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Our Expertise Allied Vision is at your side throughout the life cycle of your image-processing project. Our specialists provide expert advice, engineering, manufacturing and support for digital cameras, their peripherals and their integration into your machine vision system. Consultancy We are imaging specialists. We know how to help you find the best camera solution for your application. That includes a digital camera, but also the right lens, the right connectivity hardware and the right software interface. Our job is to reliably deliver the image you need, when you need it and how you need it. Engineering Our engineers design a wide range of digital cameras with a large scope of resolutions, frame rates, and spectral sensitivities. We have created modular platforms to ensure that your camera adapts to your requirements and not the other way around. Manufacturing To deliver the precision and reliability our customers need, we manufacture our products according to the highest quality standards in state-of-the-art clean room facilities. We run extensive tests including operation at high temperatures in climate chambers on all cameras prior to shipment. All our manufacturing sites are ISO 9001 certified and comply with the ISO 13485 quality standard for medical devices.
ALRAD IMAGING - Division of Alrad Instruments Ltd
The company offers various CCD & CMOS camera products, inc. Digital Line-Scan, Area-Scan, Board/PCB modules, Colour & monochrome (PAL, RGB, Y/C, CCIR, NTSC, EIA) Firewire, Camera Link, CoaXPress, GigE USB 2.0 and 3.0 cameras and Smart cameras with integral FPGA or Power PC. InGaAs Infra red cameras, PC frame grabbers (B/W & colour) for analogue & digital cameras. Machine vision and microscopy lighting solutions. Machine vision, Telecentric and macro lenses. CMOS and CCD and InGaAs sensors and contact image sensors. Our Photonics division supplies Line lasers, Thermopile and Photodiode detectors, laser diode drivers, Filters and Gratings and laser distance measurement.
Bytronic is the only Cognex Platinum Partner System Integrator in the UK. Bytronic are experts in machine vision, packaging verification, factory automation, MES solutions, manufacturing data management and more. Our long-term customers such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, BMW and Aston Martin understand the importance of getting production right first time and every time. From FMCG and pharmaceuticals to steel foundries and the automotive industries, we have implemented successful systems worldwide.
Clearview Imaging is a dedicated supplier of imaging components and services to the machine vision and image analysis markets, with many years of expertise in supplying OEM's, systems integrators and end users. Our product range includes cameras, smart cameras, optics, illumination, software, frame grabbers, vision processors and embedded systems.
Cognex vision and ID systems are used around the world for a wide range of inspection, identification and guidance applications throughout the manufacturing and distribution process. Key industry sectors include Automotive, Automation & Robotics, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Food & Beverage, Logistics & Distribution, Packaging, Electronics, Consumer and Solar. Cognex offer a wide range of industrial vision systems backed up by local application engineering, vision solution engineering, service and support.
Crest Solutions designs and installs bespoke machine vision and tracablility solutions. Since 1998, we have been supporting clients in manufacturing and packaging industries to guarantee product quality and comply with regulations including FMD, 21 CFR Part 11 and GAMP. We are the Exclusive Partner Integrator for Antares Vision, installing and supporting leading solutions for Serialisation, Aggregation and Track & Trace in the UK and Ireland. Our systems support pharmaceutical companies, both multi-national and Contract Manufacturing Organisations, in achieving compliance with regulations on anti-counterfeiting including the Falsified Medicines Directive. From vials, blister packs and cartons to labels, packs and pallets, our systems inspect, mark, verify, Track & Trace components and their associated packaging, securing your supply chain.
