By DE Editors
Cognex Corporation has expanded the toolset of its hardware-independent VisionPro software. The VisionPro 5.2 release provides an easier-to-use version of the PatMax technology, enhanced color tools, and an enhanced architecture to harness the power of multicore PCs.
The release includes new SearchMax and Color Extractor color tools. SearchMax uses color features to search for objects. It is useful in applications where geometrical data is insufficient to align the part. Color Extractor locates colored regions in complex scenes, with minimal training required. It is optimized for high-speed applications, such as those required in the food and packaging industries.
Additionally, the new release includes multicore support for image filtering tools as well as for PatMax and PatInspect. Customers can manually adjust the way cores are used, or rely on the operating system to get the best application speed regardless of the number of cores available.
VisionPro 5.2 enables any combination of frame grabbers or direct connect cameras to be used in a single application. The Acquisition Alliance program provides Cognex customers with best-in-class, integrated machine vision solutions through access to major camera vendors.
VisionPro 5.2 is available now. Download the free trial VisionPro software.
For more information, visit Cognex.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.