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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

Cognex Develops On-Line Tool To Calculate VISION TECHNOLOGY Cost Savings


Cognex Corp. (Natick, Mass.) announced the availability of a new on-line tool to help manufacturers understand the benefits that can be achieved through the use of machine vision and industrial identification. The Cognex Cost Savings Advisor was designed to help customers evaluate a cost savings plan for vision inspection, automation or identification applications.

"In these difficult economic times, optimizing product quality and reducing manufacturing costs is more important than ever, said Peter Neve, VP of Global Marketing. "Our new Cost Savings Advisor makes it really easy for manufacturers to calculate the cost reductions they can achieve through using Cognex vision and ID systems. It also acts as a great check list to ensure that all potential savings from using vision are identified."

The free tool can be found at Users are asked a few simple questions about each vision application. The tool then calculates the potential cost savings that could be achieved by implementing Cognex solutions on the customer's production lines. Additionally, the results highlight other potential benefits that customers may not have previously considered. A wide range of cost savings opportunities can be estimated within three main sections: product inspection applications, automation guidance applications and identification/traceability applications. Once the results are calculated, a record of the evaluation can be printed to share with colleagues. Cost management is a global concern; Cognex, as a global corporation, recognizes this and is pleased to offer this tool in nine languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

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