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AMETEK Surface Vision to showcase its color-based inspection technology expertise at TAPPICon Live! 2021

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AMETEK Surface Vision, a leading provider of online surface inspection solutions, will be both exhibiting and presenting its technical expertise at next month’s TAPPICon Live! pulp and paper industry conference.

Held in in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 3-6, TAPPICon Live! is the foremost pulp and paper industry conference in the US, and offers a comprehensive technical program, multiple networking opportunities, and exhibitions.

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AMETEK Surface Vision will exhibit its surface inspection solutions on Booth 908. Francois Levac, the company’s Business Director, America, will also discuss ‘Detection of Subtle Streaks and Classification of Defects based on Color’ as part of the show’s New Technology Showcase.

This presentation will highlight AMETEK Surface Vision’s new coating applications inspection feature, which detects subtle streaks and classifies defects based on color. This allows faster, more accurate defect detection and classification, allowing immediate action to avoid scrap material being produced.

It is based around the proven SmartView® inspection system, which has more than 2,500 installations around the world, providing product visibility and process quality to a wide range of industries. Around 950 of these installations are in the pulp and paper sector.

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As a modular system, SmartView can be configured with the best-fit technology for each application, including color cameras to enable better identification of defects and to distinguish them from harmless spots that may be falsely flagged as defects by a monochrome system.

Francois Levac, Director of Sales – Americas, said: “TAPPICon Live! provides an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the benefits of our color camera inspection systems in pulp or paper contaminant detection applications. I’m looking forward to explaining how this new technology allows us to accurately classify defects based on color, including blood, insects, dye clumps versus dirt, and more, reducing scrap material.”

Visit AMETEK Surface Vision’s expert team on Booth 908. For more information visit To register for TAPPICon Live! go to .

About AMETEK Surface Vision

AMETEK Surface Vision is a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions with a broad product portfolio optimized for web and surface inspection as well as monitoring and process surveillance applications.

Its product portfolio includes two distinct product lines: SmartView® systems and SmartAdvisor® systems. Each product line uniquely enables customers to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion across the metals, paper, plastics, nonwovens, and glass industries. Learn more by visiting

AMETEK Surface Vision is a unit of AMETEK Process and Analytical Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.

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