The In-Sight micro series from Cognex is a modular product family of
intelligent cameras covering a wide variety of applications ranging from
simple, undemanding inspection tasks through to complex camera networks with
extensive peripheries. The models in the series use either a 1/3" CCD sensor
with 640 x 480 resolution (VGA) or a 1/1.8" CCD sensor with a resolution of
1600 x 1200 (UVGA). 42 frames per second are possible in the standard
resolution, while the high-resolution models can achieve up to 13 frames per
All members of the In-Sight micro family have the same housing with identical
dimensions of just 30 x 30 x 60mm. Its small size, combined with flexible
mounting capability, makes it perfectly suited for hard-to-reach inspections
or applications with limited space conditions.
Along with the camera itself, the flexible In-Sight micro image processing
system also includes the EasyBuilder configuration software, which offers
everything you need to produce reliable imaging applications. No programming
experience is required to use EasyBuilder and you don't need to generate
complicated tables. Instead, the interface guides the user step by step
through the whole set-up process to the finished solution, while at the same
time offering expert users an option for switching to the tried-and-trusted
spreadsheet programming of the In-Sight series.
The system is rounded off by the optional touchscreen control unit Vision
View, which provides fascinating visualisation options for a broad range of
diverse applications. Vision View automatically detects all connected Cognex
devices and can, for example, display up to nine systems separately.
Examples of possible application areas for the series are visual robot
control, position detection functions, measurement of shapes and geometries,
analysis of 1-D and 2-D codes, optical character recognition and verification
(OCR, OCV), and all kinds of quality assurance processes.