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No. 353, February 1999

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Japanese Companies in the US


PHOTO EQUIPMENT AND COPIERS

The CVC-1000 progressive scan video camera that COGNEX CORP., the world leader in machine vision systems used to inspect the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, recently introduced was developed to the Natick, Massachusetts company's requirements by SONY CORP. The top manufacturer of industrial cameras is making the system exclusively for Cognex, which says that it is the first camera for industrial machine vision applications that combines high-speed image acquisition, enhanced image quality, compact size and flexible control options. The CVC-1000 can capture images at 60 frames a second, or about twice the speed of most cameras, thanks to its progressive scan video technology. That capability, Cognex believes, will be particularly appealing in applications like can and bottle cap inspection where objects are moving quickly by the camera and the results must be reported instantly.

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