Cognex receives record order from Japanese paper manufacturer

JULY 12--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com), a leading supplier of machine-vision systems, announced that its Surface Inspection Systems Division has received a record order from Oji Paper, a Japanese paper manufacturer.

Jul 12th, 2004

JULY 12--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA;www.cognex.com), a leading supplier of machine-vision systems, announced that its Surface Inspection Systems Division has received a record order from Oji Paper, a Japanese paper manufacturer. Oji Paper purchased five systems in a single purchase order; the order consists of two SmartView Paper Web Inspection Systems and three SmartView Winder Advisor Systems for Oji's paper machines at its Yonago, Japan, mill.

The SmartView Paper Web Inspection System operates in real time to inspect, categorize, and visualize defects on a wide array of paper products, helping paper manufacturers to significantly reduce waste and downtime on their production lines and to provide higher-quality products to their customers. The Winder Advisor locates the exact position of defects during the paper re-reeling process and automatically stops the winder precisely at selected defects so that they can be removed. The Winder Advisor makes the postprocess step more efficient for the manufacturer.

"We purchased and installed Cognex's SmartView Winder Advisor System into a production line that already has a Cognex SmartView web inspection system, and the results were very positive," said a representative from the Oji production team. "Based on those results, we purchased these additional systems from Cognex to help us achieve similar savings on our other lines."

Oji Paper Co. Ltd. is a Japanese paper and end-use product supplier. It is involved in the conversion/processing and sales of a wide variety of paper products including printing and writing paper, packaging and wrapping papers, carbonless papers, household products, containerboard, and boxboard. It produces and sells end-use products such as corrugated board and boxboard containers, paper-board containers, plastics, thermal paper, self-adhesive paper and disposable paper diapers, as well as the chemicals for paper-making and packaging equipment. It maintains company-owned forests and is involved in reforestation efforts both in Japan and overseas.

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine-vision systems. Cognex has shipped more than 200,000 machine-vision systems, representing more than $1.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981.

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