AMETEK Surface Vision

1288 San Luis Obispo St., 94544 Hayward, CA
United States of America

Telephone +49 721 627267-0

This company is co-exhibitor of
Ametek GmbH Solartron Metrology


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.02  Inspection technology
  •  Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection

Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection

Our products

Product category: Measurement and control

SmartAdvisor® Systems

Surface Quality Video Monitoring with Camera-Synchronized Root Cause Analysis

When it comes to web and video monitoring and process analysis in a flexible and easy-to-use surface vision system, SmartAdvisor® is the preferred choice across the metals, paper, plastics, nonwovens and glass industries. The advanced features of SmartAdvisor offer the capability to track quality issues from root cause to failure using strategically placed cameras at multiple locations, high-intensity lighting and AMETEK Surface Vision's industry-leading synchronization technology. With SmartAdvisor, you can quickly and easily pinpoint the exact cause of a defect or material break across multiple inspection locations from the beginning of a process to the end. This complete process visualization helps to reduce waste, increase production efficiencies, and maximize your return on investment.

Backed by over 20 years of engineering experience, SmartAdvisor provides the precision and accuracy you need in a surface inspection and defect identification solution. No matter how demanding your manufacturing environment is, SmartAdvisor has a variety of solutions to fit your specific requirements. Depending on your specific quality initiatives, you can opt for our standard, professional, or premium software packages. All packages are easily configurable and can be optimized based on your system and number of cameras in order to achieve maximum return on investment. See why more companies guarantee their quality with AMETEK Surface Vision inspection systems over any other surface inspection solution in the world.

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Product category: Measurement and control

VisionGear™ Slit Inspection

Automatic surface quality inspection for slitter lines with measurable ROI in less than 12 months

Looking for a simple, yet effective solution that can boost your product quality, lower your customer claims and still keep your line running at full production speeds? 

Manual inspection methods and substandard surveillance systems can’t keep up with the increased quality demands being placed on manufacturers and metal service centers. Let AMETEK Surface Vision, the leading supplier of surface vision solutions, step in and take your quality to the next level with the VisionGear™ Slit Inspection (VGSI) solution.

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Product category: Measurement and control

SmartView® Systems

Online Detection, Classification and Visualization of Defects

When it comes to surface inspection, no other surface vision platform available in the market today can offer the robust features, flexibility, and proven quality results found with SmartView®. AMETEK Surface Vision provides total vision integration with our SmartView solution by offering enhanced packages for web monitoring/event capture, surface texture measurement, web width measurement, digital video recording and playback, detailed grading and decision making analysis and product reclamation.

Using our synchronized camera technology, combined with state-of-the art software and lighting, we can capture defect images across multiple inspection angles to deliver unprecedented surface detection, monitoring, gauging, reporting and classification accuracy in real time. 

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About us

Company details

AMETEK Surface Vision (formerly known as the Cognex Surface Inspection Systems Division) is the world's leader in automated online surface inspection solutions. We have a broad product portfolio that is optimized for web and surface inspection and monitoring and process surveillance applications. 

Our portfolio includes three distinct product lines: SmartView®, SmartAdvisor®, and VisionGear™, and each uniquely enables our customers to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion across the Metals, Paper, Plastics, Nonwovens and Glass industries.

Our robust and flexible surface inspection solutions have now become a vital part of the industrial process when it comes to producing, converting, or processing flat goods, helping to increase efficiency and streamline operations, improve product quality, and reduce costs and waste. With hundreds of unique customers and over 2,000 installations worldwide, AMETEK Surface Vision continues to innovate with world-class technologies and customer support to offer combined hardware and software solutions that provide you some of the most accurate defect data, high-definition video, grading, archiving and detailed reporting you'll find out in the industry today. Let AMETEK Surface Vision be your Vision Partner to meet all your quality needs.

Our headquarters is located in Hayward, California, with regional offices and sales representatives located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, South America and Latin America. AMETEK Surface Vision is part of AMETEK, Inc. – a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

AMETEK, Inc. Surface Vision is part of the Process and Analytical Instruments Division of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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