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Cognex has launched the 3D-A1000 item detection system 

19 October 2020

An upcoming virtual showroom tour of a new Customer Experience Centre will provide a look at the tech, as well as other yet to be released solutions.

A motion-capable smart camera, the 3D-A1000 can identify the presence or absence of objects with unmatched accuracy, says the firm, on all types of sorters traveling at production line speeds. 

This product release extends the existing 3D-A1000 platform into new applications for helping retail and logistics customers reduce delivery errors, improve throughput, and increase fulfillment efficiency.

“As consumers increasingly expect reliable and fast delivery, retailers need to ensure the right products get to the right customers on time, every time,” said Cognex SVP Carl Gerst. 

“The 3D-A1000 Item Detection System is a powerful, turnkey solution for detailed inspections in sorting that hasn’t been available until now.”

Unlike conventional methods, the 3D-A1000 uses patented 3D Symbolic Light technology to freeze motion with a single image. The system gathers precise 3D and 2D information without the need for an encoder, allowing detection of low contrast objects while avoiding tray hygiene issues. Embedded processing then uses Cognex vision tools to provide detailed inspections of trays and objects. 

The 3D-A1000 is factory calibrated and can be installed in less than 15 minutes.

The new item detection and dimensioning systems, scan tunnels and other advanced logistics automation solutions can be experienced live during a virtual tour at the new Customer Experience Centre in Aachen, Germany, on October 27 at 3:00 pm.

For more information about the event and registration, visit https://connect.cognex.com/Cognex-logistics-showroom-lp-en