VITRONIC, a global leader in industrial machine vision, is expanding its solution portfolio for the photovoltaics production industry. At SNEC PV Power Expo 2019, which takes place June 3-6 in Shanghai, VITRONIC will present its comprehensive portfolio of optical inspection systems. This includes numerous new products that the company will unveil at the leading international exhibition for photovoltaics.

New products at SNEC

VITRONIC’s new, modular matrix system uses the “one base fits all” principle. PV manufacturers benefit from a single product platform that can be equipped with a variety of camera and lighting systems and integrated flexibly in production lines. With this flexibility, companies are able to ideally meet the inspection requirements of each process step, including coating, printing and sorting. The modular matrix system can be customized to accommodate a wide range of cell designs and future inspection requirements, always ensuring the best quality inspection results.

Another highlight at SNEC is VITRONIC’s innovative solution for post-print inspection. The smart system offers optical inspection with maximum resolution and also provides data that can be used for process optimizations. These features enable an optical inspection to detect the smallest variations in print screens, making it possible to take an immediate corrective action by changing a tool. Together with short feedback loops, the highest level of quality throughout the individual production steps and maximum efficiency are achieved.

Smart software supports the process

Technology is subject to constant change. That is why VITRONIC experts continuously implement improvements and add new functions to hardware and software. VITRONIC will present for the first time its new Chinese user interface for the VISOLAR 3 software solution at SNEC. In addition to being intuitive, the solution also offers numerous smart features and analysis tools, such as the Classification Editor.

The early detection of defects through integrated trend analyses and evaluations using heat maps prevent deviations in quality. Data correlation within and between production facilities consistently optimize the manufacturing process.

With more than 2,000 installed systems, VITRONIC has built a strong partnership with the PV industry. The VINSPEC SOLAR portfolio offers tried and tested automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems for PV production, from start to finish. Furthermore, PV manufacturers can use data obtained during the inspection process in a variety of ways, for example, to optimize production processes and achieve a higher output.

Learn more about VINSPEC SOLAR inspection systems and visit VITRONIC at SNEC.


VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for industrial image processing, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.  

The owner-managed group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, ​​which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering. 

VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.  

In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.  

Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients. 

Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EUR and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with 1,400 employees.  

Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries span across all continents, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Additionally, a global network of sales and service partners ensures localized support for international customers.

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