
The accompanying conference features in-depth tutorials and sessions on topics such as the fundamentals of machine vision, lighting & optics, how to select machine-vision components, color machine-vision solutions, x-ray vision, 3-D vision solutions, the latest advances in smart cameras and sensors, nonvisible imaging, machine-vision software, integrating machine-vision systems, vision for robot guidance, vision for security applications, and successful applications of vision (covering a wide range of industries).
"With ten sessions and six tutorials, this is the largest machine vision conference we've ever held," said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, executive director of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI), the trade group sponsoring the event. "We're focused on practical solutions that attendees can immediately put to use at their companies. Whether they are current or potential users, OEMs or system integrators, or researchers trying to develop new solutions, they'll find invaluable information at this conference. They'll also find the latest products from around the world, and meet all of the industry leaders," Burnstein explained.
To help attendees learn about new products and the solutions they provide, The Vision Show East will offer free new-product talks on the show floor. Entitled "Straight Talk on New Products," this area will focus on products that have been introduced within the past six months. The new product talks will not overlap the paid conference sessions so that conference attendees won't miss anything.
The Vision Show East is collocated with two other automation shows at Hynes Convention Center: NEPCON East/Electro and Assembly East. Attendees of any of the shows will receive free admission to the other shows. "We think this collocation provides a tremendous amount of value for manufacturing companies. In just one or two days, key engineering and manufacturing professionals can see a wide range of technologies, hundreds of companies, and find solutions to multiple problems," Burnstein noted.
Founded in 1984, the AIA now represents more than 200 machine-vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms. In addition to The Vision Show, AIA is best known for its annual Machine Vision Market Study, the annual AIA Business Conference, and Machine Vision Online: www.machinevisionlineonline.org.