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Our powerful Vision-Systems realize complex optical inspection tasks.

testing and sorting machine

Powerful Vision-System

Our multi-sensor capable vision systems have the capability of operating multiple cameras in parallel, or serially, and having very short cycle times allowing high part throughputs to be achieved. The multilingual software is very easy to use, with a comprehensive function library for 2D as well as 3D applications and enables detailed data management (e.g. statistical analyses).

Jenoptik vision systems can be integrated into machines, systems and tools, used in laboratory setups, or form the heart of complete inspection and sorting systems. They are fully capable of communication via multiple types of interfaces. They are indispensable in process automation and enable tool and process monitoring as well as processand quality control.

Typical inspection tasks

  • High-precision external contour inspection of components
  • Position detection
  • Presence, completeness, and position control
  • Attributive tests

Find the right hardware and software for your optical inspection tasks

Measuring computers and accessories for your Vision-Systems

Our vision systems are PC-supported

Our vision systems are PC-supported devices that run under the Windows 10 operating system and previous versions. Their multi sensor capability allows the use of the cameras, or camera combinations, best suited for the respective applications, i.e., both monochrome and color cameras and cameras with different sensor formats and resolutions.

Other components can also be integrated into the equipment, such as light barriers, triangulation sensors, peripheral controllers, etc..

The use of tele-centric measuring lenses and application-optimized illumination is the prerequisite for achieving high inspection accuracy.

Our measuring computers at a glance

ParametersStandardsCompact Units
Basic devicePC industrial housingPanel-PC
Camerasmonochrome, color
Number of camerasup to 16up to 4
Digital I/O-Card8 Bit up to 32 Bit8 Bit
Profibus/Profinetapplicablealternative to I/O

Cameras and Sensors

  • Monochrome and color cameras
  • Line scan and matrix cameras
  • Different sensor formats and resolutions
  • 3D sensor technology


  • Telecentric with object field sizes up to approx. 250 mm
  • Entocentric with different focal lengths
  • Filter for ambient light attenuation and lens protection
  • Prism and mirror attachments


  • Permanent and flashing LED lights
  • Wavelengths 365 nm to 850 nm
  • Parameterizable lighting controllers
  • Special designs

PC accessories

  • Frame grabber
  • I/O boards digital, ProfiNet and ProfiBus
  • USV
  • Monitors with and without touch function
  • Connection and adapter cable

Use our software for your Vision-System

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Vision-System Software

The vision system software includes an extensive function library with algorithms for fast image analysis and dimensional acquisition. It allows modeling of complex 2D and 3D applications and has tools for statistical analysis of the inspection results. The multilingual user interface is very easy to use and allows remote maintenance access so that support can be provided on short notice.
  • Networking of multiple systems
  • Control center with central article management
  • Data exchange with customers and suppliers
  • Remote system access

Flexibly adjustable software interface

  • Multiple screen options (results table, live graphic, and live histogram for each independent characteristic, as well as defect images).
  • Individual number, size and, position of windows
  • Optional simultaneous display of all camera images in live zoom
  • Counter displays
  • Free setting of languages, colors, layouts and output formats

Create complex test sequences easily

  • Power editor
  • Intuitive operation (configure - do not program)
  • Quickly create new applications
  • Parameter change of all characteristics in an overview
  • Transfer complex test sequences at one click

Software functions

  • Extensive measurement library
  • Contour checks
  • Surface inspections with monochrome and color cameras
  • Special tools
  • Integrated measurement system analysis (MSA according to methods 1 and 3)
  • Different operating modes configurable (bypass/automatic operation)
  • System always "activated"
  • Signals for external connection
  • Measurement on defect images
  • Multi-level user system

Results data

  • Flexible data output
  • Measurement results as ASCII or XML
  • Statistical data preparation as random sample in control chart
  • Order related counters
  • Total, IO / NIO counter
  • Histogram counter per characteristic
  • Error images (jpg, bmp)
  • Local data output or via LAN

Network Capability

  • Networking multiple systems
  • Control center with central article management
  • Data exchange with customers and suppliers
  • Remote system access

Artificial intelligence used for optical inspection

Artificial Intelligence
Many inspection applications are difficult, if not impossible, to solve with conventional tools of image processing. There are two main reasons for this:
  • Classification - recognition of predefined parts or properties
  • Anomalies - detection of any deviation from an ideal

Both challenges can be solved using artificial intelligence – or so called deep learning (machine learning). In contrast to the standard tools of image processing, no test job tailored to the specific article is created, instead a learning procedure is run using a large number of real images.

