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Model ISM1500-01 is one of the Cognex In-Sight Micro Vision System modules. It can be used with a breakout, I/O, or Ethernet cable. The model has a rapid reset acquisition. The minimum software requirement needed when operating this model is In-Sight Version 4.9.1.



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  • Part Number: ISM1500-01
  • SKU: ISM150001CV
  • Manufacturer: Cognex Vision
  • Series: In-Sight Micro Series Vision System

ISM1500-01 Technical Specifications

Electronic Shutter Speed 4/5 µs to 500 ms
Finish Painted
Frames Per Second 157 full frames per second for 800 x 600 Resolution
Job/Program Memory 128 MC Non-Volatile Flash Memory
Material Die-Cast Zinc Housing
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F
Power Type A and B
Sensor Properties 4.24 mm diagonal, 5.3 x 5.3 µm sq. pixels for 640 x 480 Resolution
Weight w/o Mounting Block 4.27 oz (121 g)

Product Description

The ISM1500-01 model is part of the Cognex In-Sight Micro Vision System. This mode is considered a Regulatory Model with most of its compliances. Several cable types can be used with this module, such as breakout, Ethernet, and I/O cables. To connect this module and the I/O modules cable do so through the I/O cables M8 connector which will connect to the vision system I/O connector and then connect the DB15 connector from the I/O modules cable to the I/O modules I/O connector. 

Pertaining to the cables that are used to connect the models together there are several different cables used in different lengths, for example, there are five different lengths associated with the breakout cable. The lengths are 15 m (49.5 ft), 10 m (33 ft), 5 m (16.5 ft), 2 m (6.8 ft), and .6 m (2 ft). Please note that the breakout cable will be used to provide access to the ISM1500-01 model's high-speed and trigger outputs. 

There are three common components that are associated with the ISM1500-01 model, these components are the mounting system, which is the mounting kit, the optional mounting block, an extension ring that will be used with C-mount lenses, and the vision system itself. 

There are specifications regarding how this model can operate which include the minimum firmware requirements; the minimum firmware needed to operate this model is In-Sight version 4.9.1. There is also a specific sensor type that the ISM1500-01 model has, this model has a CMOS that is 1/1.8”. 

Frequently Asked Questions about ISM1500-01

What do the connectors on the back of the Cognex ISM1500-01 In-Sight Micro Series vision system mean?
The ISM1500-01 is a Cognex vision system that allows the user to have measurement, identification, and robot monitoring capabilities on the factor floor. The vision systems function as stand-alone, network-ready, compact units to allow the user to afford these capabilities in the most ideal way. When the Cognex vision system ISM1500-01 In-Sight Micro Series unit is viewed from the rear, there are two connectors that immediately stand out. The first, on the top left of the unit, is the I/O connector. This allows the vision system to connect to high-speed outputs and to the acquisition trigger input. On the lower right hand side of the unit is a slightly larger connector. This PoE connector is where the vision systems connect to the Ethernet that will allow them to have power and network communication connection.
How can an Ethernet network be set up for the Cognex ISM 1500 In-Sight Micro Series Vision System ISM1500-01?
The vision system can be connected to an Ethernet network by using a RJ-45 LAN cable. First this RJ-45 connector will be inserted into the LAN port of the I/O module. The other end of the cable will attach to a router, PC, or a switch depending. 

Reviews For ISM1500-01

Internal Review

If you require a model with no discrete inputs, then the ISM1500-01 is the best model for you. It does not have discrete inputs but is equipped with eight additional general-purpose inputs when using the CIO-MICRO-CC or CIO-MICRO I/O modules. - AX Control Technician

Repair Services For ISM1500-01

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