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SurfaceFX Feature Extract Technology
Highlights surface features and imperfections

SurfaceFX, is an algorithm which highlights surface features regardless of whether they are engraved, etched, embossed, dented, punctured, stamped, or raised. Once contrast is created in the image, Cognex's industry leading vision tools (OCRMax, PatMax RedLine, Blobs, InspectEdge, etc.) can easily inspect the part.
SurfaceFX utilizes a 4-segment quadrant controlled light and a Cognex IS8000 or IS5705 Series camera.  It uses reflections and shadows from the different angled lights to determine the surface structure.  The Cognex algorithm combines images from different light sources to create the resulting image

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StepSERVO Integrated Motor Design
Providing high torque at low speeds

StepSERVO™   is the next evolution in step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution 5000 line incremental encoder (20,000 counts/rev) and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today.  StepSERVO motors  offer the same high torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control.
  • Closed-loop servo control using high torque step motors 
  • High acceleration for faster machine cycles and greater productivity
  • Energy efficient, cool running
  • All-in-one compact solution
  • IP65 versions for wet and dusty environments
  • Stand-alone operation (stored Q programming)
  • EtherNet/IP, CANopen and Modbus/RTU options

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PMAT - Piab Modular Automation Tooling
Design robot end-effector or fixture tools

PMAT (Piab Modular Automation Tooling)   offers adjustability and also rigidity with the same products. PMAT can be used to design robot end-effector tools, ergonomic tools or fixture tools for use on all types of automation equipment. The tooling consists of connecting parts for welded frames or extruded profiles and swivel arm assemblies with a choice of various "function" attachments. 
Some function attachments include an ejector that is based on the latest COAX® technology. The ejector unit provides vacuum and also a release function. The ejector can also be equipped with a vacuum check valve and an energy saving unit called Vacustat

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New RCP6 ROBO Cylinder
Equipped with high resolution battery-less absolute
encoder as standard
IAI introduces a wide variety of product types in the new RCP6 series, which also include wide slider types and wide radial cylinder types. Allowable dynamic moment for the wide slider type is 14 times higher than the standard slider.  Allowable torque on the rod type of the wide radial cylinder is 3 times higher than the standard radial cylinder.

Key Features:
  • Equipped with the High Resolution Battery-less Absolute Encoder as Standard
  • Improved Positioning Repeatability:
    • Standard Specification: ±10μm
    • High-precision Specification: ±5μm
  • RCP6S Actuator with Built-in Controller
Series Types:
  • RCP6 Series Types
  • Rod Type
  • Radial Cylinder Type
  • Wide Type
  • Table Type
  • Slider Type

RCP6 ROBO Cylinder information
* Please note that not all products may be available in Northern California region,
    but we encourage you to inquire with us for more information 


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