Cognex Surface Inspection System Chosen by Leading Asian Steel Producer

„The Cognex SmartView system will be used to inspect pickled steel for defects such as edge cracks and folds, holes, and scratches, before it reaches the cold rolling process. Undetected edge defects and holes are a primary cause of strip-breaks during the cold rolling process.\r\n
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\r\n\“Siam United Steel chose SmartView due to its advanced ability to reliably detect defects in the edge areas,\“ said Markku Jaaskelainen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division. \“Unlike our competitors‘ systems, SmartView is able to inspect the entire strip without any blind spots, and SmartView can send signals…in real time… to warn the downstream process. These advantages help Cognex customers avoid strip breaks, ensure product quality, and reduce down time on their production lines.\“\r\n
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\r\nThe Cognex SmartView system is a state-of-the-art surface inspection system that is used to automatically detect, classify, and display defects in metal and other materials as they are being produced. Cognex has sold over 350 SmartView systems since its release in February 2000, making it the most successful product launch in the history of surface inspection systems.\r\n
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\r\nThe Siam United Steel Co. (1995), LTD manufactures and markets cold rolled steel sheets, galvanized iron substrate, and tin mill black plates used in automotive body parts, pipes, galvanized construction sheets, as well as tin plate and tin-free steel for can production. SUS was established on July 27, 1995. Under the management team of Nippon Steel Corporation, POSCO, and The Siam Cement Public Company Limited, SUS has 800 employees and produces approximately one million tons of steel per year.\r\n
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\r\nCognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems, or computers that can \“see.\“ Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 175,000 vision systems, representing over $1.3 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. Cognex’s Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality. Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, California, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, plastics, and nonwovens. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.\r\n
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\r\n Robin Pratt, 508-650-3000 x3384\r\n
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