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Automated inspection of bricks

POSTED 11/16/2021




The customer Avantek decided to automate the process of brick inspection. The task was performed manually before, which required human operators to sit next to the line 24 hours a day, inspecting bricks and removing the defective ones. This was very inefficient and at the Covid-19 pandemic peak, no operator was allowed to enter the factory.



PhoXi 3D Scanner L

The solution for automated inspection of brick consists of a Photoneo PhoXi 3D Scanner model L, a computer with Nvidia GPU, and PEKAT VISION software.

The PhoXi 3D Scanner captures images in the form of a normal map, which are subsequently sent to a computer with installed PEKAT VISION. PEKAT VISION software was trained for the detection of specific defects – it evaluates received pictures live and detects all defects, which mainly comprise chipped edges.


The automation solution can perfectly detect all deviations in the structure of bricks. The benefits of automating the process include increased efficiency as the system can work 24/7 without any break, decreased error rate by at least 20%, and the fact that the system’s performance will not get affected by the pandemic.

This project is still in the preparation phase.