Cognex Corp. is hosting a new series of free machine vision seminars.

NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp., a supplier of machine vision systems and vision sensors, is hosting a new series of free machine vision seminars. The Understanding and Applying Machine Vision Sensors half-day events show how vision sensors can perform automated inspection tasks in the automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer products and electronics industries.

Designed as an introduction for factory automation professionals responsible for production efficiency and product quality, each seminar combines a machine vision basics tutorial with live vision sensor demonstrations. The tutorial covers how vision sensors work in manufacturing applications to accurately gage, guide, identify and inspect products in order to reduce scrap costs, inventory problems and achieve a high level of product quality.

Participants also will receive free In-Sight Explorer trial software on a CD, which provides hands-on experience developing vision applications from start to finish. The CD also includes application examples, preliminary design considerations, a multi-media tutorial on building vision applications, lighting and optics videos, and a utility package that helps determine the field of view and resolution requirements of vision applications.

The seminars will run through June in major cities across the United States and Canada. Register online at or call (800) 677-2646.