Vision System

Cognex In-Sight 9000 Series

The In-Sight 9000 is a rugged, ultra-high-resolution line of standalone vision systems. With its ability to acquire and process exceptionally detailed images, the In-Sight 9000 delivers high accuracy part location, measurement, and inspection over a large area—even when mounted at longer distances. Line scan and area scan image acquisition options are available for imaging continuously moving or stationary objects. Plus, a full suite of vision tools configurable through the In-Sight EasyBuilder interface solves a wide range of applications across industries.

Large field of view without sacrificing resolution
The In-Sight 9000 captures a large field of view which allows users to inspect sizable objects while maintaining exceptional image resolution. This also enables customers to mount the vision system away from conveyors and maintain a safe distance from hazardous equipment.

The In-Sight 8000 models deliver high-performance vision tools, faster communication speeds, and high resolution in a small package that is ideal for integrating into small spaces where machine space is a premium.

A single camera solution to multi-camera applications
The In-Sight 9000 eliminates the need to install multiple cameras in applications with large objects or parts. As a single camera solution, the In-Sight 9000 reduces complexity, calibration requirements, and cost compared to multi-camera systems. The self-contained unit reduces the amount of equipment to be installed on space-restricted production lines. Plus, IP67-rated housing protects the system from liquids and dust without the need for an external enclosure.

Fully configurable—no programming required
The In-Sight 9000 solves applications that previously required programming on PC- or controller-based systems. The In-Sight EasyBuilder interface guides operators through a step-by-step setup process, while the advanced spreadsheet view offers direct access to vision tools. A single application setup environment allows customers to work within the same UI, regardless of image resolution needs or application complexity.

Industry-leading vision tools and image processing technology
The In-Sight 9000 comes equipped with Cognex’s industry-leading vision tools and image processing technology, including PatMax RedLine—the gold standard for fast, robust, and high accuracy 2D pattern matching. The In-Sight 9912 model also features HDR+, which stretches the boundaries of high dynamic range (HDR) technology to enhance image contrast across the entire image with no reduction in acquisition speed.

Line scan and area scan image acquisition options
The In-Sight 9000 offers both line scan and area scan image acquisition methods.

  • In-Sight 9912 Area Scan - Available in monochrome and color models, the In-Sight 9912 area scan vision system is ideal for inspecting large, stationary parts. Acquiring 12MP (4096 x 3000 pixel) images, the 9912 captures detailed images for high accuracy measurements and inspections without sacrificing field of view.
  • In-Sight 9902L Line Scan - The In-Sight 9902L line scan vision system is designed to inspect large, cylindrical, and continuously moving objects. It captures 2,000 pixels with each line, delivering 32MP images (16,000 lines) that enable vision tools to perform highly detailed inspections. Each pixel line is acquired at 67,000 lines per second (15us scan rate) to keep up with the fastest production lines. The 9902L only requires a small view of the target part, making it an ideal choice for installations with restricted field of view or mounting space.

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Cognex In-Sight 8000 Series

The In-Sight 8000 series smart cameras are the next generation of In-Sight Micro cameras. This new family of ultra-compact, standalone vision systems deliver industry-leading vision tool performance at PC speeds, all in the form factor of a traditional “dumb” GigE Vision camera. Measuring just 31mm x 31mm x64mm, all In-Sight 8000 series models feature power over Ethernet (POE), and provide the best standalone vision system option for integrating into small spaces.

As the world’s smallest, full line, stand alone vision system, the In-Sight 8000 series offers range of vision systems available in VGA, 1MP, 2MP and 5MP resolutions with color options available in VGA, 1MP, and 2MP resolutions. Supporting Gigabyte Ethernet for high speed communications, these vision systems offer very fast acquisition and two performance levels to meet a diverse array of machine vision demands.

Smallest vision systems
In-Sight 8000 compresses an entire self-contained vision system into an amazingly small package about the size of a traditional image-capture-only camera. All In-Sight 8000 models can be mounted at angles of up to 45-degrees using the In-Sight non-linear calibration tool. These vision systems are ideal for integrating into tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery anywhere on the production line.

The In-Sight 8000 models deliver high-performance vision tools, faster communication speeds, and high resolution in a small package that is ideal for integrating into small spaces where machine space is a premium.

