Cognex In-Sight Machine Vision Industrial Development

In this class, you will be learning about vision systems, their purpose within a manufacturing setting as well as how to develop an application for a Cognex In-Sight Machine Vision System.

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"It is a really interesting and valuable course. The course went through all the necessary details to start with a Cognex camera in an industrial environment."
Sahan Rajapakshage

About This Course

In this class, you will be learning about vision systems, their purpose within a manufacturing setting as well as how to develop an application for a Cognex In-Sight Machine Vision System.

We will start by learning the typical ways machine vision systems are employed in todays manufacturing. "Why are they needed?", "How do they operate?" as well as "What are their capabilities?" will be some of the topics we will explore.

We will then take a deep dive into the hardware involved within the Cognex In-Sight ecosystem. We will go over the setup you'd need to achieve in order to properly install one of these vision systems on the manufacturing floor, pass signals back and fourth and be able to communicate with it in a reliable fashion. As we progress through the next sections, we will revisit some of our initial hardware considerations and explore them further.

The core of the class will be spent learning about the In-Sight explorer application. This tool allows a vision systems programmer to create, troubleshoot and modify existing vision system applications. As we progress through the course, you will become familiar with the different tools & techniques at your disposal and which role they will play in your environment.

At the end of each section, you will face a brief quiz which will test your knowledge and make sure that you're getting the most out of the material covered within the class.

What are the requirements for the class?

  1. You don't need any hardware or software to follow the lectures, however, Cognex provides a free software package as well as an emulator which you may use to practice.
  2. The hardware we will be utilizing within the course can be purchased on Ebay at around 200-500$USD. It's not required, but does give you an opportunity for hands on practice.

What can I expect from this class?

  1. You will know how to wire in the Cognex In-Sight Camera Hardware
  2. You will know how to establish communication with the Cognex Camera in In-Sight Explorer
  3. You will know how to create a new application in Easy Builder.
  4. You will know how to utilize most of programming tools within Easy Builder.
  5. You will know how to troubleshoot and tweak the application in order to meet the specific needs you may have.
  6. You will know how to properly setup inputs & outputs for the Cognex camera application.

What is the target audience for the class?

  1. Technicians who work with Vision Systems.
  2. Electrical Engineers who work with Vision Systems.
  3. Manufacturing personnel who's exposed to or looking to learn how to work with vision systems.
  4. Managers & Supervisors of those who work with vision systems.

Course Outline

Section 1

Hardware Overview

Detailed Look at the Hardware Connections & Pinout from the Cognex 7000 Camera
3:41
Connecting the Cognex Camera to a 24VDC Power Supply
5:07
Purchasing a Cognex Camera [Short Guide]
Section 2

In-Sight Software & Getting Started

In-Sight Explorer Download Instructions
3:13
Upgrading or Downgrading the Firmware on the Device
5:32
Setting Up the Image | Part 2 / 2
6:34
Locating the Model (Part) through Cognex Pattern Tool
16:06
Cognex In-Sight Part Inspection Tools | Part 1 / 2
19:56
Cognex In-Sight Part Inspection Tools | Part 2 / 2
16:42
External Trigger - Button Setup to Trigger Cognex In-Sight Camera
13:30
External Trigger - Sensor Setup to Trigger Cognex In-Sight Camera
2:17
Section 3

Cognex Intermediate Topics

Working & Managing "Job" Files
5:52
Reading 1D Barcodes Job Tutorial | Part 1 / 3
4:14
Reading 1D Barcodes Job Tutorial | Part 2 / 3
5:33
Reading 1D Barcodes Job Tutorial | Part 3 / 3
10:32
Section 4

Cognex Integration into Studio 5000 Rockwell Environment

Initializing Studio 5000 Program & Preliminary Configuration
4:48
Cognex AOP (Add-On Profile) Installation & Integration
7:57
Downloading Studio 5000 Program to the PLC & Testing Communication to Module
4:26
Initializing Cognex Job & Basic Configuration for Barcode 1D Reader
7:00
Cognex Communication to PLC & Setting Up Barcode Data Passing
5:34
Studio 5000 Data Processing into a Valid String & Troubleshooting
11:12
Cognex Job Change through EtherNet/IP using a CompactLogix PLC System
11:37

Vladimir Romanov

Vladimir Romanov is an Electrical Engineer with a focus on Industrial Automation & Controls. He worked at Procter & Gamble, Kraft Heinz as well as Post Holdings where he executed and lead projects ranging from equipment upgrades to full facility upgrades, installations, VATs, etc. His primary technology focus has been on Allen Bradley equipment.

What's Included

  • Access to the course
  • Help from our experts
  • Hands-on project
  • Certificate of completion

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