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Cognex In-Sight EasyBuilder and Spreadsheet 4-Day Training
October 14 - 17, 2014
Marietta, GA
This 4-day class prepares students for programming and implementing a Cognex In-Sight vision system using the EasyBuilder interface and the Spreadsheet programming environments.

The class features both EasyBuilder and Spreadsheet applications and an introduction to round trip application development.

  • Hardware and Connections
  • Software Overview and Image Acquisition
  • Pattern Matching and Logic
  • Histogram and Edges
  • Blobs and Image Filters
  • Calibration
  • Digital I/O
  • Communication
  • GUI Building
  • Maintenance and Deployment
  • Lighting and Optics

Training Session Information

Begins: 10-14-2014 8:30AM

Ends: 10-17-2014 3:00PM

Cost: $1,295.00

Balluff SensorsIO-Link Universal Distributed I/O Solution
Universal, Smart, Easy
IO-Link is a filedbus independent point-to-point distributed modular I/O system.  This vendor neutral approach means faster, easier configuration utilizing existing equipment and network infrastructure.


IO-Link technology allows for multiple intelligent field devices to be installed on the industrial ethernet network without the costly overhead of switches and routers. 

  • Universal - Open Vendor Neutral Standard (IEC 61131-9) that works with existing industrial protocols 
  • Smart - Flexibility & visibility down to the individual sensor with diagnostics and parameterization
  • Easy - Simple maintenance and quick setup of new devices
Cognex Machine VisionCognex Introduces Next-Generation Handheld Readers
Supercharged Direct Part Mark reading performance for the most challenging barcodes


Cognex announced the next generation DataMan® 8600 series of handheld direct part mark (DPM) barcode readers. The DataMan 8600 provides unparalleled barcode reading performance for manufacturers implementing part traceability programs.

Rapid adoption of 2-D DPM identification for traceability has manufacturers demanding a rugged, self-contained reader that performs consistently on all types of codes and parts.  DataMan 8600 series readers combine industry-tested 2DMax+™ algorithms and patented Cognex UltraLight™ technology to read the most challenging DPM codes on the widest range of materials and surfaces


Baxter and the Ice Bucket Challenge
Baxter and the Ice Bucket Challenge
Baxter and the Ice Bucket Challeng

Baxter the robot helps Matt Fitzgerald, Product Manager for Rethink Robotics, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Baxter™ is a revolutionary new category of robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments.  It performs a variety of simple, yet critical production tasks while safely and intelligently working next to people.  Baxter can also can be used to dump cold water over your head...

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OPTO 22groov 2.2 is Now Released!
Your groov free trial just got better with groov 2.2 

We hope you've had a chance to download and use the free trial of groov, Opto 22's web-based mobile interface for automation systems and equipment.  We've just released groov 2.2, and you can download it now to make your groov free trial even better. 

groov 2.2 is available as a free update and it includes new and improved features:

  • Improved Trending, with up to 4 pens, up to 7 days of data, 2 axes, longer scan rates, and more 
  • New "Stash" where you can hide a gadget from view on a smartphone but have it show on a tablet
  • New Momentary Button gadget
  • New page background colors, including dark colors up to black
  • Improved editing that saves a lot of time in complex pages 
  • And more!  
Cognex Machine Vision Machine Vision Workshop
October 23rd, Spring Hill, TN
EasyBuilderJoin us for this introduction to machine vision using Cognex In-Sight EasyBuilder software.
  • Hands-on-training of the Cognex software  
  • Advanced lighting and lens techniques
  • Perform advanced vision inspection on your PC
Bring your laptop and leave with the latest copy of Cognex Software.
Serving the Southeast USServing Southeast

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Advanced Control Solutions, LLC 
1400 Williams Drive
Marietta, GA  30066