Cognex adds vision software tools

Natick, MA—Cognex Corp. announced Nov. 1 that it has expanded the functionality of its VisionPro PC-based machine vision systems by adding vision software tools for geometric measurement and statistical analysis of vision data.

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Natick, MA— Cognex Corp.

  • Geometric measurement tools to gauge parts, including measuring the distance between circles, points, and lines. This specialized software can reduce machine vision development time by eliminating the need to apply numerous individual edge detection tools to perform measurements; and

  • Data analysis tool enables users to perform statistical analysis of vision tool results without having to first write a custom program. It automatically computes various statistics over time, such as the average and standard deviation of result values, which can be analyzed to better understand manufacturing process trends.

"Since its introduction in early 2002, Cognex VisionPro series has become the premier choice for PC-based vision among system integrators, OEMs and advanced manufacturing engineers," says Justin Testa, Cognex's senior marketing vp. "Users find its fast prototyping environment allows them to take vision projects from start to finish in a very short time. The addition of these new vision tools will enable users to solve complex vision tasks more efficiently using easy-to-configure ActiveX-based controls.'

VisionPro vision systems feature Cognex's QuickStart drag-and-drop graphical interface for prototyping vision applications using ActiveX controls. Once configured, these controls are brought into Visual Basic, where they can be used directly in a deployable application. Customized solutions can also be developed using Visual Basic or Visual C++.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@reedbusiness.com





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