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COGNEX Corporation, represented by SciTech , has announced the In-Sight 1000C, a low-cost, self-contained machine vision sensor for verifying and sorting parts based on colour.

The new sensor is the latest in Cognex's line of vision sensors, and represents the industry's first colour vision sensor with built-in Ethernet communications.

The In-Sight 1000C is designed to perform a wide range of colour inspection tasks in a number of major industries.

For example, it can be used in the automotive industry to check the colour of heat-treatment marks on engine blocks; in the food and beverage industries to verify the colour of packages; and in the electronics industry to verify the presence of coloured wires and components on printed circuit boards.

The In-Sight 1000C features vision software tools specifically designed for colour image processing and analysis, and a vision spreadsheet interface for fast, easy application set-up without any programming.

Used in conjunction with a colour monitor, the 1000C is able to display colour inspection images, making it easier for operators to monitor parts locally and remotely.

About the size of a standard machine vision camera, the In-Sight 1000C combines all image processing hardware, software, and communications in a rugged, self-contained package.

The fully integrated design significantly reduces the time and expense associated with integrating vision into the production line.

Additionally, the 1000C can be easily integrated with PC-based factory automation devices via Ethernet communications, and with PLCs on the factory floor via DeviceNet, ModBus, and ProfiBus communications.

The In-Sight 1000C is equipped with all vision software tools pre-installed. A number of peripheral accessories are offered, including LED-based lighting modules, an Ethernet panel PC monitor, a DeviceNet Interface Module, expansion I/O, cables, and lens kits.

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