All-In-One Vision Sensor

Omron FQ-M combines camera, image processor and communications option in a single unit.

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by Design Engineering Staff

Omron Industrial Automation has introduced a vision sensor designed specifically for pick-and-place applications. With a processing speed of 5000 pieces per minute and 360 degree rotation, The FQ-M combines a camera, image processing functionality and communications options (Ethernet and EtherCAT) in a single package.

The sensor’s object detection is based on a contour-based search algorithm that can cope with overlapped or partially hidden objects. The camera’s incremental encoder interface simplifies initial calibration of the system, and enables on-the-fly tracking for synchronized control. The FQ-M is able to output position coordinates and the corresponding encoder values, and is able to manage the object queue so that no object’s coordinates are duplicated.

Measuring just 110x75x50mm, the FQ-M provides a standard C-Mount lens attachment and a 3.5-inch TFT color touch screen the TouchFinder console that provides image viewing, zoom in/out and a variety of measurements.
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