Machine vision for tire manufacturers
Cognex's Tire Solutions integrate proprietary machine vision knowledge and barcode reading technology that are specifically designed for the tire industry.
Cognex Corporation's (NASDAQ: CGNX) Cognex Tire Solutions are a suite of products designed to solve barcode and low-contrast embossed character reading challenges for tire manufacturers. Cognex Tire Solutions integrate proprietary machine vision knowledge, identification expertise and high-performance barcode reading technology into pre-configured systems that meet the specific requirements of the tire industry.
Cognex Tire Solutions feature patented algorithms for high-speed barcode and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) reading technology. Designed to reduce costs and support process improvement, these Cognex Solutions offer tire manufacturers the following features include DataMan fixed-mount readers for troubleshooting support and the DS1000 Series 3D sensor for reading embossed characters on curved, dark surfaces. Other features include 3D and 2D vision toolsets for additional inspection capabilities and Xpandä technology, which enables barcode readers to view a larger field with less equipment.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey