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Vision Sensor and Industrial ID Workshop Friday, March 4, 2016

February 4, 2016

Cognex Vision and IDPresenting the newest members of the Cognex Vision Sensor and Industrial ID family.  Attendees enter for a chance to win a New In-Sight 2000 Vision Sensors. REGISTER TODAY

Dorner SmartPace Dynamic Pacing Conveyors

December 3, 2014

Smartpace imageThe SmartPace conveyor enhances packaged product orientation by receiving items and properly spacing them on the conveyor.

The conveyor uses HMI interface to control the spacing, speed and orientation of products. This gives users is the ability to merge multiple lanes together without product stops or gates – the entire process is smooth and seamless. A Photoeye detects randomly spaced parts enter the conveyor. The conveyor’s servo motor control automatically varies the conveyor speed and conveyor junction placement to generate an evenly spaced part.

R.R.Floody offers Mitsubishi PLC Class August 20, 2014

August 7, 2014

GXWorks2 logoAttendees will learn about Mitsubishi FX3 PLC basics and Mitsubishi GXWorks2 programming basics.  This class is for anyone interested in learning Mitsubishi PLC basics or anyone that would like a refresher class in PLC basics.

  • Mitsubishi FX3 PLC, GXWorks2 programming software, and programming cable will be provided
  • Attendees get to take hardware and software with them
  • Hands-on training
  • The Mitsubishi Mobile Showroom will be available for attendees to take a tour


Mitsubishi Mobile Showroom and BBQ Open House August 21st and 22nd

August 7, 2014

SIMR.R. Floody will be hosting the Solutions in Motion mobile showroom and BBQ event at our office in Rockford, IL.  We invite you to join us at this free event anytime between 10:00am and 3:00pm on either August 21st or 22nd (or both).


Mitsubishi’s FR-A800 Inverters can help you save money, resources, and time

July 10, 2014

A800-VFDCombining Induction Motors and Magnet Motors the A800 is suitable for low and high performance applications

The  A800 Series inverter combines traditional induction and permanent magnet motors into a single solution, providing high performance response and energy-efficient motor control. The A800 frequency controller can support multiple applications, ultimately reducing costs for the end user and is available in 200, 400, 575 and 690 voltage classes.

Cognex’s Checker 4G7C is your answer to fast color inspection

July 10, 2014

Color CheckerThe Cognex Checker 4G7C introduces the unmatched ease of set up and use for color applications.  Desired color can be verified with a single click using the application software. You can be up and running in seconds!

  • 376 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Inspection speed up to 800 parts per minute
  • Ethernet support for industrial protocols
  • High-intensity white LED illumination

Cognex Barcode Symposium June 12, 2014 – Elk Grove Village, IL

June 6, 2014

RRF SymposiumJoin us for a hands-on Barcode Symposium featuring the latest in image-based code reading technology

Medical Device:

  • Learn Cognex solutions to support FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations.


  • Cognex’s Expert on Traceability, John Stamos, will discuss the trends for “Track and Trace” in the Pharmaceutical market.


  • Learn how companies apply DPM identification and traceability solutions to improve efficiencies in productivity and product quality.

Food and Beverage:
Barcode and Traceability Solutions to Support:

  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Packaging confirmation to prevent food allergen contamination
  • Preventative product to packaging mismatch solutions
  • Product traceability solutions  
  • Transitioning from 1D to 2D Barcodes
  • High-speed, image capture barcode reading solutions

Grading the Quality of Codes:

  • Learn Cognex solutions to support in process or offline barcode grading, process control and verification

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20/20 Hindsight High-Speed Monitoring Technology

January 31, 2014

Identify and eliminate the cause of machinery issues

Hindsight cartThe Hindsight product line from Monitoring Technology is built from the ground up to record high frame rate video in the factory environment. With an eye toward function and ease-of-use, Hindsight high speed cameras combine the most advanced video recording technology packaged in a way that is accessible and valuable in the production line setting.


DataMan 50L image-based readers are more reliable than laser scanners

November 7, 2013

DataMan 50L has No Moving PartsWith a solid state design, DataMan® barcode readers have no moving parts that need replacement and constant adjustment.  The DataMan 50L image-based readers are ideal for applications where single-line laser scanners are used and are comparable in price.

  • Compact size
  • Highest read rates
  • Performance feedback
  • No moving parts!

Visualize…the ability to see what your barcode reader sees

May 30, 2013

DataMan 50 image based barcode readersCognex DataMan® image-based barcode readers work like cameras; they take digital images of the product as it passes by the barcode reader. Because of this technology, DataMan barcode readers offer users performance feedback.  You can view your barcode images live or FTP images of no reads to a server for analysis and process improvement.

Start understanding why you have no reads by getting a visual confirmation of any errors that occur by upgrading to DataMan image-based barcode reading technology.