Machine Vision and ID Solutions




Cognex OCRMax
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PatMax RedLine
The fastest pattern matching tool ever

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You need inspection capacity that can keep up with your production rates. Pattern matching is the first step in any machine vision application and usually determines whether the application succeeds or fails.

The In-Sight 5705 with PatMax RedLine performs about six times faster than with PatMax.  The In-Sight 5705 helps you shorten your cycle times so you can perform more inspections and easily handle the demands of your production line.



In-Sight 7010 Autofocus Video

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The rugged In-Sight® 7010 vision system offers integrated autofocus technology for delivering the most accurate and reliable inspections on the fastest production lines in the harshest, most demanding environments.

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In-Sight 7000 Integrated Lighting Video

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The In-Sight 7000 offers integrated lighting to help users solve an infinite number of applications.  

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Explorer Control Center for Vision Systems

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Explorer Control Center displays a graphical view of all Cognex vision systems, ID readers and visualization systems connected to the network.

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White Paper

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10 Reasons to Choose
Image-based ID Reader

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We Can Read It We Can Read It video
Watch to learn about the most advanced technology available for 1D barcode and for 2D Data Matrix code reading. Regardless of the barcode symbology, size, quality, printing method, or surface the codes are marked on, we can read it!











Intelligent Tuning- Video

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Intelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part

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DataMan 300 Robustness Video

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1DMax+™ algorithm, which incorporates groundbreaking new “Hotbars™” technology, and a new 2DMax+™ algorithm

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DataMan 500 Video

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Cognex Cognex home page Cognex

Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation.  Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.  Cognex vision helps improve quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price.



Cognex In-Sight 2000 Vision SensorIn-Sight 2000 Vision Sensors

The In-Sight 2000 Series includes an integrated, high-performance image formation system consisting of field interchangeable lenses and a patent-pending LED ring light that produces even, diffuse illumination across the entire image and eliminates the need for costly external lighting. Lenses and a variety of colored lights can be easily swapped out as needed to meet application requirements.

Together with the In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder® interface, which provides a fast, step-by-step application setup, the In-Sight 2000 series allows even novice users to achieve extremely reliable inspection performance in nearly any production environment. In-Sight 2000 series vision sensors can also be configured for in-line and right-angle mounting installation.

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Vision Systems

Cognex In-Sight® vision systems are unmatched in their ability to inspect, identify and guide parts. These self-contained, industrial grade vision systems combine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisition and processing. Best of all, configuring and deploying an In-Sight vision system has never been easier.

In-Sight 7000 Series

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.

In-Sight 7000 more Smarter Tools
In-Sight 7000 users can rely on proven In-Sight measurement, location and inspection vision tools and the flexible EasyBuilder® environment.  New tools include OCRMax™ for optical character reading and verification applications. OCRMax gives In-Sight the power to achieve the highest read rates.

Faster Image Capture
The In-Sight 7000 delivers the highest acquisition speeds available with In-Sight with a maximum of over 100 image captures per second

Lighting Power and Control
The In-Sight 7000  has the capability to power and control specialized lighting directly which eliminates the need for external power supplies.

Expanded Input/Output Capacity
With three input and three output connections, the In-Sight 7000  has sufficient capacity to meet the needs associated with virtually any inspection application.

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In-Sight 5000 more In-Sight 5000 Series

The unprecedented vision power and extreme ruggedness of the best-selling In-Sight 5000 Series is helping thousands of manufacturers around the world improve productivity, ensure product quality and lower manufacturing costs.

In-Sight 5000 models to choose from:

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In-Sight 5705 & 5705C 5 Mega Pixel Vision Systems

Cognex In-Sight 5705 learn more The In-Sight 5705 series offers high performance with high resolution making it the fastest 5MP self contained vision system in the world. The In-Sight 5705 color follows making it the only standalone 5 MP color vision system in the world! Both systems support Gigabit Ethernet and the new blazing fast PatMax® Redline™ tool.

