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Ricoh launches a new work inspection camera RICOH SC-20

Providing high-definition images for more precise judgment, and interchangeable lenses for applicability in a wider range of workplaces.

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The RICOH SC-20, the successor model to the RICOH SC-10A, is a smart camera capable of preventing work errors by automatically checking the status of manufacturing operations to assemble parts and other components through the use of image recognition technology. It is as easy to use as its predecessor model and does not require a PC to save space and secure capture area. Sensor resolution has been increased from around 1 megapixel up to approx. 8 megapixels to enable more precise judgment such as missing parts and assembly errors, and functions available as fee-based options have been added, including the ability to ensure traceability by viewing work log data using the camera alone, as well as barcode scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) as an optional function. The camera's interchangeable lenses also improve applicability in workplaces by ensuring compatibility with a broader range of shooting distance and workpiece sizes.

This enables previously difficult inspections, such as checking for small parts and the direction of mounting/attachment, as well as for the presence of non-woven fabrics and sponges through texture matching evaluations. As an example, the camera can also check areas where visual inspection would otherwise be limited, such as manual assembly processes in cell production systems for automobile parts, electrical and electronic equipment, and precision equipment, and this increase in inspection range is expected to improve work quality. The camera can also reduce the number of defects due to missing parts and assembly errors that occur in manual processes and can even eliminate the need to conduct visual inspections after such processes.

Ricoh Group will continue to support customers improve the way they work by transforming workplaces through its digital devices and services.


  • Product Overview

The RICOH SC-20 is a work inspection camera that detects mistakes during the assembly process. It can conduct real-time quality checks during a job, something exterior inspection cameras are not capable of. It can perform automatic checks of assembly status such as similar parts, missing parts, and work order, and perform batch inspections after a job is completed. Because the system is easy to set up without the need for a computer, it is easy to begin digital inspections.


  • Digital image inspections during or after a job

Image recognition automatically checks assembly status during the job. Digitalization of visual inspections helps maintain consistency. You can set up to 20 check points and perform batch inspections after a job is completed.

Digitalization of visual inspections helps maintain consistency