Mainstream is developing the new and innovative The Mantis Eye. A customizable machine vision system for automated, continuous monitoring of thin films and membranes. The patent-pending optical design provides simultaneous film thickness mapping and defect detection. It samples the entire web width in real-time (100% inspection) and can be used on coating lines and other web converting equipment. The guiding principle of our product design is to provide the finest defect and thickness resolution with reasonably priced camera hardware. The idea is to provide a better value product instead of the brute force method of expensive cameras that bog down systems with huge images and data management issues.