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Cognex Announces PCIe Camera Link Frame Grabbers

September 4, 2007

The MVS-8600e Series is designed to boost performance in high-bandwidth automated inspection and quality-assurance applications.


Natick, MA - Cognex Corp., a leading supplier of industrial machine vision systems, announced the MVS-8600e family of frame grabbers that connect Camera Link cameras through the PCI Express (PCIe) interface.

"PCI Express is the best match for higher bandwidth Camera Link cameras," said Marilyn Matz, Cognex Senior Vice President, Semiconductor and Electronics. "By combining Cognex's industry-leading VisionPro machine vision software with Camera Link cameras and PCIe, customers achieve new levels of performance and value when addressing the most challenging automated inspection and quality-assurance applications."

The new Cognex MVS-8600e frame grabbers are available in cost-effective single-channel and dual-channel models that increase throughput even with extremely large images. Like all Cognex frame grabbers, the MVS-8600e models are equipped with the industry's highest performance machine vision software tools that locate objects or patterns, measure their geometric properties, detect defects, and read characters and codes with reliable, accurate, and repeatable results.

The MVS-8600e Series PCIe Camera Link frame grabbers are currently available.

About Cognex
Cognex Corp. 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 ensure their quality. Cognex is a world 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, MA, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Visit Cognex online.


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