Cognex has introduced PatMax RedLine™, a feature-location technology that reinvents the industry-leading PatMax® pattern-matching tool by maximizing speed and performance. Available in the latest Cognex® In-Sight Explorer™ software version 5.1, PatMax RedLine technology is optimized to run on these three new In-Sight® vision systems.
Pattern matching represents the critical first step in most machine vision applications. Because previous tools imposed certain speed limitations, many applications resorted to lower resolution cameras to keep pace with production lines. PatMax RedLine technology performs faster on high-resolution vision systems, eliminating the tradeoff between speed and performance, and enabling customers to increase resolution and gain accuracy without sacrificing speed. With the incredibly fast pattern matching of PatMax RedLine technology, our customers don’t have to compromise on performance.
Improved Design on Bag Lip for piGRIP Suction Cups
Piab introduces the next generation of piGRIP® bag lips, known as "BGI". These lips include an internal retainer piece as well as three additional diameter sizes. The bag lips are ideal for handling different types of bag materials, especially hard-to-handle thin bag material, such as plastic film. The six diameter sizes now at 25, 34, 41, 48, 63 & 80 mm provides a larger range of sizes for choosing the exact cup for the handling application.
Beside regular plastic bags for dry food (e.g. chips), the new piGRIP® bag lips were designed to have an excellent grip on stand-up-pouches filled with liquid or dry/wet food/substances. The range of diameter sizes now allows for very small and/or oblong narrow flexible packages (fast-food ketchup packs) to be handled by the smallest 25 mm size. The largest size, 80 mm, addresses the need for handling heavy bags or sacks such as animal feed sacks.
Clippard High Flow Stepper Controlled Proportional Valves
The SCPV incorporates the industry’s most robust and powerful stepper powered linear actuator. This actuator is used to control Clippard’s proven needle valve technology.
Utilizing the industry’s most robust and powerful linear actuator, the high-flow stepper-controlled proportional valves outperform the competition in performance and durability. This valve is ideal in critical applicastinos such as gas delivery, medical, anaylyitcal and industrial automation requiring high resolution, high flow and low hysteresis. In addition, the unique design allows for custom flow profiles when required.
- Medical/Analytical/Industrial Gas Mixing
- Anesthesia Equipment
- Precision Flow Control
- Cuff/Bladder Pressure Control
- Process Flow Control
- Variable Speed Control
- Automation of Needle Valve
Baumer CleverLevel Switches
The really clever alternative to the vibrating fork level switch
Unlike with traditional vibrating fork sensors, with the sensors of the CleverLevle switch, no media remnants or solids are able to accumulate on the sensors. A precise and reliable level detection is thus ensured even under difficult circumstances.
Based on the frequency sweep technology, the CleverLevel LBFS switches are suitable for high-viscosity fluids as well as for solid or liquid media. Their compact sensor tip allows them to be integrated even in small pipes.
Since they are unaffected by turbulence, sedimentation, air bubbles, foam and even by suspended or floating particles, they are suitable for even the most difficult applications.
- Insensitivity to foam, adhesions, flows, turbulences and suspended particles
- Maximum temperature stability and repeat accuracy
- Resistance to shocks and vibrations
Number 1 in the inch class
O300 is the latest addition to the NextGen sensor series. The compact sensor fits even into the tightest spots and provides an unparalleled performance level. O300 is the Baumer approach to the 1-inch dimension which evolved to become international standard in most diverse industries.
- Diffuse sensor with background suppression - precise and extremely color-independent
- SmartReflect - The light barrier without a reflector
- Retro-reflective sensor – the light barrier also for reflective surfaces
Visualize...the ability to see what your barcode reader sees
Cognex DataMan® image-based barcode readers work like cameras; they take digital images of the product as it passes by the barcode reader. Because of this technology, DataMan barcode readers offer users performance feedback. You can view your barcode images live or FTP images of no reads to a server for analysis and process improvement.
Start understanding why you have no reads by getting a visual confirmation of any errors that occur by upgrading to DataMan image-based barcode reading technology.
- Save images of no read for analysis
- Get better process metrics
- Watch the barcode reader live
Learn more by downloading our barcode readers guide >
Achieving high-performance in a compact design network connectable controller a single MSEP can operate both the pulse motor and the servo motor type actuators.
With direct connection with major field networks including DeviceNet, CC-Link, PROFIBUS-DP, MECHATROLINK, CompoNet, EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP, the MSEP features 256 positioning points per axis and the ability to verify current position in real-time.
An absolute position encoder is available, which saves the position data by battery, providing prompt operation without returning to the home position after power off.
- Compact design
- Supports major field metworks
- Supports both the pulse motor and servo motor
- Simple absolute position option
piSAVE optimize – an optimized energy saving product for air-driven vacuum pumps/ejectors in virtually any type of vacuum application is available on the market.
