Vision Sensors speed inspection time.

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In-Sight® 5600 Series includes standard, 640 x 480 resolution model as well as 2 megapixel, 1,600 x 1,200 models that perform in high-speed applications. All units have IP67 rating to withstand dust and washdown without accessory enclosure. Library of advanced vision software is provided for inspection, identification, measurement, and alignment tasks.



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Cognex Introduces World's Fastest Vision Sensors



In-Sight 5600 accelerates vision-sensor performance with unmatched speed and resolution

Natick, MA, April 10, 2007-Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, today announced In-Sight® 5600, the world's fastest vision sensor. In-Sight 5600 vision sensors offer the same rugged design and outstanding performance as the In-Sight 5400 series, but with twice the processing speed and memory to perform inspections at line rates no other vision sensors can match.

"Since their introduction, In-Sight 5000 series vision sensors have helped many manufacturers achieve significant improvements in productivity, quality and cost reduction," said Kris Nelson, Cognex Senior Vice President, Factory Automation. "Now, with the In-Sight 5600, customers can achieve similar gains on their fastest production lines."

The In-Sight 5600 product line includes standard (640x480) resolution and two-megapixel (1600x1200) models that deliver reliable performance in high-speed applications. All In-Sight vision sensors have an IP67 (NEMA 4) rating to withstand dust and wash down without an accessory enclosure, and include a powerful library of advanced vision software for inspection, identification, measurement, and alignment tasks.

Cognex is also pleased to announce the latest In-Sight Explorer software release 3.4 with enhanced optical character reading and verification tools, onboard image storage for reviewing inspection results without a PC, plus PROFINET support for easy communication to Siemens PLCs and other factory automation devices. PatMax®, the industry's performance standard for feature and object location, is available as an option.

In-Sight 5600 vision sensors and In-Sight Explorer 3.4 are available now.

About Cognex
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision sensors are used in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 350,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com/.

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