Brazilian Machine Vision Supplier Targets Global Market

Invent Vision ( was born in 2003 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, one of the most recognized institutions in engineering in Brazil, and one that has graduated many qualified automation engineers.

Two years later, 60 percent of the ownership was sold to Nansen Precision Instruments—a Brazilian group with 80 years of tradition. Today, thanks to the success of its product development efforts, the company is in advanced negotiations to begin marketing its products globally.

The company’s premier product is its line of high-performance smart cameras for industrial use. “These cameras were developed with a hybrid processing technology based on DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology, providing flexible programming and high performance for real-time applications. The smart camera associated with the programming libraries can be considered a sophisticated sensor for applications in which automation is necessary to treat 2D information. Moreover, its mechanical construction allows use in extremely harsh environments with great strength,” said Luiz Fernando Etrusco Moreira, Invent Vision’s founder and chief technology officer.

The most recent success case for the product was its use in reactors and other equipment inspection at an oil refinery. “In this extremely aggressive environment, we demonstrated the robustness of the camera associated with local processing and storage (on camera), given the total failure of data transmission during the process,” says Invent Vision’s chief technology officer.

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