Cognex Corp.

July 23, 2005
Free Trial Software Allows Users to Test-Drive Sensor
Cognex Corp. on June 21 made available free Checker trial software that can be downloaded with the latest Checker version 1.3 release. The trial software lets anyone experience the power and simplicity of the Checker sensor. Checker is a simple-to-use and inexpensive sensor that can detect the presence of parts and part features, and recognize patterns. Checker eliminates the wiring and mounting complexity of multiple photoelectric sensors. Additionally, Checker does not require the precise part fixturing or positioning that photoelectric sensors require. Checker's all-in-one, IP67 design is suitable for all industrial environments. Users simply power up the unit, connect the USB cable to a PC, and follow a simple setup procedure to be up and running in minutes. In addition to the trial software, the latest Checker release features many product enhancements. Checker now allows for offline setup, without a Checker attached to the PC. Users can record high-speed video from their production lines, and then set up a Checker job without ever having to stop the line. Checker can also switch between 16 different sensor setups on the fly for automatic line changeovers. New "Train and Go" capability lets Checker learn new features to detect without having to connect to a PC. And Checker now works on very large parts.Download Checker version 1.3 at and see for yourself why manufacturers are rapidly adopting Checker in a wide range of automotive, consumer products, food, beverage, general production and assembly applications.