FRAMOS Provides a full range of Image processing, RFID and Communications solutions for the processing and Automation industry. Our portfolio includes CCD and CMOS sensors, driver ICs, camera modules, cameras, lighting, image acquisition, image processing and accessories. In addition we provide RFID embedded and complete reader solutions and high speed optical communications. We support our customers with a variety of development services, ranging from short-term solutions for complex demands up to large scale OEM developments of complete systems. Our services are divided into three key areas: Framos Imaging Components - providing image processing components from our partner companies which include Sony, OnSemi, Smartek Vision, Visiosens, SVS Vistek, Toshiba Teli, Lumenera, and Emergent Vision. Framos Engineering Services - providing camera manufacturers with services to help with fast and flexible development of custom and OEM cameras. Framos Solutions providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions for specific applications. More information can be found at:
HANGZHOU HIKROBOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. is a subsidiary of Hikvision. Drawing on Hikvision's years of technology accumulation in video & audio, image acquisition and core algorithm, the company has developed three business domains - Machine Vision, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Mobile Robot, in an effort to provide specialized products and solutions for customers. The company is headquartered in Binjiang District of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Hikvision (002415) is a provider in video-focused IOT solutions and data operation services, offering cutting-edge video products, specialized industry solutions and content services to global customers. Hikvision is a witness, a practitioner as well as a facilitator to the digitalization, networking, high-definition and intelligence of video surveillance around the globe. Hikvision has 17,000 employees worldwide including over 7,000 R&D staff, with the R&D input taking up 7-8% of the sales. Hikvision is included in the post-doctoral programme. With branch offices and after-sales service centers in 35 cities in China, and five R&D institutions globally, Hikvision boasts multiple core technologies such as video and audio coding-decoding, video image processing, and embedded system development, as well as cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, big data, face identification, deep learning, and video structuring. The company supplies specialized products and IVM (Intelligent Visual Management) solutions for such industries as finance, public security, telecommunications, transportation, legal affairs, culture, education and health, energy, and building automation. The products and solutions by Hikvision have been widely adopted in over 100 countries and regions, and have played a significant role in major security projects including Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, the 60th National Day parade of China, the Safe Community in Philadelphia of the US, the Safe City of Seoul in South Korea, and Brazil's World Cup Stadium. Adhering to the business philosophy of "professionalism, substantiality and integrity", Hikvision will be committed to the continuous development of video technology to serve more customers with the vision "to become a respectable high-tech company".
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH is a leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras, with USB or GigE interfaces, and Ensenso binocular stereo 3D camera systems. Boasting more than a decade of experience in the development and sale of USB 2.0 cameras, we are also among the pioneers in the development of digital USB 3.0 industrial cameras today. Our visionary thinking and modular concepts enable our customers to develop innovative and individual applications. Professional machine vision components are developed by us exclusively in Germany, produced in a sustainable way and sold all over the world.
PRODUCTS SUPPLIED In 45 years ifm electronic has established itself as a market leader in sensors and control equipment with a reputation for innovation, quality and value. Position sensors make up the bulk of ifm electronic's product range. These include inductive sensors incorporating the latest sensing and manufacturing technologies; capacitive sensors, which now include IO-Link for remote setting; photoelectric sensors with innovations such as unique on-chip time-of-flight technology, enabling long ranges unaffected by reflective backgrounds, and pioneering sensors for wet areas, plus IO-Link equipped photoelectric sensors. ifm electronic also manufactures sensors for pneumatic cylinders and standard sensors using solid-state magnetic technology. Sensing innovations also include programmable incremental shaft encoders with built-in display, counting and speed evaluation functions Vision systems have formed part of ifm's range for more than a decade, from 2D sensors to our unique 3D devices, still unmatched on the market. Safety has become a core feature of ifm's range in recent years, with light curtains complementing the inductive safety technology, which is also still unequalled. In addition to personnel safety, ifm also offers many devices for ATEX-rated areas. With increasing demand for identification and traceability, ifm offers robust code readers for 1D and 2D codes based on the vision technology, and RFID systems utilising LF, HF and UHF for most industrial applications. Condition-based maintenance has replaced regular machine downtime for inspection in many fields, and this is aided now by ifm's range of diagnostic products, ranging from simple vibration sensors to full systems with remote monitoring and also to products checking oil for contamination by water or metal particles. In addition to the power supplies that all systems need, ifm electronic also offers devices to monitor many other physical variables such as speed, direction and slip, or for signal conversion. Another major range of sensors is represented by the process control range. This covers a wide variety of flow sensors and meters, pressure sensors and gauges, temperature and level sensors. As with all ifm products, the emphasis with our process sensors is on reliability, ease of use and innovative technologies. Everything needed for complete control system installations using the revolutionary Asi field wiring system is now available from a single source - ifm electronic. Ifm offers a full range of Asi components: Asi master and slave modules, pushbuttons and indicator lamps with integral Asi interfaces, dedicated Asi power supplies, Asi cable and even an Asi-specific programmable controller. With its head office in Hampton, Middlesex, ifm electronic Ltd., is the UK subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer of industrial electronic sensors, ifm electronic GmbH of Essen, Germany. The company specialises in the application of advanced electronic technology to produce innovative and effective solutions for industrial control applications, most of which are manufactured in the company's own factories. Ifm electronic is committed to working closely with its customers to develop products which precisely match their needs and the company also recognises that expert and readily accessible support is as important as the excellence of the products themselves. For these reasons, more than one-third of ifm electronics' worldwide staff is engaged in research, development and technical support.
