Quality Magazine

Cognex Receives Multi-Million Dollar Order

August 11, 2008

NATICK, MA, July 28-Cognex Corp., manufacturer of machine vision solutions, has announced that China Steel Corp., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of integrated steel products, has placed an order for seven Cognex SmartView surface inspection systems. This multi-million dollar sale represents the largest single order that Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) has ever received. The SmartView systems will be used to perform automated quality inspection at China Steel’s manufacturing plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

China Steel will use the Cognex systems to inspect steel at multiple stages of the manufacturing process, such as during pickling, galvanizing, annealing and tension leveling, to ensure that the product meets rigorous quality standards.

“Cognex offered a comprehensive solution for each of the very diverse and demanding inspection tasks we evaluated,” says Mr. Chih-Chung Wu, assistant general manager at China Steel’s Kaohsiung plant. “The line scan technology utilized in SmartView offers superior performance, especially in demanding applications, such as in galvanized steel, where we must meet the extremely high quality standards of automotive manufacturers.”