Vision Systems, Multi Camera Systems, Smart Cameras

The flexible machine vision system for optical measurement tasks and thermal imaging

The flexible image processing system for optical measurement tasks and thermography. With the large variety of different camera types incl. thermography, the flexible programming interface vcwin you pass measurement capability tests. Tailored to your object field and your measurement task, you achieve µm resolution thanks to combination with BLUE Vision.

What are the advantages of vision systems from Vision & Control?

Flexible programming


With the vcwin development environment, you can design loops, subroutines and flexible programme sequences.



Configure intuitive user interfaces without programming.

Halcon / Linux


With vicosys® you can use the powerful image processing library Halcon in a process-stable Linux environment.

Thermal imaging


Monitor temperature differences in injection moulding or during soldering.


What do vision systems from Vision & Control offer?

Profiles of our Vision Systems

Supported protocols


Frequently asked questions

At Vision & Control, the programming of the vision systems is possible with the uniform test program editor vcwin. 
Due to the variety of universally applicable tools that Vision & Control has developed, a wide range of solution options can be used in the application. This allows the greatest possible freedom for effective and creative problem solving.
With the systems of the pictor® and vicosys® model series, a maximum range of functions with an abundance of commands is available.
Subpixeling is integrated in a number of functions. This allows the resolution of the camera images to be increased by a factor of up to 10, depending on the ambient conditions.
Various powerful and contrast-independent probing algorithms enable perfect adaptation to the task to be solved with the aim of achieving a high level of probing and thus process reliability. They incorporate Vision & Control's decades of development and enhancement know-how.



The vicosys® supports its own web server with a configurable web page. 
The webHMI was specially developed for this purpose.

Communication interfaces   Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit LAN
    Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit direct connection or camera interface without POE
    USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Camera interface   GigE-Vision onboard with POE
Process interface   digital I/O, Profinet
more technical details   Manual in the Products section


Easy networking of nodes with certified PROFINET (CLASS B)


The simple networking topology of PROFINET (ring and line) and many other fieldbuses guarantees a straightforward and reliable layout for plant and machine networks. The use of standard patch cables for PROFINET simplifies the installation.


Simple integration of the systems in SIEMENS SPS S7


The image processing system is integrated as a PROFINET IO device in the controller. Via the network, the controller can trigger image acquisitions of the systems, switch inspection tasks, and read/write process data. The standardized description files in GSD format support simple integration of the image processing systems in the plant control.


Robust and proven


PROFINET is an inexpensive and robust form of fieldbus technology that has successfully proved itself over a long period of time. It is supported by our vision systems.

We offer gateways for connecting pictor® and vicosys® to all common fieldbuses. 


  • To serial bus, fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet we recommend the gateways netTAP50 and netTAP100 from Hilscher.
  • For the transmission of measured values and parameters to the control system or other fieldbuses
  • Profibus to Ethernet
  • Profinet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Powerlink, Modbus TCP, Sercos to EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP

The integrated LAN card with four independent GigE ports allows direct connection of cameras with the GigE Vision standard. More than 300 camera types from different manufactures can be freely combined: Surface and line scan cameras, monochrome and color cameras, CCD, and CMOS cameras as well as NIR and thermal imaging cameras.


Flir BlackFly S series


The BlackFly S is suitable for classic image processing tasks in the visual spectrum at low to medium resolution.
This camera is extremely popular thanks to its attractive pricing. In comparison to other camera suppliers, the number of available cameras is comparatively small. 
The cameras in the BlackFly S series are the most compact cameras that are officially supported by Vision & Control. All cameras feature POE.


Resolution variants 14
Resolution range WideVGA - 20.5MP
Sensor type Monochrome and colour
NIR variants Not available
Preferred sensor type Sony Pregius
Exceptions 1.3MP Sensor with CMOSIS
Fastest camera 720 x 540 at 291fps
Image recording mode Global Shutter


IMPORTANT: At present, the polarized camera included in this series of cameras is not yet officially supported by the vicosys® system. 

AVT Mako series

The Mako series is a small and cost-effective selection that serves as a good alternative to the FLIR BlackFly S cameras. These cameras are highly compact, and all of the cameras in the series feature POE.


Resolution varaints 12
Resolution range WideVGA - 5MP
Sensor type Monochrome and colour
NIR variants 2.2MP and 4.2MP
Preferred sensor type Sony Pregius, ON SEMI, CMOSIS, Teledyne
Fastest camera 728 x 544 at 299.8 fps
Image recording mode Global Shutter 

AVT Manta series

The AVT Manta series is another standard camera series from Allied Vision Technology (AVT). It offers additional technical features over the AVT Mako series that are not utilized in the vicosys vision system. If the required sensor is available in the Mako series, we therefore recommend always choosing the camera from the Mako series because of the price advantage. The sizes of the Mako series are also slightly larger.


Resolution variants 12
Resolution range WideVGA - 12.4MP
Sensor type Monochrome and colour
NIR variants 1.4MP and 2.1MP
Preferred sensor type Sony Pregius
Exceptions NIR cameras have CMOSIS sensors
Fastest camera 728 x 544 at 299.8 fps
Image recording mode Global Shutter 

AVT Prosilica series

The Prosilica GT series includes high-end cameras from the manufacturer Allied Vision Technology in the visible and NIR spectra. This series is used for applications that demand particularly high resolution.


Resolution variants 17
Resolution range 1.2MP - 31.4MP
Sensor type Monochrome and colour
NIR variants 2.2MP, 4.2MP, 12.5MP, 26.2MP
Preferred sensor type Sony Pregius, ON SEMI, CMOSIS
Fastest camera 2048 x 1088 at 54 fps
Image recording mode Global Shutter 

Flir Ax5 series

The FLIR Ax5 series is a range of thermal imaging cameras. These are used to visualize temperature differences. 
They can be operated via POE directly from the vicosys camera interface card. 


Resolution variants 2
Resolution range 320x256,  640x512
Sensor type Microbolometer
Temperature range -25°C to 135°C or -40°C to 550°C  (selectable)
Optics integrated


Directly on offer and based on supplier recommendations, numerous combinations can be achieved:



  • Pre-configured housings for cameras and pictor®M up to IP 68: protection against dust and moisture.
  • V4A stainless protective housings for the food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Heating and cooling elements for ambient temperatures from -40°C to 110°C
  • Wind curtain that keeps the front screen clean even in dusty environments

Directly on offer and based on supplier recommendations, numerous combinations can be achieved:



  • Normal, robot and drag chain suitable cables.
  • For many motion cycles, high speeds and accelerations and use in demanding environments
  • Individual lengths
  • EMC-safe and compliant with directives
  • Glass fibre

The smart camera concept has advantages if you...



... want to integrate the image processing system at a later date
... the focus is on a single task
... low planning and installation costs are important to you
... you want to remain flexible between models and suppliers
... scalability of the application is in the foreground

The vicosys® vision system concept has advantages when you ...



... require particularly fast processing speed

... want to use several cameras simultaneously

... use special matrix cameras, line scan cameras and thermal imaging cameras

... want to remain flexible between camera models and providers

... need high resolutions

... want a direct fieldbus connection

We look forward to your enquiry

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Quality is a top priority for us. Vision & Control GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001.


All our products are produced in Germany.


Participation in the global GS1 system. EAN / GTIN product identification

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