Cognex UK Ltd


Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software,vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.

Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price.

Typical applications for machine vision include detecting defects, monitoring production lines, guiding assembly robots, and tracking, sorting and identifying parts.

Every day over 1 billion products are inspected using Cognex equipment throughout a wide range of industry sectors including semiconductor, electronics, automotive, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical and packaging.

100% automated inspection using computers that can "see" enable high precision gauging, guidance, identification and inspection of a wide range of, products at extremely high speed - up to 1,000 parts per minute. This zero defect policy ensures only perfect products arrive at your customers.

Cognex are the market leaders in the machine vision industry.

Our success is in ensuring your excellence through continual improvement of your quality, productivity and profitability within your manufacturing operations.

Handheld Scanners

Cognex DataMan® handheld industrial ID readers can provide unmatched performance for DPM applications, where performance, ruggedness, and the ability to read challenging marks are an essential part of your success.

DataMan 8000 Series

The DataMan 8000 Series of readers offers the industry’s most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld industrial ID reader that can offer Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.

DataMan 700 Series

The compact size, ergonomic design and adjustable optics make the DataMan 700 Series of readers both exceptionally versatile and easy to use.

DataMan 7500 Series

This series set the industry standard for reading 2D Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes for part traceability. The DataMan 7500 Series features the award winning IDMax code reading software technology and Cognex UltraLight illumination that provides optimal lighting (bright field, dark field and diffuse lighting) for all material types and surfaces. Both corded and cordless models provide solutions for stationary and mobile reading applications

DataMan 800 Series

These models expand the DataMan handheld reader product line in order to offer reliable industrial ID code reading of well marked codes on labels and similar materials for all major symbologies. These offer an excellent alternative to traditional laser barcode scanners.

Handheld Scanners

Web and Surface Inspection

The SmartView Web and Surface Inspection system provides a complete solution for the inspection of surfaces and webs moving in a continuous fashion as they are being produced or converted. The SmartView system enables you to detect, identify, and visualize defects in these materials as they are being produced at full production speeds.

There are SmartView systems for many industries including metals, paper, nonwovens, plastics, and glass. There are numerous applications in each of these industries where SmartView systems have become the standard for ensuring high levels of quality and offer the best solution during production, value-added processes, and converting operations where maximizing yield, productivity, and quality are critical.

Web and Surface Inspection

Image Engines

Advantage™ Image Engines can offer superior barcode and 2D Data Matrix code reading, plus a full suite of industry proven vision tools that make it possible to solve the most challenging inspection and data collection applications reliably.

As a premier OEM supplier to the semiconductor capital equipment industry for more than 25 years, Cognex has a reputation for delivering robust code reading and vision technology that is proven to perform reliably in high-speed automated equipment. Our image engine family of products is designed to bring this capability to OEMs in industries and applications outside of industrial automation

Image Engines

Fixed-mount Readers

Cognex DataMan fixed-mount ID readers represent a breakthrough in combining unmatched code performance, ease of use, and an extremely small size. Lighting, camera, processor, and communications are all integrated making the DataMan fixed-mount readers ideal for even the most demanding applications.

DataMan 200 and 100 Series

The unprecedented small size of DataMan 100/200 fixed-mount readers make them ideal for applications where space is limited, for example, in item identification and process control. The DataMan 200 series provides fast Ethernet communication, laser aimer, and optional variable focus liquid lens technology. The DataMan 100 series offers USB and RS-232 communications, LED aimer, and flexible optics. 

DataMan 500 Series

The revolutionary DataMan 500 is a barcode reader powered by Cognex VSoC™, a proprietary all-in-one vision technology developed by Cognex. VSoC enables a new level of performance for area-scan image-based readers never seen before.

Fixed-mount Readers


As well as breakthrough code reading, there are DataMan® products for every step of the direct part marking (DPM) process, including both quality verification, and data validation. Easy-to-use and reliable DataMan products enable quality control solutions for applications that require the highest read rates for 2D Data Matrix codes—critical to product traceability.

DataMan verifiers feature:

  • Compliance: All units include contract compliant verification to the AIM DPM Quality Guideline as required for U.S. Department of Defense (Mil Standard 130) and the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) B-17 Guideline.
  • Fully integrated design: All systems include easy to use software, integrated lighting and optics.
  • Certified calibration: DataMan verifiers includes a certified calibration target for establishing AIM DPM reflectance values.
  • Reliable and consistent: DataMan verifiers are easy to set up, use and provide reliable, repeatable results.

Please visit our website to see our range of verifiers.


Contact Us

Cognex UK Ltd,
Silverstone Innovation Centre,
Silverstone Circuit,
Northamptonshire, NN12 8GX

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