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FQ2-CH Series

Optical Character Recognition Sensor

FQ2-CH Series

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.

Sensor

Item Optical Character Recognition Sensor
Model NPN FQ2-CH10[][][][]-M
PNP FQ2-CH15[][][][]-M
Field of view Refer to Ordering Information on Lineup. (Tolerance (field of view): ± 10% max.)
Installation distance
Main
functions
Inspection items OCR
⋅ Alphabet A to Z
⋅ Number 0 to 9
⋅ Symbol ' - .: /
Model dictionary
Image filter Weak smoothing, Strong smoothing, Dilate, Erosion, Median, Extract edges,
Extract horizontal edges, Extract vertical edges, Enhance edges, Background
suppression
Verification function Supported
Retry function Normal retry, Exposure retry, Scene retry, Trigger retry
Number of simultaneous
measurements
32
Position compensation Supported (360º Model position compensation, Edge position compensation,
Linear correction)
Number of registered
scenes
32
Image
input
Image processing
method
Monochrome
Image filter High dynamic range (HDR), polarizing filter (attachment), Brightness Correction
Image elements 1/3-inch Monochrome CMOS
Shutter Built-in lighting ON: 1/250 to 1/50,000s
Built-in lighting OFF: 1/1 to 1/50,000s
Processing resolution 752 × 480
Partial input function Supported horizontally only.
Image display Zoom-in/Zoom-out/Fit, Rotating by 180°
Lighting Lighting method Pulse
Lighting color White
Data
logging
Measurement data In Sensor: 1,000 items (If a Touch Finder is used, results can be saved up to the
capacity of an SD card.)
Images In Sensor: 20 images (If a Touch Finder is used, images can be saved up to the
capacity of an SD card.)
Auxiliary function Statistical data, Test Measurements, I/O monitor, Password function, Simulation
software, Sensor error history, Calibration
Math function Arithmetic, calculation functions, trigonometric functions, and logic functions
Measurement trigger External trigger (single or continuous)
Communications trigger (Ethernet TCP no-protocol, Ethernet UDP no-protocol,
Ethernet FINS/TCP noprotocol, EtherNet/IP, PLC Link, or PROFINET)
I/O
specifi-
cations
Input signals 7 signals
• Single measurement input (TRIG)
• Control command input (IN0 to IN5)
Output signals 3 signals
• Control output (BUSY)
• Overall judgement output (OR)
• Error output (ERROR)
Note: The assignments of the three output signals (OUT0 to OUT2) can also be
changed to the following:
• READY
• RUN
• STG (Strobe trigger)
• OR0 (Item0 judgement) to OR31 (Item31 judgement)
• Exp.0 judgement to Exp.31 judgement
Ethernet specifications 100Base-TX/10Base-T
Communications Ethernet TCP no-protocol, Ethernet UDP no-protocol, Ethernet FINS/TCP
no-protocol, EtherNet/IP, PLC Link, or PROFINET
I/O expansion Possible by connecting FQ-SDU1_ Sensor Data Unit. 11 inputs and 24 outputs
RS-232C Possible by connecting FQ-SDU2_ Sensor Data Unit.
8 inputs and 7 outputs
Ratings Power supply voltage 21.6 to 26.4 VDC (including ripple)
Current consumption 2.4 A max.
Environ-
mental
immunity
Ambient temperature
range
Operating: 0 to 40ºC, Storage: -25 to 65ºC
(with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Ambient atmosphere No corrosive gas
Vibration resistance
(destruction)
10 to 150 Hz, single amplitude: 0.35 mm, X/Y/Z directions
8 min each, 10 times
Shock resistance
(destruction)
150 m/s2 3 times each in 6 direction (up, down, right, left, forward, and backward)
Degree of protection IEC 60529 IP67 (Except when Polarizing Filter Attachment is mounted or
connector cap is removed.)
Materials Sensor: PBT, PC, SUS, Mounting Bracket: PBT, Polarizing Filter Attachment:
PBT, PC
Ethernet connector: Oil-resistance vinyl compound, I/O connector: Lead-free
heat-resistant PVC
Weight Narrow View/Standard View: Approx.160 g Wide View: Approx.150 g
Accessories included with sensor Mounting Bracket (FQ-XL) (1), Polarizing Filter Attachment (FQ-XF1) (1),
Instruction Manual, Member Registration Sheet
LED class Risk Group 2 (IEC62471)

