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Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify, and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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OmniView 5.0 360 Degree Inspection System

POSTED 12/09/2010

OmniView 5.0 Inspection System from CognexCognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced its next generation OmniView® 360° inspection system, now with color and 5 megapixel high resolution cameras.  OmniView allows detailed inspection and verification of unoriented wine and juice bottles, canned goods, pharmaceutical vials and other cylindrical packages right on the production line.  Using the latest Windows® 7, 64-bit PCs, OmniView inspects products at up to 1200 parts per minute without disrupting bottling and packaging lines.

OmniView can help to minimize product recalls and protect brand image by ensuring product quality, help control process by identifying defects early and track parts through the supply chain by reading labels and codes. It uses four cameras positioned around the conveyor to capture views of all sides of a product.  These are mapped into a 3D model using proprietary Cognex vision technology, and then inspected using Cognex’s VisionPro® software library.  An additional fifth camera can be used to confirm that the lid or cap matches the label on the front of the package.

Expanded Color Capabilities
Now with full color inspection, OmniView 5.0 lets manufacturing plants inspect color logos, match the cap and label colors, and confirm the color of bottle contents.  It also provides operators with an appealing color display.

High Resolution Inspection
Using cameras that are up to 5 megapixels in resolution, OmniView can perform detailed inspections on slower lines.  The higher resolution can also be used to image tall bottles in a single field of view, while retaining enough resolution to clearly read small print or Data Matrix codes.

“Version 5.0 of OmniView dramatically increases the vision and ID applications that can be solved with expanded color functionality and higher resolution options,” said Markku Jaaskelainen, Executive Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Vision Software. “In addition, OmniView now offers GigE support for the best price/performance option.”

OmniView 5.0 cylindrical product inspection system comes complete with:

  • OmniView application software, complete with turnkey user interface
  • Cognex VisionPro vision tools for product identification and inspection
  • A set of calibration plates to support 3D modeling
  • Cameras:  either four or five camera system, in color or monochrome

For more information about the OmniView cylindrical inspection system, visit www.cognex.com/omniview.

About Cognex
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see."  Cognex vision sensors and systems are used in factories around the world where they guide, inspect, gauge, identify and assure the quality of a wide range of items during the manufacturing process.  Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 500,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981.  Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  For details, visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.