3rd March 2016 - The Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Circuit Towcester, Northamptonshire

The UK learning and networking event for machine vision: STEMMER IMAGING in conjunction with the European Imaging Academy is pleased to announce the 2016 Machine Vision Technology Forum to be held on the 3rd March 2016 at the Silverstone Wing Exhibition and Conference Centre - Home of the British Grand Prix, centrally located between Birmingham and London.


  • Experience one day packed with technical information, informative live demonstrations, as well as interesting conversations.
  • Select from 50 lectures in parallel lecture blocks
  • Visit the exhibition of leading machine vision suppliers


The registration for the Machine Vision Technology Forum, THE UK learning and networking event for machine vision is now completed.



For more information about the event, presentations and exibition download PDFs

Seminar flyer Presentation overview Programme overview
Lectures presenting current technological developments
The seminar programme will feature 50 seminars split over 6 parallel tracks and will focus on learning rather than product presentations. These tracks covering all aspects of machine vision theory as well as extended hands-on sessions using the latest machine vision technology. Some tracks will be delivered by industry experts from the industry's leading manufacturers.
Attendees will also be able to view the latest technology and demonstrations from 32 manufacturers at the co-located exhibition as well as have one to one discussions with experts throughout the day. During registration you will be able to configure your personal agenda and request specific meetings and discussions.

Machine Vision Newbies
For Machine Vision Newbies
Learn how machine vision can add value. Acquire knowledge of what to ask when specifying and buying vision systems. Meet integrators and gain contacts in the growing area of automation.
Machine Vision Experts
For Machine Vision Experts
Hear from industry experts about new techniques, new standards and new technologies. Meet with the largest gathering of machine vision technology manufacturers in the UK.


08:30-10:00 Registration / Exhibition
10:00-10:55 Presentations
11:00-11:25 Coffee break / Exhibition
11:30-12:25 Presentations
12:30-13:55 Lunch break / Exhibition
14:00-14:55 Presentations
15:00-15:25 Coffee break / Exhibition
15:30-16:25 Presentations
17:30End exhibition


The Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN

Silverstone is situated just off the A43 between the M40 and M1 between London and Birmingham. Free car parking is provided. There are a number of hotels within a short drive please request information when registering.


Comments from attendees of the German Machine Vision Technology Forum held in 2015:

"This event creates a competent machine vision network of vendors, developers and users. The technology forum offers the perfect platform to exchange different ideas in various areas in a pleasant atmosphere."

"An outstanding event which gives a deep insight into all aspects of imaging and machine vision. Each lecture brings new ideas. I am looking forward to the next time. Thank you!"

"A perfectly organized event with clear, well-dosed and didactically very well-prepared content. Very open discussion atmosphere. Excellent opportunity to exchange ideas with other imaging experts and users."
Choose between 50 seminars over 6 parallel tracks
This programme gives you an overview of all presentations. The presentations are grouped into six blocks, allowing you to select your individual programme. A visit to the exhibition that runs in parallel throughout the day can also be selected as presentation track. The selection of the individual presentations is to be done directly in the registration form. We reserve the right to change the programme if necessary.

10:00 - 10:25

  • Multi-spectral imaging enhances vision
    (Teledyne DALSA Inc.)
  • A picture can say more than 1000 words - comparing camera images and test data
    (Allied Vision Technologies GmbH)
  • Optimum interaction of camera and lens / dump those dogmatas!
    (Carl Zeiss AG)
  • 1G-BaseT and beyond
  • Machine vision in extreme surroundings - How to protect cameras from damaging environmental influences?
    (AutoVimation GmbH)
  • LMI Hands-on (3D measurement using Gocator, ‘a Step by Step guide’)
    Double session 10:00 to 10.55 (must book both periods)

10:30 - 10:55

  • Planning and realisation of machine vision applications
  • Improving the 3D scan accuracy of laser triangulation
    (Automation Technology GmbH)
  • Improve your vision application’s performance through optical filtering
    (Midwest Optical Systems Inc.)
  • Selecting the appropriate cables for vision systems
    (CEI Components Express Inc.)
  • Fast focusing with Optotune's electrically focus-tuneable lenses
    (Optotune Switzerland AG)
  • LMI Hands-on (continued)

