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What are the capabilities of the Vision System Monitor utility on the GT25 and GT27 Series GOT2000 HMIs, and how do I use it?

Bryon Sol


The new Vision Sensor Monitor Utility makes it possible to view images from the Cognex In-Sight cameras on your GT25 or GT27 HMI.

Here are some notes on the capabilities:

  1. This utility on the GOT uses the WebHMI functionality of the Cognex In-Sight cameras. So only cameras that have this ability are compatible. This means the older 5100, 5400, 5600, 1100, 1400, 7000, 7200 and 7400 series cameras will not work as they only go up to firmware 4.10.X and do not support WebHMI. All newer models (5700, 7500, 7600, 7800, 7900, 8000, 9000) with firmware 5.8.0 or after should work.
  2. This utility does NOT support CustomView functionality, or graphics generated in spreadsheet.
  3. This utility DOES support EasyView.
  4. The utility launches it's own set of screens. You do not design your own screens, you simply launch the utility. Like any other utility screen, you are now not in your standard HMI application, so while monitoring the camera, you have no ability to interact with your PLC etc. You have to leave the utility to go back to machine controls.

This was tested on a In-Sight IS7802M with firmwares 6.1.3 and 6.2.1 - both worked fine. There was previously a limitation that the utility only worked on cameras up to V5.8.0 Firmware, the utility has been updated and as of the writing of this it now works with all firmware from 5.8.0 to 6.2.1.

You will need GT Designer 1.250 or later for this to work. I used 1.265B.

Steps are basically as follows:

  1. Update the Core OS of your GT25/GT27. This requires an SD card.
    Write the CoreOS to the SD card from Communication->Write to Memory Card
    Choose the CoreOS (mine was version AB)
    Put the SD card in the HMI and boot the HMI - follow the prompts to update the CoreOS



  2. In your HMI Project in GT Designer3 go to Project->Application Selection and check off Vision Sensor Monitor[01.42.000] to add the utility to your project.

  3. Add a button to one of your screens to gain access to the utility. Make it a Special Function switch and set the Switch Action to "Vision Sensor Monitor"


  4. Make sure you enable WebHMI in your Cognex Camera. I did not test HTTPS only HTTP but HTTP worked flawlessly.

  5. Write your project to your GOT and you should be all set.

One final note. While In-Sight Explorer is connected to the camera, you will not be able to use the online/offline, read/save etc functionality in the Vision Sensor Monitor utility. Make sure you disconnect In-Sight Explorer from the camera so that the GOT has control.

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