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B&R and Cognex cooperate on POWERLINK

20 December 2010

Industrial image processing sensors and systems company, Cognex, and B&R have entered a technological cooperation with the goal of using POWERLINK in the In-Sight range of products from Cognex.

Cognex COO Robert Willett and B&R Managing Director Hans Wimmer begin their technological cooperation on the foundation of POWERLINK.
Cognex COO Robert Willett and B&R Managing Director Hans Wimmer begin their technological cooperation on the foundation of POWERLINK.

"The result of this cooperation is a complete solution that incorporates visualization, control and drive technology for high-speed and high-precision product monitoring in production line operation. The Cognex In-Sight product line is optimally integrated in the B&R System via POWERLINK," said Hans Wimmer, B&R managing director.

Synchronization of Cognex In-Sight products and the B&R control system, they will offer machine builders an easy integration solution for a wide range of machine designs. The new vision solution is also compatible with all POWERLINK-based B&R product lines.

The Cognex image processing systems for checking, identifying and feeding are said to feature quick start-up times and a reduced amount of wiring. Extensive diagnostic options facilitate smooth operation of the high-resolution application in large-scale production facilities.


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