IMPERX, Inc. manufactures high-performance cameras, frame grabbers and imaging solutions. Designed by experienced engineers and programmers, IMPERX consistently introduces inventive and reliable products with market-leading features. Our proven imaging solutions will increase productivity, improve accuracy and significantly reduce the risks associated with your project. IMPERX, a multi-service brand, is recognized for excellence, R&D and product innovation. IMPERX quality reduces the need for post sales service. Our international quality certifications include: Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2008 and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001:2004 registrations.
Lambda was established in 1977 as a distributor of lasers and electro-optic products. Over the years the portfolio has expanded to incorporate a growing range of Machine Vision equipment. Lambda is part of the Polytec PI group based in Germany. Lambda Photometrics is one of the UK’s exclusive distributor’s for many worldleading manufacturers of machine vision products. The wide range of products offered includes digital and analogue area scan and line scan cameras, smart cameras, high speed 3-D profiling cameras, frame grabbers, LED and fibre optic lighting, lenses and imaging software. The product range serves industry standard protocols such as FireWire, Camera Link, GigE vision and CoaXPress. Lambda can also provide custom solutions both in house and via our specifically selected system integrators and engineering support services to provide the technical solution required for a wide range of machine vision and imaging applications.
Matrox Imaging, a leading developer of component-level solutions, is recognized for providing OEMs and integrators in the manufacturing, medical diagnostic and security industries with innovative yet cost-effective solutions. Components include cameras, interface boards and processing platforms, all designed to provide optimum price-performance within a common software environment. Specifically designed to decrease development time and costs, Matrox Imaging technology is used by industry leaders in factory automation, process control, electronics and pharmaceutical packaging, semiconductor inspection, robotics, radiology, microscopy, and video surveillance. We ensure that customers stay with us over multiple product generations by consistently meeting their demands for cutting-edge technology, technical consulting services, integration assistance and the highest manufacturing standards.
Multipix Imaging, formed in 1997 is one of the UK’s exclusive distributor’s of machine vision components. Multipix has gained a reputation for superior service and support, demonstrated by long term customer and supplier relationships. Multipix offers a complete range of vision components for today’s demanding applications and highly experienced support to ensure customers achieve exceptional results within the exciting arena of automated vision solutions. With ISO9001 accreditation ensuring development of skills and maintaining standards, customers and suppliers alike continue to receive an excellent level of service. You can now ‘buy on-line’ at the Multipix webshop.
Optel Vision is the leader in providing the most technically advanced systems for Vision Inspection and Track & Trace Solutions. Optel Vision's systems ensure the safety of manufactured goods by inspecting package integrity and applying anti-counterfeiting measures.
Scorpion Vision is a specialist machine vision automation company with a demonstrable track record in delivering high performance machine vision systems. The company is the UK representative of Tordivel AS of Norway. Founded in January 2006, the company has the remit to promote, advise and manage sales and support of Scorpion Compact Vision Systems based on Scorpion Vision Software(R), providing robust 2D and 3D vision solutions. In addition to this, the company is also the UK distributor for four major undustrial camera manufacturers. We supply and install complete vision systems based on Scorpion Vision Software(R) for manufacturing quality control. We work with approved industrial automation partners to provide a complete solution. Our portfolio includes robot vision systems, high speed code reading on beer cans, bakery production inspection, cakes pizzas, bread, biscuits, etc, non contact measurement, laser gauging, assembly verification and our industry leading 3D industrial vision product. View our online catalogue for industrial cameras, lenses, lights, cables and other equipment associated with machine vision, at
STEMMER IMAGING is one of Europes leading independent suppliers of computer vision components and systems. We provide all of the key items needed to build a vision system. We provide a comprehensive range of products for the vision user including: smart cameras, compact vision systems, frame grabbers and image processors, cameras, lighting, optics and software. STEMMER IMAGING supply products from the worlds leading vision manufacturers such as DALSA, JAI, SONY, AVT, CCS, Pentax, Tamron, Toshiba and Xenics among many others. At STEMMER IMAGING we pride ourselves on our high level of knowledge and expertise and in being able to provide invaluable advice and first rate support. Our free Machine Vision Handbook, technology white papers, regular vision e-news and seminar program enable our customers to keep abreast of all the latest developments in vision. For customers that need to buy in vision expertise, our development services enables us to put customers in contact with the certified integrator or consultant that best suits their application requirements. The Group holds over £4M worth of stock, available for next day delivery, but we are more than just a distributor. We continually test and evaluate new technologies and equipment combinations allowing us to significantly reduce your integration time.


