Machine Vision Software - STEMMER IMAGING


From easy point and click to latest deep

learning algorithms


MERLIC from MVTec is an all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without programming. It is based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise and combines reliable, fast performance with ease of use.

MERLIC allows you to train your machine vision application directly in the frontend. You can teach the system new sample parts or regions of interest (ROIs) with just a few clicks. Additionally, the display of the ROIs can be adapted (e.g., its colour) to increase the user-friendliness. MERLIC is able to interface to any imaging hardware supporting the GenICam standard.

MERLIC 4 - latest updates

The newest version MERLIC 4 comes with great new features as well as further improvements in robustness, speed and tools. Some of the new features include:

  • Parallelisation
    Different machine vision tasks can now be performed in one single instance thanks to the parallel processing and execution of different tools.

  • 3D vision tools
    Users can now read embossed text, check heights, and perform other 3D machine vision tasks using the new 3D vision tools that are based on height images.

  • Process integration with real-time Ethernet and fieldbus systems MERLIC can now communicate with common fieldbus and real-time Ethernet industrial protocols, such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, and many others, via Hilscher PC cards.

  • Improved usability with optimized tool flow
    The MERLIC 4 tools flow has been completely redesigned, providing users with an even clearer and more intuitive user interface. You can now easily arrange and connect tools and logic elements using known principles like drag&drop, copy&paste, and multi-selection.

  • Customised translations
    MERLIC 4 allows you to customise translations in the front end, for all languages.

Easy touch & Image-centered user interface

An outstanding, innovative, and unique feature in MERLIC is the easyTouch concept. It guides you towards your solution interactively.

The image-centered design allows you to configure the application directly via the image without the need to write source code or to adjust lots of parameters. Just point and click.

Custom tools & MERLIC Engine

MERLIC's tool library can be extended flexibly with customized, user-defined tools to suit any additional needs. These tools can be developed in Halcon's integrated development environment HDevelop.

The MERLIC Engine enables you to directly load, parametrize and execute MERLIC applications in your C++ or C# application or framework.

Integrated PLC communication

MERLIC offers full integration for your entire application, including the programmable control (PLC) with digital I/O and the OPC UA standard.

MERLIC Designer & Multiple frontends

Interactively design a frontend for your application: choose between various widgets and simply place them by drag-and-drop.

MERLIC allows you to run the frontend and the processing of your application on separate computers. You can also open various frontends from different computers to control or operate the machine.