Matrix Camera

The camera is an optoelectronic device capable of producing two-dimensional image of the framed scene. The cameras used today in the industrial environment are constituted by a solid-state sensor, that is mediated with a silicon chip. The most popular technologies are those of the CCD (Charge-Couple Devices) and CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor).

The CCD technology still offers better image quality and continues to be widely used in the industry when it requires a high signal / noise ratio.

The CMOS technology is cheaper and can provide very high resolution sensors at an affordable cost.

The two technologies remain complementary, and the choice of one or the other depends on the application and components availability on the market. In fact there are cameras with CMOS sensors, with high-performance and higher cost than CCD cameras with mediocre performance.

The sensor is constituted by a set of photosensitive elements (called pixels) capable of transforming the incident light into an electrical signal. In the most common configuration the pixels are arranged in a rectangular array whose size can vary from a few millimeters to over 35mm of diagonal.

Case History

Tarts quality control

An aesthetic judgment on freshly baked tarts: Specialvideo presents a new artificial vision system that goes beyond the traditional conformity check.

Glass ballons check

In order to check defects in glass balloons, Specialvideo has created a machine capable of controlling and ejecting the defective product

Rims Wheels Classifier

Specialvideo has realized a system for the wheels different types identification present on a single line, and for their orientation measurement and for valve hole identification .

Brass spheres precision measurements

To check the machining tolerances, SPECIALVIDEO has realized a vision system capable of performing high precision brass balls measurements.

Non-contact measurements

In the field of non-contact measurements SPECIALVIDEO realizes vision systems capable of measuring with high accuracy lengths, diameters, concentricity, eccentricity, linearity, depth etc.

Weld bead research

Specialvideo has realized a vision system for weld pipes bead contactless research.

Boxes Completeness Check

Specialvideo has realized a vision system which, applied to the cartoning machines, allows to verify the  cases presence  in each carton layer before closing.

Vision system for robot guide

The robots use  in industrial automation has already widespread thanks to versatility and reliability offered by these devices.

Brakes robot guide

Specialvideo has made several vision systems for the robot guide acts to manipulate brakes or their components.

Taps Robot Guide

Specialvideo has realized a vision system for robot guide in taps component production.


Glass Robot Guide

The glass industry particularity, with regard to the vision systems, concerns the material transparency . It's difficult to identify the observed pieces characteristics, because of their transparency and reflexivity. It's therefore of fundamental importance to correctly plan the illumination geometry.