Cognex Launches High-Speed AI Vision System
13th April 2023
Cognex Corporation, a leader in industrial machine vision, has released the In-Sight 3800 Vision System. Designed for high-speed production lines, In-Sight 3800 offers an extensive vision toolset, powerful imaging capabilities, and flexible software to deliver a fully integrated solution for a wide range of inspection applications.
“The In-Sight 3800 offers twice the processing speeds of previous systems, performing tasks like a quality inspection in as little as one-third of a blink of the eye,” said Lavanya Manohar, Vice President of Vision Products. “This added power allows users to maximise throughput and accommodate faster lines while delivering the high accuracy that they have come to expect from the In-Sight product line.”
This new system is embedded with a comprehensive set of vision tools that includes Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based edge learning technology and traditional rule-based algorithms. Easy-to-use edge learning tools solve tasks with high variability and are set up in minutes with just a handful of training images. The industry-proven rule-based tools are well-suited to solve deterministic tasks with specific parameters.
Impressive Vision Results
“When we selected Cognex, we were under the assumption that the processing time of the In-Sight 3800 would be 30% faster than the current In-Sight 7900 vision system being used,” said Nicolas Chomel, Technology Development Director at SIDEL, a leading provider of equipment, services and complete solutions for packaging consumer products. “However, during qualification tests, the In-Sight 3800 proved to be 50% faster in our application.”
In-Sight 3800 is powered by In-Sight Vision Suite software, a common platform across all In-Sight products, which offers both EasyBuilder and Spreadsheet development environments. The intuitive, point-and-click EasyBuilder interface guides users step-by-step through the development process, making it ideal for simple or common applications, while the robust spreadsheet interface enables finetuning of job parameters for advanced or highly customized applications.
“Flexible development options allow users to easily modify their application for new or changing requirements,” said Manohar. “In doing so, In-Sight 3800 offers a scalable solution for addressing both current, and future, factory automation needs.”