Osprey™ 9 Distortion Inspection System

The patented Osprey 9 Distortion Inspection system by LiteSentry is the industry standard for real-time inspection and measurement of tempered glass and sheet plastic. The Osprey is the only system meeting the requirements of leading architects, Vitro (formerly PPG) Certified Network, Guardian Select Fabricators, and suppliers to U.S. government contracts.

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The Osprey is designed and manufactured in the U.S. to the highest standards of precision and durability. Using patented optics, high-speed cameras and powerful algorithms, the Osprey 9 measures all types of optical distortion including:

  • roll wave
  • edge kink
  • local bow
  • pocket
  • side kink
  • hammer
  • bird’s eye
  • picture framing
  • belly banding
  • edge lift
  • corner lift
  • bi-stability
  • saddle bow
  • oil-canning
  • soft-center
  • center kink
  • vertical kink
Since the Osprey was invented in 1999, hundreds of systems have been installed in tempering plants on five continents, providing state-of-the-art technology in optical distortion inspection for heat-treated glass and sheet plastic. The Osprey works with any heat treatment / tempering / toughening line and is designed for installation on tempering lines manufactured by Cooltemper/TCME, EFCO, Glasstech, Glaston, Jinglass, Keraglass, Landglass, Lisec, Mappi, Northglass, Taifin, Tamglass, tk, Uniglass, and Yuntong.


  • True optical measurement in lens power (diopters)
  • Works with many substrates
  • Scalable width system, from 0.5-3.3 meters (19-130 inches)
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Data outputs in many formats for easy integration
  • Optical system requires little maintenance
  • Designed for harsh factory conditions


  • Detects distorted glass immediately after tempering
  • Provides real-time data for process control
  • Reduces waste in process and reduces product returns
  • Increases throughput
  • Improves quality
  • Eliminates manual measurement
  • Provides true process control
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The Osprey is available in the following versions:
  • Osprey 9 Distortion Inspection System including flatness inspection for architectural, residential, and solar glass
  • Osprey 9 Complete Inspection System, including anisotropy, distortion, and flatness inspection
  • Osprey 9 Anisotropy Inspection System for iridescence, retardation and average stress
  • Osprey 9 Transmissive Distortion System Refractive power inspection of glass and plastic sheets.

Click here for the Osprey 9 Distortion product brochure (pdf)

Click here for the Osprey 9 Complete product brochure (pdf)

Click here for the Osprey 9 Anisotropy  product brochure (pdf)

Click here for the Osprey 9 Transmissive Distortion System product brochure  (pdf)

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