About us

VisionTools is one of the leading system houses for industrial image processing.

Based on our extensive product range, we offer our customers high-performance systems for practically all areas of industrial manufacturing, by means of state-of-the-art image analysis techniques and robotics.

The powerful image analysis software V60 is the kernel. V60 supports numerous camera models, 3D scanners, and interfaces to higher-level machine controllers. You can parameterize and freely combine our well-tested modules in the form of objects, thus creating sophisticated solutions – and all is done without any programming language. You can handle simple tasks as well as complex, major projects.

With a wide selection of 2D and 3D analysis methods, the V60 image analysis software offers maximum flexibility to design customized solutions.

Applications cover a nearly unlimited range of inspection, identification as well as robot guidance tasks.

Worldwide in operation

A highly motivated team of over 80 employees at the company headquarters and our branches ensures that thousands of installed systems function optimally and that customers from almost all branches of the manufacturing industry are satisfied.

Our customers include all automobile manufacturers producing in Germany and neighbouring countries as well as their overseas plants. We are engaged in many different fields such as foundry, engine construction, body construction, paint shop and assembly. In addition, numerous companies in the electrical appliances, plastic and pharmaceutical industries, as well as industrial outfitters and mechanical engineering companies, rely on our long years of experience and our reliability.


Long before VisionTools existed, our company founder Dr. Hermann Tropf had been scientifically involved in the field. As head of the machine vision group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing in Karlsruhe, he was one of the pioneers of industrial image processing. Theoretical work was awarded prizes (IEEE Computer Society Pattern Recognition Award 1980, German Association for Pattern Recognition extra award 1987), pioneering practical applications successfully ran over the long term at VW, Ford and Siemens. Details (in German).

A fundamental work on multidimensional range search in mass data found its way into diverse technical applications and into today commercial big data systems. Details (in German) with history, applications. For explanation of the key function (LITMAX / BIGMIN), with  Pascal source code, see here.

VisionTools is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a member of the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer e.V. - VDMA).

Certified EPLAN engineering expert.

Awarded with the seal "Innovative through research", for our work in the field of "CAD-based planning of robot-supported camera systems".

VisionTools Bildanalyse Systeme GmbH


Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 7

   68753 Waghäusel, Deutschland



Other locations

82140 Olching

04349 Leipzig



Further information can be found here in our current company folder (PDF, 740 KB).


VisionTools Service Corporation

25 Woods Lake Rd,    Greenville, SC 29607, USA


 +1 864-569 4067


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 Doornpoort, 0017 Pretoria, South Africa


+27 76 314 55 34   


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