Machine vision
Machine vision

Exact quality test with image processing

Vision solutions from Balluff meet the increasing requirements for maximum quality and great flexibility in modern production plants. They do this by using industrial image processing.

They provide reliable error detection and thereby ensure an exact quality control. All functions can be flexibly combined.

The most important benefits

  • High efficiency through cost reduction, because a sensor assumes various functions
  • Reduced scrap and downtime thanks to early defect detection
  • Simple changing of the inspection task for changing lots means high system availability
  • Assemble your vision solutions individually online – using the Machine Vision Configurator

Product families

  • BVS-E Standard vision sensor

    Handle a variety of testing tasks with only one vision sensor

    With our BVS-E standard vision sensors, you control the quantity of your production process in a cost-conscious and precise manner. You can use a total of seven testing tools that can be employed independently of each other and simultaneously check multiple product features. Up to 20 storable inspections can easily be activated via the PLC. In doing so, production can be seamlessly continued, even with changing workpieces. The BVS E Standard can easily handle any simple task in defect detection.


    • Cost savings by use of a vision sensor for multiple tasks
    • Early fault detection ensures 100 % quality
    • Simple changing of the inspection task for changing lots means high system availability
    BVS-E Standard vision sensor
    BVS E Standard

    In this most basic and economical standard version for novices, the BVS E Standard vision sensor offers 20 inspection memory slots and a free choice between seven independent tools that can be freely rotated.

  • BVS-E Advanced vision sensor

    Reliable monitoring of product quality

    With the BVS-E Advanced vision sensor from Balluff, you can efficiently and reliably control your production process. The identifying position of the objects and the detected process data are output via Ethernet TCP/IP interface.

    The rapid processing of data and the combination of individual test results ensure precise and reliable monitoring of the product quality. Because of the versatile possibilities for using a single vision sensor which can handle multiple inspection tasks at one time, costs are reduced.


    • Quality control also on parts with free rotary position
    • Simple changing of the inspection task for changing lots means high system availability
    BVS-E Advanced vision sensor
    BVS-E Advanced vision sensor

    The BVS-E Advanced vision sensor is designed for fast and challenging applications. As well as offering all features of the standard version, it enables 360° position detection and the logical linking of different characteristics.

  • BVS-E Universal vision sensor

    An all-rounder with a wide range of applications

    Our versatile BVS-E Universal vision sensor has especially powerful, contour-based image processing tools. These are used to it locate, check and count parts in any rotational orientation. In doing so, it can transfer the part orientation and position via the interface. The BVS E Universal vision sensor reads bar and data matrix codes both reliably and precisely. At a speed of up to 40 codes per second.


    • Checking the parts orientation or position reduces parts feeding effort and expense
    • Quality control also on parts with free rotary position
    • Simple changing of the inspection task for changing lots means high system availability
    BVS-E Universal vision sensor
    BVS-E Universal vision sensor

    The range of applications for the BVS-E universal vision sensor ranges from assembly and presence checks, reading and verifying codes, through to challenging applications, such as the positioning of parts.

  • BVS E Infrared vision sensor

    Greater security and precision by use of infrared light

    Fluctuating light conditions can impair the checking reliability of common vision sensors. Employees are often irritated by their flashing light. Vision sensors from Balluff use infrared lights to provide the solution: the infrared light of the BVS E Infrared vision sensor is invisible to humans. Therefore, its light pulses do not impair the employees. Simultaneously, its firmly integrated light filter prevents ambient light from influencing the testing of the objects. Therefore, the BVS E Infrared contributes to higher process security.


    • Spurious ambient light is blocked
    • No disturbance of employees
    • Light intensity 10% higher than comparable red light sensors
    BVS E Infrared vision sensor
    BVS E Infrared

    The infrared lighting of the new BVS-E Infrared is invisible to the human eye so that its flashes do not irritate operators.

  • SmartCamera for machine vision

    For tracking, quality control and for positioning tasks

    The simple to use SmartCamera BVS SC for machine vision from Balluff offers you all the necessary functions for tracking (traceability), quality control and visually solving positioning tasks. The tasks (analyzing, finding and measuring) can be individually combined and the results flexibly transmitted.

    The equipment includes functions for the integrated test preparation and inspection overview and statistics. In addition, you can directly control IO-Link products. The SmartCamera can be quickly integrated into the sequence with its easy, software-assisted operation. Moreover, it is flexible in use thanks to flexible test plan creation.


    • Smart data management for limiting the load on Profinet and Ethernet/IP
    • Simple integration in the production environment via IO-Link connection
    • Safe, customer-specific result management for the controller or for the server
    • Robust, industrial-grade design
    Tracking with the SmartCamera

  • Industrial Cameras

    Simple solutions for a variety of image processing tasks

    Standardized industrial cameras let you flexibly adapt image processing tasks to your application in automated systems. These user-friendly industrial cameras from Balluff provide tack sharp images for enabling robots to reliably detect and grip objects, for example in automated industry production lines.
    Used for traceability, our BVS CA industrial cameras detect the check object codes or object texts, so that you can use the industrial cameras to meet the requirements for documentation. At the same time they also optimize the production process. Imperfect or defective parts can be caught by the camera early and taken out of production. Balluff industrial cameras improve your quality assurance. In doing so they fulfill a central demand of your customers for 100% quality.

    Especially attractive: The clearly organized user interface BVS-Cockpit ensures that our industrial cameras can be intuitively set up and operated by anyone, even those with no prior knowledge.

    Balluff industrial cameras feature sensor resolutions of 1.6 MP and higher in color or monochrome versions. The industrial grade, rugged camera, standardized C-mount lens fittings and standard single-ended cordsets make these ideal for use in automation.


    • Standardized data interfaces (GigE-Vision and USB3-Vision) as well as the standardized programming interface GenICam
    • Integrated memory and FPGA unit for flexible adaptation of integrated functions
    • Fast data processing


    Industrial Cameras
    Industrial Cameras