Faster image filters on an In-Sight 5705
Full image speed is significantly higher with the In-Sight 5705 Series- seven times faster running the closed filter and the edge magnitude filter than a two megapixel system. In practical terms, it’s over half a second faster. This dramatic speed increase reduces cycle times or allows more time for running more detailed inspections.

In-Sight 5705C: True 24-bit color processing
True Color Filtering and easy-to-use Color ID and Color Extraction tools make color inspections easier than ever. Setting up and performing color inspections using these tools requires simple selection of a color region and then color training.

There is no need to understand R-G-B values or other complicated machine vision concepts. The In-Sight 5705C offers color image filtering in addition to grayscale filtering and allows you to train multiple color models using the color library to identify which color the target part is.

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In-Sight Micro more In-Sight Micro

Make it small. Make it smart. Make it easy. Make it colorful! Cognex has achieved all of this and more with the next-generation In-Sight® Micro vision system. In-Sight Micro packs an entire vision system into an amazingly small package measuring just 30mm x 30mm x 60mm—the size of a remote head camera.

World's smallest stand-alone 5MP vision system

The In-Sight Micro 8405 is an ultra-compact 5MP (megapixel) vision system that is a perfect option for integrating into small spaces. The small form factor features Power over Ethernet to minimize cabling and offers high speed communication with Gigabit Ethernet so the In-Sight 8405 truly goes where no vision system has gone before. This model offers a large field of view as well as high resolution and optimized vision tools to ensure no sacrifice in speed and performance.

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In-Sight 500 Vision System

Accelerated image acquisition for inspection on ultra-high speed manufacturing processes

The In-Sight® 500 vision system is a high-performance, fixed-mount vision system, packaged in a rugged, IP65-rated housing. The In-Sight 500 vision system boosts an accelerated acquisition implementation which enables the system to acquire partial images up to 500 frames per second (fps).In-Sight 500 more

Powered by Cognex VSoC™
The In-Sight 500 vision system is powered by a proprietary vision chip technology, Cognex VSoC™ (Vision System on a Chip), which enables the system to process images at up to 500 fps with windowed acquisition.

High speed, simple vision inspection
The In-Sight 500 vision system achieves speeds of 100fps at the full 1024 x 768 pixels of resolution and 200fps at 640 x 480. What’s more, In-Sight 500 provides the ability to further window an acquired image which can accelerate the acquisition to as high as 500 fps.

Inspection using blobs, histogram, edges at higher acquisition speeds
In-Sight 500 can acquire images while simultaneously processing applications at 500 fps. Its fast acquisition speed and powerful processor make this vision system ideal for applications requiring relatively simple inspection applications.

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In-Sight Explorer

The In-Sight® Explorer spreadsheet view provides a robust, flexible and efficient way to configure the vision tools and handle the data created from a vision application. Drag and drop vision tools and graphics palette along with menu-driven tool property sheets makes job configuration simpler.In-Sight Explorer

Ease-of-use – Ease-of-use is built into the heart of In-Sight vision systems starting with easy to use but powerful vision tools.

Round Tripping  – One can use the ease of EasyBuilder and power of the spreadsheet with the flexibility of round tripping back and forth.

The EasyBuilder® interface - walks you through the process of setting up your vision application, step by step.

Cognex In-Sight Explorer

In-Sight Explorer Version 4.9 Released

New In-Sight software release features advanced defect detection.In-Sight Explorer 4.9 release

Key enhancements in this release include:

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download datasheet DS1000 3D Laser Profiler

The DS1000 3D sensor optimizes product quality by providing three-dimensional inspection of your products. Compact and industrially designed for even the harshest factory environment, this displacement sensor also includes industry-leading Cognex machine vision software with powerful 2D and 3D toolsets.

