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Meliscout is a system provider of specialized image processing systems for quality control of mainly pharmaceutical products and packaging. A particular focus is on the inspection of tablets and capsules in the field of pharmaceutical technology (galenics).

The product portfolio consists of:

  • CountSecure – Camera-based inspection system with single product ejection for new equipment (OEM) or retrofitting (Retrofit) of typical tablet counting machines (Cremer, Swiftpack, and others…).
  • TabletSecure 360° – Independent inspection machine for all-around (360°) inspection of tablets, capsules and similar products with throughputs up to 800,000 products per hour.
  • PowderSecure – High-resolution camera inspection system with product ejection for inspecting free-flowing products, e.g. in the field of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production. Finest contaminations or foreign particles on grain size can be detected.
  • VisionSecure – Universal smart camera system for reading one- and two-dimensional barcodes and plain text, measuring and presence checking of other product features typically in the field of packaging.

The strategic transport links in a central location 25 minutes south of Frankfurt Airport, direct access to the A5 and A67 freeways and the Frankfurt and Mannheim ICE junctions allow effective support for local and global customers. Existing customers include well-known pharmaceutical companies in Germany and worldwide.


Centrally located on the beautiful Bergstraße at the foot of the highest elevation of the Vorderer Odenwald (Melibokus, as a reference for our name Meliscout) between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, a highly motivated team of specialists develops and manufactures complex image processing solutions. We are also happy to discuss new solutions with you according to customer requirements.

Our experience

The management team has many years of experience in the field of optical product control in the life science environment. Dirk Dickfeld is known as a pioneer in packaging inspection (Pharmacode) and serial entrepreneur. Through his successful companies Laetus, Pharmacontrol Electronic and now Meliscout- Vision Engineering he has significantly influenced the pharmaceutical and packaging industry. Martin Kühn first worked with the Dickfeld family in 1985 and then gained international management experience through various positions. Since 2006, Martin Kühn has been involved in the implementation of serialization and aggregation systems on an international level. Inge Dickfeld supports the team and is mainly responsible for finance and human resources.

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