Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Cognex, Accu-Sort Sign Product Development Accord

Photonics.com
Jun 2002
NATICK, Mass., June 12 -- Cognex Corp. has entered into a multiyear product development and OEM agreement with Accu-Sort Systems, a provider of automation systems.

Under the agreement, Cognex will develop machine vision products to be used by Accu-Sort to automatically acquire images of packages moving by at high speeds on material handling lines and then analyze those images in order to perform a variety of tasks. For example, these new systems will be used for determining various physical package features, positioning, OCR, OCV and pattern matching.

According to Cognex, the materials handling industry has historically used laser scanning systems to read bar code labels; however, the industry is increasingly turning to video camera-based scanning technology because it can provide additional information on products that cannot be included in linear or 2-D barcodes. Video scanning systems are capable of "seeing" the entire product or package -- not just the bar code label. With this added information, the scanner can even check the condition of the package or product.



Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.