Film manufacturer selects Cognex for web inspection

JULY 20--Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) has announced that a leading North American producer of high-quality rigid films has integrated three Cognex SmartView web-inspection systems on its manufacturing lines to inspect plastic film for contaminants, gels, holes, and other defects.

JULY 20--Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) has announced that a leading North American producer of high-quality rigid films has integrated three Cognex SmartView web-inspection systems on its manufacturing lines to inspect plastic film for contaminants, gels, holes, and other defects. The film is used to make blister packaging in the pharmaceutical and medical-packaging industries.

"SmartView allows manufacturers of web and strip products to solve their most demanding surface-inspection problems," said Markku Jaaskelainen, general manager of Cognex's Surface Inspection Systems Division. "By reducing scrap, customer claims, and down time, this state-of-the-art inspection technology can provide a factory with significant savings and improve overall productivity."

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