Tobias Hero Instrumental

Get more out of your Cognex vision system

Add Instrumental to your current Cognex vision system to access real-time data and detect defects with AI from anywhere.

Find and fix issues from anywhere

  • Capture and access images of every unit at key assembly states, with your cameras or ours.
  • Leverage AI to detect unknown defects in minutes – with as little as 30 units.
  • Optimize with real-time access to images, reports, heatmaps, alerts, and more.

Building better products starts with better data

Vision systems need to do more

Make Decisions

Instrumental provides a suite of modern manufacturing tools that enable remote work, accelerate product maturity, and control yield.

  • Engineers travel less and spend more time solving problems with remote access to unit images, AI that catches unknown defects, and data that validates corrective action.
  • Operations gains control over yield with production reports of defect rates, spikes in issues, and threshold alerts – enabling process shift to be addressed proactively.

I have a vision system

Instrumental integrates with any vision system you currently have – Keyence, Cognex, and more! Add Instrumental to get:


  • Full access to image data record from anywhere
  • Tools for failure analysis and easy virtual teardowns
  • AI you can set up in minutes, with zero machine learning background and just 30 units
  • Real-time reporting with heatmaps, custom threshold alerts, and more!

I don't have a vision system

No cameras, no problem! Instrumental hardware is included with service and can be deployed globally on short notice. You'll get:


  • Drop-in stations that capture images, run AI tests, and flag units
  • Full access to image data record from anywhere
  • Tools for failure analysis and easy virtual teardowns
  • AI you can set up in minutes, with zero machine learning background and just 30 units
  • Real-time reporting with heatmaps, custom threshold alerts, and more!
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Programs that used Instrumental during development ramped faster than products that did not use it.

Lyon Wang, Director of Engineering and NPI
Motorola Mobility

Without Instrumental, we would not have found the issues on time – some of them we would have never found [until our customers did].

Marcel Tremblay, Director of Mechanical Engineering
FLIR Systems

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