CRVI is updating our state-of-the-art equipment by investing more than $450,000 to purchase advanced digital hardware and software. Manufacturing companies in Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches that use our services will have access to this equipment to develop and optimize their products or processes to achieve greater automation using digital vision, robotics, and/or artificial intelligence.

CRVI’s acquisitions include a CRX 10iA collaborative robot from Fanuc and two robots designed in Quebec: a Gen 3 from Kinova and a miniature precision robot from Mecademic. They will be mounted on assemblies made by Vention, a Quebec distributor. We’ve also added automatic tool changers and a servo-electric 5-finger gripping hand that offers a highly sensitive grip for applications using artificial intelligence.

In addition, we have updated our equipment base with an ArcMate 120iD welding robot, a Xiris camera, and a welding camera from world leader Servo-Robot, another Quebec company.

Hyperspectral line-scan cameras with wavelengths from 400 to 1,700 nm, combined with the purchase of an ultra-precise linear axis, can be used for projects in the agri-food industry and biology.

With these investments, CRVI aims to become a leading player in AI applied to robotics and industrial vision. We want to help SMEs adopt cutting-edge technologies, expand their capacity for innovation, digitize their processes and, ultimately, improve the performance of our client companies.

The Canada Economic Development (CED) program has subsidized 80% of this investment, and CRVI has also received exceptional educational discounts from our suppliers.

About CRVI

Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles Inc. (CRVI) is a college technology transfer center located at Cégep de Lévis. CRVI has been an integral part of Quebec’s innovation system since 1984.

We help companies looking to leverage innovation and be more productive and competitive by offering our expertise in applied research, technology transfer, and customized support in the fields of industrial robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. CRVI is a key player in Quebec’s efforts to implement advanced technologies and truly make the jump to Industry 4.0.

CRVI is backed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities complete with industrial equipment and cutting-edge laboratories. As a firm believer in the collaborative approach, CRVI is a member of the Synchronex network, QuébecInnov, and many other sector-based associations, thereby optimizing value and innovation potential for clients.