About Hermary

The Company

Hermary provides advanced 3D machine vision scanners for system integrators, machine builders, and OEMs who create automation solutions for end-users. We are proud of the role Hermary technology plays in enabling levels of efficiency and productivity in manufacturing that go far beyond what is humanly possible. To date, we have more than 20,000 product installations across a wide range of industries.

Hermary’s 3D machine vision transforms the nuanced complexity of the physical world into digital data. Our machine vision adds depth to the data by capturing spatial information, enabling temporal correspondence, or creating more signal space for your solution. We are the pioneer in revolutionizing automation in industries like wood, paper & pulp, meat processing, food & beverage, mining, aerospace, and many more. Our vision scanners are built for durability, ensuring end-users with reliable performances even in the most stringent manufacturing environment. 

As a leader in 3D machine vision, Hermary has the industry knowledge to help integration professionals quickly develop the right solution to increase throughput and product quality, as well as improve workplace safety. As advanced 3D machine vision increasingly becomes a critical enabling technology for improving industrial competitiveness, Hermary continues to lead in innovations for its design and engineering. We are continuously creating new applications that enable companies to see — and seize — overlooked opportunities for the future.

The Co-founders

About Terry Hermary

In 1990, Terry co-founded Hermary with his brother, Thomas. The company set out to engineer high-performance 3D scanners in a compact design for the wood industry. Terry is analytical and quality-centered, making him the perfect liaison between customers and his R&D team. Together, the Hermary brothers’ engineering ingenuity in the 3D machine vision field has revolutionized industrial automation in many manufacturing verticals. 

With interests in semiconductors, optics, and management, Terry obtained his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. However, his management style and entrepreneurial philosophies are shaped by the early years of his career, where he worked for two of the biggest high-tech companies in Canada.  

Anyone who works or comes into contact with him knows that Terry believes in seeking out win-win-win opportunities. This became the foundation of Hermary’s guiding philosophies, so that —

  • Automation professionals can automate with clarity and confidence using Hermary’s 3D scanners, 
  • Users and integrators who deploy Hermary’s products can see a positive return within one fiscal year, and 
  • The planet’s resource waste can be reduced with improved throughput.

Terry is leading Hermary into the Industry 4.0 era with the company’s latest game-changer, the Amadeus vision platform. Amadeus integrates many technological advances in machine vision into one intuitive user interface, enabling customers of all verticals to implement digital transformation initiatives with flexibility and scalability.

Fun facts about Terry 

In his downtime, Terry enjoys fishing and cooking with his friends and family. Before he founded the company, his love for nature and travel took him on a 10-month bike trip to Europe. Terry is fluent in conversational French because of his family heritage. He fondly remembers when traveling through Provence, villagers mistook him as a local and asked him for directions. 

About Thomas Hermary

With a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Tom was fascinated with what light-based electronics could do to advance industrial applications, so he pursued a career in machine vision.

In 1990, Tom’s friend commissioned him to build a scanner that would truly meet sawmills’ needs. With an exclusive contract in hand, he founded Hermary with his brother, Terry. In a few short years, the Hermary LPS scanner was the first machine vision scanner that captured high-density point cloud data at a fast scan rate and a compact product design that fit in tight spaces. LPS used a novel coded-light scanning technique that became the first patent under Hermary’s belt. It also became the defining technology that enabled sawmill optimization.

The accomplishment cemented how Tom would lead his R&D team: to design reliable products that solve customers’ pain points. For example, the GIG-4PT terminator card and the LRS-16HC concentrator were technological breakthroughs that allowed system integrators easy communications between multiple vision scanners.

Being a driven engineer, he has built an ambitious team that strives to better themselves by continuously acquiring the latest machine vision knowledge. To this day, Tom still takes courses and experiments on ways light can interact with the real world. As Hermary leaps into the Industry 4.0 era, his team is designing the next disruptive technology, the Amadeus suite. Working closely with Hermary’s most valued channel partners, the Amadeus platform will enable a wide range of complex machine vision solutions using a standard communication, wiring, and timing architecture.

Fun facts about Thomas

Thomas has always enjoyed spending time outdoors and has tremendous respect for nature. He is proud that his machine vision inventions have helped reduce waste on the planet’s resources. In 2013, he tried out Crossfit with his friend and has been a dedicated Crossfitter ever since.  Fitness training to him is a time to decompress and be creative. Recently he has taken up surfing.