The In-Sight 7000 series from Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) is a suite of ultra-rugged, highly modular standalone vision systems. The second-generation In-Sight 7000 series represents what the company says is a breakthrough in performance, flexibility and ease of integration. This powerful new vision system performs fast and precise inspections that keep pace with increasing line speeds, while its compact form factor easily fits into space-constrained production lines. The In-Sight 7000’s unique, modular design offers more than 400 different field configurations, making it the most flexible vision system available, according to Cognex. The rugged In-Sight 7000 is IP67-rated and includes Flexible Image Technology. This complete vision system features a patent-pending LED ring light that produces even, diffused illumination across the entire image, eliminating the need for costly external lighting. A variety of light colors, optical filters and polarizers can easily be swapped in to meet specific application requirements.