Robotic Scanners

The Next Generation of Robotic Scanning is Here!

Once again, the SMA Research and Development team is shaping the future of book scanning technology. We are proud to introduce the SMA ROBO SCAN, the most technologically advanced line of robotic book scanners on the market today.

Resetting the Standard

The SMA ROBO SCAN can be operated as a fully automated page turning book scanner or as a manual book scanner. SMA offers the most complete range of robotic book scanners from A2+ to A0+, the largest robotic book scanner in the world. The ROBO SCAN produces TRUE Optical resolutions of up to 600 x 1200 dpi in bi-tonal, grey scale, and color in very little time. All SMA scanners achieve a geometrical accuracy of <0.1%.

Manual or Robotic? You decide.

The SMA ROBO SCAN can be operated as a fully automated page turning book scanner or as a manual book scanner. The ROBO SCAN features a sensitive robotic arm that carefully lifts and turns each page. Not only will your productivity dramatically increase with the ROBO SCAN, but the user is able to operate the ROBO SCAN in a manual mode for extremely rare or fragile originals.

Capture More

The SMA ROBO SCAN includes highly intelligent, self-adjusting motorized book cradles that are able to easily join together to create a level scanning surface for all flat and structured originals. The new 3-in-1 ROBO SCAN V2 features a V-Shape Cradle that can scan 3 different ways, V-Shape robotically (with/without glass), V-Shape manually (with/without glass), and Flat manually (without glass). The ROBO SCAN is now equipped with V3D technology, increasing the depth of field significantly offering perfect reproductions of nearly any structured surface.

Bring it to Light

The SMA ROBO SCAN family utilizes LED lighting completely free of any ultraviolet or infrared radiation. This guarantees harmless and uniform illumination. Like all SMA scanners, the ROBO SCAN truly operates independent of ambient light, and can be utilized in all lighting environments. Bright sunlight or intense ceiling light does not interfere in the scanning process, eliminating costly dark room enhancements.

German Manufacturing

SMA e-Document GmbH is the worldwide leader of research and development in the large format robotic sector. Our German engineered machines were designed specifically with the safety and integrity of the original in mind. Accurate historical preservation, eco sustainability, and product longevity are reasons why SMA continues to lead the way. Robust manufacturing coupled with state-of-the-art technology ensures the ROBO SCAN is capable of meeting today’s standards, as well as the inevitable increased scanning requirements of tomorrow.

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.