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Cognex has introduced OCRMax, a new tool for optical character recognition (OCR) and verification (OCV) applications. OCRMax is fast, easy to set up and simple to use across all In-Sight vision system and VisionPro vision software platforms. OCRMax overcomes is an all-in-one tool that can handle character variations, text skew, proportional fonts and variable string lengths.

The tool’s segmenting functionality takes each character line and splits it into individual regions each containing one character. This robust functionality ensures that OCRMax can handle distorted, touching and variably spaced characters. It can also accommodate uneven surfaces and lighting variations to the background of the characters. In addition, OCRMax lets users control key parameters to further improve segmentation performance, resulting in even higher read rates and fewer misreads.

OCRMax has an intuitive user interface that makes font training a very simple process. This makes reads more consistent and repeatable in virtually any environment. OCRMax users can also export and import fonts from external storage, making training easier and increasing the tool’s flexibility. In addition, users can share the same fonts across multiple Cognex systems, further streamlining and simplifying font management.


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