About Us

What 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. Our 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.

Industry Leader in optical granulometry

Who We Are

WipWare invented optical granulometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada more than 30 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.

From DOS to iOS

Originally developed in 1986 at the University of Waterloo, WipFrag pioneered image-based particle size analysis software. Like other long-standing, industry-standard software packages, the WipFrag of today bears little resemblance to its primitive ancestor. The original WipFrag was a command-line application that ran on DOS from floppy discs at a time when even importing a small image into a computer was a challenge. The latest version runs on iOS, Android and Windows to analyze images taken with an iPad, iPhone, Android device or imported from another camera device.

Because you can’t manage what you can’t measure

How We Do It

WipWare developed its proprietary photoanalysis software back in 1986 and has continued to utilize advances in technology to deliver cutting edge products and results to our customers. We listen to our customers and our products are designed to meet your industry requirements. WipWare has consistently enhanced our proprietary technology for over 30 years. WipWare is the world’s largest supplier of photoanalysis equipment and technology.

Tom Palangio

President & CEO

Robert Palangio

Financial Officer

Thomas Palangio

Technical Officer

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.


North Bay Chamber of Commerce logo

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards

2013 – Innovation Award

PROFIT 500 List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

2013 – #128 of 500

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists logo

OACETT – Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

2009 – Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Northern Ontario Business Awards

2003 – Northern Ontario Business Entrepeneur of the Year

2015 – Northern Ontario Business Innovation Award

Economic Development Corporation of Ontario (EDCO)

2003 – Ontario Economic Development Awards –

Excellence in Marketing and Product Development –

Business Development Publications Sector – Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation

Ontario Global Trader 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


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