Automatic system for quality selection and control.

The difficult and delicate operation of choice, automatically managed with ease and extreme precision by EXAMINA.
EXAMINA integrates the innovative system for tile dimensional and pla- nar measurements in the machine of choice, thus allowing size reduction on the line and simplifying the interfacing for the change of codes.


The new system stands out from the classic caliber-planar for its high accuracy and repeatability of planar and dimensional measurements, for the reconstruction and displaying of 3D tile. Threre are not required mapping calibration operations with sample plates.

With EXAMINA, the search for defects of colour or structure takes place following a simple training performed by the operator, indicating the non-defective tiles to the machine: chromatic and structural characteristics of the product are identified in this phase and once the selection is launched, the system is able to detect anomalies (defects) compared to what it has learned.

EXAMINA uses powerful and reliable computing systems of the latest generation, high-resolution industrial cameras combined with innovative LED lighting systems with electronic active control in order to ensure maximum stability and extremely long durability.


The reliability and robustness of EXAMINA are based on the highest quality hardware components and on the extensive experience gained in over 15 years of activity in the best tile factories in Italy.


  • Machine with integrated Planar-Caliber and compact size on the line.
  • Ease of use.
  • Fast start-up at product change.
  • Caliber-Planar pre-adjusted for all formats.
  • 3D visualization of flatness.
  • Exportable statistics.
  • Alarms that can be set on each type of defect.
  • Remote assistance option.

Functional Characteristics:

Tile Size: from 150×150 to 1200×1800 depending on model Dimensional and planarity controls: display with 3D mapping of the entire surface of the tile. No caliber-planar adjustment operations at the change of format.


TONE Management: Self learning with first choice examples,two tones simultaneously active, No faces check for tone-shaded products.


Control of aesthetic DEFECTS: Self-learning for defects. Option of defining thresholds to down-grade a specific type of defect. Selection criteria for the background color, glossy/opaque surface, grain amount (on blasted products) wavy or flat surface (double loadings).


Alarm Management: Warning Messages and/or alarms for individual defect (acoustic and visual signals on consoles), line lock in more severe cases.

Technical Characteristics:

Overall dimensions: depending on the model.


Acquisition systems:

  • High-resolution camera, diffused LED back-illuminator, laser Projectors (measures)
  • High resolution RGB and B/N cameras with dedicated LED illuminator (TONE and DEFECTS)


Power Supply: 230Vca, 4,5 kW


Operator Console Display 17” LCD, Keyboard and e trackball


Interfaces: Digital opto-isolated for stackers, Ethernet 100 mbit/sec, digital I/O for signaling.