Smart camera provides all-in-one solution for complex in-line inspection challenge

29-04-2020 | Cognex | Test & Measurement

Cognex Corporation has introduced the In-Sight D900 embedded vision system. A first-of-its-kind solution, the device features the company's ViDi deep learning software inside an In-Sight industrial-grade smart camera. The self-contained system is intended to resolve a wide range of complex in-line inspection applications, including OCR, assembly verification, and defect detection.

“Sophisticated manufacturers are increasingly turning to deep learning vision to solve inspections that are too complicated, time-consuming, or costly to program using human or rule-based machine vision,” said Joerg Kuechen, senior vice president of Vision Products at Cognex. “By embedding our ViDi deep learning software on In-Sight, customers can solve even the most complex visual inspections quickly, easily, and more cost-effectively.”

Combining the self-learning capability of a human inspector with the robustness and consistency of a vision system, the new device extends the limits of what can be examined in factory automation. The system, which can be set up utilising a small number of sample images, leverages the company's familiar and easy-to-use spreadsheet platform and does not need a PC or deep learning expertise to deploy.

The device is excellent for automating complex inspection applications across a range of industries including automotive, consumer products, packaging, food and beverage, consumer electronics, medical devices, and logistics.

By Natasha Shek