Cognex offers the VisionPro Surface vision software package for material surface inspection. VisionPro Surface combines visual defect detection and classification technology with a nominal user interface to improve defect detection, classification, and surface texture assessment during the manufacturing process. The software is suitable for production lines where complex inspection solutions are not practical or economically viable in the material coating and other converting industries. Unlike traditional surface inspection technologies that use signal processing to detect defects, VisionPro Surface works by monitoring the visual appearance of the material. Statistical analysis automatically identifies potential defects in the material’s surface and classifies the defects into groups based on similarity in contrast, texture, and/or geometry. Automatic web-based reporting tools are included, while components such as camera, I/O, lights, and cabling are optional.