Cognex Edge Intelligence Features

Machine vision tools and barcode reading systems produce a lot of insight-rich data across manufacturing and logistics facilities. Efficient data collection and analysis from highly interconnected devices forms the backbone of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. Edge computing supplements centralized cloud-based analytics by providing computational power right next to production lines and logistics operations to quickly collect data and extract context rich insights. The Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI) platform transforms big data into smart data and provides real-time system performance monitoring and device management to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and throughput.

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Configure devices and collect data in minutes

EI device setup is fast and simple for both new and existing automation lines, preventing downtime and boosting productivity for your operation. Easily connect the EI device to your network and access it through any web browser to start collecting data right away. Additionally, users can configure and manage several devices at once.

Take swift action on performance information

EI collects and analyzes performance trends, monitors configuration changes, and captures no-read and failed validation images for further review. With EI’s powerful visualization dashboards, you can identify issues earlier and take corrective action faster.

Performance Dashboards on edge intelligence
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Securely store and share data

Securely gather results and image data from Cognex devices and store them on the EI hardware. EI can also securely forward this data to other industrial control systems and cloud services.

Advanced insights into logistics operations

Cognex Edge Intelligence Tunnel Manager provides tools to setup, monitor, and optimize Modular Vision Tunnels, including:

  • Tunnel Analytics: Collect, aggregate, and analyze data from multiple devices simultaneously for insights into tunnel performance, vendor compliance, and more to aid operational efficiency and revenue recovery initiatives.
  • Setup and Commissioning: Repeatable, reliable tunnel installation with the ability to validate performance before deployment.
  • Data Forwarding: Connect data over secure MQTT to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and SCADA systems such as Ignition to enhance your operation.
A Modular Vision Tunnel that includes Edge Intelligence for more insights into tunnel operations
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