Om­ron vi­sion sen­sors set new bench­mark in prod­uct in­spec­tions

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

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.­eren­quiry #150603.

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