Im Vogelsang 18, 3340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Telephone +43 7442 53988
Fax +43 7442 5398890


Thomas Schuller


Peter Pfannenstill

International Sales Director

Markus Stefan

International Sales Manager

Jonas Pfannenstill

International Sales Manager

Qinshu Cai

International Sales Manager

Nate Huffman

President SOFTSOLUTION North America Inc.

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.01  Measurement and control
  •  Measurement and control of glass thickness

Measurement and control of glass thickness

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.01  Measurement and control
  •  Measurement and control of glass tension

Measurement and control of glass tension

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.02  Inspection technology
  •  Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection

Our products

Product category: Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection


The LineScanner from SOFTSOLUTION inspects transparent flat glass products for all quality and dimensional defects such as single lites, insulating glass, automotive glass, fabricated glass, polycarbonate or films. The scanning system convinces by highest precision, is easy to handle and has a modular, expandable construction. 

// Exact distance measurement
Available as an additional option to the LineScanner, the exact distance measurement (in short EDM) enables high precision dimensional measurement of the scanned glass, e.g. for cutouts, drill holes, drill hole position and so on.
// All-in-one LineScanner: 
A seamless record of the glass quality is imperative. A lack of useful feedback during the heat-treating process can lead to varying qualities within the final product. The LineScanner provides this feedback by displaying real-time data to the tempering furnace operators. With the help of the LineScanner, companies can now check every heat-treated lite for anisotropic properties – in combination with the thermal imaging – and the edge stresses.
// LineScanner Management Console
The newly developed LineScanner Management Console provides processors with an online overview of the current status of all scanners in production and thus integrates the scanners into the extensive automation and workflow control. This software tool records the quality and quantity of produced and scanned slices per line and gives a quick overview of all scanners in operation. The LineScanner Management Console provides the user with the most important data (status of the line, service requirements - also foresighted - as well as current production figures with corresponding quality results) in real time. A complete documentation of the glass quality is indispensable and, thanks to lot and Industry 4.0, will be even easier in the future.
The quality inspection of glass is a complex issue. With a lot of know-how, experience and intuition, SOFTSOLUTION - GLASS IQ developed the LineScanner to revolutionize the glass industry. Today more than 500 LineScanners are in operation worldwide. There is only one quality inspection system when it comes to exact dimensions - LineScanner from SOFTSOLUTION - GLASS IQ. #wemakequalityvisible

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Product category: Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection

CulletScanner by SOFTSOLUTION

The CulletScanner from SOFTSOLUTION analyzes the break pattern of different types of glass. It scans using the highest resolution at a 90° angle and automatically finds the areas that contain the highest count and the lowest count along with the largest and longest fragments. The images are evaluated and saved digitally within seconds.

The innovative scanning technology calculates the position, size, surface and weight of each individual fragment. The details are evaluated in the shortest possible time - with precision, constant quality, and easy-to-read results. There is also the option of using the CulletScanner to test anisotropy and the edge stress.

// Scans multiple glass types:
All types of glass can be checked with the CulletScanner. The glass must have a light transmission of 15 - 99%. Screen printing areas, textured glass and glass with similar surfaces cannot be processed. 
// Sizes of the CulletScanner:
The standard size table is suitable for a glass size of up to 1100 mm x 360 mm. Depending on customer requirements, custom dimensions are also possible. Additional options: motorized scan bridge, tilting scan table.
// Easy installation:
The CulletScanner has an extremely quick and easy installation.
// Individual settings:
The CulletScanner already has a library of existing standards. In addition, completely custom settings and tolerances can also be used.
// User-friendly:
The software is easy to use and compatible with the latest version of Windows. No special hardware components are required.
// High resolution images:
Real scanning technology scans with a 200dpi resolution.
// Data storage:
Each test result is saved in a project file and is available for review at any time without any loss of quality. 

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Product category: Inspection of surface, contour and imperfection

VirtualDigitizing by SOFTSOLUTION

SOFTSOLUTION’s original product, VirtualDigitizing, has been helping glass companies worldwide digitize templates supplied by customers and other avenues since 2003. VirtualDigitizing is a user-friendly software that can quickly and easily be implemented in any glass manufacturing facility.

VirtualDigitizing has been successfully implemented in more than 500 companies worldwide. Our digitizing software will help your company produce consistent quality while at the same time providing a way to document and archive the templates for your customers. The quick setup and high precision make it an extremely reliable tool that easily pays for itself.  

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Company news




Oct 15, 2020

Better glass quality through artifical intelligence and LineScanner Management Console

For over 20 years SOFTSOLUTION has been developing and manufacturing quality assurance systems for glass processors at its site in Waidhofen/Ybbs (A). Thanks to the latest developments, the LineScanner Management Console and artificial intelligence are now used to optimize processes.
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About us

Company details

SOFTSOLUTION - GLASS IQ is the worldwide number one in the development and production of automated quality assurance systems for the glass industry. For more than 20 years, we have been offering high-performance technologies that convince our customers from a wide range of industries with their stability, operational reliability and performance.

Today, more than 1,100 systems are already in use worldwide. A large network of partners makes our products available on all continents. #wemakequalityvisible

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Process control technology for glass and glass-processing machines

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