Omron Vision Sensor

Vision sensor sets new standard for image inspection and code verification

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We have launched a new version of its FQ vision sensor, addressing market requirements for an easy to use vision sensor that can address more complex applications. With improved performance, expanded functionality and a wider range of models, the FQ2 defines a new standard in image inspection and code verification.

The FQ2 vision sensor combines the camera, lens and lighting in a single compact package, complete with image processing capability which eliminates the need for a separate controller. The compact size and all-in-one design makes the sensor simple to mount and ideal for use in confined spaces.

All inspection algorithms intergrated

The FQ2 supports all of Omron’s inspection algorithms, including shape search, colour inspection, OCR, code reading and verification. For shape detection, the Shape Search II algorithm achieves high speed, highly reliable detection of position and 360°angle even if the objects are overlapping. In addition the Shape Search II algorithm can detect up to 32 objects in the same image, enabling high speed inspection of groups of items.

For character recognition, our unique OCR technology enables stable recognition and verification of even worn or distorted characters, and requires no setting of parameters to compensate for character contrast or positional offsetting. The large, built-in dictionary includes over 80 different fonts, plus worn, blurred and distorted character variations, and numerous size and background variations. In addition, OCR and code reading can be combined with in and verification against reference data can be set up without any programming or the need for external devices.

Great image detection

Ensuring the best possible image detection, models are available with resolutions from 360,000 pixels up to 1.3 million pixels. The FQ2 can make up to 32 simultaneous measurements, checking more than 5000 pieces per minute. In addition, because the sensor can measure angles of rotation and other positional information, it can also be used for positioning.

Versatile line-up

With a versatile line-up of products, users can choose the exactly functionality required for any application, based simply on the required field of view and the installation distance. Sensors with integrated lenses are available for sensing distances up to 1m for object sizes from 7mm to 300mm, while wide angle versions ensure wide field of view even when the sensor is mounted close to the workplace. In addition, sensors are available with C-mount lenses for sensing distances of over 1m.

Easy programmable

The FQ2 can be quickly programmed through intuitive PC software or using the TouchFinder console, which also provides local monitoring in addition to access to parameters and settings.

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