B&R and Cognex cooperate on POWERLINK

B&R and Cognex pair up to offer a complete solution which incorporates visualization, control, drive technology for precise product monitoring in production lines.


Cognex andB and R - Cognex cooperation B&R have entered a technological cooperation: their strategic goal is the use of POWERLINK in the In-Sight line of products from Cognex. "The result of this cooperation is a complete solution that incorporates visualization, control and drive technology for high-speed and high-precision product monitoring in production line operation. The Cognex In-Sight product line is optimally integrated in the B&R System via POWERLINK," said Hans Wimmer, B&R Managing Director.

Cost-efficient and modular

Machine manufacturers will benefit not only from synchronization of Cognex In-Sight products and the B&R control system, they will also benefit from reportedly easy integration of a wide range of machine designs. The new vision solution is also compatible with all POWERLINK-based B&R product lines.

The Cognex image processing systems for checking, identifying and feeding parts reportedly feature quick start-up times and a significantly reduced amount of wiring. This means considerable savings potential for the machine manufacturer and end-user. Extensive diagnostic options allegedly facilitate smooth operation of the high-resolution application in large-scale production facilities.


B&R Industrial Automation, Inc.



- Edited by Gust Gianos, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com

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