A pattern matching breakthrough
RedLine was designed with one goal in mind: blazing fast pattern matching on all In-Sight 8000 series vision systems. In typical applications, PatMax RedLine runs 4 to 7 times faster than PatMax – or faster! – with no loss of search accuracy or robustness. Together with PatMax RedLine, the In-Sight 8000 series can reduce cycle times and increase throughput without compromising inspection accuracy.

Unmatched performance and reliability
Every In-Sight 8000 vision system model delivers best-in-class performance. Most models are equipped with a full library of proven Cognex vision tools through the easy to use In-Sight Explorer software. These include Pattern Matching (PatMax Redline, PatMax, and PatFind), Filtering (Grayscale and Color), Color tools (Color ID, True Color Extraction, Color Histogram), Inspect Defects (Surface Flaw, Flex Flaw, Inspect Edge), and ID (1D/2D, OCR).

Easy to deploy and maintain
In-Sight 8000 series vision systems are conveniently setup with the In-Sight Explorer software. In-Sight Explorer combines the guided step by step setup of EasyBuilder with the additional power and flexibility of the spreadsheet for greater control and customizing of application data. Also included is the new scripting function which uses standard JavaScript to simplify data-intensive tasks like geometric analysis of hundreds of points, parsing and comparison of text or ID code results, or complex final result logic. TestRun system validation, Cognex Connect suite of communications protocols and the Cognex Explorer control center gives you the tools you need to keep your line operating on schedule and at full throughput.

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Cognex In-Sight 7000 Gen II Series

The In-Sight 7000 series is a full-featured, powerful vision system that performs fast, accurate inspections of a wide range of parts across all industries. Its compact footprint easily fits into space-constrained production lines and the unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements. Along with the internal and external power/control lighting options, the In-Sight 7000 series also has a highly visible pass/fail LED indicator light ring around the camera body, making it easy to see the inspection status no matter where the system is installed.

The In-Sight 7000 series is available in a wide range of resolutions including VGA (640x480)/SVGA (800x600), 1.3MP, 2MP, and the new In-Sight 7905 5MP system. Each resolution is available in monochrome or color.

Enhanced performance keeps pace with increasing line speeds
You no longer have to choose between high-speed and industrial performance. With blazing fast acquisition and industry leading vision tools, including PatMax RedLine, SurfaceFX, OCRMax and color tools (color models only), the In-Sight 7000 vision system:

  • Quickly locates the part
  • Accurately performs the necessary inspections
When you require even more performance, the In-Sight 7900 series combines the ultra-high performance of the In-Sight 5600/5705 series with the form factor and modularity of the In-Sight 7000.

Flexible design is field customizable to your application
When it comes to factory automation, one size rarely fits all. That's why the In-Sight 7000 is designed with Flexible Image Technology™ (FIT™), a wide selection of field-changeable and user-configurable lighting and optics allowing you to:

  • Customize the system for your exact application requirements
  • Optimize image formation
  • Minimize the need for expensive external lighting

Full-featured system tackles a wide range of vision applications
The In-Sight 7000 vision system is thoughtfully engineered with the full suite of powerful Cognex vision algorithms and convenient features to help you solve your applications easily and reliably. This versatile system is ideal for inspecting automotive parts, consumer electronics and consumer products as well as automated manufacturing operations in other industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, aerospace, semiconductor and solar.

Continuous innovation
As a leader in the machine vision industry, Cognex is committed to continuous innovation and improvement. These 2nd generation In-Sight 7000 vision systems (In-Sight 7600/7800/7900 series) build upon success of the original series with the latest technology and advanced algorithms for even faster and more powerful vision inspections.

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Cognex In-Sight 2000 Series

In-Sight® 2000 series vision sensors combine the power of an In-Sight vision system with the simplicity and affordability of a vision sensor. Ideal for solving error-proofing applications, these vision sensors set new standards for value, ease of use and flexibility thanks to a powerful combination of proven In-Sight vision tools, a simple setup, and a modular design featuring field changable lighting and optics.

The In-Sight 2000 series includes an integrated, high-performance image formation system consisting of field interchangeable lenses and a patent-pending LED ring light that produces even, diffuse illumination across the entire image and eliminates the need for costly external lighting. Lenses and a variety of light colors can be easily swapped out as needed to meet application requirements.

Together with the In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder® interface, which provides a fast, step-by-step application setup, the In-Sight 2000 series allows even novice users to achieve extremely reliable inspection performance in nearly any production environment.