Displacement sensor inspects and measures in 3D

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ID ProductsID Overview

Cognex is the world leader of image-based ID readers and is the only company that can support all of your 1D barcode and 2D code reading requirements. Cognex DataMan® ID readers can read 1D code symbologies such as UPC, PDF and postal codes, 2D code symbologies such as Data Matrix and QR, or a mix of barcode and 2D codes simultaneously.


DataMan 50 1-D Barcode Readers

A giant breakthrough in small barcode readers
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The DataMan® 50L is a new compact barcode reader designed for 1-D oriented barcode reading. Small in size but exceptional in barcode reading performance, the DataMan® 50L measures just 23.5mm x 27mm x 43.5mm and features an IP65-rated housing. It is ideal for mounting in very tight spaces on production lines and in machinery. The DataMan 50 is equipped with Hotbars™, a proprietary image-analysis technology that delivers the highest read rates in the industry.

Unmatched read rate performance
With proprietary Hotbars™ technology, the DataMan 50L has the highest read rates of 1-D linear barcodes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height, or low contrast.

No moving parts
Unlike laser scanners, the DataMan 50L contains no moving parts that can wear out and require replacement, providing a longer effective product life.

No read analysis
The ability to analyze “no reads” by letting the user see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor or through image archiving.

DataMan 50 1-D Barcode Reader

DataMan® 60 Compact Barcode Reader

Cognex DataMan 60L Compact barcode reader more The DataMan® 60L is a new series of compact barcode readers designed for 1-D oriented barcode reading.  Small in size but exceptional in barcode reading performance, it is ideal for mounting in very tight spaces on production lines and in machinery.

The DataMan 60 reader is equipped with Hotbars™, a proprietary image-analysis technology that delivers the highest read rates in the industry, bringing the premium Cognex barcode reading technology to single-line laser scanner arena.  The DataMan product line is designed with no moving parts, increasing effective product life and potentially decreasing maintenance costs!

DataMan 60 Barcode Reader

DataMan 100/200

The DataMan 100 Series readers offer industry-leading reading performance in a small product size with USB and RS-232 communication options.

The DataMan 200 Series readers offer industry-leading reading performance in a small product size with Ethernet connectivity for real time tracking, image download, data transfer and effortless plant integration.

Cognex DataMan 100 & 200 ID Readers

learn more DataMan 150/260

The DataMan 150/260 readers are fully configurable to meet the demand of ID applications today. The DataMan 150 can be configured as a RS-232 or USB device, while the DataMan 260 is an Ethernet based reader. Each can be configured as a straight through or right angle device, and have various lighting and lensing options, including band pass and polarization filters.

The DataMan 150/260 readers feature Cognex’s best-in-class algorithms, 2DMax with PowerGrid™ and 1DMax with HotBars II™. The DataMan 150/260 readers will be available in various models giving them the ability to handle the broad range of codes found in the field today, from printed labels to hard to read DPM marks.

learn more The DataMan 150/260 readers are configurable to meet a wide variety of applications, including field configurable lensing and lighting options, and configuration as a straight or right-angle device, reducing the overall footprint of the reader.

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DataMan 300 Barcode ReaderDataMan 300 more

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

Decode the most challenging 1-D and 2-D barcodes with enhanced1DMax+™ and 2DMax+™ code-reading algorithms

2DMax+™ algorithm reads DPM codes no matter the mark type or surface

1DMax+ with Hotbars™ technology provides higher read rates of damaged
1-D linear barcodes at a faster pace than ever before

Flexible lighting and optics

DataMan 300 lightingControllable, field interchangeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring the highest read rates of DPM codes

Flexible lens options—C-Mount lens, S-Mount or a variable focus liquid lens to provide maximum depth of field flexibility

Ease of deployment

DataMan 300 ConnectionsIntelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part

Cognex Connect™ communications suite supports industrial protocols

Cognex DataMan 300 Barcode Reader


DataMan 500 Logistics Bar Code Reader

The DataMan 500 is an advanced barcode reader that combines the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and cost of laser scanners for your postal, parcel and package sorting operations.DataMan 500 more

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DataMan 503

DataMan®  503 represents an expansion of Cognex’s award-winning line of image-based barcode readers for logistics, postal, and retail distribution applications. With the highest read rates in the industry, performance feedback, and no moving parts, the advanced DataMan 503 is suited for most challenging barcode reading applications and will change the industry’s perception of what can be accomplished with a barcode reader.DataMan 503 more

The DataMan 503 is particularly well-suited for applications that have high speeds, wide belt widths, or large variations in package height.

