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June 3, 2014
The Real Deal with Collaborative Robots

Schaumburg, IL


June 12, 2014

Cognex ID Symposium

Elk Grove Village, IL


June 18, 2014

Cognex EasyBuilder Training

Elk Grove Village, IL


July 16, 2014 

Cognex EasyBuilder Training

Elk Grove Village, IL



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Rethink Robotics The Real Deal with Collaborative Robots
June 3, 2014 - Schaumburg, IL
Come see how real applications were implemented by real companies


You've heard about Baxter and other collaborative manufacturing robots. Well, if you haven't seen Baxter lately, you haven't seen Baxter.  The first and most famous collaborative robot  will be in Schaumburg on June 3rd, with a just-announced software release, intera 2.1 and a real-world look at how Baxter can be a competitive advantage for your company.


Our program is called The Real Deal with Collaborative Robots, and it's designed to provide a deep dive into the specifics of where collaborative robots work well, where they don't, who's using them today, and what considerations you need to make before putting one in your plant.


Hilton Garden Inn

1191 Woodfield Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60173


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

10:00AM - Noon - Followed by Lunch


**This event is no charge, but registration is required

The Real Deal with Collaborative Robots
This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to introduce flexible automation for line loading, unloading, packing and kitting into their facility.  
Advantech Launches New Touch-Panel Computer
15" Touch-panel with Intel 4th Generation Core i3 Processor

Advantech's new 15" TCP-1582H touch-panel computer is the first of its type to feature the much heralded iDoor Technology, a faster low power processor and a multitude of IO ports.
Advantech's new iDoor technology is a new modular way of adding versatile functionality to give system integrators the flexibility to choose the functions that they need without purchasing devices that have excess costs and functions that they'll never use.  With Isolated DI/O ports, Power over Ethernet, Profibus and CANOpen modules iDoor Technology gives a cost efficient solution to increasing the functionality of the TPC-1582H.
The TPC-1582H is the first in the TPC range to use Intel's 4th Generation Core i3 processor, which provides an additional 15% increase in speed compared to 3rd Generation processors and faster also refreshes graphic images 30% faster. All of these benefits are achieved while maintaining low power consumption and enhanced reliability.


Cognex Barcode Symposium
June 12, 2014 - Elk Grove Village, IL
Join us for a hands-on Barcode Symposium featuring the latest in image-based code reading technology
Medical Device:
  • Learn Cognex solutions to support FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations.
  • Cognex's Expert on Traceability, John Stamos, will discuss the trends for "Track and Trace" in the Pharmaceutical market.
  • Learn how companies apply DPM identification and traceability solutions to improve efficiencies in productivity and product quality.
Food and Beverage:
Barcode and Traceability Solutions to Support:
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Packaging confirmation to prevent food allergen contamination
  • Preventative product to packaging mismatch solutions
  • Product traceability solutions  
  • Transitioning from 1D to 2D Barcodes
  • High-speed, image capture barcode reading solutions
Grading the Quality of Codes:
  • Learn Cognex solutions to support in process or offline barcode grading, process control and verification

High-Performance Telecentric Lenses
Maximum accurate image reproduction
Navitar offers a family of high-performance telecentric lenses for use in machine vision, metrology, and precision gauging applications. All provide low optical distortion and a high degree of telecentricity for maximum, accurate image reproduction, particularly when viewing three-dimensional objects.

MagniStar Bi-Telecentric - ideal optical solution for measurement applications


Zoom Telecentric - precise dimensional measurement of objects or pattern recognition


Single-Sided Telecentric - when viewing three-dimensional objects


Video Telecentric - compact lens reduces or eliminates viewing angle error and magnification error