Advanced 3D Vision for Bakery Inspection Systems

Alnico Systems utilises advanced 3D vision technology by Scorpion Vision to manage fast, single or multi-lane conveyor applications designed to inspect a wide range of products such as bread loaves, flat breads, tortilla breads, biscuits and pizza bases.

Scorpion Vision technology has been successfully implemented in a number of bakery applications, including:

  • Bread and pizza profiling
  • Biscuit profiling & icing
  • Product inspection for quality control


Scorpion Vision Ltd has developed a smart 3D robot vision system that enables a robot with a biscuit icing depositor to accurately apply icing to a tray of freshly baked biscuits. The key here is the very localised 3D profiling of each biscuit. This must be very accurate so that the distance between the depositor and the surface of the biscuit is maintained to sub millimetric accuracy. The result for the bakery is massive cost savings and increased throughput…


A vision system is required to inspect large sheets of a hard flatbread product, post baking and before it is cut into the retail size. The product is on a wide conveyor so a series of cameras are required to monitor several…


Scorpion Vision Ltd built their first tortilla flatbread inspection system in the UK 10 years ago. The customer’s business has grown since then as a result and now they are delivering multiple systems. 

The system is placed in-line in a tortilla production line. The product is fed into the inspection system at a rate of up to 45,000 products per hour. The inspection system then locates each product and measures it, looking for torn, deformed or too large or or too small…