Key DataMan 503 applications include:

The DataMan 503 includes all of the DataMan features that have set Cognex barcode readers apart, including:

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DataMan 8050 Series more information

High Speed 1-D/2-D Handheld Barcode Reader
DataMan 8050 barcode readers bring Cognex’s patented algorithms to a new, lightweight industrial handheld platform.  DataMan 8050 reads 1-D and 2-D barcodes with incredible speed every time even if it’s damaged, smudged, scuffed or poorly marked.  And, at an economical price point.

Modular Design Easily Adapts to Meet Your Needs
With field interchangeable communications modules, one reader can be configured to meet specific communication needs. Available with both corded and wireless modules.

Rugged Industrial Design
The DataMan 8050 barcode reader is constructed to handle the harshest environments.  Other industrial features include: lanyard hook for easy retractor mounting, bright centralized aimer for clear targeting, loud beeper and indicator lights provide operator feedback.

more information 1DMax+ with HOTBARS enables the DataMan 8050 to decode the most challenging 1-D barcodes quickly and easily, at more angles and in any orientation.

Class-leading 2-D algorithms read many 2-D symbologies including: DataMatrix, QR, PDF417, MaxiCode and Aztec.

Cognex DataMan 8050 Industrial Handheld ID Reader


DataMan 8600 Series

DataMan® 8600 series image-based ID readers provide the world’s most advanced barcode reading technology for decoding DPM, 2-D and 1-D codes of varying sizes, quality and marking or printing methods. These handheld DPM barcode readers are designed for the harshest factory floor environments.

more information Equipped with an advanced imaging system and patented flexible lighting technology, the DataMan 8600 series of barcode readers decode the most challenging Direct Part Mark (DPM) barcodes on the widest variety of surfaces. And, the modular communication design supports Ethernet with Industrial Protocols as well as corded and wireless modules to ensure the DataMan 8600 series of readers are ready to meet your application communication requirements.

Cognex’s most powerful algorithms, 2DMax+ ™ and 1DMax+™ with Hotbars,™ enable the DataMan 8600 series image-based readers to decode the most challenging DPM barcodes in the most demanding industrial conditions.

DataMan 8600 Series


DataMan 9500 Series

Handheld Code Reader with Mobile Computer: Industry-leading DataMan® DPM (direct part mark) reading technology is now available on a mobile computer

The DataMan 9500 mobile computer was specifically designed for the rugged conditions of the factory floor yet is small and lightweight enough to fit comfortably in the hand with easy-to-use ergonomic controls.

DataMan 9500 more This industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading DPM (direct part mark) codes in applications where operators need to read and view code data but cannot be stationed at a terminal or PC.  Mobile code reading applications include subassembly rework, repair/maintenance, inventory management, process tracking and more.

Unmatched Code Reading Performance

Wi-Fi Communications

Connect directly to factory networks via 802.11 a/b/g protocols on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for real-time wireless communication.

Cognex DataMan 9500 Mobile Computer and Code Reader

DataMan 8000 Series Handheld Readers

The rugged DataMan 8000 Series of readers offers the industry’s most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld industrial ID reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.

DataMan 8000 more The DataMan 8000 Series also features patented IDMax code reading software technology for optimum read rates. 

The DataMan 8000 wireless readers include a DataMan 8x00 handheld reader, an Intelligent Base Station, a Wireless Modular Communication Slide-in Module and a Rechargeable Battery.

