Cognex Corporation, of Natick, Massachusetts, has announced a new option to deliver its VisionView operator interface to third-party CE panels. VisionView CE software can now be licensed and installed directly onto Rockwell Automation and Siemens CE panels, allowing end users to use existing equipment and thereby reducing monitor clutter.
February 8, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Cognex Corporation, of Natick, Massachusetts, has announced a new option to deliver its VisionView operator interface to third-party CE panels.
VisionView CE software can now be licensed and installed directly onto Rockwell Automation and Siemens CE panels, allowing end users to use existing equipment and thereby reducing monitor clutter.
In addition to supporting VisionView CE software to run on Rockwell and Siemens CE panels, a new software release, VisionView 1.4, adds the functionality to support filtered images, the ability to view the failed image next to the current image, additional touch screen drivers for the VisionView VGA model and Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit support.
“VisionView CE software now offers users seamless integration with factory floor HMIs (human machine interface) by allowing them to run VisionView on their own Rockwell and Siemens CE panels,” says Bhaskar Banerjee, business unit manager for Vision Systems. “The addition of the VisionView CE software model to the product line, as well as the additional software upgrades, makes VisionView the most powerful tool for monitoring and controlling vision applications directly from the factory floor.”
VisionView users now have a choice of four different platforms:
1. VisionView CE. The new VisionView CE software option offers all the standard VisionView features and enables operators to view their applications using their existing Rockwell or Siemens CE panels. VisionView CE offers higher performance and ability to support larger screens while reducing additional monitor clutter;
2. VisionView PC. The VisionView PC software has all the standard VisionView features while providing the flexibility of using your own choice of PC and monitor;
3. VisionView VGA. VisionView VGA provides the flexibility by allowing “control room” viewing of images and results without being limited by the size of the display. The VisionView VGA adapter supports VGA displays of different resolutions, as well as touch screen displays;
4. VisionView 700. The VisionView 700 is a powerful, low-cost operator interface panel that provides password-protected user control to adjust vision tool parameters and regions of interest without requiring a PC on your factory floor.
New features in VisionView 1.4 include:
The new VisionView CE software, and the new VisionView 1.4 software, are available now. For more information, or to download a free trial version of VisionView 1.4, visit www.cognex.com/visionview.
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can “see.” Cognex vision sensors are used in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. As the world leader in the machine vision industry, Cognex has shipped more than 500,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout Canada and the U.S., Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.