Cognex Acquires German Lighting Technology Provider SAC

Cognex Acquires German Lighting Technology Provider SAC

Lighting solution will accelerate Cognex’s growth trajectory with EV battery manufacturers.

Cognex Corp., a leading machine vision company, has acquired SAC Sirius Advanced Cybernetics GmbH, a German leader in lighting technology. 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 chief technology officer. “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.”

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