Cognex Corporation has introduced PatMax RedLine, a feature-location technology that reinvents the PatMax pattern-matching tool by maximizing speed and performance. Available in the latest Cognex In-Sight Explorer software version 5.1, PatMax RedLine technology is optimized to run on these three new In-Sight vision systems:
- In-Sight 5705, the fastest stand-alone 5MP vision system, for reliable inspection on high-speed production lines;
- In-Sight 8405, the smallest stand-alone 5MP vision system, ideal in applications that require a lightweight camera or have limited mounting space; and
- In-Sight 5705C, the stand-alone 5MP color vision system, which addresses even the most challenging applications with advanced tools and true 24-bit color image filters.
Pattern matching represents the critical first step in most machine vision applications. Because previous tools imposed certain speed limitations, many applications resorted to lower resolution cameras to keep pace with production lines. PatMax RedLine technology performs faster on high-resolution vision systems, eliminating the tradeoff between speed and performance, and enabling customers to increase resolution and gain accuracy without sacrificing speed.
“Our customers have told us that they have an increasing need for color inspection and visualization of very small defects, even in a large field of view,” said Joerg Kuechen, Vice President and Business Unit Manager, Vision Products. “Conventional pattern-matching algorithms are too slow for these high-resolution applications, but now with the incredibly fast pattern matching of PatMax RedLine technology, our customers don’t have to compromise on performance.”
In-Sight 5705 series color and monochrome vision systems and In-Sight Explorer 5.1 are available now. The In-Sight 8405 vision system became available in June 2015.