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Leading Technology

Leading Technology

Cognex Leading Technology

Patented Vision and Barcode Reading Technologies

Cognex pioneered some of the earliest commercial applications for machine vision with its vision and barcode reading technology. Today, companies around the world rely on Cognex technology to guide assembly, automate inspection, and speed production and distribution. Our patented algorithms produce solutions for diverse applications in virtually all manufacturing and logistics industry sectors.


Industry-Leading Machine Vision and Barcode Reading Technologies

Patmax Object Location

The industry gold standard for part and feature location provides accuracy and repeatability

IDMax and IDQuick

Powerful 1-D and 2-D barcode reading for DPM and label-based identification

1DMax with Hotbars

Omnidirectional barcode reading optimized for damaged or distorted 1-D codes

2DMax with PowerGrid

Advanced algorithms read 2-D codes with defective quiet zones, finder and clocking patterns

Deep Learning-Based Image Analysis

Cognex ViDi Suite combines AI with vision software to solve complex inspections, part location, classification, and OCR


Font-trainable OCR and OCV tool accurately reads low-contrast or unevenly spaced characters

SurfaceFX Feature Extraction

Isolates raised or embossed features for accurate inspections of stamped text and codes

Advanced Color Tools

24-bit color resolution extracts and matches 16 million color variations for sortation and inspection

In-Sight Explorer with EasyBuilder

Intuitive configuration environment guides users through a step-by-step setup process

Cognex Connect

Supports the complete set of standard networking protocols to easily integrate vision systems and barcode readers

Cognex Explorer Control Center

Unique utility displays all Cognex products connected to your network

TestRun Validation Utility

Refines, tests and verifies inspection results automatically for increased confidence in inspection results

Liquid Lens Technology

Liquid lens autofocus system responds quickly and eliminates the need to open the reader and touch the lens

Xpand Technology

Expands barcode reader field of view by over 50% while maintaining read rates


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