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Honeywell, Cognex Collaborate

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PHOENIX, Sept. 27 --Honeywell will offer web imaging systems to Canadian paper manufacturers and will expand its product portfolio for that industry under a new agreement with Cognex Corp., a Natick, Mass., supplier of machine vision systems.

Cognex will supply vision technology for the web imaging systems, which Honeywell will then produce, market and sell to Canadian paper manufacturers. The companies said the systems will help manufacturers detect, identify and visuale paper defects before "value-adding processes" begin.

"To enhance uptime and increase mill profitability, it is essential to detect product defects early," said Markku Jaaskelainen, senior vice president and general manager of the Surface Inspection Systems Division of Cognex.

Web imaging systems monitor impurities, holes and other defects as a web of paper travels through a paper production machine or printing press. Through early detection, these systems also help prevent web breaks, which can halt production.

"We are making determined efforts to expand our Experion family of solutions to help mills improve operations, optimize assets and produce the highest quality paper," said Ron Powell, general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions in Canada. "The agreement with Cognex strengthens our ability to provide automation solutions that deliver precisely those benefits."

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Sep 2004
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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