Cognex signs supply agreement with BMW
DECEMBER 9, 2009--Cognex will supply DataMan handheld and In-Sight fixed-mount ID readers to BMW manufacturing plants worldwide.
DECEMBER 9, 2009--Under the terms of a multiyear agreement, Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) will supply DataMan handheld and In-Sight fixed-mount ID readers to BMW manufacturing plants worldwide.
Cognex also will provide ongoing technical support to BMW personnel. The Cognex ID readers will reportedly be used to read codes marked directly on engine parts and gear assemblies as they go through production.
Cognex says that reading codes, which are marked directly on parts at multiple stages during production, enables manufacturers to verify that the parts have been processed correctly at each stage and creates a traceable path for each part throughout the entire production process and supply chain.
"Today, Cognex ID readers are a critical part of the process control systems that enable these companies to error-proof production and continue to meet customers' ever-increasing quality expectations," says Robert Shillman, chairman and CEO of Cognex.
-- Posted by Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com