Easy-to-use Omron FQ vision sensors deliver images with crystal clarity!
09 March 2011
Even with the most challenging of targets, vision sensors in Omron’s new FQ range consistently deliver crystal clear images, yet they offer outstanding simplicity of installation and set up. These groundbreaking units, which continue Omron’s tradition of setting new standards in vision sensing, feature one-touch control via a simple and intuitive icon-driven menu system that eliminates the need for complex instructions and specialist know-how.
The first products of their type to employ HDR (high dynamic range) technology, FQ vision sensors incorporate full colour processing with up to 16 million colours, built-in polarising and halation filters and integrated high-intensity LED lighting. These features enable them to provide stable inspection even with highly reflective, low contrast and similarly difficult targets. They also cope easily with piece-to-piece variation between targets and with target misalignment.
So that users can select a sensor that accurately meets their particular requirements, Omron supplies its new FQ vision sensors in versions with fields of view from 7.4 mm to 300 mm. All models have an IP67 ingress protection rating, making them suitable for use in the toughest of operating environments.
A wide range of set up and control options is also offered: the sensors can be set up and configured via a PC or a standalone TouchFinder interface, operated locally or remotely, used as a portable or fixed unit, and installed permanently or temporarily.
Versatile automatic functions are provided to guide users through the process of configuring and fine-tuning the operation of the sensors, and four different views of inspection results are supported: overview, detail, trend and distribution. This means that users can choose the presentation most appropriate for their particular application, thereby allowing them to make informed and accurate decisions about their production, and to rapidly implement any remedial measures that may be needed.
As an aid to integration with modern industrial control systems, Omron FQ vision sensors feature industry-standard connections for trigger and I/O signals, as well as Ethernet connectivity. For applications requiring more than one vision sensor, multiple units can readily be networked together and controlled from a single point.
For more information, visit Omron’s website at www.industrial.omron.co.uk
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