Automatic book scanner – ScanRobot



  • Automatic book scanner
  • Including semi-automatic & manual mode
  • Unique 60° V-shape book cradle
  • Up to 2,500 pages per hour
  • Patented prism capturing technology





ScanRobot® 2.0 MOS

Highly comprehensive & integrated system

  • Automatic book scanner
  • Single scan technology (for covers, spine, fold outs, …)
  • Control computer workstation with widescreen monitor
  • Image treatment & management software ScanGaterM
  • Self standing unit on wheels for easy relocating
  • Highly ergonomic design

Unique hardware features

Patented capturing technology

  • Most advanced scanning device
  • One central capturing unit
  • Equal and constant focus
  • No mechanical shutter

Only one mechanical moving part

  • Robust and simple design
  • Suitable for 24h shift operation
  • Low maintenace

Wooden book cradle

  • Self centering
  • Adjustable between 60° and 100°
  • Minimum load/unload time
  • For hard and soft covers

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Page turning technology

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  • Most gentle & touch free page turning by air flow 
  • Automatic (up to 2,500 pph) with process monitoring &. double sheet control
  • Semi-automatic (up to 1,000 pph)
  • Manual single scan mode (up to 350 pph)
  • No clamps I fingers
  • No glass plates

Patented capturing system

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A. Closed capturing unit (optical 300/400 dpi)

  • lndepenent from ambient light
  • Minimum calibration (static white balance)

* Constant distance between object and focal plane


B. Inside LED illumination

  • Perfect page illumination
  • No radiation of heat, infrared or UV

* Long life cycle light


C. High quality 60° prism

  • Distortion free scanning
  • Smallest book opening angle


The ScanRobot® can scan every page with the exact, equal and maximum resolution independent of the book size, thickness and the paper quality.


ScanRobot® 2.0 MOS

Universal – suitable for any bound material

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Gentle – suitable for books up from the 14th century

  • Opening angle 60°
  • No overstretching of the book binding
  • Pressure free scanning
  • Touch free page turning by air flow
  • LED lightning without any radiation of heat, infrared or UV

Robust – low maintenance

  • Suitable for 24h-shift operation
  • Only one active moving part
  • High quality industrial components
  • Worldwide customer proven

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  • No distortions
  • No curves
  • No waves
  • Exact page margin scan
  • Perfect illumination

Planetary scanner

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    • Distortions
    • Curves
    • No exact page margin
    • Inhomogeneous illumination

Upcoming challenges

  • Page cropping
  • Changing page sizes
  • More post processing
  • Uncertain OCR results



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1 capturing unit = 1 scan result

  • No size
  • No colour variation
  • No focus & sharpness variation


  • No corrections needed

Camera devices*

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2 cameras = 2 scan result

  • Different size & resolution
  • Different colour
  • Different focus & sharpness

Upcoming  challenges

  • Resolution correction

  • Colour correction

  • Focus & sharpness correction



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  • Single page image
  • Easy page edge detection
  • Easy cropping
  • Afterfact free
  • No clamps / fingers
  • No remiving needed

Other scanner

Disturbing book block

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  • Page edge detecting challenge
  • Cropping challenge

Image artefacts

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  • Artefacts like stamps or fingers
  • Removing challenge


MA S S  D I G I T I Z A T I O N  S Y S T E M

Customer feedback

“The ScanRobot® can scan almost any types of book, binding or paper (e.g. Leather­ covered wooden bindings, flexible parchment bindings, cardboard bindings, thick, thin orrigid paper).”

The Bavarian State Library

 “Treventus Mechatronics GmbH submitted a tender that offers some very clear advantages. […] The evaluation group’s assessment is that no other supplier can match the tender from Treventus Mechatronics GmbH.”

Swedish tender evaluation committee (8 specialists)

 “The unique image-taking and page-turning technique of the ScanRobot® shows its benefits in particular with thick books. […] the pages can be scanned [ ..] absolutely distortion-free and without any shadows […] up tojust a few mminto the fold.”

