Cognex Corporation ( will be highlighting its latest vision and ID systems in Booth C-4526 at the upcoming Pack Expo, scheduled to take place September 23-25, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cognex® image-based ID Readers are rapidly replacing laser scanners in a wide range of manufacturing and logistics applications because they offer the most advanced technology available today for reading 1-D barcodes and 2-D Data Matrix codes. The benefits of image-based barcode reading technology include higher read rates, longer life and performance feedback.

The recently developed DataMan® 50 and 60 Series barcode readers offer high-performance and are available at a price equivalent to existing laser scanner products. Targeted at applications typically solved using single-line or raster laser scanners, the DataMan 50 and DataMan 60 Series of barcode readers are available in three models:

  • DataMan 50/60L: Fast, accurate reading of 1-D oriented barcodes (either ladder or picket fence).
  • DataMan 50/60QL: Best-in-class reading of 1-D omnidirectional barcodes.
  • DataMan 50/60 S: For reading 1-D omnidirectional barcodes or 2-D matrix codes.

Available in a wide range of models to meet any price and performance requirement, Cognex Machine Vision systems set the standard for automated inspection and quality assurance across a wide range of industries. In-Sight® vision systems can be easily integrated with any factory network or automation control system and feature an optional operator display panel for monitoring the runtime operation of any In-Sight vision system on the network.

The recently introduced the In-Sight® 7010C, is an entry-level color vision system that features 24-bit color resolution and can accurately identify 16 million color variations, which is more than the human eye can detect. Along with the In-Sight 7010C, Cognex has also introduced three additional color models, the In-Sight 7200C, 7400C and 7402C. These systems solve more complex applications involving logic or color composition, as well as those requiring higher resolution or faster execution.

The DS1000 Series 3D displacement sensor optimizes product quality by providing three-dimensional inspection of your products. Unlike traditional 2D machine vision, the DS1000 series laser profiler provides a topographical representation of your part from which you can measure 3D features such as length, width, height, tilt or volume relative to any surface. It also simplifies challenging OCR or presence/absence applications by creating contrast from height changes, independent of color. This displacement sensor also includes industry-leading Cognex machine vision software with powerful 2D and 3D toolsets. Applications include identifying improperly filled packages by verifying object heights, detecting defects like skewed caps, and measuring volume and dimensions to verify portion size.