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Leading Technology

Cognex Leading Technology

Patented Vision and Barcode Reading Technologies

Cognex pioneered some of the earliest commercial applications for machine vision with its vision and barcode reading technology. Today, companies around the world rely on Cognex technology to guide assembly, automate inspection, and speed production and distribution. Our patented algorithms produce solutions for diverse applications in virtually all manufacturing and logistics industry sectors.

Cognex Technologies PowerGrid for 2D barcodes, OCRMax character reading, PatMax part location

Industry-Leading Machine Vision and Barcode Reading Technologies

Cognex Connect

Supports the complete set of standard networking protocols to easily integrate vision systems and barcode readers

Cognex Explorer Control Center

Unique utility displays all Cognex products connected to your network

DataMan Setup Tool

Simplifies installation and operation of image-based barcode readers

High Dynamic Range Plus

Advanced imaging technology for greater depth-of-field, faster line speeds, and improved code handling

High-Powered Integrated Torch Light

The high-powered integrated torch (HPIT) light provides unmatched illumination power for fixed-mount barcode readers.

High-Speed Steerable Mirror

The High-Speed Steerable Mirror (HSSM) attached to the DataMan 470 barcode reader provides a cost-effective solution for large field of view applications.

In-Sight Explorer with EasyBuilder

Intuitive configuration environment guides users through a step-by-step setup process

Liquid Lens Technology

Enables barcode readers to automatically adapt to changes in working distances with no moving parts

Standards-Based Grading

1D and 2D code quality grading software for select fixed-mount barcode readers.

SurfaceFX Feature Extraction

Isolates raised or embossed features for accurate inspections of stamped text and codes

TestRun Validation Utility

Refines, tests and verifies inspection results automatically for increased confidence in inspection results

Xpand Technology

Expands barcode reader field of view by over 50% while maintaining read rates


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