Come to VISION, come to the Heart of Vision Technology!

The world's leading machine vision trade fair will be held during 8 – 10 November 2016 . 

All key players will be represented with even more of their latest products and innovations at the most significant and largest machine vision event in the industry. Together with many small, specialised companies, they will provide a complete overview of a product and services spectrum of incomparable breadth: from the sensor to the processor, from the cable to the camera, from the software to the illumination system, complete machine vision systems and very specific applications for the widest range of industries – from mechanical engineering through the automotive industry right up to medical technology and much, much more.

These attractive presentations will make VISION your most important platform. Take the opportunity now to guarantee your trade fair stand.

Come to VISION, come to the Heart of Vision Technology!


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15 June 2016 VISION: New top companies attend for the first time in 2016

Bosch, di-soric Solutions and ifm electronic exhibit for the first time at the leading world fair for machine vision

4 April 2016 VISION 2016: Continuing on the road to success with the industry

Messe Stuttgart picks up on new industry trends / Regular exhibitors are already planning their appearance in Stuttgart

8 December 2015 Good signs for the world's leading trade fair – VISION 2016

Machine vision continues on its path to growth/Preparations for VISION in Stuttgart are in full swing

VISION CEO Round Table in Frankfurt: Mastering Growth / Wachstum meistern




VISION CEO Round Table: Cornelia Püschel, Püschel Automation GmbH & Co. KG



“Püschel Automation is a medium-sized, family-run company, and we manufacture systems for assembly automation. Our customers are located worldwide in diverse industries. After 50 years of experience we have noticed that our customers’ requirements are constantly changing. Our mission is to construct high-quality systems, which run reliably over the long term, and this is also the mission we have, when it comes to vision technology. In terms of vision technology, we mainly need testing and inspection equipment, be it in surface inspection, contour testing or in the measurement of components. The system integrators certainly encounter their limits when it comes to the correct lighting or processing superimposed components. In general, we have learned over the years that machine vision is a rapidly developing industry, which reacts very quickly and innovatively to change, which is also very good for us. We greatly appreciate this flexibility. In fact, I am also expecting similar further development in the future, so that we can manufacture automated systems at low costs, and with 100% testing.”




VISION CEO Round Table: Donato Montanari, Datalogic Automation Srl



„We think that we are facing two major areas and drivers in the area of machine vision. One is related to consumers. So people who go and buy products from an i-phone to shopping every day and they are becoming much more sensitive to the issue of quality. They want products, which have no defects. When you buy an i-phone you look at the screen and you want to make sure that all the pixels work. You don’t accept one pixel that is not working on your i-phone. When you go to the supermarket, you read the expiration date of every product you buy. This is the new consumer. The new consumer wants quality. Quality means inspection. Inspection means machine vision. So this is the first area or driver we identify. The second one which relates to that is that suppliers of products – automotive, electronics, consumer packaging – everybody needs to track their products in order to ensure quality. Because when there is a defect everybody wants to know, who is responsible for what and who has to pay for what. So this is the second driver we have identified. To summarize: One driver is sensitivity to quality from the consumer and the second driver is traceability of the product from the supplier.”


VISION CEO Round Table: Lou Hermans, CMOSIS bvba



“I think that machine vision will definitely continue to grow in the years to come and I also think that the growth will not only come from the classical industrial machine vision applications but will come from other sectors. What we see is a lot of demand coming from cameras being used on drones in security and people are not only interested in making nice pictures but they also want to destruct information of these pictures in order to make decisions. So I think there is a good opportunity for the machine industry and I think in particular for the embedded systems – machine vision systems build into the application.”


VISION CEO Round Table: Mark Williamson, Stemmer Imaging Ltd.



“The industry today is seeing the advance of new technology products that are coming easier to use and therefore are being adopted by less experienced people. And the same time we are seeing new technologies such as high perceptual imaging that was very very niche and specialised beginning to come into the mainstream. This will continue over the next few years as previously difficult and complex systems become easier to use and become more wide spread while new solutions and application for currently unsolvable problems become reality.”


VISION CEO Round Table: Michael Zenker, Robert Bosch GmbH



“Today automatic machine vision systems already play a role in automatic production processes. They are predominantly used for quality assurance, because they allow us to detect objective and precise shapes, surface properties and other features of components. In the future the scope in which we use the camera technology will be considerably larger. We will use the technology to identify components or objects, and furthermore camera technology is the sensor system we will need in order to be able to create real objects in digital models. The requirements of machine vision will also change, they will become much more complex. For instance, the machine vision systems will need to be more intelligent, for e.g. self-learning technology. In addition, data transmission, the requirements of data transmission, will take on whole new dimensions. No other technology generates as much data in a short time as machine vision.”


VISION CEO Round Table: Wilfried Eberhardt, KUKA AG



“Machine vision systems play a huge role in the area of automation with robots. Why? They make a robot more intelligent. They make it more sensitive. They are practically the robot’s eyes. And we need eyes to check the quality. Of components, positions, and yes, we can do this sometimes using other methods, but this is to a large extent very time-consuming, and therefore the more intelligent and smarter method is machine vision. We see a bright future, and at Kuka we have the suitable software, Vision Tech, to make the connection, programming and configuration as easy as possible for the user, for the end user and also for system integrators.“


VISION CEO Round Table: Carsten Busch, ABB Automation GmbH

“We have used integrated vision already since a couple of years. And we seeing that vision technology becomes more and more important. Especially into the integrated assembly solutions from today and even more from tomorrow. Tomorrow you will not see any roboter based flexible automation without vision.”