In-Sight 2000 series vision sensors can also be configured for in-line and right-angle mounting installation. This modular body design provides maximum flexibility to mount in tight spaces, simplifies wiring and optical paths, and minimizes the need to design new mechanical fixtures.

Features at-a-glance

  • Affordable vision sensor powered by In-Sight Explorer's EasyBuilder software
  • Simple for both new and existing users to address automated inspection requirements
  • Proven, reliable Cognex In-Sight vision tools
  • Same In-Sight Explorer interface used in advanced In-Sight vision systems
  • Field changeable integrated optics and light
  • Compact, modular design

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Cognex In-Sight 7000 Series

The In-Sight® 7000 series of vision systems features powerful vision tools, autofocus, faster image capture, integrated lighting and lens and the capability to power and control a range of external lighting—all in a compact, industrial IP67 package that makes the system ideal for more applications than ever before.

Autofocus
Users can simply set and save the optimal focus values associated with the inspection of specific parts, making In-Sight 7000 the ideal choice for production situations requiring regular part changes or projects that require the vision system to be placed in hard-to-reach spaces.

Integrated Lighting and Lens
In-Sight 7000 offers integrated, field-replaceable lighting with five different color options, giving users total flexibility to support any vision application. In addition, integrated field-replaceable lenses allow users to further customize the vision system for specific applications.

Smarter Tools
In-Sight 7000 users can rely on proven In-Sight measurement, location and inspection vision tools and the flexible EasyBuilder® environment to make all inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment and measurement applications easy to set up and deploy. New tools include OCRMax™ for optical character reading and verification applications. OCRMax gives In-Sight the power to achieve the highest read rates. OCRMax is fast, easy to set up and simple to use across all platforms.

Faster Image Capture
The In-Sight 7000 delivers the highest acquisition speeds available with In-Sight with a maximum of over 100 image captures per second. The high acquisition rate provides users reliable inspection of products on even the fastest bottling and pharmaceutical production lines.

Lighting Power and Control
Unlike most vision systems, the In-Sight 7000 has the capability to power and control specialized lighting directly which eliminates the need for external power supplies.

Even More Options
Cognex Connect™ offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly with the vision system. The compact In-Sight 7000 features built-in Ethernet, RS-232 serial and multiple discrete I/Os. The system can communicate directly to virtually any PLC or robot controller and manage multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked PC or HMI, simplifying implementation and reducing costs.

In-Sight 7000 Series Models

Model

Speed

Image Capture Rate
(FPS)

Resolution
(in pixels)

Vision Tools

In-Sight 7010 2x 102 800 x 600 B
In-Sight 7020 2x 102 800 x 600 B/E
In-Sight 7050 2x 102 800 x 600 B/E
In-Sight 7200 6x 102 800 x 600 B/E/X/P
In-Sight 7400 12x 102 800 x 600 B/E/X/P
In-Sight 7402 12x 60 1280 x 1024 B/E/X/P
In-Sight 7230 6x 102 800 x 600 OCR
In-Sight 7430 12x 102 800 x 600 OCR
In-Sight 7432 12x 60 1280 x 1024 OCR
In-Sight 7210 6x 102 800 x 600 I
In-Sight 7410 12x 102 800 x 600 I
In-Sight 7412 12x 60 1280 x 1024 I

Notes:

  1. Speed rating compared to In-Sight Micro 1020 model and does not include image capture rate.
  2. Image Capture Rate is based on minimum exposure, and a full image frame capture.
  3. Supported Tools:
  • [B] Base tool set includes pattern, edge, blob, and circle tools.
  • [E] Essential Tool Set includes: blob, edge, curve and line finding, histogram and geometry tools, image filters, pattern matching, and standard calibration.
  • [X] Extended Tool Set includes: non-linear calibration and caliper tool. PatMax®option available.
  • [P] PatMax available.
  • [I] ID tool set includes: 1-D/2-D barcode reading and verification, text reading and verification (OCR/OCV) and image filters.
  • [OCR] OCR tools only.

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Cognex In-Sight 5000 Series

Cognex In-Sight 5000 Series

The unprecedented vision power and extreme ruggedness of the best-selling In-Sight 5000 Series is helping thousands of manufacturers around the world improve productivity, ensure product quality and lower manufacturing costs. And with more than a dozen In-Sight 5000 Series models to choose from, there’s one just right for your application.

