Who We Are!

WipWare invented optical granulometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada more than 25 years ago with the creation of WIEP (Waterloo Image Enhancement Process), later renamed WipFrag. The commercial introduction of WipFrag in 1986 positioned the company as the industry leader in optical granulometry of fragmented material.


What Do We Do?

WipWare designs and manufactures industry leading photoanalysis software and hardware that offers real-time analysis of materials in the field, laboratory, on-line production settings for underground and surface mining, quarries, aggregate production, forestry, coal industries and many more. WipWare offers stationary and mobile systems for conveyors, haulage trucks and site-specific locations. WipWare’s Photoanalysis systems have helped companies world-wide save millions of dollars by preventing equipment down-time, improving productivity, enhancing personnel health and safety and optimizing processes.

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How We Do It?

WipWare developed its proprietary photoanalysis software back in 1995 and has continued to utilize advances in technology to deliver cutting edge photoanalysis products and results to our clients. We listen to our clients and our products are designed to meet your industry requirements.WipWare has consistently enhanced our proprietary technology for over 20 years. WipWare is the world’s largest supplier of photoanalysis equipment and photoanalysis technology.

Meet the Wipware Team!

We have a great team comprised of 3 Executives and a Sales, Marketing, and Technical Team.

Tom Palangio
Robert Palangio
Thomas Palangio
marketing and sales
Mark Wagner
Paul Chivers
Elaine Ball
Kevin DeVuono
Kevin Rivard


Our Philosophy


The statement,

“Because you can’t manage what you can’t measure!”

sums up our critical belief that if you don’t know your existing process performance, it is difficult to know how to improve it. WipWare’s photoanalysis systems offer companies in any industry the opportunity to collect detailed measurement of materials and make informed decisions.



Ontario Global Traders Awards
  • 2003 – Northern Region Leadership Award for Excellence in Export Development
  • 2005 – Northern Region Gold Award for Leadership for Excellence in Export Development
  • 2005 – Provincial Award for Leadership
  • 2006 – Provincial Award for Leadership
  • Ontario Economic Development Awards
  • 2003 – Ontario Economic Development Awards – Excellence in Marketing and Product Development – Business Development Publications Sector – Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation
  • Northern Ontario Business Awards
  • 2003 – Northern Ontario Business Entrepreneur of the Year
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    Canadian Bookkeepers Association


    North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce
    Michigan Tech Alumni Association
    Canadian Professional Sales Association
    Carlton University Alumni Association


    Haileybury School of Mines
    International Society of Explosives Engineers
    Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
    Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada


    Professional Engineers Ontario
    Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
    Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration