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Interfacing with Cognex Connect

Integrate into any Automation System

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Connectivity is essential to vision and barcode reading applications as a means to share data, support decision-making and enable highly-efficient integrated processes. Networking enables Cognex products to transmit pass/fail results to PCs for analysis, or communicate directly with PLCs, robots, and other factory automation devices in an integrated process control system. If you need to link your vision systems and barcode readers at the enterprise level, it is important to find a system that supports the complete set of standard networking protocols.

This table summarizes just some of the communication capabilities of Cognex Connect. Please download the Cognex Connect Tech Note to learn more.

Factory Devices DataMan In-Sight Protocol Protocol Type
PLCs B&R

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Mitsubishi

SLMP (Seamless Message Protocol) Industrial Ethernet

CCLink Industrial Ethernet
iqss Fieldbus

Pre-configured device commands and attributes
Rockwell

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Fieldbus

Pre-configured device commands and attributes
Siemens

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Fieldbus
Other Protocols

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Serial

Serial

Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet
FTP Server

FTP FTP Image Transfer
Robots ABB, Denso, FANUC, Kuka, Mitsubishi,
Motoman
& Staubli
Pre-configured drivers and ASCII string commands Serial/Ethernet
Adept,
Epson, IAI,
Kawasaki, Nachi,
Yamaha & other Robots
ASCII string commands Serial/Ethernet

If you need to integrate inspection images, quality data and interactive controls into your own operator interface Cognex Connect gives you an array of visualization options:
  • In-Sight Display Control embeds an In-Sight image and CustomView display in your .NET or ActiveX compatible custom application, or a PC-based HMI/SCADA system from Rockwell, WonderWare, Citect and others. Windows® CE operating system is not supported. 
  • In-Sight allows you to upload data to your HMI displays, SPC (Statistical Process Control) systems, plant supervisory systems, and even Microsoft Excel to monitor operations and record statistical data.
  • DataMan and In-Sight offer SDKs (Software Development Kit) to allow systems integrators to create a custom user interface for managing your systems, tailored to your exact requirements.

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