Cognex Corporation has launched Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI). The platform offers barcode reading performance monitoring and device management to assist customers in preventing downtime and increase productivity of manufacturing and logistics operations.
“Cognex’s machine vision tools and barcode reading systems produce insight-rich data across manufacturing and logistics facilities,” said Carl Gerst, executive vice president, Products and Platforms.
“With EI’s powerful visualisation and diagnostics tools, our customers can now use that data to identify performance issues and take corrective action faster.”
Within only a few minutes of installation, the EI software starts securely collecting critical device data and presenting the results in visual dashboards. Customers can utilise this data to analyse performance trends, monitor configuration changes, and capture no-read and failed validation images for additional analysis.
The platform is able to monitor multiple devices and lines in a single site and deploy configurations and firmware updates at the same time to a large number of connected devices. It also incorporates audit trail capabilities that track and report any changes to device settings and connectivity features for simple integration with other Industry 4.0 solutions.
It is designed to improve overall equipment effectiveness and increase throughput over various industries, including logistics, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, packaging, medical devices, and electronics.