Piab introduces piSAVE optimize, a vacuum controlled proportional pressure regulator. A fully pneumatic device, easy to use and easy to install – actually the perfect pressure regulator for air-driven pumps/ejectors! Why adjust the feed pressure, when the desired vacuum level can be adjusted instead. piSAVE optimize will take care of the rest.
piSAVE optimize senses the vacuum level in the system. The feed pressure of the compressed air to the vacuum pump/ejector is automatically regulated and controlled to maintain the set vacuum level. The vacuum level is kept constant in this manner and the air/energy usage is kept to a minimum for the application (optimized).
The New EcoCup™ creates vacuum without air!
Great for pick-and-place applications of flat, rigid, non-porous parts including: plastic, glass, solar panels, and electronics, as well as other consumer goods with smooth, flat surfaces.
- Ultra-fast actuation
- Noise-free operation
- Easy installation and setup
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Eliminated risk of air-borne contaminants
With the unique combination of hardware features and software tools, the In-Sight 7010 is the ideal out-of-the-box solution for many straightforward vision applications.
In-Sight® 7010 is an entry level vision system developed specifically for inspection tasks where vision sensors are too limited and a standard vision system may not be cost effective. Every aspect of the In-Sight 7010 has been designed to make deploying a vision system easier than ever before:
For production situations requiring regular part changes, or applications that require the vision system to be placed in hard-to-reach spaces.
In-Sight 7010 offers integrated, field-replaceable white lighting as well as four specific color lights to highlight particular parts or features.
Intuitive EasyBuilder® user interface
Power, flexibility and ease-of-use allow you to program solutions for your own vision applications
Small, Compact size; Shaped like an air cylinder and easy to use; many variations to suit your needs, the new Mini ROBO Cylinder have achieved compact sizes by incorporating a newly developed motor and significantly reduced overall length, width and height. Systems that could only use air cylinders due to sizing constraints can now use Mini ROBO Cylinders to improve performance.
The new Mini ROBO Cylinder have achieved compact sizes by incorporating a newly developed motor and significantly reduced overall length, width and height.
2. Shaped and handled easily like air cylinders
Users who are comfortable with the handling and operation of air cylinders can switch to motorized cylinders effortlessly.
3. Wide variations
You can select the model that best suits your specific application from the wide variation of electric actuators.
The benefits of single-use systems can be found throughout biopharmaceutical manufacturing, but whether in an upstream or downstream process, sterility assurance is critical. Innovative connection technology from Colder allows manufacturers to quickly and easily make aseptic connections between single-use bag systems, tube sets and/or stainless process equipment.
Colder Products' Patented Steam-Thru® Connection technology creates a sterile link between pre-sterilized bag systems or tube sets and stainless process equipment. The product’s innovative three-port design maximizes sterility assurance by eliminating “dead legs” and allowing steam to pass directly through the connection to “steam on” to stainless equipment.
The iX Series of operator panels combines impressive visuals with a sturdy, lightweight aluminum construction to create a universal HMI solution. Each unit is equipped with an unlimited runtime version of iX software that features multiple drivers , vector graphics, open platform and enhance HMI functionality.
New Ultra-Compact Motorized Cylinder with 12mm Cross-Section and a body length as short as 60mm. Its high-speed performance with maximum acceleration/deceleration of 1 G and maximum speed of 300 mm/s is highly effective in reducing cycle time in a variety of systems.
The Mini Cylinder RCD easily achieves 3-point positioning and acceleration/deceleration rate adjustments, which are difficult to achieve using air cylinders. Push-motion operation similar to that available with air cylinders is also possible, and the force exerted during a push-motion operation is adjustable. The Mini Cylinder RCD is small enough to replace compact air cylinders used for short-stroke travel, pressing, hoisting and positioning.
Ultra-compact size enables it to replace compact air cylinders
High-speed performance with maximum acceleration/deceleration of 1 G
Maximum speed of 300 mm/s
Capable of 3-point positioning, acceleration rate adjustment, and pressing
Small, tough and very smart...
The In-Sight® 7000 series represents a true revolution in machine vision and features powerful vision tools, faster image capture, the capability to power and control a range of external lighting and enough input/output capacity for virtually any inspection scenario—all in a compact, industrial IP67 package that makes the system ideal for more applications than ever before.
The DataMan 300 series of readers was developed to handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as challenging 1-D linear barcodes and 2-D Data Matrix codes and for indexed or high-speed lines.
