Our History

Discover our Constant Challenges and Growth History. We have been Technological Leaders in In-line Scanning for over 40 Years. 

OUR HISTORY OF Innovations for the food industry

The Origins of Biometic

Our identity is strongly linked to the products of our territory. We identify ourselves with food. And every food, like every company in the food industry, has its own specific characteristics. And we, at Biometic, know this very well. Discover our history.

In March 1980, among the South Tyrolean apple orchards of the Isarco Valley, Federico Giudiceandrea, our president and founder, and his two friends Paul Durst and Hansjörg Thaler developed the first automatic calibration tool for distinguishing red apples from yellow onesOver the years, the proximity of mountains and forests led them to specialize in the wood industry. Under the name of Microtec, we have gained a reputation as the world leader in wood scanning technology for defect detection and quality grading. We have expanded, becoming a reality of more than 350 collaborators with a branch office in Venice and an ever-expanding worldwide network of sellers and resellers.

The dream, however, to go beyond the external quality of apples has remained. And so, in 2012, Biometic was officially founded. A team dedicated exclusively to the food and fruit world has applied Microtec’s experience and know-how in high-speed in-line product scanning and process optimization to develop new technologically advanced solutions for the food world. This has enabled food manufacturers and producers to optimize their products’ safety and quality as well as their processes.

A company in continuous evolution

Our History of Technological Innovations from 1980 to Today

Our history shows our constant growth over time. The dream to go beyond the external quality of apples remained. And so, over time, we introduced cutting-edge technologies that have marked our history.

Here are some of the most important milestones we have achieved:

1981

Introduction of the Intel 8080 microprocessor for the numeric process control

First introduction of a personal computer (Apple II) for the numeric process control

1981

1982

Development and introduction of infrared multiplex technology to create fine definition light grids

1982

1983

Integration of all control components such as microprocessors, memory, video, and keyboard control drives on the single-board industrial computer MiCROVIC

1983

1984

Video Interface Controller

1984

1985

Introduction of the world's first laser light triangulation technique for 3D reconstruction of products'
surface

1985

1989

Introduction of the graphic user interface and the mouse (Atari)

1989

1990

Development of real-time software driver units for automation on PCs

1990

1992

Development of a digital image processor based on parallel computing

1992

1994

Development of the first scanner for detection of defects

1994

1995

Implementation of X-ray technology for image processing support

1995

1997

Development and introduction of the laser scattering effect to recognize products’ defects    

1997

1999

Application of machine learning methods based on neural networks for image processing

1999

2001

First tests with X-ray computed tomography and development of a radioscopy scanner for product scanning

2001

2008

Official presentation of the first industrial high-speed Computed Tomograph for industrial use

2008

2009

Development of a high-performance CMOS Sensor (Generation 1) for Biometic’s Crometic Camera

2009

2013

Introduction of the in-house developed digital Crometic camera for fruit processing applications with custom CMOS digital sensor providing images at ultra-high-speed with full HD resolution

New low power X-ray technology for efficient and safe operations

2013

2016

Presentation of the newly designed Q Eye series with HD cameras  as well as laser 3D and near-infrared (NIR) technology

2016

2018

Q Eye XP, Biometic’s new internal fruit quality scanner featuring top-of-the-range- X-ray inspection for grading and packaging lines, is awarded the Interpoma Technology Award in the "Post Harvest" category    

2018

2019

Official presentation of Mito, the first in-line 3D X-ray inspection system for food safety and quality inspection

Implementation of artificial intelligence and deep learning in all quality scanning solutions

2019

2020

Introduction of the hyperspectral camera for fruit and vegetable quality inspection

Presentation of Biometic’s new product design, where the orange color represents the sun and ripe fruits, and the white color stands for hygiene and cleanliness

2020

2021

Winning of the international iF Design Award for Q Eye, Q Eye XP, Optilabel, Weight Master, and Tally, Biometic’s inspection solutions for the fruit and vegetable sector

2021

Technology leaders in food safety, food quality and process optimization

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