Acrovision is a leading Systems Integrator of Vision Inspection and Barcode Reading systems. We specialise in complete solutions for on-line fixed position barcode reading / validation equipment. Our Validator series has been designed to carry out any required End of Line Packaging validation and inspection to ensure the correct product is in the correct packaging to the correct level of quality.
Fisher Smith create automated industrial inspection solutions using machine vision. Smart cameras, lighting and optics from Vision & Control are integrated in installed systems ranging from metal and plastic components to webs of film, bottles, caps and even bullets Custom applications for Original Equipment Manufacturers are catered for by the smart camer range from Vision Components to provide integrated inspection as original equipment within machinery. * Robotic cells are catered for by the RoboVis software package which enables the automatic recognition, handling and inspection of thousands of different components. * PC based flexible machine vision software GenVis requires no programming and can be used with any camera or frame grabber. * Our eco friendly LED lighting solutions for offices, factories, warehouses and street lighting all help to reduce the carbon footprint, dramatically reduce energy consumption and safeguard the environment for generations to come. * Rugged housings from Auto Vimation protect camera systems from contamination and vibration. *Rugged LED machinery lighting from Waldmann ensures durable lighting in machine builds.
Industrial Vision Systems Ltd (IVS) is a major supplier of machine vision solutions whose name is synonymous with innovative image processing systems. By combining software expertise with application integration, we offer a unique service - that of vision system manufacturer and vision system integrator. Founded in 2000, we have grown to become one of Europe's leading companies for the supply and support of machine vision solutions, special purpose vision machines, smart camera systems and peripheral vision equipment. Our machine vision systems are some of the most innovative and advanced on the market today. They are used all over the world in automated production processes for quality control, inspection, guidance, identification, measurement, tracking and counting - in many diverse industries. Thanks to our unparalleled expertise and experience in vision technology for automated quality control, we hold an enviable position at the forefront of machine vision development. Based on the very latest digital camera technology, our cost-effective, easy-to-set up vision systems enable rapid integration and company-wide standardization through seamless factory communication. Our latest generation systems are based on high resolution digital camera technology combined with sub-pixel accuracy vision software for unparalleled ease of deployment within factory automation. Our extensive range of vision and ID products for all applications is backed by an unerring commitment to quality and adherence to Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) guidelines. We operate a complete in-house mechanical, electrical and control design service providing customers with full project management and feedback.
Vision system integrator and automation specialist. Serving the healthcare, automotive and food industries, Olmec supply, install and integrate vision systems into machinery processes. Olmec provide complete turnkey vision and automation packages for standalone applications and those requiring integration into an existing line. Specialists in systems requiring vision inspection combined with precise product handling, reject station and validation.
Panther Vision provides independent consultancy and bespoke product development for computer vision, machine vision, image analysis and robotic applications. It has unique world class expertise on all aspects of computer vision for a wide range of imaging modalities and applications. Currently it is developing eye tracking software, computer vision system for precision agriculture and crop assessment, in-vehicle collision warning systems. Panther Vision is interested in joint development opportunities. Whatever the problem or application, Panther Vision has the expertise to advise and create innovation and cost effective solutions. We have extensive experience in the development of computer vision solutions for demanding defence and civilian applications with particular emphasis in the infrared - some of which has been patented. Panther Visions Director, John Haddon, is particularly interested in developing practical and robust solutions to real-world problems and seeing them turned into products.
Scandinavian Machine Vision Ltd is an independent machine vision integrator providing inspection and measurement solutions and services for manufacturing and process industries in United Kingdom and internationally. Scandinavian Machine Vision offer machine vision solutions for quality control, automation and process control. Our solutions are based on a wide range of technologies for 2D, 3D, IR and multi spectral imaging utilising state of the art image analysis tools. It is our mission to supply our customers with the best possible solution within set specifications, time and cost. We do this by combining proven products from leading suppliers with innovative thinking, deep knowledge and extensive experience.


Laetus is the industry leader in inline quality control. Founded in 1974, the company is synonymous for successful vision inspection with solutions such as ARGUS, POLYPHEM and INSPECT. Our experience of more than 40 years plays an integral part in the development of Secure Track & Trace Solutions (S-TTS) - reliable modular packaging and supply chain control solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical technology, cosmetics and FMCG industries. In December 2015 Laetus, with its more than 250 employees worldwide, has been acquired by Danaher. It operates as an independent business within the Product Identification Platform.