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Our missions and visions



OptoMotive’s Vision is Machine-Vision for the Future

Progressive technologies are already improving quality of our every-day life and will do so even much more in the future. High-end machine vision requires high-speed data acquisition, precision timing, enhanced transmission of data and real-time data processing. OptoMotive’s Vison is to overrun the best competitor’s on machine-vision market and to become one of the leading suppliers of modular high-speed intelligent cameras for demanding applications.

OptoMotive Mission is to Equip High-Tech with the Power of Vision.

Commitments

  • Offering products and solutions of superior value
  • Innovating continuously
  • Excelling in what we do
  • Building vision of the future

OptoMotive’s Mission is to Equip High-Tech with the Power of Vision

FPGA technology and Machine Vision are one of the fastest growing markets. Aided by the more and more available high-computing power of FPGAs and fast improvements in sensors’ imaging resolution and frame-rates, vision-systems are deploying in an ever-increasing range of applications. From industrial automation and industrial measurement systems, to non-industrial and consumer applications. OptoMotive’s Mission is to supply the most demanding machine-vision market’s customers with most efficient cameras and systems to best suite their needs.

Values

  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Competence
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Partnership

Retailing, distribution, manufacturing and the supply chain that links them together have seen recent significant change. New sales channels and the continuing drive for globalisation have placed increasing pressure on the consumer goods industry.

Consequently there has been a continuing drive to re-engineer consumer goods production lines with the aim of establishing major efficiencies. This investment has affected strategies, structures, operations, and systems throughout production.

Companies in the industry need to deliver the right high quality products to market, at the right time and at the right price while maintaining profit margins.

Our experts will help you achieve sustainable improvements to your performance. We will accompany you from concept to successful implementation. Our project teams consist of experts for special methods and solutions and of industry specialists. It is the successful combination of innovative approaches with best practices from our extensive experience in the field of consulting and innovative products as a result of in-house know-how and R&D department.

The most common applications our cameras can be used for, are:

  • product sizes and colors verification,
  • bar code and text reading,
  • label inspection,
  • component positioning inspection,
  • solder paste quality inspection,
  • dimensional accuracy verification,
  • pick & place applications,
  • automated filling lines control,
  • sorting of products,
  • fill level inspection,
  • control of bottle cap placement,
  • foreign objects inspection,
  • package integrity,
  • and many others.

OPTOMOTIVE is present also in a strategic sector like the Defense & Military, where cameras could be placed into UAV, weapons guidance, targeting and navigation systems, and other devices.

In order to satisfy the various requests coming form customers focused on the Defense & Military sector, we are able to process standard and special FPGA-based cameras for a different applications.

OptoMotive cameras are well suited for military imaging systems. FPGAs are nowadays widely used in this field where low volume and constant improvement surpasses the usage of fixed system architecture (ASIC etc.). Common military applications with our cameras are UAVs, Navigation and Targeting Systems.

The most often tasks performed by our cameras are:

  • range and ballistic studies,
  • explosion and detonation studies,
  • hydroshock dynamics,
  • shockwave dynamics,
  • ammunition studies,
  • navigation systems,
  • targeting systems,
  • UAV – unmanned aerial vehicles,
  • weapons guidance,
  • customer specific applications,
  • etc.

Entertainment consists of any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time.

The role of television, radio and other such devices that were used to a large extent in the last few decades have all been replaced by modern and state of the art devices that are now able to provide for all the entertainment needs of the people from all over the world.

In fact, digital camera is the eye of the machine vision system and it’s an integral part of every modern electronic device. The digital photography technology had a huge impact on the development of digital cameras, game cameras, video cameras, traffic and security cameras, cell cameras, movie cameras, machine vision cameras, etc. Thanks to the digital photography technology we can enjoy the leisure the modern electronic devices offer.

Whether you're filming your favor football match, motorcycle or car racing, your child or you just want to secure your casino or transportation to ski runs, our components and systems meet your automation challenges to increase your safety, reliability and profitability.

Our cameras are capable of almost any task you can imagine.

Here bellow you can find only some examples:

  • long-time video recording,
  • fast-motion recording,
  • secure of the transportation at the sports canters,
  • inspection of the equipment and devices reliability at different sports Venues,
  • motion analysis,
  • tactical and statistical game analysis,
  • physical and occupational therapy,
  • and many more.

Compared to every other industry, the electronics & semiconductor industry is unique. The chipmakers dramatically increase the performance of their products, while the electronics industry is continuously developing smaller products that contain more and more applications. Many hi-tech products like mobile phones, computers and micro systems, printed circuit boards are becoming increasingly complex with an increasing number of components integrated onto each board.

Thanks to new technologies the costs of production per chip are decreasing. Traditionally, semiconductor companies control the entire production process, from design to manufacture. To ensure consistent assembly quality of electronic products and semiconductors, machine vision technology is today applied in all stages of the manufacturing process.

