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Cognex Checker 4G series now with Ethernet networking capability

26 January 2011

Cognex Corporation has added the Checker 4G Series to its line of vision sensors, which now 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. The user can configure the device as a presence or measurement sensor to inspect and error proof his or her manufacturing process.

The Checker 4G Series is available in both high speed and high resolution models. Features include:
• Integrated lighting, optics and I/O in an Industrial IP67 housing
• Remote setup and display via a PC
• Patented part detection technology
• Inspects multiple part features for presence or correct dimension
• EtherNet/IP industrial protocol with RSLogix500 Add-On-Profile
• Profinet industrial protocol
• Image storage to FTP server
• Logic for custom outputs
• Up to 32 job changes
• Up to four discrete outputs
• Encoder based part tracking
• Coloured lens filters

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