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Hotbars™ image analysis technology

A new foundation for
1-D barcode reading

Hotbars HotBars

Hotbars is a significant innovation in the fundamental image analysis methods used to read barcodes.  The result of a two-year R&D effort, Hotbars technology combines with Cognex-led advances in image formation to enable DataMan® ID readers to outperform traditional laser scanners in the most demanding applications











































































Cognex PatMax RedLine Feature Location Technology

Cognex PatMax Redline technologyCognex 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.

PatMax Redline


piCOMPACT®23 Revolutionizes Air Drive Vacuum Pumps

piCOMPACT23piCOMPACT®23 is the latest in a line of Piab vacuum generators that provides outstanding performance and quality. The new design increases uptime in your vacuum system to achieve more reliability. By working at a lower feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate of the compressed air, the COAX® ejectors reduce energy consumption while increasing productivity and reliability. piCOMPACT®23 is ideal for medium or larger vacuum systems, such as palletizing of boxes and loading, sorting, transfer and unloading of different sheet materials.  By offering an increased vacuum flow, piCOMPACT®23 ejectors strengthen product grip to increase pickup speed, minimize product damage and reduce waste. piCOMPACT®23 also allows faster release of products from the suction cups onto the production line for efficiency gains.

Using Piab's unique COAX® cartridges, the world's smallest multistage vacuum ejector, the piCOMPACT®23 provides three times more vacuum flow than similar products. This reduces energy consumption by 30-50 percent compared with traditional ejectors, resulting in substantial sustainability benefits as well as energy and cost savings.


Gocator 2880 3D Smart Profile Sensor

LMI Gocator 2880 download datasheet The Gocator 2880 is a highly networkable scanner, featuring an all new built-in dual camera design that provides fast and complete data aquisition for large surface areas with irregular shapes and textures. And, the Gocator 2280's compact IP67-rated industrial housing means it has a small footprint and durable frame, making it easy to fit into existing systems and an ideal quality control solution for the demanding physical conditions of factory floors in industries such as wood and packaging. 

Gocator 2880 datasheet


piCOMPACT All-in-one Ejector Unit

piCOMPACT ejector piCOMPACT Video Amazing uptime with the world’s fastest integrated controls ejector

piCOMPACT™ will give your customers amazing uptime with the world’s fastest integrated controls ejector. piCOMPACT™ is ideal for electronics, semiconductor, plastics, metal, small packaging, pick and place, robotic integration and the wood industry.
piCOMPACT™ is an ejector family with integrated controls, so called compact or ”all-in-one” ejector unit. It is a stackable platform with the possibility to mount several units in the same manifold and have common pneumatic and electrical connections.

The intelligent Energy-Saving (ES) function effectively turns off the compressed air usage when set vacuum level is achieved. An additional feature connected to the ES function, ACM, eliminates the issue of "motor-boating", where the vacuum generator cycles on and off repeatedly in case of leakage. ACM automatically senses if ES is needed or not. It can also be used for monitoring when it is time to replace worn out suction cups. With integrated direct operating bullet valves for on/off and blow-off as part of the complete piCOMPACT™ package, reliability, uptime and speed of operation can be ensured.

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opto 22Change the Way You Think about HMIs 

groov is all you need to build effective HMIs you can use from any device, anywhere

groov provides a simpler way to build your HMI with easy setup, rapid development, responsive design, and fast changes. All gadgets are designed for use with both keyboard/mouse and touchscreen.
groov overview

You can start building your interface in Desktop/Tablet view or in Handheld view and easily switch views and move gadgets around as needed. 

Everything scales automatically to fit on a larger or smaller screen: gadgets, buttons, labels, text, webcam video images, everything. Minimum sizes are built in for Handheld, so gadgets will never be too small to see or manipulate on your phone. 

With groov you can run data from other systems, like Allen-Bradley PLCs and Modbus/TCP systems-through a SNAP PAC controller and build HMIs.

groov has just three main components:

groov boxgroov Box
 A self-contained, industrially hardened, web-serving appliance.

 - Two gigabit Ethernet interfaces
 -  One wireless LAN 802.11n 
 -  USB & SD card for upgrades, backup, and restore 

groov Buildgroov Build
The browser-based software you use to build operator interfaces.

 -  Runs in your web browser (like Firefox or Chrome)
 -  No software to install No plugins (no Java, no Silverlight, no Flash) 
 -  No tag limits

groov Viewgroov View
The interface you've built, that users can view on just about any web-enabled device.

 -  Log in on a device with a modern web browser
 -  Monitor and control your system or equipment from anywhere
 -  No user or device limits; no keys; no user fees 



PS3000 Series: Standard Industrial PCs

 A new line of performance PCs with advanced data protection!

PS3000 The Pro-face PS3000 Series of Industrial PCs offer a variety of display, connectivity and data protection options. Offered as a node box or with 8.4", 12.1", or 15" displays, the PS3000 Series is available in the size you need.  Cool-running Intel Celeron M or Pentium M CPUs provide the processing power needed to run today's demanding applications.

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