Specialvideo presents a Deep Learning quality control for pizzas, that inspects the toppings by returning the count and extent of ingredients classified by type, as well as performing classic checks such as shape integrity, color conformity, and detection of possible blue pollutants.

The application made for pizzas is suitable for other food products that have the ingredients to be checked visibly arranged, e.g., ready-made salad and pasta dishes.

To learn about the system, we invite you to read the case history and contact us for more information.

Our passion for the most innovative technologies is expressed since the first years of our activity.

Already in the early nineties, Specialvideo realized, in addition to 2D systems:

  • 3D systems, with laser projectors designed ad hoc, to search for the weld bead of pipes;
  • systems with self-learning statistics, the techniques that were then at the center of artificial intelligence, for the quality control of blisters and food products;
  • proprietary algorithms for finding the valve hole notch in raw castings of light alloy wheels, still in high performance production;
  • calibrated (precision) measuring systems for the control of keys, also adopting telecentric optics.

Just one year after its foundation, in 1994, Specialvideo implemented the first  robot guidance with conveyor tracking, and expanded the range of technologies with the introduction of linear cameras and color cameras.

In the same years Specialvideo adopted LED lights, which were not yet a standard and therefore required a special card for adjustment and synchronization with the cameras, which were analogue at the time. In the late nineties, the first digital cameras arrived on the market, which Specialvideo adopted for a rapid evolution of its vision systems.

In 2023, Specialvideo has found the strategic partner for the development of the company: G.D S.p.A., a company of Coesia group, which participates with a minority stake.

A rapid succession of new technologies, integrated into our systems year after year, has led us to celebrate 30 years of activity with cutting-edge vision systems.

We thank our team of colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners who make all this possible.

The mass-produced “smart camera” vision systems can sometimes not have the solutions to specific automation needs that industries face to distinguish themselves in their sector. Then you can choose a vision system designed ad hoc by Specialvideo, made with equipment commensurate with its production lines and equipped with software developed in accordance with its production processes.

The project starts from a preliminary study in the laboratory carried out on the samples supplied by the customer, with attention to the specific performance needs, integration into the production line, and possible incorporation into Industry 4.0 projects.

In the creation of an ad hoc designed vision system, the cameras, the optics, and the light sources are specially selected to integrate into the customer’s production line, respecting the spaces of the pre-existing mechanical parts and acquiring images with specially designed lighting. The artificial vision software is developed to achieve the required performance and optimized to process within the normal production process times.

In the field of industrial quality control, ultra-high resolution images are characteristics of spot checks carried out with optical instruments by specialized operators.

Specialvideo offers the automation of visual inspection at very high resolutions, through::

  • the selection of cameras combined with appropriate high quality optics
  • the study of lighting and background, to enhance the details of the product and its defects
  • the design of the motion scan to inspect 100% of the product surface
  • the design and development of the application code, with classic Computer Vision and Deep Learning, also combined in hybrid solutions based on the strengths of both types of software: reliability, precision and generalization.

The total size of the product and the cycle time, selected by the customer, will be the basis of the design of the scanner, which can be composed of a group of several cameras, which can be matrix o linear cameras depending on the type of inspection.

The following image, deliberately enlarged to allow to see the resolution of 3 microns per pixel, shows a technical fabric for filtering, with a 80 micron thick thread.

Scanner per ispezione del prodotto al 100%: tessuto tecnico per filtraggio con scala risoluzione

In the following figure, a series of images are analyzed by an Anomaly Detection Neural Network which depicts the output in blue for portions recognized as compliant and in red for non-compliant portions:

Scanner per ispezione del prodotto al 100%: tessuto tecnico per filtraggio ispezionato da rete neurale

Specialvideo presents a 2D and 3D quality control for biscuits, crackers, breadsticks and leavened products. It can be integrated into robot lines, at a rate of over 1000 pieces/min.

The vision system for the quality control of biscuits verifies the integrity of the shape of the products and checks the fillings such as jam, cream and chocolate by quantity and position.

The application made for biscuits is suitable for other non-regular-shaped products such as crackers, chocolates, breadsticks and other baked goods.

