Vision sensor features one-click setup

JANUARY 13, 2009--The Checker 252 vision sensor includes all inspection capabilities of the Checker vision sensor family, plus additional software sensors that verify height, width, and diameter as well as pass/fail results on high-speed production lines.

JANUARY 13, 2009--The Checker 252 vision sensor includes all inspection capabilities of the Checker vision sensor family, plus additional software sensors that verify height, width, and diameter as well as pass/fail results on high-speed production lines. One-Click Setup allows the user to click on the center of the part feature to be inspected, producing an image of a familiar caliper that locks on the edges of the part feature, sets the minimum and maximum thresholds, and learns edge polarity automatically. Manufacturers in industries such as automotive and packaging can verify dimensions of parts with very low-contrast edges and perform a range of measurement verification tasks not possible with photoelectric sensors.
Cognex
Natick, MA, USA
www.cognex.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Cognex Expands Inspection Capabilities of Checker Vision Sensors

Model 252 adds pass/fail inspection of height, width, and diameter

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and vision sensors, has expanded its Checker vision sensor product line with the Checker 252 model. The 252 includes all inspection capabilities of the award-winning Checker vision sensor family, plus additional software sensors that verify height, width, and diameter and deliver reliable pass/fail results on high-speed production lines.

Key to the simplicity of the Checker 252 is its One-Click Setup. By simply clicking on the center of the part feature to be inspected, an image of a familiar caliper appears and locks on the edges of the part feature, sets the minimum and maximum thresholds, and learns edge polarity...all automatically.

"With its unique screen caliper, the Checker 252 makes pass/fail measurement verification simple and reliable," said Pascal Dorster, Vision Sensors Business Unit Manager. "Manufacturers in many industries, such as automotive and packaging, can now verify dimensions of parts with very low-contrast edges and solve a wide range of measurement verification tasks not possible with photoelectric sensors."

As with other Checker models, the 252 is available with the Cognex SensorViewTM 350, a compact, industrial, panel-mount display. The Checker 252 will be available in November, 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.cognex.com/checker252.

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision systems 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 450,000 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. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.

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