The paper describes an equipment specialized in digitization of single documents, journal-type documents and books. The equipment is designed and assembled at Politehnica University of Timisoara and works in a station developed within the European project thinkMOTION. The optical calculus aimed optimal illumination of two symmetrical areas and high quality of captured images. The object of scanning is printed matter, which exists exclusively in paper form and originates from different periods of scientific evolution. The mechanical design was based on criteria such as: flatness of active surfaces, quick placement and removal of the original document, mechanical raw focusing facilities, adjustment regarding the thickness of the original document and finding constructive solutions so that no damage is inflicted upon the original document, which may be one of a kind and, hence, historically very valuable. An original software was created in order to control the scanning process, to organize files and folders, which stock captured images in different stages of processing. The effective efficiency of the equipment is 10 12 pages/minute.