Cognex Corp. snapped up two 3D vision capability companies over the past couple of months, the company reported Monday.
Cognex acquired EnShape GmbH, which makes advanced 3D vision sensors and software. The Jena, Germany-based EnShape’s sensor’s use patented area-scan technology to capture images at high resolutions.
As part of the acquisition, Cognex will open an engineering center in Jena.
Back in late August, the company wrapped its acquisition of AQSense, which provides 3D vision software. AQSense, headquartered in Girona, Spain, develops and sells a library of field-tested 3D vision tools and a configuration software packages that helps customers set up their applications. AQSense’s software engineers joined Cognex’s 3D engineering team when the acquisition closed on Aug. 30.
“We see a growing number of opportunities for 3D vision in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and logistics, to name just a few,” said Joerg Kuechen, vice president of vision products at Cognex.
“We believe that our acquisition of these two companies, especially the addition of two highly experienced new engineering teams, will accelerate our ability to bring innovative new 3D products to market.”
Headquartered in Natick, Mass., Cognex designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision technology used in barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems employed by factories, warehouses, and distribution centers to guide, gauge, inspect, and identify objects.
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