Industrial Vision

General Details

Image processing is one of the most crucial and challenging sensor technologies of the future. Until recently, integrating vision sensors into practical applications was difficult and extremely expensive. Today, vision sensors can be implemented in a wide variety of industries and applications, offering cost advantages over standard solutions in difficult sensing environments.

The available devices and systems range from barcode imagers to vision sensors and system solutions that are adapted to the application requirements. The complexity of the solution and the cost of integration vary with each use. Each technology has advantages that are best suited for the application at hand.

As one of the few suppliers of industrial vision systems, we can accommodate a wide variety of image processing requirements for machine builders as well as for unique system solutions in plant engineering. We offer integrated vision sensor solutions that range from freely programmable devices to user-specific, custom-designed devices.For individual systems with demanding requirements, we provide customer-specific system solutions through our subsidiary, VMT GmbH. Our partnership with VMT enables Pepperl+Fuchs to offer the whole range of industrial image processing from vision sensors via smart cameras to a complete system.

With more than 15 years of experience in the field of image processing, the image processing specialists at VMT work together with our customers on their application requirements to provide turnkey solutions for the field of robot vision, 2-D and 3-D robot guidance, path correction, and machine vision. Other vision sensor principles, such as the multi-camera system for error proofing assembled parts, are also impressively proving their efficiency.

Vision Sensors
Pepperl+Fuchs vision sensors bridge the gap between standard photoelectric sensors and costly machine vision systems with a more powerful and flexible solution. They have been set up for easy installation and operation without programming language. Vision sensors are significantly more efficient and flexible than light barriers, for example, and they are distinctly simpler in design due to the configuration for one special field of application, and thus less expensive than conventional industrial vision systems.

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Vision Systems
Vision systems represent the most complex step in image processing. They are tailored to the specific requirements of each application. The turnkey image processing and laser sensor system solutions are suitable for almost all branches of industry, from automotive to pharmaceutical.

The responsible competence center is VMT Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH – a company belonging to the Pepperl+Fuchs group. The highly qualified team of experts has 20 years of experience in industrial image processing.


  • Automotive industry and automotive suppliers
  • Suppliers of automation systems, robot manufacturers, computer service companies
  • Machine engineering, handling equipment suppliers
  • Pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, food industry
  • Electrical and electronics industries
  • Press shops
  • Foundries

Supply program:

  • Industrial image processing and laser sensor systems for integration into existing and new production systems
  • 2D and 3D visual robot guidance
  • Robot position control
  • Robot path correction
  • Depalletizing/palletizing
  • Geometric inspection
  • Check to ensure complete and correct assembly, type recognition
  • Clear text and barcode reading
  • Verifiable systems for the pharmaceutical industry; compliant with 21 CFR Part 11 (FDA Standard)
  • Adhesive application inspection
  • Link to System Solutions from VMT Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH

Service program:

Experienced engineers, technicians, and installers will place your vision system in operation and provide training for you, your staff, and your clients. Detailed studies, field trials, plant support and remote maintenance are carried out professionally and conscientiously – ensuring a solid basis for your financial investment decision.

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