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Vision sensor is set to shake up the inspection market

10 January 2013

Omron's new FQ2 vision sensor sets a new standard for performance and flexibility, providing functionality not previously available in a vision sensor format. 

The FQ2 provides complete flexibility, with over 60 hardware options including fully integrated cameras with high brightness illumination to C-Mount lens cameras, colour and monochrome cameras, as well as high resolution types for accurate inspection. Even, units specifically designed for OCV (Optical Character Verification) and barcode verification applications are also available. Whatever your application, there is an FQ2 which fits perfectly.

The FQ2 inspection tool library is now without compromise, as standard 9 inspection items including Omron’s coveted “Shape Search II”, shape based inspection tool, which provides 10x speed and ultra-high accuracy detection. Using “Real Colour” inspection algorithms, the FQ2 processes images in a similar way to the human eye. High stability is achieved, yet set-up is simplified by negating the complex process of manually setting digital colour filters, which is required on most other systems.

Advanced character verification of printed text, such as date codes and lot codes is now possible on the FQ2 platform. The set-up task has been simplified to allow easy deployment, through pre-set character libraries, set-up can be completed in seconds and without the need for in-depth knowledge of vision technology. 

Stable inspection is guaranteed, with the FQ2’s crystal clear image capability. High performance lighting, HDR processing, polarising filters and a new suite of digital image filters, all ensure the FQ2 provides the best possible image, improving the stability and reliability of your application.

Integration couldn’t be easier; the FQ2 supports TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP and PLC Link as standard, ensuring seamless communication without any effort. Up to 32 cameras can be networked together, providing a single interface point for machines which need multiple inspection zones. As standard, 3 digital outputs are provided, although this can be increased through an I/O expansion module to 23 outputs, vastly increasing the number of viable applications.

High performance and simple operation, the FQ2 is the perfect choice for all your inspection needs.

Omron has been developing and manufacturing machine vision products for over 30 years and has been recognised as the global Number One for machine vision sensor products according to the World Market for Machine Vision – 2012 Edition report from independent market research company, IMS Research.

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