The learning process takes place on a separate training station, while the deep learning module for 100% inspection is integrated into our vision software. Supported by a power graphics cards, even fast applications can use the tools of artificial intelligence.

Grouping of the parts in defined classes

  • Example classification of known defects
  • Prerequisite availability of a sufficient number of parts per defect class

Detection of any deviations (anomalies/defects) from a trained ideal part

  • Training on the basis of faultless parts, recognition of defects that were unknown at the time of training

Testing and sorting systems for the optical inspection of small parts

Optical inspection of manufactured components is handled by introducing pre-orientated parts into the system individually. Once introduced, the parts are optically scanned and then sorted based on the programmed criteria. For optimal performance, systems require the appropriate technical solution for handling and control – with the vision system becoming the heart and soul of the inspection and sorting solution.

Our inspection and sorting systems are for 100% inspection of small parts. Typical inspection features are the external visible geometry (diameters, radi, lengths, angles, detection of burrs, chipping, chips, etc.), but also attributive criteria (surface defects, color, etc.).

Components of our inspection and sorting systems consist of bunkers, conveyors, transport devices, sorting and packaging stations, and vision systems utilizing one or more camera solutions.

An essential performance criterion is the parts throughput, i.e. the number of parts inspected and sorted per minute, hour, or per shift. The throughput is limited by several factors, including manufacturing output, part-handling capabilities, part inspection speeds, all of which in turn depends on the inspection requirements. A high throughput requires continuous part throughput, a comparatively low throughput with clocked throughput:

  • 100% - Testing with continuous throughput
  • 100% - Testing with clocked throughput
  • Customized systems for 100% testing

Examples for customized testing and sorting systems

Continuous testing of small parts

Testing on rotating glass ring

Testing on rotating glass ring

Operating principle

  • Continuous part transport on rotating glass ring
  • Testing with 4-8 cameras from different perspectives
  • Product-specific conveying and separation systems
  • Sorting error related possible (e.g. for rework)


  • W x D x H = 810 mm x 1,000 mm x 2,130 mm
  • Height with open hood approx. 2,800 mm

Test parts

  • Outer diameter up to approx. 50 mm
  • Prerequisite: Parts must have a flat support surface for placing on the glass ring

Testing Services

  • Testing accuracy 0.001 mm to 0.01 mm, depending on part size
  • Part throughput up to 300 parts / minute


  • High part throughput
  • Inspection from multiple views
  • Minimal changeover effort

Clocked inspection of small parts

Timed Sorting Machine

For comprehensive control, especially tests along the entire circumference, a rotation around the vertical axis is required. Based on the use of a rotary indexing table, or stepwise linear feed, clocked testing and sorting machines are high capable in this regard. The test parts are transferred to suitable centering devices such as mandrels, or clamping devices, and then rotated though 360° during the optical inspection. Cycled testing and sorting machines have one or more measuring stations and allow part sorting according to various criteria:
  • Test criteria: geometry (dimensional accuracy), surface quality, sorting purity, etc.
  • Performance: > 60 parts per minute (depending on parts and tasks)
  • Test technology: CVS image processing with up to 8 high-resolution cameras
  • Handling: storage hopper, feeding and packaging systems
  • Dimensions: customer specific

Testing with part-specific automation

Individual positioning of the parts

inspection turning parts for airbags

Testing of turning parts for airbags

Operating principle

  • Handling of the parts specific to the article (lying, standing, hanging ...)
  • Start-stop operation or continuous throughput
  • Part rotation of 360° in start-stop operation in front of the cameras
  • Testing with up to 10 cameras from different perspectives
  • Sorting error-related possible (e.g. for rework)


  • Depending on the requirement profile

Test parts

  • Length / diameter up to approx. 100 mm
  • Part geometry generally rotationally symmetrical, but also with free forms

Testing services

  • Testing accuracy 0.001 mm to 0.01 mm, depending on part size
  • Throughput 10 - 200 parts/ minute


  • Comprehensive inspection of the parts
  • Inspection from multiple views
  • Integration of further test equipment possible (e.g. eddy current)

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