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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. Read more



  Watch the latest customer testimonial video on the VisionGear™ Slit Inspection (VGSI) solution. Filmed onsite at their Metals Corporation Branch in Calvert, Alabama, Kloeckner gives viewers a peek into their new slitting line, and discusses how their quality and their customer’s quality have greatly improved with VGSI.

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  Get Flexible, Highly Scalable Surface Monitoring with a Simple Start 
The SmartAdvisor SmartNet solution is the perfect scalable companion when it comes to quickly and easily enhancing your troubleshooting of process upsets and surface defects. Whether you're a first time or existing user, the SmartAdvisor SmartNet solution provides a fast and simple startup, a universal network configuration and complete scalability to meet your immediate production and quality requirements.