Endowed professorship for Ilmenau University

Vision & Control GmbH sponsors the Industrial Image Processing Professorship at Ilmenau University of Technology and in doing so emphasises the close link between research and practical applications.

On signing the funding agreement for the endowed professorship, the foundation was laid for the development of joint research projects and the promotion of young talent.

The decision to fund the post was taken on the basis of the close and productive relationship with Ilmenau University of Technology which has existed for many years. The aim is to safeguard the key field of industrial image processing in research and teaching, and thereby further enhance the position of the university. In addition, Vision & Control is focusing on securing future talent for the company.

The endowed professorship at Ilmenau University of Technology will be assigned to the specialist field of quality assurance and industrial image processing in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and will also be part of the Institute of Automotive and Production Technology on an inter-faculty basis. The five-year sponsorship period begins when the endowed professor takes up his or her position, for whom the selection process is currently taking place as part of an appointment procedure.

Blue Competence initiative

Vision & Control has demonstrated its vommitment to sustainability by becoming a partner in the Blue Competence initiative launched by VDMA, the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau).

The image processing components offered by Vision & Control are used in a diverse range of sectors to ensure that energy is not needlessly lost and that efficient use is made of resources and materials. This is why the company, based in Suhl, Thuringia, supports the Blue Competence initiative launched by the VDMA. The initiative reflects the drive of the association towards closer co-operation between companies manufacturing machinery and equipment on the issue of sustainability and towards greater action in this area. It is not just talking shop; it is an alliance for action. The Blue Competence partners demonstrate their contribution to sustainability with facts and success stories. Vision & Control components ensure that resources and energy are used more efficiently in a range of sectors: glass and semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, packaging and the automotive industry. Image processing makes it possible, for example, to detect defective parts in the energy-intensive processing of glass at an early stage in the process; they can then be removed and recycled appropriately. This saves energy and materials. In the automotive supply industry, image processing makes the manufacture of higher-quality products possible. Maximizing accuracy in product inspections makes for products that are more efficient once deployed, again ensuring savings of energy and raw materials.