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In-Sight Explorer 4.5

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Cognex has released In-Sight Explorer 4.5 software, which expands the capabilities of In-Sight vision systems. In-Sight Explorer 4.5 inspection tools now include an all-in-one edge and surface inspection tool, an all-in-one bead width and position tool, and a robust ID tool that reads multiple codes at one time, allowing In-Sight cameras to read barcodes and provide inspections simultaneously.

The Flexible Flaw Detection (FFD) edge and surface inspection tool works for both colour and greyscale applications and is used to inspect for boundary defects, such as conformity of shape, and surface defects like stains and scratches. FFD can also be used for print inspections, like inspecting screened logos for defects. FFD also gives users the flexibility to select accuracy versus speed requirements and the ability to ignore defects during system run time.

The version also includes two EasyBuilder user interface tools, Bead Finder and Bead Tracker. Bead Finder and Bead Tracker are easy-to-use tools that find positional defects and width-based defects and gaps, and also provide all bead data needed for process control.

ReadIDMax was also added, which is based on the powerful ID algorithms, 1DMax and 2DMax, for 1D barcode and 2D matrix code reading. ReadIDMax adds the ability to read up to 128 codes at one time regardless of the position of the code in the field-of-view. Now, end users can read multiple codes and inspect parts simultaneously. In-Sight Explorer 4.5 also includes communication enhancements, such as support for CIP-Sync, a precision clock synchronisation protocol and UDP communication. In-Sight Explorer 4.5 also supports sending camera control commands from Mitsubishi PLC using MC Protocol.

In-Sight smart cameras are available in a wide range of models to meet any price and performance requirement. They can be integrated easily with any factory network or automation control system 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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