Cognex adds CC-Link network connectivity to In-Sight

Cognex adds CC-Link network connectivity to In-Sight

Cognex In-Sight® vision systems are unmatched in their ability to inspect, identify and guide parts. These self-contained, industrial grade vision systems combine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisition and processing. Configuring and deploying an In-Sight vision system has never been easier now that CC-link has been added to Cognex Connect.

Cognex Connect includes support for CC-Link and other major open-standard Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus communications protocols enabling trouble-free connection to PLCs and a wide range of automation devices from Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Siemens and other manufacturers.

The In-Sight family includes the Micro Series – The world’s smallest all-in-one vision systems also deliver world-class performance, and the top selling In-Sight 5000 Series-Providing users with unprecedented vision power and extreme ruggedness. Together they are helping thousands of manufacturers around the world improve productivity, ensure product quality and lower manufacturing costs.

An CC-Link I/O Expansion Unit provides easy connection of In-Sight systems to power, acquisition triggers, outputs, and serial devices. I/O Expansion Modules increase the number of I/O points available to In-Sight systems, and provide full RS232 handshaking.

The module combines a CC-Link interface, PoE injector, eight discrete inputs and outputs, and Ethernet and serial communication ports in one low-cost device.

In-Sight is supported by a wide range of easy to use configuration and communication tools including: EasyBuilder program free configuration software with CC-Link tools;
Cognex Connect communications suite; The VisionView operator display panels, and the Cognex vision tool application library.

o CC-Link interface enables In-Sight vision systems to communicate directly with Mitsubishi PLCs without requiring ladder logic
o Power over Ethernet port provides communications and power to the In-Sight Micro vision system, via a built-in PoE injector. (User supplies 24 VDC to the I/O module.)
o Eight discrete inputs and eight discrete outputs support either NPN or PNP
o Wiring terminals for the trigger and two high speed outputs are available
o Standard RJ45 Ethernet port to connect the In-Sight Micro vision system to a programmer’s PC or a network.
o RS-232 port for serial communications (hardware handshaking supported).
o DIN rail mountable
o LED status indicators for all I/O and module status
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About the CLPA
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international organisation with over 1,500 member companies worldwide. The partners’ common objective is promotion and technical development of the family of CC-Link open network technologies. Over 1,100 certified products are now available from over 240 manufacturers. CC-Link is the leading industrial fieldbus in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the Americas. The European headquarters is in Germany, with offices throughout the continent.

Editor Contact

DMA Europa Ltd: Bob Dobson
Tel: +44 (0)1798 861677 Fax: +44 (0)1299 403092

Company Contact

CLPA Europe: John Browett
Tel: +44-(0)776 833 8708 Fax: +49 (0)2102 532 9740

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