Code reading software

Cognex Corporation’s new IDMax Data Matrix software helps to read Direct Part Mark Identification (DPMI) codes on parts.

Cognex Corporation has released its new IDMax Data Matrix code reading software.

Based upon Cognex’s patented PatMax technology, IDMax is designed for Direct Part Mark Identification (DPMI), an emerging segment of the industrial ID market that involves directly marking parts with permanent two-dimensional (2D) Data Matrix codes, then reading those codes quickly and reliably throughout the production process.

Assembly and parts suppliers to the US Department of Defense, as well as automotive, aerospace, medical device, and electronics manufacturers are increasingly implementing DPMI for error-proofing to ensure that the appropriate manufacturing processes are performed in the correct sequence on the right parts.

In addition, DPMI is a tool that allows the history of a part to be tracked from the beginning of its life to the end, for use later in supply chain management and repair depots.

“DPMI is a challenging application, requiring fast and reliable reading of Data Matrix codes marked directly on the toughest surfaces, such as metal, glass, ceramic, and plastic,” said Justin Testa, Senior VP of ID Products for Cognex.

“These codes can become distorted due to the manufacturing process, and many are poorly marked with missing or inconsistent features. IDMax tolerates these distortions and achieves the high read rates that are vital to the success of any part tracking application,” he added.

IDMax code reading software is available now on the new industrial-grade Cognex In-Sight 5100, 5400, and 3400 vision sensors.

In addition to reading Data Matrix codes, In-Sight vision sensors can read 1D barcodes, RSS/Composite symbologies and an extensive and expanding list of industry standard codes.

These In-Sight vision sensors also include a full library of l image processing and analysis tools for inspection, gauging, and assembly verification applications.

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