In-Sight Explorer SoftwareAll In-Sight vision systems use In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder to set up and monitor machine vision inspections. The intuitive interface guides operators through a step-by-step setup process allowing both novice and experienced users to configure vision applications quickly and easily.
The majority of applications can be solved using the point-and-click EasyBuilder interface, however should your application requirements change, the In-Sight spreadsheet provides you with ultimate control through direct access to the vision tools and communication options. Access to the spreadsheet not only provides programming flexibility to make essential adjustments, it also offers assurance that you will be able to solve any of your vision applications.
System validationTestRun validation enables you to refine, test and verify inspection systems automatically.
Built-in communicationsThe Cognex Connect suite offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly interface to any PLC, robot or HMI on your factory network.
In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder interface
In-Sight Vision Tools
In-Sight vision processing tools consist of functions that extract and process image features for further data analysis and decision making. The In-Sight vision toolset consists of:
Blob tools are used to detect features have similar shades of grey scale. Blob is very useful for quantifying defect sizes or for locating features that do not have a repeatable shape. Blob can be used for monochrome and color images to quantify the amount of a particular color present.
Edge & InspectEdge Tools
Edge tools are used to detect dark and light transitions on a part. Edge tool results can be used to measure distances and can also be used to inspect by counting the number of edges found. Edges can also be used to detect and measure circles and arcs. The InspectEdge tool tracks an edge of a part to inspect for defects.
Flaw Detection Tools
The Flaw Detection tools, including Flex Flaw and Surface Flaw, are used to inspect contours and the surface area of parts. These advanced technologies are able to adapt to variations in lighting and in part appearance.
Geometry tools are used to measure critical dimensions of a part with point-and-click simplicity. Angles, arcs, diameters and point-to-line distances use real world calibration to provide accurate and repeatable results.
Histograms are used to inspect or monitor features of parts based on brightness.
1DMax and 2DMax+ barcode reading algorithms achieve the highest read rates for 1-D and 2-D barcodes, including decoding challenging 2-D direct part mark (DPM) codes.
Image Filtering Tools
Advanced image filtering is used to highlight features or remove features of parts before doing additional processing with other vision tools. For color cameras, true 24-bit color filters are available.
Optical Character Recognition Tools
The OCV/OCR tool segments, extracts and trains fonts for optical character recognition (OCR) and optical character verification (OCV) of characters in an image. The font trainable tool accurately reads low-contrast or unevenly-spaced characters on confusing backgrounds.
Pattern Matching Tools
Locating a part accurately is the first step in most vision applications. Cognex's industry leading pattern matching technologies, such as PatMax RedLine, provide unmatched accuracy and robustness, even with rotation, scale and lighting variations.
Color Pattern Matching Tool
Color PatMax RedLine locates parts based on shape and color allowing you to not only locate the model but also find the specific color of the model trained. This tool runs on the color image to create a more robust pattern finding model.
Color tools are used to identify and inspect objects based on color data and also measure by evaluating the amount of color pixels present. Advanced color vision technology maintains accuracy even with lighting variations that can cause problems for traditional color vision systems.