Digitization Center Regensburg




Capturing & Processing Software


  • Interface for different scanner hardware
  • Real-time preview for image treatment
  • Automated image processing functions
  • Meta data interface
  • Multi language user interface

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Please find more information about ScanGate™ in the separate product page.


Fully compatible to the ScanFlow™ Professional workflow software environment.


  • Creating of an individual workflow for fast post processing
  • Automatic background processing like image treatment functions
  • Included pre-defined ,,customer proved workflows”
  • Automated import of external images
  • Automated interaction with the optional OCR-engine
  • Increasing the throughput & quality

Please find more information about ScanFlow™ Professional in the separate product page.

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ScanRobot® 2.0 MDS


  •  Speed   up to 2,500 pages/hour* (automatic mode)
    up to 1,000 pages/hour* (semi-automatic mode)
  • Page turning   automatic with process monitoring (incl. double sheet control) or semi-automatic and manual
  • Aperture angle   60 degrees (steplessly adjustable between 60 and 100 degrees) 
  • Lightning    user- and book-friendly LED lightning (without any exposure to heat, IR or UV) 
  • Resolution   constant and independent of the page fonnat optical 300 dpi (included) optical 400 dpi (optional) 
  •  Colour depth   36-bit
  • Image types   colour, greyscale, b&w
  • Page format (scanning area)   minimum (2 times): 5 x 5 cm (1.97 x 1.97 in), maximum (2 times): 32 x 32 cm (12.6 x 12.6 in)
  • Book size (maximum)   35.5 x 34.0 cm {13.98 x 13.39 in)
  • Book thickness   up to 15 cm (5.91in) 
  • Paper thickness   no restrictions (recommended spectrum: 40 g/m2 to 260 g/m2 )
  • Paper quality   all pages,also acid damaged and wavy pages 
  • Covers   all covers (soft and rigid)
  • Book age   14th century up to now
  • Storage formats   jpg, jpg2000, tiff, tiff G4, png, gif, bmp, pdf, XML, DjVu
  • Dimensions   Vw/h (without monitor): 0,78 x 0,78 x 1,90 m (30.7 x 30.7 x 74.8 in)
  • Weight   260 kg (573 lbs)

The page speed can vary dependingon paper quality,book size and the book condition in general.

Scope of delivery

  • 1pc   Automatic book scanner ScanRobor 0 (300 dpi standard, 400dpi optional)
  • 1pc   Single-scan book scanner (flatbed A3)
  • 1pc   Control Computer System (high-end PC-workstation)
  • 1pc   EIZO 23″ widescreen monitor (colour calibrated)
  • 1pc   Integrated holder for monitor,keyboard and mouse
  • 1pc   ScanGate™- capturing, processing & management software (in many languages) i integrated workflow module

OPTIONAL: various OCR and WORKFLOW software packages



World Wide References

Don Juan Archiv Wien, AUSTRIA

Brazilian Institute of Agronomic Research, BRAZIL

University of Prince Edward Island, CANADA

AGN, National Archives of COLOMBIA

NKP, National Library of CZECH REPUBLIC

Bavarian State Library, GERMANY

National University of Educational Planning &Administration , INDIA Trinity College Library, IRELAND

Meteo Operation Center, JAPAN

Nazarbaev University, KAZAKHSTAN

Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, KUWAIT

LNB, National Library of LATVIA

Mongol-Korea Technical College, MONGOLIA

GMS Digitaliseert SeNice Provider, NETHERLANDS Nasjonalbiblioteket, National Library of NORWAY Academy of Science Library, POLAND

Siberian Federal University, RUSSIA

King Fahd Private Library, SAUDIAARABIA

Slovak National Library, SLOVAKIA

Kung/iga biblioteket, National Library of SWEDEN

ETH Library of Zurich, SWITZERLAND Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property, UKRAINE Archive Quest Service Provider, UNITED KINGDOM

The Getty Research Institute, UNITED STATES

Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences Information, VIETNAM

and many more

Alphabetical order by countries.

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Winner of the European ICT Grand Prize
Innovation prize of the Theodor Kery foundation
1 st place in Genius Innovation Award