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STEMMER IMAGING wins ‘Most Innovative Machine Vision Project’ award

5 Jun 2013

STEMMER IMAGING has won the award for the Most Innovative Machine Vision Project 2013, which is part of the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association Group Awards. STEMMER IMAGING was nominated for its work in the development of the imaging system for the C-Cell bread & baked product quality assessment system manufactured by Calibre Control International Ltd.

With the judges looking for an application that increased productivity while also considering design, safety and creativity, STEMMER IMAGING was declared the winner for ‘not only picking up an existing project, but completely overhauling it, thanks to a depth of understanding of the particular application’.

C-Cell produces images of crumb cell structure and distribution in baked products such as breads, buns, pastries, cakes, snack foods, pizza and even extruded products. Originally developed in prototype form by Campden BRI, UK's largest independent research and development organisation, C-Cell was commercialised by Calibre Control International Ltd. When Campden BRI decided it could no longer provide software support for the product, Calibre turned to STEMMER IMAGING not only to take over support for the code but to carry out a complete review of the machine vision configuration used.

STEMMER IMAGING completely transformed the image acquisition process within the C-Cell instrument by using the popular GigE Vision imaging standard, improved illumination and updated control code to create a machine vision configuration which delivers all the needs of the application. It establishes a hardware independence that removes the need to use a given component from any one supplier, while providing the flexibility for future developments.

Mark Williamson, Director – Corporate Market Development at STEMMER IMAGING said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award, following on from our success in the ‘Partnership’ award category last year. This is a fitting recognition of the depth of technical expertise that we can offer and the relationships that we establish with our customers.”


Puchheim, Germany

STEMMER IMAGING has been one of the leaders in the machine vision market since 1987. It is one of Europe's largest technology providers in this field. In 1997 STEMMER IMAGING presented Common Vision Blox (CVB), a powerful programming library for fast and reliable development and implementation of vision solutions, which has been deployed successfully throughout the world in more than 80,000 imaging applications in various industries.