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  • Industries Overview

    Cognex supplies inspection, guidance and identification solutions to virtually all manufacturing industry sectors.  In addition to the major sectors shown below, we also supply the Aerospace, Electronic Assembly Equipment, Document Processing and Printing, Life Sciences and Product Security markets.

    Automation Industry

    Automation Equipment

    Vision systems enable a wide range of advanced automation equipment to operate reliably, accurately and at high speed.  OEMs, machine builders, equipment suppliers, robotics companies, system integrators and line builders all use Cognex vision as integral parts of the products and solutions they deliver to their customers.

    Automotive Industry


    Cognex vision and ID has been used to inspect and identify virtually every type of component and sub-assembly used in vehicle production.  From power train to electronics, from interior fit out to final assembly, our inspection, guidance and identification systems optimize product quality and drive down manufacturing costs.

    Consumer Electronics

    Consumer Electronics

    Cognex vision systems enable precision display manufacturing and final assembly of mobile and wearable devices. Very short product lifecycles, high quality standards and huge labor and equipment investments have leading consumer electronics manufacturers rapidly adopting Cognex vision technology.

    Consumer Industry

    Consumer Products

    An incredibly wide range of high volume consumer products are inspected every day by Cognex vision.  We have the largest number of product options and the most flexible vision tools to ensure that whatever you make, we can provide cost effective, high performance solutions to meet your exact needs.

    SmartView Industry

    Continuous Process Industries

    For industries where products are made on a continuous basis, Cognex has an advanced range of defect detection, tracking, removal and reporting solutions that optimize process control, maximize yield and minimize production downtime.  With specific solutions for metals, paper, plastics, glass and nonwoven industries.

    Electronics Industry


    For manufacturers of products and production equipment in markets including consumer and industrial electronics, our vision and ID systems provide a wide range of inspection, process control and traceability solutions - ensuring the products you manufacture meet all the product quality, safety and global regulations that they are subjected to.

    Food and Beverage Industry

    Food and Beverage

    High speed, high volume manufacture of food and beverage products are ideal applications for Cognex vision and ID products.  Systems that are able to perform reliable, consistent inspection and identification tasks that would be impossible for human operators to perform.  Ensuring that product appearance, contents and labeling is correct and consistent throughout the manufacturing process.

    Life Science Solutions

    Life Science Solutions

    The Life Science industry is pushing for greater automation as global healthcare needs continue to grow at a fast pace. System builders are using automation to improve quality at higher throughput, and implement track & trace systems for test samples, surgical rooms, medical devices, and patients in the healthcare system.

    Logistics Industry


    Vision based barcode reading is replacing traditional laser scanners in an ever increasing range of applications in the logistics industry.  With higher read rates, powerful visualization and lower lifetime costs, image based barcode reading can read any 1-D or 2-D barcode, even if the code is damaged, distorted or rotated.

    Pharmaceutical Industry


    Whether it is using low cost vision sensors to ensure package integrity, tracking serialized product from manufacturer to retailer, or ensuring label accuracy with barcode and text verification, Cognex offer the products that add value at every step of the way.  Ensuring the healthcare products you manufacture meet patient safety and traceability requirements in a cost effective manner.

    Semiconductor Industry


    Cognex has been the leading vision and ID supplier to the semiconductor and electronics industry for over 30 years.  Starting with wafer ID solutions, since then Cognex has dramatically expanded the range of solutions available, from wafer alignment and inspection, through to die quality, mounting and traceability solutions.  Cognex PatMax® technology is the clear leader in vision based wafer alignment systems.

    Solar Industry


    Vision and ID technology has enabled rapid development of a wide range of solar manufacturing processes.  With inspection, guidance and identification applications throughout wafer manufacture, cell fabrication and module assembly processes, Cognex is a leader in supporting manufacturing in the alternative energy market.