Automated Surface Inspection

ITMA ’15 – Post exhibition review

Friday 5th February, 2016

At the recent ITMA textile machinery exhibition in Milan, Shelton Vision exhibited their latest machine vision technology for high performance textile inspection.


On display at the ITMA were live system demonstrations and video presentations of a range of applications currently operating.

In addition to the well known Shelton WebSpector high speed inspection and optimization systems there was an innovative low cost system for slow moving webs incorporating a multiplexing feature to enable multiple planes of view using a single set of cameras. This new system is particularly aimed at on loom and on warp knit machine vision applications.

The technology was extremely well received and it became clear that there is a vast opportunity in the market for high performance systems.

Shelton Vision had a record number of visitors and recorded significant enquiries from over 30 countries resulting from the 8 day ITMA exhibition. Additional personnel were drafted in to man the stand and even with that there were times where the number of visitors was overwhelming. If you were at the event and didn’t get a chance to visit our stand, please get in touch via our online contact form.

Flexible machine vision solutions

The systems can be used to inspect an extremely broad range of textile fabrics and processes including woven (grey and finished), warp and weft knit (greige and finished), needle punch non-woven, tufted carpets, coating, lamination and many more.

The end uses of the fabrics are spread over a multitude of industries including Automotive, aerospace, apparel (work wear, high performance apparel, fashion), medical, home furnishing, home textiles and bedding to name but a few.

CEO at Shelton Vision Mark Shelton commented “We have developed our own technology and selected world leading hardware component suppliers to work with. We received very positive reactions from potential users when they saw what we have to offer in terms of a complete and proven machine vision solution for demanding textile inspection.”

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Machine vision applications

If you would like to learn more about how Shelton vision systems can help your business call us today on +44 (0) 116 279 0920 for an informal chat in complete commercial confidence. We can talk through your ideas, explore your requirements and provide an honest, realistic assessment of what’s involved and what can be delivered within your time frame and budget. Alternatively, complete our online contact form.

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