In-Sight 7000 Features
The In-Sight 7000 series is a full-featured, powerful vision system that performs fast, accurate inspections of a wide range of parts across all industries. Its compact footprint easily fits into space-constrained production lines and the unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements. Along with the internal and external power/control lighting options, the In-Sight 7000 series also has a highly visible pass/fail LED indicator light ring around the camera body, making it easy to see the inspection status no matter where the system is installed.
The In-Sight 7000 series is available in monochrome and color models, in resolutions ranging from VGA to 5MP. Various tool configurations are available from the basic tool set of the In-Sight 7500 to the fully featured 7600, 7800, and 7900 models.
Enhanced performance keeps pace with increasing line speeds
You no longer have to choose between high-speed and industrial performance. With blazing fast acquisition and industry leading vision tools, including PatMax RedLine, SurfaceFX, OCRMax, PowerGrid, Hotbars, and color tools (color models only), the In-Sight 7000 vision system:
- Quickly locates the part
- Accurately performs the necessary inspections
Flexible design is field customizable to your application
When it comes to factory automation, one size rarely fits all. That’s why the In-Sight 7000 is designed with Flexible Image Technology™ (FIT™), a wide selection of field-changeable and user-configurable lighting and optics allowing you to:
- Customize the system for your exact application requirements
- Optimize image formation
- Minimize the need for expensive external lighting
Full-featured system tackles a wide range of vision applications
The In-Sight 7000 vision system is thoughtfully engineered with the full suite of powerful Cognex vision algorithms and convenient features to help you solve your applications easily and reliably. This versatile system is ideal for inspecting automotive parts, consumer electronics and consumer products as well as automated manufacturing operations in other industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, aerospace, semiconductor and solar.
As a leader in the machine vision industry, Cognex is committed to continuous innovation and improvement. These 2nd generation In-Sight 7000 vision systems (In-Sight 7500/7600/7800/7900 series) build upon success of the original series with the latest technology and advanced algorithms for even faster and more powerful vision inspections.
|Image Type||Monochrome and color||Mono- chrome||Monochrome and color||Mono- chrome||Monochrome and color|
|Job/Program Memory||7.2 GB on board + 8 GB on SD card|
|Image Processing Memory||512 MB SDRAM|
|Sensor Type||CMOS, global shutter|
|Resolution (pixels)||640 x 480/ 800 x 6001||1280 x 1024||640 x 480/ 800 x 6001||1280 x 1024||1600 x 1200||1920 x 1200||640 x 480/ 800 x 6001||1280 x 1024||1600 x 1200||1920 x 1200||2448 x 2048|
|Acquisition Rate (fps)||Mono- chrome||217/ 165||76||217/165||76||53||55||217/ 165||76||53||55||32|
|Lens Type||C-mount, S-mount/M12, Autofocus|
|Light Options||Internal light, DataMan 360 light, external light powered by In-Sight or external light independent power||Internal light, external light powered by In-Sight or external light independent power|
|Internal Light Color||Red, white, IR, or blue|
|Indicator LEDs||SD card status, pass/fail LED, 360-degree viewing indicator ring, network LED and error LED|
|Built in IO||1 dedicated trigger in, 1 input, 2 outputs, 2 bi-directional/configurable, and RS-232.
Additional I/O available via external I/O modules: CIO-MICRO or CIO-1400
|Industrial M12 Connectors||3: Power and I/O, Ethernet, and External light power/control|
|Protection||IP67 with internal light option or C-mount lens cover|
|Network Communications||1G (1000)/100/10 Mbps|
|Industrial Protocols||OPC UA, EtherNet/IP with AOP, PROFINET Class B, iQSS, CC-Link IE Field Basic, SLMP/SLMP Scanner, Modbus TCP, IEEE 1588 (CIP Sync)|
|General Protocols||TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, SFTP, Telnet, SMTP, RS-232|
1 Software configurable
2 HDR supported on Monochrome models only
Note: All models (except 7500/7501) have full vision tool suite with PatMax, PowerGrid, and Hotbars. PatMax RedLine tool is optional.
In-Sight Explorer Software
All In-Sight vision systems use In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder to set up and monitor machine vision inspections. The intuitive interface guides operators through a step-by-step setup process allowing both novice and experienced users to configure vision applications quickly and easily.
The majority of applications can be solved using the point-and-click EasyBuilder interface, however should your application requirements change, the In-Sight spreadsheet provides you with ultimate control through direct access to the vision tools and communication options. Access to the spreadsheet not only provides programming flexibility to make essential adjustments, it also offers assurance that you will be able to solve any of your vision applications.
TestRun validation enables you to refine, test and verify inspection systems automatically.
The Cognex Connect suite offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly interface to any PLC, robot or HMI on your factory network.
In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder interface
In-Sight Vision Tools
In-Sight vision processing tools consist of functions that extract and process image features for further data analysis and decision making. The In-Sight vision toolset consists of:
Blob tools are used to detect features have similar shades of grey scale. Blob is very useful for quantifying defect sizes or for locating features that do not have a repeatable shape. Blob can be used for monochrome and color images to quantify the amount of a particular color present.
Edge & InspectEdge Tools
Edge tools are used to detect dark and light transitions on a part. Edge tool results can be used to measure distances and can also be used to inspect by counting the number of edges found. Edges can also be used to detect and measure circles and arcs. The InspectEdge tool tracks an edge of a part to inspect for defects.
Flaw Detection Tools
The Flaw Detection tools, including Flex Flaw and Surface Flaw, are used to inspect contours and the surface area of parts. These advanced technologies are able to adapt to variations in lighting and in part appearance.
Geometry tools are used to measure critical dimensions of a part with point-and-click simplicity. Angles, arcs, diameters and point-to-line distances use real world calibration to provide accurate and repeatable results.
Histograms are used to inspect or monitor features of parts based on brightness.
In-Sight features PowerGrid and Hotbars, the Industry leading algorithms for Barcode reading, that help achieve the highest read rates for 1D and 2D Barcodes, including challenging Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes.
Image Filtering Tools
Advanced image filtering is used to highlight features or remove features of parts before doing additional processing with other vision tools. For color cameras, true 24-bit color filters are available.
Optical Character Recognition Tools
The OCV/OCR tool segments, extracts and trains fonts for optical character recognition (OCR) and optical character verification (OCV) of characters in an image. The font trainable tool accurately reads low-contrast or unevenly-spaced characters on confusing backgrounds.
Pattern Matching Tools
Locating a part accurately is the first step in most vision applications. Cognex’s industry leading pattern matching technologies, such as PatMax RedLine, provide unmatched accuracy and robustness, even with rotation, scale and lighting variations.
Color Pattern Matching Tool
Color PatMax RedLine locates parts based on shape and color allowing you to not only locate the model but also find the specific color of the model trained. This tool runs on the color image to create a more robust pattern finding model.
Color tools are used to identify and inspect objects based on color data and also measure by evaluating the amount of color pixels present. Advanced color vision technology maintains accuracy even with lighting variations that can cause problems for traditional color vision systems.
Mobile, platform-independent visualization
In-Sight vision systems offers mobile, platform independent visualization for accessing HMIs (human machine interfaces) from anywhere on the network. A simple point-and-click interface allows customers to build highly interactive, web-based HMIs remotely accessible via a web browser over the network.