For products as leavened products, in which height is a critical characteristic, we offer three-dimensional controls.

The system visually checks the cooking level. It detects the presence of any foreign bodies and pollutants that cause color anomalies.

To learn about the system, we invite you to read the case history and contact us for more information.

Specialvideo presents a quality control of Brilliant Uncirculated coins based on learning the model coin, thanks to which it determines the differences that cause discards, tolerating the variability due to the production process.

The concept of compliant currency is learned by the system by memorizing a series of coins free from gross defects or in any case having defects at different points of the coin. From that series, the system elaborates the model coin, therefore it takes into account the acceptable variability, due to the production process.

To learn about the system, we invite you to read the case history and contact us for more information.

Specialvideo at Genesi Elettronica‘s stand is attending the SPS fair in Parma from 24th to 26th May 2022.

Genesi Lux will present the demonstrative ABS606 Led Voltage control application with us who developed the software application.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Hall number 3 Stand E020.

SPS Italia is the fair for the intelligent, digital and flexible industry, recognized as a reference point for the Italian manufacturing sector: the annual appointment to learn about new trends and discuss the most challenging issues in the industry of tomorrow.

To receive a free admission ticket or to make an appointment with one of our technicians at the fair, we kindly ask you to contact us by sending an email to: info@specialvideo.it

Click here to visit the site: www.spsitalia.en

The Company Profile of Specialvideo is available online in the Download section.

We create intelligent and efficient systems for the automation and quality control of your business

Specialvideo has been manufacturing vision systems for over 25 years and operates in various industrial sectors (automotive, pharmaceutical, and food just to name a few).
It offers technologically advanced solutions, custom-designed and supplied turnkey, for:

  • automatic inspection of defects
  • non-contact measurements
  • robot guide
  • color and multispectral recognition

Specialvideo combines experience in 2D and 3D computer vision with Deep Learning research.
The first vision systems with neural networks are produced in 2019 and, to follow, new systems that include both neural networks and traditional techniques. The hybrid systems thus obtained have capabilities based on the strengths of both types of software: reliability, precision, and generalization.

The project starts from a preliminary study in the laboratory carried out on the samples provided by the customer, with attention to the specific needs of performance, integration into the production line and possible incorporation into Industry 4.0 projects.
During the construction phase, the choice of components and the quality controls of the software guarantee stability and reliability over time.

The Specialvideo team is made up of highly qualified professionals, employed in the development of new applications.
Over half of the Specialvideo systems are installed abroad and the company is structured to follow customers around the world, with particular attention to remote assistance to reduce costs and intervention times.

In the company profile, Specialvideo tells its story to date and presents the main applications areas.

Specialvideo has activated the after-sales technical assistance service.

The request for assistance service must be sent to Specialvideo by e-mail at service@specialvideo.it with the indication of the person to contact and the serial number of the machine on which to intervene. The technician in charge will contact the person indicated and / or remotely connect with the affected machine.
Alternatively, you can call us at 0542 641114 and you will be put in contact with the first Technical Service available.

The remote assistance service is particularly fast and effective in cases where, after having viewed the images by our technicians, it is possible to diagnose and solve the problems. Even in cases where it is not possible to complete the solution remotely, the information collected remotely on the situation of the system will make the intervention times on site shorter.

The technical assistance service is available during the following working hours:
From Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.30pm

When it comes to Industry 4.0, what are the basic ideas and the goal?

The goal is to support and encourage companies that invest in new capital goods and tangible and intangible assets (software and IT systems) functional to the technological and digital transformation of production processes.

Innovation 4.0 does not lie in introducing cutting-edge machinery from a technological point of view, but in knowing how to combine different technologies and thus integrate the factory system and the production chains to make them an integrated, connected system in which machines, people and information systems work together to create smarter products, smarter services and smarter work environments.

Specialvideo vision systems meet the requirements for industry 4.0 and we are available to analyze with you all the aspects, which are already part of our working method, from interconnections, controls, monitoring to remote assistance.

To know the source of the National Transition Plan 4.0, you can follow this link: https://www.mise.gov.it/index.php/it/transizione40

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