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Cognex Cognex home page 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 improve quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price.


Vision Systems

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 Gen II

In-Sight 7000 Gen II

The In-Sight 7000 series vision system represents a breakthrough in flexibility, performance and ease of integration. This powerful vision system performs fast accurate inspections while its compact footprint easily fits into space-constrained production lines. The unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements.

InpSight 7000 Gen II Components

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In-Sight 5000

In-Sight 5000 In-Sight 5000 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:

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In-Sight MicroIn-Sight Micro In-Sight Micro

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.
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.

In-Sight Micro 1500 High-acquisition speed vision system
The In-Sight Micro 1500 combines fast acquisition speeds with high power processing to carry out inspection tasks on every item, on even the fastest production lines. In-Sight Micro 1500 achieves acquisition speeds greater than 200 frames per second (fps).

In-Sight Micro 8405 5 megapixel vision system
The ultra-compact 5MP In-Sight 8405 model features a flexible form factor which can be deployed straight or at a right angle and delivers high-performance vision tools, faster communication speeds, and high resolution in a small package that is ideal for integrating into small spaces where machine space is a premium. Other In-Sight Micro models can be mounted at angles of up to 45-degrees using the In-Sight non-linear calibration tool.


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In-Sight Explorer

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.Explorer In-Sight Explorer

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.

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In-Sight VC200 Multi Smart Camera Vision System

In-SIght VC200The In-Sight® VC200 multi smart camera vision system brings the proven reliability of standalone In-Sight vision systems to multi camera vision applications. You can easily attach up to four In-Sight smart cameras to a controller for multi-view inspections in your manufacturing environment. For the first time, you can leverage the power of distributed computing with multiple smart cameras for high-performance applications.

While traditional multi-camera systems slow down with each additional camera, the processing power of the In-Sight VC200 vision system actually increases with each smart camera added. This incremental power is possible because each smart camera contains its own processor—this allows you to run In-Sight vision tools, such as PatMax Redline, independently on each camera with no reduction in speed of the overall application regardless of how many cameras are attached.

The In-Sight VC200 uses a flexible workflow diagram to control image acquisition, vision logic, decision making, and factory communication. The In-Sight spreadsheet is used to configure the smart cameras for vision inspection.

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In-Sight Laser Profiler

Verify product dimensions easily and reliably

In-SIght Laser Profiler

The In-Sight™ laser profiler is a measurement system used to verify that a part’s dimensions meet specifications. The In-Sight laser profiler is configured using the In-Sight EasyBuilder user interface. This intuitive, easy-to-use software makes it simple for manufacturing and quality engineers to develop, deploy and support high accuracy measurements on the factory floor.

The In-Sight laser profiler generates an accurate 2D profile of an object along a laser line. The 2D profile provides precise geometric information that can be sued to verify that an object is defect-free and meets specifications. The In-Sight laser profiler is easy to use and factory calibrated to ensure accurate and repeatable measurement results.

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ID backgroundID Products

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.

DataMan 50 1-D 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.DataMan 50 DataMan 50

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.  Unlike laser scanners, the DataMan 50L contains no moving parts that can wear out and require replacement, providing a longer effective product life.

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DataMan 60 Compact Barcode Reader

The DataMan® 60L is a new series of compact barcode readers designed for 1-D oriented barcode reading.  Small in size but exceptional in barcode reading performance, it is ideal for mounting in very tight spaces on production lines and in machinery.Cognex DataMan 60 compact bar code reader DataMan 60

The DataMan 60 reader is equipped with Hotbars™, a proprietary image-analysis technology that delivers the highest read rates in the industry, bringing the premium Cognex barcode reading technology to single-line laser scanner arena.  The DataMan product line is designed with no moving parts, increasing effective product life and potentially decreasing maintenance costs!

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DataMan 150/260 Barcode Reader

DataMan 150The DataMan 150/260 readers are fully configurable to meet the demand of ID applications today. The DataMan 150 can be configured as a RS-232 or USB device, while the DataMan 260 is an Ethernet based reader. Each can be configured as a straight through or right angle device, and have various lighting and lensing options, including band pass and polarization filters.

The DataMan 150/260 readers feature Cognex’s best-in-class algorithms, 2DMax with PowerGrid™ and 1DMax with HotBars II™. The DataMan 150/260 readers will be available in various models giving them the ability to handle the broad range of codes found in the field today, from printed labels to hard to read DPM marks.

DataMan 260The DataMan 150/260 readers are configurable to meet a wide variety of applications, including field configurable lensing and lighting options, and configuration as a straight or right-angle device, reducing the overall footprint of the reader. Included in the lensing options is a liquid lens configuration, allowing for easy setup and on the fly focus adjustment. The DataMan 150/260 readers also have a user interface panel that allows for push button tuning and triggering, and LED feedback on device status. All of this combines to provide an ease of use not found in other products.

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DataMan 360 Barcode Reader

The DataMan 360 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.
DataMan 360 offers unmatched read rate performance, decode the most challenging 1-D and 2-D barcodes with enhanced1DMax+™ and 2DMax+™ code-reading algorithms.DataMan 300 DataMan 300

2DMax+™ algorithm reads DPM codes no matter the mark type or surface and the 1DMax+ with Hotbars™ technology provides higher read rates of damaged .

Controllable, field interchangeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring the highest read rates of DPM codes.  DataMan 300 also provides flexible lens options; C-Mount lens, S-Mount or a variable focus liquid lens to provide maximum depth of field flexibility.  The intelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part.

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DataMan 8000 Series Handheld Readers

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.

DataMan 8000 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 and 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.

DM800 with base 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!

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DataMan 8600 Series Handheld Readers

DataMan® 8600 series image-based ID readers provide the world’s most advanced barcode reading technology for decoding DPM, 2-D and 1-D codes of varying sizes, quality and marking or printing methods. These handheld DPM barcode readers are designed for the harshest factory floor environments. more information

Equipped with an advanced imaging system and patented flexible lighting technology, the DataMan 8600 series of barcode readers decode the most challenging Direct Part Mark (DPM) barcodes on the widest variety of surfaces. And, the modular communication design supports Ethernet with Industrial Protocols as well as corded and wireless modules to ensure the DataMan 8600 series of readers are ready to meet your application communication requirements.

Cognex’s most powerful algorithms, 2DMax+ ™ and 1DMax+™with Hotbars,™ enable the DataMan 8600 series image-based readers to decode the most challenging DPM barcodes in the most demanding industrial conditions.

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DataMan VerifiersDataMan Verifier

DataMan Verifiers ensure Data Matrix Code quality and contract compliance.  In addition to breakthrough code reading, there are DataMan® products for every step of the direct part marking (DPM) process, including quality verification, and data validation.

Easy-to-use and reliable DataMan products enable quality control solutions for applications that require the highest read rates for 2D Data Matrix codes—critical to product traceability.

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VisionView

VisionView 900 VisionView 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.

VisionView PC VisionView VisionView PC
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.

VisionView VGA
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

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.

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