Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Quebec City, Canada) has installed a Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA; www.cognex.com) SmartView ICN web-inspection system at its paper mill. This system automatically detects, identifies, and displays defects in newsprint.
Robert J. Shillman, Cognex president, chief executive officer, and chairman, says, "With SmartView, Cognex has a surface-inspection system for manufacturers in the mid-range of the surface-inspection market. These manufacturers require an affordable, scalable, east-to-operate solution with an open platform. In addition, the system was completely installed and running on the manufacturing line at Daishowa in less than a day."