Besides improved and consistent product quality, OPTOMOTIVE’s cameras help to increase efficiency on the production line.

Here are some examples of machine vision applied in the electronics & semiconductors industry:

  • inspection of bare boards (verification of circuit layouts/patterns/drill-holes and coatings),
  • ball grid array inspection,
  • component positioning,
  • solder paste quality,
  • dimensional accuracy,
  • pick & place applications,
  • wafer probing,
  • wafer dicing,
  • lead frame inspection,
  • die bonding and wire bonding,
  • and more.

A high-speed camera is a device used for recording fast moving objects as a photographic image(s) onto a storage medium. After recording, the images stored on the medium can be played back in slow-motion. Today high speed cameras are entirely electronic using a CMOS active pixel sensor, recording typically over 1000 frames per second into DRAM and playing images back slowly to study the motion for scientific study of transient phenomena.

A normal motion picture is filmed and played back at 24 or 30 FPS. The fastest cameras are generally in use in scientific research, military test and evaluation, and industry. Saving the recorded high speed images can be time consuming because the newest cameras today have resolutions up to four megapixels at record rates over 1000 frames per second, which means in one second you will have over 11 gigabytes of image data. Technologically these cameras are very advanced, yet saving images requires use of slower standard video-computer interfaces.

But the new era of high-speed cameras has just started with OptoMotive´s innovativeness and development of a system based on enormously large FPGAs, GigE Ethernet and the most important part, a JPEG compression core. That way the acquired images are processed inside the camera and the image streaming and storing now goes by the speed of light!

Velociraptor should be your first choice if you want to:

  • do motion analysis and slow motion photography,
  • understand river erosion,
  • unravel the mysteries of the flight of fruit flies,
  • golf, baseball, basketball, or football matches analysis,
  • body movement analysis,
  • freeze the motion of a bullet in flight,
  • to send real-time image at full speed to the system PC,
  • and to preview anything in slow-motion.

Industrial Quality Control uses scientific techniques and modern methods to determine product and service capabilities, to enable an organization to economically provide a product or service suitable for its intended purpose. The objective of a good quality-control program is to enable all people and machines concerned to do their jobs right the first time and to provide assurance to the customer that this has been done.

Industrial quality control is one of the most common areas of use of machine vision cameras. Our cameras offer superior performance and image quality. On board image processing can make a difference where every millisecond counts.

Thanks to their versatility, extensibility and flexibility, OptoMotive´s cameras can be used in a wide range of applications, such as:

  • inspection for defects, cracks or surface blemishes,
  • size and colour inspection,
  • component positioning inspection,
  • product quality inspection,
  • dimensional accuracy verification,
  • pick & place applications,
  • automated filling lines control,
  • sorting of products,
  • fill level inspection,
  • control of bottle cap placement,
  • foreign objects inspection,
  • package integrity,
  • label inspection,
  • control of processes,
  • part detection,
  • verifying security features of the carton,
  • safe monitoring of machine doors,
  • reading and verifying 2D serialization code,
  • verifying of the package leaflet presence,
  • and many more.

Troubleshooting requires identification of the malfunction(s) or symptoms within a system. Troubleshooting is needed to develop and maintain complex systems where the symptoms of a problem can have many possible causes. Troubleshooting is used in many fields such as engineering, electronics, automotive repair, diagnostic medicine, etc.

When it comes to the industrial troubleshooting, machine vision system helps an engineer to investigate and understand the cause of the problem, by preview of recent and archived images captured by a high-speed camera. To capture every single detail occurred in a microsecond and not visible by a human eye, it’s necessary to install the equipment able to catch and obtain such details, and to provide a good quality results. Therefore, the high-resolution sensor, huge SDRAM and large FPGA for fast image processing have to be integrated in one package.

The best solution available in the Market at the moment is VELOCIRAPTOR, the latest camera family developed specially for troubleshooting applications. It has everything the high-speed camera must have – it’s a real BEAST. It can capture more images in a second then a human eye!

Velociraptor is a MUST, if you want to perform:

  • imaging of fuel injection,
  • engine airflows and airbag deployment,
  • crash sled,
  • crash tests,
  • vehicle impact testing,
  • engine (valve spring) combustion,
  • mechanical stress tests,
  • industrial breakdown analysis,
  • general R&D,
  • and many other tasks!

In the rapidly changing healthcare industry, technological advances have made many new procedures and methods of diagnosis and treatment possible.

Machine vision systems are applied in a wide range of applications in medical diagnostics and patient treatment, as well as in the manufacturing processes of high-precision biomedical devices.

Our cameras offer a wide variety of high quality imaging sensors from Aptina, Sony and Cmosis. Demanding medical applications can take advantage of the on-board FPGA image processing to achieve real-time operation. Various synchronization and peripheral control systems can be integrated in the camera to simplify the overall system.

