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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

June 19, 2023

TOKYO, June 19, 2023 – RICOH Industrial Solutions Inc. (President: Hiroshi Takemoto) announced today the RICOH SC-20, a work inspection camera utilizing image recognition technology to enable real-time confirmation of proper manual work process performance will be launched from July 2023.

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.

  • 「RICOH SC-20」
  • Work Inspection Camera “RICOH SC-20”

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Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh's global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh's mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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