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Software scans, verifies bar coding quality
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Software scans, verifies bar coding quality

Cognex DataMan Solutions include barcode scanners including compact and high-speed solutions. These also include software — as shown in this video — to monitor and log results, enabling users to analyze “no reads” in real-time or via image archiving.
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Industrial-grade vision system for serialization
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Industrial-grade vision system for serialization

Cognex In-Sight vision system inspects, identifies, and guides parts. Offers integrated track-and-trace technology to help meet unit-levels erialization needs.
Automatic ID solutions
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Automatic ID solutions

A five-sided scan tunnel from Cognex handles a conveyor speed of up to 650 ft/min to provide automatic ID solutions in the logistics industry.
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Pack Expo 2012: Cognex Dataman 302 top side scanning of 1-D barcodes.
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Pack Expo 2012: Cognex Dataman 302 top side scanning of 1-D barcodes.

Reads through plastic, reads omni-directionally, including high-powered illumination for accurate reading of variable height packages. Readers can be networked together and integrated into a variety of systems.
Pack Expo 2012: Cognex Dataman 302 top side scanning of 1-D barcodes
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Pack Expo 2012: Cognex Dataman 302 top side scanning of 1-D barcodes

Reads through plastic, reads omni-directionally, including high-powered illumination for accurate reading of variable height packages. Readers can be networked together and integrated into a variety of systems.
Vision system auto-focus saves set-up, changeover time
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Vision system auto-focus saves set-up, changeover time

A demo of the In-Sight 7000 vision system at the Cognex booth demonstrates how the company's new Autofocus mechanism allows for automatic adjustment of focal lengths for packages of varying heights without the need for manual adjustment of the camera.
Reading damaged bar codes
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Reading damaged bar codes

Dataman 500 from Cognex reads 1D and 2D bar codes at long distances even when the codes are damaged or difficult to read.
Aseptic R&D/co-packer team helps brands blossom
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Aseptic R&D/co-packer team helps brands blossom

Flavours, Inc. helps bring aseptic and nutritional products to market in a new facility that handles everything from pilot test batches to full commercial production runs.
Read the tiniest, most difficult bar codes
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Read the tiniest, most difficult bar codes

Data Man 8000 hand-held reader from Cognex reads hard-to-read 2D data matrix bar codes. Integrated liquid lens technology is said to be a first-of-its-kind.
Screw actuators solve a bag-positioning riddle
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Screw actuators solve a bag-positioning riddle

Flaws in bag consistency make it difficult for this bulk bag filling system to position bags accurately. Screw actuators meet the challenge.
Robotic solution automates the pick-and-place of pharmaceuticals from a conveyor belt
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Robotic solution automates the pick-and-place of pharmaceuticals from a conveyor belt

With pressure to save on costs and become more efficient, the pharmaceutical industry is dosing up on ideas from the food industry, with help from Italian automation specialist IMA and ABB robots. Find out more in this video from ABB Robotics.
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Video: Track-and-trace serialization concept for bundled pharma bottles
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Video: Track-and-trace serialization concept for bundled pharma bottles

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Omega demonstrates proof-of-concept track-and-trace system for shrink bundled bottles integrating Fanuc robot, Cognex vision system and Videojet coding/tracking system.
Authentication down to tablet or capsule
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Authentication down to tablet or capsule

Contract packager Tjoapack installs a tablet line with coding, scanning, and software capabilities that deliver traceability from pallet all the way back to the unit dose. 
Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production
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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production

Super quick-changeover nail-polish packaging lines help OPI keep cranking out the colors. Custom cartoners complement high-speed filling.
Is it a robot? A top loader?  A side loader?
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Is it a robot? A top loader? A side loader?

It’s all the above. Pro Pack Systems’ latest innovation is something you don’t see every day – a delta 3 robotic case packer. And it packs both horizontal and vertical pack patterns. PACK EXPO booth N-4457.
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection

The second, downstream system from Cognex checks the cartoned pizza's two end flaps for seal integrity, as seen in this overhead view. This setup features below-conveyor backlighting. Monitor shows each pizza carton image as it is analyzed by measuring it across three segments to within 1/8"" accuracy.
Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection

Shrink-wrapped pizzas are checked by the first of FSI's two-part pizza inspection system from Cognex. The machine vision sensor is the metal cylinder near the top center of the first video segment.