Omron vision sensors set new benchmark in product inspections
When it comes to product inspections, Omron vision sensors are far more accurate than the human eye. Omron’s vision sensors are ideal for a wide variety of industry sectors, including food and beverage, packaging and pharmaceutical applications.
“Previously, all line inspections were carried out manually using several people along a production line,” says George Nematian, Omron Product Manager (Advanced Sensors, RFID and Quality Inspection).
“This was very time consuming and did not have the same level of accuracy. When a line is running very fast, a human cannot check the faults.”
The FQ2 Vision Sensor is ideal for inspecting caps on plastic bottles to determine whether the cap is damaged, missing or is not inserted properly.
“It can check for the level of liquid – whether too high or low – for beverages such as fruit juice or soft drinks,” Mr Nematian says.
“It can also check if there are any scratches on metal surfaces of can check whether there has been any damage to label.
“They are far more accurate than the human eye when it comes to product inspection.”
Previously, vision sensors placed the image processor in a separate Controller, now Omron has built the processor into the camera unit.
The sensors are IP67 water resistant, meaning they can be used in wet environments.
All cables from the camera are flexible. This allows the sensor to be used safely on moving parts.