Cognex receives $400,000 order for DataMan hand-held readers

JUNE 15, 2007--Cognex (Natick, MA, USA) has received the largest single order to date for its DataMan hand-held ID readers.

JUNE 15, 2007--Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com), supplier of machine-vision sensors and systems, has received the largest single order to date for its DataMan hand-held ID readers. The purchase, valued at more than $400,000, was made by a provider of direct-part-marking (DPM) equipment used to make identifying marks directly on the surfaces of products. Cognex's customer will sell its DPM equipment together with Cognex's DataMan ID readers to companies in the semiconductor and electronics industries, which will use the system to identify and track containers for storing and transporting components.

"The ability to trace each product through its useful life is a rapidly growing necessity for manufacturers," said Robert J. Shillman, Cognex chairman and CEO. "Cognex is in an excellent position to serve this growing requirement; we have a wide range of ID readers, including hand-held units, cordless units, fixed-mount units, and new low-cost, ultracompact DataMan 100, which is about as small as a book of matches and can be easily integrated into production equipment."

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