ExcelSense Tech.'s ToughEye Cameras Were Featured in CIM Magazine 

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April 10, 2020

ExcelSense's maintenance-free self-cleaning ToughEye™ cameras were featured in the March/April 2020 issue of CIM Magazine. Check out the full article in the Tools of the Trade section, Page 12 Volume 15 No 2.

The printable online version of this issue can be found using this link.  You can find this article on page 14 of the online version.

ExcelSense Technologies is Excited to Announce Our Partenrship with Ensol Systems 

January 14, 2020

ExcelSense Technologies Is proud to announce our partnership with Ensol Systems who specialize in building rugged, reliable clean power systems that are field proven and purpose-built for the most challenging off-grid industrial locations. With their vast expertise in fabricating, manufacturing and electrical design, Ensol Systems continually develop innovative solutions of the highest caliber that are considerate of the environment. Whether it is power, communication, security or technology, Ensol team develops a custom solution, which fits their customers’ specific needs. ExcelSense is excited to announce that Ensol Systems is a distributor and exclusive custom package integrator of their ToughEye™ cameras for remote power systems.


ToughEye™ is a self-cleaning camera which can operate in dirty, oily, wet and dusty environments continuously. The camera self-cleans using a patented technology, similar to the blink of an eye, without requiring any water or detergents against abrasive dust, mud and grease. Its reliability and effectiveness has led to ToughEye™ being used in 14 unique categories of applications in mining, material handling terminals, forestry and manufacturing in Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa. The applications range from autonomous/regular haul truck vision to material transfer points and mining drills.


Existing solutions fail to alleviate the vulnerability of cameras to extremely dirty environments, leading to the poor performance of even the best designed monitoring systems. With ToughEye™, no maintenance is required for the life of the camera. There is no requirement for fluid tanks, hoses, pumps or nozzles, reducing maintenance and points of failure. In addition to its revolutionary self-cleaning lens, ToughEye™ can operate in the coldest and hottest places on earth as well as under conditions of high vibration and shock.


“With the push towards industrial automation, we see an increasing need for remote cameras and sensors in rugged industrial environments. The challenge has always been that sensors deployed in dirty environments required frequent human intervention, limiting their usability. The ToughEye™ is truly a first of its kind technology and has been designed specifically to address this issue,” says Jim Brasset, Ensol Systems. “We’ve seen the positive impact it’s had at Teck’s Greenhills operation where now every haul truck is equipped with a ToughEye™ camera. We believe the ToughEye™ will quickly become a critical component of industrial automation projects and we’re excited to work with ExcelSense to bring this solution to a wider market.”

“We are excited to see such a strong alignment between Ensol’s and ExcelSense’s missions, which is about ensuring operational visibility without adding the burden of additional regular maintenance or external infrastructure. Ensol’s remote power stations provide reliable power for months without maintenance; the value to the customer can only be maximized when Ensol’s solution is paired with a maintenance-free sensor,” says Nima Nabavi, ExcelSense Technologies. “Leveraging the strong industry presence and proven track record of Ensol will help to expand the reach of ToughEye™, elevating the reliability of industrial automation.”


About Ensol Systems:

Ensol Systems specializes in designing and building rugged and reliable power, communications and surveillance systems that are field proven and purpose-built for the most challenging off-grid industrial locations. With a particular focus on using clean power systems such as solar, fuel cells and wind power, Ensol builds fully integrated packages that can run for months and years unattended for the most remote applications.


Contact Ensol Systems:

19131 33 Ave

Surrey, BC V3Z 1A1



About ExcelSense:

ExcelSense Technologies designs and manufactures purpose-built self-cleaning optical sensors such as cameras, LIDARs, and photo eyes for machine vision, surveillance and process monitoring in dirty and harsh industrial environments. Our products are specifically designed for conditions where they are exposed to repeated contamination, temperature variations and weather elements. Our goal is to help our customers extend the reach of industrial vision past the barriers of harsh conditions, often found in heavy industrial applications.


Contact ExcelSense:

105-8337 Eastlake Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 4W2


Another Successful Exhibition

ExcelSense's team exhibited at MEMO 2019. A talk was given about the successful rollout of ExcelSense's ToughEye cameras at Teck Resources' Greenhills Operation. Thank you for all your support by coming to our booth, by attending our talk, and by making this show another success!

October 24, 2019

Maintainance, Engineering and Reliability / Mine Operators (MEMO 2019) Conference

October 20-23, 2019 | Kamloops, BC, Canada 

ExcelSense Tech. at MEMO 2019 - Glenn Johnson, Senior Mining Technology Engineer - Teck Resources, will be outlining how ToughEye™ self-cleaning backup cameras on haul trucks improved safety, significantly reduced unscheduled maintenance, reduced equipment damage, and extended tire life. Today, after 14 months since the first installation, every haul truck at Tecks’ Greenhills operation is equipped with a ToughEye™ camera.


