Proven Quality at High Speed

Cognex_8405_InHand_Right_VideoManufacturing is a really crowded field. And we’re not even talking about the competition. Many factories are very crowded places where manufacturers who are trying to keep their costs down make the absolute most of the real estate they must pay for. The challenge is when a more efficient way of doing things comes along, and the carefully constructed labyrinth of equipment needs to be adjusted to accommodate the new process or technology.

In such a case, smaller is almost always better. And when you’re talking about manufacturing, as long as you maintain your quality and efficiency standards, faster is also almost always better. Enter the new, tiny In-Sight® Micro 8000 series – a new family of ultra-compact, stand-alone smart camera vision systems that deliver proven industry-leading vision tool performance at PC speeds.

The small size combined with Power over Ethernet (PoE) minimizes cabling and allows the vision system to integrate into tight or hard-to-reach machinery at any spot on the production line. Using the reinvented PatMax RedLine pattern matching, the 8000 series reduces cycles times and increases throughput while maintaining inspection accuracy.

Watch the In-Sight 8405 in action to find out more.

Pick-Up or Delivery?

MiR200Worry-free, never-get-lost, in-plant logistics – No need to hire a smarter delivery intern with this safe and smart transportbot.  It never stops at the water cooler, and you can deliver documents, boxes of documents, parts or whatever you can think of… because it can pull over 1,100 lbs – much more than the delivery intern.

The newly released MiR200 effectively, quickly and cost-effectively automates transport tasks anywhere in your plant, freeing up employees for higher value activities. This transportbot safely moves around people and obstacles and can be easily programmed from your smartphone, tablet or computer – no prior programming experience needed.

The updated robot features customizable dashboards, easier mapping and robot task creation, responsive web design and comprehensive browser support. The MiR200 transports payloads up to 440 lbs. (220 kg) and tows carts up to 1,102 lbs. (500 kg). Top modules can be customized to fit bins, racks, lifts, conveyors or even collaborative robot arms, making it highly flexible for any task that would have required employees to spend time making deliveries or pushing carts.

There is no need to alter your facility or hire engineers to operate the mobile robot. Companies with no prior experience can program the robot themselves and alter its deployment as their business evolves. Built-in sensors and cameras enable the MiR200 to identify its surroundings and travel the most efficient route to its destination. By putting the new MiR200 to work in your facility, you can eliminate excess material flow bottlenecks and increase productivity with an ROI in as little as one year – even in very dynamic environments.

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