“As deep learning gains a foothold in the factory, we are seeing that many applications require more than just traditional vision or deep learning alone – they need both for the best solution”, said Joerg Kuechen, Sr. Vice President of Vision Products. “The new VisionPro makes it easier for users to leverage the full range of powerful Cognex vision technology to address new and increasingly complex vision challenges”.
On the hardware side, the High Speed Steerable Mirror is a patented technology designed for use with the DataMan® 470 barcode reader that supports the large field of view applications with a single compact system.
The new steerable mirror attachment expands DataMan’s field of view both vertically and horizontally, giving 3MP and 5MP barcode readers a resolution greater than a 50MP sensor. Coupled with the latest in liquid lens technology, this system can both change field-of-view and depth of focus. A single DataMan system can now be used for pallet scanning, aggregation, and other large area applications that previously required high-resolution PC-vision or multiple fixed-mount sensors.
The steerable mirror arrives preassembled to the front of a DataMan 470. The unit is configured using a built-in web-based setup wizard, allowing operators to deploy an application in five minutes or less. The user enters their application specifications, and the wizard automatically calculates the optimal scanning pattern, ensuring the highest read rates in the shortest cycle times.
“The High Speed Steerable Mirror changes the game for large area applications that typically require a multi-reader solution”, said Matt Moschner, Cognex’s Sr. Director of ID Products. “Now, e-commerce and logistics companies can get up and running more quickly, and achieve the same high accuracy scanning results with lower maintenance costs”.