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AMETEK Surface Vision adds colour classification for contaminants during web inspection

August 26, 2019  By P&PC Staff

AMETEK Surface Inspection adds colour classification option to SmartView

AMETEK Surface Vision has added a colour classification option to its SmartView defect inspection system.

SmartView combines powerful software, linescan camera technology, high-intensity lighting and engineering for automatic defect detection.

Colour classification extends SmartView’s abilities by enabling the recognition of common contaminants in the production process, particularly blood, oil spots, water spots and dirt.


SmartView’s colour functionality works by identifying, cross-checking and classifying a specific defect through a colour feature set integrated into SmartView’s defect libraries. By classifying and distinguishing each defect, users are supported in making production decisions that maintain high product quality and improve productivity.

For example, as SmartView is able to distinguish water drops from oil spots, users can improve winder operation efficiency, as the ability to dry water drops later in the process means the paper does not need to be stopped at the winder.

SmartView’s colour option is applicable in manufacturing light coated papers; food package grade paper; fine and light coated paper used in magazine printing and office copying; coated board for high grade packaging; and nonwoven materials such as medical cloth.

SmartView’s colour functionality is fully compatible with the most recent iterations of the software.

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