Web Seminar: "VDMA Robotomation Technology Update: Robot Vision Trends" on 2nd July 2021, Friday at 03:30 pm IST

VDMA India

Cameras generate images that are automatically analyzed by software. Machine vision systems perform quality tests, guide machines, control processes, identify components, read codes and deliver valuable data for optimizing production. Machine Vision is constantly capturing new fields of application – also beyond the arena of manufacturing – always striving for higher quality, efficiency and product safety.

Machine Vision – enabling machines to see and to understand
Cameras generate images that are automatically analyzed by software. Machine vision systems perform quality tests, guide machines, control processes, identify components, read codes and deliver valuable data for optimizing production. Machine Vision is constantly capturing new fields of application – also beyond the arena of manufacturing – always striving for higher quality, efficiency and product safety.

Robotics in combination with machine vision: AN UNBEATABLE TEAM
Machine vision systems have a huge range of talents: they check quality, guide machines, control processes, identify components, read codes and supply valuable data on optimizing production. All this helps to automate robots reliably, safely and precisely, thus improving their overall performance. In this web seminar, three companies will highlight some technological updates and will demonstrate the contribution robotics paired with machine vision can make to efficient production.

 

 

We were privileged to have esteemed speakers joining us for this interactive and informative session:

  • Anne Wendel, Director, VDMA Robotics + Automation, Machine Vision 
  • Dr.-Ing. Michael Kleinkes, Managing Director, VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH
  • Michael Scheffler, Sales Development Manager APAC, Car Body Solutions - Automated Inspection, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
  • Uday Dixit, Product Sales Manager, Industrial Quality, Carl Zeiss India
  • Peter Wiklund, Senior Business Development Manager, LMI Technologies GmbH
  • Pawan Raikwar, Technical Manager, Geo Informatics Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India

The moderation of the session was conducted by Ms. Jamly John, General Manager VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd who gave an insight about the activities of VDMA India, the flow of the web seminar and introduced the esteemed speakers.

The opening remarks were given by Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd. He spoke about how the advancement in technology has resulted in the change in manufacturing. The change has resulted in developments in areas including robotics, collaborative automation and industrial vision which have enabled to apply those developments in all production environments for high as well as low volumes. He then gave a brief introduction about the topic in focus machine vision and industrial robots and also explained the benefits resulting in improving the systems.

Ms Anne Wendel, Director, VDMA Robotics + Automation, Machine Vision gave an address on Robotic + Automation - Market Overview. Ms. Wendel explained about the subsectors of Robotics and Automation i.e. Machine Vision, Integrated Assembly Solutions & Robotics. She then headed over to give an overview about robotics in the world, in India and The German Machine Vision industry showcasing statistics from the International Federation of Robotics. She also informed all the attendees about the VDMA Machine Vision Brochure which is available on www.vdma.org 

The web seminar then spearheaded with the first member speaker of the day Dr.-Ing. Michael Kleinkes, Managing Director, VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH. He spoke on the topic Robot vision dimensions. He spoke in detail about Bin Picking, Robot guidance, Pose Recognition & Robot inspection. Dr. Kleinkes had some interesting videos to share with the attendees to understand the technicalities of the points he was covering. He explained how Bin picking has been a core problem in computer vision and robotics and what is the solution being offered in reality as against the theory. He also displayed a lab demo video in order to make it more understandable to the audience. He touched upon the topic of 3D Inspection, robot guidance and path correction and how VMT offers a common software platform to operate. He concluded in an interesting fashion by displaying the QR code so the attendees can easily connect with him for more information.

The second technical presentations were by the 2 speakers from Carl Zeiss Mr. Michael Scheffler, Sales Development Manager APAC, Car Body Solutions - Automated Inspection, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions & Uday Dixit, Product Sales Manager, Industrial Quality, Carl Zeiss India. The speakers spoke in detail about Robotics for InLine-Inspection and Metrology. The speakers had 5 different case studies to share with the attendees’ viz. Geometry Measurement, InLine Metrology, Gap & Flush, Surface Inspection & Surface Digitization. For each case study they displayed a video. They explained the application fields for all the mentioned case studies, the products and solutions being offered for the case studies and the strategies in order to ensure reduction of errors.

The third technical presentation were from the speakers from LMI Technologies and their Indian counterpart Geo Informatics Consultants Pvt. Ltd. We had Mr. Peter Wiklund, Senior Business Development Manager LMI Technologies GmbH & Mr. Pawan Raikwar, Technical Manager, Geo Informatics Consultants Pvt. Ltd. joining us for the last leg of the presentations for the web seminar. The speakers spoke on Collaborative Robots Enabled with 3D Vision for Inspection Applications. They spoke in detail about the challenges of robots and the advantages and benefits of 3D vision. They explained the 3D Scanning Technologies and also how robot aligned with a sensor helps in automation, inspection & optimisation. They concluded with explaining the Gocator integration, advantages of 3D Smart Sensors and shared a link with the attendees to test a virtual 3D sensor.

Finally, we had the Q&A session moderated and conclusion by Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd. where he took up several interesting and pertinent questions posed by the attendees. We had an overwhelming participation of 211 attendees from the industry joining us for the web seminar.