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Cognex acquires lighting technology provider SAC

30.12.2022 - The machine vision company from Massachuetts has acquired SAC Sirius Advanced Cybernetics, a German provider of lighting technology (“SAC”).

The acquisition expands Cognex’s footprint across industries that manufacture at high speed with minimal tolerance for safety-critical failures, such as automotive and consumer electronics. Cognex plans to feature SAC’s Trevista products with its Vision Pro software offering.

Founded in 1996 in Karlsruhe, Germany, SAC’s strong customer base includes leading European automotive suppliers and manufacturers.

“SAC’s technology will improve our defect detection capabilities, and position us particularly well with EV battery manufacturers,” said Joerg Kuechen, Cognex’s senior vice president and CTO. “Combining SAC’s capabilities with Cognex’s vision and AI tools will equip us with industry leading computational lighting technology. Lighting is key to battery inspection because it illuminates small defects on surfaces that could result in safety-critical failures if undetected. EV battery inspection is a large, fast-growing market with sophisticated inspection requirements. We are excited to continue to build out our capabilities and deepen our penetration of this market.”

Contact

Cognex Corporation

One Vision Drive
01760 Natick
MA

+1 (508) 650-3000

Cognex Germany Inc.

Emmy-Noether-Str. 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

+49 721 958 8052

SAC Sirius Advanced Cybernetics GmbH

An der RaumFabrik 33b
76227 Karlsruhe
Germany

+49 721 60 543 000
+49 721 60 543 200

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