Cognex introduces easy-to-use vision sensor for color applications

Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, the company has announced the Checker® 4G7C, an easy-to-use color vision sensor that distinguishes parts by color. “The Checker 4G7C makes verifying product color easier than ever,” says Brian Nachtigall, Senior Manager and Business Unit Manager, Vision Sensors. “With Checker’s proven easy-to-use interface, simply select the color to be verified and you are ready to begin inspecting parts.”

Checker 4G7C delivers 376 x 240 inspection resolution with Ethernet support for industrial protocols and high-intensity white LED illumination for the detection and inspection of parts and features at up to 800 parts per minute. As part of the Checker 4G Series product line, Checker 4G7C includes the patented Checker internal trigger technology which provides several key advantages:

  • Does not require additional sensors to determine if a part is present
  • Detects parts by locating a feature on a part, not just an edge
  • Tracks parts along the production line without requiring precise part handling

In addition to the new ability to inspect parts for color, the Checker 4G7C provides the industry-leading features that the product line is known for including flexible optics, ease of setup, ability to add unlimited sensor tools to a job and intelligent pass/fail logic based outputs.

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 975,000 vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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