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Get Ready for a New Dimension of Book Scanning!

SMA proudly presents ROBO SCAN – the first large format book scanner with automatic page turning function. The ROBO SCAN is the only robotic book scanner that can handle books up to A1 without a problem. Our robotic scanners are based on the well known book scanners of the SMA Master Series, SCAN MASTER with all of their benefits.

Quality Made in Germany

All ROBO SCAN models are equipped with a unique scan engine. They provide high quality images based on state of the art technology. Bi tonal, grey scale or color images can be produced at a resolution of up to 1200dpi.


The ROBO SCAN option definitely increases your output. Not only will you productivity go up, but with ROBO SCAN, it is also possible that one operator handles multiple scanning stations at once, indexing, or entering meta data.

Operation Independent from Ambient Light

The ROBO SCAN utilizes a special LED light illumination panel completely free of any ultraviolet or infrared radiation, this guarantees harmless and uniform illumination to the original book or document on every scan. Ambient light is far more harmful to the original than the illumination panel inside of the ROBO SCAN. Location of the scanner is not restricted, bright sunlight or intense fluorescent ceiling lighting does not interfere in the scanning process. The ROBO SCAN family of products are the only book scanners on the market that do not utilize an external operational light source, thus NO negative impact to the vision of the operator.

Networking Made Easy

The ROBO SCAN is an IP based network scanner. Communication with the scanner takes place via a gigabit Ethernet network card.

Highly Versatile

The ROBO SCAN is capable of handling many different materials. In addition to scanning robotically, the ROBO SCAN can also be used manually. The robotic function can be activated or deactivated via the touch screen panel. The ROBO SCAN is also able to level all book cradle surfaces to create a completely flat scanning surface.

Here at Analogue Imaging and SMA, we know Russ and Josef would be proud. As our mission statement says,

“We believe that the past should always have the opportunity to accurately present itself in the future.”

This not only pertains to our products, but the past, present and future people that continue the vision that began back in 1966.