Control Expo To Take Industry Center Stage

The 33rd Control international trade fair for quality assurance will host over 900 manufacturers and distributors from more than 30 countries  presenting innovative solutions for industrial quality assurance from the 7th through the 10th May, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

More than 250 manufacturers and distributors of components, modules, subsystems and complete systems who will participate at Control are listed in the special trade fair guide for industrial image processing and vision systems. Control provides the largest, most comprehensive and most international presentation within its industry sector, allowing visitors to gather information about current worldwide offerings for industrial image processing, vision and camera systems, as well as sensor technology including imbedded vision (miniature image processing systems integrated into machines and process stations).

Special Show for “Contactless Measuring Technology” in Hall 6

Long-standing, successful partnerships with renowned research facilities and industry institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute and the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance will continue in 2019. A special show on 330 square metres of floor space with approximately 20 exhibitors (hall 6, booth 6401) will showcase various technologies and solutions for contactless and non-destructive measuring and test technology. With numerous displays, the special show being organised by the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance for the 15th time will offer more than just orientation for the selection of a suitable technology for the implementation of a great variety of test tasks in any conceivable application. Within the framework of this special show, the exhibitors will also present complete contactless measuring and test systems including light section techniques, band projection, white light interferometry, holography, confocal measuring processes and time-of-flight will be covered. Furthermore, measuring and test technologies which are becoming more and more important for examining material structures will also be presented including computer thermography and X-ray systems.

Science and Actual Practice Intermeshed

Industrial manufacturing is subject to continuous change. Demands placed on the levels of quality to be attained in production are becoming stricter and stricter – not only for the visible areas of the respective products, but also at the micro and nano levels as well. New technologies and optimization in the fields of measuring technology and image processing will become necessary in order to do justice to more and more demanding requirements for quality and individuality, as well as rising price pressure. As a logical consequence, the IPA (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation) will present the most up-to-date findings in this area for the 12th time at Control. The contemporary issue of “Machine Learning and Vision – a Technological Revolution due to Artificial Intelligence and Modern Image Processing” will be at the center of attention at the special show with live demonstrations in 2019.

Trade fair visitors will be provided with well-founded insights into how artificial intelligence and new types of image and signal analysis are being used in industrial settings. The Event Forum will focus attention on the capabilities of machine learning processes and camera-aided image processing systems for quality assurance, and their possible range of applications. These include self-learning error detection based on the archetype of human vision, use of deep learning algorithms and embedded vision systems. Live demonstrations of practical examples and solutions and a digital presentation of the exhibits at an online portal will make it possible for visitors to gather information concerning pioneering technologies and their possible applications in the field of modern measuring and test technology. This year’s Event Forum will be held in the new hall 8, badged Control’s “Silicon Hall”.

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