Cognex SurfaceFX Feature Extract Technology

September 15, 2016

surfacefx-setupSurfaceFX (Surface Feature Extract) is a product that utilizes an algorithm which highlights surface features regardless of whether they are engraved, etched, embossed, dented, punctured, stamped, or raised. Once contrast is created in the image, Cognex’s industry leading vision tools (OCRMax, PatMax RedLine, Blobs, InspectEdge, etc.) can easily inspect the part.

SurfaceFX utilizes a 4-segment quadrant controlled light and a Cognex IS8000 or IS5705 Series camera.  It uses reflections and shadows from the different angled lights to determine the surface structure.  The Cognex algorithm combines images from different light sources to create the resulting image.

SurfaceFX Applications:

Detect Small Defects including; chips, dents, wrinkle, puncture, tears
Creates Contrast between the surface and engraved, embossed, stamped, etched, or raised features

Cognex 2DMax with PowerGrid Technology

August 29, 2016

Combining texture and shape for best-in-class 2-D code reading

Successful DataMatrix code reading is reliant upon the finder and clocking patterns being intact, along with a quiet zone around the code. If these essential elements are damaged or obscured, the barcode reader is unable to identify and decode the symbol from the other markings on the product or packaging.

Cognex has overcome this limitation with PowerGrid™ technology. This patent-pending 2-D code-reading algorithm combines both textural and geometric data to enable the highest DataMatrix code read rates.

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In-Sight 8000 Micro Vision System

July 28, 2016

High Resolution Vision Systems in an Ultra-Compact Package

MicroInsight.jpgAs the world’s smallest, full line, stand alone vision system, the In-Sight 8000 series offers range of vision systems available in VGA, 1MP, 2MP and 5MP resolutions.

Supporting Gigabyte Ethernet for high speed communications, these vision systems deliver high-performance vision tools, faster communication speeds, and high resolution in a small package.

Barcode Reading Technologies

July 22, 2016

Quick and Powerful Barcode Reading for Auto ID Applications

Cognex IDImage-based industrial barcode reading in DPM identification applications is an increasingly important part of manufacturing processes: components manufacturing, part-level identification in traditional direct part mark (DPM) industries, document handling and sorting, track and trace for consumer products, pharmaceuticals, food, and beverage, to name a few.

Cognex ID readers are optimized to ensure continuously high read rates of 1D and 2D symbologies in the most challenging DPM and label-based identification applications.

In-Sight Explorer Machine Vision Software offers EasyBuilder for quick and easy deployment

July 12, 2016

Insight explorer spreadsheet.pngThe most powerful In-Sight® vision tools are now the easiest to use and are presented more simply than ever before with the EasyBuilder® interface in our In-Sight Explorer Software. This easy-to-use interface walks you through the process of setting up your vision application, step by step.

Great for first time vision users, EasyBuilder doesn’t require you to learn programming, allowing you to get the application deployed and running in a very short time and enabling you to focus on what’s most familiar… your part! Plus, the advanced vision tools and logic make EasyBuilder a powerful interface for the experienced vision user too!

For advanced vision users, In-Sight Explorer gives you access to the power and flexibility of the spreadsheet to allow you to program solutions for the most challenging applications.

Simple and Powerful Vision Sensor

July 6, 2016

In-Sight-2000-Feat-1In-Sight® 2000 series vision sensors combine the power of an In-Sight vision system with the simplicity and affordability of a vision sensor. Ideal for solving error-proofing applications, these vision sensors set new standards for value, ease of use and flexibility thanks to a powerful combination of proven In-Sight vision tools, a simple setup, and a modular design featuring field changeable lighting and optics.

Mitsubishi MR-J4 Ultra-compact DC Servo

June 2, 2016

MR-J4 compactThe newest addition to the MR-J4 product line are the Ultra-compact DC servos available as a general purpose or multi-axis SSCNETIII/H interface from 10-30W.

These petite DC servos are packed with features such as built-in positioning function for easy programming without a positioning module, vibration suppression and a customer favorite one-touch auto-tuning. Keep this powerful little DC servo in mind for compact X-Y tables, processing machines, inspection systems, or electrical device assembling systems and more.

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5 Easy Steps to Choosing a Conveyor

May 19, 2016

5 easy steps.jpg5 Easy Steps to Choosing a Conveyor,” walks you through all of the components and pieces of a conveyor, the options and configuration varieties available for each part, and the ideal context and product for that specific element.

Numasize: Pneumatic System Optimization

May 19, 2016

NumasizingAbout 25% of a plant’s compressed air is wasted. And that air is expensive. Only ASCO has Numasizing, a unique tool that accurately sizes all of the components in a pneumatic application and optimizes their efficiency.

Numasizing precisely predicts ideal cylinder speeds by analyzing different pressures, component sizes, and load conditions.

Mitsubishi GOT Mobile Web-based Remote Solutions

April 7, 2016

Monitor your worksite anytime, anywhere

GOT MobileThe GOT Mobile function improves visualization accessibility and reduces total cost of ownership.  The GOT and your mobile devices can communicate directly without using a separate access point.

The status of equipment can be monitored remotely with your tablet or smart phone.  In addition, you can view maintenance manuals to quickly check error details and find solutions