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Choose your CIS
Choose your CIS
A comprehensive list of our main products.
MXCIS
MXCIS
MXCIS
MAXICIS - A CIS for large objects.
VSCIS
VSCIS
VSCIS
VARICIS Standard - An allrounder with switchable resolution.
VTCIS
VTCIS
VTCIS
VARICIS Turbo - A high speed CIS for various purposes.
VDCIS
VDCIS
VDCIS
VARICIS Distance - A CIS with a large Depth of Field.
TBCIS
TBCIS
TBCIS
Tube CIS - A CIS for tube inspection.
BoroCIS
BoroCIS
BoroCIS
BoroCIS - Ein CIS für Inneninspektion.
RingCIS
RingCIS
RingCIS
RingCIS - Ein CIS für Rohrinspektion
VUCIS
VUCIS
VUCIS
VARICIS Universal - Ein Highspeed-CIS für verschiende Zwecke.
Custom Solutions
Custom Solutions
Custom Solutions
Unique cameras specially designed for your requirements.
Choose your CIS
CIS-Produktfamilie Flat objects Bent objects Tube inside Tube outside
Up to 1m Up to 1.2m Up to 1.5m Up to 4m
Up to 30kHz Up to 60kHz Up to 90kHz Up to 60kHz
MXCIS Yes Yes
VSCIS Yes
VTCIS Yes Yes Yes
VDCIS Yes Yes Yes Yes
TBCIS Yes
BoroCIS Yes
RingCIS Yes
Custom Solutions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MXCIS
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The Maxi CIS products were our first implementation of the „All-in-One“ concept, containing the entire illumination, optics, sensors and data preprocessing in the characteristic CIS case.

Maxi CIS offers resolutions from 100 to 1200 dpi with one or two sided RGB or Monochrome (Ranging from IR to UV) illumination.

We ship our largest product with various scan widths from 260mm up to 4m. The robust construction can withstand even rough environments for multiple years.

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VSCIS
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The VARICIS Standard is our first and most used sensor from the VARICIS product family with the seamless „Zero Gap“ technology and switchable resolution – The only scanner for gapless 100% surface inspection.

Due to its spectral palette from IR to UV with various illumination geometries like one or two sided diffuse, coaxial or backlight illumination, this product offers a vast amount of application possibilities.

Our CIS products combine illumination, optics, sensors and data preprocessing into a single, compact case, offering an „All-in-One“ solution for complex inspection task with very high scan widths.

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VTCIS
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Like every other VARICIS product, our VARICIS Turbo cameras offer gapless sensor geometry combined with a broad choice of illumination possibilities.

Its revolutionary sensors can switch scan resolution and color model (Mono or RGB). This makes it possible to scan different parts of the same object with the corresponding resolution, even at high production speed due to the high line rate and band width.

The „All-in-One“ concept fits illumination, optics, sensors and data preprocessing and cooling into a single, block-shaped case which can easily be built into any existing or new machine.

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VDCIS
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The VARICIS Distance sensor is the first sensor in a new generation of Contact Image Sensors for image processing.

The new sensor boards offer revolutionary high resolutions from 250 to 1000 dpi in combination with all colors (Ranging from IR to UV) or RGB.

In addition, this next generation sensors offer a variable depth of field, ranging up to 16 mm. In combination with our patented optical systems, this camera can reach incredible working distances up to 60 mm, opening totally new possibilities for CIS usage, like food or sheet metal inspection, or even automated high speed inspection of product packaging in pharmacy.

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TBCIS
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Our Tube CIS product line makes it possible to use imaging technology even on the inside of tubes with a diameter of 60 mm and smaller. Due to the high line rate of up to 9 kHz our Tube CIS sensors can scan the entire inner surface of tubes in less than one second.

This camera is the most prominent example for the capabilities of our „All-in-One“ cases, fitting the entire illumination, optics and sensors into cameras that are able to scan tubes with an inner diameter of only 20 mm.

We offer our Tube CIS in all resolutions from 200 to 600 dpi, and in our usual variation of colors (RGB or Monochrome, from IR to UV).

