The sensor can be used in wet environments.
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last update: December 01, 2016
The sensor can be used in wet environments.
All cables from the camera are flexible.
This allows the Sensor to be used safely on moving parts.
Connection is made quick and easy with a clear, definitive click-into-place mechanism.
All you need to do is select the camera based on the field of view and installation distance that you require. There is no need to select and purchase additional lighting or lenses. Furthermore, the time required to wire everything has been drastically reduced due to the low number of components.
The camera and lighting have been integrated into a single unit, so only one camera mounting bracket is required. The Sensor comes with a multi-directional mounting bracket that can be attached on any of the four sides of the Camera. Axis alignment is also not required because the lighting and the camera are integrated into a single unit.
Just install the Cameras where you need them. No control panels are required to house the controllers. Triggers can be input for each Camera, so new Cameras can be added whenever required without having to worry about timing input design. Up to 32 Cameras can be set up from a single Touch Finder, so you do not need to worry about adding new monitors when you need more Cameras. This also allows you to smoothly respond to user requests for additional features.
You can combine multiple inspection items to perform external inspections, positioning, and other tasks all from a single Sensor.
External inspection of ICs can be completed with a single Sensor. The position offset of the entire pallet before inspection can be adjusted on the image itself, which reduces the amount of work required to increase mechanical positioning accuracy.
The Sensor can measure angles of rotation and other position information, so it can also be used for positioning. Inspections can also be performed for the number and size of holes along with the position information.
The FQ2 now has Shape Search III that uses OMRON's unique techniques to search and match registered models at high speed. Shape Search III provides advanced robustness, which is critical on FA sites. High-precision and reliable position detection is possible without being affected by light interference and backgrounds.
This is a standard search inspection item. This type of search is used to detect items like labels, identify shapes, or positions.
The model image can be automatically divided into small areas, so that tiny differences that cannot be detected with a normal search can be detected with large numerical differences.
The number of edges in a region can be counted.
This inspection item detects Edges and measures their positions.
This inspection item measures the width between edges.
This inspection item counts how many labels there are of the specified color and size and measures the area or center position of the specified label.
This inspection item measures the area and center position of the specified color.
Inspections can be performed that compare the difference in color between the workpiece and a registered image of a good product to detect objects and foreign matter.(average color value)
You can also inspect for defects and foreign matter by looking at the color deviation.(color deviation)
The correct position of workpieces with an inconsistent orientation can be measured through automatic detection of the offset of the workpiece in relation to a registered standard model.
A total of 11 different image filters are provided, including background suppression to help eliminate patterns that can result in unstable measurements, as well as dilation and erosion.
If the dimensions or position of a workpiece is difficult to determine in a pixel display, you can convert the display unit so that it is easier to see.
Even if printing is distorted or unclear due to conveyor line conditions, a unique reading method with a built-in dictionary enables stable reading of characters.
Although previously performed as separate processes, character recognition and inspection tools can now both be performed with a single FQ2 Sensor.
This helps you reduce costs and save space.
The large amount of data in the built-in dictionary contains approximately 80 different fonts that are used on FA sites.Variations for worn characters, blurring, distortion, different backgrounds, and size changes have been included to enable stable and highly accurate reading with the built-in dictionary even for some variations in the characters.It is not necessary to set parameters to compensate for character contrast or positional offsetting.
The character data being read can be verified against the character data registered in the master data. You can register up to 32 character strings in the master data and easily change the current master data with an external signal. With the FQ2-S4, you can also compare against the character strings read from bar codes or 2D codes.
The calendar function eliminates the need to set the date and best-before date manually every day. You can also set the dates according to the dates set to the printer by using the command sent from the external system in addition to from the Touch Finder for the FQ2.
Non conventional characters can be added to the dictionary.Special fonts are difficult to read with the default settings, but add them to the dictionary and the FQ2 provides reliable readings.
The inspected images and reading results can be temporarily saved in the sensor. Additionally, up to 10,000 images and 10,000,000 reading results can be saved in a 4-GB SD card. You can select logging both OK and NG results or only NG results to aid in traceability.
Dark areas around characters, such as bar codes, are removed to achieve stable reading.
OCR and Code Reading inspection items can be combined to read codes and verify them against character strings all within the FQ2.
No programming of external devices is required.
It has become common to manage information by directly marking codes on products. However, differences in materials often causes instability when reading the printed characters.The FQ2 achieves stable reading with unique functionality designed just for DPM.
The function to evaluate the quality of a 2D code (DataMatrix) enables an in-line check of the relative quality change and the parameter where the change occurred.
You can apply up to three of the four unique filters developed by OMRON in the desired order to remove printing irregularities and noise, in order to achieve a stable reading.
Erosion and dilation can be combined to connect dots without changing the dot thickness.
Code Readers must be able to read codes even for poor printing conditions. You can automatically retry reading while changing the exposure time and other reading conditions, even for changing workpieces or environments, to enable a stable reading.
Reading is performed for the specified number of times for the same scene.
Reading is performed until successful, as long as an external level trigger is input.
Reading is performed for the same scene while changing the exposure time in stages.
When reading DPM codes, inconsistencies in printing conditions can result in NGs if reading is performed with only one set of reading settings.
The FQ2 allows you to register up to 32 sets of reading conditions as scenes and retry reading while changing the scenes in order.
The system automatically determines the scenes with the highest usage rates and changes the order to start with them to flexibly handle changes in reading conditions. Of course you can specify a fixed order if required.
QR code is the registered trademark of DENSO WAVE.
We offer a diverse lineup of Sensors so that you can choose the one with the perfect field of view and installation distance for your needs.
All-in-one Sensors tend to be limited in field of view variations, but we offer a lineup ranging from 7.5 mm up to 240 mm to meet your needs.
A side-view wide-angle camera takes images and performs inspections across a wide area, even if the camera is close to the workpiece.
Perfect for mounting the sensor in locations with limited space. This also enables the Sensor to be installed alongside an assembly line without protruding in order to perform inspections from the side of the conveyor belt.
The Sensors with C-mount lens enable freedom of lens selection for long distances over 1 m and narrow fields of view under 1 mm that are not covered by our integrated Sensors.This type of Sensor is also useful when you want to use external illumination.
The Sensor includes communication interfaces for compatibility with a wide range of host devices. This helps reduce the design work required for data communications between the Sensor and a PLC.
Note: The type of communications interface depends on the model of the Sensor.
Refer to Catalog for details.
PLC link greatly reduces the amount of time and work that is required to create ladder programs.
OMRON's exclusive FINS/TCP communications interface can be used to connect to low-cost OMRON PLCs. With this communications interface, no communications controls are required to process the sending and receiving of complex TCP packets. You get faster, simpler connections to OMRON PLCs.
EtherNet/IP™ communications, a standard widely used in communications systems in factories around the world, is also supported. This communication interface enables simple and easy connections to a wide range of EtherNet/IP™ devices, including OMRON PLCs.
Our expansion units enable expansion to up to three times the number of I/O connections. This enables the output of individual judgement results for each inspection, a feature that has been highly requested.
This Sensor Data Unit supports standard RS-232C communications.
・Microsoft .NET is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
・EtherNet/IP™ is the trademark of ODVA.
last update: December 01, 2016