“汽车行业早已使用视觉机器人，但是最近康耐视公司推出的视觉传感器在成本，简单使用以及可靠性方面的突破使得其他行业开始广泛使用视觉机器人。”康耐视公司主席兼CEO Robert J. Shillman博士表示，“In-Sigh视觉传感器设计以最低的价格为机器人应用提供最佳性能，除了该视觉传感器高度耐用性，还可以使用康耐视PatMax®软件，在部件方向，尺寸和外形变化的情况下高精度的定位和确认部件。PatMax软件工具使In-Sight视觉传感器成为众多工业应用的首选，现在，该视觉传感器也将很快成为机器人视觉指导的标准。”
[COLOR=#708090]COGNEX VISION SENSORS SELECTED BY LEADING JAPANESE INDUSTRIAL ROBOT MANUFACTURER
NATICK, MA, April 16, 2007——Cognex Corporation （NASDAQ: CGNX）, the world‘s leading supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, announced today that a major Japanese supplier of industrial robots has standardized on Cognex In-Sight® vision sensors for their 3-axis and SCARA robots.
The manufacturer will produce certain robot models with the In-Sight sensor integrated directly into the robot, and other models will be provided with specially designed firmware to optimize direct connection between In-Sight and the robot‘s controller. This partnership is expected to generate more than $300,000 in annual revenue for Cognex.
Vision-guided robots offer manufacturers increased flexibility and significant cost savings by eliminating the need for part fixturing, making it possible for a variety of different items to be manufactured on the same assembly line. This “mass customization” enables manufacturers to customize products very efficiently, without the need for a dedicated line for each version of the product.
“Industries such as automobile manufacturing have long used vision-guided robots, but recent breakthroughs in cost, ease of use, and reliability by Cognex have led to wider acceptance by other industries,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Cognex‘s Chairman and CEO. “In-Sight is designed to provide the best possible performance for robotic applications at the lowest possible price. In addition to its extraordinary ruggedness, In-Sight comes with the option to use Cognex PatMax® software, which can locate and identify parts with extremely high accuracy, despite variations in orientation, size and appearance. Software tools such as PatMax have made In-Sight the preferred choice for many industrial applications, and now, with this win, In-Sight should soon become the standard for robot guidance, too.”
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. Cognex is the world‘s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 350,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2 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 North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.[/COLOR]