A History of Surface Inspection Excellence

Wintriss Engineering Corporation was founded in 1989 in San Diego, California and in 1994 introduced the smart camera for surface inspection and sports imaging. Today, Wintriss focuses specifically on the design and manufacture of optical surface inspection systems. Wintriss has installed systems around the globe with sales and support offices in; North America, Asia, India and the Middle East.

Having developed our first smart camera in 1994, Wintriss is a pioneer in embedding image processing intelligence in digital cameras. We have created increasingly capable cameras with faster processing speed, higher resolution, and flexibility. These cameras are specifically created for surface inspection, with both continuous web and discrete piece-by-piece applications.

Our design hallmark is a powerful field-programmable gate array in a high-resolution camera which hosts a real time image processing capability. Additional on-board processing using a general purpose CPU and real time operating system simplifies overall system architectures, streamlines camera-to-host communications, facilitates system scalability, enhances reliability, and reduces system cost.

Wintriss Engineering's flagship product is the Web Ranger® System which employs the linear scan cameras in a networked, distributed architecture. Our core competency is the in-depth understanding of optics, lighting, and image processing. This expertise and our extensive surface inspection experience enable the company to conceive and implement innovative designs to meet diverse customer requirements for surface inspection.

Patents in image processing and illumination technology are the basis for the exceptional defect detection and classification performance of the Web Ranger® System and Wintriss' market leadership in the inspection of optical films.