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Read some of the comments our customers have said about AMETEK Surface Vision and how our products, applications and training programs have benefited their businesses.

TexbondTexbond SPA

“SmartView has really helped to optimize the quality of our products. Defects are detected and the material’s visual properties can be assessed in real time, allowing immediate intervention and optimization of the process, and the elimination of any process upsets. The result is optimized production with reduced scrap.

“The SmartView system has met our expectations, proving its solid defect detection capabilities, and the system became productive in a short time, providing images and defect information from day one.”

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Rengo -

“Before we installed SmartSync, it took me a while to find the information I wanted"

Rengo"Now we have succeeded in narrowing down the paper break information and defect information.“

“Our next step will be to install more cameras and require more accurate system performance, which we are able to do thanks to the modular nature of the AMETEK Surface Vision solution.”

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Metsä Board -

“We have been able to compare the features and capabilities of many inspection systems over the years, and clearly identified the SmartView system as solid and reliable"

Metsä Board“Production is able to take full advantage of the easy-to-use, open platform system, while maintenance has benefited from the simple, modular design. We have had all the support required to optimize the system performance"

“Overall, the AMETEK Surface Vision system entirely met our expectations, and has provided very good, reliable detection results that enable us to supply high-quality products to the market.” 

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Heidtman Steel -

“With SmartView, we’ve been getting specific defect locations and images that are present on the material being processed through the pickle lines. This data helps us support our customer claims and material rejections"

Heidtman Steel“We have proof of the quality of material that we are receiving, and can understand if our pickle lines are causing any defects or if these come from the incoming material. If the pickle lines are causing the issue, we can correct and modify the process.”

“SmartView also helps us to evaluate the efficiency and cleanliness of the acid bath process and lets us identify defect locations so that our slitting operation can remove the defects before shipping.”

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Laminazione Sottile S.p.A. -

“We were highly satisfied with the commissioning service from AMETEK Surface Vision. Any issues were quickly resolved by AMETEK in a productive way, through remote or on-site support"

Laminazione Sottile S.p.A.“The training provided by the team in Karlsruhe allows effective administration of the system, minimizing the need for onsite assistance. For example, the defects classification, through the Smartlearn Classification engine, is totally under control of the systems administrator.”

Read our case study on Laminazione Sottile S.p.A.


Ternium S.A. -

Ternium S.A."Since making the changes to the PLCTM system, there has been a steady decline in the frequency of strip breakages. If the SmartView system was not in service for any reason, we simply couldn’t operate the line for thin gauge or exposed quality steel – the risk would be too high"

“As a by-product of the work carried out, we are now in a much better position to locate defects that could mark the mill’s work rolls and consequently leave an imprint on the strip surface.”

Read our case study on Ternium S.A.


Arania S.A. -

“The AMETEK Surface Vision system has changed our insights about steel inspection, giving us a clear advantage and consolidating our position in the market. We can now ensure that our inspected products will achieve the highest standards for our customers, who have already given us excellent feedback about the system"

Arania S.A.“In only nine months we have been able to reduce the customers’ potential claims by 12%, which gave us a new standard in surface quality. Being able to find the root cause and investigate with visual data provided by AMETEK Surface Vision has also improved our processes and quality standards"

“The support received from both sales and engineering from AMETEK Surface Vision has been excellent and flexible with an expertise only expected by the very best"

“From the beginning, AMETEK Surface Vision made clear that their objective was to implement a system to improve our company. They would have preferred to not install the system if the test results were not good enough, which is the confidence you want from your technology supplier.”

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Italcoat S.r.l. -

“The SmartView system’s modular nature allowed Italcoat to quickly install it for immediate quality advantages, while allowing for control integration options in the future.”

Italcoat S.r.l“We were fully satisfied with the commissioning and ongoing support from AMETEK Surface Vision. We were also impressed by the skills and experience of their senior project management team to provide effective support remotely"

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Samuel Nelson Steel -

“The additional insight provided by the system is really helping us accurately identify defects."

Samuel Nelson Technology"We spoke to several steel processors with existing automated inspection systems, as well as some of our customers who were also investigating surface inspection. We worked with them to understand what they were looking for, noting all the pros and cons of the various systems"

“After working through them all, we ended up selecting AMETEK Surface Vision’s SmartView® system for several reasons. We were happy with the clarity of the images, the classification accuracy of the defects, and the fact that the side light location was less likely to be hit by strip. Overall, we liked the capabilities AMETEK SurfaceVision provided compared to some of  the competitor systems."

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Sekisui Voltek, LLC -

Sekisui Voltek, LLC“The SmartView Administrator training was extraordinary, and I’ve used what I’ve learned every day since going to training."

"I would say the best aspect of the training was how hands-on and practical the lessons and labs were. It is one thing to read out of a book or watch a presentation but going through the detailed labs gave me a level of familiarity with the SmartView systems that made it easier to learn and understand. When I returned back to work following the training, I felt like I really understood the systems well and was ready to work with them, which is because of how hands-on the labs and training in general were. In all, I thought it was an excellent week of training, and would like to thank you for being so informative and helpful.” 


Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH -

Mitsubishi Hitec Paper Europe
“The integrated web inspection and web monitoring system from AMETEK Surface Vision was clearly the right choice for us."

"With this new system, we are able to meet the highly demanding quality requirements of the thermal paper market, delivering defect-free material to our customers."

“The SmartView system has provided excellent defect detection to minimize our customer quality claims, while SmartAdvisor has improved our production process and maintenance interventions. Web breaks are reduced by 5-10% compared with the previous system.

“The commissioning services supplied by AMETEK Surface Vision have been very good, and we’ve received excellent on-going support from senior engineers. They’ve provided a fast, highly competent response, and all the questions that arose were easily solved by phone or remote connection.”

Read our case study on Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH


Sofia Med -

Sofia Med
“The benefits of SmartView were immediately visible on installation."

"The illumination method installed on the cleaning line is giving us reliable results as for similar installations on the deflection rolls. The open web inspection for copper allows us to inspect the defects before dispatching coils to different slitting lines – enabling one inspection for multiple slitting lines.”

“The adaptive thresholding and optical setup suggested by our AMETEK Surface Vision Field Engineer was based on an educated understanding of metal mill practices. Combined with the service helpdesk, the support we have gained has allowed us to operate a reliable detection system that is specific to our needs.”

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Hulamin -

"The SmartView system has exceeded our expectations. Its real-time information has proved invaluable for problem solving. By eliminating the reliance on post-production physical strip inspection, we were able to overcome our most significant hurdles."

"For example, on-line inspection allows us to monitor and troubleshoot our strip in mid production, so the hot rolling mill can now be stopped after the second coil – because the process demands that the mill has to finish the existing coil and the next coil, which is already prepared – removing the sub-standard coil from the process at an early stage,”

“Now integrated into our production process, troubleshooting and efficiency are at the heart of our operations. This neatly positions us to produce more-demanding products.” 

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Glatfelter -

Glatfelter“Following our installation of the AMETEK solution, detection was immediate, with no major difficulties. AMETEK Surface Vision reached our expectations, with 99% of all failures being detected."

"The individual system setting options are a further benefit. After the first installation on the PM11 in the year 2008, we now have all our paper machines PM9 and PM10 equipped. We are currently installing another system (Advanced Winder) on our PM10 - BU10 Unwinder."

"We would highly recommend AMETEK Surface Vision.”