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'Vision Solutions' is Focus of The Vision Show and Conference East
AIA Posted 05/03/2004
North America’s Largest Machine Vision Event Set for May 4-6 in Boston
Ann Arbor, MI -- Practical solutions for companies planning to apply machine vision technology will be featured at The Vision Show and Conference East at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, May 4-6, 2004.
Some 100 leading machine vision suppliers will exhibit at the trade show, which is North America’s largest showcase of machine vision components and systems. The show offers lively demonstrations of machine vision products designed for use in industries such as automotive, consumer goods, electronics, food & beverage, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and security.
Among the companies exhibiting are several with operations in the Boston area, including Active Silicon, Adimec Electronic Imaging, BitFlow, CCS America, Cognex, Data Translation, Datacube, FLIR Systems, Gibson Engineering, LINOS Photonics, Leutron Vision, and MuTech. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5; and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.
The accompanying conference, which begins on Monday, May 3, features in-depth tutorials and sessions on topics such as the fundamentals of machine vision, lighting & optics, how to select machine vision components, color machine vision solutions, x-ray vision, 3-D vision solutions, the latest advances in smart cameras and sensors, non-visible imaging, machine vision software, integrating machine vision systems, vision for robot guidance, vision for security applications, and successful applications of vision (covering a wide-range of industries).
More than 2,000 engineering and manufacturing leaders from throughout the world are expected to participate in The Vision Show East. The show, which rotates between the east and west coasts of the United States, was last held in Boston in 2001.
‘‘Since we last held our show in Boston, an enormous number of new products and solutions have emerged that make machine vision more affordable and better suited to a growing number of applications,’‘ said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, Executive Director of the Automated Imaging Association.
‘‘Machine vision is used for a wide-variety of manufacturing tasks including inspecting computers, checking to see that the correct label is on a pharmaceutical vial, making sure there's no glass in baby food jars, helping guide robots to install car windshields, packaging cookies -- the list is nearly endless,’‘ explained Burnstein.
To help attendees learn about new products and the solutions they provide, The Vision Show East will offer free new product talks on the show floor. Entitled ‘‘Straight Talk on New Products,’‘ this area focuses on products that have been introduced within the past six months.
The Vision Show East is co-located with two other leading automation shows at Hynes Convention Center: NEPCON East/Electro and Assembly East. These shows are open on May 5 & 6 only. Attendees of any of the shows will receive free admission to the other shows. The cost to attend (without a free ticket) is $45.
‘‘We think this co-location provides a tremendous amount of value for manufacturing companies. In just one or two days, key engineering and manufacturing professionals can see a wide range of technologies, hundreds of companies, and find solutions to multiple problems,’‘ Burnstein noted.
Founded in 1984, AIA now represents more than 200 machine vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms. In addition to The Vision Show, AIA is best-known for its annual Machine Vision Market Study, the annual AIA Business Conference, and Machine Vision Online (www.machinevisiononline.org). For complete show details, call AIA’s Show office at 617/954-3090 beginning on May 3 or call AIA Headquarters at 734/994-6088.
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