11:00 - 11:25

  • Coffee / Exhibition
  • BOA Hands-on (Creating MV applications in Teledyne DALSA BOA smart cameras)
    Double session 11:00 to 11:55 (must book both periods)

11:30 - 11:55

  • Inspection of moving objects - technologies for image acquisition and analysis
  • The dark side of LEDs!
    (CCS Europe N.V.)
  • CMOS sensors are coming of age
    (JAI A.S.)
  • The perfect lens ?!
    (Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH)
  • Boosting processing power with built-in FPGA image preprocessing
    (Adlink Technologies Inc.)
  • BOA Hands-on (continued)

12:00 - 12:25

  • Intelligent lighting - advantages of intelligent lighting within machine vision systems
    (Gardasoft Vision Ltd.)
  • Learn from the practise: Which sensor and which interface suites which application
    (Allied Vision GmbH)
  • SVL - Enlightened illumination techniques
    (Smart Vision Lights)
  • Shape from Shading – surface inspection for challenging surfaces
    (SAC Sirius Advanced Cybernetics GmbH)
  • Achieving exceptional HD and UHD images in outdoor applications with integrated lenses and smart features.
  • Sherlock Hands-on (How to create your first machine vision solution in Sherlock multi camera software)
    Double session 12:00 to 12:55 (must book both periods)

12:30 - 13:00

  • Sherlock Hands-on (continued)
  • Lunch / Exhibition

13:00 - 13:30

  • Lunch / Exhibition

13:30 - 14:00

  • Lunch / Exhibition
  • LMI Hands-On (3D measurement using Gocator, ‘a Step by Step guide’)
    Double session 13:30 to 14:25 (must book both periods)

14:00 - 14:25

  • Challenges when inspecting components - detection & elimination of error sources
  • Line scan illumination - the art of line scan
    (Metaphase Technologies Inc.)
  • Inspection of sophisticated surfaces with contact image sensors
    (Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.)
  • How smart cameras are changing the way vision is implemented in factories
    (Teledyne DALSA Inc.)
  • GenAPI interna - What exactly happens when accessing a camera feature via GenAPI using the reference implementation 3.0? (STEMMER IMAGING GmbH)
  • LMI Hands-on (continued)

14:30 - 14:55

  • Solutions for inspection of shiny object surfaces
  • Quality assurance and fault analysis with high-speed cameras
    (Optronis GmbH)
  • State-of-the-art acquisition mechanisms and their properties
    (Silicon Software GmbH )
  • Independent and future-proof: decoupling of hardware and software through image abstraction
  • USB3 Vision – where does the journey lead to?
  • BOA Hands-on (Creating MV applications in Teledyne DALSA BOA smart cameras)
    Double session 14:30 - 15:25 (book both periods)

15:00 -15:25

  • Boa Hands-on (continued)
  • Coffee / Exhibition

15:30 - 15:55

  • How modern camera features are changing machine vision, part 1
    (Teledyne DALSA Inc.)
  • Effects of pixel size in line scan cameras
    (JAI A.S.)
  • 3D Real world applications, part 1
    (LMI Technologies Inc.)
  • New approaches for pattern recognition and automatic learning
  • Selection of the right MV-laser in terms of applications related parameters
    (Z-Laser Optoelektronik GmbH)
  • Sherlock Hands-on (How to create your first machine vision solution in Sherlock multi camera software)
    Double session 15:30 - 16:25 (book both periods)

16:00 - 16:25

  • How modern camera features are changing machine vision, part 2
    (Teledyne DALSA Inc.)
  • 3D Real world applications, part 2
    (LMI Technologies Inc.)
  • Chemical colour imaging and its advantages by deploying hyperspectral cameras for industrial applications
    (Perception Park)
  • How to improve accuracy / repeatability on non-contact temperature measurement by selecting the right IR spectrum
  • Influence of variable aperture stop in telecentric imaging lenses
    (Sill Optics GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Sherlock Hands-on (continued)

An event of STEMMER IMAGING in cooperation with the European Imaging Academy