Vision sensors use white LEDs for optimal contrast

JANUARY 13, 2010--Two new Checker vision sensors feature 752 x 480-pixel resolution and high-intensity white LED illumination for optimum image contrast.

Jan 13th, 2010

JANUARY 13, 2010--Two new Checker vision sensors feature 752 x 480-pixel resolution and high-intensity white LED illumination for optimum image contrast. The Checker 3G7 can be configured as either a presence or measurement sensor, and can detect and inspect up to 800 parts/min. Checker 3G models do not require a PC for set up, and can be quickly configured using the SensorView teach pendant and One-Click Setup feature. The Checker 272 offers a ladder logic editor, encoder-based part tracking, and additional I/O. The Checker 272 includes both presence and measurement sensors.
Cognex
Natick, MA, USA
www.cognex.com


-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design

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PRESS RELEASE

Cognex Introduces TWO High Resolution Checker Vision Sensors

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has added two new high resolution models to its award-winning line of Checker vision sensors.

The new Checker 3G7 features 752 x 480 pixel resolution for better inspection of small features and high intensity white LED illumination for optimum image contrast. The Checker 3G7 can be configured as either a Presence or Measurement sensor, and can detect and inspect up to 800 parts per minute. All Checker 3G models require no PC for set up, and can be configured in a matter of minutes using the SensorView teach pendant and One-Click Setup feature.

The new Checker 272 offers the same resolution and lighting features as the 3G7 plus a ladder logic editor, encoder-based part tracking, and additional IO. The Checker 272 includes both Presence and Measurement sensors.

"Checker's simple setup and affordability provides manufacturers with a cost-effective and flexible solution for error-proofing their manufacturing processes," said Pascal Dorster, Vision Sensors Business Unit Manager. "The addition of two new high resolution models expands Checker's value across an even wider range of applications."

Checker is the only inspection sensor available today that can both detect and inspect parts, eliminating the need for an external triggering device. A single Checker can inspect multiple part features simultaneously, and can track parts of varying position on the line, so there is no need for precise part fixturing. All Checker models feature integrated lighting and rugged IP67 housing.

The Checker family of vision sensors offers a model for every price and performance point:

Checker 3G Series

  • Configurable as either Presence or Measurement sensor
  • No PC required for set up
  • Rugged IP67 housing
  • High speed and high resolution models available

Checker 200 Series

Configurable as both a Presence and Measurement sensor

  • Additional IO
  • Includes Ladder Logic editor
  • Encoder-based part tracking
  • Rugged IP67 housing
  • High speed and high resolution models available


About Cognex
Cognex Corporation is the global leader in vision-based inspection, guidance and identification systems. Companies throughout the world use Cognex vision systems to improve product quality, reduce manufacturing costs and track parts on their production lines. All Cognex products incorporate innovative technology that has led the world for over twenty-five years, and are universally recognized as offering the highest accuracy, reliability and performance. With more than half a million systems installed, inspecting billions of products every day, Cognex helps manufacturers operating in all industry sectors to isolate defective parts, optimize production processes and implement full traceability programs. With headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, and offices throughout the Americas, Japan, Europe and Asia, Cognex provides exceptional customer support through teams of local experts and a network of over 300 approved partners. Visit Cognex on-line at www.cognex.com.

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