Intelligent baseThe Intelligent Base Station communicates with a host via USB, RS-232 and Ethernet with Industrial Protocols for Ethernet/IP and PROFINET.

The Intelligent Base Station features a spare battery charging slot with LED indicator, uses standard cables for Ethernet, USB and RS-232 and can be powered via PoE or 24V power supply. The new wireless reader provides a long working range-up to 100m -with a large memory capacity for reading codes when offline or out of range

Modular Connectivity

Modular connectivityThe DataMan 8000 Series of ID readers innovative modular connectivity means that you can upgrade from RS/232/USB to Industrial Ethernet with field exchangeable interface modules to modify the initial installation when your communication requirements change!

Cognex DataMan 8000 Series Handheld Readers

DataMan 8600V Handheld Verifier

DataMan 860V more information DataMan 8600V Series Verifiers deliver a portable and compliant handheld verifier with superior ease of use and cost effectiveness. This enables manufacturers to perform verification on the factory floor, rather than at a remote or fixed verification station.

The DataMan 8600V is both a calibrated AIM-DPM verifier and a handheld barcode reader in one device. The 8600V is available in corded USB, RS-232 or Ethernet versions, and comes with a snap on 8600 Stand-Off accessory that allows the verifier to maintain a fixed distance and controlled 30 degree angle lighting relative to the Data Matrix code.

Calibration of the 8600V simply involves imaging the supplied calibration card and utilizing the easy to use DataMan Setup Tool Software. Code Quality Metrics can be viewed within the DataMan SW and can also be sent out in a PDF report for storage.

The DataMan 8600V features the same modular communication design of the entire DataMan 8000 series and is available with field-exchangeable corded communication modules.

DataMan 8600V Verifier

DataMan VerifiersVerifiers more

DataMan Verifiers ensure Data Matrix Code quality and contract compliance.  In addition to breakthrough code reading, there are DataMan® products for every step of the direct part marking (DPM) process, including quality verification, and data validation.

Easy-to-use and reliable DataMan products enable quality control solutions for applications that require the highest read rates for 2D Data Matrix codes—critical to product traceability.

Cognex DataMan Verifiers


Vision Sensor

The Checker® Vision Sensor is an award winning all-in-one vision sensor with built in camera, processor, lighting, optics and I/O capable of detecting and inspecting up to 6,000 parts per minute–all in an industrial IP67 enclosure small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces.

The Checker® 4G Series offers the same powerful and easy to use setup Checker is known for plus Ethernet networking for remote setup and monitoring, PLC communication through EtherNet/IP and PROFINET and the ability to save images of every inspection to an FTP server.Checker more

Cognex Vision Sensors

SensorView more


High Performance Vision Sensor Inspections:

NO PC Required!

The SensorView™ 2 smart display from Cognex gives production managers the power to create, edit and monitor vision sensor activity without the need for a PC. With integrated part detection, lighting, I/O and job change, Checker 4G is the easy and affordable way to verify the products you manufacture.

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VisionView® is ideal for monitoring and controlling In-Sight® vision systems and DataMan® 200 industrial ID systems on the factory floor, and allows operator controls specific to the application.

VisionView 900 Operator Interface PanelVisionView 900 more

The VisionView 900 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. Nine-inch touch screen gives total control during run-time operation. The LAN port allows you to connect a PC for setup or use with an external switch to connect up to nine systems. Two USB ports facilitate your ability to save failed images for further analysis without interrupting your throughput.

VisionView PC more VisionView PC

Monitor and control the vision application with a licensed version of the VisionView software that can run on your PC.

The VisionView PC software has all of the VisionView features while providing the flexibility of using your own choice of PC and monitor.

VisionView VGA more VisionView VGA

Your vision application may also be monitored and controlled by the VisionView interface by connecting larger size VGA monitors via the VisionView VGA adapter.

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.

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