Cimtec Automation Blog

Monday, July 15, 2013

CIMTEC Automation Invites You to Attend PROFINET Training on Sept. 12th

CIMTEC Automation LLC is participating in the upcoming PROFINET training seminar being held in Raleigh North Carolina on September 12th 2013.

CIMTEC Automation sees this event as a unique opportunity for engineering and technical professionals to gain a thorough understanding of PROFINET. This event is sponsored by CIMTEC and other member organizations making this a free event for all registrants.

profinetThis event will cover:

- Organization behind PROFINET
- System Architecture: PROFINET and other buses

PROFINET Fundamentals
- Industrial Ethernet Overview

… connect IO & a legacy fieldbus?
… get data from sensors/actuators?
… integrate machines & do motion control?
… install my infrastructure & use wireless connections?

Wrap-up and Resources

  Register Now,
  Seating is Limited!

Event Details

Training Class DATE

September 12th 2013Training Class LOCATION

Raleigh, NC (Hilton North Raleigh)

Training Class TIME SCHEDULE

8:00am                Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30am                Class begins

10:00am              Morning Break, coffee and other beverages

12:00noon           Hosted Lunch

1:00pm                Class resumes

3:15pm                Afternoon Break, snacks and beverages

4:30pm                Class ends

  Register Now,
  Seating is Limited!

Friday, July 12, 2013

DVT Machine Vision Users...the Time is Now! DVT Cameras are Obsolete!

DVT Cameras have been obsolete for years now, with no spares on shelves anywhere…what is your plan to migrate forward safely and effectively?  Don’t get caught in a down situation with obsolete equipment!
DVT to InsightIt is well known that Cognex acquired DVT and assimilated the best features of both worlds together to move forward into the future of machine vision.  The result…“EasyBuilder” for In-Sight Explorer gives users a Point-and-Click environment for bringing your machine vision application to deployment faster and easier than ever before!
Cognex EasyBuilder
The image-centric interface with application steps walks users right through setting up a vision system start-to-finish.  It is intuitive and simple to use, while also being more capable than ever with the latest vision tools and algorithms from Cognex!

Cognex has also released their latest addition to the In-Sight product line – the In-Sight 7000 Series.

In-Sight IS7000
The In-Sight 7000 delivers unprecedented capabilities that allow you to perform super-reliable inspections no matter how tight your space is or how fast your line moves – and you get it all in a compact industrial IP67 package designed for the harshest, most demanding conditions.
Maximum speed and flexibility in even the tightest spots…

  • Auto-focus lens – M12 integrated lens mechanically auto-focuses to handle an assortment of parts and quick changeover on your line. With the integrated auto-focus lens, also comes an integrated ring light available in a variety of colors for every application.

  • Smarter tools – You get In-Sight measurement, location and inspection vision tools and the flexible EasyBuilder environment to make all inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment and measurement applications easy to set up and deploy.

  • Faster image capture – Benefit from high acquisition speeds with a maximum of over 100 image captures per second giving you reliable inspection performance on even the fastest bottling and pharmaceutical production lines.

  • No additional power required - Power and control specialized lighting directly which eliminates the need for external power supplies.
    Seamless communication – Cognex Connect™ offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols. The In-Sight 7000 features built-in Ethernet, RS-232 Serial and multiple discrete IOs. The system can communicate directly to a PLC or robot controller and manage multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked PC or HMI.
    Size – 75mm x 55mm x 47mm, offering the most streamlined profile for In-Sight vision systems.

Please contact us today about your machine vision needs!

call 704-227-4600, or e-mail our applications group at