The In-Sight 9000 is a rugged, ultra-high-resolution line of standalone vision systems. With its ability to acquire and process exceptionally detailed images, the In-Sight 9000 delivers high accuracy part location, measurement, and inspection over a large area—even when mounted at longer distances. Line scan and area scan image acquisition options are available for imaging continuously moving or stationary objects. Plus, a full suite of vision tools configurable through the In-Sight EasyBuilder interface solves a wide range of applications across industries.
Large field of view without sacrificing resolution
The In-Sight 9000 captures a large field of view which allows users to inspect sizable objects while maintaining exceptional image resolution. This also enables customers to mount the vision system away from conveyors and maintain a safe distance from hazardous equipment.
A single camera solution to multi-camera applications
The In-Sight 9000 eliminates the need to install multiple cameras in applications with large objects or parts. As a single camera solution, the In-Sight 9000 reduces complexity, calibration requirements, and cost compared to multi-camera systems. The self-contained unit reduces the amount of equipment to be installed on space-restricted production lines. Plus, IP67-rated housing protects the system from liquids and dust without the need for an external enclosure.
A single In-Sight 9912 smart camera captures images of large parts, such as a metal appliance door.
Fully configurable – no programming required
The In-Sight 9000 solves applications that previously required programming on PC- or controller-based systems. The In-Sight EasyBuilder interface guides operators through a step-by-step setup process, while the advanced spreadsheet view offers direct access to vision tools. A single application setup environment allows customers to work within the same UI, regardless of image resolution needs or application complexity.
Industry-leading vision tools and image processing technology
The In-Sight 9000 comes equipped with Cognex’s industry-leading vision tools and image processing technology, including PatMax RedLine – the gold standard for fast, robust, and high accuracy 2D pattern matching. The In-Sight 9912 model also features HDR+, which stretches the boundaries of high dynamic range (HDR) technology to enhance image contrast across the entire image with no reduction in acquisition speed.
Line scan and area scan image acquisition options
The In-Sight 9000 offers both line scan and area scan image acquisition methods.
In-Sight 9902L Line Scan
The In-Sight 9902L line scan vision system is designed to inspect large, cylindrical, and continuously moving objects. It captures 2,000 pixels with each line, delivering 32MP images (16,000 lines) that enable vision tools to perform highly detailed inspections. Each pixel line is acquired at 67,000 lines per second (15us scan rate) to keep up with the fastest production lines. The 9902L only requires a small view of the target part, making it an ideal choice for installations with restricted field of view or mounting space.
In-Sight 9912 Area Scan
Available in monochrome and color models, the In-Sight 9912 area scan vision system is ideal for inspecting large, stationary parts. Acquiring 12MP (4096 x 3000 pixel) images, the 9912 captures detailed images for high accuracy measurements and inspections without sacrificing field of view.
|Imager Type||1.1 inch CMOS (3.45 μm² pixels)||1 inch CMOS (7 μm² pixels)|
|Image Resolution||12 MP (4096 x 3000)||32MP (2048 x 16384 software configurable) or 16MP ( 1024 x 16384 software configurable)|
|Acquisition Speed (Max)||14 fps||8 fps||66 K lines per second (15us per line)|
|Memory||File Storage||7.2 GB non-volatile flash (jobs), 8 GB Micro SD card (jobs, images, data)||14.8 GB non-volatile flash (jobs), 8 GB Micro SD card (jobs, images, data)|
|Processing||832 MB SDRAM|
|Lighting||External lights via light control connector||N/A|
|Vision Tools||PatMax, PatMax RedLine, PowerGrid, Hotbars|
|I/O||Network||(1) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)|
|Built-in||(1) trigger, (1) input, (2) outputs, (2) bi-directional||(1) trigger, (1) input, (2) outputs, (2) encoder line inputs for quadrature support|
|Protocols||General||TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, SFTP, Telnet, SMTP, RS-232|
|Industrial||OPC UA, EtherNet/IP with AOP, PROFINET Class B, iQSS, Modbus TCP, SLMP/SLMP Scanner, IEEE 1588 (CIP Sync), Rockwell Add-On Profile, CC-Link IE Field Basic|
|Mechanical||Dimensions||53.4mm (2.10in) x 60.5mm (2.38in) x 121.0mm (4.77in)|
|Protection||IP67 with C-mount lens cover|
In-Sight Explorer Software
The In-Sight 9000 vision system uses In-Sight Explorer software with EasyBuilder to set up and monitor machine vision inspections on a mobile, platform independent visualization. A simple point-and-click interface allows customers to build interactive, web-based HMIs remotely accessible via a web browser over the network. Operators can view inspections, controls engineers can modify parameters, and plant managers can review performance statistics.
Easy Set-Up with In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder Interface
In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder is an intuitive interface that guides operators through a step-by-step setup process to quickly configure vision applications without any required programming. With EasyBuilder, even novice vision users can easily set up, configure, and install a vision sensor.
Ultimate Control with Spreadsheet
While many applications can be solved using the point-and-click EasyBuilder interface, users can access the In-Sight spreadsheet for direct access to the vision tools and communication options. Access to the spreadsheet provides programming flexibility to make essential adjustments and offers assurance that you will be able to solve any vision application.
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.
Manually-adjusted, high-performance lens offers the most flexibility in terms of lens size, aperture and focus. Provides even resolution throughout the entire field of view, making this the most widely-used lens type.
C-Mount Lens Cover
IP67-rated C-mount lens covers are available for protection in harsh environments and support wider diameter lenses. An extender of 30 mm is also available for lenses that require more length and is used in conjunction with this C-mount cover.
X-coded, power I/O and external light cables available.
The I/O Breakout Module provides easy connection of In-Sight systems to power, acquisition triggers, outputs, and serial devices. I/O Expansion Modules increase the number of I/O points available to In-Sight systems, and provide full RS-232 handshaking.