The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA; Wallington, UK) -- a Special Interest Group of the PPMA (Processing and Packaging Manufacturing Association) -- has established the first award in the UK for innovation in industrial vision.
The award will be made for the ‘Most Innovative Machine Vision Project’ and is part of the PPMA Group of Associations Industry Awards 2012.
The award is open to all vision equipment suppliers, system integrators or end users that have installed an innovative vision system between January 2011 - June 2012. Judges will look for an application that increases productivity and will also consider aspects such as design, safety and creativity.
Entries are free and should consist of a description in less than 800 words stating why the application should win the award. The entry should be supported by photographs and testimonials from users where possible.
Initial submissions should be made by April 30, 2012 by e-mail to Grant Collier (email@example.com) at the PPMA or by mail to PPMA Group 2012 Awards, PPMA Ltd, 34 Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9AA.
The award will be shortlisted and judged by a fully independent panel of industry specialists. The awards ceremony will take place in front of 400 industry leaders, press and government in Birmingham on the evening of September, 25 2012 -- the first night of the PPMA show.
-- by Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design