SOUTHINGTON, CT - Baumer, a Swiss-based manufacturer of high performance sensors and digital cameras, has become a member of the Cognex Acquisition Alliance. This partnership will facilitate vision system integration by unifying Baumer digital camera and VisionPro vision software expertise, and by simplifying product technical support.

‘‘As a result of our Cognex Acquisition Alliance partnership, our camera customers will benefit from a plug-and-play vision software solution,’‘ explains Doug Erlemann, business development manager at Baumer. ‘‘Cognex offers state-of-the-art vision software, proven in more than 500,000 worldwide installations to solve challenging machine vision applications from part location and inspection to identification and measurement.’‘

‘‘With the addition of Baumer to our strategic alliance, Cognex customers enjoy a wider range of camera solutions to meet their machine vision needs,’‘ says John Petry, vision software marketing manager at Cognex. ‘‘We are excited to have Baumer taking part in this initiative and strongly believe that this partnership will yield valuable benefits for out mutual customers.’‘

Baumer digital cameras are used in industrial, medical and scientific applications. The product portfolio includes CCD and CMOS sensors with resolutions up to 8 megapixels and modern interfaces like GigE Vision, FireWire and CameraLink. Baumer also provides specific OEM vision engineering for customized vision systems.