Touch Finder

Type Model with DC power supply Model with
AC/DC/battery power supply
Model FQ2-D30 FQ2-D31
Number of connectable Sensor Number of sensors that can be recognized (switched): 32 max. number
or sensor that can displayed on monitor: 8 max.
Main
functions
Types of measurement
displays
Last result display, Last NG display, trend monitor, histograms
Types of display images Through, frozen, zoom-in, and zoom-out images
Data logging Measurement results, measured images
Menu language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Indications LCD Display device 3.5-inch TFT color LCD
Pixels 320 × 240
Display colors 16.7 million
Backlight Life expectancy
*1
50,000 hours at 25ºC
Brightness
adjustment
Provided
Screen saver Provided
Operation
interface
Touch
screen
Method Resistance film
Life expectancy
*2
1,000,000 touch operations
External
interface
Ethernet 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
SD card SDHC-compliant, Class 4 or higher recommended
Ratings Power supply voltage DC power connection:
21.6 to 26.4 VDC
(including ripple)
DC power connection: 21.6 to 26.4
VDC (including ripple)
AC adapter (manufactured by Sino-
American Japan Co., Ltd) connection:
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Battery connection: FQ-BAT1
Battery (1cell, 3.7 V)
Continuous operation on
Battery *3
--- 1.5 h
Power consumption DC power connection:
0.2 A max.
DC power connection: 0.2 A max.
Charging battery: 0.4 A max.
Environ-
mental
immunity
Ambient temperature
range
Operating: 0 to 50ºC
Storage: - 25 to 65ºC
(with no icing or condensation)
Operating: 0 to 50ºC when mounted
to DIN Track or panel
Operation on Battery: 0 to 40ºC
Storage: - 25 to 65ºC
(with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Ambient atmosphere No corrosive gas
Vibration resistance
(destruction)
10 to 150 Hz, single amplitude: 0.35 mm, X/Y/Z directions
8 min each, 10 times
Shock resistance
(destruction)
150 m/s2 3 times each in 6 direction (up, down, right, left, forward, and
backward)
Degree of protection IEC 60529 IP20 (when SD card cover, connector cap, or harness is
attached)
Weight Approx. 270 g (without Battery and hand strap attached)
Materials Case: ABS
Accessories included with Touch
Finder
Touch Pen (FQ-XT), Instruction Manual

*1. This is a guideline for the time required for the brightness to diminish to half the initial brightness at room
      temperature and humidity. The life of the backlight is greatly affected by the ambient temperature and humidity
      and will be shorter at lower or higher temperatures.
*2. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by operating conditions.
*3. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by the operating environment and
      operating conditions.

Sensor Data Units (FQ2-S3/S4/CH only)

Item Parallel Interface RS-232C Interface
Model NPN FQ-SDU10 FQ-SDU20
PNP FQ-SDU15 FQ-SDU25
I/O
specifi-
cations
Parallel
I/O
Connector 1 16 outputs (D0 to D15) 6 inputs (IN0 to IN5)
Connector 2 11 inputs (TRIG, RESET, IN0 to IN7,
and DSA)
8 outputs (GATE, ACK, RUN, BUSY,
OR, ERROR, STGOUT, and SHTOUT)
2 inputs (TRIG and RESET)
7 outputs (ACK, RUN, BUSY, OR,
ERROR, STGOUT, and SHTOUT)
RS-232C --- 1 channel, 115,200 bps max.
Sensor interface FQ2-S3 connected with FQ-WU[][][]: OMRON interface
*Number of connected Sensors: 1
Ratings Power supply voltage 21.6 to 26.4 VDC (including ripple)
Insulation resistance Between all DC external terminals and case: 0.5 MΩ min (at 250 VDC)
Current consumption 2.5 A max.: FQ2-S[][][][][][]-[][][] and FQ-SDU[][], FQ2-CH1[][][][][]-M and
FQ-SDU[][]
0.4 A max.: FQ2-S[][]-[][][] and FQ-SDU[][]
0.1 A max.: FQ-SDU[][] only
Environ-
mental
immunity
Ambient temperature
range
Operating: 0 to 50ºC, Storage: -20 to 65ºC (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity
range
Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Ambient atmosphere No corrosive gas
Vibration resistance
(destruction)
10 to 150 Hz, single amplitude: 0.35 mm, X/Y/Z directions, 8 min each, 10 times
Shock resistance
(destruction)
150 m/s2 3 times each in 6 directions (up, down, right, left, forward, and
backward)
Degree of protection IEC 60529 IP20
Materials Case: PC + ABS, PC
Weight Approx. 150 g
Accessories included with
Sensor Data Unit
Instruction Manual

Battery

Model FQ-BAT1
Battery type Secondary lithium ion battery
Nominal capacity 1,800 mAh
Rated voltage 3.7 V
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 40ºC
Storage: -25 to 65ºC (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Charging method Charged in Touch Finder (FQ2-D31). AC adapter (FQ-AC[]) is required.
Charging time *1 2 h
Usage time *1 1.5 h
Battery backup life *2 300 charging cycles
Weight 50 g max.

*1. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by operating conditions
*2. This is a guideline for the time required for the capacity of the Battery to be reduced to 60% of the initial capacity.
      No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by the operating environment and operating conditions.

System Requirements for Touch Finder for PC

The following Personal Computer system is required to use the software.

OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium or higher (32-bit/64-bit version)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Edition or higher (32-bit/64-bit version)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition or higher (32-bit/64-bit version)
CPU Core 2 Duo 1.06 GHz or the equivalent or higher
RAM 1GB min.
HDD 500 MB min. available space *
Monitor 1,024 × 768 dots min.

* Available space is also required separately for data logging.

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