Cognex, a supplier of machine vision systems and vision sensors, has expanded the toolset of its hardware-independent VisionPro software. The VisionPro 5.2 release provides an easier to use version of the PatMax technology, enhanced colour tools, and an enhanced architecture to harness the power of multicore PCs.
The release includes SearchMax and Colour Extractor colour tools. SearchMax uses colour features to search for objects. It is powerful in applications where geometrical data is insufficient to align the part. Colour Extractor locates coloured regions in complex scenes, with very minimal training. It is optimised for high-speed applications such as those required in the food and packaging industries.
Additionally, the new release includes multicore support for image filtering tools as well as for PatMax and PatInspect. Customers can manually adjust the way cores are used, or rely on the operating system to get the best application speed regardless of the number of cores available.
VisionPro 5.2 also simplifies the acquisition from any imaging source. Now any combination of frame grabbers or direct connect cameras can be used in a single application.