Machine vision is a dynamic field: STEMMER IMAGING and our suppliers are the world´s leading manufacturers for machine vision components and solutions, introducing many brand new developments several times a year.
For the first time, STEMMER IMAGING is expanding its portfolio and acquires a stake in a software specialist, namely Perception Park GmbH, the Austrian provider of the data processing platform Perception System & Studio.
Ruggedised versions of the MPW2 series of C-mount 5 Mpixel ultra-low distortion machine vision lenses have been introduced by Computar. The new MPW2-R Series of lenses is designed specifically to withstand strong shocks, vibrations and huge variations in temperatures in demanding factory automation environments.
The new Dimension range of lenses from Zeiss has been designed for precise high-end applications, where distortion, vignetting and colouring issues must be minimised. Developed specifically for C-mount cameras, these new lenses provide high contrast, razor-sharp images, even at maximum aperture. They are virtually distortion-free across the entire area of sensors up to 4/3” and can resolve pixel sizes down to 2 μm.
Bergader Privatkäserei, established in 1902, relies on state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional craftsmanship in the manufacture of its cheese specialities. A hyperspectral imaging system is being used for the first time for the packaging of the blue cheese ‘Bergader Edelpilz’.
The new FC series of 1.1" C-Mount lenses from Kowa has been designed for use with 12 megapixel sensors with an image circle up to 17.6 mm. They are optimised to prevent unwanted shading on the new Sony IMX253 and IMX304 CMOS sensors by matching with the micro lenses on the sensors’ 3.45 µm pixels.
The RMX Series of compact ring lights from Smart Vision Lights features a silicone lens and is optimised for radial and bright field applications. With working distances of 100–500 mm, they can be used in a variety of markets and industries. Extremely small and lightweight, the lights can be used even where there are severe mounting restrictions.
A new, wide angle lens with a focal length of 25 mm has been added to the Zeiss Interlock range of compact, lightweight lenses. These are designed for use with large format area and line scan cameras. The full metal housing, locking screws for focus and aperture and their resilience to dust, water and vibration make these lenses ideally suited to use in very harsh industrial environments.
STEMMER IMAGING AG achieved another record year on the
basis of the provisional figures. As such, adjusted EBITDA increased by 46.1 per cent to
EUR 11.1 million in the 2017/2018 financial year (previous year: EUR 7.6 million). According
to preliminary calculations, consolidated revenue climbed by 14.0 per cent to
EUR 100.6 million in the reporting year (previous year: EUR 88.3 million).