Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price. Typical applications for machine vision include detecting defects, monitoring production lines, guiding assembly robots, and tracking, sorting and identifying parts.
Cognex In-Sight® vision systems are unmatched in their ability to inspect, identify and guide parts. These self-contained, industrial grade vision systems combine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisition and processing. Best of all, configuring and deploying an In-Sight vision system has never been easier.
In-Sight 7000 Series
The In-Sight® 7000 series represents a true revolution in machine vision and features powerful vision tools, faster image capture, the capability to power and control a range of external lighting and enough input/output capacity for virtually any inspection scenario—all in a compact, industrial IP67 package that makes the system ideal for more applications than ever before.
New tools include OCRMax™ for optical character reading and verification applications. OCRMax gives In-Sight the power to achieve the highest read rates.
Faster Image Capture
The In-Sight 7000 delivers the highest acquisition speeds available with In-Sight with a maximum of over 100 image captures per second
Lighting Power and Control
The In-Sight 7000 has the capability to power and control specialized lighting directly which eliminates the need for external power supplies.
Expanded Input/Output Capacity
With three input and three output connections, the In-Sight 7000 has sufficient capacity to meet the needs associated with virtually any inspection application.
Accelerated image acquisition for inspection on ultra-high speed manufacturing processes
The In-Sight® 500 vision system is a high-performance, fixed-mount vision system, packaged in a rugged, IP65-rated housing. The In-Sight 500 vision system boosts an accelerated acquisition implementation which enables the system to acquire partial images up to 500 frames per second (fps).
Powered by Cognex VSoC™
The In-Sight 500 vision system is powered by a proprietary vision chip technology, Cognex VSoC™ (Vision System on a Chip), which enables the system to process images at up to 500 fps with windowed acquisition.
High speed, simple vision inspection
The In-Sight 500 vision system achieves speeds of 100fps at the full 1024 x 768 pixels of resolution and 200fps at 640 x 480. What’s more, In-Sight 500 provides the ability to further window an acquired image which can accelerate the acquisition to as high as 500 fps.
In-Sight 5000 Series – The unprecedented vision power and extreme ruggedness of the best-selling In-Sight 5000 Series is helping thousands of manufacturers around the world improve productivity, ensure product quality and lower manufacturing costs.
In-Sight 5000 models to choose from:
- Line Scan
- 5 Megapixel
- ID Reader
Make it small. Make it smart. Make it easy. Make it colorful! Cognex has achieved all of this and more with the next-generation In-Sight® Micro vision system.
Smallest…In-Sight Micro packs an entire vision system into an amazingly small package measuring just 30mm x 30mm x 60mm—the size of a remote head camera.
Smartest…In-Sight Micro includes the proven Cognex vision tool library to handle the broadest range of vision applications for the widest array of industries.
Easiest…No PC required! The unique VisionView® operator interface panel makes it easier than ever to monitor production processes.
The In-Sight® Explorer spreadsheet view provides a robust, flexible and efficient way to configure the vision tools and handle the data created from a vision application. Drag and drop vision tools and graphics palette along with menu-driven tool property sheets makes job configuration simpler.
Ease-of-use – Ease-of-use is built into the heart of In-Sight vision systems starting with easy to use but powerful vision tools.
Round Tripping – One can use the ease of EasyBuilder and power of the spreadsheet with the flexibility of round tripping back and forth.
The EasyBuilder® interface - walks you through the process of setting up your vision application, step by step.
Cognex is the world leader of image-based ID readers and is the only company that can support all of your 1D barcode and 2D code reading requirements. Cognex DataMan® ID readers can read 1D code symbologies such as UPC, PDF and postal codes, 2D code symbologies such as Data Matrix and QR, or a mix of barcode and 2D codes simultaneously.
A giant breakthrough in small barcode readers
The DataMan® 50L is a new compact barcode reader designed for 1-D oriented barcode reading. Small in size but exceptional in barcode reading performance, the DataMan® 50L measures just 23.5mm x 27mm x 43.5mm and features an IP65-rated housing. It is ideal for mounting in very tight spaces on production lines and in machinery. The DataMan 50 is equipped with Hotbars™, a proprietary image-analysis technology that delivers the highest read rates in the industry.
Unmatched read rate performance
With proprietary Hotbars™ technology, the DataMan 50L has the highest read rates of 1-D linear barcodes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height, or low contrast.
No moving parts
Unlike laser scanners, the DataMan 50L contains no moving parts that can wear out and require replacement, providing a longer effective product life.
No read analysis
The ability to analyze “no reads” by letting the user see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor or through image archiving.
- 1-D oriented barcode reading
- IP65 rating
- 752 x 480 image resolution
- 60 fps image acquisition
- USB and RS-232 communications
The DataMan 100 Series readers offer industry-leading reading performance in a small product size with USB and RS-232 communication options.
- Three-position adjustable lens
- Integrated lighting and LED aimer
- Train and trigger button for ease of setup
- C-Mount lens option
The DataMan 200 Series readers offer industry-leading reading performance in a small product size with Ethernet connectivity for real time tracking, image download, data transfer and effortless plant integration.
