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Package inspection software applications for in-sight vision sensors
Keywords: Machine vision, Packaging
Cognex, a world leading supplier of machine vision systems, has introduced two high- performance package inspection software applications for use with the company's award-winning In-Sight™ vision sensors. Designed to solve a variety of common package inspection tasks in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, the new applications feature a pre-configured Show- and-Go™ graphical user interface that dramatically simplifies and accelerates the process of implementing vision onto packaging lines. Applications include(Plate 13):
CapInspect™ – inspects container caps for presence/absence, skew, height, and container fill level.
LabelInspect™ – inspects package labels for presence/absence, measures label position, and inspects logos, decorations, and other features on labels.
"In today's packaging industry, manufacturers are looking for 'out-of-the- box' inspection solutions that can be easily implemented and can accommodate fast product changeovers," said Justin Testa, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cognex. "Leveraging our years of experience in the packaging industry, we have developed simple, powerful solutions that make it easier than ever for companies to add vision to multiple points on the packaging line where automated inspection is needed."
Plate 13 Cognex introduces package inspection software applications for in-sight vision sensors
The Show-and-Go graphical user interface, common to each application, enables users to train package features by simply drawing a box around the area to be inspected and clicking a button on the toolbar. Menu-driven wizards guide users step-by-step through the process of setting up all aspects of the application, from inspection parameters to communications with other automation equipment. In production mode, users can view a live image display of the inspections as they occur, as well as a running tally of pass/fail results and statistical process information. Users also have access to the complete library of general-purpose In-Sight vision tools for applications that may require additional functionality.