Smart vision sensor features simple setup, high-speed inspection
Omron Electronics new ZFX machine vision sensor, in 1-camera and 2-camera models, is said to simplify automated inspection by condensing image-processing know-how into recipes that allow the user to select from auto-listed options, resulting in shorter commissioning time and lower costs.
This Omron Electronics equipment includes just two pieces of hardware—a camera with intelligent lighting and a controller with built-in HMI. Programming environment uses a live color image for maximum accuracy in setup and monitoring. ZFX can inspect up to 32 regions of interest with 360-degree rotational search in less than 28 ms. Designed for high-speed measurement and inspection applications, the ZFX can be used for product or package sorting, label inspections, high-speed bottle inspection, electronics inspection, random position reference, and high-speed robotic tool guidance.
The controller features a built-in 3.5-in. TFT color LCD touchscreen with stylus, and is available in NPN or PNP output models for one- or two-camera applications. Color and monochrome cameras with built-in lens and intelligent lighting are available with fields of view ranging from 1 to 150 mm; cameras with C-mount lenses are also available. Controller can be track-mounted directly or panel mounted using an optional adapter.
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