June 22, 2010 - Cognex introduced the In-Sight 5605, a high-resolution, self-contained vision system offering unprecedented power and flexibility for applications that require visualization of very small defects, even in a large field of view. The In-Sight 5605 offers the widest range of features and advantages available in a high-resolution vision system, including full 5.0 megapixel resolution, support for Gigabit Ethernet communication, IP67 rating to withstand dust and wash down, plus a full library of high-performance Cognex vision tools for easy application setup and reliable performance. Cognex also released a new version of its In-Sight Explorer software. In addition to supporting the new In-Sight 5605, In-Sight Explorer 4.4.1 adds several key features and ease-of-use improvements, including:
Cognex 1DMax, a 1D barcode reading tool optimized for omnidirectional barcode reading. Cognex 1DMax provides best-in-class reading capability for codes that are difficult to read due to damage, blur, reflections and low contrast.
Support for multiple simultaneous connections to the In-Sight ModBus TCP server
Ability to generate output pulse trains and clocked data pulses for controlling devices such as stepper motors
Enhancements to Mitsubishi robot communications.
The In-Sight 5605 offers more than twice the resolution previously available with any In-Sight system, said Bhaskar Banerjee, Business Unit Manager for Vision Systems. With more pixels available and support for GigE communication, In-Sights advanced vision tools can handle applications such as high-accuracy gauging, finding very small edge defects or reading ID codes from dozens of palletized products simultaneously with even greater speed and precision.About CognexCognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision sensors are used in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 500,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.