EC: DS1000 series sensors

Machine & Embedded Control — Machine Vision, Barcode Readers: The DS1000 3D sensor optimizes product quality by providing three-dimensional inspection of your products and includes industry-leading Cognex vision software with a powerful 3D toolset. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

By Control Engineering October 20, 2014

The DS1000 series now comes bundled with the new Cognex VC5 vision controller, delivering a complete solution to meet the most challenging 3D requirements. The VC5 can control up to four 3D sensors, as well as factory-floor communications. It comes pre-installed with Cognex Designer, a new easy-to-configure software framework that simplifies the development of 3D applications and creation of a professional-looking graphical user interface.

The DS1000 Series now also offers an expanded selection of advanced vision tools. In addition to proven 2D vision tools PatMax, IDMax, and OCRMax, the DS1000 Series now offers 3D tools such as 3D height, plane fitting, plane-to-plane angle, volume, and cross section. This combination gives the DS1000 series the power to successfully perform virtually all 3D inspections-delivering sub-micron measurement and addressing contrast-independent OCR and presence/absence applications.

Cognex Corp.