Tasks that our cameras can perform:

  • inspection of dimensions,
  • inspections of production defects,
  • non-contact optical tracking of movements,
  • leakage or pills presence detection,
  • package integrity,
  • label accuracy,
  • barcode and text verification,
  • and many others.

The pharmaceutical industry is continuously concerned with meeting international regulations. The patient safety must be assured by performing reliable quality assurance routines during production.

The cosmetic industry worldwide seems to be continuously developing. Given the technological development and the improvement of the manufacturing process of cosmetics and not least due to the constantly increasing demand of such products, this industry reported an important growth.

To optimize quality, safety and production line efficiency, most of the producers apply machine vision systems in their production lines. Industrial image processing based on smart cameras is the key to optimizing product quality and production efficiency.

OPTOMOTIVE’s reliable and fast cameras are ideal for a wide range of pharmaceutical and cosmetic production line inspection applications.

Typical applications include:

  • fluid fill levels detection,
  • correct quantity checking,
  • detection of foreign particles in vials/ampoules,
  • checking of completeness of coatings on pills,
  • completeness of syringes and pack contents,
  • verification of various label information/bar codes on medicine bottles and packs,
  • date code verification on blister,
  • blister pack contents checking,
  • checking of quality control of blister pack before sealing,
  • checking if the correct leaflet matches the blister pack,
  • verifying security features of the carton,
  • safe monitoring of machine doors,
  • reading and verifying 2D serialization code,
  • verifying of the package leaflet presence.

Identification, detection, verification and measurement are the most common tasks in a postal and cargo industry.

Over recent years advances in instrumentation technology, and the requirement to reduce operational costs and increase operation efficiency, has resulted in the more progressive industries abandoning traditional methods.

Our portfolio of products and services, coupled with technology expertise, make us the number one supplier for identification and vision solutions for Postal and Cargo processes. In-house know-how, development and implementation of customized solutions, including the UNIQUE products of best quality, placing us alongside world´s largest camera manufacturers.

Typical applications include:

  • letter box handling,
  • letter preparation and sorting,
  • detection, measurement, identification and verification of letters and packages,
  • barcode reading,
  • etc.
  • The practice of science education has been increasingly informed by research into science teaching and learning. Research in science education relies on a wide variety of methodologies, borrowed from many branches of science and engineering.

    Our cameras come with a full source code - FPGA system and PC program. Just add your imagination...

    The increased global awareness has in recent years moved the solar cell industry from a pioneer to a leading and ever increasing industry.

    The increased demand for solar cell panels has turned the industry towards higher-volume automated manufacturing, where product quality assurance has become a key element in the production process.

    This has increased the demand for digital automated imaging inspection systems that will help ensure a high and uniform quality of the solar cell panels at the end of the production line.

    By introducing machine vision systems in the production line, solar cell manufactures will benefit from higher production yields and lower scarp values.

    Typical applications include:

  • Wafer Inspection: micro cracks, defective front grid, poor efficiency, electrode defects.
  • Surface defects: coating, stain, non visual cracks, scratches, print inspection, wafer contamination.
  • Glass inspection: length, width, diagonal, phase, rectangularity, stain, coating, non visual cracks, chipping, crack, defects, saw marks.
  • Mechanical sampling inspection: part positioning, glue residue, assembling tolerances, part inspection.
  • Final inspection: total panel mechanics, panel efficiency.
  • We can provide you with solutions for the measurement and recording of data in this highly varied industry. Our cameras can be used also as networked or standalone systems for traffic control. The FPGA can do the real-time image processing, extracts valuable information from the video data, transform those data into a suitable form and transfer them to you directly over Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) network.

    Whether you are just controlling and supervising traffic or collecting toll, our machine vision systems will make your job easier and more precise.

    Typical applications include:

  • optical character recognition,
  • automatic number plate recognition,
  • electronic toll collection,
  • cataloging the movements of traffic or individuals,
  • depicting the motion,
  • object velocity recognition,
  • GPS systems,
  • multi-camera car inspection,
  • speed, traffic, and tollbooth enforcement
  • Surveillance is the monitoring of the activities or other changing information, usually of people. It is sometimes done in a surreptitious manner. The surveillance may be applied to observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, such as different types of cameras. It is nearly impossible to overemphasize the vast array of video surveillance systems available. There is a system to serve every need, budget and level of sophistication.

    Our cameras can be used also for intelligent video surveillance. They can send video on demand or on triggered event.

    Typical applications include:

    • aerial reconnaissance,
    • land observations,
    • border control,
    • head-up display,
    • high-end surveillance,
    • situational awareness,
    • screening at checkpoints,
    • facial recognition,
    • biometrics,
    • iris scanning,
    • and many more.

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