Vision Sensor with Ethernet Easily Integrates Into Factory Networks
Wed, 02/09/2011 - 11:14am
Cognex Corporation announced the addition of the Checker 4G Series to its line of vision sensors. This vision sensor offers the same setup offered by the company’s Checker devices, and it adds Ethernet networking for remote setup and monitoring, PLC communication through EtherNet/IP and PROFINET and the ability to save inspection images to an FTP server. It allows the user to configure the sensor as a presence sensor or measurement sensor to inspect and error proof his manufacturing process. Presence sensors verify that features are present. Measurement sensors verify that features are the correct height, width and/or diameter. In either mode, there is no limit to the number of part features that a single Checker can “check”. With patented part detection technology, these sensors are also able to detect and inspect over 6,000 parts per minute in varying positions along the production line.