NATICK, Mass., Feb. 13, 2012 — Cognex Corp. has launched the In-Sight 500 machine vision system for inspecting parts on fast production lines. The fixed-mount vision system is packaged in a rugged IP65-rated housing and powered by proprietary VSoC (vision system on a chip) technology, which enables it to process images at up to 500 fps with windowed acquisition. The system includes the standard In-Sight programming interface, an expansive tool set and various communication methods, and achieves speeds of 100 fps at full 1024 × 768-pixel resolution, and 200 fps at 640 × 480. Available tools and communication methods include Cognex Connect, which supports EtherNet/IP and PROFINET, among other protocols. The system is suitable for users requiring sub-7-ms cycle time, and it performs inspections employing blob, edge and histogram. Applications include the medical device, packaging and pharmaceutical industries.