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  • Web Inspection and Surface Inspection

    High-quality producers of Glass, Metals, Nonwovens, Paper, and Plastics need to find defects in their products before defective material is sent to their customers or added-value downstream processes.

    Our tradition of application know-how, innovation, and state-of-the-art technology goes back a long way. In fact, we did not enter the surface inspection market; we invented it by introducing the first digital camera–based inspection system over 20 years ago. And we have been the innovation leader ever since.

    SmartView® is the most advanced and successful automatic optical inspection system
    ever produced.

    In addition to the software developed for the SmartView systems, we also offer additional advanced technology options.

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    SmartLearn Multi-Step ClassificationSmartLearn® classification combines automatic, learning classification with expert knowledge in one easy-to-use, easy-to-manage software tool set. This patented multi-step classification technology enables faster startups and accurate real-time product quality assessment.
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    Production Quality AdvisorProduction Quality Advisor (PQA) is a powerful suite of data analysis and display tools for viewing both current and historical production quality data from SmartView and other inspection system data archives. Process changes can be evaluated by trending critical defects over selectable time periods with overlays of various production parameters.
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    Web Quality Monitoring for Paper and NonwovensSmartView Web Quality Monitoring (WQM) is a powerful tool for automatically measuring the web quality and formation characteristics of any material. This revolutionary technology uses previously recorded sample images of different web quality levels to determine the quality of the material as it is being produced. Actual quality values in the same terms as the mill uses for quality assessment are reported during on-line inspection in real-time.
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    Surface Quality Monitoring for MetalsSmartView Surface Quality Monitoring (SQM) provides an accurate on-line evaluation of almost any surface property or process variable from the uniformity of patterns, cloudiness or texture of the surface, to the reflectivity of it. This enables the operator to make process changes than impact quality before large amounts of off-spec material are made.
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    SmartView Streaming VideoSmartView Streaming Video provides unsurpassed visibility into the quality and appearance of a strip surface in real time and for a long time after the coil was produced. It provides full-width, full-resolution image of the coil surface and records the entire coil for future viewing.
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