Every In-Sight 5000 Series vision system delivers best-in-class performance, from the best-selling In-Sight 5100 on up to the blazingly fast In-Sight 5600 that runs vision tools at more than twice the speed of In-Sight 5400 models. Most models are equipped with a full library of proven Cognex vision tools, including an easy-to-train, advanced OCR tool and a calibration routine designed for measurement and robotic guidance applications. Plus, PatMax®—the industry standard for part location tools—is available on all models.

General Applications

In-Sight 5100 Best price/performance system with standard resolution (640 x 480)
In-Sight 5400 High performance system (640 x 480), also available in stainless steel
In-Sight 5401 High resolution system (1024 x 768)
In-Sight 5403 Higher resolution system (1600 x 1200), also available in stainless steel
In-Sight 5600 Fastest system with standard resolution (640 x 480)
In-Sight 5603 High speed, higher resolution (1600 x 1200) system

Color Applications
In-Sight 5100C Most affordable color system at standard resolution (640 x 480)
In-Sight 5400C High performance color system (640 x 480), also available in stainless steel

Line Scan Applications
In-Sight 5604 High speed 1K line scan imager with support for hardware and software encoders

High Resolution Applications
In-Sight 5605 High speed, highest resolution (2448 x 2048 or 5 MP) for high accuracy gauging, defect detection and ID reading

ID Applications
In-Sight 5110 Best Price/Performance ID reader-only system at standard resolution (640 x 480)
In-Sight 5410 High performance ID reader-only system (640 x 480), also available in stainless steel
In-Sight 5411 High performance, high resolution (1024 x 768) ID reader-only system
In-Sight 5610 Fastest ID reader-only system at standard resolution (640 x 480)
In-Sight 5613 High Speed, higher resolution (1600 x 1200) ID reader-only system
In-Sight 5615 High Speed, highest resolution (2448 x 2048 or 5 MP) ID Reader-only system

 

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Cognex InSight Micro

Cognex In-Sight Micro Series

In-Sight 8000 series vision systems are a full line of compact vision systems that offer high speed acquisition, a range of resolutions up to 5MP, high speed communication with Gigabyte Ethernet, and the revolutionary and blazing fast pattern match tool: PatMax RedLine™. In-Sight 8000 series models are conveniently setup with In-Sight Explorer software. In-Sight Explorer combines the guided step by step setup of EasyBuilder with the additional power and flexibility of the spreadsheet for greater control and customization.

In-Sight Micro models at a glance

High resolution applications
When large parts need to be inspected for small defects or precise measurements, turn to the high resolution models for greater accuracy.
Models: 8405 (5MP) , 8402 (2MP), 8401 (1MP), 1402, 1403, 1403C

Standard resolution applications
Offering a range of performance choices, the In-Sight Micro models handle even the highest speed manufacturing lines in the smallest vision system footprint available.
Models: 8200 (VGA), 8400 (VGA), 1020, 1050, 1100, 1400

Color applications
If color is a factor, choose a model with the powerful ExtractColor tool to inspect color features of a part and the robust MatchColor tool to recognize parts based on their color.
Models: 1100C, 1400C, 1403C

Barcode reading and OCR applications
These ID models offer unmatched identification software tools for reading and verifying 1-D and 2-D codes (IDMax) as well as human readable text (OCRMax).
Models: 8405, 8402, 8401, 8400, 8200, 1110, 1410, 1412, 1413

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Cognex Checker 4G

Checker Vision Sensor Features The Checker® vision sensor is an award winning all-in-one industrial sensor with built-in camera, processor, lighting, optics, and I/O capable of detecting and inspecting up to 6,000 parts per minute–all in an industrial IP67 enclosure small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces.

Improve process control with value-line vision technology

  • Replace multiple photoelectric sensors with fewer industrial sensors
  • Reduce scrap, downtime and maintenance
  • Simplify the overall system design
  • Inspect multiple part features simultaneously
  • Overcome varying part positions to eliminate the need for costly fixturing
  • Simple, remote setup and display through your PC or with the optional SensorView® 2 display
  • Ethernet support for industrial protocols
  • Image storage to FTP server
  • Encoder-based part tracking for variable speed lines
  • Up to four discrete outputs
  • Up to 32 job changes for maximum flexibility
  • Inspect up to 6,000 parts per minute
  • Industry standard Ladder Logic editor for custom outputs to eliminate PLC programming

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