Unmatched read rate performance - Flexible lighting and optics - Ease of Deployment
Precise reliable control for medical, analytical & instrumentation
ASCO Numatics Miniature Valve products include a complete line of general service, isolation, pinch, proportional valves, and manifold assemblies for your fluid control requirements. These miniature valves are utilized for the precise and reliable control of liquids and gases in medical equipment, analytical instrumentation, and industrial applications.
ASCO Numatics Miniature Valve Products are assembled and 100% factory tested in an ISO Class 8 equivalent cleanroom.
In addition to their comprehensive catalog product offering, Clayton Engineered Services has the ability to create customized assemblies. Whether you need a minor modification of a catalog product or a complete flow control solution CES can provide the solution.
TOPJOB®S DIN 35 rail-mounted terminal blocks with CAGE CLAMP®S technology are the smallest on the market resulting in a space saving of up to 30 %. The compact size helps minimize costs through the reduction of panel space used, as well as smaller enclosures and junction boxes.
TOPJOB®S also includes disconnect blocks, diode and LED blocks, a variety of fuse terminal blocks, and component plugs.
Simply Smaller: Results in reduction of panel space, smaller enclosures and junction boxes
Simply Push-in: For solid conductors or fine-stranded conductors with ferrules
Simply Jumpered: Features the comb-style jumper system
Simply Tested: Testing has never been easier...using convenient test plug adapter, test plug tap or modular test plugs
The competitively priced ROBO Cylinder IK Series is the multi-axes solution to your automation needs.
In addition to easy set-up and simple software programming, IAI’s high-quality electric actuators are energy efficient and will dramatically reduce your energy bills.
The new IK Series lineup offers many variations and can be easily integrated and prepared to your specific needs. The IK Series is offered in both pulse and servo motors. The ROBO Cylinder IK Series multi-axes kit includes everything needed for fast and easy assembly.
- Increased Productivity
- Wide Variation: Easily integrated and prepared to your specific needs
- Ease of Assembly
- High Functionality and integration with PLCs
- Easy Programming
- Combined with the PCON/PSEL/SCON/SSEL/XSEL controllers, complex programming is made easy.
Clayton Controls is proud to announce that they are now a Carlo Gavazzi distributor partner for their automation products. Carlo Gavazzi automation technology products are separated into 5 groups:
Each product group is designed and manufactured in a centre of excellence to be sure that each individual product is the best in its field. Throughout Carlo Gavazzi, all their products are integrated with each other to provide complete solutions.
The new Cognex DataMan® 8000 Series of readers build on the capabilities of the existing highly successful DataMan industrial handheld readers, which have been the benchmark for industrial direct part mark (DPM) code reading performance since their release.
The DataMan 8000 Series offers three unique capabilities for your industrial environment:
1. First Autofocus in an Industrial Handheld
Reader for More Depth of Field Flexibility
2. Innovative Modular Communications including
Ethernet for Real-Time Part Traceability
3. Cognex Advanced IDMax® Code Reading
Performance for Optimum Read Rates
Introducing the New G3 Fieldbus
The next-generation electronic platform that allows you easy access to connections; it's easy to assemble and install, commission, and maintain. It includes a graphic display for configuration and diagnostics, easy robust connections, and is highly distributable.
The G3 Series product line is a completely modular system. All of the G3 electronic modules plug together, via mechanical clips, allowing easy assembly and field changes.
This makes the system highly distributable. Additional flexibility is incorporated because the same modules can be used in either centralized or distributed applications.
G3 electronics interfaces with Numatics generation 2000 Series, ISO 5599/2 and ISO 15407-2 Series valve lines.
The high performance DataMan 500 fixed-mount barcode reader is powered by a proprietary vision chip technology, Cognex VSoC™ (Vision System on a Chip), providing unmatched barcode reading and ease of use not found in other image-based or laser systems available today.
DataMan 500 reads barcodes at twice the speed of other readers and is so easy to use, and reads codes so well, that it doesn’t have to be positioned optimally to achieve high read rates.
Unmatched read rate performance
Cognex VSoC provides ultra fast autoexposure and image acquisition speeds of up to 1,000 frames/second
Read up to 90 codes per second
Decode the most challenging 1-D and 2-D barcodes with proven 1DMax and 2DMax code-reading technology
Ease of deployment
Fast deployment—just point and read!
Trigger-free reading reduces overall setup costs and deployment time
The power of Cognex VSoC technology minimizes the need for external lighting and precision alignment
High-speed Ethernet communications
Cognex Connect™ communications suite supports EtherNet/IP and PROFINET protocol
Power over Ethernet (POE) eliminates a separate power supply or communication line
Supports RS-232 for integration into legacy systems
Flexible lens options—C-mount lens or a variable focus liquid lens providing maximum depth of field flexibility
Field interchangeable lighting—choose the integrated LED lighting or the high-powered illumination accessory