- Liquid Lens Technology
- Power-over-Ethernet POE Technology
The DataMan 500 is an advanced barcode reader that combines the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and cost of laser scanners for your postal, parcel and package sorting operations.
- Image acquisition rates of up to 1,000 frames/second
- Read the 1D and 2D barcodes that laser scanners cannot with IDMax® code-reading technology
- Power over Ethernet (POE) eliminates a separate power supply or communication line
- DataMan 500 is designed with no moving parts!
The DataMan 300 series of readers was developed to handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as challenging 1-D linear barcodes and 2-D Data Matrix codes and for indexed or high-speed lines.
Unmatched read rate performance
Decode the most challenging 1-D and 2-D barcodes with enhanced 1DMax+™ and 2DMax+™ code-reading algorithms
2DMax+™ algorithm reads DPM codes no matter the mark type or surface
1DMax+ with Hotbars™ technology provides higher read rates of damaged 1-D linear barcodes at a faster pace than ever before.
Flexible lighting and optics
Controllable, field interchangeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring the highest read rates of DPM codes
Flexible lens options—C-Mount lens, S-Mount or a variable focus liquid lens to provide maximum depth of field flexibility
Ease of deployment
Intelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part
Cognex Connect™ communications suite supports industrial protocols
The rugged DataMan 8000 Series of readers offers the industry’s most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld industrial ID reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.
The DataMan 8000 Series also features patented IDMax code reading software technology for optimum read rates.
- Superior DPM reading performance for 2D codes and 1D symbologies
- Integrated liquid lens technology
- Modular communications support for RS-232/USB and Industrial Ethernet
The DataMan 8000 wireless readers include a DataMan 8x00 handheld reader, an Intelligent Base Station, a Wireless Modular Communication Slide-in Module and a Rechargeable Battery.
The Intelligent Base Station communicates with a host via USB, RS-232 and Ethernet with Industrial Protocols for Ethernet/IP and PROFINET.
The Intelligent Base Station features a spare battery charging slot with LED indicator, uses standard cables for Ethernet, USB and RS-232 and can be powered via PoE or 24V power supply. The new wireless reader provides a long working range-up to 100m -with a large memory capacity for reading codes when offline or out of range
The DataMan 8000 Series of ID readers innovative modular connectivity means that you can upgrade from RS/232/USB to Industrial Ethernet with field exchangeable interface modules to modify the initial installation when your communication requirements change!
The Checker® Vision Sensor is an award winning all-in-one vision sensor with built in camera, processor, lighting, optics and I/O capable of detecting and inspecting up to 6,000 parts per minute–all in an industrial IP67 enclosure small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces.
The third generation Checker® 3G Series of vision sensors from Cognex provides the easiest and most affordable way to verify the products you manufacture.
Like all Checker inspection sensors, the 3G Series integrates lighting, optics, camera, processor and I/O in an industrial IP67 housing—all in a package small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces.
- No PC required
- Easy to set up inspections through SensorView teach pendant
- Configurable as either presence or measurement sensor
- Standard and high-resolution sensors available
- Patented part detection technology
The Checker® 4G Series offers the same powerful and easy to use setup Checker is known for plus Ethernet networking for remote setup and monitoring, PLC communication through EtherNet/IP and PROFINET and the ability to save images of every inspection to an FTP server.
- Industry standard Ladder Logic editor
- PROFINET industrial protocol support
- Image storage to FTP server
- Remote setup and display through your PC
SensorView® Teach Pendant is a compact, rugged, panel-mount display for both the Checker® series of vision sensors.
More than just a display, SensorView provides production statistics and a user-definable view of the parts that Checker is inspecting. This enables operators to easily monitor their production process, change jobs, or retrain patterns without a PC. Additionally, the Checker series can use a single teach pendant to set up any number of Checker sensors.
VisionView® is ideal for monitoring and controlling In-Sight® vision systems and DataMan® 200 industrial ID systems on the factory floor, and allows operator controls specific to the application.
VisionView 900 Operator Interface Panel
The VisionView 900 is a powerful, low-cost operator interface panel that provides password-protected user control to adjust vision tool parameters and regions of interest without requiring a PC on your factory floor. Nine-inch touch screen gives total control during run-time operation. The LAN port allows you to connect a PC for setup or use with an external switch to connect up to nine systems. Two USB ports facilitate your ability to save failed images for further analysis without interrupting your throughput.
Monitor and control the vision application with a licensed version of the VisionView software that can run on your PC.
The VisionView PC software has all of the VisionView features while providing the flexibility of using your own choice of PC and monitor.
Your vision application may also be monitored and controlled by the VisionView interface by connecting larger size VGA monitors via the VisionView VGA adapter.
VisionView VGA provides the flexibility by allowing “control room” viewing of images and results without being limited by the size of the display. The VisionView VGA adapter supports VGA displays of different resolutions, as well as touch screen displays.