Cognex Announces a Tenfold Improvement In Feature Location Performance For In-Sight

  • August 03, 2004
  • Cognex Corporation
  • News
Natick, MA, August 3, 2004-Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and vision sensors, today announced that PatMax®, the company’s industry-leading geometric pattern matching software, is now available on its In-Sight® vision sensors. This patented technology for high accuracy feature location sets a new performance standard for vision sensors. PatMax provides accurate feature location despite changes in image angle, size, rotation, and appearance. With up to ten times greater accuracy than other pattern matching technologies, PatMax easily handles variations in part appearance caused by process variations, reflective surfaces, partial occlusion, nonlinear changes in lighting, or uneven image formation. “This revolutionary technology has proven valuable to customers who use our PC vision products; now it’s available on our In-Sight line of vision sensors,” said Jim Hoffmaster, Chief Operating Officer for Cognex. “PatMax software enables our customers to simplify their mechanical fixturing and lighting, making vision projects easier and less expensive to implement. In addition, PatMax software makes it possible to use vision successfully in applications that simply cannot be handled by less robust vision technology. Our customers benefit by lowering their manufacturing costs, increasing production line flexibility, and improving product quality.”PatMax is available now on the new industrial-grade In-Sight 5100, 5400, and 3400 vision sensors, along with a full library of powerful image processing and analysis tools that offer unparalleled vision performance for inspection, measurement, identification, and guidance tasks. The powerful vision spreadsheet and easy-to-use In-Sight Explorer software make application development and network administration fast and simple.Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems and machine vision sensors, or computers that can "see." Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 200,000 vision systems, representing over $1.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Cognex's Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality. Cognex's Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, California, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, and plastics. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Visit Cognex on-line at

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