In-Sight Explorer 4.4

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Cognex has introduced In-Sight Explorer 4.4, a software release for its In-Sight vision systems. The release adds colour tools, improved calibration and expanded data access within its EasyBuilder configuration software, and expands support for larger line scan images. The software also introduces InspectEdge, a powerful and easy-to-use family of tools for detecting edge defects and inspecting edge pairs.

In-Sight's InspectEdge tool provides a flexible approach to solving vision applications that rely on accurate edge detection, such as finding dents in can lids or edge cracks in solar wafers. InspectEdge finds gaps and defects in both straight and circular-shaped edges, and can inspect the width of features for gaps and defects by tracking multiple edge pairs. Support for irregular shapes in InspectEdge enables better performance on challenging width inspections, such as automotive glue beads. The tool's graphical user interface makes it simple to set up and also gives users more flexibility to define defect criteria such as size, area and distance, and the ability to specify outliers in order to eliminate noise.

In-Sight Explorer 4.4 software also includes: new colour tools in EasyBuilder that simplify the process of colour training; powerful distortion correction for line-scan cameras, and support of up to 8,192 lines for large part imaging; improved 32-point calibration in the In-Sight spreadsheet and more calibration options within EasyBuilder with easier access to pattern, blob, and edge data; and a position timing feature for scheduling programmed and job complete discrete outputs.

In-Sight's EasyBuilder configuration software helps users of all experience levels to quickly set up their entire In-Sight application. In-Sight vision systems can be integrated within any factory network or automation control system easily and feature an optional operator display panel for monitoring the runtime operation of any In-Sight vision system on the network.

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