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Cognex launches 3D vision system using AI

04 Apr 2024

In-Sight L38 3D vision system offers fast deployment and reliable inspection for manufacturing.

Cognex , a developer of industrial machine vision, has released its In-Sight® L38 3D Vision System, which combines AI, 2D, and 3D vision technologies to solve a range of inspection and measurement applications.

The system creates projection images that combine 3D information into an easy-to-label 2D image for simplified training and reveals features not visible with traditional 2D imaging. AI tools detect variable or undefined features, while rule-based algorithms provide 3D measurements to deliver reliable inspection results.

The In-Sight L38 mounted over an assembly line, inspecting products in 3D. “In factory automation, where fast deployment and reliability are not just desired but essential, the In-Sight L38 offers both,” said Carl Gerst, Executive Vice President of Vision and ID Products.

“It’s more than a 3D vision system. It's an AI-powered solution for achieving new levels of quality and performance in automated inspections.”

Simple to configure

The In-Sight L38 greatly simplifies the process of configuring 3D systems thanks to embedded AI technology that uses pre-trained models with domain-specific data. Example-based training replaces complex programming steps, which previously required combining many traditional rule-based tools, to streamline application development.

The unique AI-powered 3D tools can be set up in minutes, requiring as few as 5 to 10 labeled images to automate a task. With one tool, users can detect challenging defects, gauge variances in three dimensions, and get results in real-world units.

Patented, speckle-free laser optics in the In-Sight L38 minimize visual noise and glare to capture higher resolution images than traditional laser displacement sensors, while a high-powered laser delivers fast acquisition rates to support high line speeds. The high-powered laser meets Class 2 safety standards, eliminating the need for expensive enclosures, and offers more light than traditional systems, which lowers exposure requirements and allows for increased line speeds.

The In-Sight L38 offers fast deployment and reliable inspection for manufacturing automation. AI-powered 3D tools can be set up rapidly, requiring as few as 5 to 10 labeled images to automate a task.

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