Attending MEMO 2019? Attend “Self-cleaning Backup Cameras on Haul Trucks”- Maintenance and Reliability- Monday October 21, 2019 at 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM


ExcelSense Tech. is also exhibiting and our booth is 47 . We are excited to see you! 

October 11, 2019

 From Research Project to Commercialization: How ExcelSense did it in under three years

Special feature by innovateBC on how ExcelSense commercialized their ToughEye self-cleaning camera for mining and forestry. CEO Nima Nabavi credits Ignite funding with building their credibility and lowering barriers to commercialization. 

May 15, 2019

11th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum

ExcelSense exhibited at the 11th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum - SIMSA with distributor, Westburne Canada.

April 3, 2019

ExcelSense Tech. Starts Exportation to the United States and Australia

We are excited to see ToughEye™ self-cleaning cameras used in forestry and mining applications in the US and Australia.

March 9, 2019

Exciting Times at ExcelSense in Preparation for Mining Install

The ExcelSense team has been preparing for an install at one of Canada's leading mining companies.

Check out the full News Announcement here!

Aug 2, 2018

ExcelSense showcasing at the CIM Convention

We're excited to announce that we are showcasing at the CIM 2018 Convention from May 6th to 9th. If you are attending, come visit us at booth #1351!

May 1, 2018

Featured in UBC Applied Sciences

UBC Applied Science has written an excellent article on the extremely successful results of ToughEye cameras with forestry leaders Canfor, highlighting its cost-saving benefits as well as its pure ruggedness.

Be sure to check out the full article here.

Mar 27, 2018

General Electric Reports features ToughEye Cameras

GE Reports enlist ToughEye cameras as one of the rugged modern sensors penetrating the industry, and propelling it forward.

The full article can be found here.

Nov 20, 2017

ExcelSense's ClearSight Technology Named One of 50 B.C. Innovations to Watch in 2017

Business In Vancouver has named ExcelSense as one of the 50 B.C. Innovations to watch in 2017 in the latest edition of BIV Innovate Magazine, showcasing "B.C.'s Best and Brightest".

The article delves into the massive impact ExcelSense's camera systems will have on the mining and forestry industries, due to the heavy demand in those markets.

The full online article, featuring an interview with CEO Nima Nabavi, can be found at this link.

Oct 30, 2017

Global News Covers ExcelSense's Aim to Propel Vancouver's Innovation Scene

Global News has published a story enlisting ExcelSense as one of the few local companies reversing the slide in innovation in Vancouver's tech scene.

Check out the video at this link.

Oct 27, 2017

Business In Vancouver publishes article on ExcelSense, UBC-O Research Facility Partnership

Business In Vancouver has released an article highlighting the partnership between 2016 Ignite Award winning ExcelSense Tech and UBC-O's Jonathan Holzman.

The issue outlines the benefits of the Ignite Program, giving students the opportunity to collaborate in the development of bleeding edge technology with industry leaders.

The full article can be found here.

Sept 11, 2017

ExcelSense's Self-Cleaning Technology featured in Mine Digital Magazine

MINE Magazine has published an excellent article on ExcelSense's innovative technology, ToughEye Camera Systems.

The article stresses the importance of maintenance-free, crystal clear vision in places where cameras were never before thought to exist. Read more about this exciting technology by visiting the digital magazine article here.

Sep 3, 2017

Canadian Mining Magazine Article highlights ExcelSense's Revolutionizing Technology

ExcelSense's revolutionary ToughEye camera systems have once again been featured in Canadian Mining Magazine, this time in the Fall 2017 edition.

Check out the article, found in this link.

Aug 13, 2017

ExcelSense's "Game-Changing" Cameras featured in Canadian Mining Magazine Spring 2017

ExcelSense Technologies is proud to be featured in Canadian Mining Magazine Spring 2017. Grab a copy and check us out under the Tools of the Trade section in this season's edition or click on this link.

May 20, 2017

Business In Vancouver Article on ExcelSense's Export Potential

Business in Vancouver's Nelson Bennett has published a great article identifying ExcelSense's "significant export potential" to revolutionize industrial vision.

Check out the full online article here.

Feb 27, 2017

ExeclSense, One of Three Companies to Win the Prestigious BCIC Industrial Innovation Award

We are extremely excited and honoured to announce that ExcelSense Technologies, in collaboration with UBC-O, has been named one of the three winners of the prestigious BCIC Ignite Award, based on leading-edge technological innovation in Applied Science and Natural Resources.


We would like to give our sincerest thanks to The BC Innovation Council and the honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology and Innovation, for their continuous support.

Jan 26, 2017

ExcelSense launched at MINExpo 2016

Upon exhibiting at the MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas, we want to sincerely thank all our visitors who helped make the showing such a success! 

Sep 30, 2016

Join Us at the Global Petroleum Show 2016, Calgary, AB - June 7-9 2016

ExcelSense Tech is exhibiting at Global Petroleum Show 2016 in Calgary. Join us at booth 1332, at Halls A, B, C. It would be our pleasure to meet you and to discuss your industrial vision application. 

May 1, 2016


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