Events 2021

Fraunhofer IOSB at Control Virtual 2021 - The International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance

Online / May 18, 2021 - December 31, 2021

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Looking inside a virtual factory in which spectroscopy can be used for the analysis of products from the food sector across all processes

The most important international trade event for all topics related to measuring and testing technology as well as vision technology, image processing and sensor technology will be digitally available to qualified professionals worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 18.5.21 without a time limit.

The modular intelligent process analytics for Industry 4.0

The Fraunhofer IOSB presents a modular and intelligent process analytics system for the acquisition of quality-relevant material parameters by means of optical spectroscopy. Designed as a modular system, individual solutions for quality and process control can be implemented easily and cost-effectively. The evaluation of the spectroscopic measurement data is performed by embedded AI (artificial intelligence) at the sensor level, so that calibrated quality and material parameters can be transferred directly to the process and plant control.

The presented inspection technology can be used in a variety of ways across industries. Other areas of application range from agricultural production to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to the recycling of plastics and textiles.

Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision joint booth:

Despite the cancellation of Control as a presence trade show for the year 2021, the new developments of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision remain relevant and we would like to invite you to get an online overview of the digital exhibits at the joint booth of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision.

13th Technology Day of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision

October 27 - 28, 2021

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The Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision Technology Days offer a comprehensive insight into the field of image processing and optical measuring with an overview of their current technologies, which are further illustrated by examples of previously successful solutions. In addition, participants can get a glimpse into the future of a variety of up and coming technologies.

Target audience

The Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision Technology Days were intended for representatives of nearly all industrial sectors including research and development, who are interested in the practical applications of image processing technologies. The accompanying exhibition offers a communication platform to broaden the dialogue and to foster cooperation with experts.

Range of Information

  • Short lectures
  • Exhibition
  • Exchange of opinions and experiences with experts

Here we are represented with a lecture (only in German):

Machine learning in visual inspection
Robin Gruna  on 10/27/2021 at 12:00 a.m.

SOLIDS RegioDays Karlsruhe

October 6, 2021

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Sorting systems for bulk materials and recycling

The 1-day trade fair is the meeting place for the entire bulk solids industry.
Trade visitors meet regional exhibitors who offer them solutions for their specific concerns.

Exchanging ideas and networking as well as initiating business between decision-makers and renowned companies are the focus of the bulk solids trade fair.

Here we are represented as a competence partner with 2 presentations (only in German):

Sensor-based bulk material sorting: fields of application and innovations.
M. Sc. Georg Maier at 10:00 a.m.

Hyperspectral Imaging for sensor based bulk material sorting
M. Sc. Benjamin-Alexander Timmerbeil at 10:30 a.m.

and present at the opening of the lecture series Sensor Based Bulk Sorting
by apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Längle at 09:50 am.

VISION 2021 trade fair - VDMA Technology Days

October 5 - 7, 2021

State-of-the-art analysis technology makes the spectral information of the material visible.

The Industrial VISION Days are the world's largest lecture forum for machine vision. Here you can learn about visionary topics from the machine vision industry. The forum is organized by VDMA Machine Vision.

At the joint booth, we as IOSB and KCM (Karlsruhe Center for Material Signatures) are represented with our exhibit "Schokoagent" the demonstrator SmartSpectrometerInsight.

Visit us in hall 8 at booth E51.2.

AHMT - XXXV. Mess­tech­ni­sches Sym­po­si­um

September 22-23, 2021

The host of the AHMT Symposium 2021 is the University of Kassel, the Department of Measurement Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.

The Arbeitskreis der Hochschullehrer für Messtechnik e. V. (AHMT) is an association of university professors who are or have been active in the field of measurement technology in research and teaching.

As an interdisciplinary field they deal with:

  • Measurement principles and their physical fundamentals,
  • the modeling and simulation of measurement processes,
  • the engineering implementation,
  • the transfer into industrial application.

Here we are represented with a contribution:

Sensitivity enhanced roll-angle sensor by means of quarter-waveplates.
Chia-Wei Chen on 09/22/2021; Session 2: Measurement of mechanical quantities.

Thermografie Forum Eugendorf 2021

September 17 - 18, 2021

The organizer is the Austrian Society for Thermography, professional association for technical thermography and testing of building airtightness. Topics of the forum:

  • The use of infrared thermography has become indispensable in many areas of development and quality assurance, as well as in the maintenance of technical systems.
  • The air tightness measurement is an indispensable instrument for the determination of the tightness of building envelopes - and often a condition for the conversion of modern energy concepts.
  • The Thermografie-Forum-Eugendorf has established itself for many years as a central platform for information and exchange of experience in these fields.

    Here we are represented with a lecture:

    Hyperspectral Imaging for Characterization and Sorting of Plastics.
    Benjamin-Alexander Timmerbeil on 09/17/2021 at 11:10 a.m.

OSA - Optical Design and Fabrication Congress 2021

June 27, 2021 - July 1, 2021

Optical design and fabrication is playing an increasingly important role in our modern society as more and more applications for optics are developed, especially in the areas of imaging, sensing and lighting systems.

The 2021 OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress will address these topics in detail: optical fabrication and testing, and free-form optics, and will bring together scientists, engineers, and designers.

We were represented with two papers:

Resolution Enhancement of low-NA Objectives in Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy by Diffractive Lens Arrays
Zheng Li on 6/29/2021 from 9:15 - 9:30 am; Blog: Jtu2A.6
Link to the website

Robustness Estimation of Simple Lens Systems by Machine Learning

Chia-Wei Chen on 06/30/2021 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm; Blog IW3A.4
Link to the website

2nd place at the 16th InformatiCup 2021 of the German Informatics Society (GI)

May 15, 2021

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Our DHBW student Mr Felix Lehnerer (Department of Visual Inspection Systems) together with his fellow student Silas Schnurr alias "Team Lehnurr", achieved 2nd place at the 16th InformatiCup 2021 of the German Informatics Society (GI).

The GI competition challenges students to independently familiarise themselves with new technologies and to develop solutions to problems in teamwork from the knowledge they have acquired.

The "spe_ed" task was to write a programme that automatically plays a game and wins. What sounds like fun at first actually has a lot to do with computer science.

"Lehnurr" prevailed against 30 teams and was allowed to present its solution with four other teams in a three-hour final round on 22 April. Due to the current situation, the presentations took place virtually and were broadcast live.

Here is the link to the presentation (only in German)

OCM 2021 - 5th Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials

Oline / March 17, 2021 - March 18, 2021

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The state of the art in optical characterization of materials is advancing rapidly. New insights into the theoretical underpinnings of this research have been gained and exciting developments have been made in practice, driven by new applications and innovative sensor technologies that are constantly evolving.

The great success of past conferences proves the need for a platform to present, discuss and evaluate the latest research results in this interdisciplinary field. For this reason, the International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM) will be held for the fifth time in March 2021.

OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2021

Online / March 16, 2021

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Networking and expertise for photonics and machine vision organisations:

SpectroNet, the photonics and machine vision cluster, interested stakeholders from industry, biology, medicine, environment and security the latest developments in optical characterisation of materials.

At the virtual OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2021 (SCC 2021), geo-, colour-, multi-, hyper- and full-spectral photonic measurement applications will be presented.