Cognex Corporation is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes. The Company operates through two segments: Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD) and Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD). MVSD develops, manufactures and markets modular vision systems and ID products that are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, such as cellular phones, aspirin bottles and automobile wheels, by locating, identifying, inspecting and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. SISD develops manufactures and markets surface inspection vision systems that inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion, such as metal, paper, nonwoven, plastic and glass. Its products include vision software, vision systems, vision sensors, ID products and surface inspection systems. Its brands include Cognex, VisionPro and In-Sight, among others.