Columbia Marking Tools appointed a certified vision integrator for Cognex in Michigan

DECEMBER 21--Columbia Marking Tools (Chesterfield Township, MI; www.columbiamt.com) has been certified by Cognex (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) as an authorized vision-system integrator for Michigan.

DECEMBER 21--Columbia Marking Tools (Chesterfield Township, MI; www.columbiamt.com) has been certified by Cognex (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) as an authorized vision-system integrator for Michigan. Cognex is a supplier of machine-vision systems that gauge, guide, inspect, count, and identify products on the fastest production lines. Columbia Marking Tools is a designer and manufacturer of metal and plastic marking equipment, including stamps, roll marking dies, roll marking and impact marking machines, fully programmable peen/scribe marking and Matrix.2D machines, numbering heads, and special marking machines.

Tom Phipps, CEO for Columbia Marking Tools, says, "Becoming an authorized Cognex Certified Vision Integrator allows Columbia to provide turnkey marking solutions with the high degree of accurate reading capability that complements our new patented UID and Matrix.2D direct part-marking systems that work hand-in-hand with all the recent Cognex advancements, including the new self-contained hand-held units. As an integrator, our company can now demonstrate the Cognex vision product capabilities at our complete in-house testing facility, including marking and reading of those marks with full diagnostic reporting."

Phipps adds, "We're confident that this Cognex/Columbia Marking Tools relationship will help establish continued long-term partnerships with our customers, working alongside them to continually find new ways to improve the quality, productivity, and profitability of their manufacturing operations that require new marking solutions."

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