Cognex Corporation ships 200,000th machine-vision system

NOVEMBER 20--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) has shipped its 200,000th machine-vision system to AgentWare (www.agentwaresystems.com), a developer of real-time information access and process-management systems for the automotive industry.

Nov 20th, 2003

NOVEMBER 20--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com), a supplier of machine-vision systems and intelligent sensors, has shipped its 200,000th machine-vision system. The system was purchased by AgentWare (www.agentwaresystems.com), a developer of real-time information access and process-management systems for the automotive industry. The system was presented to Agentware president and CEO Hal Popplewell at the Allen-Bradley Automation Fair on November 19.

AgentWare purchased the system as part of an order for multiple Cognex In-Sight vision sensors that AgentWare will integrate at a major automotive transmission-manufacturing complex in the Midwest. The Cognex vision sensors will be used for error proofing and analyzing production by automatically reading the 2-D codes that are marked directly on transmission components.

"The shipment of our 200,000th system represents a major milestone in our company's progress in bringing machine vision to an ever-growing number of manufacturers around the world," said Robert J. Shillman, Cognex CEO, chairman, and founder. "In just four years we have doubled the number of systems shipped. This rapid growth is proof that manufacturers around the world are choosing Cognex systems because they improve productivity, lower manufacturing costs, and assure product quality."

"AgentWare provides manufacturers with solutions that optimize productivity and reduce inventory costs, and machine vision is a critical part of that process," said Popplewell. AgentWare develops intelligent manufacturing systems for real-time information access and process management.

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