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Item Detection Camera

Cognex introduces the 3D-A1000 Item Detection System, a motion-capable smart camera that can identify the presence or absence of objects on all types of sorters traveling at production line speeds.

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Unlike conventional methods, Cognex’s 3D-A1000 motion-capable smart camera uses patented 3D Symbolic Light technology to freeze motion with a single image. The system gathers precise 3D and 2D information without the need for an encoder, allowing detection of low contrast objects while avoiding tray hygiene issues. Embedded processing then uses Cognex vision tools to provide detailed inspections of trays and objects.

The 3D-A1000 is factory calibrated and ready for system integration immediately. As opposed to traditional systems that can take a skilled engineer three to six hours to install and calibrate, the 3D-A1000 can be installed in less than 15 minutes.

“As consumers increasingly expect reliable and fast delivery, retailers need to ensure the right products get to the right customers on time, every time, said Carl Gerst, Cognex Senior Vice President. “The 3D-A1000 Item Detection System is a powerful, turnkey solution for detailed inspections in sorting that hasn’t been available until now.”


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