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BoroCIS
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The BoroCIS - a newcomer among our sensors - is part of the Profile Scan family. It enables image capture and thus machine quality inspection and defect detection of the inside of pipes, tubes or bores up to 250 mm deep. Due to different illumination options, it is suitable for both transparent tubes, e.g. made of glass and Plexiglas, and non-transparent tubes, e.g. made of metal and plastic, in order to make different defects such as paint defects, chips, bubbles and veins visible.

urthermore, our BoroCIS scores with a UV option, which enables magnetic particle crack detection according to DIN 9934-1.

You can enjoy the following advantages with our BoroCIS: Distortion-free 360° all-round view, fast amortisation and diameter change by changing the optics.

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RingCIS
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Ring-CIS:

Another newcomer among our sensors is the RingCIS, which also belongs to the Profile Scan family.

It enables the image acquisition and thus the machine quality control and error detection for tubes of limited (piece goods) and unlimited length (e.g. in the drawing process).

Different lighting options can be used to make defects visible in both transparent and opaque tubes.

Like the BoroCIS, the RingCIS can also enable magnetic particle crack detection according to DIN 9934-1 with a UV option. Its main advantages are its 100% in-line inspection for fixed and variable diameters, its easy retrofitting and its 360° all-round visibility.

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VUCIS
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The VUCIS is the further development of the familiar VTCIS technology, but can be designed with 16 different illumination geometries and 10 illumination colors.

In addition to the many lighting options, it can also be equipped with 8 different optics with both long and short focal length.

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Custom Solutions
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Profit from our strengths: Decades of experience in research, developement and in-house production qualify us as your perfect contact for your specific inspection system. We accompany you from the very beginning, from the development phase, until the final commissioning of your very own customized product. We can aid you with complete solutions, the best illumination of up to 25 different geometries, maximum line rates, maximum resolutions, gapless inspection, depths of field of up to 16 mm and much more!

Your demand is our challenge!

About Us
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Our company

Our advanced technology has been the foundation to succesfully enter applications such as:

- analog print

- digital print

- security print

- wafer inspection

- solar cell inspection

- glass inspection

- sheet metal inspection

- food inspection

- pcb inspection

- film inspection

Our company

We are a medium-sized hightech company located in Friedberg (Bavaria) in Munich's High- Tech Area. The company was founded in 1991 by Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa and Christine Tichawa.

Our key competence is the development, design and production of Imaging Systems for industrial applications. Over the past decades we focused more into CIS technology with its ease of application.

We have adapted Contact Image Sensor (CIS) for Machine Vision back in 2001 and have been improving our technology and product portfolio ever since.

Our technology includes leading optical technology with the only High DOF (Depth of Field) CIS with 16 mm Depth of Field, advanced sensor technology providing the only Zero Gap CIS sensors worldwide and state-of-the-art data processing used for image improvement, especially for Roll-to-Roll printing.

Offering – besides our standard product range – more than 25 different Illumination Options (cloudy day, grazing, fluorescent, polarized just to name a few) in conjunction with twelve different resolutions and a huge range of data processing and housing options we are sure to be able to offer you the solution for your requirements.

Our Company
Our Company
Our Company
Christine Tichawa
Christine Tichawa

Christine Tichawa

CEO

Mail: info@tichawa.de

Phone: +49 821 899847 00

Nikolaus Tichawa
Nikolaus Tichawa

Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa

CEO

Mail: info@tichawa.de

Phone: +49 821 899847 00

Desi Herrmann
Desi Herrmann

Desi Herrmann

Sales & Marketing

Mail: sales@tichawa.de

Phone: +49 821 899847 28

Claudia Amrhein
Claudia Amrhein

Claudia Amrhein

Assistant to management

Mail: c.amrhein@tichawa.de

Phone: +49 821 455 553 25

Andreas Mayer
Andreas Mayer

Andreas Mayer

Support

Kontakt

Phone: +49 821 899847 00

Manuela Röhrle
Manuela Röhrle

Manuela Röhrle

Purchasing

Mail: einkauf@tichawa.de

Phone: +49 821 455 553 11

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