Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Review | Automatic bookscanner in 2023

The Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 MDS is probably the most impressive automatic book scanner currently available on the market. It just looks like a robot at work, and the functioning process is impressive.

It comes with really innovative features, such as linear scanning while the page is turned. It has a great prism that can flatten pages just perfectly and a scanning speed which sometimes goes over 2000 pages per hour.
Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Review | Automatic bookscanner in 2023

ProductAutomation levelScanning areaSpeed (Quality mode)ResolutionScanning glassPrice

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0
Automatic13.98 x 13.39 in1000 pages/hour400 dpiNoClick for more info

Klip Snap

Klip Snap
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)18.1 in x 11.8 in720 pages / hour300 dpiYesClick for more info

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Specifications

Book CradleV-shaped
Automation levelAutomatic
Scanning area13.98 x 13.39 in
Speed (Fast mode)1200 pages/hour
Speed (Quality mode)1000 pages/hour
Resolution400 dpi
Sensor typeCMOS
Color Depth36-bit
File Formatsjpg, pdf, bmp, tiff. jpg2000, tiff G4, png, gif, pdf OCR layer, XML, DjVu
AccessoriesAir Compressor, Maintenance Briefcase
Scanning glassNo
Dimensions30.7 x 30.7 x 74.8 in (78 x 78 x 190 cm)
Weight573 lbs (260 kg)
Warranty1 year

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Accessories and options

The bookcradle on the Treventus is v-shaped, but it does not function like in other scanners. It can be adjusted at the desired angle, based on the characteristics of the book and pages.

While some would say it does not have a flattening glass, it actually has an optical prism which transfers data to the linear cameras. The process itself is quite flawless, I must say, and the optics involved are highly impressive.

Unfortunnatelly, this isn’t a small machine. the depth and width is decent, but it’s around 2m tall. And the weight is huge, at 260 kg, you won’t manhandle it, that’s for sure. .

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 features

As we mentioned this is a full on automatic book scanner. It goes like stink when you can really push it, but it all depends on the quality of the books.

By this we mean that you won’t be able to scan pages that are ripped or partially coming out of the binding. This is because the scanner uses jet streams to suck and push pages in the flipping process. Therefore it makes it impossible to scan pages with issues, or books that are not really up to scratch.

The scanner comes with different accessories, such as a maintenance briefcase and an air compressor. This kind of functioning mechanism makes dust issues to be a bit more present, but Treventus have made the Scanrobot easy to clean and maintain. .

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Technical specs

The scanning area is rectangular, at 14 by 14 inches. It’s a bit bigger than 2 times A4, so the scanning size will accommodate most books out there.

The scanning speed is rated at over 2000 pages per hour, but in practice you will rarely reach 1000 pages in an hour. That’s because you need to switch through settings and even through books sometimes.

It runs a USB connection to the computer, so at high speeds there will be a lot of data transfer going back and forth. I guess it’s not the most reliable solution, but it will do and on the scanrobot it works just about right. .

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Image quality

The resolution of this device can be selected between 300 and 400dpi. It is usually fixed, and for 400 you need to buy the upgrade option, as the scanner will come in standard at 300dpi.

But given the quality of the optics involved, the quality of the images at 300dpi is better than most of the scanners out there. Trust us, the linear CMOS camera on this device will do wonders in conjunction with the optical prism.

There is a lot of talk about image quality and resolution, but you have to check the scanrobot scanning quality and you will understand why dpi isn’t the only thing needed to scan perfectly. .

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 Software & File formats

The Robot comes with the Scangate scanning software and certain image processing functions. The more advanced Scanflow will add to the scangate a whole new world of image processing options and features.

For example automated processing based on batches, data transfers and scheduling jobs will be much easier using the Scanflow combined with the Scangate software.

Also, the files formats released are numerous, from the famous Tiff and Jpegs, to multipage PDF and even OCR file formats when the Abbyy Server is integrated into the Scanflow solution.

Last but not least, the Scanflow can output interesting metadata to attach to the scans, so you can easily integrate files into databases. .

Treventus Scanrobot 2.0 vs Klip Snap

Here are the key differences between these two book scanners:

Given these are two totally different machines, we can assume that the first major difference is the level of automation. On the Klip, the operator has to lift the glass plate, turn the page, put the glass plate over the book and hit the scan button.

On the scanrobot, the device turns the pages automatically, using air streams, and before that it captures each page. The machine combines all the tasks needed for book scanning into a synchronized operation, just like at the opera. It’s actually a joy to watch.

The resolution on the devices is not that different, but with the option of 400dpi, the Robot definitely outputs higher resolution images.

Scanning speed is definitely lower on the Klip, so if you want speed, you will probably have to take the Scanrobot. But when it comes down to price, the Klip Snap is way cheaper. More than 40 times cheaper. And actually we would recommend having this device next to a Robot, just to scan books where pages are coming out of the binding.

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